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Vhs to dvd

I can copy it to the hard drive, but it won't copy to my dvd burner
I have dvd+R and dvd +RW, but I think I seen it on my laptop
somewhere that it requires dvd-R- ....
does it make a difference ? I ended up buying a Dazzle Recorder
that copies from the VCR , and uses the laptop for a monitor,
but it was made for Windows XP
so I had to download a patch from Pinnacle to run it.
I'm ready to bring the recorder back and try to get an all
in one vcr/ dvd recorder........I only need something to
copy my old vcr tapes of my kids and some old vodeos of when I
was small...........any help would be great !!
thanks
deb

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  • dsingh3796 May 22, 2008

    Unfortunetly for me, I only have the old vcr to use to play the vhs

    tapes. I can copy the video to an avi file, but when I go to copy it to a dvd, it's windows vista that gives me the problem :-(

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Get a TV card (PCI, USB or PCMCIA); plug an AV cable from the back of the VCR to the TV card, then use the software supplied with the TV card to write the input to an AVI file... The playback has to be 1 to 1,
write the AVI to a DVD using any DVD, or VCD creation software... If you want multiple copies copy the DVD, don't re-write it from the source material (it is quicker)... And then delete the source AVI.
If you don't have a TV card but have a digital camcorder see if it supports AV-IN. When you do this I go from my VCR to the camera then to a firewire port on the PC. The camera acts as a bridge. you can burn it with Nero 5.5xx Get very good results this way.

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