Jump to content
Note to New Members ×

Converting VCR tapes to DVD


Recommended Posts

I've done a fair amount of it. I bought an adapter that connects my VCR to my PC. I think I use Turtle Beach software (not positive because I'm in Vermont right now).

One caveat: The DVDs you burn may only work on newer players. It doesn't seem to matter whether you use DVD+ or DVD- disks.

The results are pretty good. I've been able to capture 20 year old videotape and preserve it on DVD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You need one of these:


You plug in your VCR into the box and then attach it via firewire or USB into your PC. Your PC will need a DVD burner.

Be careful when buying a cheap analog-to-digital converter. A lot of them have problems with dropouts. I can vouch for the quality of the Canopus product.

Another simpler method is to buy a DVD recorder. They have RCA input jacks. You plug your VCR into it and record onto a blank DVD.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...