hardware/software to transfer VHS to DVD
April 28, 2004 9:17 AM Subscribe
I need suggestions on a good hardware/software combo that will allow me to transfer some stuff from VHS to DVD (along with any other advice).
posted by RavinDave to technology (6 answers total)
I have a ton of videos I would like to get rid of. Bunches of old TV shows that haven't even been re-broadcast in 15-20 years ("Paper Chase"? "Brothers"? "It's the Garry Shandling Show"??? "Dream On"????). I have about a dozen PBS Shakespearean productions that don't even seem to be available theses days, not to mention a Masterpiece Theater or two. Mostly, I'm concerned about personal tapes -- family stuff I wanna archive and pass around to relatives. Thus: I need suggestions on a good hardware/software combo that will allow me to transfer some stuff on VHS to DVD. (Maybe DVD isn't the optimum way to go? Should I look into other formats?)
Some of you know I am just now assembling a new system, so this is a great time for me to think of what I need.
I've been looking at a Hauppauge recorder card (I'm told Pinnacle has a better one and software suited for it). Will I need a better sound card than the run-of-the-mill?
We'll say the system is Windows XP (though I have Linux and FreeBSD as well) and I have a DVD/CD burner already installed. I assume that the more memory I have the better. Now what are the key components I should be looking at?