So I recently converted a vhs of my parents' wedding from dvd format. But now I want to have a backup copy on my PC so I put the DVD in and launched handbrake and convert to mp4. It works... sort of... Except that handbrake only saved the first 42 minutes of the video while there is more see on the DVD. [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu
on Jul 5, 2013 -
Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
posted by bunky
on Mar 24, 2012 -
Are older episodes (i.e. 2000 - present) of daytime soap operas available either for rental or purchase? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron
on Aug 29, 2011 -
I'm looking to purchase a good, affordable machine that will transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. In your opinion, what is the best, most inexpensive model out there?
I know that "best" and "cheap" are rarely compatible but I'm asking it anyways! [more inside]
posted by Paalen
on Aug 9, 2011 -
Help me preserve memories and save money... I have several old VHS home movies I'm trying to digitize so I can preserve them and edit together the good parts. I used a GoVideo machine to create DVDs that are playable. But
I can't copy the DVD files to my PC or otherwise rip them. I sent one of my tapes to a company and their DVD copies to my PC and into my movie editor without a hitch. What gives? Do I have to suck up the cost and send the rest in to the service? Anything I might be doing wrong?
posted by timnyc
on Aug 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for a way to convert old VHS tapes to digital. I have archival material and want the highest quality transfer I can get for under $500. I'd prefer to use a Mac to store and edit the resulting digital file before burning the output to a DVD. [more inside]
posted by zippy
on Mar 8, 2010 -
This is easy - I just want the 'TV' version of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'. So... how do I get it? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Jul 11, 2009 -
I want to convert VHS to a digital format. Given that the input is VHS, does it matter in terms of output quality if I convert either to VCD or DVD? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I want to buy my mother a new DVD player for her birthday/mother's day. She wants one that can record VHS to DVD. When I went on Amazon to look for such a thing, there were an overwhelming number of possibilities. Can you help explain to me what some of the features are? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on May 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for a copy of the 1979 Dutch film "Opname" (U.S. title: "In for Treatment"), to rent or buy. [more inside]
posted by JimN2TAW
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I'm looking for a cheap device to import VHS video onto my MacBook. I've looked at the Canopus ADVC55
but it seems like overkill for what I need - I just want to turn my old home movies into DVDs.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Apr 26, 2007 -
I am looking for a reliable and cost-effective manner to convert a single VHS tape to DVD. I don't have a camcorder or any other equipment to do the job and local shops have quoted me prices in the $100 range. I found several online set-ups that advertise in the $20 range, but I am looking for recommendations before I send the VHS tape off.
posted by ajr
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I'm looking for a copy of the Muppet pilot that was on tv in the mid-70s.
Googling found this: Before it became a syndicated series, Jim Henson and his associates produced The Muppet Show Pilot: Sex and Violence for ABC. It featured Muppet Show characters Dr. Teeth, Janice, Animal, and others. Notably, it featured a tribute to the Seven Deadly Sins. [more inside]
posted by theora55
on May 9, 2005 -
I'm looking for a DVD (any region or format) or vhs video (ntsc only) of Kansas City Bomber
. I don't think it's ever been legally released in the USA--though it has in the UK
-- though apparently it was a TV staple in the late 70s. Wondering if anyone knows if it's currently available anywhere in the world or if anyone has a copy they recorded from television. Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Sep 9, 2004 -
VHS > DVD recorder combo.
I am looking for a combo unit that allows one to record from a source VHS tape (as well as a connected MiniDV cam) directly to the built-in DVD. A good price is a bonus, but reliability and quality are more important. Any suggestions? [no more inside]
posted by terrapin
on Sep 1, 2004 -
Do any MeFites have ideas/experience/recommendations for a way to archive VHS tapes to DVD? So far my Google-fu has turned up software that requires having to add video cards to computers, plus a DVD burner, etc. My work would prefer a product that is a stand-alone thing that you can pop in a tape, then convert it to DVD and pop out a DVD. Is there such a thing?
posted by Lynsey
on Aug 26, 2004 -
I would like to totally rid myself of VHS tapes. But I have about 40 of them that I'd like to transfer onto DVDs before I trash them. After that, I will never use a VHS tape again. What's the best route to go in my situation? Buy a VHS-to-DVD converter? Pay to have this done?
Most of it is stuff I taped off of TV years ago. Episodes of TV shows that have never come out on DVD, etc. Is it legal for me to do the transfer? It's not stuff that's for sale. I assume that it was legal (or in some legal gray area) for me to tape the stuff in the first place, so is it legal for me to make backups? I have no plan to sell them to anyone else. The quality is horrible, anyway. But I want to save them before they totally disintegrate.
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 20, 2004 -
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). [more inside]
posted by RavinDave
on Apr 28, 2004 -