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    anybody know if there is such a thing as a software to convert vhs tapes to dvds ?

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    You will need a video capture card. Software alone will not do the job.
    VHS tapes hold an analog signal where computers are digital. A capture card converts the analog video to digital file.
    There are also external USB devices that do the same both they are generally more expensive.
    If you do choose to buy a card then look for one that will give you the best bang for your buck.
    I recommend one with dual tuners, digital and analog, SVideo and AVG in, sound in sockets and can either save the capture as an MPEG2 file for editing or burn directly to a DVD.
    You can also record TV the same way. Some include PVR capabilities. That is time shifting.
    As for software that is used to edit the file and prepare it for burning to a DVD.
    Overall you cannot get out of this free so you might as well get something that will cover more bases.
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    how can i tell if my compaq 2004 computer has a video card already ?

    and how can i tell if it can burn dvds in the cd rom drive ?

    it does burn cds,

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    This program will tell you everything you need to know about what is inside the computer:

    go here: www.belarc.com click the download tab a profile of the computer will be excuted.


    Another very nice program i have them both.

    http://www.gtopala.com/

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    i have everest, is that good ?

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    Everest should be fine.

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    okay, this is what i got:

    DVD-ROM/CD-RW

    DVD:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x

    i guess this means i have a dvd rom that also can burn dvds up to 16x ???

    if so, maybe i will get the Best Buy hardware that can transfer VHS to DVD, forgot the name, some strange contraption where you put the rca jacks into the box, the other end of the box has a usb cable to the computer,

    a one word name like "fabulous" or "grand", well, something like that,

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    or visit VHS to DVD and copy your home video tapes to dvd. You can get a pretty good conversion at a reasonable price from a lot of places. But what are most of these companies lacking? Care and attention to detail! Other ways you get totally amateurish product done with domestic equipment.
    link: http://www.vhs-to-dvd.com/

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    It is rare for PCs to come with capture/TV cards.
    The only systems that include one are the overpriced Media Centers.
    Look at the back of you computer. If there is a socket for a TV aerial then you are in luck.
    I have been using computers for over 20 years and believe me when I say that converting VHS to DVD is the most frustrating exercise I have ever tried.
    Put aside a day or two for each hour of tape, lock yourself in a soundproof padded room and wear a swimming cap so your hair doesn't end up in your hand.
    Although software makers make it sound so easy I am yet to find any software that can do the job 100%, and that includes Adobe's Premier.
    If you really want to do this then go for VCD or SVCD formats instead. Smaller files that can be burnt onto normal CD's and played on most DVD players. SVCD quality is the same as VHS. VCD slightly less.
    Just check that the DVD players can handle SVCD.
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