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Is there a way to save VHS cassete on my PC as a video file ?

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2 years ago#1
By connecting my VHS player to my pc or any other way ?
2 years ago#2
Right Click>Save As>Video
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2 years ago#3
Use a video capture card, or if you have an old camcorder laying around with a USB or FireWire port you can hook your VCR up to the camera, the camera to the PC, and rip the video that way. That's how I converted my old home videos.
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2 years ago#4
Psythik posted...
Use a video capture card, or if you have an old camcorder laying around with a USB or FireWire port you can hook your VCR up to the camera, the camera to the PC, and rip the video that way. That's how I converted my old home videos.


Unfortunaity I don't where is my camara.

If I use a video capture card does that mean I have to try every cassete and record it while playing it ?

Or just insert then save it as a file ?
2 years ago#5
You're going to have to record it as it plays regardless. VHS is not a microSD.
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2 years ago#6
DarkZV2Beta posted...
You're going to have to record it as it plays regardless. VHS is not a microSD.


I honestly laughed at his question harder than I should have...
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2 years ago#7
khalid_1990 posted...
Psythik posted...
Use a video capture card, or if you have an old camcorder laying around with a USB or FireWire port you can hook your VCR up to the camera, the camera to the PC, and rip the video that way. That's how I converted my old home videos.


Unfortunaity I don't where is my camara.

If I use a video capture card does that mean I have to try every cassete and record it while playing it ?

Or just insert then save it as a file ?


I really don't mean to be rude, but I am really sort of flabbergasted by that question. A VHS is film. Essentially a bunch of tiny pictures strung together on a long stretch of tape. Of course you can't save it as a file. There is no file in a VHS. There is no memory to store data. It isn't digital. It is tape.
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2 years ago#8
Askeladd posted...
khalid_1990 posted...
Psythik posted...
Use a video capture card, or if you have an old camcorder laying around with a USB or FireWire port you can hook your VCR up to the camera, the camera to the PC, and rip the video that way. That's how I converted my old home videos.


Unfortunaity I don't where is my camara.

If I use a video capture card does that mean I have to try every cassete and record it while playing it ?

Or just insert then save it as a file ?


I really don't mean to be rude, but I am really sort of flabbergasted by that question. A VHS is film. Essentially a bunch of tiny pictures strung together on a long stretch of tape. Of course you can't save it as a file. There is no file in a VHS. There is no memory to store data. It isn't digital. It is tape.


Of course it can be saved as a file it just is a pain to convert it to a digital format. And it's not pictures on a string it's data recorded magnetically on a ribon. Educate yourself before you go around insulting people.
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2 years ago#9
You'd probably be better off taking it somewhere that does professional video conversions.
2 years ago#10
TES_Nut posted...
Askeladd posted...
khalid_1990 posted...
Psythik posted...
Use a video capture card, or if you have an old camcorder laying around with a USB or FireWire port you can hook your VCR up to the camera, the camera to the PC, and rip the video that way. That's how I converted my old home videos.


Unfortunaity I don't where is my camara.

If I use a video capture card does that mean I have to try every cassete and record it while playing it ?

Or just insert then save it as a file ?


I really don't mean to be rude, but I am really sort of flabbergasted by that question. A VHS is film. Essentially a bunch of tiny pictures strung together on a long stretch of tape. Of course you can't save it as a file. There is no file in a VHS. There is no memory to store data. It isn't digital. It is tape.


Of course it can be saved as a file it just is a pain to convert it to a digital format. And it's not pictures on a string it's data recorded magnetically on a ribon. Educate yourself before you go around insulting people.


1. What insult?
2. I was clearly responding to his question which I quoted, asking if he could just insert a cassette and save a file instead of having to record it as it plays.

Anyway, I was thinking if film stock, but hey, it is early in the morning and I am sleepy, so I don't feel all that bad about the mistake.
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