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

#1khalid_1990Posted 2/14/2014 3:18:52 AM
By connecting my VHS player to my pc or any other way ?
#2TimePharaohPosted 2/14/2014 3:20:41 AM
Right Click>Save As>Video
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#3PsythikPosted 2/14/2014 3:20:54 AM
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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#4khalid_1990(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 3:29:53 AM
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 ?
#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/14/2014 3:42:50 AM
You're going to have to record it as it plays regardless. VHS is not a microSD.
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#6SlaynPosted 2/14/2014 3:51:30 AM
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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#7AskeladdPosted 2/14/2014 3:57:31 AM
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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#8TES_NutPosted 2/14/2014 4:23:18 AM
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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#9Son Of SpamPosted 2/14/2014 4:24:23 AM
You'd probably be better off taking it somewhere that does professional video conversions.
#10AskeladdPosted 2/14/2014 5:03:03 AM
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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