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Vhs To Vcd

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  1. varunprabhakar

    varunprabhakar New Member

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    how can i cobvert my vhs cassettes into vcd at home??
    wot all is required n wot is the cheapest option.
     
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    You can convert it using converters. One of the best is DVDSanta 4.0

    Very simple in operation.
    Download: DVDSanta 4.0
     
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    and wot bout hardware requirements??
     
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    You need a video capture hardware. Since you have VCR/VCP, you need to have an analog video capture card. Use this to card and software to capture the video from VCP/VCR to computer and start the conversion.
     
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    how much will it cost
     
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    There are many varieties of Video Capture cards. Some come with T.V Tuner and some handful of features. The price varies from Rs2000/- to Rs.5000/-.
    Choose from Pinnacle. They are doing good in this business. Check out more about these cards in the store.
     
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    I got my friend to buy a Pinacle PCTV card, and it does video capture quiet nicely. Just remember to turn off or exit everything that's near the system clock before you start the capture else there might be a audio/video dysynchrony
     
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    Yep. Pinnacle card is doing good in this segment. Video Audio lag occurs if the system is low on resources and if the video length is too long. Otherwise there should be no problems.
     
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    can somebody gimme a website link where i can find details about pinacle cards??
     
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    Hey man,
    As far a i know there are three ways of converting VHS to VCD

    This is common so you have to do this to attach VCR to Computer

    Take an AV Lead (Red, yellow and white pins) splice one of the wires for
    instance take white connect a headphone/speaker pin to it since this pin is streo
    you will have to short the wire to both pins to get streo output( Note: some of the
    more recent VCR's do had a streo output but i seriously doubt that your VHS will have
    streo output if they have you have to splice both the red and white wires and short the ground and

    connect it to headphone pin (Ground +L audio +R audio). jack the newly created lead at VCR video

    out(yellow pin) and audio out(white +red pin depending upon your VCR mono or streo) respectively.

    the headphone pin on the otherhand goes to your sound card audio in jack (Blue color).

    Now you need to connect the other line Video in to be precise to your computer and you are all set

    up..

    here comes the tricky part

    1) you will need a graphics AGP card like ASUS V7700 DLX i had very very long time back.. it had a

    video in jack.. you will have to connect using yellow pin to this card.

    2) if you do not have an AGP with video in, this is alternate method you will need a TV tuner card

    all of them have video in at least they will have S-Video in (can tell you about S video or

    compisite too later on) plug the yellow cable in video in of tv tuner card and you are ready....

    3) have heard of few video cameras llike sony that has an ability to export movie to computers but

    though never saw one so i am sure somebidy will help you out for that one...

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    Now the easy part aka the softwares....

    any way you connect 1 or 2 doesn't matter

    You will need a DVR software like winDVR , cineplayer DVR,etc there are lots available...
    i used cine player DVR long time back not sure how you can get it...
    anyway once you are set
    you have to do the followin g settings..
    select MPG , Video CD format basically or size of the capture 800x600 for DVD and 320x240 something

    like that for VCD google it i didnt remmebr it exactly.......
    you have to select audio source to line in and select video source to video in...
    this will give you a screen that will play whatever you play on VCR.....Daaaa!

    Note: open advanced / recording control panel of sound card windows audio remember icon in your

    task bar well thats windows audio...
    you have to select line in in recording and set all the recording volumes in the window to full....

    next select or donot whatever you like the size of the split file... 650mb or 700 depending on your

    media..

    whatever you are set to record hit the record button on DVR window on you comp and it will start

    caputuring the streaming video from your VCR/VHS

    and nOw comes the boring part ....
    wait for the casstes to play and finish and so will your recording...
    you will get files captured in mpg format...
    use out good old nero to burn them........to video disc and you are done....
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    play them on your VCD player and contemplate all the troubles you took to convert them
    when you could have easily watch them from VHS itself.............
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    ya one thing more if you have a S video in or composite and you can find their cable then you just

    need to connect that cable and select S video or composite as source in DVR while setting it up for

    recording .. and you will no longer need to splice the cables and prepare a custom cable as S

    video or composite will take care or both for ya..........
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    hope it helps..........

    if you need any help or get stck somewhere or demotivation anthing.....pm me and ill see
    what i can do........

    peace
    raj
     
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    will i need an internal tv tuner card for this??
    i have an external one.
     
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    External will also do. There is not much difference whether it is internal or external. All you need is a capture device. Just connect the external tuner and capture the video from VCR/VCP. Most of the external tuners come with a software to capture video. Check out whether your card has one.
     
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    mine tv tuner is intex external. it has svideo n snthing like MMI? wot does tht stand for?? is thtr of any use??
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    no it doesnt have svideo. it has line out, monitor out, vga to connect monitor to cmptr through tv tuner, antenna input, n something MMI? wot shud i do??
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    can somebody pls tell me what wud b the best buy in external tv tuner card tht can also capture video??
     
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    MMI is short form for Multi Media Interface. It is also used for Man Machine Interface. It is a teminal to extend DVD,VCD,MP3, functions. It is a single interface to control these extended functions. It has nothing to do with Video Capture. It is just a interface through which you can connect to a display for operation like in Cars, decks etc.

    Regarding external Tuners with capture device, you have many options. Pinnacle is towards expensive side. An external Pinnacle TV tuner cum Video capture device will cost you around Rs.5000/- Internal cards are cheaper and are available for Rs2000 onwards. For more details, plz check out the electronic shopee in your city.
     
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    External TV tuner card will only work in case they are USB.... aka they are detected in the computer system and not the ones that do not require computer to be on in order to function aka Exrenal TV-Tuner boxes , MMI will have a small converter in the original package from MMI to AV to be precise in case you wanna attach external device such as standalone DVD, camera or VCD player... devices like that....
    The cheapest options will be Not the Pinnnacle but any Tv tuner card internal basically look for conexant fusion chip on the tv tunet card or BT2738 chip , conexant Fusion was welll capable of handling this job, all the major cards from pixel view, Pinaccle, Mercury, Intex used this chip about year or two back ......
    So man look for an old tv-tuner card will be available for a low as 300 bucks to 700 bucks... depending on your haggle capacity of course.... some guys are selling at forums and othersites too....
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    One thing more i forgot to add last time that even an RF cable that is used to connect VCR to TV can be used .... for this purpose....
    now the RF cable will go in the TV tuner jack where you plug in cable connection or antenna. Tune the TV tuner card to recieve the VCR output on computer... and man i am dead sure all the Tuner cards have antenna input....
    Now for DVR's source becomes TV and start capturing .
    Experiment a little bit... to get the correct volume level though...
    THe quality will not be as great as AV or S video but as far as i remember will not be bad either.............. just 19 instead or 20....

    One more thing if you get an old tuner card the softwares and the cards were not that power hungry back then and prasie that they were not intelligent like softwares of latest tuner cards that will drop frames whenever you will have tracking or bad reel in VHS so much that you end up getting 50min recording for 1 hrs VHS play... That will suck man...

    So get looking for old tuner card with conexant fusion or BT2738 chipset.....

    and you willl just do fine.........
    Peace
    Raj
     
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