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Tech Thursday
With the holiday season right around the corner, you may be thinking that you would like to preserve those special memories from the past that have been recorded on VHS tapes. What are your options so you can preserve those memories into a digital format?
  • Buy a VHS to Digital converter. Plug the converter into your VCR according to the instructions provided, then plug the converter’s output cable into your computer’s USB port. Just play a VHS tape while running the converter’s included software to copy the video from the tape onto a blank DVD-R. (Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus, Heepo Pro USB 2.0, Somaer USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter)
  • Buy a VHS/DVD combo recorder. Simply insert a VHS tape and a blank DVD-R into the recorder, then follow the instructions in the user manual to copy the contents of the tape onto the DVD. This may be the simplest and most convenient option (if you can locate a VHS/DVD combo recorder). (Sanyo Combination VCR and DVD Recorder, Toshiba DVR670/DVR670KU DVD/VHS Recorder)
  • Pay a company that specializes in converting VHS to DVD to do it for you. This is by far the simplest way to achieve your goal of copying all of those precious VHS tapes onto DVDs, but it is also the most expensive... by a lot!  (iMemories, KODAK Digitizing Box, Walgreen's, Legacybox)


      Jim and WDCSD do not endorse any product shared on this page.  The information is for personal use only. 

          Rick's Daily Tips, November 6, 2018 * https://www.ricksdailytips.com/transfer-vhs-to-dvd/#more-21242

           Jim Roberts, WDCSD Director of Instructional Technology and Student Reporting

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