Follow our advice to watch your old VHS, convert to DVD and transfer them to your computer. Since the arrival of Blu-Ray and DVD video formats, thanks to which the video contents are of much better quality, it has become very difficult to watch a VHS.
If you have recorded tv shows or filmed family moments, and you do not want to lose them, then just convert them to DVDs.
How to convert VHS to DVD format?
Some of your VHS have valuable content you do not want to separate? So, we advise you to keep your VCR / VHS player.
If you have more, know that even exceeded, you can always find a new or used.
Note, however, that like most devices with mechanical parts, there is no guarantee that a used video recorder will perform well.
In time, the VHS take the dust and deteriorate, so before you reuse, do not forget to manually clean and rewind them to see what the tape is like.
If you have a VCR / player and want to scan your VHS yourself, then why not transfer your video to your PC?
For this, the MAGIX Sos Video Cassettes software (79.99 €) is a good option. In this pack, you will find everything you need (universal USB video converter, Scart cable, S-Video and RCA …).
The transfer process will be easy to execute, and you will not have to worry about buying more hardware.
Also, this easy-to-use software will allow you to improve the quality of audio, video, and even add effects.
If the previous solution does not interest you, then why not go through a combo drive ? With this one, directly copy a VHS to a DVD.
You will be able to connect the video output of a VHS player to the video input of a DVD recorder. To do so, you will need an A / V cable , SCART or RCA composite video cable .
How to digitize a VHS?
If you do not have a DVD recorder to digitize your VHS tapes, then use your PC, so you can save them and burn them to a disc.
For this, you need a VCR and a USB digitizer converter supplied with software (on Amazon for less than 30 €).
As soon as you are ready, follow these steps:
- Connect your VHS video player to your PC using the converter cable → Start the software (supplied with the USB cable) → Start playing your VHS tape, where you want to start recording, and start scanning.
- As soon as it is finished, do not forget to stop the tape.
- To burn your video on DVD, you can use the program Freemake (in English) , this free software transcribes your VHS tape on disk.
If you are not comfortable with technology know that different companies offer this service. Carrefour , for example, proposes to digitize magnetic tapes on USB, DVD … count € 19.90 on average by VHS. The Fnac also can convert your VHS (12.90 €).