Very few people still own a VCR, and these devices are no longer practical. However, you might still have a couple of VHS around the house. If you don’t know what to do with them, and you don’t want to lose the videos stored on them, it is time to convert them to DVD. Today we are going to teach you how you can do that.
Use a DVD Recorder
You can do it all by yourself as long as you use a DVD Recorder. However, you will need a VCR. Just place in the VHS and add a DVD-R disc and then press record. It will take some time for the process to be completed, but you won’t have to do anything but wait.
A VCR/DVD combination is recommended, although you can also use analog cables to connect a DVD recorder to your VCR. VCR/DVD combos can be easily found on eBay and they are available for an accessible price.
Use a service
If you think that you won’t be able to do it on your own you can hire a professional service that will do it for you. For example, you could use YesVideo. The service is available through local retailers such as Target, Walmart, CVS, or Costco. It is possible to convert a VHS for around 25$.
More than that, this service also allows you to digitize all sorts of tapes, such as 8MM, Betamax, old film reels, slides, and photographs. This is a great way of making sure that you won’t even lose your precious memories.
Hook up your VCR to your PC
If you want to edit the videos on a computer, you can connect your VCR to the PC. In order to do this, you will just need a VCR-to-USB adapter.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.