[lug] vhs capture - windows

Mike Stanczyk stanczyk at pcisys.net
Mon Feb 16 15:08:43 MST 2009

Questions for you:
Do you want a device to just make the conversion or are you willing to
pay more for more features?
Do you download any video podcasts?
How into Linux are you?

I have a Neuros OSD that's close to what you want but I think it's more
than what you need.  The OSD can record any SD video on to attached 
USB/SecureDigital or Network drive.  It can also playback also any format
SD video.


It's also a little of a linux queen.  Some sysadmin experience is helpful.


On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, karl horlen wrote:

> i've got some old vcr tapes i'd like to finally transfer to digital so i can get rid of the tapes.  i have ZERO interest in converting the transferred video to DVD.  i just want it on a hard drive in a format that i can play with a standard media player like quicktime or windows media player.
> i called around thinking this would be pretty inexpensive to do but i was mistaken.  and most places only transfer to DVD which means i have to do another round of uncertain conversion to get it to my HD in a playable format after spending the initial money.
> can anyone recommend a good capture device, preferably usb, that will allow me to plug in a vcr to transfer and convert to a useable playback format  that can be stored in my HD? i would like to do this on a windows versus linux box.
> iirc, i tried this a couple of years ago and gave up because the process was bug ridden.  i'm hoping the hardware and software technology today make this a relatively simple task.
> thanks
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