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  #286  
Old 2006-03-03, 12:28 PM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

why can't you do it?
if you took it to a "place" they will not make a menu and prob charge you enough that you could buy the gear to do it yourself

but yes there are places that do this stuff, i don't know of any big name "store" but check local places, the same places that convert slides to vhs/dvd, pictures to vhs/dvd

if worse comes to worse you can find someone with the gear already to do it for you if they have time
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Old 2006-03-03, 12:33 PM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

The easiest way to do this, in my opinion, is to use a stand alone DVD recorder. As long as the tape doesn't have any copy protection on it then you can easily dub it to DVD. And you can use different record rates. If you use 60-90 minute settings you will get the best copy. This seems to be the easiest way to get DVD copies of older VHS tapes. Then you can dump the DVD to the PC and do final editing, chaptering.
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Old 2006-03-03, 01:08 PM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

i'm not even interested in making menus and chapters. i just want to get a picture from a VHS tape and i know i need to convert it to dvd in order to do so.
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Old 2006-03-03, 03:39 PM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

if you have a video capture card you can grab 10 seconds, save as uncompressed avi then spit out screen shots using MPC or VLC no DVD necessary
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Old 2006-03-09, 09:00 AM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

Hi there,

Here's what i think is the best way of doing what you want to do.

1: Obviously, hook up your vcr to a standalone dvd recorder [by scart for better quality and ease of use]

2: record your stuff

3: finalize your dvd [to make it readable on other players/p.c's]

4: use nero burning rom in your p.c [i use nero 6.63 and power dvd player] when you use either power dvd or nero showtime, click on the camera function to make your screen shots.

hope thats of some use, if you have any probs, e-mail me

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Old 2006-03-09, 09:25 AM
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Re: VHS --> DVD

one should note that a standalone usually ends up pixelating the video like crazy. i feel that a capture card is the only way to go with this.

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Old 2006-03-14, 11:59 AM
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.avi to DVD?

I just downloaded the following files (i know it's from another site but i really need help asap!) and want to burn them to dvd using Toast 7. I chose the video option and then dragged and dropped the files into the appropriate area. When i click to burn them, though, it says it can't burn the audio files. Can i burn these files? If so, how do i do it? please help ASAP!! i've got an imac g5.


The_OC_S03E01.avi 347 M
The_OC_S03E02.avi 346.77 M
The_OC_S03E03.avi 347.94 M
The_OC_S03E04.avi 349.91 M
The_OC_S03E05.avi 349.77 M
The_OC_S03E06.avi 347.48 M
The_OC_S03E07.avi 350.84 M
The_OC_S03E08.avi 349.93 M
The_OC_S03E09.avi 349.98 M
The_OC_S03E10.avi 350.2 M
The_OC_S03E11.avi 348.65 M
The_OC_S03E12.avi 350.34 M
The_OC_S03E13.avi 349.77 M
The_OC_S03E14.avi 349.97 M
The_OC_S03E15.avi 349.62 M
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Old 2006-03-14, 12:39 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

I saw your post on the Roxio forum (including a hyperlink to torrentspy was a very bad move and I strongly suggest you remove it)

I'm guessing your problem is that these files have AC3 audio and the solution is to install the AC3 component from here in /Library/QuickTime.
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Old 2006-03-14, 01:30 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

thanks for the heads up ...

so by downloading that codec, i'll be able to burn those files to DVD? is there anything else i need to do??
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Old 2006-03-14, 01:38 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

do i just drag and drop the files and then click to burn?
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Old 2006-03-14, 01:51 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

When you say burn to DVD, if you mean convert to DVD format (mpeg2), then yes (probably) but you'll need to compromise on quality if you want to fit more than 4-6 episodes on a disc, given that mpeg4->mpeg2 is already going to degrade things.

You're much better off getting a DivX/XviD compatible DVD player and just burning them to a DVD data disc. That way you'll fit around 12 episodes per disc with no loss in quality. If you're in NTSC land you can kill two birds with one stone and get a PAL-compatible player so you can watch DVD torrents from TTD on your TV without the lossy conversion to NTSC.
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Old 2006-03-14, 02:12 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

i'm doing it for my girlfriend. she tapes (yes she uses a VCR) each episode and then watches them over and over. i want to put them on a DVD for her.
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Old 2006-03-14, 02:46 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

In that case drag the AVI files into Toast's video window (DVD Video selected in the options drawer), create a menu if you like, set the auto/continuous play options and then hit the More button to set the remaining options. If you leave the Automatic encoding option selected you'll get 2-2 1/2 hours on a disc. If you want to fit more on you can select Custom encoding and lower the bitrates in More->Encoding but you'll probably want to try saving as a disc image (cmd-D) rather than burning so you can inspect the quality.

Alternatively, how about one of these as a late Valentines pressie ?
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Old 2006-03-14, 04:17 PM
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Re: .avi to DVD?

thank you!!
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Old 2006-04-01, 03:56 PM
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burning ntsc & pal on same dvd?

I have two sets of dvd fles tha I'd like to combine onto one disc. However, one set is PAL, the other NTSC. TMPGEnc DVD AUTHOR will not let me combine them. Any idea on how to convert one of these to the other format so that I can combine them?

Thanks!
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