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VHS to DVD Software

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VHS to DVD Software

By Steve Valentino

VHS to DVD Software

BySteve Valentino
There are endless possibilities with the DVD. Apart from its wider use in storing large amounts of high-quality data, it also serves as a medium for storing data for long-term use. It is perhaps this need that drives people to transfer the contents from a fragile VHS tape to DVDs. DVDs are optical storage media with a huge capacity. This means that the contents from several VHS tapes can be transferred effectively inside a single DVD, thereby reducing clutter and confusion.Transferring the contents of a VHS cassette to DVD, usually a movie, is fairly easy. The analog VHS movie is first transferred to the computer. Inside a computer, the movie can be edited and enhanced. Once the tweaking to perfection is over, the movie can be easily burnt to a DVD.
To begin transferring the VHS video, one needs to capture the movie to the computer by using a special video-editing program that uses an analog-to-DVD converter. The analog-to-DVD converter converts the analog data into digital form. Although a time-consuming method, the process provides the flexibility to edit the video as much as one wants. It enables the addition of transitions, special effects, music, and other items. Once the VHS video is captured on the computer as an MPEG-2, one can easily burn a DVD by using DVD burning software and a DVD recorder.
There are several video editing software programs available on the market. To get the best software, one should analyze the software in terms of the software features and its strengths and weaknesses. High-ranked video editing software is usually strong in the three areas of capturing, editing, and burning. For people who are not particularly interested in transitions, sound effects, voice-overs, and animations, there are several lower-ranked products that can do the job of VHS to DVD transfer. The choice lies with the individual.
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A look at all the programs on the market

Many of us have a collection of old VHS tapes that we would love to preserve. Unfortunately, even under optimal storage conditions, VHS tapes need maintenance and will degrade over time on their own. Your best option is to convert those old tapes to DVDs which, if properly stored and maintained, will last indefinitely. Using a computer and VHS to DVD conversion software offers several advantages over other solutions, e.g. VHS to DVD combo units, in that they allow for editing, previewing and burning the video to a final format or DVD.
Using a computer to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD means that you have far more options available, in terms of hardware and software. All computers need a few things to capture video and burn it to DVD and they are:
1. Video Capture Device. All computers must have some device that can convert the analog video signals from your video tape to a digital format. This can take the form of a capture card or some external capture device usually plugged into your USB port.
2. DVD Burner. You'll need a burner to create those DVDs so they can be played on your favorite DVD player.
3. Video Capturing and Editing Software. This works in tandem with your Video Capture Device to save, edit those video files, and burn them to DVD. The attributes of each software package vary considerably in terms of function, ease of use and price.
In most cases you may have to buy each item separately but there are some software applications which include a capture device.
VHS2DVD Wizard
The VHS2DVD Wizard software runs on XP, Vista and Windows 7 and comes with everything you need to be up and running in as little time as possible. The package comes with a software CD, a video transfer cable and its own USB video capture device, adding value to the product and installation and setup is a quick and easy process. For the computer anxious users, there is a quick start video tutorial that walks you through the process of capturing, editing and burning your video to DVD. The software package has been designed to make the conversion process as painless as possible and offers the capability to edit and remove any unwanted sections before making that final burn to DVD. You also have the ability to copy those copy-protected VHS tapes.
NCH Golden Video
NHC Golden Video is specifically designed to convert VHS video cassettes and has been developed to make the conversion process as easy as possible. Installation is an easy process through a step-by-step wizard and the application features some image restoration tools that can be used during the conversion process. This is especially useful if your tapes have been sitting boxed for several years and image quality has started to degrade. It is also capable of detecting the end of a video, so you don't need to sit and monitor the capture process. The software also allows users with no technical skills access to some advanced features such as optimizing audio levels, adding titles and captions and adjusting effects before and after video capture. The application also has integrates its own CD/DVD burning capabilities which makes the entire process easy and straightforward.
This application only works on Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Windows 7 but doesn't include a capture device which you will need to purchase separately.
Honestech VHS to DVD
This video to DVD solution features its own USB video capture device allowing you to easily connect your VHS player or camera to your computer. The software also features beginner and advanced modes depending on your skill, comfort level and needed level of customization. The plug and play installation of the capture device is easy on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
Despite having its own video capture device, this application is very resource intensive, so if your machine is not up to snuff, you will notice a degradation in video and audio quality. The software does offer the advantage of being able to copy your copy-protected or macrovision VHS tapes.
Roxio Easy VHS to DVD
Roxio is one of the most recognized brands when it comes to video audio and DVD playback software on home computers and some of their flag ship products are widely known by many home users. The Easy VHS to DVD software package comes with its own plug-and-play USB device making hardware installation simple and easy. The Easy VHS to DVD application, which is compatible with XP, Vista and Windows 7, is difficult to install and may take as long as 30 minutes to do so. This can be a daunting and involved process for non-computer savvy users. The application has also been known to misread the signals from home-made videos, mistaking them for commercial copy-protected VHS videos and halting the conversion process.
If you do purchase this product, it may be best to discard the application that comes with it and use the USB capture device with your chosen VHS-to-DVD capture application but this makes for an expensive proposition.
There are a wide variety of solutions to pursue if you choose to use your computer to convert your VHS tapes to DVD which can make for an easy, affordable and enjoyable experience as you pop your newly converted video into your DVD player.

Golden Videos VHS to DVD Converter

Convert VHS tapes to your computer, DVD, avi or mpeg files

Golden Videos is software that helps you convert your old VCR tapes to DVDs or digital files using your PC.

  • Easy-to-use VHS converter installs and ready to use in minutes
  • Video restoration tools keep your movies looking their best
  • Burn directly to DVD or save as digital avi or mpeg file

We make Golden Videos completely free in the hope that you will try our other video software programs.

Bring Vibrancy Back to Worn-Out Movies

Converting with Golden Videos keeps your movies looking their best:
  • Golden Videos can be set to automatically correct defects in
    analog video to improve image quality.
  • Built-in restoration tools including brightness and sharpness controls to bring videos back to life

No Advanced Technical Skills Required

Easy step-by-step wizard guides you through recording options:
  • Set audio recording level to optimize sound
  • Easily add titles and captions
  • Adjust effects before or after your video is captured
  • Auto-detects the end of the video so you don't have to monitor

Make Your Memories Multi-Media

Use the Golden Videos built-in DVD burner and file converter to:
  • Burn movies to DVD to view on a computer or television
  • Keep clips on your mobile phone, iPhone, iPod, or PSP
  • Save for YouTube and share online with friends

Free VHS to DVD Converter

By Ishan on February 20, 2011
Golden Videos VHS to DVD Converter is a freeware to convert VHS tapes to DVD movies. If you have old VHS tapes, you can transfer video of those to your PC, and then use this free VHS to DVD Converter to convert those videos to DVD format.
Golden Videos free VHS to DVD Converter also improves your video quality during the conversion process, and comes with video restoration tools. It also lets you burn videos directly to DVD using built-in DVD burner.

How to Convert VHS to DVD:

  1. To convert a VHS to DVD, you first need a way to transfer your VHS video to your PC. For that, you can use a RCA to USB cable that connects to RCD output of VCR, and passes the video to USB port of your computer. Such cables are commonly available on Amazon and eBay. Here is a screenshot of one such cable:
  2. Once you have the cable, or other USB video capture device, you need to download and install this freeware.
  3. After installation, you are ready to convert VHS to DVD. This freeware comes with a nice easy to use interface that has a wizard format.
  4. The opening screen asks you whether you want to create a new recording, or load some previous recording. Choose option of “New Recording” from this.
  5. After that, connect your VCR to your USB port. Put VHS tape in that, and press Play on it.
  6. Then, in Golden Videos, select the video and audio device from which it needs to capture video. In most of the cases, it would automatically detect that. It will then start capturing that video.
  7. Once recording is complete, it gives you many options:
    • You can preview video
    • Convert video to DVD format, and burn to DVD.
    • Save video as a file in your PC.
    • Upload recorded video to YouTube
    • Convert VHS video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, and other portable devices format.
    • Edit VHS video
  8. Just choose from one of the actions above, and it will save your file accordingly.
Also check out ipad video converters, iPod video converters, and Android video converters.
Download Golden Videos VHS to DVD Converter free

VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe

 Videotapes can deteriorate over time. Your old videos will have color bleed, white specks, and other distortions. Don't risk this happening to your home video collection!

Provides everything you need to easily convert your videos to digital formats.
#1 Bestselling all-in-one video converter software and hardware solution.
* U.S. consumer video editing category, NPD 2008 report.

Hardware Setup
honestech VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe offers three options :

For Beginners...
Easy Wizard Mode
Transfer your video to DVD or Blu-ray Disc with one click. Step-by-Step pictorial instructions
 guide you through the process.
For Creative Options...
Advanced Mode
Capture - video from analog or HDV/DV camcorder, VCR or DVD player and more.
Edit - unwanted scenes and add transition effects.
Burn - DVDs and Blu-ray Discs with custom menus.
Convert- video formats for iPhone, iPad, PSP, and more.
Upload - video to YouTube with one-click.
To revive old music...
Audio Recorder
Record audio from your cassettes, LP records,
and video tapes to create WMA files or audio CDs.
USB 2.0 Video Capture Device Included
  • Requires USB 2.0 interface
  • Supports plug and play
  • Does not require external power
  • Supports Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Multi cable input : S-Video, RCA (Composite)
  • USB cable included
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Analog Video
Capture old VHS, Beta, 8mm or camcorder tapes and convert them to DVD, Blu-ray or other digital formats.

HD Edit
Capture and edit high-definition video from HDV camcorders. Supports up to 1920x1080 resolution.
Motion Menu
Enhance your DVD/Blu-ray Disc menu pages by adding motion and music.
Background Music
Add excitement to your video by adding background music.
Various Effects and Menu Creation
Offers many different screen effects and filters, and lets you create your own menus.
Perfect for burning high-definition video that requires greater data storage. Stores up to 25GB of data.
Audio Recorder
Record audio from your cassettes, LP records, and video tapes to create WMA files or audio CDs.
Convert captured video into MPEG4/AVC format to watch on your portable device.
Upload to YouTube
Uploading video to YouTube is easier than ever with a One-Click option.
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System Requirements
  • Operating System : Windows 7 / Vista / XP (SP 2/3)
  • USB 2.0 Host Controller/Port
  • Processor : Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz, Pentium® D, Pentium® M 1.3 GHz,
    Pentium Core™ Duo, or AMD® Athlon® 64 processor
    (Intel® Pentium® IV 3 GHz with hyperthreading or dual core 1.3 GHz for HD editing)
  • Memory : 256MB of RAM (1GB of RAM for HD editing)
  • Free Hard Disk Space : 700MB for program installation and 10GB for DVD creation (25GB for Blu-ray Disc creation)
  • Video player : i.e. VCR (VHS/Beta tape player), camcorder/8mm tape player, etc.
  • Other :
    DirectX 9.0 or higher
    Windows Media Player 6.4 (or higher)
    QuickTime Player for MOV
    CD Writer for VCD, SVCD
    DVD Writer for DVD
    Blu-ray Writer for Blu-ray Disc
    IEEE1394 cable for DV/HDV camcorder (optional)
Input/Output Formats
  • Video Input : AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MOV
  • Image Input : JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG
  • Video Output : MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VCD, SVCD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, WMV
Languages Supported
  • English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • honestech™ VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe Software CD
  • VIDBOX™ - USB 2.0 Video Capture Device
  • USB cable
  • RCA to RCA Video/Audio Cable (3ft/1m)
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How to Connect to VCR
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] How do I contact Honestech Customer Care and Support?
You can contact customer care and support via the phone number or email address listed on our Contact page -
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] Where is my product key?
Your product key should be located on the CD jewel case or paper envelope that the software CD was packaged in.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] What do the error messages "No capture device detected" or "unable to initialize capture device" mean?
This is an indication that your VIDBOX drivers are missing or corrupted. We recommend that you remove and reinstall the
VIDBOX device drivers using the steps below:

  1. Unplug the VIDBOX from your PC.
  2. Go to add/remove programs (start->control panel->add/remove programs), select the VIDBOX (if present), and choose to remove it.
  3. Download the latest driver from our drivers update webpage via the link below, making sure to select the appropriate driver for your model/version of the VIDBOX capture device.
  4. Install/Run the driver. When complete the installer should prompt you to restart your computer, indicating the driver has been installed completely.
  5. Upon restart, plug the VIDBOX into a different USB port.

Due to the increasing driver installations for Microsoft Windows products and software, it is possible that a driver conflict may exist between the capture box and other devices that may be installed on your computer. In the event that the above steps do not resolve your issue, please contact our support staff.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] I get no video and no audio.
Please make sure that the RCA/composite (yellow, red & white) cables are plugged into the VIDEO OUT and AUDIO OUT ports on the back of your VCR. The ports on the front are generally for input. Additional notes:

- DVD/VHS combo player users: The S-Video connection on DVD/VHS combo players are generally for DVD player side only. We recommend that you use RCA/composite (yellow, red & white) cables. Some DVD/VHS combo players may have separate Video/Audio Out ports for DVD and VHS.
- TV/VCR combo devices generally do not have VIDEO/AUDIO OUT ports and cannot send video/audio signal. Please refer to your TV/VCRs for additional documentation
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] The program is not responding while I am editing the video in the Advanced Mode.
- Video editing is a very processor-intensive task. Having too many clips in the Storyboard may cause the program to respond slowly. It is recommended that no more than 10 clips be added to the Storyboard at one time (depending on the CPU - more or less than 10 may apply).
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] Can I save the video on my hard drive instead of DVD?
- Yes. When you capture/record video in the Advanced Mode, videos are automatically saved in the default output folder (a VHS to DVD folder inside your Documents folder).
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] The audio is not in sync with the video.
- Out of sync audio may simply be a result of processor delay when recording and playing back simultaneously. However, the output video or DVD should play back the video and audio in sync. To verify the audio is truly out of sync, we recommend you record a small video sample in the Advanced mode, and playback it back in the edit section after recording.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] Why does my video drop frames/appear choppy while recording in VHS to DVD?
If your video is dropping frames or appears choppy, please try the following:
  1. Close other programs you may have running in the background and keep the VHS to DVD 5.0 program open and in the foreground while you are capturing.
  2. Lower your capture resolution
    1. Easy Wizard Mode: Select the Lower Recording Resolution checkbox in Step 4. Record Setting.
    2. Advanced Mode: Select the Record Settings button in the Capture screen and then the Settings button next to the Format option.
  3. Make sure your VIDBOX is connected directly to your computer and not through a USB hub or USB extension cable.

Other Useful Information
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] Can I capture HD video without a Blu-ray burner?
Yes, but only in the Advanced Mode. At the bottom of the Capture screen, click the Record Settings (gears) button, and change the Video Device setting to your HDV camcorder and change the Format setting to HDV.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe] Can I burn HD video to DVD?
You can burn HD video in SD (standard resolution) format onto a DVD. Due to the limitations of DVD discs, the maximum resolution for DVD is 720x480 NTSC (or 720x576 PAL). Unfortunately HD video exceeds the resolution limitations of DVD discs.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]What do I need to burn Blu-ray?
Burning on Blu-ray requires a Blu-ray burner and an HDV camcorder connected to a Firewire/IEEE1394 port (for HD content). You can also burn SD (Standard Definition) content to a Blu-ray disc if you do not have an HD camcorder.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]What are the Hard Drive Space Requirements?
You will need at least 70MB for the program installation and 10GB for DVD creation (20GB recommended if using dual-layer DVD-Rs). You will need 25GB available for Blu-ray disc creation.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Do I need to connect my USB 2.0 capture box before or after the software installation?
Neither, the VHS to DVD program will prompt you to connect the device when preparing to record your video. (When using the Advanced mode, it is recommended that you connect the device before starting the program)
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Why does my captured video look squished?
This may be because the video you are capturing is in the 16:9 (Widescreen) format. In the Easy mode, select Widescreen (16:9) at the bottom of step 4. In the Advanced Mode, use the pull-down menu in the Capture screen to change from 4:3 to 16:9.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]My video looks pink and green, what is wrong?
This indicates a possible USB problem. Please follow the steps below to correctly identify the USB version installed on your computer:
  1. Click the Start button and select Run
  2. Type "devmgmt.msc" and click OK.
  3. Click on the "+" next to Universal Serial Bus controllers
  4. Look to see if any of the controllers listed include the word "Enhanced" or "2.0".

If you do not see the word "Enhanced" or "2.0" listed, this would indicate that your computer does not have a USB 2.0 controller card installed. USB 2.0 is required for proper video transfer. To correct this issue, a USB 2.0 card will need to be installed in your computer.

If you do see "Enhanced" or "2.0", please make sure you have your USB 2.0 capture device connected directly to your computer and not through a USB hub or USB extension cable.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Why can’t I hear my LPs when I'm recording in the Audio Recorder?
Many turntables are not able to amplify the signal on their own. Those turntables without built in amplification will need to be plugged into a stereo receiver/amplifier to boost the audio to a listening level. The outputs from the stereo receiver/amplifier can then be plugged into the VHS to DVD capture device for recording purposes.

If your stereo receiver/amplifier does not have any composite/RCA outputs, you may need to use the headphone jack.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Why is my color VHS tape in black & white?
You may need to adjust the video standard (format) setting of the Windows operating system if you are attempting to convert video originally recorded or created in another country. To change the video standard setting for Windows, use the following steps to access the 'Change Video Standard' application that installed with the VHS to DVD 4.0 software.
  1. Click the Windows Start Menu in the bottom left corner of your screen and select "All Programs".
  2. From your programs list, move your cursor over the honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 listing and select 'Change Video Standard' from the fly-out window.

Once launched, select the Video format that your video was originally recorded or created in (typically based on the country of origin). Please make sure to click the 'Change' button before pressing OK at the bottom.

If the video continues to remain in black & white after using the 'Change Video Standard' application, you may also need to adjust the video standard setting within the VHS to DVD software.

To do that, you will need to open the Record Settings (gears) button at the bottom of the Capture screen in the Advanced Mode and click the Settings button next to the Video Device at top. Next select the Control button and adjust the Video Standard setting within the next window that appears. Typically you will use the same setting that you used in the 'Change Video Standard' application.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]My Black and White Video Doesn't Record
If you are having trouble getting your recording to begin, and are recording a black and white video, please try these steps:
  1. Select the 'All Programs' option from your Windows Start menu, and locate the honestech VHS to DVD Deluxe item.
  2. Hover your mouse over the 'honestech VHS to DVD 5.0' listing and select 'Change Video Standard' from the fly-out window.
  3. At the bottom of the Change Video Standard utility you will find a check box for 'Check for video signal', please uncheck this box and click the OK button.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Why do I get a "There is no clip" error message when attempting to burn a DVD in the Advanced mode?
This message indicates you have not added your clip to the Burn menu.

To burn a recorded video in the Burn section of the Advanced Mode, you will need to drag your video clip from the Clip Panel on the right into the Burn Menu, where it says "Drag and drop video clip here to burn".
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Why do I get a Burning Failed (SenseKey error), when burning?
ERROR CODE: SenseKey(X), ASC:(X), ASCQ: (X)
SenseKey errors typically indicate that there was a burn failure, and can be a symptom of several different issues. Because SenseKey error codes are generated by the DVD drive, the actual code meanings can only be obtained from the drive manufacturer.

In an effort to cover every possibility, we recommend you follow the steps listed below to prevent future SenseKey errors:
  1. Download and install the latest software update for the program -
  2. Check for DVD drive firmware updates from the manufacturers website.
    • Optical drive (CD/DVD ROM/Writer) manufacturers are constantly updating their firmware and/or drivers to make their hardware more compatible with blank media(CD/DVDs) from various manufacturers.
  3. Turn off any software you may have running in the background such as Anti-Virus or Spy-Ware.
  4. Try burning with a different brand of DVD media (discs) and also different format (+R or –R).
    • Many DVD burners are limited to using certain DVD formats and disc speeds, you may need to check the DVD drive manual, box or manufacturer's website for exact specifications.
  5. Set a slower burn speed using the Advanced Mode. (This option is just below the drive setting in the upper right corner of the Option window that appears after clicking the burn button. It is typically a number followed by an 'x')
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Can I convert my 8mm video tapes with VHS to DVD?
Yes, VHS to DVD will allow you to record almost any type of video as long as you are able to connect your video playing device to the included capture device via composite /RCA or S-Video connectors.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Where does VHS to DVD store video files on my computer?
If you are using the Advanced Mode, VHS to DVD will store all video files to the following default directory:
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents\VHS to DVD
  • Vista: C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\VHS to DVD
  • 7: C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\VHS to DVD

The default ‘output’ directory can be customized by changing the 'Output Folder' setting located under the "Record Settings" (gears) button at the bottom of the Capture Screen.

The Easy Wizard Mode captures video to a temporary storage folder which is emptied upon completion of each recording.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]Does VHS to DVD software support both NTSC and PAL formats?
Yes, the VHS to DVD software is capable of recording both NTSC and PAL formats however, you may need to use our Change Video Standard application to adjust the video standard (format) setting in Windows. This helps Windows to accept and understand the PAL video signal.

Please let us know if you encounter a problem recording your PAL tapes and we can provide further information on how to use the Change Video Standard application.
[VHS to DVD™ 5.0 Deluxe]What is a project file?
A project file is a small shortcut file that saves your progress in the VHS to DVD program.

A project file will not contain your actual videos, edits etc.., but instead points the VHS to DVD program to any saved work (videos, edits, titles, chapters etc.), and their location on your hard drive.
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VHS to DVD™3.0 Deluxe4.0 Deluxe5.0 Deluxe
HardwareUSB 2.0 Video Capture Device
NEW! Windows 7 64-bit OS
NEW! RCA Cable
CaptureEasy Wizard Mode (Easy Conversion)
Import video files (AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, M2TS)
Split Capturing for long video
Audio Recording
HDV camcorder
AVCHD camcorder
Widescreen (16 : 9)
EditTransition Effects
Import Pictures
On-screen text
Intro/ending credits page
HD editing
NEW! Motion Menu
NEW! Background Music
Burn/OutputMPEG-1, MPEG-2, etc.
Menu Title Page
DVD authoring
Blu-ray authoring
Blu-ray burning
Chapter menu
Resolution up to 1920x1080
ConversionMPEG4 (PSP/iPod)
YouTube upload
NEW! iPad support
AudioAudio CD Creation
WMA CD creation

Why Use VHS to DVD Software?

VHS tapes may have been the leading technology in 1976, but today they are an insufficient way to preserve content. The tape inside the VHS actually deteriorates over time and if you’re anything like us, that means precious home movies will eventually become ruined. Countless memories, whether your son’s famous homerun hit or your daughter’s first ballet recital, most likely sit untouched and forgotten on an archaic technology, destined for the junk heap. The good news is that convert VHS to DVD software is now available to help convert VHS tapes to a more relevant format like MP4, AVI or WMA. These software programs make it easy to transfer video with step-by-step instructions and user-friendly interfaces. Do your family a favor and use our research to compare VHS to DVD software. We also have articles on VHS to DVD software to help you find the best convert VHS software product. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

VHS to DVD Software: What to Look For

We’ve researched the best VHS to DVD software and have rated them based on performance, features, conversion options and help and support – giving higher weight to performance and features. We found Honestech’s VHS to DVD 5.0, Roxio’s Easy VHS to DVD and Diamond’s One-Touch Video Capture Device to be the best VHS to DVD conversion software on the market.
Time is limited and spending hours upon hours capturing video is not an ideal way to spend that precious time. All of the software we reviewed record the video in real time; look for a version that allows you to mute the sound without affecting the recording. This allows you to walk away while transferring hours of video. You’ll also want a VHS to DVD software that includes all of the cables needed for transferring content. Some don’t come with audio and video cables necessary to connect to a VHS player. Most importantly, look for video editing software packaged with the conversion software to clip out unnecessary pieces or organize events.
Once you’ve capture the video files, what do you do with them? The best VHS to DVD software guides you through editing the video, creating menus or transferring individual clips to a DVD, making it as professional as possible. One of our favorite features is an option to directly upload videos to YouTube or Facebook. With the click of a button, friends and family can easily access your videos.
Conversion Options
When looking to transfer VHS to DVD, a large number of conversion options are important. You’ll want a variety in the convert from and convert to options. Most VHS to DVD software have the option to convert from video formats like VHS tapes, 8mm tapes and Beta as well as audio formats like cassette tapes and LP records. On the convert to side of things AVI, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, WMV, WMA, MPEG-3 and MPEG-4 are some of the most popular file types.
Help & Support
With all software applications, it is important to have technical support options that best fit your needs. Email and phone support are available with most companies while others go the social media route with links to blogs, Twitter and Facebook. The most helpful software packages come with built-in wizards to guide you through each step of the conversion process.
Stop procrastinating and convert your family home videos into a digital format. You’ll transfer moments in time long forgotten and have fun doing it with easy-to-use VHS to DVD conversion software. If you heed our advice, you’ll end up with software that allows you to take those memories and package them into an organized and professional video, cherished for years to come.

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