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How To Transfer VHS Tapes To The Computer At Home

If you were born 80, you probably remember when VHS players were a rage.

But what if you don’t have a VHS player at home and want to watch those VHS tapes

If you find yourself in this situation, it’s time to digitize those priceless home movies so you can relive the past whenever you want. You will still need a VCR, so inquire if you do not have one.

Here’s how.

  • VHS player with audio and video output on the back
  • Computer
  • Space on your computer minimum 750 MB
  • Or a hard drive to transfer the tape
  • The video you want to record
  • An adapter that connects you from the VCR to your computer

Transfer VHS to your computer:

1. Connect
Connect the adapter to the VHS device and the computer.

2. Download the software
The Elgato adapter comes with software to help you download the movie, so insert the CD into your computer and download it.

3. Upload the files
After installation, the software will guide you through the process from naming the file to verifying that you are connected by checking the picture and sound.

4. Record
Press the large red button on the screen to begin the recording process, then press play on the VCR.

5. Wait for the movie to play
The movie is recorded in real-time on your PC. So, no matter how long your VHS tape is, you will have to wait for it to finish recording on your computer.

6. Finish recording
When the VHS tape is finished playing, press the stop recording button on the computer.

7. Save
The file is now saved to your computer or external hard drive.

That’s it, we wish you all the best

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