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Old 06-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #61
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I just don't understand why the old technique has to be considered "obsolete", just because a new technique has emerged. Why can't you use both VHS and DVD?
I agree with you.I like DVDs but there are advantages to VHS also. And it's not only about DVDs vs VHS.The same can be said about HDTVs and regular TVs or records,cassettes vs CDs and a lot of other things.I don't have a problem with newer things being introduced,I have a problem when they take things that worked well for many years off the market.Newer often does not mean better.

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Nope, I don't think anybody complained. VHS must have seemed awesome back when it first came out, and I doubt anybody dreamed of a "better" technique. DVD emerged approximately a decade ago and started taking over the market, but I still use VHS for home recording. Something happened, who knows what, so I can't even record anything on my DVD player anymore. Well, nothing but a black silence, that is.

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That is a great advantage of VHS, you can record anything,while with DVD recorders as far I know there's some things you can not record at all.
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I need my VCR because the DVD Recorder I bought recently is tunerless so I connect the VCR to my DVD recorder to record movies and shows. It seems like a lot of the DVD Recorders made today are tunerless. Most VCRs don't have that problem.
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Stuck in the 70's said, I spent years taping shows on the VCR. It took a lot of time. I just can't put that same time into converting them all to DVD. I'd be in my 70's by then and then the DVD would probably be extinct.

I know what you mean "STuck in the 70's " I have the same problem with my cassette collection . I taped off the radio tons of songs over the last 30 years and now I have the problem of "could I transfer them to something else". I have cassette player but when that conks out then what do I use?

Oh a question, I do have a DVR from Comcast and occasionally I take local selectmen meetings which can run from 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Is there a way after you have recorded the meeting go back and shorten the program. I record say 2 1/2 hour and I find the program when playing, it only ran for 2 hours. One thing about the VCRs you could get rid of the unwanted recorded stuff.
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Stuck in the 70's said, I spent years taping shows on the VCR. It took a lot of time. I just can't put that same time into converting them all to DVD. I'd be in my 70's by then and then the DVD would probably be extinct.

I know what you mean "STuck in the 70's " I have the same problem with my cassette collection . I taped off the radio tons of songs over the last 30 years and now I have the problem of "could I transfer them to something else". I have cassette player but when that conks out then what do I use?

Oh a question, I do have a DVR from Comcast and occasionally I take local selectmen meetings which can run from 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Is there a way after you have recorded the meeting go back and shorten the program. I record say 2 1/2 hour and I find the program when playing, it only ran for 2 hours. One thing about the VCRs you could get rid of the unwanted recorded stuff.
I need a new cassette player too. I have seen some cheap ones at K-Mart but I don't know how good they are. It's hard on people who like the old days and don't like change. lol

I still got records too. lol
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I have cassette player but when that conks out then what do I use?
I still have a few cassette players, so I'm fine.

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Is there a way after you have recorded the meeting go back and shorten the program. I record say 2 1/2 hour and I find the program when playing, it only ran for 2 hours. One thing about the VCRs you could get rid of the unwanted recorded stuff.
Yeah! I noticed this too! It's way harder to remove unwanted stuff from a DVD disc than from a VHS tape.
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I have no problem with change. My thoughts is just how easy is it?
To transfer my 10 -15 VHS tapes of my family to some other source, I just don't know how to do it. I need a step by step help. I have an Apple computer leopard version.
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Stuck in the 70's said, I spent years taping shows on the VCR. It took a lot of time. I just can't put that same time into converting them all to DVD. I'd be in my 70's by then and then the DVD would probably be extinct.

I know what you mean "STuck in the 70's " I have the same problem with my cassette collection . I taped off the radio tons of songs over the last 30 years and now I have the problem of "could I transfer them to something else". I have cassette player but when that conks out then what do I use?

Oh a question, I do have a DVR from Comcast and occasionally I take local selectmen meetings which can run from 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Is there a way after you have recorded the meeting go back and shorten the program. I record say 2 1/2 hour and I find the program when playing, it only ran for 2 hours. One thing about the VCRs you could get rid of the unwanted recorded stuff.


If you're looking for something to preserve old cassette audio tape content, you might try "Audacity". It's a free program that, among other things, allows you to record from an audio input. If your cassette player has a line out jack (or an earphone jack), just run a male-male connection from the cassette player to the line in jack on your PC. Audacity can then "record" what you're playing, and convert the output to an MP3 file.

You can download audacity at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Just click on the download link. The current version is 2.0.3 as of today. Just make sure you're downloading the proper version for your windows operating system. If you use Mac or Linux, you can click on "All Audacity downloads" to get to those links.

I was in a theater production back in 1977, and I have an audiotape of one of the performances that I wanted to preserve. I was able to make an mp3 from the tape using Audacity, which was cool.
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Tweety, I tried Audacity and I got as far as transferring the music to the Audacity file. But then I am lost on how to get the music file to Mp3, I tunes or whatever. I fumbled with the instructions but I couldn't figure it out.
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I've burned quite a few personal VHS recordings(wedding, birthdays, etc) to DVD, also VHS and Laser Disc movies that haven't been released on DVD yet. I use a Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder. It plugs from the VCR(or Laser Disc player, even DVR) to the computer. Once transferred, I run it in Cyberlink Power Director which makes the file the right size and format for DVD, then Power Producer to create a menu, add chapters, and then IMGBurn to burn to DVD, there may be better way, but this way works for me, and the quality is always excellent.
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