Is the quality of converting from VHS to DVD different for a combo drive vs a USB converter? 

by on December 13, 2010

Q: I read your article (VHS to DVD Converter) about how to convert a VHS tape to DVD and I have understood that there are 2 ways :

1) Using a combo device (directly from VHS to DVD).
2) Using a USB converter which converts from the video to the computer.

Since the prices are dramatically different (combo costs about 10 times the USB converter) the question is if there is a difference in the quality or the 2 methods are equal?


Will converting a VHS tape to DVD improve the quality? 

by on August 22, 2010

Q: I have vhs tapes that are very blurry and “staticy”. Is there any way to convert them to DVD and will it improve the quality of the picture?


What is the best way for a novice to convert VHS to DVD? 

by on July 19, 2010

Q: I am trying to convert my home VHS video (analog) to DVD. Can you recommend a software package that would be good for a novice?


How do I copy video from a DVD to my computer so I can edit it? 

by on June 1, 2010

Q: I just received some burnt DVDs from high school. These were VHS tapes transferred to a DVD-RW.

The 2 folders are:


there are more files in both these folders.



The video plays fine on my computer from the disc. I would like to put to video on my computer and transfer to mpeg or some other playable and editable format.


How do I transfer old VHS motor racing tales to DVD? 

by on January 1, 2010

Q: I have a large number of old VHS motor racing series tapes. I’d like to convert them to DVD so I can watch them, while preserving the originals. They are from Duke Video and no longer available in any format. How do I go about doing this?


How can I copy from VHS to DVD and get a good copy? 

by on December 28, 2009

Q: I want to convert my VHS to DVD but I have Blu-Ray on my computer. I need something that will copy any of my VHS and give me a good copy.


Is it possible to copy a commercial VHS tapes? 

by on July 29, 2009

Q: I am a martial arts teacher and I have hundreds of commercial martial arts related VHS tapes (copyrighted) that ain’t getting any younger. I want to convert them into DVD as I invested a lot of money to make this collection.

Is there any way to do that considering the copyright issue?


Is there a way to convert a VHS tape to a digital format to store on my computer? 

by on July 20, 2009

Q: I have old VHS tapes of pre-recorded movies that I would like to download to my computer hard drive. These movies are no longer available and cannot be purchased on DVD. How do I accomplish that task?


VHS To DVD Converter 

by on April 25, 2007

Q: Is there a device that I can use to record VHS tapes to DVD?

A: There are several devices that will allow you to convert your VHS tapes to DVDs. The easiest way to convert you VHS tapes to DVD would be to purchase a DVD Recorder/VCR Combo. Essentially this is a console that has a VHS VCR and integrated DVD recorder. It will allow you to copy materials from your existing VHS cassettes to blank DVDs without purchasing any additional equipment or software. Please note that there are DVD/VCR Combos that have simply a DVD player and do not have the ability to record DVDs. Please make sure that the device you choose is capable of recording to blank DVD media. Read the rest of this entry »