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Old VCR Tapes needs transfer to CD Disc

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Old VCR Tapes needs transfer to CD Disc

I have about 18 very old VCR tapes and need to find the place to transfer them to regular CD discs. Does anyone know any place which could do that for me. I have my kids and places we have been and lots of family memories on the tapes. We live in Halton Hills.
Last edited by domptg on Jan 12th, 2019 7:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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I was told by a friend that Costco performs this service.
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yeah, Costco did mine 7 years ago. They might still do this
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Which Costco, because not all of them doing it.
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Pretty sure VHS video would go onto a DVD, not a CD.

If you have a working VHS player, can buy a digital convertor on amazon. Note: Can take a lot of CPU power and take a lot of time. Need to play the tape in realtime to record it.

Example: https://www.amazon.ca/Products-Diamond- ... +converter
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SomeGuyGG wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:39 pm
Pretty sure VHS video would go onto a DVD, not a CD.

If you have a working VHS player, can buy a digital convertor on amazon. Note: Can take a lot of CPU power and take a lot of time. Need to play the tape in realtime to record it.

Example: https://www.amazon.ca/Products-Diamond- ... +converter
I don't have VHS Player anymore.
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Lush78 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:35 pm
I was told by a friend that Costco performs this service.
Costco employee must have a great collection of homemade VHS BEDONKADONK!
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If you still have the VCR, you just need a $15-$20 USB device that records the footage from the composite cable output to your computer. Just search Amazon for “VHS to USB.”

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Op.

Check value village. I have seen recently every week it seems a vhs/DVD unit come in. I think the price is like 7.99 for the unit. You could get that and do the transfers yourself. Mind you with value village you will have to check around your local area and the more often you check the higher the chances of finding stuff.

I can only speak for the GTA area where I have seen that often.
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domptg wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:40 pm
I don't have VHS Player anymore.
I would get a place like this to do a "Convert to Digital File only"
http://www.softtouchvideo.ca/prices.htm

You can burn the DVD yourself later. Digital files are much easier to organize and find, duplicate and do what you want with. DVD will wear out just like a VHS, gets an error and everything is lost.
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thedealhunter2000 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:44 pm
Op.

Check value village. I have seen recently every week it seems a vhs/DVD unit come in. I think the price is like 7.99 for the unit. You could get that and do the transfers yourself. Mind you with value village you will have to check around your local area and the more often you check the higher the chances of finding stuff.

I can only speak for the GTA area where I have seen that often.
Sorry , but I'm not in to this and I need someone who can do it for me. Thanks
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thedealhunter2000 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:44 pm
Op.

Check value village. I have seen recently every week it seems a vhs/DVD unit come in. I think the price is like 7.99 for the unit. You could get that and do the transfers yourself. Mind you with value village you will have to check around your local area and the more often you check the higher the chances of finding stuff.

I can only speak for the GTA area where I have seen that often.
If you get an old dusty VHS player, the quality will be atrocious. The player can make a huge difference on the final conversion. Recommend to use a VHS Cleaning deck before recording to digital. It is a long process..
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SomeGuyGG wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:50 pm
If you get an old dusty VHS player, the quality will be atrocious. The player can make a huge difference on the final conversion. Recommend to use a VHS Cleaning deck before recording to digital. It is a long process..
Like I mention before I don't have any of VHS Player
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just wait for black friday and hit bestbuy when the vhs players go on sale, problem solved.. youre welcome

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