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Hi all

I have a large pile of old family VHS tapes that I’m trying to digitise. I’ve bought a cheap “Easycap” device from AliExpress however the Linux support is poor and I’m skeptical of the quality, so just seeing if anyone has anything they’re no longer needed

PCI or USB is fine!

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  # 2327832 1-Oct-2019 15:36
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That’s the one I have currently that’s being slightly problematic




 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2327864 1-Oct-2019 16:46
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You probably have a different fake easycap to the one that pbtech are selling. There are at least 3 different versions of them. I have had best luck with the one that is sold as working with android phones, but they have all had terrible audio on them. Not used any of them on linux however, just windows 10 with OBS.





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  # 2328203 1-Oct-2019 22:26
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Not especially cheap, but the company I work for does those sort of conversions amongst other things, so if you want it done professionally drop me a PM and I'll put you in touch with the right people.





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@Peppery, beg, borrow or steal a Windows machine and use the EasyCap device …. I've used one for yonks and the results are as good as VHS is capable (and no sound problems either).


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I used a old (TV box type) DVD Recorder .

Plug VHS into DVD machine, RCA to RCA , push play, push record . Its the easiest way .
Records them to DVD . Then you could copy off the DVD to PC if you wanted to.

 

old VHS tapes video quality can be shockingly bad by modern standards .
So be aware, any way you do this you can end up with awefull quality vids .
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  # 2328429 2-Oct-2019 13:17
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Peppery:
Hi all

I have a large pile of old family VHS tapes that I’m trying to digitise. I’ve bought a cheap “Easycap” device from AliExpress however the Linux support is poor and I’m skeptical of the quality, so just seeing if anyone has anything they’re no longer needed

PCI or USB is fine!

 

 

I have a PCI video capture card at my parents' place, for the same reason you describe. You're welcome to grab it on extended loan for as long as you need it, PM me to sort out the details if you're interested.

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1101:

 

I used a old (TV box type) DVD Recorder .

Plug VHS into DVD machine, RCA to RCA , push play, push record . Its the easiest way .
Records them to DVD . Then you could copy off the DVD to PC if you wanted to.

 

old VHS tapes video quality can be shockingly bad by modern standards .
So be aware, any way you do this you can end up with awefull quality vids .
:-)

 

 

Yeah, I use a VHS/DVDR combo unit, works well - then rip/convert DVD to whatever format I want on PC.

 

 





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