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I need to convert my old VHS home videos to digital, and I am clueless about the best settings/format, etc. I want a combination of the best quality and most versatile format for playback on my computer and through a streaming device onto our TV. I am less concerned about file size with storage being so cheap now.


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I assume you want to do this with a computer. If so, you can get any old capture card, set it to 320x240 and capture using S-video connection and leave it uncompressed as an AVI.


Alternative you can use DV compression. If you are on a PC, here is good little tutorial: http://www.ehow.com/video_2369721_ca...-computer.html


For streaming, you may want to compress it into MPEG-2/MPEG-4 depending on what your target device understands.
 

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I have converted many VHS and BETA MOVIES using the ADS DVD Xpress DX2. It does a great job and comes with an excellent capture program. It's USB powered. Just use a dual audio and single video cable to capture directly onto your PC.


I then use TMPGEnc DVD Author to convert the mpg file to a VIDEO_TS and Audio_TS Folder format and then burn to DVD using IMGBURN. Placed DVD in storage for backup and copy the files to my WHS.


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