i have been clearing some shelves and want to convert my guitar instructional media to digital using my pc .... i would appreciate any advice as to software / hardware required.....
For DVD to digital, you'll need 'ripping' software.
There is free stuff out there. Not sure how well it works or if it leaves a watermark.
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For VHS to digital, you'll need an adapter that connects your VHS player to your computer.
Even though most on the market 'rip' straight to DVD, you can select 'save to hard drive' options.
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You have to find a betamax player 1st.What about BetaMax (or whatever that pre VHS format was called, from the early-mid 80's, that died out fast). Our wedding's on it, we've never watched it in 32+ years, now my best man just passed, I think it might be cool to look back on how we and all our friends and family looked back then.