dvd to *.avi and Windows media Player files

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by jozien, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jozien

    jozien Auditioning

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    I have some old VCR tapes I want to transfer to DVD.
    I have a VCR/DVD combo recorder that I can dub VCR to DVD.
    How can you convert the DVD to *.avi files or Windows
    Media Player files so I can e-mail them to my family?
    I googled this and found an opensource Windows .exe program "handbrake"
    and "handbrake" in linux but couldn't get either to run.
    Has anyone tranfered a DVD to *.avi or WMP files?
    jozien
     
  2. Adam Gregorich

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    Welcome to Home Theater Forum Jozien. I would skip the DVD creation and go direct into the computer from the VCR. This way you can capture it in whatever format and quality you want they edit it. You can then upload or put it on a DVD. Just search for "video to USB converters" or "video capture". I found them on Amazon for as little as $7.
     

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