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How to Convert VCR Tapes to DVD with Original Quality

How to Copy VCR Tapes into DVD?

Q - "Ordered a new MacBook pro retina and I'm planning on converting my old VCR tapes to DVD . What hardware (besides a VCR) and software am I going to have to get?"

Do you have many VCR tapes that you paid a lot of money for and need to preserve the movie on them before it is lost? The quality of some of them may have degraded severely over that past years. So here is the best advice we can offer: convert VCR tapes to DVD so that you can enjoy your precious memories on DVD player or Home Theater System.

Burn VCR Tapes to DVD

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VCR vs. VHS: What is VCR?

If you are very clear about what VCR is and the difference between VCR and VHS, and you just need suggestions on converting VCR to DVD or MP4, go directly to the VCR to DVD or VCR to MP4 converting tutorial. VCR used to be a general term referring to any video cassette recorder, such as 8mm. Now, VCR also means a recorded video clip, while VHS stands for Video Home System, particularly referring to videocassettes of JVC. The fact is, the VCR tapes keep losing picture quality as time goes by. So you'd better transfer VCR tapes to DVD or digital files for preservation. Due to the development of technology, now there is VCR with SD card, which enables you to transfer VCR videos to PC easily for DVD burning.

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Convert VCR Tapes to DVD

Don't take the VCR to DVD conversion as a delightfully easy task unless you have a really professional VCR to DVD converter, which better be free. WinX DVD Author, a home video DVD creator with support for multiple input video formats, including videos from VCR, camcorder, webcam and YouTube, is one of the best VCR to DVD burners you can get free access to. Another two bonus points are its ease of use for all and fast speed (less than 1 hour for a 4.2 GB DVD burning). Surely, how long it really takes to convert VCR tapes to DVD depends on your to-be-transferred file size and the computer settings.

Suggested reading: How to Convert VHS to Digital/MP4: Use a Service or Do It Yourself

How to Convert VCR Videos to DVD?

* Free download WinX DVD Author first and finish the installation on your PC.
* Here we assume that you are using a VCR with SD card and have transferred your VCR videos to PC. For other VCR videos to DVD burning, please turn to How to convert VHS to DVD.

Step 1: Run the VCR to DVD converter after insert a blank DVD, and click "Video DVD Author" on the main interface.

Step 2: Click "+" to add your VCR videos. If you have a lot of VCR videos in .mov, .mts, etc, you can put them all on the list for batch conversion.

Burn VCR videos to DVD

Step 3: Tick the box "Create DVD Menu" to author your DVD with DVD menu and chapter menu or click "TT""button to add text.

Step 4: Select your output format and specify a destination folder. Then you can start to convert VCR to DVD.

Steps to convert VCR to DVD


Estrella H.

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Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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