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Hi Folks.

 

Recently had some really old camcorder vhs-c tapes converted to dvd.  Brilliant job.  Now some family members are bending my ear to get a copy of one in particular.  I thought it would be similar to ripping/burning a cd on my windows 10 desktop but should have known better.  I am a registered computer dummy and would be grateful for answers to the following two questions.

 

1/  Is there any way to do this myself on the desktop that even I could understand?

 

2/ Would I just be better having copies made somewhere and charging the miserable barstewards for what ever it cost?

 

Appreciate any help.   Cheers.

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On 29/05/2019 at 20:19, oldjohnny said:

Hi Folks.

 

Recently had some really old camcorder vhs-c tapes converted to dvd.  Brilliant job.  Now some family members are bending my ear to get a copy of one in particular.  I thought it would be similar to ripping/burning a cd on my windows 10 desktop but should have known better.  I am a registered computer dummy and would be grateful for answers to the following two questions.

 

1/  Is there any way to do this myself on the desktop that even I could understand?

 

2/ Would I just be better having copies made somewhere and charging the miserable barstewards for what ever it cost?

 

Appreciate any help.   Cheers.

 

Are the files you need available on your computer, or do they need to be copied from one disk to another? 

If they are, windows has a facility to “burn” them onto a cd/dvd. 

 

Otherwise you’d need two disc drives to effectively copy and paste from one to the next. 

 

If the videos are already on your computer, it would be much more efficient to copy them on to a usb flash drive. 

 

If you want to use the usb route, insert the cd/dvd into your computer. 

Download a free software called “isobuster “ 

extract all the files (using the above software) from said disc to a directory/folder on your computer (providing you have enough local storage” 

 

then use the same software again, to burn it to a cd/dvd (again, providing your computer has a disc drive that can do this function) or copy and paste the folder on to a usb drive. 

 

Did you get a specialist company to do the original vhs to dvd? Would they have a copy of the videos you put on to dvd? It may be worth asking them to produce another copy of said vhs/dvd. 

 

If if you get stuck or need more info, PM me and I’ll try and talk you through the process. 

 

Cheers

NF aka Deepan

Edited by NuckingFuts
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If you just want straight copy of the DVD and your computer already has a DVD writer fitted, just use one of the free software programs listed here this one gets excellent reviews called Ripit4Me it also good if it has been encrypted, there is lots of other free DVD to DVD burning software listed also, if you do a search on youtube you should be able to find easy to follow tutorials that you will be able to follow, you will also need a small free software program called DVD Decrypter installed as well.

https://www.videohelp.com/software/sections/dvd-to-dvd

https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVD-Decrypter

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Many thanks.

 

I went through a few sites listed and downloaded Express Burn by NCH Software.  Simply brilliant and very straightforward, obviously designed for dummies like me.  1st disc loaded and copied in minutes.  Feeling very technically empowered now and will be hard to stick for a while.

 

Cheers.

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