How to Create a VHS Tape from a Video File

Have you ever wanted to put your own home made not pirated or not copyright protected movies onto a VHS to show your friends?

Steps

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    Determine whether or not your graphics card can support s-video or composite video output.
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    If it does, plug your VCR input into the video card output.
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    Plug your sound card into the audio input on your VCR.
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    Set your computer to use the video out.
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    Open your media player in full screen mode on the video out.
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    Press the record button on your VCR.
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    Play the video on your computer.
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    When the video finishes, press stop on the VCR.

Tips

  • This method is not very high quality. For best results, take your file to a professional.
  • use your television to monitor your VCR to make sure things are working.

Warnings

  • It is legal to use this method to copy movies that you purchased from the store, but it is ILLEGAL to distribute these movies

Things You'll Need

  • VCR
  • Blank tape
  • Computer with graphics card
  • Audio and video cables
  • Television (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Graphics