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Converting home video tape to digital?

I have some VHSs and vinyl records which I'd like to convert to DVDs and CDs, respectively. I have a couple of questions about how to hook the devices up to the computer.

  • I've seen some RCA-to-USB cables on the Internet like this one:

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    Will those work for connecting the VCR to the computer? And what program would I use to take that and save it as a video file?

  • Can I connect the phonograph directly to the Line In port in my PC or do I need some amplifier or something in the middle?

I'm using Windows 7 x64, if it matters.

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marked as duplicate by Mokubai, Sathya May 6 '11 at 5:20

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  1. Get something like

and these hardware will usually come bundled with "video capture" software. They will allow you to "record" the video input in a way similar to how you operate a VCR.

  1. Depends largely on your turntable. If your turntable operate at line level, then just feed it into the line-in. Otherwise you will need a MC/MM preamplifier. You may or may not need RIAA equalization.

Alternatively, plug the input into mic-in. usually works.

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Thanks, how would I find out whether the turntable operates at line level? I tried Googling but got nothing. – Javier Dec 30 '10 at 19:41
plug it into linein, if it works then it is at line level – bubu Dec 31 '10 at 1:53

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