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Vhs Playback Speed

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Is there a way to speed up the playback of the VHS? The tapes are 4hrs and I have to play them at the speed before I can burn them to a DVD. Is there a better or easier way? I am also doing individual files, like a 2hr clip and then another 2hr clip, because the VHS is bigger than a single DVD.

Is there a better way? I haven't been able to find any information regarding this or the best way to transfer from VHS to DVD.

 

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There is no way of speeding up the capture. You could (if there are no gaps in the tape) capture it all to your computer and split it later when you want to burn the discs.

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To capture it all, is that like the 'record, edit and save' option? I actually let it play for two hours only to see that for some reason it had stopped recording and never saved. So i set the burn to 2hrs.

 

I returned another version of a converter because I thought this one would be better, but it seems that isn't the case. The other one burned at a faster speed and was much easier to cut and paste clips. bummer

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Since a standard DVD can only hold 60 m inutes of best quality video, I recommend only capturing in 1 hour sessions. VHS quality is not that great to start with so why reduce it even further by trying to squeeze 2 hours on the DVD.

 

Burning speed has nothing to do with the capture software but is determined by your burner.

 

Capturing will stop if there are gaps on the tape since the program thinks it has reached the end of the tape. That is why you almost have to babysit the capture process.

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