[Techtalk] VHS to DVD

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Wed Jul 18 15:58:47 UTC 2012

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10.

I've bought 2 different devices which supposedly allow you to get data
from a VHS videotape player on to a computer.  (I have a number of old
VHS tapes which I'd like to put on to DVD.)

One device is a CnM "Click & Convert", which I bought from Maplin.  The
other is an Ion "Video 2 PC Mk 2" which I bought from PC World.  In both
cases I was assured that they would work fine with Linux.

The first comes with software for Windows, and the second has software
for Windows and Mac.  I didn't expect there to be software for Linux,
but I hoped that somehow I would be able to read data from the USB port.

Can anyone make any suggestions as to what software I should get in
order to read this data and do something useful with it?  Or am I just
wasting my time?  Most of what I have found so far on line seems to
suggest that video to DVD is next to impossible with Linux, but I find
that hard to accept.  Still, if necessary I'll have to take both
products back to the shops and get my money back.


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