How To Transfer VHS To Computer | The Easy Way
The time for VHS tapes has winded down (no pun intended) and after decades most of us have a slew of home videos to transfer. What’s more, any video stored on magnetic tape (such as VHS) has a short life span, therefore they can deteriorate over time. (approx 20 years).
This is what happens to VHS tapes if you leave them sitting for over 20 years!
Today we are going to look at how to transfer your old VHS tapes to your computer. If you are like me, you probably have a box of VHS tapes packed away in your attic collecting dust. Most people have home videos that you want to preserve; but know that it’s against the law if you do this with commercial movies due to copyright laws. Watch the DIY video and follow these instructions and you will learn what components were used and where to purchase.
You can then upload all your home movies to YouTube or another platform. Or just keep them on a flash drive or PC.
Why do this? There are a couple reasons, first I mentioned above that the VHS tapes will fade over time, the second is to digitize them for storage and retrieval. This gives you the ability to watch from your computer, or any device where YouTube or iTunes is available. This means keeping the videos freshly stored and you then can watch at any time you wish and without all the hassles.