Roxio Easy VHS to DVD

Want to know how to transfer movies from VHS to DVD? Roxio Easy VHS to DVD can help reclaim your unwatched family VHS videos.

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    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)

Pros

  • Great value for money, easy to use

Cons

  • Short cable

Bottom Line

We love the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD kit. It’s great value for money, allowing you to archive your VHS and tape cassette collections using one piece of kit. It’s simple and easy to use, with great end results possible.

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Want to know how to transfer movies from VHS to DVD? Roxio Easy VHS to DVD can help reclaim your unwatched family VHS videos.

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD consists of a digital capture device (a small slim black unit resembling a USB flash drive) and the Roxio Adaptor which features a mini USB connector, with audio, S-video and Composite connectors to attach to your VCR.

We found the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD kit really easy to use. Once we'd installed the software, we plugged the Roxio Capture device into our PC's USB port and connected the Roxio Adaptor.

An RCA cable is required to connect to the audio and video ports of the Roxio Adaptor. Roxio gives you a choice of S-video or Composite on the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD adaptor, and recommends the superior S-video.

Our only issue with the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD kit was the length of the cable to the Roxio Adaptor. At just 5in long, we found we had to manoeuvre our VCR and laptop very close together to get connected. This would prove even trickier for desktop PC users.

From the software's window you choose to add titles to the ‘movie' you will create, as well as the media type you are burning to. You also need to choose the quality at which you capture the video. In Roxio Easy VHS to DVD there are three options, Normal, Good and Best quality. We found we could only choose between Best and Good Quality (720x527 or 352x576 respectively) as Normal Quality was greyed out.

As soon as you press play on the VCR, the content is displayed in a window on your PC. Pressing the Capture Now button will start the process. You're also given the option to stop the capture and fast forward to a new point before you start a new session. When you're ready and have captured everything you need, simply press Finish, insert a DVD into your drive and the digitised content is burnt to disc. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD is that simple.

We were impressed with the digitised version Roxio Easy VHS to DVD produced on DVD. It looked as clear as viewing the original VCR on the same screen, with no jumps during playback.

Alternatively, with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD you can digitise video and store it on your hard drive, allowing you to edit before burning to DVD later. This is done by selecting the Capture Video option rather than the Plug and Burn option. Then it's a case of again selecting the quality you want to capture at. Five options are available, ranging from MPEG-1 files at 352x288 resolution and a datarate of 1.12Mbps, to MPEG-2 files of 720x556 and 8Mbps datarate.

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD also lets you digitise just audio, such as LPs and cassettes, and burn them to CD. The procedure works in the same way, except you need only the audio connector on the Roxio Adaptor. Simply attach this to the output sockets of your cassette deck or record player.

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Rick

1

Terrible, terrible terrible. I spent 7 hours with my support tech to try and install this program. It is worthless. Never would let me install even thought my computer met all the mim requirements. Don't waste you money.

Bob

2

Don't know where you are coming from Rick as I reckon it would be one of my Best purchases at $100 I have made, does everything Roxio claims. I used to use aCanopus ADVC 300 which cost me a lot more $$$,Roxio is easier

Adrian

3

Installation was very easy. I was very disappointed with the quality of the transferred analogue to computer file. It was very pixellated and not clear as the original. Is there some way to fix this???

Kenny

4

If the software would work, it would be great, but it doesn't. The software does a terrible job of recording, if you can even get it to record, sometimes it says its recording, and you tell it to stop, and theres nothing there. and even when it does work, the video produced is so bad you couldn't use it. I had another program that came on my computer that had a capture video option, and it works great with that program. The device works great, the software that comes with it is unusable.

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M. Cardoza

0.0

1

Pros
any program other than this one.
Cons
totall sucks
• • •

captures the video but can't get the video on a dvd. will not play... also when directly carptureing & burning, the program never completes the job...

Noel

0.0

2

Pros
The font on the dongle
Cons
Everything else.
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Almost never found a video signal - tried two different computers (Windows 7 and XP SP3). The software often locked up while the hardware was connected. Managed to convert 0 videos (this was for work). I've used the Kaiser bas product at home without problems. The Roxio product simply sucked.

Arthur & Margaret

0.0

3

Pros
Looks good in box
Cons
Short adaptor cable
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We have spent hours trying it on two pcs one with XP and the other with Windows 7. Both same result no video signal or sound several days later no support from Roxio after two requests only referred back to their User Discussion Groups. Bad move by company as it only illustrates how many requests for support unanswered or no help.

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