Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bertreb, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I just brought a new desktop with vista (32-bit verison) and a AverMedia Tuner card. Using media center I can copy vhs tapes to file. my problem is that I can't copy copy protected vhs tapes using media center. So, I just want to know is there a programe that will at lease let me capture or view copy protected VHS tapes? I have a program that I can use to capture it but I need to view and of course hear it. The program that I use to Capture is ZD Soft Video recorder.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Would it not be easier to find those movies on DVD? The quality of VHS is not really worthy of putting it on DVD, as the resolution of VHS is only a quarter of the resolution of a video DVD.

    Anyway, you have come upon Macrovision, you need an external device to circumvent that garbled signal.
  3. tthip, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013

    macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012

    This GoDvd Sima CT-2 device is what I have used for years.
    It is great and I have converted hundreds of videos.
    It removes copy protection, stabilizes old videos and even converts from PAL/NTSC.
    It is super simple to use, just plug and play and it does everything automatically for you.
    It is discontinued but at least this can give you an idea as to what to look for- maybe an updated version if Ebay is not for you.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2013
    You can see the idea of how to use Grex with DVD/VCR combos here:
    I'm doing it with my Sony RDR VX520.
    Definitely the next round of such products would be HD protection remover.
    Are there any news about such device?

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