I want to make this a sticky too. especially since this is so simple. Any ideas or additions? Tape to digital You will need a few things: 1. A tape player. That can be a camcorder or VCR that matches your tape kind 2. A capture device. This will turn your analog signal into a digital. It will take RCA on one end and come into your computer via Firewire or USB. Some kinds might be like the grass valley ADVC-55 or something from tigerdirect: 3. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1428&name=USB Capture Devices 4. Usually these devices will come with software, make sure that it works with MAC. NOTES: Firewire vs USB FW is better. It gives more consistent rates Codecs Most devices will convert into an MPEG-2 format which often goes onto DVDs nice. You can expect about 12gigabytes per hour.