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How Do I Convert U.s Vhs Tapes To Dvd In Nigeria?

Please does anyone know how i can convert U.S VHS (video cassettes) to DVD in Nigeria. Thanks in advance.

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If you really are interested,call 08098000354.

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I bought a MEDION 360gigabyte DVD recorder from Hamburg last year and it can handle it. This is how it works: You need to play the cassette with a VHS player and have it plugged in to the DVD recorder with an empty disc in it so, as it plays on the VHS it transmits to the disc in the DVD recorder, I bought it 245euro last year.

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Thank you jare, T@MEDO,

some people want to turn ordinary conversion to "rocket science" just to skim a few bob off their brother!

I suggest the poster should wake-up and try some DIY himslef, you never learn something if you dont try it out.

Remember to set your VHS-player to NTSC (in the menu settings) so that it will play the VHS an your dubbing software to PAL, so output can be in PAL format.

If everything fails, well, go to Otigba area in Ikeja, its less than #1000 for a Tape-to-DVD conversion, under one hour. Good luck

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@missojugo, what you're trying to do is not impossible and you can do it by yourself contrary to what some are telling you.

having said that, let me try as much as possible to explain the process to you in a simplified manner.  to accomplish the task, you'll need:

1. the necessary hardware (some have mentioned it already) like kworld's DVD Maker USB 2.0  to transmit signal between your computer and the video source (in your case, your VCR), which in most cases is a video capture card or a tv tuner card.

2. a free light-weight software like Debut to capture the video to be saved to your hard drive.

3. another free software like DVDforger to author your saved video into a DVD format.

please note that in no way am i advocating the above h/w and s/w, i only referenced them based on my personal experience using them. the only thing that will cost you is the h/w. there might be other good ones (USB-based in particular) out there but i can speak of the one i've been using for about 5 years now.

i presume you're in the states, if so, you shouldn't have a hard time locating a video capture card to use. 

i specifically use the USB one because of the flexibility it affords you especially if you're using a notebook (which is usually the best cause of the mobility it provides).

when you get the hardware and software, everything else is self explanatory but if you have any questions, go ahead and post it here. 

just some hints to save you some headache and most importantly time:

if you decide to use Debut for your video capture, use the options tab to select either avi (i prefer this one though) or mpg or mpeg file format.  and if you use avi, make sure to change the audio bitrate from xxxx MONO to say, 44kHz, 112 - 128 (select within this range  but i stay with 128, which is the normal CD audio quality) STEREO.

also, if you want to use DVDforger for authoring the DVD, the default region setting is PAL.

and since you want to play the DVD in Nigeria, you won't need to change the regional settings.  hope this helps and good luck. Peace!

**oh, on a side-note, if the DVD player you'll be playing the video on is Divx certified, then you can skip the authoring part (step 3) and just burn the file on the disc as a data file.**

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Please dont say what you dont know. Almost all VHS player in Nigeria here is Multi system meaning it plays both pal & ntsc. So if you have to convert, like the first poster said, you need a VHS player, a TV card in your computer and a TV capture software (there are tons of them on the internet just Google Video capture software).

What happens is that when the VHS player plays your video, the computer via the TV card captures the video with the capture softaware and at the end of the tape, you can now convert the captured video to any format of your choice.

However, if you are not very comfortable with computer or you want to use some effects on the final video, you might need help.

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it is not as easy as guys here are making you believe. the issue here is that it is n ntsc and not pal. first you have to convert to pal b4 transfering it to dvd. but for further help, you can call me, 08098678989

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. . . Or you could buy a convertor. Just put your VHS in one end, put your DVD in another end, and press "Convert". Something like this : http://www.firebox.com/product/2108/USB-VHS-Converter but one which is multi-regional.

If you can't purchase one in Nigeria, let me know and I might be able to help.

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please i work with a media company and the office address is : 35b, ladipo bateye street, gra, ikeja, Lagos. just bring the VHS material and i will convert it for you in just an hour. please u can call me on these numbers: 08032695520 or 08051179620. my names are: Samson Ugbeda. thank you.

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1st ur questions r not silly. Are you able to watch them in nigeria here. If you are then it will be converted. It's important to note that Nigeria does not make any VHS or DVD players. Though our system is PAL in Nigeria, most of the players will play any kind of DVD, I am sure you have seen the words "multi-system" before. Almost all of them are.

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Sure there are tons of places to go to convert them. It depends on where you are in Nigeria. In Lagos I see signs advertising this service. I am sure i have seen such in Ikeja,

If all options fail you, just give me a call - I'll do it as long as you can pay for my time.

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First you need a computer and a TV card (preferably an external USB TV card) so you can use it on a laptop or a desk top PC.

I guess that should help if u need more help just hola

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