Sunday, September 13, 2009

VHS to DivX

It's a tedious process. I just finished converting some old VHS tapes to DivX. Physical media must die, but digital media will move from one disk to the next. Hopefully.
For each tape, I had to :
  1. Hook up the old MiniDV video camera to the VHS player, and record from VHS to MiniDV.
  2. Hook up the video camera to the PC via firewire, and rip using the very good and free WinDV.
  3. Use the also very good and free VirtualDub to encode to DivX and MP3, doing gross editing as well.
  4. Lob the final file where the media player can see it!
Tapes converted include the wedding video, engagement video and some important yoga video.

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