For each tape, I had to :
- Hook up the old MiniDV video camera to the VHS player, and record from VHS to MiniDV.
- Hook up the video camera to the PC via firewire, and rip using the very good and free WinDV.
- Use the also very good and free VirtualDub to encode to DivX and MP3, doing gross editing as well.
- Lob the final file where the media player can see it!