The challenge is to make the VHS (analog) recording digital. One way is to get a video capture card like the Hauppauge USB-Live-2 or even a TV-Tuner with RCA inputs, plug it into your computer and your VCR and record your video to mpeg (h.264 for the win) in all its grainy-goodness. You can even use Windows Movie Maker to do it. Then you can use open source tools like DVDFlick or DVDStyler to build menus, copy, convert, and burn the movie to DVD. Only drawback is the lower quality of VHS is pretty noticeable on the computer and HD TVs. Hope that helps, Mike Michael Vining, SB IT Support South Burlington School District South Burlington, Vermont 05403 Direct: (802) 652-7298 IT Help Desk: (802) 652-7050 From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Clark Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 2:31 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: vhs to dvd Can anyone recommend inexpensive software for getting a VHS recording onto DVD ? I imagine I wld need special cables ? Thx, Bill Clark Austine School of the Deaf ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.