I've been trying to figure out how to transfer all of my old home movies, from back in the VHS days to a form that I can use on my computer. I've got all of my video from when Lydia, Ross and Mark were little on one VHS, and it's dieing. I'm afraid that the next time I play it, it will die totally. I've got an analog to digital converter. That will transfer it to a form that my DVD player can play, but my computer can't really do anything with it. It turns them into two or three separate files, I think. There is a BUP file, a IFO, and a VOB file for each clip. I have an external hard drive that I'm wanting to save the video on, and then edit and burn disks / post things on here. What I think I need it a good program that can convert those BUP, IFO, and VOB files (one on them I think is just a menu, but I'm not sure) into a WMV, or an AVI or something that my computer can use. I could also go for a good program to capture from a DVD format, that could work. I tried a trial version of one program, I can't remember the name of it, but it stank royally! It took about 45 minutes to transfer 3 minutes of video, and then it doesn't work right anyway. You can't get the sound and the video to come out at the same time, and Windows Movie Maker couldn't play it right. ARGH! I'm wondering if my external hard drive is part of the slowness problem. How much memory do I need for that? The one I've got has 100 gig. Anyone have a clue? Do you know of some good software to help me, or just a better way all around? HELP ME PLEASE!!!
And for the rest of us, who know nothing about how to do this, here a clip from my good camera, that needs none of converting junk:
Check out his eyeballs!
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