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Thread: VHS: A Free format..?

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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    Maybe I'm being naive, but I you can buy a VHS -> USB cable that just redirects the output of a VHS player to PC where any number of software packages will capture the data. Whether it's legal to do this depends very much on the conditions under which the VHS tape was created/acquired.

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    Last edited by bouncingwilf; September 3rd, 2012 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Old and senile - meant VHS - typed DVD!

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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    VHS is not a format, it's a medium.
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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    I would say magnetic tape is the medium, VHS is the format ... as opposed to BETAMAX ... same medium, different format.

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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    Quote Originally Posted by davetv View Post
    I would say magnetic tape is the medium, VHS is the format ... as opposed to BETAMAX ... same medium, different format.
    By that logic, CD-ROM and Blu-ray are the same medium: plastic.
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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    D-VHS probably has DRM implementations. (I wanted one for the longest time... but DVR prices fell much faster- so..)

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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    I agree Bachstelze, plastic with a reflective layer encompassed within, containing "depressions" and "lands" that can be read as a varying signal by a laser.

    (by shining a laser upon it and reading the signal and accomplishing tracking using photo-diodes)
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    Re: VHS: A Free format..?

    Radio Shack use to sell a filter which would take care of the macrovision copy protection. Also, I believe hauppauge cards will work as well.

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