I am thinking of buying the Pinnacle Video Transfer at http://tinyurl.com/3afctu but as a Ubuntu 8.04 user I have some questions:

If I record from PAL VHS onto a USB memory stick and put that stick in my pc will I be able to copy the file(s) from the stick onto the HD? (Think the memory stick has to be Fat32 formatted or something). Are there any programs in Ubuntu that can view the recording and are there any programs that can edit said recording? And would the edited recording be compatible with Windows Media Player? How would the end result look on a tv? If you burned the recording onto a DVD would the recording be playable on a DVD player that plays DivX? I would really appreciate hearing from anyone who have tried it or are using it.