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Hi all,

I have old stock of VHS and V8 tapes and need to converting them to mp4 on PC. Unfortunately my VHS tape player and Sony V8 camera are unable to work.

On Internet searching I found following device.

ClearClick Video to Digital Converter 2.0 (Second Generation) - Record Video from VCR's, VHS Tapes, AV, RCA, Hi8, Camcorder, DVD, Gaming Systems (Bundle Edition)
https://www.amazon.com/ClearClick-Di...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Please advise whether it is suitable for my use? Thanks

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Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of the best answers to the endless "How do I digitize my tapes" questions.

I'm not picking on you, just pointing out that Orsetto's post sums up your options very well.
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Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of the best answers to the endless "How do I digitize my tapes" questions.

I'm not picking on you, just pointing out that Orsetto's post sums up your options very well.
Thanks for your advice.

After searching on Internet it is clear to me now. What I need is a VHS tape player, saving the analogue video on computer. A software for converting analogue video to digital video will help me out.

Open Source software such as;
HandBrake
The open source video transcoder
https://handbrake.fr/

will do the job.

I'm running Linux Ubuntu 20.04 here. On its Terminal running;
$ apt policy handbrake
Code:
handbrake:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.3.1+ds1-1build1
  Version table:
     1.3.1+ds1-1build1 500
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
The software is available on its repo ready for installation.

Alternative:
How to digitize VHS tapes in Linux
https://opensource.com/life/15/6/VHS-conversion-MP4-Linux

Use dvgrab and OpenShot in combination
$ apt policy dvgrab
Code:
dvgrab:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.5+git20160707.1.e46042e-1build1
  Version table:
     3.5+git20160707.1.e46042e-1build1 500
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
dvgrab is on Ubuntu repo ready for installation.

$ apt policy openshot
Code:
openshot:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.4.3+dfsg1-1
  Version table:
     2.4.3+dfsg1-1 500
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://hk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe i386 Packages
OpenShot is also on it repo ready for install

If I can find an in-expensive second-hand VHS player I'll purchase it to test what I found on Internet.

I suppose I need a connector as shown on attached photo to connect the VHS player to Linux Ubuntu 20.04 PC

Comment and suggestion would be appreciated.

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