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09-10-2012, 02:21 AM
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I just brought a new desktop with vista (32-bit verison) and a AverMedia Tuner card. Using media center I can copy vhs tapes to file. my problem is that I can't copy copy protected vhs tapes using media center. So, I just want to know is there a programe that will at lease let me capture or view copy protected VHS tapes? I have a program that I can use to capture it but I need to view and of course hear it. The program that I use to Capture is ZD Soft Video recorder. Can anyone help?
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09-10-2012, 07:27 AM
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You need standalone TBC that will strip the macrovision copy protection.
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The error is embedded in the original signal. There's nothing that software can do, as it's a hardware limitation.
A TBC would be required: What is a TBC? Time Base Correction for Videotapes

At best, there are some super-crappy "copy protection remover" devices out there, but those are expensive given the quality. Most of them are a poor man's TBC, and perform terribly. Your videos will almost always be left with distortions of some kind. Brightening and dimming (or outright over-brightness) is a common side effect of the cheap wanna-be TBCs.

Ideally, get a TBC.

If these are VHS tapes that were already commercially released to DVD, then just buy the DVD. Save yourself the hassle. For the $200 you'd spend on a TBC (or even $100+ on a crappy non non-TBC "copy remover"), you could have just as easily bought new or used copies of everything from Amazon.com. That's assuming you even want copies of the VHS tapes anymore -- How many times do you really want to watch your favorites from 10-20 years ago?

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