Here's an example of the device you need:
There are many other manufacturers, but they all look much the same. It's a
USB device, so there is no need to open the case. It will be supplied with
software that enables you to capture the video in a file, and will have full
instructions for capturing. Once you have the video in digital format then
you can do what you want with it. Your VCR will have a composite output, and
possibly S-video as well - use S-video if available.
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"edougal01" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I want to convert my VHS tapes to DVD but don't have a clue where to
> start. I have tried reading tutorials but they don't make sense to me
> since I am not all that computer savvy. All I know is that I need an
> analog capture device and I don't even know what that means or how to
> use it. I do not have a DV camera. Can someone out there walk me step
> by step thru how this is done?