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Happy New Year and Happy B-day.

I want to wish Happy Birthday and many many more to; cuteorkill, castrowoof and revhyperion

Now for the new year project...

I few years ago a wonder lady here in Wichita gave me a bunch (about 300) of video tapes form Japanese TV. I have been moving them around the basement since I got them. Now I am going to do what I had originally planned. I am going to convert the tapes that she gave me to DVD. There are all kinds of tapes; Movies, dramas, Samurai, music, etc.

I have already converted a few of them and the quality is pretty bad, but some of them are over 10-15 years old.... and a lot if them are recorded at EP and SP, ugh! So, I understand that the quality of the DVD can only be as good as the VHS....


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Jan. 2nd, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Having converted most of my porn over from VHS to DVD, I can give you a few tips.

First off, yes, going from VHS to DVD will not improve the quality... BUT do *NOT* then put said DVD into an upscaling DVD player. Most of them will mangle the remaining video so badly that you'll wish for death.

You can use the VHS to DVD combo units to do this, which is MUCH easier than the VHS-to-computer-to-DVD method I did, but my method let me add chapters as well as compress it for my iPod along with a DivX format.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I I doing the conversion the old fashion way. VCR -> Dazzel -> 'puter -> Video Redo. It is a bit time consuming, but, like you said I can add chapter and remove commercials...

Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Ah, cool. Which Dazzle do you have? The firewire or the USB one?

I had the firewire one originally and it worked, so-so. I then bought a Canopus ADVC-100 (about $200) and it can actually turn off Macrovision detection, to convert those original videos to DVD. ;)

But yeah, adding chapters is very nice. And if you are doing that, seriously, consider getting DivX or some such. In fact, through tomorrow DivX is only $10. (Link)

I may even have a spare key somewhere. :P But theirs would be valid immediately.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
It is the USB Dazzle 9.0. I think it works great.... But then the VHS tapes are crap old....
Jan. 5th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay. The USB one. Pretty similar. Probably using the same software. I *LOVED* the software, but the Firewire Dazzle was flaky as could be.

And yeah, the VHS tapes will not look good upscaled, so don't do that. :)
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Jan. 3rd, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
I have been using a device that digitizes the VCR signal and then goes to the Computer.....

I can do your tape for you, if you want....
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Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Well, it is not really work. It is more of a hobby. Besided, I think I would love to add some more vintage porn to my collection.....
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

I wish I had a way to convert the rest of my VHS to DVD.
Jan. 3rd, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
You are Quite welcome.

How many do you have? I'm sure you wouldn't want to send them all the way to Kansas for that anyway... but if it wasn't too many. I would be glad to do it for you...
Jan. 3rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Hey there, Scott. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year! *HUG*
Jan. 3rd, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Why that is awful nice of you.
Happy New Year to you too Adam. I hope this year is full of properity for you.

Feb. 19th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Hm - Japanese? I grew up there and am curious about what you may have on VHS. Did you spend time there?

ps: i found you via "hungcub"
Feb. 19th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Well, welcome to my life.

I have 時代劇,ドラマ,演歌,殺人事件,and a few 映画. What are you interested in?

I was in Japan as a child and then in university.
Feb. 21st, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Arigato -

Sadly even though I grew up in Japan, I never learned kanji, and have forgotten quite a bit of vocabulary due to un-use. what I'd be interested in would be TV shows - but I get the sense that they are all bought VHS.

I read your schools - which University did you go to? and where abouts were you as a child? what made you go back?

email me - or mssg me directly as I also have questions about your tats!
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