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Convert VHS to DVD

Updated on June 5, 2014

What Is The Best VHS to DVD Converter?

You have a collection of VHS movies, VHS family movies, or you want to watch an old movie that isn't available on DVD yet? This page will show you the best VHS to DVD converter options (tools, software, complete hardware systems) so you can finally convert home movies from VHS to DVD or convert a movie collection from VHS to DVD in a snap. So much amazing footage, family albums, old movies, and more can be found on VHS (often in your own library) so why not enjoy them again by converting your VHS to DVD?

One of the best ways to create lifetime memories is to convert family albums and movies (which you have been saving on VHS for years) to DVD so they can be enjoyed again and passed on to the next generation. Easy to use tools and complete systems are available so you can convert VHS to DVD right in your own home.

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Ion Video 2 PC Digital Video Converter - Convert VHS to DVD

You can expand your viewing library by converting VHS to DVD. Not only VHS you already own, but, when you want to buy something that isn't on DVD yet, this is a great way to give yourself the convenience of having the movies you want to watch on DVD.

I was waiting for months and months for a movie I wanted to see again (I had watched it several times years ago). Every time I checked it was still only on VHS. Later I thought I found it on one of the free streaming channels. Turned out it was a 'clip' of the main scenes. NOT the whole movie. But whoever put it together thought it was all you ever needed to watch.

One of the best VHS to DVD conversion tools is the Ion Video 2 PC Digital Video Converter

Quick Guide To Software

Continue scrolling down the page for more software information and options.

Find software and instructions to convert VHS to DVD for PC and for MAC.  Be sure to double check the operating system you will need to have for each of the selections.  Watch for duplicate software (which may be previous releases of the same thing).  

In most cases the most current release will be the best choice.  Read carefully what is included and what you will need to buy separately.  Some boxes will have everything you need, some will have only the software, review what comes with the item and if other items are needed you might find them in the "Customers have purchased this with this" section on the description page.

Honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 Deluxe

Honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe

Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD [Old Version]

VHS to DVD 5.0 Standard [Download]

Honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 Deluxe - Convert VHS to DVD

There are so many amazing movies on VHS especially if you love the old movies. And what if you have VHS Home Movies in your library. Wouldn't it be nice to digitize them so you can share them with family?

Convert VHS to DVD to give your family your old VHS family home movies collection. What a great Christmas or Birthday gift that would make!!

Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus - Convert VHS to DVD

Many of the VHS to DVD conversion tools give you the freedom to edit the content while you make the new DVD. This Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus lets you trim unwanted content as well as add transitions when you are clipping several VHS recordings together on one DVD. Give your new DVDs a great additional transition element (the dates, or holiday, or tell who will be in the next segment of the recording).

This extra creative option will give your Converted VHS to DVDs new and exciting content and everyone will want to watch them over and over again.

Samsung Tunerless DVD Recorder VHS Combo - Convert VHS to DVD

If you want to have a system that will allow you to convert VHS to DVD with less dependence on software you can do it all on one machine designed especially for the job.

Panasonic Upconverting VHS DVD Recorder with Built In Tuner - Convert VHS to DVD

This is also an all in one Upconverting system with a built in Tuner!

Hardware to Convert VHS to DVD

Check each item for statistics and features.  As you explore each of the following hardware items look for the features you want such as "DVD Recorder" , "External Input" (find out what external input it will read / copy / record for you).  The stabilizer feature is important for digital copying.  

Think about how you want the hardware to operate, for example..if you are converting VHS to DVD then you will want the hardware to be able to capture the video from the VHS and copy (burn) it to the DVD.

Toshiba DR430 DVD Recorder (Black)

Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect Compact Size DVD Burner with AVCHD Recording

GREX digital video stabilizer to Copy or Capture any video from VHS DVD DVR Cable Box to DVD Recorder PC or VCR

Sony DVDirect DVD Recorder VRDMC5

Magnavox MDV3000/F7 Up Conversion DVD player Black

Panasonic DMR-E80H Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder with Hard Drive Silver

Convert VHS to DVD Guestbook - Do you have old video tapes that need to be on DVD?

Submit a Comment

  • banapple profile image


    5 years ago

    My mom has tons of VHS tapes, but no VHS layer. Not sure what happened to it. But she could definitely use on of these!

  • GypsyOwl profile imageAUTHOR

    Deb Bryan 

    5 years ago from Chico California

    @Joan4: There are so many people I know who have taken most of the family movies on the camcorder (which can now be converted to DVD using the software above). So this was such a great and fun page to work on to help people find what they need.

  • profile image


    5 years ago

    Oh yes! and this information is so helpful to convert VHS to DVD -- gotta do that! we all have family movies on DVD that need to be preserved!


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