Easy VHS to DVD for Mac - Mac

If you have favorite home videos and other recordings stored on VHS and camcorder tapes, you may be in danger of losing them. Unfortunately, VHS, Hi8 and Video8 tapes degrade over time, slowly losing their quality. Now, with Easy VHS to DVD for Mac, you can make the most of your cherished recordings by converting them to DVD or other digital formats, allowing you to continue to enjoy them for years to come.

Ensure that your treasured analog video recordings are preserved in a new form with Easy VHS to DVD for Mac. With just a few clicks, this simple-to-use software program allows you to transfer video from your VCR or camcorder to DVD using the included Roxio Video Capture USB device. Add professionally designed menus for convenient navigation, and even import your captured movies into iMovie to edit in titles, transitions and other effects. Then take advantage of the versatility of digital video by converting your videos for playback on mobile devices, such as Apple® iPod®, Apple® iPhone® or PSP, or upload them to YouTube or favorite social networking sites to share them with the online world.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (148 out of 182)

    Product Details


    • Publisher: Roxio
    • Release Date: 05/25/2009
    • Number of Devices: 1
    • Color Category: Multi
    • Model Number: 8040230

    Features


    Easily convert the contents of VHS, Hi8 and Video8 tapes to VCD, SVCD or DVD

    Capture video from your VCR or camcorder using the included capture device, then connect the device to your Mac's USB port to convert content from analog to digital

    Select any of multiple professionally designed menu styles for easy DVD navigation

    Import video content into iMovie (not included) for editing or to add effects

    Convert video content for playback on mobile devices like iPod, iPhone or PSP so you can enjoy treasured movies on the go

    Share your videos online by uploading them to YouTube or social networking sites

    Includes Toast 9 Basic disc burning software for easy DVD creation



    Customer rating

    3.9
    82%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works as advertised

      Posted
      ntwrkguru
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this to transfer old VHS kids movies to my NAS for streaming. GOOD: - Easy to connect and install: It took me longer to dig out the VCR and get it connected than it did to install the software and connect it to the VCR. - Straighforward operation: Once it's all set up, throw in a tape, press play on the VCR, and then hit record on the software. Easy peasy. - Good quality conversion: Keeping in mind that we're talking about VHS tapes on an old VCR, the quality of the output was good. Looked about the same as I'd expect if connected to an old "tube" TV. NOT SO GOOD: - Need more software for DVD To transfer to DVD requires iDVD (now included in iMovie) or some 3rd party burning software. (It does say this on the box though!) - Limited output options: Output options (or quality as Roxio calls it) is limited to 3; high, medium, low. High is the standard Apple Intermediate CODEC (.MOV), medium is h.264 (MP4) but no options to change the resolution from 640x480, and low is also h.264, but at the 320x240 resolution. - Instructions are dated: The instructions still refer to iDVD, even though that's now part of iMovie (since iMovie 10). It would have been nice for Roxio to have updated their manuals and boxes to reflect the changes in the software. Overall, I'm pleased with my purchase. I went in looking for another brand of capture card for Mac, but had to choose between this and a different brand. I went with this for the Roxio name. So far, it's been perfectly fine. As stated in my "not so good", I chose to capture in high quality (.MOV) and then convert that to a smaller MP4 using QuickTime. The .MOV is rather large (about 10GB for a feature film), but the final MP4 is much more reasonable (in the 100s of MB range), so it's all good. I may try to see if there's a difference in final quality between letting the Video Capture output directly to MP4 and me doing it with QT. If/when I do, I'll update the review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy this software

      Posted
      drumskin
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Shame on me. I should have read the reviews before I picked this up almost 3 weeks ago. As other reviewers have stated, the tech support for this program is very bad. If you have a problem with the software then you'll probably do better researching the community groups. My issue is that I can not get audio into the Mac. Video appeared to work fine. All of the work-arounds suggested in the community area I tried but nothing worked. When I finally got an e-mail from tech support he instructed me to do everything I already tried. When I responded with "Didn't work, now what?" I never got an answer back. In the mean time, my free 14-day tech support expires. I just bought my Mac a couple of weeks ago.....latest and greatest OS. I checked out my RCA cables and the audio outs from my VCR and they work fine. I understand about the policy of Best Buy and other retailers concerning opened software not able to be returned...but this is ridiculous. Like I said...shame on me. I should have read the reviews on this site before committing to the purchase. Silly me, thinking that if I have a Mac and it's Mac software, it's going to work. Cost me $80 to learn that isn't always the case.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst product EVER!

      Posted
      djknoblock
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This product does not work. It has so many issues that it sucked a full day of my life and still never worked. Customer support is completely useless. I got emails saying they were reviewing my case, then that they were closing my case - hoping my issue was resolved. Never got any help. I was working on a project on a tight deadline. I never got a single useable piece of video even though everything on the computer said it was working. When I would finish - it would say "capture failed." I finally took it back and suggested that Best Buy pull it from their shelves. Then I went somewhere else and bought Video Capture by Elgato. Worked perfectly with no issues at all.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horribly supported products, no 64-Bit Version??

      Posted
      Steve

      I came into Best Buy, looking for a capture card (my mistake). I spoke to a miseducated sales person who told me that this product isn't a capture card. I pretended to learn something from him, cause I didn't even feel like wasting my time arguing with someone who thinks they're right anyway. So I found what I needed, bought it, and brought it home. Yay. After searching online for about 10 min, (after the hour I spent going through all of my computers audio settings (that's usually what it is), I found out that the audio doesn't work while running on a 64 Bit Platform...what?? Oooookay. So, I tried rebooting my system in 32 Bit Mode, and nothing again. Not to mention this device doesn't even behave like a DEVICE" It requires you to use the horrible software it comes with.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Audio & Video does not sync

      Posted
      Pinkprincessyyo
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I had originally posted a fair review about this product as I had only tested it once sine the purchase and it seemed to have worked well. I spent my Thanksgiving holiday trying to transfer VHS using my Mac and this software. I wasted all my time trying to fix a sync issue between audio & visual. The software starts recording well for the first 15 minutes, then it starts lagging behind about a second or two by the time I am done recording a full hour I am behind 8 to 10 seconds. I thought it was the fact I FFWD so I started over left it running continuously and noticed that the longer it keeps recording the longer the lag. Terrible waste of money. Tried returning it at BB but I couldn't due to return policy. There goes $80!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Product faulty, customer support brain-dead

      Posted
      geezer60
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The end of my story is that the product now works fine. The beginning and middle are where the problems lie. I installed (and upgraded the software for) this product, per instructions. It would capture audio only sporadically (upon jiggling the miniUSB connector) and would not capture video at all. I dutifully contacted customer support via email (no phone support) and we began a 5-day long back-and-forth, with support asking me questions I had already answered, with no apparent direction, other than to string me along until I gave up. Thankfully, Best Buy allowed me to exchange the product. (Thank you, BB.)This gave me new h/w, which fixed the problem. Customer support is still confused. Given that another reviewer has encountered a similar problem, I would caution folks to look for another solution unless, of course, you enjoy wasting time with a broken product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Did not work out-of-the-box. Sort of works now.

      Posted
      EdInAZ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Really not ready for Prime Time. After a couple of email exchanges with Corel, I finally got this from their (offshore?) support "... The issue you experience appears to be normal as I also experience the same issue sometimes and what I do is to try changing the Quality from High to Medium or close the application then unplug and replug the USB device just like the steps you did. Since this is still a cause of inconvenience, we have actually forwarded the issues you are experiencing to the Engineering team. However, as of the moment we cannot guarantee when a fix will be created to address these issues. If a fix will be released in the future, rest assured that it will be updated in our software update page from our website. ...". Not acceptable.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Extremely Disappointed!!!

      Posted
      PJDL
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My computer is up to date and will run the software. Roxio uploads to the computer fine, but quality of video is very poor. Product says it has the capability to export to iTunes, but has no option for the export. The burn option didn't work properly either!!! I spent many hours trying to get it to work. Total waste of time!!! I tried Roxio support and did not have a good experience!! Because of the the high cost of the product and being very disappointed in it, I actually tried to return the item to the store where purchased. I was hoping for a refund, but did not receive one. Needless to say, I have a product that I will not even be able to use!!! The product was a total waste of money!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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