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arnljot
31st May 2009, 21:48
I have two VHS tapes that I'm sure that the community wants digitized.

To that end I need a cable which can connect my VHS Tape player and computer:

[Tape SRC VHS:Scart Connector]-------->[Computer:Composite + Stereo Jack in]

I also need advice on what software to use under debian ;-)

davideo
31st May 2009, 23:34
@arnljot

Perhaps not the answer you wanted but here goes anyway :thumbsup2:

Send them to me and I'll put them on DVD for you.

Dave G 8)

arnljot
31st May 2009, 23:36
If all else fails, I'm also going to try and make one myself if noone has a cable. These cables are out of stock at my local "wierd cable store".

davideo
1st June 2009, 09:19
@arnljot

A few questions for you?

What computer are you connecting it to?

Have you got a video and audio capture card in the computer?

What OS are you going to use?

As this is for the community - I might be able to let you have a lead for the cost of postage - I think I've got one hidden away somewhere :laugh:

Dave G 8)

arnljot
1st June 2009, 12:47
Computer: Desktop PC with Ubuntu and TV capture card. I have three different I can use. Hauppauge, Terratec, and the third brand.

As stated, the os is Ubuntu. All three tv cards have a composite video in.

All of the cards will accept video in from this cable:
http://www.arnljot.com/images/composite.jpg

And the computers sound card will capture sound from a cable like this:
http://www.arnljot.com/images/minijack.jpg

arnljot
1st June 2009, 12:49
Those plugs in my previous post is on the destination side.

This is the plug on the source side:
http://www.arnljot.com/images/Scart_Plug.jpg

Now, finally. The videos are the two tutorial vhs tapes for DPaintIV. One is basic and the other is advanced.

arnljot
1st June 2009, 13:03
This is the cable I need:
http://www.arnljot.com/images/scartcable.jpg

They don't have it anymore at my local store. A friend has said he can drive me to a shop outside of town to look for it, but I don't know when that'll be. I'm in a hurry :mrgreen:

arnljot
1st June 2009, 13:18
These are the tapes:
http://www.arnljot.com/images/vhsfrontside.JPG
http://www.arnljot.com/images/vhsbackside.JPG

Kin Hell
1st June 2009, 14:03
You could make one!? All you gotta do is use the Composite in on the RGB socket along with the Audio input. Bits should be dead easy to source by a man of your calibre? :D

RE the solution under Debian; - No idea m8, soz!

Perhaps davideo's gesture of goodwill is the way to go!

Kin

TheCorfiot
1st June 2009, 14:14
@arnljot

The cable build is very easy indeed, I can even offer you the Pin numbers of the scart plug that you need to connect too, (Google !!!!)

Regarding the Debian Software, I haven't got a clue my friend....sorry !!!

TC :)

davideo
1st June 2009, 14:36
@arnljot

As with TC and Kin I've no idea on the hardware/software that you're talking about. So I'm sorry to say that I can't help you with that side of things.

I actually saw these videos a couple of years ago. I should have stuck them onto DVD at the time.

I'm sure I've got a lead that will suit your purpose. The only thing is it will have a phono socket for each of the audio channels (Red and White). You'll only need a converter that you'll plug the two audio leads in and then output to a stereo jack. I may also have one of these in the bottom of the same box.

If these are PAL videos - my offer still stands.

If you want to have a play and do it just because you want to - have fun and I hope it works out for you :thumbsup2: That's how I started 23 years ago and have been having fun ever since :lol:

Dave G 8)

davideo
2nd June 2009, 00:40
@arnljot

For once I found the right box first time :ROTFLOL2:

Here's a picture of the lead(s) that will make up to be what you are looking for.

With the added bonus of also allowing you to input into your video recorder by the flipping of a switch and changing the cables over :thumbsup2:

Dave G 8)

TheCorfiot
2nd June 2009, 09:29
@arnljot.........Where are you ????

Unlike our friend to go into silent mode, It's just so out of character :laugh:


TC :ROTFLOL2:

arnljot
2nd June 2009, 09:49
:whistle:
:shhh:

@davideo
Hold on a second

I might take that cable, but there might be a roadtrip today to the wierd cable shop just outside of town. I'll keep you posted.

davideo
2nd June 2009, 10:27
@arnljot

No problems.

Dave G 8)

arnljot
2nd June 2009, 10:36
@davideo

Coolies.

Btw, very sexy tablecloth

TheCorfiot
2nd June 2009, 10:48
@arnljot

I know it's off topic but I have to ask. :nod:

Why is this Video store Wierd ??

As for the tablecloth, It's a very British thing for when we take girls home to meet mom.

TC :lol:

arnljot
2nd June 2009, 10:52
@TC

They have all kinds of strange cables. I'm sure if you want a cable that hooks up your VCR to your moms heart monitor and keeps it in synch with all kitchen appliances, they have it. Or at least they can have their factory in china make it. It's one of those stores that sell all the crap that tv-shop (home shopping network) has, and then some.

The all time favourite was the "flowbee" a hair cutter that you could fix to your vaccume cleaner, I really wanted myself one of those. But was never brave enough to call in.

arnljot
2nd June 2009, 21:43
Road trip was a success, now lets just hope the tapes are pal.

Close this thread, i will report back later in new thread.

@davideo
Its a very similar cable i got here. Thanks for your time!

davideo
2nd June 2009, 22:41
@TC

That's a famous cloth - it's been in the background of a few things I've sold.

It's nearly as famous as Aireys chequered backdrop :ROTFLOL2:

@arnljot

No problems - good luck.

Don't forget to let us have the chance to get one when you get them done.

Dave G 8)

arnljot
2nd June 2009, 22:56
@davideo

Absolutely. Seems like my friend has to drive me back there tomo. The cable is too long so the signal degrades. Is black/white. And the vhs players menues are b/w too, so it's not the tapes. They seem to be in excellent condition all things considering :-)

The cable I just grabbed is three meters long :Doh:

davideo
2nd June 2009, 23:00
@arnljot

I think I'd be tempted to get the pliers and soldering iron out :nod:

Are you sure the tapes are PAL? Is your TV system PAL?

Sounds like it could be a case of NTSC or the SECAM system :pirate:

Dave G 8)

arnljot
3rd June 2009, 00:35
I canīt be sure about the tapes as both my tv and tape player is supposed to handle ntsc. I looked up in the manual - yes I know - sucker solution...

My tape player (samsung) has a on screen menu when there is no tape inserted. This menu too is black and white instead of that horrid blue its supposed to be with white text. So yes, its a too long cable. Its five or three meters long, I have no idea what I was thinking, but clearly nothing smart when I picked it up. Im going for the 150cm cable tomo, better luck then. If not, yes I guess Ill have to heat up the iron :-)

davideo
3rd June 2009, 01:03
A SECAM tape in a PAL machine will give you a Black and White picture.

Another point is not knowing your hardware I can't be sure of this but - just because your video player and tv can play NTSC tapes doesn't mean you'll be able to record the ouput :roll:

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :thumbsup:

Dave G 8)

rkauer
3rd June 2009, 19:08
Road trip was a success, now lets just hope the tapes are pal.

Close this thread, i will report back later in new thread.

@davideo
Its a very similar cable i got here. Thanks for your time!

With a small soldering iron, some solder and pliers you can fix that cable yourself.

OK, time for a new thread...