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    Converting VHS to DVD
    Could someone direct me to a thread that covers this Topic? Thanks a lot Bob

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    It's not that difficult really.

    You'll need something like this to transfer the VHS to your Mac:
    https://www.elgato.com/en/video-capture

    If you need to edit, then you can use Quicktime or iMovie.

    To make a playable DVD from the resultant video file, if you don't have iDVD then you can use the free Burn.
    Burn - Home

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    Thanks for the reply What is iDVD? and is burn safe to download?

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    iDVD was a program Apple sold as part of the iLife suite of software. With it a user couuld take video clips and burn to a DVD while creating a menu with some high quality graphics. The process could take quite some time butt the results were really quite good.

    I think I read somewhere that the program still works if you have it but it won't work under whatever version of the OS follows Mojave.

    I've had Burn on my computer for quite some time and never had any issues with it engaging in "unsafe" behavior.
    Last edited by Slydude; 11-11-2018 at 01:33 AM. Reason: Added info about Burn and corrected typo

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    Thanks a lot for all the info! I will look into the Elgato unit

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    I think I read somewhere that the program still works if you have it but it won't work under whatever version of the OS follows Mojave.
    And, you would be correct. iDVD still works but will die with the next version of macOS. iDVD, iWeb, QuickTime 7, and other older Apple 32 bit programs are likewise going to die off. By the way, the current version of the Amazon Kindle program for the Mac is also 32 bit and it appears that it hasn't been updated for several years.

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    I didn't realize that about the Kindle app. I put it on my Mac for some reason but haven't used it in a long time. I think I was helping her test soemthing with a few of her Kiindle files.

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    I hope Amazon updates their Kindle program because it's not just the program that will die off but also the complete library of books that I have for it. If there was an easy way to convert Kindle to iBooks I would do it. The Kindle books are all protected and can't be copied or even backed up. I stopped buying Kindle versions some time ago because I'm afraid that Amazon is just going to let their Kindle stuff die.

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    Converting VHS to DVD
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    I agree. My wife never had a lot of stuf in Kindle format and once she decided that her Kindle gizmo was far more limited than an iPad we have pretty much avoided anything in Kindle format.

    I know there are tools out there that supposedly convert from Kindle to other formmats but haven't bothered to look into it.
    Last edited by Slydude; 11-11-2018 at 03:49 PM.

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