So know this is possible and the computer I am getting Monday will make it easy with the tv turner and everything. But once I have the home movie on my computer what would I need to make a DVD that would player in a standard DVD player. I need something easy to use and free or at least cheap.
but you need other hardware so you can transfer it and make it digitalized so you can edut it...
Probs not the best way, but I record the VHS onto my video camera and then burn a DVD from that... hey... whatever works.
He said he already has a TV tuner.
The software you should look for has what's called "DVD Authoring" and there's various free and commercial programs that do this. You want to also make that it can convert the tv tuner's output file format. Depending on your DVD authoring application, you may need a seperate program to convert this to the DVD compliant format, MPEG-2.
Thanks for all the info. I have it worked out I have the windows media center on the computer and it seems to do most of what I want the only issues I have is the editing the video. It is recorded to the dvr-ms format and there are not a lot of options when it comes to video editing...anyone have one they could recommend?
Just use Pinnacle Studio. You can edit it, and then im pretty sure it has an option to burn to a dvd