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Topsie3v
06-04-2003, 02:04 PM
Can someone please tell me how to convert a home video into a MP3 file. I know how to convert records to MP3's and am sure it must be a similar process.

godfather
06-04-2003, 02:11 PM
MP3 is the file format for Audio only.

For video you would need to convert to MPEG type file

You also must have a Video Capture card, and software (usually comes with the card).

Before any more guesses, if you can give details of your system.
I have successfully converted home movies on VHS tape to MPEG format, which play (as a VCD) in a DVD player

Chilling_Silence
06-04-2003, 02:14 PM
What you'll need:
A TV-Capture card
A large HDD

You're going to need a TV Capture card (Try http://www.pricespy.co.nz) to get the Vid into your PC...

Second, MP3's are an audio ONLY format, meaning that you're only gonna get sound if you save it as an MP3.

You're going to wanna use MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group) or AVI file for video.

You'll need to be able to capture it, and then save it, so your HDD is gonna need to be a decent size.

I'd suggest at least a CD-R/W or even a DVD-Writer to save the files onto.

The software should be pretty straight forward that comes with the capture card, just hit record on the PC and play on the VCR and you should be away!

hope this helps


Chilling_Silence

Topsie3v
06-04-2003, 03:08 PM
Hi Godfather,
Sorry I meant MPG file. I have had one sent to me from overseas on a cd which I am able to play on my computer, and would like to send a home movie back. I have a Del400 with W98SEand it has 5.92Gb Free on C Drive and 4.7GB free on D Drive. Is this the other info you require?
Crystal PnP Audio System CODEC
MEDIA
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IRQ: 5 Mask: x0000
DMA: 1 Mask: x0000
DMA: 0 Mask: x0000
IO Range: Base=x0534 End=x0537 Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Base=x0388 End=x038B Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Base=x0220 End=x022F Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Driver: Cwd3dsnd.exe 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 206848
cwdpcple.dll 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 37888
cwdmix.exe 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 239320
cwdaudio.bin 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 8676
cwdaudio.ini
cwdinit.exe 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 98176
cwdjoy.vxd 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 10133
cwdfm.drv 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 21808
cwdaudio.drv 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 173472
cwdaudix.vxd 4/7/1998 0:27 AM Size: 91176

Disabled Device
MEDIA
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IO Range: Base=x03A0 End=x03A7 Alias=x00, Decode=x00

Crystal PnP Audio System Control Registers
MEDIA
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IO Range: Base=x0F00 End=x0F07 Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Driver: cwdaudix.vxd 4/7/1998 0:27 AM Size: 91176

Crystal PnP Audio System MPU-401 Compatible
MEDIA
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IO Range: Base=x0330 End=x0331 Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Driver: cwdaudix.vxd 4/7/1998 0:27 AM Size: 91176
cwdmidi.drv 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 9952
cwdmidi.vxd 4/1/1998 0:27 AM Size: 14494