Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus

Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus

VHS to DVD Converter

  • Convert VHS to DVD or digital
  • Capture video from your camcorder
  • Burn videos to disc with menus and chapters
  • Make quick edits, trim video, enhance color
  • Add transitions and titles

Give your old videos new life and bring back your best memories.

Technology changes and time passes, but you can keep your memories current. Imagine the excitement among your friends and family when they unwrap the gift of video! Now you can quickly convert old VHS tapes to DVD or digital, right at home! It’s easy. You’ll find yourself equipped with all the tools you need to not only convert video, but to enhance it and even add titles. Then, when you’re ready, simply export your revived video to digital, or burn it to disc complete with chapters and menus. Keep the memories alive!

VHS to DVD Converter

1. Connect

Connect your VHS player or camcorder to your PC with an RCA cable* and the Roxio capture device.

*RCA Cable not included

2. Capture & Edit

Import and capture video from your device. Organize media, trim video,and add titles or transitions.

3. Share

Burn to DVD with chapters and menus or save to popular formats to share online or to device.

Capture and convert videos

Capture and convert videos

  • Give your old videos new life and convert legacy footage to digital
  • Convert VHS to DVD in a few easy steps or import video from your camcorder
  • With your capture device connected, play your video on your camcorder or VCR to capture and convert your video to digital
  • You can even convert your analog LPs and cassettes to audio CDs or MP3s
  • Easily convert video and audio to your preferred formats
Edit and enhance videos

Edit and enhance videos

  • VHS to DVD Plus is more than just a video converter; edit and enhance your video before you export and share it
  • Make quick video edits and trim and cut video clips
  • Stabilize shaky video
  • Improve color balance and lighting with easy-to-use controls
  • Add titles or rolling credits
  • Add quick transitions between your videos
  • Give your old videos new life and convert VHS to digital--even enhancing color before you export it to share!
A video you’ll be proud to share

A video you’ll be proud to share

  • Export video in your preferred format or burn it to disc
  • Give your video the packaging it deserves and burn it to disc with chapters and customizable menus
  • Choose from themed templates to build your disc menu
  • Split movies across multiple discs
  • Export video to digital files and share on social media
  • Export videos to play back on popular mobile devices
  • Revive old videos for family and new friends - give the gift of treasured stories!

The perfect gift - give your old videos new life

Videos bring back so many memories and remind us of long-forgotten treasured moments. From one-of-a-kind vacations to graduations, you can convert those VHS stories to DVD or digital, right at home! Imagine the faces of your parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends when you give them the gift of videos they haven't seen in years!

Bring back those special memories, and give your old videos new life with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD - it’s easier than you think to get started!

What are you waiting for? Convert VHS to DVD or digital

Easier than you think

Convert VHS to DVD or digital

Convert VHS to DVD or digital

Convert camcorder to DVD or digital

Convert camcorder to DVD or digital

Convert LP or cassettes to digital

Convert LP or cassettes to digital

Preserve old videos

No skill level required

No skill level required

Start with a single VHS

Start with a single VHS

It makes the perfect gift

It makes the perfect gift

Getting Started

What you’ll need to get started with Roxio VHS to DVD Plus

Connect

Your Videos and Device

Collect your VHS videos and plug in your VCR, or grab your camcorder and tapes.

Capture & Edit

The Hardware

Connect your VCR or Camcorder with an RCA cable* to the Capture Device, and then to your PC.

Share

Getting Started Guide

Download the getting started guide for step by step instructions on converting your videos: Download PDF

*RCA Cable not included

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install Easy VHS to DVD?

  1. Connect the Roxio Video Capture USB device to a USB port on your computer.
  2. Download the installer from the Roxio website, and click it to launch the installation. The installation program does not require any serial keys. If your purchase came with a program installation disc, you can insert the disc to run the same installer available on the website.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
    Once the installation process is complete, you can start Easy VHS to DVD by double-clicking the Easy VHS to DVD icon on your desktop.

Note: An internet connection is required for product installation and updates. Windows may ask for your permission during various steps of the installation process. Please grant permissions when requested so that the installation can be completed.

Do I need a serial key?

Easy VHS to DVD does not require a serial key. Your Roxio Video Capture USB device acts as your serial key – simply plug in your capture device to a USB port on your computer and launch the installer. The installer can be downloaded from the Roxio website.

What’s included in the box?

Easy VHS to DVD includes:

  • Roxio Video Capture USB device
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Link to download the software OR program installation disc. If your purchase does not come with a program installation disc, you can find the installer for download here.

Note: You will need additional cables including an RCA (composite) or S-Video cable and audio cables, to attach your VHS player to the Roxio Video Capture device.

What do I need to start converting?

To begin converting, you will need:

  • Roxio Video Capture device (Included):
    Captures the video from connected devices and converts it to a digital format.
  • Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus software (Included)
    Installed with the latest software updates. No serial key required.
  • Media to be converted:
    A VCR is required to convert VHS tapes. Video and audio can also be captured from an analog camcorder or most older audio players and devices, if they have matching jacks to the Roxio Video Capture device.
  • Connecting cables:
    An RCA or S-Video cable, and audio cables are required to connect your devices to the Roxio Video Capture device. These cables should have been supplied with your VCR.
  • DVDs and a DVD drive:
    If you wish to burn your converted files to disc, you will need to have a disc drive and discs. Alternatively, you can just convert your files to digital formats and choose to burn them to disc at a later date.

What are the Minimum System Requirements:

  • Internet connection required for product installation, registration, product updates, and some features
  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1
  • MyDVD requires a 64-bit operating system
  • Processor and RAM, 1.6 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM or more, or the minimum system requirements of the OS, whichever is higher
  • 2 GB free hard drive space for installation
  • One available USB 2.0 port
  • Minimum screen resolution 1024x768

Input Formats:

  • Video: MPEG2, AVC (H.264)
  • Audio: WAV, mp3, ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AAC (m4a)

Output Formats:

  • Video: DVD, ISO, MPEG2, AVC (H.264)
  • Audio: WAV, mp3, ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AAC
  • Disc: DVD, Mini DVD

Supported Languages:

  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese

How do I check if my system is 64-bit?

You can tell if you have a 32- or 64-bit system but right click on My Computer then select Properties. It will be listed in System Type.

Best practices for before you begin your video capture

  • Ensure your VCR/camcorder is functioning properly
  • Clean the heads on your VHS tapes
  • Watch the tapes you plan to convert to measure starting quality and check for distortion
  • Check that your drivers are up to date
  • Ensure the latest software updates are installed.

How do I connect the Roxio Video Capture device to my VCR?

Step One:
Connect the video output on your VCR to the matching video input on your Roxio Video Capture device using an RCA or S-Video Cable. If your VCR has a yellow RCA video output, use an RCA cable to connect it to the matching yellow RCA video input on the capture device. If your VCR has an S-Video output, use an S-Video cable to connect it to the matching S-Video input on the Roxio Video Capture device. When possible, we recommend using S-Video for higher quality.

How do I connect the Roxio Video Capture device to my VCR

Step Two:
Connect the red and white RCA composite audio outputs on your VCR to the red and white inputs on your Roxio Video Capture device using audio cables.

How do I connect the Roxio Video Capture device to my VCR

Step Three:
Plug in the Roxio Video Capture device to a USB port on your PC.

Note: An RCA or S-Video cable and audio cables should have come with your VCR. These cables are not included with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD.

How do I connect the Roxio Capture Device to my analog camcorder?

Plug your Roxio Video Capture device into a USB port on your computer. Using an RCA or S-Video cable and audio cables, attach your camcorder’s video and audio outputs to the matching jacks on the Roxio Video Capure device. Launch the software to begin capturing video.

Note: RCA, S-Video and audio cables are not included.

How do I connect my audio device to my computer?

Connect the Roxio Video Capture USB device to a USB 2.0 port on your computer. An optional USB extension cord is included. Connect the Roxio adapter to the capture device. Connect the audio player to the large two-prong plug using the cables supplied with your player. (The cables needed to connect your audio system to the Roxio adaptor are not included with Easy VHS to DVD.)

How do I connect my audio device to my computer

Can the captured video quality every be better than the source?

VHS tapes are generally recorded at a lower quality than we have come to expect in the age of digital video, and degrades over time. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD will faithfully transfer your video to DVD. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD also includes some tools to sharpen, denoise and improve the quality of captured video, but cannot improve videos beyond the quality of the video as it was originally captured on the tape. The resulting video quality of the DVD will depend entirely on the quality of the source material. Low quality VHS video cannot be converted to high quality video by transferring it to a DVD disc.

Is there in-product help?

You can get additional information on your current task at any time by pressing F1 to view the online help. Feel free to also check out the user guide, knowledgebase, or contact customer support for additional assistance.

Video input not detected?

This typically occurs when your VCR is not properly hooked up to the Roxio Video Capture device. If you are using RCA cables to connect your VCR to the Roxio Video Capture device, make sure the cables are connected to the correct jacks on both your VCR and your Roxio Video Capture device with the matching colors. The yellow RCA composite cable for video should be connected to the yellow RCA video output jack on your VCR and the yellow RCA video input jack on your Roxio Video Capture device. Similarly, the red and white audio RCA composite audio cables should be connected to the red and white audio output jacks on your VCR and the red and white audio input jack on your Roxio Video Capture device.

This can also occur when a connected VCR is turned off. If the VCR is powered on and you still get this message, try playing a VHS tape for 30 seconds to see if Easy VHS to DVD will detect a Video Signal and lock on to a frame. If there is no actual recording on the VHS tape, there will be no frame to lock on and it will result in No Video Signal.

On occasion, the VCR might lose tracking on the tape. The result will be scrambled video, discoloration, video distortion, etc. When this happens, VHS to DVD will lose track of the video frame resulting in a "No Video Signal".

A common way to adjust tracking on your VCR is to press the Channel UP or DOWN controls, either on the VCR or on its remote control. If this does not resolve the issue, please consult with your VCR's owner's manual for information on adjusting the tracking control.

Audio sounds distorted?

Distorted audio when capturing from VHS to the computer and/or DVD can be caused by a number of factors. The audio could have been distorted at the time it was recorded to VHS. In other cases, it can happen because the recording input levels are set too high in the Roxio Easy VHS to DVD settings.

If the audio levels are set too high, the sound will show all the way into the red zone at the end, like this:

Audio sounds distorted

If the audio levels are set correctly, the audio will fall into the normal range of yellow to green, like this:

Audio sounds distorted

If the audio is still distorted after you adjust the Recording level, you might need to check your audio input level in the Windows Sound Settings.

Right click on the speaker icon, next to your clock. Select "Sound Settings".

Audio sounds distorted

Once you are in the Sound Settings window, select "Line (Roxio Video Capture USB)" from the Input dropdown.

Audio sounds distorted

Next, you may want to check the Volume level for the device by clicking the corresponding Device properties link, and on the Devices properties page, adjust the Volume level for the device.

High pitched sound/squeal when application is running

This can be caused by your default recording device being set to your microphone and not the VHS to DVD USB device. Open the Windows Sound Settings and ensure “Line (Roxio Video Capture USB)" is selected from the Input dropdown.

High pitched sound/squeal when application is running

Once that is done, exit out of the VHS to DVD software and restart the computer.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Internet connection required for product installation, registration, product updates, and some features
  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1
  • MyDVD requires a 64-bit operating system
  • Processor and RAM, 1.6 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM or more, or the minimum system requirements of the OS, whichever is higher
  • 2 GB free hard drive space for installation
  • One available USB 2.0 port
  • Minimum screen resolution 1024x768
  • Digital download available

Input Formats:

  • Video: MPEG2, AVC (H.264)
  • Audio: WAV, mp3, ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AAC (m4a)

Output Formats:

  • Video: DVD, ISO, MPEG2, AVC (H.264)
  • Audio: WAV, mp3, ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, AAC
  • Disc: DVD, Mini DVD

Supported Languages:

  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese