Recorded from TLC on a Mitsubishi U520 VHS recorder about 1991
in 2-hour mode.
Digitized in 6-hour mode on a Philips DVDR3505.
Further manipulation done on PC (Windows XP) with these tools:
- DVD Fab Decrypter (ripping)
- ReJig (demuxing)
- Mpeg2Schnitt (lossless editing)
- TMPGEnc DVD Author (DVD authoring)
I won't claim that I'm using the best tools, or the fastest, or the
easiest, or the most capable. Generally once I find a tool that works
I use it until it stops working or until I stumble over a better
tool by chance.
The quality is decent for a 17-year-old VHS tape, it held up well
in storage. For casual viewing there's no reason to digitize this
at maximum quality. Using a DVDR in 6-hour mode will more than
preserve VHS quality video. Further manipulation was lossless,
so there was no need to start with a high-quality capture.
The result is a DVD image of approximately 1.21 GB. I wanted people
to be able to watch this on standard DVD players if they wished
(it's what I like to do) but I didn't want it to be bigger than it
had to be. The quality will never improve, there was no reason
to make a full-sized DVD.
In fact, this should fit onto a single-layer mini-DVD if you like
(1.4 Gb capacity).
P.S. My upload speed is atrocious, so it'll take a while to download it. But I have a dedicated system running 24/7 and no plans to take this down for a while. Thanks for your patience.