Top Best 7 vhs converter in December 2021

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Movie Hoarders: From VHS to DVD and Beyond! [DVD] [2021]
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  • Review by ThatGuy, 10 out of 10
    Buy it now

    Well put together and articulated. Highlighted by the ever scene stealing and attention grabbing Jessie Hobson. A must watch

    Aug 11, 2021 19:18
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    VIDBOX - Video Conversion Suite - Black/White

    Save home videos before they wear down with Honestech Conversion Suite 2.0. The setup has everything needed for transferring film to digital or DVD, including a VIDBOX capture device, software and cables for connecting cameras, camcorders or VCRs. Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, Honestech Conversion Suite 2.0 includes a quick start guide for each system.

    5 Features
  • Save your precious memories: Easily convert, save, and share your memories from your old VHS, Betamax and camcorder tapes.
  • Easy setup: Just plug the included composite cable into the outputs on the VCR and into a USB device. And then connect the USB cable to your Mac or PC and wait until the software makes the rest.
  • PC and Mac compatible: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher and Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista.
  • Capture, edit and burn recorded videos: Offers smooth integration with iTunes, iMovie, QuickTime and iDVD, and uses integrated capabilities of Windows.
  • Social networks integration: Share your video with friends and family on Facebook and YouTube.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Scott, 4 out of 10
    Recording will STOP, not recommended

    It is frustrating the recording will STOP while the camcorder still running.

    Apr 18, 2021 17:42
  • Review by Markeezy, 8 out of 10
    It works but in a strange way.

    I bought this to save all our old Films from the childhood days and it works just as it says. but a weird quirk is that while your recording the video, the audio is being recorded from your speakers? i had to play the audio from my laptop speakers while my laptop Microphone records it?? its a little strange as i had to leave my laptop unattended and away from outside noise for 2-3 hours while it was recording. i am glad i bought it as my entire childhood is protected in Digital but its just a weird quirk.

    Jun 02, 2020 14:29
  • Review by luis, 8 out of 10
    Works well on older devices

    Buyer beware: you may have software issues on newer Windows builds (10). I was unsuccessful in transferring a tape on Windows 10 as the software kept freezing, despite running it in compatibility mode for earlier Windows releases.

    If you run this on prior Windows releases the software works as intended. I have seen other reviews that say it requires you to use your PC microphone and speakers. This is NOT true. It gives you the option to, but it also gives you the option to use the audio source directly from the video device connected to the converter box.

    May 17, 2021 07:35
  • Review by Mark, 10 out of 10
    Something Old to Something New(er)

    This probably isn't what this device was intended for, but I used it to record video from a twenty-year old analog underwater camera. The camera signal travels through a cable to a small TV screen (CRT) on the surface. The TV has an RCA VIDEO OUT jack but I didn't have any way to record the signal. I was able to use the VIDBOX to connect to the TV and it converted the live analog signal to digital. I was then able to record the live video directly to my laptop hard drive (Win 7). I can't comment on the editing software because I use Adobe Premier Elements for editing. It was an odd configuration but this little unit did the trick. My son used the video in his high school Marine Biology presentation. I haven't had time to do it yet, but I'm looking forward to using my VIDBOX to convert a batch of old analog videos I recorded nearly thirty years ago. So far, I'm very pleased with my little VIDBOX.

    Jun 14, 2019 17:38
  • Review by WayneO, 10 out of 10
    Tape to disc converter.

    This product worked great just as advertised, I would greatly recommend this product to anyone. Trying to make these types of upgrades to their video library.

    Thank you

    Robert & Sandee Ott

    Nov 17, 2021 22:19
  • Review by GardenMom, 10 out of 10
    Good product!

    This product delivered exactly what I wanted - an easy to use method to transfer my thirty year old VHS tapes to a computer, thumb drive, or DVD. I was able to link my old combination VHS/DVD player to the computer, push the play button, and copy it to the computer. I was also able to edit the transferred footage with standard video editing programs such as Windows Video Editor.

    Jan 23, 2021 12:43
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    VHS tapes to Digital files.

    This is a great product to convert VHS tapes to digital files. Easy to use and works great!!

    Nov 17, 2021 22:11
  • Review by CJnAK, 10 out of 10
    Gets the job done

    Found 10 old camcorder tapes that were 20+ years old, wanted to transfer them before the tape deteriorated.(Works on other type of tapes I.e. VCR )

    You will need the original device the tapes were created on to play the tape during transfer process.

    Pretty easy hookup between laptop, no real issue other than you should know it is a time consuming process.

    This allows you to change your tape into MP4 files and then save them on your hardrive.

    Memories saved!

    Sep 19, 2020 08:04
  • 8.8score
    VIDBOX - VHS to DVD 9.0 Deluxe - Windows

    Save treasured family memories with this VIDBOX VHS to DVD converter. Ideal for beginners, this small unit features Easy Wizard Mode to transfer tapes at a touch, while Creative Mode includes the ability to edit video and upload to social media. This versatile VIDBOX VHS to DVD converter even creates photo slideshows and audio files to capture all your special moments.

    10 Features
  • Everything you need to easily convert your videos to digital formats: Includes a VIDBOX USB video capture device, a USB cable and an RCA cable.
  • Analog video: Capture old VHS, Beta, 8mm or camcorder tapes and convert them to DVD or other digital formats.
  • HD edit: Capture and edit high-definition videos from HDV camcorders. Add various special features, including background music.
  • Motion menu: Enhance your DVD menu pages by adding motion and music.
  • Background music: Add excitement to your videos by adding background music.
  • Various effects and menu creation: Offers many different screen effects and filters, and lets you create your own menus.
  • PhotoDVD: Create spectacular photo slideshows using ready-made themes by converting your pictures and videos into slideshow DVDs of movie files.
  • Audio recorder: Record audio from your cassettes, LP records, and video tapes to create WMA files or audio CDs.
  • For smartphones and tablets: Convert captured videos into MP4/AVC formats to watch on your portable device.
  • Upload to social networks: Upload to YouTube and Facebook.
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  • Review by SchoolTeacher, 10 out of 10
    User Friendly

    Chances are, you or your parents have some old home videos on VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8 or Mini-DV tapes that are locked in storage somewhere. These tapes are bulky making them complex to organize and store. If you are to digitize them, they will take as long as the videos. It's not like a Bluray or DVD where a copy can be made within 10 minutes.

    If you keep the tapes, two major things can happen. One-the film used to capture the recording will deteriorate and the tape can no longer be played. Two-you wait so long that devices needed to play them are no longer in existence or in production so you end up scrolling through Craigslist, eBay and or visiting a thrift store hoping to find a working player.

    Well, nowadays, almost every family owns a computer/laptop. With that being said, this capturing device and software is all you need to transfer your old videos onto your laptop. I don't use the DVD recorder because that itself will become a problem later in life when disc players become obsolete. I mean I don't even own a DvD/Bluray player. My laptops do not have disc drives. The only way I wold be able to watch is kick my kids of their PS4 to utilize it.

    However, I do use the format converter so videos can be converted into a Youtube friendly format to be uploaded. This way, your videos are forever safe and can be shared with your family and friends with a single click. The formats offered are mp2 and wmv. Which is sufficient because if you're transferring old videos from tapes, their maximum resolution will be 720x480. You do not need anything beyond that resolution. I have transferred a handful of very lengthy 4 hour long VHS and VHS-C tapes flawlessly. Do this now before VHS players become inaccessible.

    Apr 11, 2020 19:42
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use device and software

    Very easy to use. Has wizard mode which make conversion to digital very very easy and advanced mode which give further control to make this a very easy powerful device. Offers many digital file formats and editing features. Very pleased!

    Mar 26, 2019 09:30
  • Review by JohnH, 8 out of 10
    Great for digitizing video

    VHS to DVD 9.0 will digitize video from virtually any source that can output it's signal thru either composite (the yellow, red & white RCA plugs) or S-video cables. And you can save your digitized video into several common video and DVD formats, going straight to DVD or saving as MPEG or VCD files. I just finished doing over 20 VHS cassettes of old home movies, and will soon start converting about as many mini-cassettes from our old Sony video recorder. VHS to DVD 9.0 comes with software to edit video (add sound, titles, transitions, add or delete clips, etc) but it is relatively slow even on my new Windows 10 Dell desktop (thus the 4 star rating). My wife, kids and grandkids are enjoying watching the videos on the big TV without all the hassle of a VCR machine. I'm a very satisfied grandpa.

    Mar 02, 2019 14:29
  • Review by windsurfer, 6 out of 10
    Mixed feelings.

    This is the first product like this I've used. I've been struggling with it. I did find after reading the online user manual twice that you should burn a DVD at slower speed. I thought that was the answer to my DVDs not playing on my DVD player. It worked once, then not the next time. Advanced mode is not really intuitive. USA customer support, which is nice, but they recommend you read the manual first. I called back after I read the manaul, then i got a little more help. The people at Best Buy couldn't help me much either, as this is an "outdated" thing to do. I am still hopeful I will be able to convert my over 30 VHS and 8mm tapes to DVD and save them on my PC before I give up! I would probably still recommend it to a friend if they were computer savvy since the only other choice is paying a much higher price to have tapes professionally transferred.

    Jan 16, 2021 15:10
  • Review by unhappy, 8 out of 10
    plays on computer only for me

    It works if you want to burn a dvd that will play on your computer only. I was unable to copy a home vhs tape to dvd and play on any of my dvd players. Maybe I did something wrong.

    Nov 06, 2021 21:33
  • Review by Melody, 10 out of 10
    Works great for me

    This works great for me. I wanted a system to capture my old VHS and Hi8's and this does a great job doing that. I also wanted a system that the files can be saved in a format so I can use some of my editing programs that I like to use. This does that. I have not tried the VIDBOX editing program since I use my own but it is there if I need it.

    This is the perfect system for my use.

    Sep 24, 2021 17:07
  • Review by GilReview, 8 out of 10
    VidBox 9.0 Delux

    I copied a vhs tape to a dvd and could not view the video. I then copied the tape to my laptop, then burned it to a dvd and was able to view it. I sent it to someone to see if they could view it, but they couldn't. believe it has to do with a missing codec. It's a good product and I'm still trying to figure out a few things with it.

    Oct 19, 2020 12:37
  • Review by dandman, 10 out of 10

    For years I wondered how I would transfer old VHS-C tapes which I took of my kids when they were little, grade school, Mid and High School, etc. Looked at companies online and the cost was truly prohibited. When I saw this software at BB, wondered how good the transfer quality and overall product would be. To my surprise, this product has performed tremendously. Everything loaded with no problems to my PC. The only drawback is getting a hang of how to edit some of my videos but thru trial and error, have now gotten the hang of it. Worth the buy!

    Jul 23, 2021 20:50
  • 8.6score
    Pinnacle - Dazzle Home Edition - Windows

    Save your precious memories from VHS tape to DVD or digital with Dazzle Home Edition. Setup is easy with the Dazzle device; simply connect your camera or VCR through using RCA cables and you're ready to transfer. Included Pinnacle Studio editing software with Dazzle Home Edition lets you enhance and clean up your special footage.

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  • Review by Spunk, 10 out of 10
    Is ok

    I bought this item but it didn’t serve the purpose I bought it for.

    Feb 22, 2019 14:14
  • Review by unixman42, 10 out of 10
    For capture of old VHS videos

    I got this to work with pinnacle software. Works very well

    Mar 23, 2019 07:11
  • Review by auntbun, 2 out of 10
    Unable to make product perform correctly.

    Sometimes I can download a movie and sometimes it won't work. When I try to export to a DVD it won't work at all. I paid a technician to come over and he could not make it work either.

    Feb 27, 2019 11:02
  • Review by F82L, 8 out of 10
    Easy to Use

    Easy and cost effective solution for converting VHS to digital.

    Nov 28, 2018 21:43
  • Review by grace26, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use

    Easy to use. Saved a lot of money by transferring my VHS tapes into a digital format.

    Jan 26, 2019 13:36
  • Review by Karl, 8 out of 10
    Better than earlier versions

    I have and use two earlier versions - the first an internal board and the second an USB based system. While both worked, they were at times very difficult to complete tasks without stopping midstream or using other software to complete the task at hand. Thus far, I have only encountered one problem with the current software/hardware combination. It does not reliably function when tasked to create disks directly from a project. It will work if you create an image file first and then write the DVD, manually doing what the software is supposed to do as a combined task.

    Jan 22, 2019 12:16
  • Review by pocholin, 10 out of 10
    Easy to setup, gets the job done

    I got this device to transfer home-made videos from my relatives from Europe (PAL). It is simple to setup, included software is easy to use and gets the job one. Years ago I used to have ATI's All in wonder video card, it required a fair amount of work to set everything up, not with this USB device, I love it!

    Dec 03, 2017 10:45
  • Review by Badboye, 10 out of 10
    Great product and great customer service

    Got this product during a deal of a day. Ship fast and once i received it i realize i needed a cd rom drive on my laptop. I contacted their customer service to ask if i can receive a digital company and they responded within 24 hours with a digital copy to download. Software is easy to use and was able to record all my childhood VHS tapes. All

    You will need is a VCR which connects directly to your computer. Awesome product. Highly recommend

    Dec 17, 2017 05:20
  • 8.4score
    VIDBOX - Video Conversion for PC - Windows

    Digitize VHS, camcorder, Beta and 8-millimeter tapes with VIDBOX Video Conversion Suite for PC. Connect your legacy video recorder to your computer using the included USB and RCA AV cables and share your treasured family videos with a new audience. VIDBOX Video Conversion Suite for PC includes instructions and live support to guide you through the video conversion process.

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  • Review by Sirivan, 8 out of 10
    Able to do DVD

    I got a few tapes and I was able to make copies of old videos in DVD I like it

    Jan 17, 2019 09:03
  • Review by Sirivan, 8 out of 10
    Easy to transfer videos

    Good for transfer old videotape and make a dvd and saved in computer

    Aug 19, 2017 15:36
  • Review by DIYB, 8 out of 10
    Works ok.

    Conversion runs smooth. It converts the sound with screeching noise in rare cases. I don't know if this is caused by the converter or the player.

    Nov 30, 2021 20:03
  • Review by ClarkeB, 4 out of 10
    Vidbox product worked as promised for 15-16 hours.

    My Vidbox Video Conversion for PC originally did what it was supposed to do, record VCR tapes and convert the files to .MP4, once I figured-out how to set my Windows 10 permissions to allow Vidbox access to my camera and microphone (info is not included in the quickstart guide). The output quality of converted files seemed to be about the same quality as my original VHS tape, as played on my PC screen. Unfortunately, the unit I purchased worked for 33 days, or about 15-16 hours of actual recording time. In the middle of recording one of our family videos, it just froze-up and the base of the Vidbox unit felt overheated. Task Manager would not shut the program down, so I had to turn off my PC. Since then I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software, made sure that all the connections to the VCR and computer are solid, and double checked that my Windows 10 permissions for camera and microphone were set to allow Vidbox usage. I still get the error message "No Vidbox capture device was detected". Every setting is the same as I had before the unit quit working. I've had this unit just long enough that I can't take it back to Best Buy where I purchased it, so will have to see if I can get somebody from the Vidbox Support to answer their phone.

    May 08, 2021 20:13
  • Review by Murali, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Excellent product, works great for me.

    So far, I converted 4 of my minidv camcorder cassette and it converted very well.

    Note that for camcorder ( in my case, I have cannon ZR60 old camcorder from 2003) minidv cassette conversion, you might need the wires that came with it. At first, I was not sure. So I called customer support.

    Customer support were helpful and were able to guide me.

    Jan 15, 2021 16:30
  • Review by DonP, 8 out of 10
    A 4+ purchase, and recommended.

    Better than most/all the competitors' products currently on the BB shelves, and WAY superior to any earlier versions I've purchased. Instructions could/should be a bit clearer, but eventually make total sense.

    Real time recording isn't swift (nor was it expected to be), so the transfer project will take a while. I'm just grateful to have the tool to do so. Easy to recommend.

    Mar 10, 2017 00:09
  • Review by RedClaw1943, 8 out of 10

    Doing what I needed it for. The converting is working as I hoped it would.

    Oct 02, 2020 21:08
  • Review by BenC, 8 out of 10
    Video Conversion for PC

    I really like this product. I have converted several old family VHS tapes to Digital. The only problem with doing conversions is the time it takes. No way around it . A 2hr VHS will take 2HR to convert so plan accordingly

    Nov 29, 2018 11:35
  • 8.4score
    Roxio - Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus - Windows

    Make digital copies of videotape footage with this Roxio VHS to DVD converter pack. The USB capture device has RCA and mini-DIN inputs to connect a VHS player or camcorder to a computer for video playback. The video editing software of this Roxio VHS to DVD converter pack lets you enhance video quality.

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  • Review by Samsung, 6 out of 10
    Needed help after purchase

    I took the product home, read the instructions on the package and manual. Found my results on the burn wouldn’t playback on my player or laptop. I asked Geek Squad for help. They tested my equipment and diagnosed it required purchase a new DVD player.

    Apr 07, 2019 13:13
  • Review by Jayyyr, 6 out of 10
    It works but takes forever

    It successfully converted my old Goosebumps VHS to DVD, but the entire movie had to be watches and recorded. So each mlvie takes as long as the movie is.

    Sep 23, 2019 07:51
  • Review by Unknown, 8 out of 10
    Works pretty well...usually.

    This product tends to work pretty well, though I have had a few issues w/them over the years, namely: The authorization string sometimes only gives you the 'non-plus' version, unlike the package says; the external capture hardware (card?) can get very warm/hot and I've sometimes had to shut the system down for a little while (~30 minutes or so usually works) to get it to cool down and work again, though I suppose unplugging its external hardware from the USB port might work just as well; getting support via their customer support phone line seems to be somewhat arduous, at least since they were bought by Corel, though the last time I called they did eventually get back to me and follow up. Also, just FYI, if the hardware (USB capture card) dies, you'll have to get a whole new package, software and all, as they don't sell just the external capture device/hardware separately...or so they told me. This was problematic for me, as I've had a few of the external devices go bad over the years, due to power surges (I suspect) and it's most annoying to have to keep paying full price to buy a whole new package each time when I don't need the software again. All that aside, when it works, it's pretty good.

    Oct 12, 2020 14:49
  • Review by Murrow, 6 out of 10
    Mostly works

    I bought this product and used it to make dozens of clips of various sizes. I paid $39.95 when the software was on sale. It's about as easy to use as it can be, although I wish there was a way to edit multiple clips together instead of just being able to work within a single clip.

    I had a problem in which the first and last 2 seconds of every clip has noticeable degradation in video quality. If someone has a fix for this problem, I would love to know it.

    Installing this product also created a frustrating issue with my DVD drive that prevented me from using it for anything at all -- not just stuff within this software. After a bit of Googling, I found a Microsoft page that acknowledged the problem and walked me through exactly how to fix it.

    The page is here:

    The page reads:

    "This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations... You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs."

    "Method 4" is what fixed it for me.

    Dec 24, 2019 06:38
  • Review by AlphaOmega, 8 out of 10
    Keep your memories.

    It did what I needed it to do. I took my old video camera memories to Wal-Mart to have them transfer into DVD, when I got the DVD, I notice that there was allot of time missing. They left out about 30 minutes of memories out per tape. So I both this VHS to DVD equipment to do it my self. It work great, after all the program is loaded into your computer, I just open it, rewind the tape and hit record and left it alone. I like the fact that I can leave it recording and it just stopped by itself when it's done.

    Dec 22, 2018 07:38
  • Review by jono, 8 out of 10
    Roxio Adventures.

    The load went well. However the load had an effect on the registry of Win 7 which corrupted a setting. I spent several hours trying to fix it and in the end had to use the REGEDIT feature to remove a line of code that affected the software identification of CD/DVD drives. I have successfully transfered my first casette to DVD.

    Oct 02, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Stewpo2017, 10 out of 10
    Did the job on the cheap Great

    For $39 bucks great deal. For installation you have to install software requires code that is printed on cd install disc sleeve. A little patience is needed to learn. took about a hour to learn the process. Make sure to get the update. Process did not work until there was a notification window saying download update. After that it was smooth process. You have to hit play on the vcr and click the record button on the pc screen at the same time to start the transfer the great part is you can rip to your hard drive then get it to google photos so you have a cloud copy. I was not interested in the editing capabilities so I won’t get into that. Wish it was more clear that program could rip to hard drive then I wouldn’t have needed to buy blank dvds which I don’t use for anything anymore

    Jun 01, 2018 20:48
  • Review by Trainvideoguy, 8 out of 10

    This is my second purchase. They seemed to have cleaned up some of the bugs. Maybe it's that I am using a faster CPU now, but I have done hundreds of hours of recording without any freeze ups or distortion.

    Aug 31, 2019 20:09
  • 8.0score
    Roxio - Easy VHS to DVD for Mac - Mac

    If you have favorite home videos and other recordings stored on VHS and camcorder tapes, you may be in danger of losing them. Unfortunately, VHS, Hi8 and Video8 tapes degrade over time, slowly losing their quality. Now, with Easy VHS to DVD for Mac, you can make the most of your cherished recordings by converting them to DVD or other digital formats, allowing you to continue to enjoy them for years to come.Ensure that your treasured analog video recordings are preserved in a new form with Easy VHS to DVD for Mac. With just a few clicks, this simple-to-use software program allows you to transfer video from your VCR or camcorder to DVD using the included Roxio Video Capture USB device. Add professionally designed menus for convenient navigation, and even import your captured movies into iMovie to edit in titles, transitions and other effects. Then take advantage of the versatility of digital video by converting your videos for playback on mobile devices, such as Apple® iPod®, Apple® iPhone® or PSP, or upload them to YouTube or favorite social networking sites to share them with the online world.

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  • Review by gswift50, 10 out of 10
    Love my product and got it for a great price.

    My shoppping experience at Best Buy was wonderful i found what i was looking for and i got it for a geat price.

    Oct 14, 2014 01:55
  • Review by Zippy, 6 out of 10
    Didn’t Work for Me

    Bought this after trying the VidBox unit. As it turns out, neither one worked. I’m not sure though if it’s the products or my ancient Sanyo camcorder. I used the red, white and yellow RCA plugs at one end and the other male connector into the camcorder….got no picture at all. I think I may have gotten different results had I bought an SVideo instead of RCA plugs. After the frustration, I decided to turn my 8mm tapes over to a professional…job done. Like I said, I can’t necessarily blame Roxio…more than likely the wrong cables.

    May 28, 2021 17:06
  • Review by Keni, 10 out of 10
    Great customer service from ROXIO

    I got the Mac edition but my operating system is 64bit and the software is 32bit... No problem! A quick online chat resulted in an email with a link to the new 64bit version. I was up and running in less than 10 minutes! Works great too! I’m taking old Hi8 tapes off my camcorder and storing them on a portable SSD. Well worth the money!

    May 20, 2020 22:04
  • Review by Murphs, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Works good, easy to use. Very compact for easy storage

    Nov 19, 2021 17:42
  • Review by LandShark, 6 out of 10
    When it works, it is great

    Program does as advertised, taking VHS output and converting to digital. The program is very buggy though. It crashes during the save process on longer videos. I had to manually babysit, versus hitting record and walking away. Several times, crashes cost me hours of conversion time.

    Jan 02, 2020 14:45
  • Review by EduardoM, 8 out of 10
    Works Well.

    Device works well just is a little pricey but hey you can’t complain it got it working on my Mac to convert the old vhs tapes into digital to preserve them!

    Dec 09, 2020 17:57
  • Review by lkRay, 6 out of 10
    Mauy not be up to date with IOS

    I am technologically challenged but wonder if this version of Roxio is compatible and easy to use with iOS Catalina. I used to get by fine with Handbrake, but IOS apparently does not work with it and that is very disappointing. I may have to see if I can find someone who knows software better so I can digitize my personal videos - homemade and commercial - that are in my ownership without getting too complicated due to fears of ripping and law.....

    Aug 14, 2020 18:04
  • Review by Wooster, 10 out of 10

    Just the one I need it and works excellent with Macbook

    Sep 25, 2021 00:28
  • 7.8score