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Convert VHS-C to DVD

Have you got memories on old VHS-C tapes in the attic but no VHS-C player to watch them on?

With just two easy steps, we can convert your VHS-C to DVD so you can always revisit those amazing moments as if they were yesterday.

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How VHS-C to DVD conversion works..

Our VHS-C to DVD transfer process is simple, reliable,
and trusted by thousands of happy customers

Step 1

Send them

After you place your order, we’ll help you arrange a courier collection or you can post your VHS-C tapes to us.

Step 1

Save them

We’ll let you know as soon as we receive your order. Our specialists will carefully begin work to preserve your memories and transfer them to DVD.

Step 1

Savour them

Your USB versions (as well as your originals) are sent safely to you. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

You’ll always know where your VHS-C tapes are, when we’re working on them, and when you can expect to get them back.

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How to choose the right
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VHS-C to DVD

Your original videos, converted and written onto a disc. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Each of your videos on a separate disc
What to order
You only need to order one set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your converted VHS-C tape(s) on a memory stick. Plug in to your computer (or any other device with a USB port) and you can play, save, and copy your files.


What you get
All your videos on one pen drive / stick
What to order
You only need to order one stick to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the computer or Smart TV

Your VHS-C conversions, stored safely online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can watch and download your videos


What you get
Your conversions as computer files
What to order
You only need to order one cloud backup link to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Sharing with friends and family

What you can expect from us.

Your memories are irreplaceable - this is how we’ll take care of them

Free blanks

Free blanks

You’ll never have to pay for sending blank tapes. If we find any blanks in your order, we’ll refund them ASAP.
Free return

Free return

Your originals are priceless. We’ll send them back to you free of charge along with your conversions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

More conversions, more savings! You can get up to 30% off, depending on how many tapes you’re converting.
Quality equipment

Quality equipment

The best conversions are made using the best equipment. What else would you expect us to use for your memories?
Real-time updates

Real-time updates

You’ll be updated via email when your order arrives and again when it is sent back to you. You can check on the status of your order at any time using our real-time order tracker.

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Turn VHS-C tapes
into DVDs and other modern formats

Whether it's recordings of family get-togethers, weddings, or even the birth of your children, old home movie tapes such as the compact VHS-C undoubtedly contain some of our fondest memories of life.

However, with the advancement of technology, fewer individuals now own VHS-C players, and these old tapes are progressively degrading and breaking.

To keep these memories from disappearing forever, the ideal method to keep and enjoy them is to transfer your VHS-C tapes onto DVD.

Since we founded Digital Converters, we have converted hundreds of thousands of hours of tapes on legacy formats like VHS-C onto DVD. We have the very best equipment, the most skilled technicians, and an unabashed nostalgia for old things!

There is no one safer to handle your recordings and preserve your memories forever.

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. What is a VHS-C tape and how does it differ from standard VHS tapes?
VHS-C, or Video Home System-Compact, is a type of video tape format introduced in the 1980s. It's essentially a compact version of the standard VHS tape, designed to be smaller for use in camcorders. The primary difference lies in its size; VHS-C tapes are much smaller than standard VHS tapes. However, they can be played in a VHS tape player with an adapter. When converting VHS-C tapes to DVD, th tape's compact nature doesn't affect the video quality, which is similar to standard VHS. Opting for a professional service like ours at Digital Converters ensures that the unique characteristics of VHS-C tapes are properly accounted for during conversion, resulting in higher quality, more reliable digital formats with enhanced longevity compared to DIY methods.
Q. Can I convert VHS-C tapes to DVD myself?
Yes, it's possible to convert VHS-C tapes to DVD on your own, but it’s not straightforward and usually not cheap. The process typically requires a VHS-C adapter to play the tape in a VHS player, a video capture device to digitise the footage, and a computer with DVD burning software. However, this method can be technically challenging and time-consuming, especially if you're unfamiliar with the process. Moreover, the quality of the conversion may not be optimal due to equipment limitations and potential for user error. Here at Digital Converters we specialise in this process and use professional-grade equipment to ensure the highest quality conversion, preserving your memories in the best possible digital format, making it a more cost-effective and quality-assured option.
Q. How do you ensure the quality of the conversion from VHS-C to DVD?
At Digital Converters, quality assurance is a top priority. We use professional-grade, state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed for digital conversion. Our process includes several steps to ensure the highest quality. Firstly, we clean and repair the VHS-C tapes as needed to improve playback quality. Then, using advanced capture devices, we digitise the footage at optimal settings to maintain the integrity and quality of the original recording. Post-capture, our technicians carefully edit and enhance the footage to correct common issues like color degradation or tracking errors. Lastly, we use high-quality DVD media and duplication processes to ensure the final product is of the highest standard. This attention to detail and use of specialised equipment is what sets our service apart from DIY methods, resulting in superior quality conversions.
Q. What are the risks associated with converting VHS-C tapes to DVD at home?
Converting VHS-C tapes to DVD at home involves several risks. Firstly, the playback equipment, like VHS players and adapters, may be outdated or in poor condition, which can damage the fragile tapes. Secondly, the process requires a certain level of technical expertise; incorrect handling or settings can lead to poor quality conversions or even loss of the original footage. Additionally, home equipment typically lacks the advanced features of professional gear, such as noise reduction and image stabilisation, leading to subpar results. By choosing a professional service like Digital Converters, you mitigate these risks. We have the expertise and equipment to handle your tapes with care and ensure a high-quality conversion, safeguarding your memories effectively.
Q. Can damaged VHS-C tapes still be converted to DVD?
Yes, damaged VHS-C tapes can often still be converted to DVD, but the success of the conversion depends on the extent of the damage. At Digital Converters, we have experience in repairing and salvaging footage from damaged tapes. Our technicians can often repair common issues like broken tape, creased or crinkled tape, and mildew damage. However, severe damage, such as extreme mould, water, or heat damage, may render the tape unrecoverable. It's important to note that amateur attempts to repair tapes can often cause more harm. Our professional service ensures that every possible step is taken to recover and preserve your valuable memories.
Q. What is the lifespan of a DVD compared to a VHS-C tape?
DVDs generally have a longer lifespan than VHS-C tapes. A VHS-C tape, under ideal conditions, can last for about 10 to 30 years before the quality begins to degrade significantly. This degradation is due to factors like magnetic tape deterioration, which can lead to loss of picture and sound quality. In contrast, DVDs could last much longer, typically up to 100 years or more if stored properly. They are less susceptible to environmental factors such as heat, humidity, and magnetic fields. However, it's important to note that the longevity of a DVD also depends on the quality of the media and the conditions in which it's stored. At Digital Converters, we use high-quality DVDs and recommend proper storage practices to our customers to ensure the longevity of their digital memories.
Q. What formats can you convert VHS-C tapes into besides DVD?
Apart from DVD, here at Digital Converters we offer a range of digital formats for converting your VHS-C tapes. These include digital video files such as MP4, which is a widely compatible format suitable for viewing on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Additionally, we offer cloud storage solutions and a VHS-C to USB conversion service for easy sharing and storage. The choice of format depends on your viewing preferences and how you plan to use the footage. Each format has its advantages, and we're happy to advise on the best option for your specific needs.
Q. How do I know if my VHS-C tapes are still good for conversion?
To determine if your VHS-C tapes are still good for conversion, inspect them for any visible signs of damage, such as mould, physical damage to the tape or casing, or a strong vinegar-like smell indicating chemical degradation. If the tape appears physically intact, the next step is to check the playback quality. However, we recommend not playing valuable or fragile tapes on old or potentially damaging equipment. Instead, you can bring your tapes to us at Digital Converters. Our experts can assess the condition of your tapes and advise on the likelihood of successful conversion. Remember, even tapes that seem damaged might still hold recoverable footage, and our professional services increase the chances of salvaging and preserving your memories.
Q. Is there a difference in quality between converting to DVD and converting to digital files?
The difference in quality between converting to DVD and digital files primarily lies in the resolution and compatibility. DVDs are standard definition and are limited by the resolution of the original VHS-C format, which is lower compared to modern high-definition formats. On the other hand, converting to digital files like MP4 can offer more flexibility in terms of resolution and file size. These files can be played on a wider range of devices and are easier to share and store. At Digital Converters, we ensure that whether you choose DVD or video files, the conversion is done with the highest care and quality standards, preserving the best possible video and audio quality from your original tapes.
Q. Can I edit the footage after it's been converted to DVD or digital format?
Once it has been converted to DVD, then it cannot be edited as a DVD is a read only media. You could rip the content to a computer and then edit it, but if you wish to do this then it would be better to choose our VHS-C to Digital service to get your conversions as MP4 files. If the footage is converted to a digital file format like MP4, it can be easily edited using various video editing software.
Q. How long does it take to convert a VHS-C tape to DVD or digital format?
The time it takes to convert a VHS-C tape to DVD or digital format can vary depending on several factors, including the length of the footage, the condition of the tape, and the specific requirements of the conversion process. At Digital Converters, we strive to provide a quick turnaround while ensuring the highest quality, and we aim to get your conversions out to you within 7 days of receiving the originals. This is obviously faster if you choose the Cloud option, as you can then download or stream your VHS-C conversion as soon as we have finished it.

For larger or more complex orders, or if additional services like repair or editing are required, the process may take longer. We keep you fully informed throughout the process and work to meet any specific deadlines you may have.
Q. What should I do with my original VHS-C tapes after conversion?
After converting your VHS-C tapes to DVD or digital format, it's a good idea to keep the original tapes as a backup. Store them in a cool, dry, and dark place to minimise further degradation. While the digital copies provide easier access and longevity, the original tapes can serve as an additional backup in the rare case of digital data loss or corruption.
Q. What is the cost of converting a VHS-C tape to DVD or digital format?
At Digital Converters, we offer competitive pricing with a focus on providing value for money. Our prices are structured to be transparent and affordable, ensuring our customers receive the best service without hidden costs. We believe in providing a high-quality service that justifies the cost, especially considering the priceless value of preserving your memories.

The cost of converting a VHS-C tape to DVD is £14.99 per tape, plus £4.00 to convert to DVD. We also offer up to 30% off for bulk orders.
Q. How can I ensure the best quality conversion from my VHS-C tapes?
To ensure the best quality conversion from your VHS-C tapes, it's important to handle the tapes carefully and choose a reputable conversion service. If the tapes are old or haven't been played in a while, avoid playing them on potentially damaging equipment. Instead, bring them directly to a professional service like Digital Converters. We use specialised equipment that is regularly maintained and calibrated for optimal performance. Additionally, choosing a service that offers cleaning and minor repairs as part of the conversion process can significantly improve the quality of the output. Our technicians are skilled in handling various tape conditions and employ techniques to extract the best possible quality from each tape.
Q. What if my VHS-C tape is blank or has very little content on it?
If a VHS-C tape you send us is completely blank then we will not charge you nor convert it, and we will let you know the tape is blank. It if just has very little content, we’ll also let you know and will ask you if you still wish to proceed with the conversion process. If there is usable content, even if it's just a few minutes, we can convert it. We understand that sometimes the smallest snippet of footage can hold significant sentimental value.
Q. Can you enhance the audio quality during the conversion process?
Yes, enhancing the audio quality is part of our conversion process at Digital Converters. When converting VHS-C tapes, we use technology that can improve the clarity and volume of the original audio track. This includes reducing background noise, hiss, and other common audio issues associated with old tapes. While there are limitations to how much the audio quality can be enhanced, especially if the original recording is poor, our team makes every effort to produce the clearest and most pleasing audio possible. This enhanced audio quality makes for a more enjoyable viewing experience and brings your old memories back to life.
Q. Is it possible to combine footage from multiple VHS-C tapes onto one DVD or digital file?
Yes, in fact we always aim to combine the footage from multiple VHS-C tapes onto one DVD for you if possible. This is particularly useful for customers who have multiple tapes with short recordings. We can compile these into a single, continuous video, making it more convenient to watch and share. Our editing team ensures seamless transitions between different tapes and can even add titles or chapter markers upon request. This service not only saves physical space but also creates a more organised and enjoyable viewing experience.