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Convert VHS to DVD

Some of our best, most treasured memories are stored on VHS video tapes.

Convert old VHS to DVDs or other modern video formats in two simple steps and you can relive your favourite old home movies like they were yesterday - forever.

We can also transfer Betamax, Super VHS and VHS-C to DVD if you have those kinds of videotapes too. Contact us if you have any other tape formats not mentioned here and we may still be able to help.

See our Camcorder to Digital page if you have videos on any of those formats you would like to convert.

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How the VHS to DVD transfer service works.

Our VHS 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 alternatively, you can pay for postage and send your VHS 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 the footage on your old vhs tapes to DVD.

Step 1

Savour them

Your DVD versions (as well as your originals) are sent safely to you within 7 working days. After that, it’s over to you to enjoy your old memories made new!

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

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Transfer VHS to DVD

We take your original tapes and transfer your video to DVD. You’ll be able to play it on any DVD player or other disc drive.


What you get
Your tapes transferred to DVD
What to order
You only need to order one DVD set to get all your conversions
Perfect for…
Watching on the telly

Your converted video(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 converted to Digital, stored safely online. We’ll upload your files to the cloud and send you a private access link, so you can playback and download your videos instantly, from anywhere.


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 will rewind them and send them back to you free of charge along with your new versions.
Free repairs

Free repairs

Our technicians can fix most problems and will always try their best to repair any damaged media you send us, as standard with our video tape to dvd conversion service.
Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts

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

Quality equipment

The best digitisations 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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Thousands of people have trusted us with their memories already.
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Video to DVD Conversion Service

Gathering round to watch home videos at a family get-together, enjoying (or “enjoying”) clips from friends’ holidays, birthdays or even a wedding video.

Safe to say, old videos hold some of life’s most special memories and treasured moments.

But, as technology has moved on, fewer people than ever have VHS players and old tapes are not only obsolete, but are also gradually breaking down and deteriorating.

DVD is a far more accessible, modern and high quality format, so converting your old formats to DVD is the perfect way to preserve and relive your precious memories for years to come, making them easy to watch on multiple players and devices.

VHS videos are the media we convert most often, digitising hundreds of thousands of hours since we started Digital Converters. We’ve got the best equipment, highly-trained technicians, and a shameless love for nostalgia.

Just order online, send your tapes off to us and we'll do the rest. Your tapes couldn’t be in safer hands!

Examples of our video tape conversions.

Nothing beats seeing old memories remade for today

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FAQs

Q. How do I convert old vhs tapes to DVD?
To convert VHS tapes to DVD, you need to follow these steps:

1. Acquire Equipment: You'll need a VHS player or VCR, a DVD recorder or DVD-R drive for your computer, and a blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc. These items can add up though, and make the process not very cost effective. You may find using our Video to DVD service makes a lot more sense!

2. Connect VCR to DVD Recorder: Using AV cables or S-video cables, connect the VCR's video and audio outputs to the DVD recorder's video and audio inputs.

3. Playback and Recording: Play the VHS tape on the VCR and simultaneously record it onto the DVD recorder. Follow the recorder's instructions for recording settings and quality options.

4. Finalise DVD: After recording, finalise the DVD, which makes it playable on most DVD players. Follow your DVD recorder's instructions for finalising.
Q. What is the difference between transferring VHS to DVD and VHS to digital?
Converting to DVD involves transferring VHS content to a physical DVD disc, whereas converting VHS to digital formats (e.g., MP4, AVI) stores the content as digital files, either on a computer, in the cloud or on a USB memory stick. See our other pages, such as VHS to Digital and VHS to USB for more information.
Q. What equipment do I need to convert VHS videotapes to DVD?
You'll need a VHS player or VCR, a DVD recorder (either standalone or built into your computer), AV cables or S-video cables to connect the devices, blank DVD-R or DVD+R discs, and a TV or monitor for playback and monitoring.
Q. Can you digitise VHS tapes with damaged or poor-quality videotapes to DVD?
Yes, we can convert tapes with damaged video, but the resulting quality of the conversion will depend on the condition of the original tape. Some issues can be improved during the conversion process, but physical damage to the tape may result in artefacts being transferred to the converted version.
Q. Can I digitise VHS tapes with tracking issues to DVD?
Yes, we can fix the majority of tracking issues that occur with videotapes. All of our machines are top end, professional grade models and are extremely well maintained, so perform better than normal, home-level VCRs, which are usually now very old and not working as well as they can be. If the tracking issues persist however, we will try multiple machines and different settings to attempt to fix the issue. In rare cases where the tape has been recorded completely out of alignment it might not be possible to fix, and the tracking issues will be present on the converted DVD. We will let you know in advance if this is the case.
Q. Can I convert copyrighted VHS tapes to DVD?
Technically, you can convert copyrighted VHS tapes for personal use, but you cannot distribute or share the content without permission, as it will violate UK copyright laws. This means we cannot convert any commercially released videotapes for you.
Q. Can you add labels or titles to the digitised videos on the DVD?
Yes, we can add titles to your DVD to make it easy for you to navigate the content of your old videotape on your DVD player.
Q. Can you edit the videos before transferring VHS tapes to DVD?
Yes, if attempting to convert at home, video capture software and DVD authoring tools often include basic editing features.

However, if using our Videotape to DVD service, you’ll benefit from professional level adjustments to ensure your original videos look better than ever.
Q. Can I play the DVDs on all DVD players?
Yes, the DVDs created from your VHS tapes are compatible with all standard DVD players, gaming consoles, cars with DVD head units, and computers with DVD drives.
Q. How long does it take to transfer my videos to DVD?
We have a turnaround time of around 7 days from when we receive your tapes.

If converting at home, conversion time varies depending on the length of the tape and the recording quality settings. It can range from real-time (1:1) for standard quality to longer for higher-quality conversions and editing.
Q. What are the benefits of converting VHS videotapes to DVD?
Converting VHS videos to DVD provides better longevity, makes it easier to watch as you can use more common modern devices, and then you also have the ability to organise, label, and enhance the original content on top.
Q. Can you enhance the audio quality during video conversion to DVD?
Yes, we use professional audio software to enhance the audio quality, remove noise, and adjust audio levels of your original home videos to make sure what you get back on DVD is a better quality version of what you sent to us.
Q. Can I digitise VHS tapes with subtitles to DVD?
Yes, subtitles (or closed captions) on VHS videotapes are hardcoded into the video signal and therefore will always be retained during the conversion process, making them accessible on the DVD. They of course cannot then be turned off when you are watching your new DVD version!
Q. Can you enhance the video quality during the process?
Yes, we use professional video software to enhance the video quality, remove any long sections of blank video, and adjust contrast and saturation levels (among other things) of your original home videos to ensure what you receive on DVD is an enhanced version of the video you sent to us.
Q. Can I get VHS tapes with date stamps converted to DVD?
Yes, VHS tapes with date stamps will retain this information when converted to DVD, making it possible to reference the recording date.
Q. Can I convert videotapes to DVD myself or should I seek professional help?
You can certainly convert VHS videos to DVD yourself if you have the required equipment and software. However, this means acquiring the now vintage VCR players plus DVD recording drives (as these no longer come in most computers or laptops), which can make it very expensive. If you want to ensure the best quality while enjoying the most cost effective solution, a professional VHS tape to DVD service such as our own may be a better option.
Q. Will the aspect ratio be preserved during VHS to DVD conversion?
Yes, we will always ensure the aspect ratio will be kept to the original when converting. Please be aware, most VCR video tapes will be in the narrow, 4:3 ratio. This means you will have black sections to the left and right of your original video when watching it back on your new DVD versions. The only way to avoid this is to zoom in on the video to make it fit the commonly used modern 16:9 screens. However, this means you will cut off the top and bottom of the original video, and also lose some resolution as we’re zooming in a little. For these reasons, we stick with the first option.
Q. What steps can I take to clean and prepare VHS tapes before conversion?
Clean VHS tapes gently with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust and debris. Ensure that the tape is rewound and properly stored to prevent damage during playback. Please do not attempt to use any home remedy cleaning methods to clean the actual tape itself - we are vastly experienced at gently cleaning old tape in order to improve the quality, so please leave it to the professionals.
Q. Can I convert VHS tapes with mono audio to DVD with stereo sound?
If the VHS tape has mono audio, it will be converted to stereo on the DVD by duplicating the audio signal across both stereo channels, providing a stereo playback experience.
Q. Can I convert VHS tapes recorded in PAL format to NTSC DVDs or vice versa?
Yes, it's possible to convert between PAL and NTSC formats, but it requires specialised equipment or software to maintain video quality and compatibility. Luckily, that’s exactly what we have at Digital Converters, so we can happily accept both PAL and NTSC video tapes.