Grabbing VHS video or capturing VHS tapes is essentially like digitising a TV video signal with means of a hardware grabber, some capture video card, or as in my case, with a USB video capture solution. And: it's perfectly doable on Linux. In my case, I was using a stk1160 based USB stick, a cheap $20 EasyCap / Mumbi labeled device manufactured in China based on Philips compatible chips coming from Syntek/Silan.
Don Watkins shows us how to convert old VHS tapes into MP4s in Linux with this helpful how-to.
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