How To Record From Computer To VCR

January 26, 2011 at 15:44:53
Specs: Windows XP
I have the cables needed to hook my Dell laptop to my TV screen and then watch movies on the big screen thru my computer from places like HULU. But, I would like to record those movies, to watch later, to a tape in my VCR but have not been able to! Yes, hooked up white to in-white, red to in-red and yellow to in-yellow, but no success. Any ideas? Does the VCR have to be hooked to a TV also? Seems I did record on tape once long ago, but now have and extra VCR and have to tie up my TV to record a Hulu movie!

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#1
January 26, 2011 at 17:40:09
TV's and computers talk differently. VCR's only talk TV. Many newer tv's correct or even have a dedicated computer port. The deal would be if you can force the laptop to output in TV instead of computer. Then the vcr would be able to record it.

Otherwise you may be able to get a device usb or pcmcia or expresscard to output the common tv format. They also make converters and some recorders.

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#2
January 26, 2011 at 18:54:03
I guess I should have added in the original post that at the computer-end of my cables I have a S-Video output plug and the audio comes from the head-phone jack - that make any difference as far as hooking up directly to the VCR?

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#3
January 27, 2011 at 12:58:41
Does the VCR have s-video input?

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#4
January 27, 2011 at 16:38:48
VCR does not have a S-video input jack - but neither does my Sharp 17" TV.which is about 6 yrs. old. The S-video (from the computer end) splits into the wht. and red video plugs at the TV end and works perfect with the TV.

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