Erase VHS tape

Saga Lout

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Covering those holes has enabled that to happen and, yes, it means it can now record, and probably already is. When the holes were exposed, those two buttons could not have been depressed together. It was a cunning way of preventing accidental recording over the original music.

@The Paladin - it may interest you to know that I bought a laptop in 1989 and it has very little internal memory. Anything over a two page letter had to be stored externally and that was on cassette tapes so a lot of mine which had been superceded by 8 track cartridges, were recycled into data storage tapes. I still have that laptop but it's internal battery gave out years ago.

Prior to cassettes, recorded music could be bought in the form of reel to reel tapes which played on large recorders. Naturally I still have mine and it's fifty years old - that I know because it was a 21st birthday present to me fom an Aunt. Vinyl records preceded that mode and they're making a comeback, rather from nostalgia than quality of the music which is as bad as it every was. Before that was the cylinder but I don't go back quite that far.

Proof if proof were needed that every Tech Forum needs an oldie. It's great to be pushing 71 and still have some use to someone and you younger folks can revel in making predictions of technology to come before you hit that age. .
 

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I suppose you have not understood my question . Is it possible to record tv program directly not on vcr but audio cassette player I.e small audio cassette

 

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the answer is no. there is no Audio cassette recorder with Video input to begin with.

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Saga Lout

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My apologies; I did misunderstand you. I took it as you wanted to rescue at least the sound from your VHS videos. You might be able to record the sound of a TV programme on to a cassette but I've never tried it. The recorder would have to have white, red and yellow sockets to match those on the TV, I think.

Cassettes are as outdated as VHS, although I did buy a USB cassette player for my wife last year and she listens to her old recordings on her laptop. That might give you some clues but it would be audio only.

samer-forums has also misunderstood you and might wish to edit or remove his latest post. There is no Spam in this thread, not even hidden in BBCode.
 

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