Solved! My flat screen tv has only his ports but I want to connect my vcr to it

Nov 18, 2018
I have a cable with a male HDMI plug on one end, plugged into the TV's HDMI (ARC) port, and red-yellow-white plugs on the other end, plugged into my vcr. My TV is Insignia Roku with only HDMI connections. The tv doesn't recognize the vcr. What to do?
Have no idea what kind of cable is this, all I know is it cannot be a simple cable. For intended purposes, this "cable" needs to have active electronics inside to do the analog to digital conversion