Place the VHS tape in a safe and secure container. Cases made of cardboard or plastic that shut and lock are both acceptable. Plastic enclosures with a locking mechanism will provide greater protection for the tape than cardboard containers. In order to protect the tape that is being rewound on the spool from light and moisture, plastic casings are utilized.
First and foremost, whenever your VHS tape is not in use, always return it back into its cover. This will keep the film protected and will also help to avoid scratches from occurring. Second, make sure your tape is in an upright position. You may even stack the VHS tapes in the tub on top of one another as long as they are all oriented in the same direction as the water (see image below).
Can I copy a copy-protected VHS tape?
It is not possible to duplicate from one cassette to another because of copy restrictions. If, on the other hand, you wish to transfer a copy-protected VHS tape to your own computer, there is no difficulty. Simply connect the VHS player to your computer, capture the VHS video to your computer, and then burn the DVD disc with the video on it will complete the process.
How to convert VHS tapes to DVD?
The following is a simple procedure for transferring VHS tapes to DVD that anybody may use. To begin, insert the VHS tape that you wish to convert into the VCR and press the rewind button to begin rewinding it. When connecting the VCR to your computer, you’ll need the appropriate video connections to do so. You will need to purchase an RCA to USB converter cable.