I guess this is a software question...
Anyhow I want to copy VHS tapes to DVD. And I will do this on a computer running Vista Home Preferred edition (which has Microsoft's Media Center) and that will allow me to connect the VCR to the computer.
Now since I want only parts of my many tapes (and I have a lot), it seems to me there are 2 ways I can do this. One is to record the entire tape to the HDD and then edit out the parts I don't want, and title or "chapterize" what remains. The 2nd. way would be to play the tapes on my TV first and note the hour/minutes counter readings for the start and end of the parts I want and then copy only those parts to the HDD--and then add the titles.
If one method is most efficient or easiest, which one and why? Or is it a case of 6 of 1, half-dozen of the other?
Oh and will Windows Media Center have the editing tools I need to select parts AND to add titles/chapter headings?