Easy Cap USB VHS to Digital Capture Adapter Tutorial

I bought the Easy Cap USB adapter to convert my old VHS videos to DVD. It was somewhat of a hoop dream because I got it, finally figured out how to work it, then realized I was too lazy to bother recording all my VHS videos

But if you aren’t lazy like me, here’s a little bit of information that I learned that may help you with yours:

The drivers cause a few problems in Windows XP. I am a mac os x leopard owner.
There is a DC60 version which works in Windows and a newer DC60+ that has software for a mac. I bought this not knowing there was a mac version but got this to work on bootcamp. This is a DC60.
You need to compress video using DIVX Codex 6.8 on 1st pass. Also, the included software DOESNT work, but amCap v9.2 is free and works great. So you should probably download this and just give up with the crap CD they give you.

I would get this if you are savvy on downloading drivers and want to save 20 bucks. amCap v9.2 is free software and takes some trial and error to get things working. At first I thought I’d cry and be so frustrated trying to figure out how to get things to work in windows again after using a mac for so long, but it wasn’t overly difficult. I also thought I’d give a little demonstation, I’ve been told I have sexy hands. So enjoy.

How to use the Easy Cap USB Capture.

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19 Responses to “Easy Cap USB VHS to Digital Capture Adapter Tutorial”

  1. 1 Malin Jul 8th, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    I have the same problem as connie. Everything is installed and pluged in, but my VHS won’t show at my computer as I try to capture it.. It’s not even a source option. HELP!

  2. 2 Paul Jul 31st, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    The drivers that are on the disc with Easycap don’t work with Win 7. Try looking for “Win 7 driver for Easycap” on Google

  3. 3 Jack Nov 24th, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Audio problems can be fixed by right clicking the Ulead desk top icon. On the compatibility tab tick the box Run this program and Run the program as administrator. It took ages to find this out but it works.

  4. 4 kev Nov 25th, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    can get vhs tapes on to pc and edit them how do i get to burn them on dvd disc using easy cap software tried every thing but does not let me create dvd shows nothing to make dvd at end of edit

  5. 5 Andy C Mar 1st, 2015 at 10:21 AM


    I install all the software and plug in the usb. It default to the webcam. how do I change it to the VHS?



  6. 6 Ivana Jun 25th, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    Hi all,
    I tried EasyCap yeaterday, it works fine, but when I want to capture the analog VHS video the picture (video signal) tilts, dances – similar like the tracking problems that VHS players used to have. I tried to define smaller resolution and other ideas, but it still doesn’t work.
    Help if you have any idea! thanks

  7. 7 mickey dees Jul 20th, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    lm no good with comper i got a easycal dc60 i hook it to ca old vcr an dvd player cant even get it to come throw the comper is ther someone that have got somethin o n intnet that can go step by step with all setting thanks mickey HELP

  8. 8 Preservetodvd Dec 4th, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    I had share of same problem a little while ago bu ever since I get in touch with”Digital Video & Film Lab, LLC” They really sorted out the problem effortlessly with such an ease. I save my self from a big regret for not -preserving my old data from being waste.

  9. 9 Dee Jul 31st, 2017 at 5:35 AM

    Hey guys, I have the Easycap VHS to USB. Problem is that I have a mac. I have found the software but all menu options are greyed out so I can’t use it so I tried to use quicktime. I can record video but no sound. I am banging my head against a wall trying to work this out. Please help!! I tried loading the software they supplied to a PC but it will only attempt to burn to DVD, not USB as the product suggests. The message I get is that there is not enough space on the DVD which is rubbish. Firstly, I don’t want it on the DVD, I want it on the DVD. Seriously doing my head in! Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. I’m happy to use quicktime if I knew a workaround for the audio. Also, my VHS is mono only. Thank you!

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