A VCR can be connected to a laptop by plugging in the video and audio output to the VCR and the video and audio input to the corresponding laptop jacks. Hook up a VCR to a laptop for recording purposes with help from a digital technology specialist in this free video on VCRs.
Hey, it's Rokosz, your digital lifestyle expert here and I'm going to show how to connect your VCR to your computer. Pretty simple procedure really. Connecting things together is about in and out, in and out, in and out. In this case we want the video out from our VCR to go into our computer so we can record. Let's take a look at how to do that. The first thing is we want to go ahead and hook up our super video cable here to the back of our VCR and we want to hook up our audio cables. Make sure it match the colors; the red to red, the white to white. Okay, so now we've got our video and our audio coming out of our VCR and now we've got to get into our computer. Not a big deal. Most modern computers now are now going to come with a super video input built right into the side of it and we simply line up our connectors; slip it right in. Now the end of our audio cable comes down to a headphone type of jack like this. And for that we simply plug it into the microphone jack here into the front of the computer. Now we've got our audio, we've got our video; it's hooked up here to our VCR; we launch our favorite video capturing program and we're ready to go. And that's all there is to hooking your VCR up to your laptop. I'm Rokosz, your digital lifestyle expert saying, "Stream you later."