Do have a ton of VHS tapes that are collecting dust? Are you worried that your memories are going to disolve as the years pile on to the quality of your tapes? Using a step-by-step approach, this book focuses on how the average home user can convert their existing home movies to a digital medium. This book seeks the "ease of use" appeal of the DVD/VCR by applying it to the typical home computer, and to allow you to not think twice about using your computer to extend the capabilities of your DVD. It recognizes the distinction between a computer as a consumer product versus the ease of use of a typical home appliance, such as a VCR or DVD player, and tries to bridge that gap. Put simply, the goal of the book, then, is on the newly-created DVD: the computer is only the mechanism at which to arrive at this goal. It assists you in conducting an inventory of your existing hardware (Does your computer have a DVD burner? What video editing software might already be included on your computer?), and serves as a guide to your purchase of any required equipment (external conversion device, external DVD burner, etc.). This book skillfully guides you from the beginning step to the final step of bringing your "VHS memories" into the digital age-knowledge that is going to become more and more crucial as DVDs become the average-home norm.