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I need it. With a key code.

I had to get a new MacBook after I dumped a big glass of wine on my old trusty black MacBook. Then I bought this cool contraption that converts VHS to digital and straight onto the computer. I have boxes and boxes of precious VHS tapes and it would cost me a fortune to have someone else do it so I was very excited about this.

So it arrived, and I tore it open to find that it works only with Windows. So I went to the Mac Mall and had them install Windows, which was actually a sad moment for me--I had defiled my lovely new MacBook. So they installed Windows 7. Which is useless to me because now I find that my new contraption doesn't work with Windows 7. It only works with Windows XP or Vista. Which you can't buy anymore.

So if anyone has it on a disk with a key code, my friends at the Mac Mall (with whom I'm now on a first-name basis) said they can put that on for me as well.

Why can't anything ever be easy?!

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Comment by BlancheNoE on September 19, 2010 at 2:03pm
Oh dear, dear Ruth. It *is* easy,...for the ones making money off of us.
Even if you bought the contraption you actually needed, which is a Canopus ADVC 110, you still have to import, then convert with another "purchased' program such as Toast or StreamClip so that you can de-interlace it, otherwise the quality is crap. *sigh*. You can get the device you need, used, for anywhere between 50 and 120 bucks on e-bay or CraigsList, then Streamclip (which I find better than Toast for converting) is about 50 bucks. Let me know if you decide to give up on MS and go this route. I can help.
Comment by AnnelidaFilms on September 25, 2010 at 10:22pm
Yeah, what Amy said.
Comment by AnnelidaFilms on September 25, 2010 at 10:23pm
PS: PM me for WinXP. I have it on my iMac for emergencies.
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on September 25, 2010 at 10:54pm
Thanks to both of you....a friend sent me an ancient Formac Studio which I'm happy to report is working like a charm. I am watching/recording Eric's first birthday as I type this :-)
Comment by S.A. Murray on October 11, 2010 at 3:12pm
Easy costs money ;)

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