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    The "Irish Matches on VHS (video tapes) Project"

    OK, I need some feedback here.

    I have heard many people here say that they have old matches and programs about the Boys in Green on tape. As we all know, VHS are not compatible with computer and are quickly (if not already) being phased out by DVDs.

    Here is my proposal:
    If we can get at least 50 different matches/programs on VHS, I'll go out and buy a VHS hook up to the computer, burn all the matches to DVD and send them (and the VHSs) back to the original person and perhaps offer the matches to users here in torrent form (no extra DVDs as those cost money). As no money is changing hands I doubt this is illegal.

    As I live in Chicago, that will drastically raise the shipping prices. So, if we have a tech savvy person over there (Tets?) maybe I'll buy the VHS hook up and bring it with me to Ireland when I come over in February. If not, I'll try to do this my self. I'd do my best to cover shipping prices (maybe I'd pay for shipping here, and then ship them out when I get to Dublin).


    Feedback, comments, etc. would appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post
    As I live in Chicago, that will drastically raise the shipping prices. So, if we have a tech savvy person over there (Tets?) maybe I'll buy the VHS hook up and bring it with me to Ireland when I come over in February. If not, I'll try to do this my self. I'd do my best to cover shipping prices (maybe I'd pay for shipping here, and then ship them out when I get to Dublin).
    Sounds interesting alright.
    I have the signal from my TV streamed around my home network, so I can record from that on any PC on the network. I don't know if it can be used with a VCR.
    I do have a PC with a TV card that you can connect a VCR to, so that could be used to record the video. You need a lot of memory to record from the TV card though. The PC itself is fairly and very low spec, I only use it for downloading and burning stuff off to DVD.
    If anyone has a fairly high spec machine, I could lend them the TV card to connect the VCR to? It takes S-Video input, and I have the cables to convert a SCART signal to S-Video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Sounds interesting alright.
    I have the signal from my TV streamed around my home network, so I can record from that on any PC on the network. I don't know if it can be used with a VCR.
    I do have a PC with a TV card that you can connect a VCR to, so that could be used to record the video. You need a lot of memory to record from the TV card though. The PC itself is fairly and very low spec, I only use it for downloading and burning stuff off to DVD.
    If anyone has a fairly high spec machine, I could lend them the TV card to connect the VCR to? It takes S-Video input, and I have the cables to convert a SCART signal to S-Video.
    I'm fairly certain the VHS recorder thing is external anyways so it wouldn't take much installation. Anyway I haven't heard anything from anyone saying they have tapes to put into this so it isn't looking good
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    I have a few football related videos - things about paul mcgrath, charlton, etc
    and the ireland V italy game 1994,but thats probably easy to get anyway

    but its a great idea Worm and I would be up for getting a few dvds of you if and when it works out

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    I will do a survey of the games I have on VHS. Alas won't have time to do it until November at the earliest. I would have taped most Irish games but would have taped over the ones that were a disaster (e.g hoem defeat by Spain). I suspect the quality is starting to fade. I did buy a joint dvd/VHS machine recently with a view to taping one on to the other but haven't got round to seeing does it work.
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    This is a great idea. If we don't do it now, we'll end up losing a lot of good stuff. I'll do a check on all my old vhs recordings too and post the list up on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post
    OK, I need some feedback here.

    As I live in Chicago, that will drastically raise the shipping prices. So, if we have a tech savvy person over there (Tets?) maybe I'll buy the VHS hook up and bring it with me to Ireland when I come over in February. If not, I'll try to do this my self. I'd do my best to cover shipping prices (maybe I'd pay for shipping here, and then ship them out when I get to Dublin).
    Forgive me if I'm being ignorant here, but how will this work? If you live in Chicago, won't that cause problems with the conversions?

    Any Ireland matches taped off RTE/BBC/any European channel, it will be in PAL format (625 lines), which you won't be able to play on an American NTSC (525 lines) VHS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newrynyuk View Post
    Forgive me if I'm being ignorant here, but how will this work? If you live in Chicago, won't that cause problems with the conversions?

    Any Ireland matches taped off RTE/BBC/any European channel, it will be in PAL format (625 lines), which you won't be able to play on an American NTSC (525 lines) VHS.
    You'd probably know better than I would, can anyone confirm this? The conversion from PAL to NTSC (or vice versa) should be easy enough with Adobe Premier I would guess anyway
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    euro 88

    I have the 3 euro 88 games on video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post
    OK, I need some feedback here.

    I have heard many people here say that they have old matches and programs about the Boys in Green on tape. As we all know, VHS are not compatible with computer and are quickly (if not already) being phased out by DVDs.

    Here is my proposal:
    If we can get at least 50 different matches/programs on VHS, I'll go out and buy a VHS hook up to the computer, burn all the matches to DVD and send them (and the VHSs) back to the original person and perhaps offer the matches to users here in torrent form (no extra DVDs as those cost money). As no money is changing hands I doubt this is illegal.

    As I live in Chicago, that will drastically raise the shipping prices. So, if we have a tech savvy person over there (Tets?) maybe I'll buy the VHS hook up and bring it with me to Ireland when I come over in February. If not, I'll try to do this my self. I'd do my best to cover shipping prices (maybe I'd pay for shipping here, and then ship them out when I get to Dublin).


    Feedback, comments, etc. would appreciated
    Fair play, the worm. That's a sound gesture on your part.

    Admittedly, I'll have to track them down and/or nick them back from relatives but I've got a lot of the originally issued VHS documentary's and compilation highlights of the qualifiers.

    The 3 Euro 88 Finals Games
    The Road to Italy - RTE Highlights of the home qualifiers for Italia 90
    Ole Ole - an independent documentary about our qualifying campaign for Italy
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    Is there anymore information regarding these conversions as I would be interested in the Euro 88 games on dvd if possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidoP View Post
    Is there anymore information regarding these conversions as I would be interested in the Euro 88 games on dvd if possible?
    Kind of fell through, not many offers
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    id love to get the '88 games on dvd if poss. if this project ever gets up and running. obv id cover any costs.
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    I now have the needed device for this project
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    Worm, Like I said before I have every game since about 1995 recorded on some format, some earlier ones make be ropey reception from analogue RTE. I have been gradually converting to DVD. Obviously takes a while and only do it when I can be bothered!

    I could seed the Video_TS torrent files then all you have to do is download and burn on to a DVD at the other end. I am not ready to do it yet but may be able to do it in the future.

    PAL/NTSC makes no difference these days providing you have a region free DVD player or play with VLC media player on a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow2anger View Post
    Worm, Like I said before I have every game since about 1995 recorded on some format, some earlier ones make be ropey reception from analogue RTE. I have been gradually converting to DVD. Obviously takes a while and only do it when I can be bothered!

    I could seed the Video_TS torrent files then all you have to do is download and burn on to a DVD at the other end. I am not ready to do it yet but may be able to do it in the future.

    PAL/NTSC makes no difference these days providing you have a region free DVD player or play with VLC media player on a PC.
    That would be great, thanks alot However, I'm not looking to get all of these games on DVD, I just want to watch them and also torrent them out to other members of this forum. Unfortunately, I've hit a snag with my VHS thing as as someone pointed out before, PAL will not work over here, so I'm looking for a cheap PAL VCR at the moment.
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    I think this is a great idea too. I have a good few of the recent games but I'm unsure as to how I would go about converting them, though I'd say most of the people interested in this probably have our recent games recorded too.
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    Any news? I'd be willing to pay to download these matches.

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    I think bennocelts going to send some VHS's over. Once that happens I'll either have to find my own PAL/SECAM VCR or have them converted by a professional...whichever is cheaper.

    As for slow2anger whenever he's ready is fine with me
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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post

    As for slow2anger whenever he's ready is fine with me
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