DVD/VCR Combination Player
DVD/VCR combination players are considered to be legacy devices and are being phased out of General University (G.U.) classrooms.
Beginning March 1, 2017
- G.U. classrooms that are new or undergo core a/v technology upgrades will no longer have a DVD/VCR combination player
- standard DVD and CD media can still be used in the DVD drive of the classroom computer (Rack PC)
Beginning September 1, 2017
- any DVD/VCR combination player in need of repair will be removed from the classroom and it will not be replaced
- existing DVD/VCR combination players will continue to be maintained by the Classroom Technology Group for as long as the equipment works as intended or until an a/v upgrade is initiated
VHS Tape Support
As support for VHS tapes is phased out, we recommend that you take steps to arrange access to a digitized version of the content to show in class. There are several options to explore:
- Contact your subject-specific collections librarian for assistance
- Review their information on streaming-video databases
- Use their Recommend a Purchase form where you can find out if a digital copy of the work is available for purchase
2. Video Transfer Services
Transferring VHS tapes to DVD may be possible. Please consult the Copyright @ Western website to ensure that you are aware of any potential legal obligations. Please note that Western does not sanction copyright infringement.
Local off-campus tape transfer services are available and listed below:
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