+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Transferring BBC programmes from VHS to DVD for school use in Technical; We have several teachers who have varying amounts of programmes on VHS and our supply of serviceable players is dwindling. ...
  1. #1

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131

    Transferring BBC programmes from VHS to DVD for school use

    We have several teachers who have varying amounts of programmes on VHS and our supply of serviceable players is dwindling. It has been suggested that these can be transferred to dvd, or maybe even stored centrally for use as and when required. I don't think copyright regulations will allow us to do this, but I'm not exactly sure. Has anyone investigated this further?

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,410
    Thank Post
    1,436
    Thanked 876 Times in 562 Posts
    Rep Power
    644
    I think the ERA Licence covers it.

    The ERA licenses educational establishments to undertake copying of off-air radio and television broadcasts for use for teaching purposes. All UK terrestrial broadcasts recorded after 1 August 1989 are covered within the licence which allows recordings to be made for teaching purposes, provided that the recording is clearly labelled with the date and title of the recording and the statement “this recording be used for educational purposes only”. In addition, the licence allows further copying of programmes recorded under the licence and allows the compilation of extracts of material for teaching purposes


    The copying of commercially produced, pre-recorded videos, audio tapes, CDs and DVDs or programming provided in any on demand services is not authorised by the ERA Licence
    Last edited by laserblazer; 22nd September 2011 at 06:36 AM.

  3. Thanks to laserblazer from:

    beeswax (22nd September 2011)

  4. #3

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131
    Good morning and thank you.

  5. #4
    AyatollahPies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    900
    Thank Post
    48
    Thanked 105 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    I'd store centrally rather than convert them to DVD. You might also have look at compressing them and converting to mkv, then they can be played on any device that has VLC installed.

  6. Thanks to AyatollahPies from:

    beeswax (23rd September 2011)

  7. #5

    beeswax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,285
    Thank Post
    285
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts
    Rep Power
    131
    One step at a time I think, though a central store would simplify things for the teachers. Now that I know we can safely transfer our VHS stock to digital, our next step is to find the person who will do this.

  8. #6

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,940
    Thank Post
    886
    Thanked 1,693 Times in 1,472 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    447
    You might want to contact the CLC they used to have the facility to do this. Storing it centrally would be a good solution, but it will take up allot of space.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. VHS to DVD Copier
    By JAW$ in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th January 2011, 11:34 AM
  2. Replies: 55
    Last Post: 31st October 2009, 11:23 AM
  3. VHS to DVD
    By karldenton in forum AV and Multimedia Related
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 6th August 2009, 09:00 AM
  4. Image laptop to DVD for use as recovery disk.. help
    By adamchapman in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th July 2009, 04:22 PM
  5. ntsc VHS to DVD
    By cooper in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th May 2008, 10:56 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •