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The video out might work but you might need to do some fiddling first before it works. You see, often times when you try and use video out to play video, all you will get is a black box where the video would normally play on a regular screen. I have not had enough experience in this area to tell you for sure, but I think it might have something to do with Windows Media Player, so you might be able to do this with an alternative player, such as Quick Time, which I have seen work before with video out.

In order to get it to work you will need to

1. Set up the video out so that it is plugged into the input on your VCR

2. Get your video ready to play in fullscreen mode in some kind of media player

3. Hit 'record' on your VCR

4. After waiting a few seconds to make sure the tape has made it to the magnetic part of the tape, start the video playing on your computer.

If this doesn't work then it is probably because of the issue I noted before with the media players.
 

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sorry for the delayed response, I was away on vacation...

Anyway, when I tried to view video with the TV out, all I got was a black box where the video should have been (the Windows Media Player window but with the said black box). I did, however, get a game to work correctly, and it displayed fairly well, except for the fact that the image was fuzzy and it was very hard to make out any text. This may have been due to the fact that the TV I tried it on was a couple of years old and probably not made for that kind of stuff.
 
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