This "VHS to DVD Adapter" does not match its description on Groupon and did not work for me. It produced a video capture capture file (.avi), but the video was unacceptable and there was no audio. The Groupon description says "Includes Ulead Video Studio 8.0 SE DVD", which is a video software package that I am familiar with. Instead it included only an obscure and very minimal program "Shinyek Camera Player" with no documentation. For full detail, read on.
I purchased this for its stated purpose, which is to "Capture high-quality video and audio from VHS players using USB 2.0 interface". My computer operating system is Windows 7, which is supported, according to the text on the adapter box. I also tried it on my Windows 10 laptop, with the same results.
Here is what I did to try it out:
I tested my Sony VCR to make sure it was playing properly.
I connected my VCR line outputs to the yellow, white, and red RCA connectors on the adapter, and plugged the adapter into a USB input on my computer.
The adapter immediately installed itself on the computer, appearing in the device manager as USB2.0 PC CAMERA in "Imaging devices" and USB2.0 MIC in "Sound, video and game controllers".
I put the adapter's mini-DVD in my computer. It contained only three files: 1) An executable to install Shinyek Camera Player in English. 2) An executable to install the same thing in Chinese. 3) A PDF file titled in Chinese, which turned out to be a manual in English. The manual is useless because it assumes I am using Ulead software.
I installed the Shinyek Camera Player and restarted the computer, as instructed by the installer.
The Shinyek software is simple and straightforward. Under its Devices menu, I selected the USB2.0 PC CAMERA, and the Shinyek window displayed the video from my VCR. The video constantly shook from side to side. I tried it with a different VHS tape and with a different VCR, but the shakiness remained.
I searched the Shinyek menus, but found no way to select the associated audio.
I used Record->Start to make a recording. This created an AVI file which faithfully recorded the signals that Shinyek was receiving, that is, shaky video and no audio. Useless.
I also tried Function->Capture. This makes a frame capture in a BMP file.
Time to send it back!