Unlike a DVD Recorder or Digital Video Recorder, Computers require many components to Capture TV or Video and then Burn the video files to DVD. So what is required to Capture and Burn? The following checklist gives you a good idea of what is involved with TV and Video Capture, and DVD Burning, on a Personal Computer or Notebook Computer:
TV or Video Source
You can output an analog signal from just about any source: TiVo, Cable DVR, Satellite DVR, VCR, DVD Player, DVD Recorder, Camcorder, etc.
Video or TV Capture Card
The hardware that brings the Video or TV signal into the PC.
TV or Video Capture Software
The software that compresses the video signal into a video file stored on your Computer's hard drive. Many times this software comes bundled with a Capture Card.
DVD Recording Software
The software that lets users create a DVD and DVD Menu. Once the Video or TV is encoded it's ready to be burned to DVD.
The actual hardware that physically burns a DVD disc of your TV or Video program.
Those are the ingredients necessary to Record to your Computer, and burn to DVD.