My PC doesn’t have any kind of DVD player. I’ll borrow a friend’s iMac which does have a disk player and, as you say, try to extract the program to a USB drive. Hopefully it’ll be compatible with my pc.
On the instruction page they gave a website to download OBS studio. Which I did. But not sure what I’m supposed to do with it. The instructions say to go to “applications” then choose “QuickTime Player” then click “file” then “New Movie Recording” then to select “”AV TO USB2.0”. But I’m not seeing these options. The link they gave is http://www.obsproject.com/download
I’ve captured many tapes using Vegas Capture on my PC. Definitely the best way. Google “FireWire card” and something like this will come up. As long as it’s compatible with your PC you should be good to go.
PS if the tapes were recorded on a Canon camera make sure you’re playing out of a Canon camera. Otherwise you’ll get missing audio and visual instability.