College Library Viewing Stations - VCR/VHS User Guide

Here are detailed instructions on how to use the VCR/VHS Tape viewing station computer at College Library.
  1. Login to the computer with your NetID and password. 
  2. On the VCR/ VHS player, click the power button located on the far left side to turn it on.
  3. Put the VHS tape into the VHS slot located on the right side of the VCR player. Make sure to put in the right side. This information will be on the tape. 
  4. On the computer in the lower left hand corner of the desktop, look for the icon of a DVD. Double click on the DVD icon that is named “Play Movie”. Pictured below.
    1. "Play Movie" Icon
  5. A screen will appear with a traffic cone, wait a few seconds and the optical disc will start playing. Pictured below.
    1. traffic cone image
  6. Use the mouse to select play as well as add subtitles/captions if desired from the media's play menu.
    1. Note: This may not be possible if the VHS tape does not include desired features.
  7. Right click anywhere within the VLC window and hover over “Audio” then move over to hover over “Audio Device” then select “Speakers, Headphones (Realtek(R) Audio)” as pictured below.
    1. Audio Menus
  8. This computer is set up with Bluetooth capabilities. To connect to Bluetooth, go to the lower right corner of the desktop, select the Bluetooth icon and then click “Add a device”.
    1. Bluetooth in the Taskbar
  9. When the VHS tape needs to be removed, first rewind the tape using, once done click the eject button on the VCR/VHS player to open the tape slot. 

KeywordsVCR VHS Tape Player Movie Media viewing stations College Library   Doc ID136947
OwnerAva B.GroupLibraries
Created2024-04-24 14:39:39Updated2024-04-26 08:47:02
SitesUW-Madison Libraries
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