Or buy one player and get permission to dub to VHS.
I have recently found that I can buy Indian video on VCD. We
have a big collection of Indian cinema, so its tempting, but I
backed off of adding another format...because it is VCD, which
never caught on here, and VCD-PAL at that!
Good luck, Jane. I wish I had a better answer!
According to Agee, Jane:
> Dear videolib colleagues,
> Do any of you have experience with VCDs?
> One of our professors has a grant which is providing us with video from
> China. The Chinese contact writes "quite a lot of new films published in VCD
> forms, no videotape anymore. We can get some VCDs of new films, but there is
> the system problem now, all VCDs published in China are in PAL system.
> want me to buy a VCD machine (made in China) for you?"
> We found an article of Frequently Asked Questions on video CDs on the web
> (www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2496/vcdfaq.html) so we now are a little more
> knowledgeable. Now we have to decide if we want to add this video
>format; so if
> you has any words of wisdom to offer, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
> Thanks, in advance.
> Jane Agee, Film Librarian
> Duke University Library
Rick E. Provine, Media Librarian and
Coordinator for the Library Electronic Centers
Clemons Library||University of Virginia