First of all I've never heard of a usb to vcr device on the market and doubt there is one. If google didn't show you at least one result while searching than it probably doesn't exist. What there is for sure is a tv/game console/vcr to pc usb device called a "Adaptec Gamebridge":
Real cool! Theres two models by the way, one has normal functions and the second has a remote control and it can do a bit more.
Now you said that you had problems with burning dvd's and the like. Well that's another sad story and that's the fact that most software is prone to having problems especially when burning dvd's from various video formats. I would suggest that if you are to ever burn dvd's from your pc you should use "ConvertXToDvd":http://www.vso-softw...nvert_x_to_dvd/
This will burn any video format on the planet flawlessly to dvd, including video's with complex audio formats such as "ac3" audio. It burns all dvd's with a menu and automatically splits the entire movie in chapters by separating each scene into five minute pieces with absolutely no skipping or noticeable video freezes during normal playback of an entire dvd. It's all I've ever been using for the past two years. I got sick of Nero and the like for it's weak abilities in supreme dvd authoring of various formats. There is a trial version on their site so go ahead and try it out. Burn a dvd from any video you have, and as a matter of fact if you have various small videos through them all on one dvd and you will see that they all work 100% fine. You'll want to use this program forever... I think it has a automatic volume normalizer as well, so if you burn a video that has extremely loud audio or audio that dips high and low, it will normalize it to one sole level.
I've never had to throw away a dvd with this program, as a matter of fact all of my friends want to borrow my dvd's now!!! LOL. I used to throw away plenty of dvd's which would end up in the recycling bin because of crap software. Now that is a thing of the past...
Edited by superstar, 02 June 2007 - 07:51 AM.