How much does converting VHS to DVD or other digital formats cost?

The cost of converting VHS tapes to DVD or other digital formats can vary depending on several factors. These include the number of tapes you have, the length of each tape, and the desired output quality.

This price may increase if you have multiple tapes that need to be converted. Memory Fortress offers bulk discounts for larger orders, so contact us to find the best deal.

Converting videotapes of most standard formats costs between $14 and $20 apiece, depending on quantity.  There are exceptions for certain formats, such as Beta or PAL, with a higher price point.  The video pricing grid is presented below:









Per Tape







MP4 Conversion







This pricing grid covers most standard tape formats, such as VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Digital 8, 8mm, miniDV, and others. 

Certain non-standard formats such as DVCAM, DVCPRO, Beta, PAL, and ¾” tape are at higher price points, but these formats are fairly rare and represent about 1% of our video transfer service business.

(See our full pricing list for these prices)

Most of our customers (probably 90%) also opt for the optional 2nd step conversion to MP4 format, which can be put on a flash drive, hard drive, into the cloud, on Facebook, on email, etc. 

This MP4 conversion costs on extra $4 per tape, but it’s well worth it because customers with 10 tapes would receive back 10 DVDs, plus a flash drive with 10 large video files on it, plus an emergency lifetime backup of all their memories on our backup servers.

Let’s look at some real-world numbers for how much it costs to convert VHS to DVD. In 2020, our average video conversion customer paid about $16 per tape for conversion to DVD and an additional $4 per tape to get the files on a flash drive. 

Most of our competitors charge far more than that over 3-4 weeks; we do it in just five business days.

So how do you, as the potential customer, keep video conversion costs down?

    1. Send in higher quantities of videos.  Our price breaks based on the numbers of videos really stack up.  When it comes to the cost to convert VHS to DVD, we offer our customers significant pricing discounts when they send in all of their videos at once (see video transfer cost grid above).  Some customers feel more comfortable having us do the work in smaller chunks, but the pricing is not as good in these cases.  Our best price for videotapes is $14 apiece … when you send in lots of them!


  1. Choose cloud delivery versus other delivery methods.  It’s a flat $10 for cloud delivery, and you can add as many email addresses as you like.  There are no limits on file sizes for delivery.  You heard that right – we will literally deliver your entire video collection to your extended family and friends for $10 total.  That could encompass dozens of people and email addresses.  It’s the best delivery deal in the country.  When we started in 2015, nobody did it.  Last year in 2020, nearly 1/3 of our customers took us up on this offer!

So, how much does it cost to convert VHS to DVD? You will find other companies charge anywhere from $20 up to $40 per tape, in some cases.

  This video conversion project should not be difficult for you to complete with our help.  We usually finish the job within five business days of receiving it, and we do it all right here at our headquarters in the Atlanta area.

There is no better time to start this project than right now.  Don’t let those photos fade!  Click this button and begin the process right now!

Michael B. – “Our large digital photo scanning job was handled with great care from start to finish. Keith and his team stayed in constant communication throughout the process. I will be using Memory Fortress for our future projects.”

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