I have a general video capturing question as I have never tried this before. I will be using either my G3 iBook running OSX 10.4 and iLife 05 / or my G4 PPC running OSX 10.4 and iLife 08.......

I want to transfer old VHS tapes to some digital format (i.e. MPEG 4?). I'm not too sure where to begin. I'm assuming Mac's have the ability to do so without any fancy software outside of OSX and iLife but you tell me......

I have an adapter that came with my iBook that is USB on one end and RCA video & S-Video on the other end. Is this for puting video into the Mac or for taking video out ????

See, I told you, I haven't a clue ! I'm not too i nterested in anything fancy, just want to archive old VHS home movies..... and I'm not even too concerned with capturing the audio portion ! I'm looking for a cheap / down&dirty solution.

Thanks.