Update (October 2017): Please read our full article on digitizing your old VHS tapes, which also includes hardware tips.
I already bought a used USB cable converter that can link the VHS recorder with the PC. But as it’s used, I only found the driver, but have no real software which I can use to capture and turn the VHS streams into some format like avi, or mpeg. Can you recommend a freeware doing that? Thanks.