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Windows 7: Media Centre wtv format

22 Aug 2011   #1
Dave Stafford

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Media Centre wtv format

I have just purchased a new PC with Windows 7 - have used the media centre to record tv and have tried to convert to dvr-ms using the right click option. I constantly get the message that the format is not compatible with the dvr-ms format.

Can anyone help or recommend a good converter.


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23 Aug 2011   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave Stafford View Post
I have just purchased a new PC with Windows 7 - have used the media centre to record tv and have tried to convert to dvr-ms using the right click option. I constantly get the message that the format is not compatible with the dvr-ms format.

Can anyone help or recommend a good converter.
Are you recording "copy-once" (i.e. copy protected, via cablecard-enabled TV tuner) TV programs, or "copy-freely" (e.g. local OTA networks via antenna or free-QAM from cable)?

You cannot do anything with copy-protected WTV files except play it with Windows Media Center. You are not allowed to read, edit, or convert to DVR-MS copy-protected WTV files.

In contrast, you can do anything you want with copy-freely WTV files.

If you want to look into a very fine non-free TV video editor for copy-freely content (and it can edit/convert copy-freely WTV files to any of many other formats) investigate VideoReDo TV Suite v4.0.
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24 Aug 2011   #3
Dave Stafford

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info although I am only trying to convert recorded tv recorded via my DVB card / antenna. These are free to view standard channels in the UK (BBC1,2 etc).

Have managed to use some trial software from www.bigasoft.com that has converted the .wti files to .mpeg4 - these have worked well when streaming to my AppleTV.
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