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Windows 7: Recording-editing live TV - file incompatibility

23 Jan 2012   #1

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Recording-editing live TV - file incompatibility

Windows Live TV recorded file has an extension .wtv. To edit-burn it one must use Live Movie Maker (thanks to Microsoft) producing a file with .wcmp extension which it can burn to DVD. Better editing programs like Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 can not open either files. Live Movie Maker is good for editing out advertisements, but not much more for any decent editing work.
File conversion progs are offered (some with hefty prices) on the net, but, as far as I can see, none can do a decent, clean conversion of .wtv to AVI or MPEG2. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Sony VAIO (with everything but the kitchen sink)


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24 Jan 2012   #2

win7 enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Try VideoRedo there is a free trial version


Mrada
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24 Jan 2012   #3

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Right click on the WTV file and chose Convert to dvr-ms. That format can be handled by most converters/editors.
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27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks fellows;
Kado897: good advice, tried, it works. Used Format Factory 2.80
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28 Jan 2012   #5

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You are welcome charlesh.
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