Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Live Buffer... + .wtv format

05 Sep 2009   #1
Delpheno

Windows 7
 
 
Live Buffer... + .wtv format

Hey guys,

When I watch TV through my tuner, I am able to rewind back (I don't know how long it records). Is there a way to retrieve the live buffer that's streaming? Where is that file located?

Also, WMC records in .wtv format. In order to get my tuner working through WMC, I had to download this thing. I'm not sure if this download is supposed to record in mpg (the original program that came with the tuner records in mpg).

Support for WinTV-HVR-950Q

Which format is better? .wtv or .mpg?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delpheno View Post
Hey guys,

When I watch TV through my tuner, I am able to rewind back (I don't know how long it records). Is there a way to retrieve the live buffer that's streaming? Where is that file located?

Also, WMC records in .wtv format. In order to get my tuner working through WMC, I had to download this thing. I'm not sure if this download is supposed to record in mpg (the original program that came with the tuner records in mpg).

Support for WinTV-HVR-950Q

Which format is better? .wtv or .mpg?
Hello Delpheno, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Its nice to meet you.

You are asking for an opinion. Most everyone will have one and most will be different. The advantage of the .wtv format is all the extra info included in the data stream. The disadvantage for .wtv is the huge size of the files, making it impossible to burn to a DVD disk.

The advantage of mpg is its small size, much easier to transfer to DVD. Windows 7 will convert your .wtv files to the (Vista) format of .dvr-ms, allowing you to use other software to edit your video, and convert it to mpg. But if you can record in mpg, then you can edit and burn your videos with out the extra steps of conversion.

WMC is the first TV recording solution I have been able to use successfully. I have several of my favorite movies saved and can enjoy viewing them at my convenience. My hope is the next WMC from the Retail version of 7 will have more functionality.

Happy surfing!

Robert
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Live Buffer... + .wtv format




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What is a buffer overrun, should i be concerned?
Very rarely i get a 'Buffer Overrun detected' message, which mentions something about a Cyberlink program going corrupt for some wild reason. I never deal with or use anything related to Cyberlink that i know of, at least not directly. I have no idea what the message is about, or what i should do...
System Security
Youtube Videos, buffer and then stop or dont buffer at all
Hi all, I have a problem that is becoming increasingly irritating... Everytime i try to watch a video, for example a youtube video in awesomer webpage, the video starts loading, loads about 5-10% of the video and then starts playing. Then the video reaches the buffer, it stops for another...
Music, Pictures & Video
format windows live mail with sound
Does anyone know how to format Windows Live Mail on Windows 7 Pro how to format Live Mail with sound that opens and plays while reading the message. I know how to do that with Outlook Express. I goggled the question and never get a complete answer, I do hear that the email program called Outlook...
Browsers & Mail
MTS file format on Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
I have downloaded the new version of WLMM 2011. My Sony HD Handicam outputs MTS video files. Do I have to convert these files to (?what type of file?) before I can use them in WLMM 2011. I know they didn't work very well in the previous version.
Software
Increase HDD buffer?
Is there a way to increase my internal HDD buffer. I have a few HD videos that have a higher bitrate than my hard drives buffer.
Performance & Maintenance
MCE Live TV Buffer Manager
MCE Live TV Buffer Manager | Utilities Download | PCWorld
Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App