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Windows 7: Problem with .wtv file format

22 Feb 2013   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MRake View Post
Hey all
I came across this post and wondered if you had any new updates?
I'm using WMC and HD homerun tuners, I love the WMC interface to record my OTA TV shows.
I then use MCE Buddy to automatically convert the WTV format to MPG or AVI AND remove commercials.
This process works ok, MCE buddy works great but it uses allot of CPU time and I'm still experimenting with moving the MCE Buddy to different computers on my network to minimize inconveniences of a “busy computer”.
I use a WTV Live box to view my TV shows & movies on my OLD Panasonic CRT TV.
I will be soon be upgrading my TV to a new model with an HDMI input and I am thinking there has to be a better way, it does not appear anyone is supporting the WTV format over the DLNA interface.

My choices (I think?) are to replace WMC with PVR software that will save my recorded TV in a standard format
Buy and use a WMC extender (not to many to choose from, and pricey)
OR …

Any Ideas
More ideas? Try over here. TheGreenButton

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22 Feb 2013   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
No, nothing much to add. WMC is a great platform but limited to HTPC connected to TV use only. It does not play well with others and does not work with any known media player.

WinTV 7 has turned out to be a disappointment also. Too limited to be a functional PVR platform.

I'm still looking for a solution.
I'm not sure what more you need or want in software and ClearQAM or OTA/ATSC TV, but I used BeyondTV prior to going with WMC because I needed Ceton/cablecard tuner support for protected content.

BeyondTV is perfectly fine for unprotected content, and supports the ATI TV tuner cards as well as the Hauppauge TV tuner cards. Also, it supports the composite/S-video/line-audio input on these cards (e.g. being fed from an external VCR or satellite receiver) unlike WMC which does not.

Lots of good features, including "SmartSkip" automatic commercial detection/elimination which worked great for me.
Yes I downloaded and tried the trial version of Beyond TV and I recall it was good and did everything I needed. I had some problem but can't remember what it was (I am on the road now and my feeble memory is in a folder at home). I think it was that I was trying to use an older PC with W7 installed and there was a driver conflict with the Hauppauge cards and an outdated and buggy sound driver that I could not overcome.

I will be setting up a more modern PC for TV soon. And I will most likely try BeyondTV again on a (hopefully) more stable system. It costs $99, but that would be worth it if it works.
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27 Feb 2013   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

I found my notes: the problem I had with BeyondTV was a mapping problem. It kept losing the (free) ClearQAM channel lineup every time the Program Guide downloaded. The only solution was a convoluted workaround involving establishing a (not free) Snapstream account and making a custom channel lineup of the ClearQAM channels.

Still working on it.
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