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Windows 7: Do you prefer .wtv, .dvr-ms or other file formats?


View Poll Results: What movie file format do you prefer?:
.wtv/.dvr-ms is sufficient 5 20.83%
.avi, .mpg or .mp4 would be more useful 17 70.83%
other file format 2 8.33%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

18 Nov 2009   #1

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 
Do you prefer .wtv, .dvr-ms or other file formats?

At this stage it seems that Windows Media Centre for Windows 7 will only record in the .wtv format, with the context menu option to convert to a .dvr-ms file, or Windows Live Movie Maker's conversion to a .wmv file being the only Microsoft provided alternatives at this point.
Although WMC allows burning your recorded TV shows directly to DVD, there doesn't appear to be any way to edit out advertisements prior to burning, or any options to convert the file to something more flexible, eg. the .avi file format.
With many of todays current standalone DVD and Blu-Ray players being able to read DVD's with DivX or other encoded files, I find it hard to believe that we are limited to these files only (wtv & dvr-ms).

I'm also curious to know if you guys prefer any particular file formats, or if you're happy with the default .wtv's

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18 Nov 2009   #2

 

Orheous wrote: "Although WMC allows burning your recorded TV shows directly to DVD, there doesn't appear to be any way to edit out advertisements prior to burning"

With Windows Live Movie Maker, you can most certainly remove the commercials, if so inclined and here is the link to videos from the tutorials on just how that is done:

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19 Nov 2009   #3

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Thanks for that... is anyone else not able to view that link?
What I meant was, that there is no way to edit the commercials out using WMC prior to burning directly to DVD with WMC. I know that you can edit them out using Windows Live Movie Maker, and export (only) to a .wmv file.
But for those that want to use the edited file in a standalone device for example: DVD player, MP4 player, mobile phone etc., you then need to process the file a third time to get it into the format of choice eg. .avi
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19 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Thanks for that... is anyone else not able to view that link?
It's working here
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19 Nov 2009   #5

 

Link works here.
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20 Nov 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Thanks for that... is anyone else not able to view that link?
I couldn't get that link to work either, not enough priveledge or something like that?
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20 Nov 2009   #7

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Orpheous, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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20 Nov 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Orpheous, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
Why is Orpheus making a note to Orpheus?
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20 Nov 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swanson Photos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orpheous View Post
Orpheous, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
Why is Orpheus making a note to Orpheus?
I Think he quoted what pops up when you click that link above, that's the same thing I got when I clicked on it too.
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20 Nov 2009   #10

 

I think you just have to be logged in and also not timed out.
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