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Windows 7: Win Tv 7 recording format is way too big? Need help plz!

27 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Win Tv 7 recording format is way too big? Need help plz!

Hi Guys,
I used to record all the time with my Win Tv (HVR 2250) and for example, a one hour show recorded was about 600 Mb and lately, I don't know what I've done but when I record a one hour show, it takes aroung 2.8 Gb on my hard drive and it's driving me insane because I thought by selecting convert Mpeg 2 to Mpg and deleting the original file after conversion would solve the problem but it didn't. Does anybody know a solution for this? Like I said earlier, it used to shrink the recorded files for me but not anymore, don't know why!

Thanks in advance,


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27 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

I think you might have to lower the quality of the recording because it might have been adjusted to the highest quality. I use Windows Media Center and whenever I record with it, I have the option to choose the lowest quality recording which takes up the least space. Check this link:

Recorded Live TV files HUGE
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29 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I have an option for the quality but unfortunatly, it doesn't shrink the file size enough so for now, I have to convert with another application which kind of sucks! It's frustrating because it used to convert it automatically after recording a show but I don't what I did to cause it to malfunction?

Any other thought?
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