Quote: Originally Posted by awalt
The issue I encountered was simply that there is no Movie Maker.... Sheesh.
Yep, you have my vote. I have been trying to build a video processing PC for some time now and it always seems to be just out of my reach, mostly financially.
Some three years ago I had high hopes a 64 bit processor would give me enough raw video power to do the job, especially when I found an ATI TV card with 64 bit drivers. Well, XP x64 was and still is crap (in my opinion) and although ATI wrote 64 bit drivers, there was no 64 bit video software (that I coulkd afford) that would work with XP x64.
I was delighted to have WMC with 7 and have been watching and recording TV with ease like never before. The catch? The WTV file format. There is just no way to get even 2 hours of .wtv on a single DVD. And as yet, there is no support to convert WTV to anything. Yes there are 3rd partys working on conversion software, and no I don't know how far they have got yet.
With the Beta, I downloaded the Movie Maker Beta but was not impressed. It did process one of my wtv files into wmv, but it took some 10 hours.
PCWorld advertised a video app that is supposed to be compatible with Vista 64 and hopefully 7 x64. It is a trial and I haven't tried it yet.
I figured I would wait for the retail 7 to release and then see about acquiring compatible video software that would capture TV and my video cam and allow me to edit the video.