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.