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Windows 7: How to convert .wtv files

28 Oct 2010   #121
elsmandino

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Convert .WTV files and keep subtitles? Recommended formats?

Hello,

I have looked extensively online, but there does not appear to be anything about editing .WTV and keeping the subtitles option.

Ideally, I would like to edit all the adverts out of my recordings but keep the subtitles. The problem with DVR-MS is that as soon as you convert, you lose the subtitle option. Is there any way at all that you can edit without this happening?

As a side issue, I have noticed that .WTV files are HUGE - too big and I need to convert them to something more manageable. What is everyone using?

As far as I am aware, SD .WTV files use the MPEG-2 codec, so I reckon my options are to change the codec to h.264 to make them quite a bit smaller. Also, should you keep the same container? - I have heard that a lot of people are using MKV files at the moment.

In summary (and this is a long shot) - is there anyway I can convert my .WTV files to MKV h.264 and preserve subtitles?

I would be really grateful if anyone might be able to help.

Thanks


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29 Oct 2010   #122
Jonmor68

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elsmandino View Post
Hello,

I have looked extensively online, but there does not appear to be anything about editing .WTV and keeping the subtitles option.

Ideally, I would like to edit all the adverts out of my recordings but keep the subtitles. The problem with DVR-MS is that as soon as you convert, you lose the subtitle option. Is there any way at all that you can edit without this happening?

As a side issue, I have noticed that .WTV files are HUGE - too big and I need to convert them to something more manageable. What is everyone using?

As far as I am aware, SD .WTV files use the MPEG-2 codec, so I reckon my options are to change the codec to h.264 to make them quite a bit smaller. Also, should you keep the same container? - I have heard that a lot of people are using MKV files at the moment.

In summary (and this is a long shot) - is there anyway I can convert my .WTV files to MKV h.264 and preserve subtitles?

I would be really grateful if anyone might be able to help.

Thanks
Record your programs with subtitles turned on.
Taking the adds out will make the files smaller for a start, anything you do to make them smaller after that will result in loss of quality.
Why bother anyway, I find the majority of shows I record, I delete after watching. Any I realy want to keep to watch again go on my 1TB drive that will hold about 220 movies.
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02 Nov 2010   #123
seven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I convert wtv files with Windows Movie Maker, I can trim it if I want and it will be saved as a wmv. I can edit wmv files with VideoPad free version. I think there are more options out there for converting wmv than wtv.
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03 Nov 2010   #124
win7userguy

Windows 7 Home Premium & Professional 64-bit
 
 
How to convert .wtv files

Nero 9 will convert .wtv files to TS format, possibly others (I've not tried any other conversions).
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11 Nov 2010   #125
elsmandino

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies - I shall have a look at these other options for editing.
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22 Nov 2010   #126
Niels Ebbe Huus

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bafagulu View Post
I used eRightSoft Super to convert about any type of media to any other type, including .wtv to .avi. Work great and cost nothing! Absolutely free. SUPER .
Weird web site and it's difficult to get the program but don't give up, it's worth the effort.
The WTV files recorded from a MPEG4 channel cannot be corverted with super either.
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24 Nov 2010   #127
Totenschlaggh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried MC-TVConverter: MC-TVConverter (MediaCenter TV Converter)
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24 Nov 2010   #128
Niels Ebbe Huus

 
 
MPEG4 recorded WTV files are my problem

Until now all your answers have not given the wanted result. I can burn the files but there is no sound
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03 Dec 2010   #129
StuartAtlanta

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How I Lost and Regained Ability to Convert .wtv Files

This is a very late post to an earlier issue in this string, but I was constantly losing the file association of .wtv files to WMC and losing the ability to right click and convert from .wtv to .dvr-ms. The only way to restore both the association and the in-context right click menu with the convert option was to uninstall and then reinstall Windows Media Center entirely and ensure it has all of its file associations.

I finally figured out the the Glary Utilities Registry Cleaner was identifying as problems and removing these features from the registry. Once I marked these entries for Glary to ignore they are fine, but its a good lesson how registry cleaners can mess things up on your computer!
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13 Dec 2010   #130
Johan72

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The absolute easiest way to "convert" .wtv files into .dvr-ms files (which have several good free converters available) is to just do the following:

(Do it on a copy if you're not comfortable on editing original files)

1) Right click on the .wtv file
2) Select "Rename"
3) Change .wtv into .dvr-ms
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