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Convert DVR-MS to DivX/XviD ???

Dennis T

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Just starting using Media Centre 2005. Am knocked out by its simplicity!!

Love the TV recording, but the files are MASSIVE!!!
Anyone come across a decent util to convert these files to DivX/XivD to save a disk space ??

Have tried all my "normal" stuff that I use for MPEG1/2/4 but nothing will read the files.. MS say they are "working with others" to make this possible.

BTW, the quality of the recordings (via WinTV DVB-T) is brilliant, but the size of those files............


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I've never changed them into divx/xvid. But I have found 2 programs that use them. TO convert I use arcsoft showbiz 2, it will convert the dvr-ms file into a mpeg2 file when you import it, from there it should be a simple matter to convert to xvid/divx.

I have also found that you can intall the demo of intervideo WinDVD Creator 2 on a regular WINXP computer and it must install some sort of codec and that allows you to view the dvr-ms file in WMP and/or PowerDVD, possibly others but those are the only ones I have tried. I'm not sure if you can convert the files with other programs after installing WinDVD Creator 2 demo though, since I have always used arcsoft for that.

Apparently DVR-MS files are just MPEG2 files with a little extra and there is supposed to be an easy way to use them but I have yet to find it.


Dennis T

OSNN Junior Addict
You're right about the codecs from DVD proggy's. It does use them. But for some reason they canotloadthem into "conversion" proggy's !!

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