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Converting DVR-MS files to MPEG2 / Burning to DVD


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I have some TV recordings I have made on my Windows laptop using XP Media Center Edition 2005, and they are in DVR-MS format (which is some propietry MS format).

Does anybody know of any software that will let me convert it to MPEG2 or DVD so I can play it on my Mac?

I've tried a quick google search, but can't seem to find anything.

Thanks in advance.

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I've had the same problem in the past with the dvr-ms format.
The only ways I know of making the files Mac-friendly is to convert them on a PC.

You can use InterVideo WinDVD Creator to convert the dvr-ms to mpeg.
http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/WinDVDCreator_Profile.jsp

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You can convert them to divx or xvid by following this tutorial:
http://www.tech-forums.net/showthrea...threadid=62779

I wish there was a way to do it on the Mac, but as far as I know there is not.

I hope this helps you. :batman:
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OK Thanks, I'll give them a try.

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I used the 'DVRMSToolbox' as suggested in the tech-forums tutorial you linked to and it worked great! Very fast too, took me just 7 minutes to convert a 90 min recorded film to MPEG on my laptop (Athlon 64 3200+).

I'm gonna try out VirtualDub to edit out the commercials (heard it was very easy to use) and then burn to DVD.

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I used the 'DVRMSToolbox' as suggested in the tech-forums tutorial you linked to and it worked great! Very fast too, took me just 7 minutes to convert a 90 min recorded film to MPEG on my laptop (Athlon 64 3200+).

I'm gonna try out VirtualDub to edit out the commercials (heard it was very easy to use) and then burn to DVD.
Great! I'm glad it worked for you.
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