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    Converting DVR-MS files to MPEG2 / Burning to DVD
    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

    OR

    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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    You're welcome.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wicker_man
    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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