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Old 06-26-2009, 03:02 PM
Tenspeed Tenspeed is offline
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Need Help with File Conversion

Hi All,

I have recorded an old TV show that comes on once in a blue moon. I want to be able to convert it and burn the this show to a DVD so that I can play it on a DVD player. My questions are:

1 - What software should I use? I use both Windows XP and OS X.

2 - What format should I convert it to?

Thanks for the Help!

Oh I've been using Sage TV for about 4 years and this is about the 4th post I've ever had to do. I run a P4/Server 2003 with 2 Gigs ram, 1 tb of storage, and 4 MVP's, and comskip with no problems what so ever. We haven't watched regular TV in years, just can't stand the commercials.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:35 AM
dgeezer dgeezer is offline
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I see you are using mvp's for playback so I am assuming that you are recording analog cable with something like a pvr-150. Your output files should be .mpeg which don't really need conversion but just reconfiguring into the video_ts folder structure needed by a dvd player.

It's not free but the best luck I've had with trying to do this is Videoredo TV suite. It is very simple to use and always seems to make a playable dvd. Also, if you change your comskip configuration file you can have comskip output a .vprj file which is the project file for videoredo. That way you simply click on the correct vprj file and your video is opened in videoredo with the commercials already marked for deletion.

In comskip.ini, edit the line: output_videoredo=1.

It's simple to adjust the cuts and have a clean file. I'm sure you don't want to burn the commercials to the DVD.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:09 AM
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DVD Flick:

It's free and easy. The menus aren't anything to brag about but they are functional. Additionally, DVD Flick does a great job with nearly every type of file.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Tenspeed Tenspeed is offline
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Thanks Wrems & Dgeezer

Thanks for the replys! I'm gona try both programs. I forgot about the commercials. I'll play around with comskip and see If can make it work.

Thanks Again,
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:05 AM
zoundz zoundz is offline
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While it has a rather steep learning curve, I am recently quite enamored of AVIDemux -

Read more about it at

It can read, edit, reformat, and render just about anything into just about anything. And it's free....
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