Windows Media Center edition records video in MPEG2 wrapped in a format called DVR-MS. Basically a plain MPEG2-file with some metadata. I can’t understand why Microsoft has not included a tool to automatically recompress DVR-MS to Windows Media Video 9 in Media Center Edition.
But, as always – if it is something that people want, people make it.
Just a quick list of alternatives:
Tsunami MPEG Xpress
PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter (Can convert DVR-MS according to spec, but look in the comments here in this post, seems like a user have had problems and that the DVR-MS conversion doesn’t work)
I know that I have forgotten many tools that does this kind of stuff. In addition to the fact that I am going to expand this list please feel free to comment and suggest other tools.
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Videoredo is the best.
Thanks. I have added it to the list.
Thanks for the tips
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PQDVD doesn’t convert dvr files. I purchased the product and it doesn’t
Thank you for noting. I have updated my post to reflect this.