DVR-MS file conversion???

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Benfrain
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Right, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction here...

I have a Windows Media Centre file (recorded from Sky TV) as a *.dvr-ms file (the default format for Media Centre I believe, an MPEG-2 stream inside an asf wrapper).

Anyway, I want to take this footage and convert it into QuickTime to send to someone.

Trouble is, my current encoding software (Cleaner XL or Squeeze) won't recognise the file to encode to another format. :mad:

I have tried to use a program called DVrip or something from thegreenbutton.com but it just falls over each time.

Anybody know of a simple way to convert the file into a more 'useable' format?

Thanks in advance - Ben

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dacquinh
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DVR Ripper works for me (is that what you use?)

http://www.thegreenbutton.com/file.aspx?softwareId=11

harlequin
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http://www.thegreenbutton.com/downloads.aspx has files that many say work.

dvr-edit allows conversion to mpeg

why do you want quicktime ?

Gary MacKenzie

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Benfrain
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Mmm, must be doing something wrong. Yes, tried DVD Ripper and after install it just says it can't find the program! Then if I browse to program files and click the smiley face icon for the program it starts, however when I click 'browse' to add a file I get the error message 'TVShowExport Run-time error '380': Invalid property value'

Any ideas?

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harlequin
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did you restart the pc after installing.
i find many program work a lot better if you do that , sometimes re-alligns codecs etc properly , since they may have been updated , but system hasn't detected the change without a reboot.

Gary MacKenzie

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Benfrain
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Yes, tried all the usual reboot stuff. Will try the dvr-edit one instead tomorrow...

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Benfrain
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Well, none of those thegreenbutton.com solutions worked. All a pile of pants in my opinion.

However, if anyone else hits this problem here is a simple solution...

Go to www.gocyberlink.com and choose a free (time limited) download of Power Director 3.0. It's about 80MB but well worth it.

Open the program, choose the dvr-ms file and BAM! Instant standard MPEG 2. Then you can either use the built in export to Windows Media/QuickTime etc or export as a DV-AVI and then recompress to whatever you want with Cleaner/Squeeze/Procoder etc

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