DVR-Edit and processing files afterwards . . .

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Bob C., Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Bob C.

    Bob C. Guest

    Currently I use PowerDirector on my recorded TV shows to get the mpeg
    files and then TMPGenc to process those files. After that, I use
    TMPGenc Author to edit and process prior to burning to DVD.

    My question is this...

    Sometimes I record an entire 60 minute TV show (such as the Tonight
    Show) and only want the musical performance. If I use DVR-Edit and cut
    everything that I want from the TV show, can I then take the resulting
    DVR and still process it with PowerDirector and go through the rest of
    my "normal" process? Or will editing the DVR-MS file with DVR-Edit
    cause the file to be permanenty a DVR type file (I hope my question
    makes sense).

    What I'm trying to do is free up hard drive space by removing parts of
    the DVR-MS files that I don't want prior to processing. I'd like to
    save a bunch of performances from various shows and then when I get
    enough of them, burn one DVD with all the performances on it. If I were
    to keep all of the ENTIRE TV shows to get a bunch of clips, a lot of
    unnecessary hard drive space would be taken up with stuff I don't want.

    Any suggestions you can give to me is greatly appreciated.

    BOB C.
    Bob C., Apr 29, 2005
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    James Edelen Guest

    The output files (from DVREdit) work with some video editing/DVD creation
    programs, but not others. I am not sure about PowerDirector (as I don't
    have it), but I would suggest cutting a small segment using DVREdit and
    trying to do what you want with it. (DVREdit will *not* delete the original
    James Edelen, Apr 29, 2005
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  3. Bob C.

    Bob C. Guest

    Cool (about it keeping the original file). I'll try it out. Nothing to
    lose except disc space.

    BOB C.
    Bob C., Apr 29, 2005
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    For a proper editing package take a look at the very wonderful Videoredo which now has support for editing DVR-MS files & saving them
    as MPEG2. It's not free but worth every cent.
    Nigel Barker, Apr 29, 2005
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    Amar Guest

    The latest version of TMPGEnc XPress ( will automatically convert
    dvr-ms files to mpeg2.

    I edit my dvr-ms files using DVR-Edit. Once I have enough dvr-ms files to
    burn to a DVD, I use NeroVision Express 3.0 because it doesn't create a mpeg2
    file out of the dvr-ms file.
    Amar, Apr 29, 2005
  6. Bob C.

    Bob C. Guest


    Thanks a bunch for that info! I had no idea that there even was a
    program called VideoRedo. I've downloaded it to try it out. But from
    looking at the screenshots, etc. it appears to be awesome.

    Thanks again.

    BOB C.
    Bob C., Apr 29, 2005
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    Nigel Barker Guest

    I forgot to mention that among the many great features in the new VideoReDo Plus
    currently in beta test is automatic commercial detection & removal.
    Nigel Barker, Apr 30, 2005
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