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    Default How do you burn HD quality discs?


    Okay, here is the problem. I've recorded some shows on HD DVR and have transfered them to my computer. I now want to burn them to a disc. Ideally, I want to convert to VC-1 so that I won't need to buy the much expensive HD DVD burners or Blu-Ray burners, but rather the much cheap DL DVD. Is there any program out there that can create discs in the VC-1 format?
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    I am unaware of any that will convert to VC1, but Nero Recode can convert to MPEG-4 which I personally prefer to VC-1. It can encode up to very very high bitrates as well.
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    not to be a complete idiot, but how did u get recorded programs from your hddvr to your computer?
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    The FCC mandates that HD cable boxes be equipped with working FireWire. Therefore, you need a FireWire outlet on your computer, some hacked drivers found AVS forum, and the latest version of VLC and your good to go. However, some things to keep in mind are that you need Windows XP or a Mac and if you have SP2 you'll need to get a fix from Microsoft to enable the full speed of FireWire.

    You must record the stream. It is not like ripping a CD. That means you must record for every second of the program.
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    Keep in mind that if you record it to DVD you wont get HD quality on playback on regular players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi_i_am_wade View Post
    The FCC mandates that HD cable boxes be equipped with working FireWire. Therefore, you need a FireWire outlet on your computer, some hacked drivers found AVS forum, and the latest version of VLC and your good to go. However, some things to keep in mind are that you need Windows XP or a Mac and if you have SP2 you'll need to get a fix from Microsoft to enable the full speed of FireWire.

    You must record the stream. It is not like ripping a CD. That means you must record for every second of the program.
    Can you post a link to the AVS forum thread about how to do this? I've been trying to do this for a hella-long time now.
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    There is a very detailed post on AVS forum regarding how to burn hd material so it will play on an hd dvd player-although I don't think it will be "VC-1" content.
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    The AVS forum links are an amalgam. You have to read hundreds to find the answer to the SA 8300 problem. I'll post what I did, and maybe that will help better.

    First, I installed Windows XP original version. I did that because I've already moved on to Vista; since I work on computers I need to know Vista, otherwise I would still have XP or even 2000. That is to say, before any service packs. If you have SP2 installed, you'll need to read Microsoft's fix or read an AVS forum post about it.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222/en-us
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...13#post5315313

    Then I downloaded and installed the drivers, as listed in this post. Follow the directions explicitly to install the drivers.
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=403695

    Then I downloaded the latest version of VLC from their website, and not from AVS.
    http://www.videolan.org/

    Then, get a recorded show to playback. Use VLC to capture the stream. I've been tinkering with the settings and haven't found anything ideal yet. Play around with it, but you want it to play locally. The output you see is the output you'll get. You may, emphasis on may, have to buy a FireWire add-on card to get enough bandwidth for HD streams. My FireWire is through my sound card and it doesn't have the peak bandwidth. Motherboard FireWire may be subject to the same problem. If your HD video have noise, try a new card.

    That is really all there is to it. Be sure you have the latest firmware, otherwise it won't work. The latest fix addressed the new DST. You'll know if you have the latest firmware if your player has 4 speeds of fast forward. Getting the computer to recognize the box is half the battle. The other half is finding the right settings.

    Getting the video is no problem. A 2 1/2 hour movie I copied off was 13 GB with commercials. Which is why I want to make VC-1 DVD discs, not MPEG-2 DVD's. I figure if I make it VC-1, I can easily fit it on a DL DVD. Then I'll have movies for a lot less. newegg.com has DL DVD's for around $35 per pack of 25.
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