[mythtv-users] Re: PVR-250 question

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sat Oct 23 15:22:26 UTC 2004

On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 04:05:14AM -0700, Alan Murrell wrote:

> I am using a Hauppage PVR-250 to do my recording.  During a recording,
> there is almot no load, and CPU is fairly idle, so I am fairly sure that
> the recording is being done by the PVR-250's hardware encoder.  However,
> I notie that the recordings all have a '.nuv' extension,

Ignore the extension.  It doesn't mean anything.  The files are

> and the final "product" is not playable in Windows Media
> Player, even if I change the extension to '.mpg' or '.mpeg'.

IIRC, WMP doesn't come with an MPEG2 coded, so WMP doesn't play
MPEG2 files unless you add an after-markent MPEG2 codec.

> Are the initial recordings done in MPEG format, then "transcoded" to NUV
> format during commercial flagging, or is the PVR-250 somehow able to
> record in NUV format?

No, they're mpeg2 format and will play fine using xine,
mplayer, or any other decent video player.


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