[mythtv-users] Saving off Shows

Rob Ogle rogle at css1.net
Mon Jan 14 21:18:18 UTC 2008

Yes...this "another machine" is...wait for it...Vista. 

I've got a WinTV-PVR-500 MCE. When I pulled the mpeg over and they wouldn't
play, I tried using G-Spot to figure out what codecs I needed and all it
said was "not a valid avi file". Which kind threw me. I thought avi's and
mpegs were completely different. Unless of course G-Spot only detects stuff
for avi's. 

...and before anyone asks...the reason I think it's an mpeg is because the
file extension is .mpg. :) Just thought I'd cover my bases there. 

If there's no way to pull them off using existing hardware, I'll try the
burner. I hadn't even thought of MythArchive. Good call. 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Cole Brodine
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 10:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Saving off Shows

On Jan 14, 2008 9:17 AM,  <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > Rob Ogle wrote:
> >> I've got a friend serving in Iraq. I'd like to copy some shows off to
> >> CD/DVD
> >> and send to him to watch.
> >>
> >> I tried using WinSCP to copy the mpeg files off to another machine, but
> >> they
> >> won't play.
> >
> > Is this "another machine" running Windows?
> >
> > You could try installing VLC on the windows machine,
> > it should be able to view the files.
> >
>     You can install the ffmpeg libraries for windows and this
> should allow windows media player to play your recordings. In
> general, Windows doesn't have much in the way of codecs built
> in. (despite all of the noise to the contrary)
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If you have a CD/DVD burner on your Myth box, you can try MythArchive.
 I've had really great luck with it.  I added a DVD burner to my box,
since they are only about $25 to $30 US off of Newegg.  MythArchive
even does menus.

That turned out to be the best option for me.  I was having problems
with transferring them to Windows and getting them to burn properly.
It also frees up your windows box to do something else while your Myth
Box does the encoding and burning.  (Like be turned off so it doesn't
suck down valuable power)

Hope that helps.

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