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converting wtv media center files

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    converting wtv media center files


    With Windows 7 I could convert my TV programs from wtv to dvr-ms, and then remove adverts etc. In Windows 8 that option is missing when I right click a wtv file. I'm not talking DRM encrypted movies, just regular UK Freeview. Has Microsoft got a new policy on TV?

    I notice that Eight Forums hasn't even got a Media Center section, unlike Seven Forums.

    Can anyone shed some light on this Windows 8 TV situation.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi,not sure if wmc is needed to do what you are trying to do,Windows media center doesn't come with win8 just win8 pro ,i believe , it is extra $69.99 there is a limited time free offer .did you get it yet .see link
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have Windows 8 and still have that option to convert from WTV to DRV-MS. do you have windows media center installed in windows 8?

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  4. #4


    Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    I have Windows 8 Pro x64 and got a free serial from Microsoft to install WMC for watching TV using Blackgold HD card.

    Re my original question - after some Googling I found that if I set the default program for recorded wtv files to WMC, then convert to dvr-ms magically appeared in the right click menu.

    My system for tv -

    wtv > dvr-ms > VideoRedo (remove adverts etc) > mpeg2 > Handbrake > mp4

    thanks for replies
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I also use that combination. VideoReDo is awesome. So is Handbrake.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    Windows XP


    To solve the issue of playing wtv files on Windows 8, you have to convert wtv files to dvr-ms format. Faasoft Video Converter does well.
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converting wtv media center files
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