I have an HP MCE xp computer that came with Showbiz DVD 2. This software allows me to ''transcode'' TV programs saved in the dvr-ms files to standard mpg2 files, and then edit these files (to remove those nasty commercials) and then author a dvd that plays on stand alone dvd players. It does this without a hitch. It is also very good for editing your camcorder video placing scrolling titles, inserting professional quality transitions between scenes, allowing chapter breakup of your material. It also allows producing slide shows of your photos with background music and professional ''panning'' which gives the illusion of video motion on stills. As with all video software however, you should have a fast cpu and a big fast hard disk. You can get it here for $45 online:
I have a Gateway Media Center computer running Media Center OS. I can record TV programs to my hard drive with Media Center. I would like to be able to edit these files to eliminate commercials and record to a DVD that I can play on my TV/DVD player.
Gateway provided Pinnacle Studio 8 with the system. Pinnacle says that Media Center and Studio 8 are not compatible.
I cannot open the Media Center recorded files(dvr-ms) with Studio 8. Pinnacle's solution is to buy a Studio10 version. Not sure I want to do that based on my current experience.
How can I edit the existing dvr-ms files and burn to a dvd that will play on my TV?
Thanks for any suggestions.