As I’ve documented well on this blog I run all my TV through a server and Windows Media Center. Occasionally I want to archive some recorded TV to DVD. Not a DVD of data-files, but a standards-compliant video DVD that will play in set top players. This isn’t always straight forward as proper DVDs have to conform to various standards, including being encoded in MPEG2 and having a PAL or NTSC resolution (480p or 576p). Most of what I have recorded is 1080p and I also have some 720p, and most of this is encoded using H.264. So turning these files into a standard DVD video means both recoding and resizing the videos.… Read Full Article
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HTPC related sites and resources seem to be dropping like flies at the moment. First Media Center Studio disappeared, then TheHTPC.net developed problems, and now the official site for Haali Media Splitter is down. Fortunately the media splitter can still be downloaded from lots of other sites, and we will keep a mirror here in case other sites drop it. There are also alternatives, including the MPC-HC standalone codecs and LAV. Links to these are available on our downloads page. Lets hope that this is the last in the recent series of HTPC related losses.