don't get it, need help

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I am trying to record a tv show just so that I have a copy to watch on
my own time. I cannot get a decent quality copy no matter how I try. Can
someone give me some advice...


using P3 966 with a gig of ram

Capturing on AIW from a satelitte receiver MPG2 thru s-video

Stop all running programs but still get jumpy video and stuttering audio

File size comes out to 2.3 gig and is awful

I have seen dvd quality copies on the internet that are 350 mg

What am I doing wrong? Ihave tried everthing I can on the vcd help site
to no avail. I just don't get it!!!

T
 
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"Terry" <thead@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> I am trying to record a tv show just so that I have a copy to watch on
> my own time. I cannot get a decent quality copy no matter how I try. Can
> someone give me some advice...
>
>
> using P3 966 with a gig of ram
>
> Capturing on AIW from a satelitte receiver MPG2 thru s-video
>
> Stop all running programs but still get jumpy video and stuttering audio
>
> File size comes out to 2.3 gig and is awful
>
> I have seen dvd quality copies on the internet that are 350 mg
>
> What am I doing wrong? Ihave tried everthing I can on the vcd help site
> to no avail. I just don't get it!!!
>
> T

With a PC of your specs you'll most likely need a capture device with
"Hardware Encoding" vs. Software. I'm not sure what the AIW does but if it
is handled by the CPU then that's most likely the problem. Capturing in
MPEG-2 a 2.3G file is about right. I use "Best" quality and for a 1 hour
show it's about 3.3G. Since I like to retain that quality I either watch it
back from the TV-out or burn it to a blank DVD+RW using something like DVD
MovieFactory3 which converts the MPEG-2 into VOB files.

Those internet copies of shows look okay, but they aren't "DVD" quality. I
still haven't figured what they do to make them as good as they do look for
such a small file size.

I'm using one of these. http://tinyurl.com/ypw7w Good luck..
 

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Terry <thead@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>I am trying to record a tv show just so that I have a copy to watch on
>my own time. I cannot get a decent quality copy no matter how I try. Can
>someone give me some advice...
>
>
>using P3 966 with a gig of ram
>
>Capturing on AIW from a satelitte receiver MPG2 thru s-video
>
>Stop all running programs but still get jumpy video and stuttering audio
>
>File size comes out to 2.3 gig and is awful
>
>I have seen dvd quality copies on the internet that are 350 mg
>
>What am I doing wrong? Ihave tried everthing I can on the vcd help site
>to no avail. I just don't get it!!!
>
> T
If the file captured to the hard drive is in avi format (has avi
extension on the end of the filename) then it's likely to be large. To
reduce it in size you need to compress the video into a mpg format.
You could try using TMPGEnc which is a freeware program available at
www.dvdrhelp.com (click on tools on the left side of the screen).
What in mpg format then you should be able to watch the video without
any problems.

Regards Brian
 
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On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:28:07 -0500, Terry <thead@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>I am trying to record a tv show just so that I have a copy to watch on
>my own time. I cannot get a decent quality copy no matter how I try. Can
>someone give me some advice...

The simple tool for this job is a vcr. Any special reason you prefer
not to use one?
 

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> The simple tool for this job is a vcr. Any special reason you prefer
> not to use one?

want to watch it on my laptop on lunch hrs. and breaks!