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I own a Panasonic DVD Recorder, which has the ability to record in FR mode (Flexible Recording). This give me the ability to record the maximum amount at set resolutins to DVD. For example, I can fit about 160 mins to DVD, at the DVD standard.

I also have an STB, by Dgtec, which is ok, but not great.

I've now just recently purchased the Dvico DVB-T card, but am still not up to scratch on it. I've read that it uses other PVR software, but so far the only one I've tried successfully with it is ShowShifter.

I have no idea how to get the TV channels recognised with the others, & I also feel that most of them try to be more than one thing, that the tasks I want to do are not made very clear.

First up, is there any way I can record in a similar fashion to FR (as described above), or am I limited to fixed settings?

Also, is there any good PVR software that recognizes Australian TV Stations?

A final question.

I can see no reference anywhere in the software for recording in TS format. Why?

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Hi there

I own a Panasonic DVD Recorder, which has the ability to record in FR mode (Flexible Recording). This give me the ability to record the maximum amount at set resolutins to DVD. For example, I can fit about 160 mins to DVD, at the DVD standard.

I also have an STB, by Dgtec, which is ok, but not great.

I've now just recently purchased the Dvico DVB-T card, but am still not up to scratch on it. I've read that it uses other PVR software, but so far the only one I've tried successfully with it is ShowShifter.

I have no idea how to get the TV channels recognised with the others, & I also feel that most of them try to be more than one thing, that the tasks I want to do are not made very clear.

First up, is there any way I can record in a similar fashion to FR (as described above), or am I limited to fixed settings?

Also, is there any good PVR software that recognizes Australian TV Stations?

A final question.

I can see no reference anywhere in the software for recording in TS format. Why?

DVD recorders encode the analogue signal to digital so you choose the quality you want (if you are getting 160 minutes on a DVD I seriously doubt that it is "DVD" quality). Digital TV is transmitted as a mpeg file of sorts and the card just whips this out of the ether and dumps it in your HDD so to change the quality would require a reencode that is too resource intensive to be practical.

Other software options are webscheduler for setting capture schedules, digitalwatch for viewing and digitalnows soon to be released DNTVLive which does both (you will find plenty of reference around here for DNTVlive and take a look at the forums for www.dvbowners.com for the other two).

FusionHDTV captures to .ts as a default, if you check the native recording box it then records as a .mpg

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First up, is there any way I can record in a similar fashion to FR (as described above), or am I limited to fixed settings?

Also, is there any good PVR software that recognizes Australian TV Stations?

Hi magnu,

If you are "capturing" from an anlogue source, through s-video or composite video. You have a multitude of settings to chose from including VCD, S-VCD, MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and DVD.

If you are recording the digital broadcast stream, there are two options, one is to capture the full transport stream (TS), which does require a lot of disk space and the other is to capture the stream in its native format (ie MPEG2).

I hope this is of some help to you.

Cheers

Renura

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If you are recording the digital broadcast stream, there are two options, one is to capture the full transport stream (TS), which does require a lot of disk space and the other is to capture the stream in its native format (ie MPEG2).

I hope this is of some help to you.

Cheers

Renura

You can opt to only capture the current subchannel when recording the .tp file.

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FusionHDTV captures to .ts as a default, if you check the native recording box it then records as a .mpg

My FusionHDTV captures as a .tp file as the default.

Sorry, typo, was thinking TS stream whilst trying to type .tp. I think the file extensions .ts and .tp apply to the same file types anyway?

Yes I think you can change a .tp file into a .ts file by just renaming it?

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