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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:51 am 
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I have a TV tuner integrated on my computer, but I am wondering if there's a good software I could get to record TV on my computer?

I would like it to also include closed captions and be able to save it. I heard it is only saved with the MPEG-2 extension. Is that true?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Well some of the better programs out there are:

Beyond TV
Sage TV
Windows Media Center (OS)
Myth TV (Linux)

Pausing/FF/REW of Live TV is all done in Mpeg2. All these programs record in Mpeg2 although for the most part, there are options to record/compress into smaller formats later.

I'm pretty sure that they all support CC, although it might be worth checking on their websites.

I hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:13 am 
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What OS is installed on that PC?
If that PC came with the tuner, then you likely already have the necessary software.
As denyasis hinted at, if you're running Windows (XP) Media Center 2005, 2004, or 2002; or Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, then the software (Media Center) is already there.

Most all TV apps (MC included) record to mpeg2, because most tuner cards handle (in hardware) the compression. Media Center records in .dvr-ms (which is simply mpeg2 in an asf wrapper, to allow metadata to be encoded into the file.)


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