|Some people may not realize the importance of this question yet, but are the recorded files "standard" & unaltered HDTV stream files? In other words, can these files be played on a Hipix cards? Can someone record a small clip and put it on an FTP site?
I thought someone had said they were the complete transport stream but I can't tell easily so far. A short recording I made had both a huge .tp file and also a smaller .mpg file.
I do know that my WinTV-d could play HiPix minute files.
I don't have a server big enough for one of these files, but email me if you have other questions.
I've just spent the last few hours installing and playing with all this.
First I deleted all the WinTV-HD stuff with the control panel and then ran the HWClear utility. I think it was a little overzealous as it seemed my machine looked for drivers for almost every device the next time I rebooted. I even had to recreate my custom display resolution.
I then unzipped the new WTVHD files and ran setup. It couldn't find the card.
I removed my Zoltrix card due to messages about BTxxx drivers and then the install went okay, so I think the presence of the BTxxx card confuses things.
The new WinTV-HD software seems somewhat more sluggish, especially in channel scan or channel changing and it may take longer to lock onto channels. Also it may have worse reception ... or maybe it's just the storm over Detroit right now.
Anyway a scan found all 6 DTV stations that are available here, though I can crash my machine if I go to ABC sub channel 41-3 for some reason. That's usually just a weather map. BTW, I installed the old UseMultiPSIP.reg patch to get subchannels.
Recording seems to work, but only if you are NOT using SPDIF. If I have that checked then there is no disk activity and it creates a zero length file.
If I don't have SPDIF checked then manual recording works. There is no sound while recording, as mentioned above. The sound is fine during playback though. I recorded about 15 minutes of The District and it played back fine, but there is no way to pause, rewind, or FF the playback.
When I first brought up WinTV-HD I thought I saw some sort of Playback slider or status bar but it's disappeared and I haven't seen it since.
If anyone knows what it was or how to use it please let me know. I confess I just ran everything without dragging through any possible new help screens yet, so there may be more info there somewhere. But there was not any Readme file or release notes in the zip.
All in all, the new software still seems like the beta that it probably is but now at least the WinTV-HD does have recording.
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