Originally Posted by gothamcity
PS3 missed a big opportunity here. Conversion is to painful. Easier to just buy an Xbox 360 to do the job.
If I am not worried about space I can use DVRMStoolbox & the ATI AVIVO converter package to convert a DVR-MS file to an MPG container (MPEG-2 & AC3) in about 5 minutes for a 2 hour movie. Since a DVR-MS file is encoded with MPEG-2 & either PCM or AC3 this is just a quick conversion...not a recode. Obviuosly your mileage may vary depending on your computers power. If you try to do this without AVIVO it is painfully slow.