Originally Posted by chrispy66
thanks, though when i use tversity it does not seem to stream the files to the xbox (though it works very well with the ps3). what file type is needed (and how should that be created without diminishing quality)? Thanks.
To stream the original file (without transcoding), it needs to be remuxed as an MP4, either in the MP4 Converter software that came with the HDPVR, or if that doesn't work for you, another way to do it is demux with tsMuxeR, and mux with MeGui. (While installing MeGui seems like overkill for multiplexing, it's the only thing that works for me)
As far as TVersity, click the Settings tab, click Transcoder, and set 'When to transcode' to Never. You'll know when you're streaming without transcoding because the video will play almost immediately, with no buffering.
One big downside with the 360 is that you cannot FF or REW these particular files. Pausing works fine.
I bought the HDPVR primarily to archive NFL games, but also for the occasional movie and tv show. Keeping an hour of commercials to every 2 hours of football isn't really an option, so after a lot of my own testing have decided I'll be converting to divx at the full resolution and frame rate, until a better editing solution comes along for h264. An average game lasts a little over 2 hours, and fits on a single layer DVD at ~5000mb/s. The quality definitely degrades, as it to be expected, particularly in dark areas and areas of a solid color, but honestly, it looks a lot better than I had anticipated. Unless you're on top of your tv set, the difference is not all that noticeable 95% of the time. And I get the ability back to FF and REW on the XBOX. All in all, I'm very happy with the HDPVR - certainly helps that I was one of the fortunate ones that got a C1 unit without any problems.