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I know that there has been a lot of discussion for archiving recorded HDTV. I recorded the Superbowl sunday and would like to archive it on dvd. I've done this a couple times with Alias, but I am able to trim the show down to fit the actual TP stream on one dvd-r.


This is a 4 hour recording, so what approach has anyone else taken to archiving it. I think my only option is to encode it in mpeg2 and author a real dvd, hopefully fitting it on 2 disks. Is anyone else attempting this, and if so what is your approach?


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do you use hdtvtompeg2 & nullpacketstripper to trim your alias recordings? if so, you could probably use hdtvtompeg2 to split the superbowl recording into 4 separate files of one hour each. assuming it had the same ratio of show to commercial per hour of broadcast (i.e., 40 minutes of show, 20 minutes of commercials), you could fit the whole superbowl onto 4 discs & still retain the hd quality. this is probably the simplest approach.


your other option, if you wanted to fit 2+ hours onto a dvd & retain the hd quality, would be to encode it in wm9 format. i've never done this, but it sounds VERY complicated to me. i'll send you a pm w/ the link explaining how to do it.
 

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I have NO IDEA about this, but I would think the WMV9 encoding "might" be a good alternative. It seems to compress pretty well and you could maintane most of the resolution. Still may have to span multiple discs though.
 

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One problem is I don't want to cut out the comercials. I normally use HDTVtompeg and the null packet stripper. If I use HDTVtompeg and convert it to an mpeg file, can I then author that into an actual dvd format?
 

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people, including me, have had trouble w/ the mpeg files created from .tp files using hdtvtompeg2. i finally gave up & just use the program to cut out commercials.


from what i've read people like to convert .tp files to .avi files, which are watchable w/ divx codecs. here are links on how to make that conversion:

http://www.inmatrix.com/articles/atsc.shtml

http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/dtv2avi.html


the following thread has also been helpful to me:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ht=hdtvtompeg2


if you want to be able to watch your recording on a standalone dvd player, i think it needs to be in .vob format. i don't know how to do that, but the links above may be able to help you. good luck.
 

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Even if you do not cut out the commercials, you can still use HDTV2MPEG to slice the recording into 4 or 5 disks by setting the length of each slice to the size of a DVD.
 
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