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HCPC as DVD Recorder

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by skimber, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. skimber

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    Hi all,

    I can't seem to find out if this is possible. All the capture cards I have looked at talk about recording MPEG-2 directly to hard disc but I can't find out anything about recording directly to DVD-R

    Does it have to be a two step process or can a HCPC do the job of a DVD recorder and record straight to the disk?

    If so is it just a software issue or do i need a particular capture card?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jackass

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    I would also like to know the answer to this one being the proud owner of a pioneer 106 multiformat drive. :)
     
  3. gab2001uk

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    The Pioneer and Phillips DVD Reccorders are able to do this via dedicated hardware, but at the moment it is not possible with PC components. I have a Phillips DVDR 1000 which I no longer use as the reliability of recordings is poor, and the ability to edit the recordings and menus is limited. The whole reason for building my HTPC was to improve on the abilities of the DVD Recorders, as posted here:
    http://www.dvdplusrw.org/cgi/forum/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=4;t=7364

    Believe me, you do not want to record straight to DVD. Record using an MPEG2 capture card, load the file(s) into Ulead DVD Workshop, spend a few minutes creating a menu if required, then burn to DVD, but you will probably watch the files straight off the HDD instead, and use recording to DVD only for long-term archiving.
     

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