Convert .wtv file to dvr-ms not working...what can I do?


#1

I’ve got windows 7 64-bit and the utility that once worked to convert .wtv files to dvr-ms quit working. I can initiate the utility, but it stops converting after only a few moments without explanation. Is there another means to make Windows recorded TV veiwable on my WD TV Live Media Player?

I’m a bit miffed since it is clearly advertised as compatible with Windows 7 and I downloaded and installed the Windows 7 update to no avail:cry:


#2

Welcome to the forums.

The Live is, of course, completely compatible with WIndows 7, but that doesn’t mean it can play every single weird or odd file format out there (and WTV is a VERY weird and odd propriertary file format).

A simple Google will reveal many ways to convert such files, such as this:

http://www.dvr-ms.com/

http://www.bloggersbase.com/computers/convert-wtv-or-dvr-ms-to-mp4-for-portable-devices-such-as-ipod/

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/convert-windows-media-centerwtv-video-file-to-other-formats/


#3

Thanks, Mike…I should have thought of that myself :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Depending on whether the .wtv is Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD), I use the following:

MCEBuddy - to convert SD to .MP4 (shareware - works very well)

Media Converter 4 Platinum - to convert HD to .MP4 ($40 bucks)

Both can monitor the “Recorded TV” folder and convert automatically.