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    A US FIRM, PC DTV Technologies, has claimed a first by releasing HDTV MPEG-4 digital recording software for Windows multimedia PCs.
    It said that it is shipping a beta public version of its Countdown HD software today.
    The software, it claims, will give users of hardware decoded HDTV tuner boards to record two hours of HDTV to one 4.7GB DVD disk using the MPEG-4 compression format.
    The software includes a digital video transcoder that will convert between MPEG-2 and MPEG4, direct transcoding burning to DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, DVD RAM or CD-R/W drives, and direct transcoding to PC hard drives.
    The software includes a DiVX Pro 5.1.1 Codec, support for Windows Media 9, Xvid/Koepis COdec support, background trancoding, and crpping and resizing of videos.
    The firm doesn't say when the full version is available, but is charging $150 for the public beta, which it said will be available today.

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  2. PAy to test your beta software? why certainly sir!
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    funny -- you could do all of this for some time with existing software .....
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    funny -- you could do all of this for some time with existing software ..... And probably a lot of it, FREE software !!
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  5. eh 2 hours of hdtv on a 4.7gb dvd?????? 2 cds would hold that length of xvid or divx at much the same quality, lol i thought the point of mp4 waas to strike a good balance between quality and compression
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  6. Smart companies give out the beta for free to find bug's and also to get people to use it. Take DVDFAB they gave a free version out to get people to try it. I do not think alot of people would have tried it if they had to pay for it. There ton's of other software to use DVD2ONE CLONEDVD DVDSHRINK IC8 so on. And to top it all of $150.00 dollars for BETA why???????????
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    Put 2 hours of HDTV on 2 CDR's? NOT, stop hitting the bong.

    We are talking about 1024x768 @29.97 fps. We aren't talking about 640x360 DVDrip. That's 3.4 to 1 ratio, so 1 DVDRW is about right for a 2 CDR DVD Movie comparison.
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    yeah.. I had posted that, because it was a little comical. Had this company did a little market research. They would see there are tons of other freeware based products that would do the same thing. Paying $150.00 for this software is a little much.
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