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    Hi

    I need to somehow convert DVR-MS ( Microsoft format from MS Mediacenter) to something I can work with in iMovie (I believe it needs to be DV).

    I tried ffmpegx but encoding is done in a second with a file size of 0 Byte.

    I want to cut out commercials and burn on DVD, but the source is dvr-ms.


    Can anyone help?

    Andre
    PS: I'm quite a newbie to video stuff, so please don't assume to much when explaining.

    Thanks a lot.
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    Originally Posted by f0rd42
    Hi

    I need to somehow convert DVR-MS ( Microsoft format from MS Mediacenter) to something I can work with in iMovie (I believe it needs to be DV).

    I tried ffmpegx but encoding is done in a second with a file size of 0 Byte.

    I want to cut out commercials and burn on DVD, but the source is dvr-ms.


    Can anyone help?

    Andre

    PS: I'm quite a newbie to video stuff, so please don't assume to much when explaining.

    Thanks a lot.
    One way,

    On the Windows Media Center PC you can import and edit the DVR-MS file to Windows Movie Maker and output as DV-AVI. You can then convert that at the MAC to *.DV raw with Quicktime Pro for import to iMovie.

    Or to avoid Quicktime Pro conversion you could

    1. Use WinDV on the PC to stream the DV-AVI file to a DV camcorder and then capture to iMovie at the Mac.

    2. If the machines are close, use WinDV on the PC to stream the DV-AVI file directly to the Mac over a Firewire connection.
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    hi edDV

    thanks a lot. So, it seems that I can't convert dvr-ms directly on my mac ... too bad.

    My Problem is now, that my windows movie maker doesn't accept dvr-ms as a valid file format.

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    It would need to be the XP SP2 or Vista version of Windows Movie Maker.

    I've found some hints but not confirmed that the latest MPlayer for Mac will play a dvr-ms file.
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    it is. Windows MCE SP2
    Movie Maker 2.1.4026.0
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    Mine plays it. Maybe you lack a MPeg2 decoder? Can you play a DVD?

    Correction: Only Vista WMM seems to open it.
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    strange. No, I have nvidia and PureDVD installed.
    It just refused to open / import.

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