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24-Feb-2014, 9:35 PM
I have a KWorld USB ATSC tuner (http://us.kworld-global.com/main/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1306&modid=10&prodid=97&flag=1) that I'd like to use with my main computer and an antenna in concert with PVR software.

I've tried a couple of different kinds of PVR software, but so far none have allowed me to change the recording resolution.

My Pivos Xios (https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pivosgroup.com%2Fxios.html&ei=X7ULU9mEGeeysATmzoCgDA&usg=AFQjCNGlC9ahDIAtZe5dDvhZvDA4N02JXg&sig2=x1qw7N0GKr6yLNpOG-J7og&bvm=bv.61725948,d.cWc) android media player does not like low compression 1080i MPEG2 video, skipping, freezing, losing audio, and having the audio go out of sink.

I know I could re-encode the files, but I'd rather not have to do that. Does anyone know of Windows PVR/DVR software that allows you to change the resolution the video is recorded at and/or allows you to encode in Mpeg4/ H.264?

Alternatively, does anyone know of a software that will automatically convert the recorded programs, once the files appear in the directory, to MPEG4/H.264?


24-Feb-2014, 10:06 PM
VLC is the 'Swiss Army Knife' of video software. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Many folks may only use it's play back functionality, but it's a capable trans-coder and streaming server as well.

25-Feb-2014, 2:43 PM
Member mdavej over at AVS Forum recommended a program called MCEBuddy (https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/), which monitors a folder and can automatically convert to a format of your choice. I'm converting to high quality 720p MKV, which seems to play fine on the Xios.