Recording From Ss2 To Hdd

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Alan Pee

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Is there any special prog. or configuration that could shrink files of progs or movies being recorded from Sky Star2 to HDD? I find it difficult to record because the files are usually to big, several gigs for a two hour movie. I use ProgDVB.
 
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Maurice1

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Hi Alan
I dont think there is but I just bought a 250gb external drive for that purpose and it works fine through the USB2 connection. I found the only way to get the recordings shrunk and to fit on a normal 4gb DVD was to buy a programme called Magix edit pro10 for €28.00 from PCworld.
Hopefully this is of some help
Maurice
 
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Alan Pee

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Thanks for the tips Maurice. Sounds very useful and lasitng solution. Cheers M8!
 
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john22

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Hi Alan,
You could also convert your files {after you have downloaded them] to AVI format about 700mbs for a 4.7 gbs movie. Try a goggle DVD to AVI.
No noticable loss of quality. This is what I do when I want to keep something. John22.
 
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boxnut

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I use nero to burn dvds,if you use the 'recode' plugin, you can either check 'fit to trarget' ,recode as an 'svcd',(efectively what john22 is doing) or encode as mpeg4,(you need a player that supports mp4 to view these).
a 2 hour movie fits well on 4gb disk with subtitles and dolby5.1 sound.
cheers 'boxnut'
 
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s*t*a*r*m*a*n

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ideal solution is to have a large hard drive like 100 gig upwards :) saves a lot of hassle in the long run. hard drives are getting cheaper all the time.
 
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