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Convert Videos to DVDs

ConvertXtoDVD gives you the ability to convert videos to DVD and enjoy them on any DVD player.

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SoftCollector A good solid piece of software, which boasts features akin to those offered by prosumer flagships like Cyberlink and Nero. You can create animated DVD menus, manipulate subtitles, throttle CPU usage, etc. The interface looks a little outdated, but performance is excellent. My only gripe is that DVD is an outdated format that looks awful on modern Full HD TVs and converting modern formats to DVD makes little sense at this point.
Jan 22 2017 at 4:48am Copy Link
VSO Software Hi, You'll be surprised how many people still rely on their good old DVD Player! For HD TVs, we recommend using our ConvertXtoHD :http://www.vso-software.f...t-x-to-hd/
VSO Software - Jan 23 2017 at 12:46am Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen Interesting.

1) Can I burn video from my HD to a DVD?
2) can I make copies of DVD to another DVD? If yes, do I have to save the video to my HD?
3) Can I burn/record DVDs in NTSC and PAL?
4) Can I convert videos from NTSC to PAL and vice-versa?

Jul 20 2017 at 5:01am Copy Link
VSO Software 1) Yes
2) Yes if they are not protected DVDs or if you run a decrypting software product in the background at the same time as you make the copy. The copy can be made on the fly and doesn't first need to be ripped to your Hard drive.
3) Yes
4) Yes
VSO Software - Jul 20 2017 at 5:14am Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen Is it possible to make a video to a DVD from a movie I watch on TV? If yes what would be the process be?
Jul 20 2017 at 5:35am Copy Link
VSO Software If you have a digital copy of whatever you watched on TV and you can get that digital copy to your computer then yes you can create a DVD of it. Once the digital copy is on your computer of the movie, then load that file in ConvertXtoDVD and press convert. Insert a blank DVD and your conversion will be burnt to it automatically.
VSO Software - Jul 20 2017 at 5:46am Copy Link
Paul Kelly Excellent product. Bought this a couple of weeks ago (not on BitsDuJour) and find it to be solid and very capable. Also quite a bit faster than alternatives, most of which force you to use cutesy templates for menus. This has templates too, for those who want them, but offers much more freedom to design your own DVD menu. Highly recommended.

I wish they'd put their equally nice ConvertXtoVideo on sale here..
Jul 20 2017 at 6:40am Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen OK, I think that what you are saying is that I would need some sort of cable connection from the TV to my PC (no idea what kind of cable), download the movie or whatever I'm watching to my HD, and only then burn a Dvd. Right?
Jul 20 2017 at 6:48am Copy Link
VSO Software Yeah, maybe type your question in google with the brand and model of your TV or DVR "how to transfer to PC recorded show with xxx model"
VSO Software - Jul 20 2017 at 6:55am Copy Link
Robert User @Gunderic Hagen,

A cable alone will not be the answer, although with some additional pieces, you can get the movie to your PC.

As Annelise mentioned, the important part is getting what you are watching on TV as a digital file first and foremost. That means the video coming into your TV must first be "recorded" or "captured" to some location.

Older TVs and many current TVs do not come with a hard drive, although some do allow connecting your own. Many newer TVs have a USB connector that you can connect a thumbdrive or an external HDD to "record to" or to "play from" as well. Samsung TVs (since 2013) have this, and later model Sony Bravia TVs have a USB port labeled HDD Rec. That makes it simple to capture to a device that you can also easily transfer to your PC. If you do not have this capability, you will need to capture the TV program some other way.

Just like a VCR could record TV signals/programs/movies to tape, today, the video is captured to a Drive of some sort (Hard Drive or Flash Drive/Thumbdrive). That drive could be in your TV provider's box as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder), but if not, then you will need to have another way of capturing the signal to a file. You can purchase a separate unit that is made specifically for that purpose (record programs to its own Hard Drive). Those units usually also have some editing capability (cut out sections/commercials), and also trim at the beginning and at the end. I have a device that has these capabilities, and it also has the ability to burn a DVD itself (but no fancy menus). I have used the DVDs created to transfer to the PC. It is easy to RIP a DVD to get the program, however every intermediate step adds some degradation.

Even if you have DVR recording capability, you still may not be able to get the file it "recorded" to your PC. DVR boxes main purpose is to save programs that you can watch later. They often do not offer a way of getting the recorded program to your computer as a file. Some modern DVR devices do have a USB port to copy files to or to copy from.

One additional method is to make your own: have your PC do the recording of the broadcast. That way, the file is on your computer as soon as it is recorded. That is where a cable could come into play (or use a Wireless Connection). There are two types of PC cards you can use to accomplish this. One is to use a Video Capture Card and the other is to use a TV Tuner Card. The Video Capture card accepts already tuned video. The TV Tuner Card accepts the same signal as from your supplier(cable/dish, etc.). There are combo cards that can accept both types of signals.

Video Capture PC Card. It will get its input signal from your TV via a cable of some sorts. If your TV has a video out connector, then you would use that signal. Keep in mind that the signal you get from your supplier (cable/dish/etc.) is not the same as the "tuned' video out from your TV. The signal you get from your supplier is a mix of all channels. The video out from your TV must be the final "tuned" channel signal (what you are watching).

The output connector from your TV can be in several different formats (e.g., coaxial, RCA/L+R audio, RGB/YPbPr. In the VCR days, the simplest was to use a coaxial cable "output" connector. That signal could be fed to another TV (straight video in/monitor in, not cable company signal in). This is how businesses (such as bars) could have several TVs showing the same channel. The video out could also be input to a PC Card that had a coaxial input. Most modern PC capture cards will have a digital input type connector (e.g., HDMI). Keep in mind that the output from the TV and the input to the PC card must be the same type of signal (you cannot take a coaxial video signal from your TV and feed it into a digital input for your PC card). A signal conversion in the middle would be necessary. Make sure that you know what types of signals are available from your TV, and make sure you have a PC card that can take that signal as input.

TV tuner PC card: You can also get a TV tuner PC card that can accept the same type of signal as your TV provider has. These cards can tune to any channel, and you generally can easily record the program to your PC (to watch later or do further editing). Very often editing software comes with these PC cards.

Once you can record TV signals on your computer, you will need to control when the recording takes place (start recording before the broadcast begins). After the end, you will need to use a video editor to trim your recorded video. Once you have your trimmed video file, you can create your own DVD using ConvertXtoDVD.

Starting with the Media Center Edition of Windows (XP days), you can do a lot of video work on your PC. TVs are becoming more and more connected to the Internet through a WiFi connection. This brings more choices to your TV to watch, and most of the video that comes from the Internet can also be downloaded as a digital file.

Also, due to the increasing storage capabilities, it is fast becoming more common to save captured video as a file only. It can be played back on your TV from a USB connector or with quite a few streaming device choices on the market.

Even though you can capture and create a DVD from a broadcast signal from your TV, the end result is limited in what you can do with it. Most likely the content is copyrighted, so you cannot distribute the DVD (for money or not), show it publicly, or even share it with friends legally, sometimes, not even in your own home.

Best of luck to you with your endeavors.
Jul 21 2017 at 6:30pm Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen @Robert user
Thank you VERY, VERY much for taking the time to explain this issue. You are obviously an expert in this field.

My TV does have USB ports but I don't know what would be the procedure to have the broadcast recorded to the connected USB.
Thanks again.
Jul 22 2017 at 5:13am Copy Link
Robert User @Gunderic Hagen,

>My TV does have USB ports but I don't know what would be the procedure to have the broadcast recorded to the connected USB

Unfortunately, having USB connector on the TV is no guarantee the TV can record to it.

When TVs first starting having USB ports, they were initially used as "input" to the TV rather than allowing the user to record to them. You chose it just like choosing a different antenna or video source (DVD, EXT Line in, USB, etc.). If any media was available on the USB device, it would show up as a list of files. Images could be played as a Slideshow, and media files could be played one at a time.

The original playback use could display some image formats (e.g.,JPEG), and some media formats (e.g., MPEG). Beyond that they didn't do much. Later on, they started supporting more image formats (e.g., PNG, BMP, TIF), and more media formats (e.g., AVI, MOV, MP4).

It was a while before TVs started allowing users to record to a USB device. Often, it is a dedicated USB port and generally will have the word "RECORD" or "REC" as a label.

If the TV has the ability to record to the USB device, the initial set up will be somewhere in the System Settings. They generally need a Set-up Step, and a Registration Step. To go through these steps, some TVs will need to format the USB device to a format it can understand. It is best to start out with an empty USB device because the format could wipe out everything else on the USB drive.

Also make sure that the size of USB is one that the TV can work with. TVs often have limitations on the space size of the USB. I have come across cases where the user attempted using a USB device that was too small in space size, and due to the TV reporting "device too small" they chose a much larger device, but never realized that the much larger device was "too large" (TV did not report that the USB was too large because it does not have the ability to know the true size). They gave up thinking the TV could not record at all, never realizing if they had tried a smaller size, it would have worked. It probably specified the range in the manual, although I have found manuals that state the largest is 32G but have no mention of what is too small. Some do not mention the size at all but it does matter, and some will handle 5TB external USB drives without a problem. The later the model, the better chances of success.

If you cannot find anything in the manual, since some TVs allow a maximum 32G USB device, it is best to start with one that is not larger than 32G. After that works, then you can try to see if a larger device also works.

Some TVs format to a common format that is recognized by Windows, such as FAT, FAT32, or NTFS. These formats allow the user to take the USB to a PC and access the same files. Other TVs formatted the USB device to a Linux format, such as EXT, which is not recognized by the Windows OS but would be recognized on the Linux OS. I have not experienced one myself, but I understand that some TVs format the USB device in a method that not usable anywhere else. Not knowing the experience of the user, I cannot tell if this is accurate.

Regardless of the format the TV uses for the USB device, some recorded programs are encrypted for use by that TV only, so you still cannot get access to them on a PC. Also, sometimes HD signals are encrypted, but lower resolutions are not. Try one that is not HD first.

Due to variety of TVs out there, it is not possible to predict any particular capabilities. Also, even if I had specifics of the models of your TV, I would not have the time to do the research. From my own experience, even after reading the manual for a particular TV, until I actually try the steps myself, there is no assurance I have understood exactly what was written in the manual. Several times after reading, I do what I think they intended only to find that their definition of something is not what I understood. They might reference FORMAT and I think they are referring to the format of the USB device (NTFS) but they are referring to the format of the media (MPEG). Other times, I have found that the steps in the manual are not how the TV actually works. The TVs often get firmware updates in the middle of production, but the manual is for a slightly older version. Sometimes the inverse is true: when manuals are updated and then placed online, they often do not have the older versions of the manual, but the TV I am working with is one of those older versions. The good thing is that some later model TVs allow the user to perform a firmware update.

Probably the best way is to do some web searches with your model number and "record to usb" to see if it is possible that your TV can even record to a device at all.

The other method would be to stop by a store that carries several makes and models, and talk to the most technical person you can find. A lot times, these folks can show you exactly what is possible with a particular model, even maybe demonstrate how it is done.
Jul 23 2017 at 1:14pm Copy Link
Gunderic Hagen The issue is obviously much more complicated than I initially thought.

I think your suggestion: "Probably the best way is to do some web searches with your model number and "record to usb" to see if it is possible that your TV can even record to a device at all. " and the one I will apply.

Thanks again.
Jul 23 2017 at 11:39pm Copy Link
Don User Is a special procedure required to use this deal to extend a current license?
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