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Old 11-14-2005, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HUGE video files from Media Center

I record tv shows w/MC, but they're 3 GB for just one hour!

Is it best to compress them into zip packges until I watch them?

I have a 250 GB HD, but I've only 2% left from all these huge files.

And what about burning them? It's almost one hour of show to one disc!


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Old 11-14-2005, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will media center let you record using a codec? If so, use one, it will save space bigtime at the expense of a little CPU power. If not, use something else to record with, 3GB per hour is silly.

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Old 11-15-2005, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you have 4 setting to record these superior high quality mpeg files
(they are called dvr-ms files). set yours to fair.

I set mine to good and it takes like 1.75gigs an hour. that "good" quality video is superior to most other programs "best" video

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