sccrgoalie1: Thanks for all your help on different threads, may all your games be shutouts! :-)
I plan to buy an ATI video card for Xmas, but in the meantime I serendipitously discovered this on The Green Button forum:
Re: Convert WTV to something else?
I hate to sound stupid... but has anyone tried right
clicking on the "wtv" files? I have the Vista RC1 and just installed
media buddy... nothing else... and when I right click, it has a button
to "convert to dvr-ms". Then media buddy goes on ahead and converts the
file that's been produced. Has anyone else noticed this? Wouldn't this
solve the problem?"
And indeed, I discovered that Win 7 has this capability built in: just right click on the .wtv file and along with the other usual options you will be offered: 'Convert to dvr-ms Format'. It converted a 1hr TV program (3.6Gb) in about five minutes! DVRMSToolbox can then be used to convert the file to, say, .mpg in the usual way. Works for me 'till I get that skookum new vidcard... :-)
Convert WTV to something else?