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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
PVR the PC
I'm thinking of setting up a PVR on this computer so that I can record shows to DVD for later viewing. I do have a spindle of 25 DVDs just sitting here, after all, and that sounds like a decent usage for them. Each one can hold 4.7 GB (6+ 700MB files) or 2 hours of video (according to the front of the DVD). I could record about 50 hour-long shows if I make it DVD compatible, or 150 to 200 hour-long shows if I use simple data storage. Hmm, now I'm leaning toward the data storage method but it won't be playable on a DVD player. Decisions, decisions.

Last night's presentation of Hercules on SciFi was rather interesting. It presents the notion that Hercules isn't the son of Zeus but just some random (strong) crook. I could go on the say that it shows parentage doesn't make the child, but we're not going to go there.

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: "Up!" by Shania Twain

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swanhart From: swanhart Date: October 19th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
some DVD players can play videos in divx or xvid codec. you can upgrade the firmware on others to support it as well. and you could always play them on your computer.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 21st, 2005 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been looking for some firmware for Rob's DVD player to support xvid or divx but I can't find anything. The most I can find is to disable macrovision and make it region free.
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