Trying to play dvr-ms, any ideas? Its what Windows Media PLayer encodes to. I am trying to play the video on another computer. It runs Windows XP SP2 and i can play the video in WMP10 with audio(no video), or in Media PLayer Classic with video but no audio.... Any ideas?
(This is just a joke - don’t take it seriously).
You could play the file simultaneously in media player classic and windows media player. That way you can both hear the audio and see the video at the same time. hahaha
But seriously, back to your question
“Its what Windows Media Player encodes to." Windows Media Player doesn’t do any encoding to the best of my knowledge. Did you mean Movie Maker or Windows Media Encoder?
If you’re using one of the two programs I just mentioned, did you check the codecs of the resulting video using avicodec? Does the computer playing back the file have those codecs?
Did you use avicodec from this site?
What does each line say? file, video, and audio.
If it fails you could try gspot (http://www.headbands.com/gspot) or videoinspector (http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?vtb)
Also for the record, what’s the extension of the file? Is it mov, avi, mpg, wmv, asf, mkv, ogm, rm, or something else?
You just need to install a software DVD player, like Cyberlink PowerDVD. google for dvr-ms (nothing else) and the first hit will take you to the MVP site that explains it. Even though Windows Media Player is giving a CODEC error, these files rely on having DVD playback installed...
i’m still researching this, but i am finding that most of the shows i record on my MCE are copy-protected, meaning they cannot be burned to DVDs and cannot be viewed on other computers.
microsoft is the devil. i’m going back to my TiVo.
Do you have any mega codecs install? On my computer after installing either one Ace or K Lite my media centre did not work properly so I uninstall it and now I use All in One Codec and the media centre is ok.The last try you may go to a restore point a day or two before but before you do that install Sherlock from this site and it’s a real codecs detective.It’s going to check your computer and to tell you if some codecs are broken.Use search on site and find it:http://www.free-codecs.com/
I found an app called D-Cut which does the job fine. It will convert the MS-DVR files to MPEG-2 files, dramatically saving on space, and it allows me to cut commercials as well (though this is a manual process). The conversion takes almost as long as watching the actual show, but the editing capabilities, and the fact that I can cue up several shows for overnight editing/shrinking and then watch them on a flight using my Win2000 laptop, is worth the trouble for me. Hope this is helpful.
AutoDVRconvert can used to convert dvr-ms files to MPEG2. Seems to be pretty quick, on my P4 3.2MHz it only takes a few minutes to covert a one hour tv show.
As for converting dvr-ms to play on a PSP, I’m not sure of the exact formats supported by the PSP but you may find my article on coverting to XviD for playback on a Palm PDA useful.
Forget trying to find codecs or whatever....simplest solution to play dvr-ms files on a non mce version of windows: Get DVREdit. Google it. It’s free. It’ll not only play your dvr-ms file, it’ll let you cut & snip it too, and it’s a tiny 404kb & hardly any footprint! I wish I was smart enough to write programs like this...I’d repeatedly make the programmers at MS look like the complete morons that they are ;). Enjoy!
Iv’e bin having the same problem that you are having> Where to get the dvr-ms codec from. Let me tell you a short story. I have a network in my house and 2 of my computers are running xp, sp2, wmp11. One would play dvr-ms and one would not. When I went onto tools, options, files I noticed that one had dvr-ms check and one did not have the file. After hours and hours of work I ran across a service pack 2 for it pro. on the Microsoft down load site. I installed this service pack 2 over my service pack 2 and the dvr-ms files showed up. Heres a link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Browse.aspx?displaylang=en&productID=38DF6AB1-13D4-409C-966D-CBE61F040027 Look at the third item down
If the files are truly .DVRMS then VLC media player <http://www.videolan.org/vlc/> will play them. If they are .wtv files, the default Windows Media Center DVR recording format, then you may convert them from WTV to DVR-MS by right click on each file and selecting convert to DVR-MS. <http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Convert-a-recorded-TV-file-wtv-to-an-older-format>
I have not found a player other than Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center that plays .wtv correctly.
Though I have not tried this yet it should be possible to convert .dvrms to your desired format using the free version of AnyVideoConverter <http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/>.