[AG-TECH] Digital DVR

Ben Green ben.green at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Feb 21 09:45:54 CST 2008

@page Section1 {size: 8.5in 11.0in; margin: 1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; } P.MsoNormal { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman" } LI.MsoNormal { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman" } DIV.MsoNormal { FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman" } A:link { COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline } SPAN.MsoHyperlink { COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline } A:visited { COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline } SPAN.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline } SPAN.EmailStyle17 { COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-style-type: personal-compose } DIV.Section1 { page: Section1 } Hi Jeffrey,  I'd recommend you storing the AG meeting audio and video data locally using AGVCR and then converting this data to your desired format.  Unfortunately, I don't know what convertion software is available!  Presumably you're planning on 'playing' the meeting from a PC (either live or recorded), converting the VGA signal with a scan convertor, and capturing the AV signal with a DVR?  So you'd simply capture the entire VGA output, i.e. Desktop 1, as opposed to a nice AVI file that only shows the video clips.  I suppose you could capture with AGVCR on the node PC, transfer this data onto another PC with AGVCR installed, play it back there, and loopback the video into a capture card (similarly with audio) and save it in your desired format.  Alternatively, I believe some DVRs have a built in DVD writer, so it wouldn't matter about the on screen menus. You can of course output the DVR to a PC'sAV capture card - but you're going from PC to DVR back to PC again!!  That's just my random thoughts anyway!  Ben.  ----------------------------------------- Ben Green Access Grid Support Centre Research Computing Services University of Manchester Room G49-H Kilburn Building Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL  tel - 0161 306 6621 email - ben.green at manchester.ac.uk web - www.agsc.ja.net ----------------------------------- From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Miller Sent: 21 February 2008 15:09 To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov Subject: [AG-TECH] Digital DVR
Looking for a commercial grade DVR that will record my AG sessions. Want to record to the hard drive via .avi or .wmv then be able to transfer to DVD. 
All the consumer versions like Tivo are all full of recording " off-air"  and full of TV Guide menus that I don' t want or need. 

Any suggestions? 


Jeffrey L. Miller Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of Information Technologies University of Notre Dame G016 ITC Building Notre Dame, IN 46556 Office; 574-631-6850 Cell 574-261-1895 jmille22 at nd.edu
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