Recording TV to DVD/computer novice needs settings help

Recording TV to DVD via computer. Help!

All the dvd

Try the software mpeg2schnitt on

It is in german, but still easy and intuitive to use. I had great experiences with this software. I took the MPEG2 videos from my WinTV card and cut them directly in this software. Quick and easy. Everything worked fine afterwards. Let me know if you need any help.

My VCR replays at close to the same quality as the original (on short play)

Is a digital recording or HDD recording going to be as good? (Talking off the shelf DVD HDD recorders)