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Old 06-14-2011, 06:49 PM
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Win7 MC and .tp files

Considering moving up to Win 7 and wondered if Media Center will recognize .tp files now (or after renaming to .ts). I played around with the beta but thought I remembered it not recognizing them.

Also, what are the thoughts of any of you that moved up to Win 7 from XP for BTV?
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:00 PM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

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Also, what are the thoughts of any of you that moved up to Win 7 from XP for BTV?
Thanks, I've been considering asking about this myself.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:00 AM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

Well, Nick it looks like those that moved up may have also moved out so they could use the Ceton card or such.

If we don't get any response, since it's summer and my OTA recordings are minimal, I might just switch my bedroom HTPC over to 7 and see what I get. I have an image of the system so that I can go back to XP in 15 minutes anyway.

I don't want to stop using BTV (or XP for that matter), but I want to be ready to switch when the day comes that we have to.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:34 PM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

I have been using Win7 and Vista for years now. The only problems I had were the onboard IR flashers in my Hauppage 1600 cars don't work. I managed to get them working with some registry hacking, but when I installed Windows 7 I just bought a USB UIRT and didn't look back.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:53 PM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

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I have been using Win7 and Vista for years now. The only problems I had were the onboard IR flashers in my Hauppage 1600 cars don't work. I managed to get them working with some registry hacking, but when I installed Windows 7 I just bought a USB UIRT and didn't look back.
Were you able to play the .tp files in Media Center?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:50 AM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

My BTV recorded files from my HDHR with the TP file extension are not naively seen by the Windows 7 Media Center application when I copy the file(s) to a Win 7 computer with WMC. The following link shows the recognised file formats for Windows Media Center.

Information about the Multimedia file types that Windows Media Player supports

I can get WMC to show the file in the WMC "Video" folder and then open/play the videos that are in TP format, if I change the file extension from ".tp" to ".mpg".

There is some discussion at this link about getting TS files to run under Windows Media Center so perhaps one could jury rig the TP files to run under WMC. Seems like a lot of people have been trying to find a workaround and some seem to convert the video from TP to another format supported by WMC.

Edit to Add: Recording within Windows 7 WMC with an HDHR yields files with the ".wts" extension saved to the default C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV folder.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:04 PM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

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I can get WMC to show the file in the WMC "Video" folder and then open/play the videos that are in TP format, if I change the file extension from ".tp" to ".mpg".
So a simple Post Processing job in BTV could just change the extension and it would work just fine? That's good to hear.

Like Sage and WMC, I just don't like or can't get used to the recorded shows listing like it is in BTV. If there were a mod or simple change that could make it work like BTV in either of these other PVR's I probably would have changed over a while ago. Now our choices are much more limited.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:29 AM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

Another option is to have BTV showsqueeze to a format that WMC supports.

I manually changed the .tp file extention before copying the file from my BTV machine (Windows XP) to my Windows 7 Home computer which has WMC running on it to access my HDHR from time to time. I would assume a post processing job would work but I only manually changed one .tp file so I have no idea if every .tp encoded file would work when the file extension was changed to .mpg.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:59 AM
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Re: Win7 MC and .tp files

I wouldn't want to take the time for show squeeze on HD files. If it recognizes them as mpeg files that's fine. I've found most video editors have no problem with them either without changing the extension or even as .ts extensions.

I'll probably just stick with XP and BTV until they quit furnishing the guide anyway.
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