Converting Windows7 WTV files

Photo by Roadsidepictures
Photo by Roadsidepictures

Any TV programs that you record with Windows7 Media Center is written in a WTV format. Which is a new format for Windows7*. Which is fine if you only plan to watch it back on the same PC or on another Windows7 PC. If however you wish to watch it on a Vista or XP computer,  or you wish to shrink the file size a little, then you will need to convert the file.

You can pay money for programs like WTV2AVI to do it but you can also do it for free in Windows 7.

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How to change the default TV recording location

Photo by James Good
Photo by James Good

I recently got myself a USB TV tuner and have started recording TV with it and Windows Media Center in Windows 7. It is fantastic! I love how well Media Center works its so easy.

One thing I wanted to know was how to change the location where Windows Media Center records TV to. It’s quite easy,

Method:

  1. Open Windows Media Center.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Scroll down to TV and click on it.
  4. Click Recorder.
  5. Now click on Recorder Storage.
  6. Change Record on drive from C: to the desired one.
  7. Click Save to save the changes.

How to change the default TV recording location.

I haven’t actually changed it myself, because I had planned to change it to one of the USB drives I have plugged into my media PC. But I haven’t had time to see if and how recording to the USB drive effects recording performance.

Music from The Unusuals

I recently started watching a new show called “The Unusuals”, its a kind of cop drama/comedy. I think it is really good. It has several good points, but one of them is the music they use. I’ve taken list from The Unusuals Blog and added links to the songs that are available via iTunes.

Epsode 1: Pilot

  • Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone (Beginning) [iTunes]
  • Channel Two – The Beat Is [iTunes]
  • Teddybears – Cobrastyle (Chase Scene) [iTunes] – Only available with an album purchase
  • Miss TK and The Revenge – No Biterz [iTunes]
  • Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Bollywood [iTunes]
  • Enemy Voices – Murder

Episode 2: Boorland Day

  • Mr. Badwrench – 39 Southland
  • Measles – That’s All She’ll Get When I’m Dead
  • Florence And The Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Ending Of The Episode: Walsh kisses Beaumont)

Episode 3: One Man Band

  • Beastie Boys – Ch-Check It Out (beginning of the episode) [iTunes]
  • No Children – Intenta Una Vez Mas
  • The Knux – Bang! Bang! (Delahoy & Banks enter the murder shop) [iTunes]
  • Kahn Brothers – Lord Lord Lord (Ending Of The Episode) [iTunes]

Episode 4: Crime Slut

  • Kully B & Gussy – Boom Shot Dis
  • Vallejo – Believe It (Over You)
  • Chapeaumelon – Encore Une Nuit (Just Another Night)
  • Cat Power – Metal Heart (Ending Of The Episode) [iTunes]

Episode 5: 42

  • BOK music – Sari Sky (Naked Rhythm)
  • The Fire Theft – Chain [iTunes]
  • Jennifer O’Connor – Yer Copout

Episode 6: The Circle Line

  • Do you know what songs they used?
  • Please let me know.
  • Thanks.

If you know where I can get some of the other tracks, I’d love to know. Thanks.

From : Music – The Unusuals.