Since last summer, I’ve been using VideoReDo TV Suite with H.264 4.x, which is able to open, edit (removing commercials), and save TV shows & movies as .dvr-ms files with the majority of the metadata in tact.
My 4-step process for recording and saving movies with 7MC/WHS is as follows:
- In Movies folder on WHS, create folder named “<Movie Title>(<Year>)”
- Browse to allmovie.com (where Windows Media Center retrieves Movies metadata), search for then go to movie title’s webpage, and save movie cover as folder.jpg in folder previous created
- InVideoReDo, open movie, mark section before movie starts and section after movie ends for removal, if movie has commercials mark them for removal using Ad-Detective, using F5/F6 keys jump to removal marks verifying only the commercials are to be removed, and save movie as .dvr-ms in folder previous created.
- Delete original movie recording from Recorded TV folder
NOTE: Latest version (as of Nov 2010) of Video TV Suite is 188.8.131.520