The creators of SVCD2VCD have released a new version of HDTV2DVD. This is a new freeware tool to simply convert your HDTV material to DVD. HDTV captures are MPEG-2 Transport Streams at either 1280 x 720p or 1920 x 1080i resolution yet DVD is typically MPEG-2 Program Streams at 720 x 480 (for NTSC). This means that to play HD material on a “normal” DVD player you have to convert the source. This is what HDTV2DVD does in an user friendly way.
By loading up your HDTV file (.ts or .tp), start the processing and HDTV2DVD will produce a VIDEO_TS DVD folder which you can burn.
Build 0.4 – 03 11 2005
*Improved aspect ratio logic: now supports 4:3 as well as 16:9 source material.
*Added clearer progress bar.