I have a Leadtek Winfast 2000XP Deluxe tv tuner/capture card. I have been using it from about a year now and have had much success creating both VCD and SVCD disks that play back in my stand alone DVD player. I use Nero 5.5 to author them.
In the capture card software I have many options for capturing the video. What I have found to be the easiest is to set my capture format to VCD and then add the file to my project in Nero. Nero does not need to convert the .MPEG file in any way, it simply builds a VCD from it.
I can also capture in a non-VCD format and still add the files to my Nero project. This will result in Nero converting the video and then creating a VCD.
I just got a NEC 1300A DVD burner and assumed that the process would be very much the same. I know, never assume right?!
I have the option in the Leatek capture software to capture video directly into a DVD NTSC format. I thought once these files were captured, I could pass them to Nero (Version 6 demo) and it would author the DVD. Nero will only accept .VOB files and such, but not a DVD compatible .MPEG file.
Obviously there is a step I am missing, and am afraid that no matter how I capture the video you are all going to tell me that the files need to be converted. This would not be good news because the conversion process takes so very long!
I wanted to use my PC as a TIVO stlye DVD burner. Burn on the fly straight from the capture card or archive to my hard drive and burn later.
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.