WinDVR 3 - Watch and Record TV Shows on your Computer
Wouldn’t it be great if you could set up your computer to
automatically record all your TV shows so you could watch them whenever
Like recording a basketball game while you are at work?
Or like watching your Thursday night shows on Saturday night when you
have more time.
What if you could watch TV in the corner of your computer screen while
Or you could save a whole season of “The Simpsons” to your hard drive?
What if manipulating TV was that easy?
WinDVR 3 lets your PC function as a digital video recorder/ personal
video recorder, so you can watch TV, record it, and burn it to disc - all
that the same time! You don't even have to be there; WinDVR 3 can wake up
your computer when it's time to record a show, then shut down all by
itself when finished.
InterVideo’s WinDVR 3 lets you:
Digitally record your favorite TV shows on your PC
Save TV shows as DVD or VCD files to play or burn to DVD/CD later
Pause, Instant Replay and Skip Commercials on Live TV
Combine WinDVR 3 with a TV tuner card and get advanced TV features without the monthly fees
Flexible Recording Formats
WinDVR 3 compresses your shows into high quality MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
files in real-time. MPEG-1 video is similar in quality to VHS and you can
fit about an hour of MPEG-1 video on a CD. MPEG-2 is what DVDs are made
out of, so the video quality is superb. You can fit roughly 3 hours of
MPEG-2 video on a DVD, but only about 15 minutes on a CD - MPEG-2 video is
much larger than MPEG-1. All of WinDVR-encoded files can be played back in
crystal clear color with InterVideo’s WinDVD, the Microsoft Media Player
and other popular MPEG video playback products.
Record and Save Shows as DVDs and VCDs
InterVideo’s WinDVR lets you save your favorite shows as VCD (video
compact disc), SVCD (super video compact disc) and DVD files.
So what, right? Well, for instance, first you could use WinDVR to record
an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” or “Smallville” to your hard drive
as a VCD or DVD file. Next, you can take a product like InterVideo’s
WinProducer 3, import the show, edit out all the commercials and save it
or burn it on a disk. Or you can save an entire year’s worth of “The
Sopranos” or “Friends” to burn later as DVDs (with a DVD burner) or make
VCDs of each “Survivor” episode (with a CD burner). Best yet, InterVideo
is the same company that makes WinDVD, the world’s most popular DVD
player, so we know how to make DVDs great.
WinDVR also offers the ability to pause live TV, called Time-Shifting.
For example, you can sit down to watch “60 Minutes,” pause the live action
to help yourself to an ice cold beverage from the fridge and then return
to your seat without missing a moment of the show.
WinDVR 3 helps you surf channels by displaying 16 channels at once. The
program displays video thumbnails of 16 channels at once to help you
quickly scan what's on. If you have 80 channels, you can see what all of
them are playing with just 5 clicks.
WinDVR 3 lets you capture your favorite screen shots from any program
you are watching. The shots are saved as a digital picture (Bitmap file)
and stored on your hard drive.
Get Set-up Fast with Help From The Wizard:
Because recording TV on your computer is new stuff, InterVideo’s WinDVR
includes a “wizard” to help you get started. The “wizard” walks you
through the steps of initializing TV on your PC and also helps you get
started recording. The “wizard” starts up the first time you start WinDVR
and guides you through things like:
Establishing your video device and
capture source (TV, composite, S-Video, etc.)
Setting up your video
standard (NTSC, PAL or SECAM)
Setting your audio capture source (line-in,
Create a personal TV page
Determine your preferred storage location and a whole
You can set once and forget about. WinDVR 3 also
automatically figures out “Good,” “Better,” and “Best” settings that are
automatically optimized based on the CPU that is present.
Watching TV will never be the same... you now have complete control over your TV viewing... with WinDVR
Save hours of cartoons, a season of sports, or every episode of a
dramatic series -- whatever you want. Make watching TV fun with WinDVR 3!