Nov 122012

With Windows 8 Media Center Pack, you can record TV, watch DVDs, and take advantage of other functionality that used to be bundled in with Windows 7 on Windows 8. The Windows 8 Media Center will be free to register users of Windows 8 Pro OS and who enter his product key into Microsoft’s website by January 31, 2013. If you are running Windows 8 you’ll still need to purchase the $69.99 Pro Pack to get the Windows 8 Media Center.

The same as Windows 7 Media Center, the Windows Media Center for Windows 8, Windows 10 still record TV shows in WTV format which is encoded using the MPEG-2 standard and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 (ATSC A/52). WTV files can also with H.264 HD content.

Right-click to “Convert WTV to DVR-MS” option will be also available if you use Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center added. However, this function of this option is so limited that it won’t meet people’s demands to convert WTV to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, MP3 with super conversion speed and batch conversion. And sometimes the option just does not work for H.264 content WTV files. Hence the release of WTV Converter for Windows 8

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