InterVideo’s WinDVD Recorder, along with a TV capture card, lets you record your favourite television shows or any digital video source in real time to hard disk, CD or rewritable DVD disc, using high-quality 720x480 MPEG-2 format. The downloadable online version costs $US119.95 and a trial version is also available at the InterVideo Web site.
The program integrates playback software including support for DVDs, DivX and Windows Media movies in addition to boasting functions such as screen capture, video effects, time stretching and gamma correction.
The software can be used just like a traditional VCR, complete with schedules for when to record, and is ideal for converting VHS tapes to DVD or VCD discs.
The company also sells a $US29.95 hardware remote control to further help integrate the software into your lounge room environment.