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    Which is the best program for capturing digital video off a camcorder direct to mpg2?

    Are there any free programs? I don't need to edit, just capture.

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    Default Re: capture to mpg

    XP has MovieMaker(2) built in which does a pretty good job.

    If your not on XP then you could try Virtual Dub.

    Personally I would suggest capturing as DV and encoding down.....
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    Thanks.

    Does Movie maker capture to mpeg2?

    I've been capturing to DV and then encoding, but for some reason MM stops capturing within a few minutes, and anyway I don't have enough space to capture the hour-long video to AVI

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    I think MM captures as WMV.

    BUT u could use Nerovision, now called Nero Digital, to capture whatever or once MM captures the video, Nerovision once u burn it to a DVD, it'll convert it on the fly.

    Only thing is, u may need the plugin for Nerovision, as it isnt free.

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    Default Re: capture to mpg

    If its just for a capture you could download Ulead Video Studio or Pinnicle Studio 30 day trial versions. Very easy to use but if your looking at doing a lot of captures then i'd go with virtual Dub or Virtual Dub Mod. An amazing piece of free software that can do alot of editing tasks as well if needed.
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    Default Re: capture to mpg

    Good ideas folks. I'll check them out.

    Guess the next question is... what can record via a microphone direct to mp3?

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    Virtual dub
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    Default Re: capture to mpg

    Anything Virtual Dub can't do?

    Thanks, I'll try it.

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