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CES Broadcast Recording

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:45 am
by techgy
I apologize if this isn't in the right forum, but I really didn't see a place for it.
On October 7th Elder Holland was the guest speaker at a CES Fireside. Our stake always records these broadcasts and makes them available in our stake library.

On this particular occasion we were experiencing a problem with the satellite and I spent the majority of my time on the phone with support getting the signal restored. The problem is that I didn't get the broadcast recorded.

Does anyone have a recording of this broadcast on a DVD? I realize that it can be viewed on-line but I don't have a means of recording it. I'd be happy to send a blank DVD if necessary. Please contact me via private message so we can get together. Any help would be appreciated.

One member in our stake had his daughter singing in the choir and came up after the broadcast and asked me about making a copy of it. I hated to tell him that we didn't record it.



CES Broadcast

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:53 am
by jtwitchell
Most of the CES Broadcasts are available online (see,7341,538-1-61-1521,00.html). What you can do is download the MP4 of the broadcast and you can then get it made into a DVD using some free software out there. It takes a while to get it done, but it makes really good DVDs.

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:23 am
by techgy
Thanks. Can you recommend some free software to convert it to a DVD?

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:39 am
by rmrichesjr
Techgy wrote:Thanks. Can you recommend some free software to convert it to a DVD?

I have not (yet) used it myself, but I hear dvdauthor is pretty good for taking some MPEG files and producing a suitable DVD filesystem. At least on a Linux system, growisofs works well for burning a DVD. (It's what I use to make system backups.)

Free Software

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:07 am
by jtwitchell
The two software items that I use are MediaCoder and AVI2DVD. I use MediaCoder to convert the MP4 to an AVI file (using Xvid for video and MP3 for audio). After I get the AVI file, I use AVI2DVD to author the DVD. It doesn't have the fancy menu structure, but you can set the times to create chapters and it works really well. I will get some specifics up later today if you are interested.

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:46 am
by techgy
It looks like has something called DVDFLICK that might do it.
I'll do some additional checking this afternoon after I have the time to download the 290 Mb mp4.
I'd prefer to do this in one step instead of two.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still interested though if anyone already has it copied and can make one for me. Most of the time I do these in real time but it's nice to be able to have a backup process.

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:22 pm
by techgy
I've downloaded the broadcast from the broadcast archive.
The problem is that the entire broadcast isn't there - the only thing that's available is the approximate 46 minutes of Elder Holland's talk. I needed the entire broadcast, including the choir numbers since that's was this member in our stake was interested in having.