I have just purchased a TV Tuner card for my PC and am ready to record videos in order to burn onto cds/dvds for my friends and family, as well as contribute to uploading some files on the internet. Hooray for me. However, I am completely new at this and in need of assistance..
When I download hour-long tv episodes from torrents, they are usually in AVI format and are about 250mb in size. However, when I try and record in AVI format using my TV tuner for an hour long TV show, it comes out to about 10gb.
Instead, I've decided to record in MPEG-1 format hoping to reduce the amount of disk space, but that still yields about 2gb a file
I want to be able to record hour long shows from TV and save them as avi files that would be less that 300mb. Recommendations for converters/compressors?
Thank you so much!