HDTV2DVD is a new freeware tool to simply convert your HDTV material to DVD. HDTV captures are MPEG-2 Transport Streams at either 1280 x 720p or 1920 x 1080i resolution yet DVD is typically MPEG-2 Program Streams at 720 x 480 (for NTSC). This means that to play HD material on a "normal" DVD player you have to convert the source. This is what HDTV2DVD does in a simple, user friendly way.

Load up your HDTV file (.ts or .tp), start the processing and HDTV2DVD will produce a VIDEO_TS DVD folder ready for you to burn!

HDTV to DVD made simple.

View demo movie for usage:


Read about it on videohelp.com for tips (joining, editing & dealing with problematic Transport Streams), discussion and feature requests.

Download HDTV2DVD v0.4 (2 MB) (requires .Net Framework 1.1)

This software is a _very_ cut down version of SVCD2DVD (which does the same but does avi/mpeg and also has menus, subtitles, burning etc), however I wish to release this to make an easy method for those who want to convert HDTV to DVD quickly, with minimal fuss. Please bare this in mind: it will never be the perfect solution for the purist but hopefully won’t be far off! Yet it will allow many more people to put HDTV material onto DVDR.

Version History

Build 0.4 - 03 11 2005

+ Improved aspect ratio logic: now supports 4:3 as well as 16:9 source material.
+ Added clearer progress bar.

Build 0.3 - 27 09 2005

+ Added high bitrate matrices to improve encoding quality

Build 0.2 - 23 09 2005

Initial public release