A personal video recorder (PVR) is a piece of equipment that is somewhat similar in design to old-fashioned videotape recordings and provides an opportunity for a person to record a large number of their favorite programs and TV shows.
The personal video recorder is designed to record in a format referred to as .pvr, which does not offer the best options for playback on home devices or other portable devices (iPad, iPhone, e-readers, tablets, etc.). If you want to play or edit PVR recordings on a computer using Windows Media Player or a similar application, you will likely encounter some difficulties. In order to play the recordings effectively, it will first be necessary to convert the original PVR recording to an alternative multimedia playback format, such as AVI. For example, the AVI format is very versatile and is commonly used on a wide range of multimedia devices mostly due to the fact that it is capable of offering high quality output and a high compression rate.
It is possible to decode a PVR file into several different formats depending on where you wish to play the recording. Besides the AVI format, you also have the option to use some other popular format types, such as MPEG, MOV, WMV, and MP4. Also, another benefit once the recording has been transferred to a more user-friendly format is that it is possible to edit the video clips, which may mean trimming the length of the recording to a certain length or joining several clips together.
The PVR file can be converted to a more versatile format with the help of one of our easy to use video converter tools. Many of these software applications offer a wide range of functionality to make conversion a quick and simple process, as better quality converters are likely to result in little or no loss in the quality of the actual recording and viewing experience.
In general, if you want to make some of your favorite PVR records more universally compatible across a wide range of mobile and home devices, you may want to transcode the files for much greater viewing opportunities. And as the .pvr format becomes more popular, it will soon start to become a much easier process to complete this type of format transfer without much stress or difficulty.