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DVArchive is a program which allows users of the ReplayTV Personal Video Recorder (PVR) to stream shows recorded on networked ReplayTVs to their PC for archiving and/or viewing. It can also stream archived video from the PC back to a ReplayTV to be watched there, allowing the PC to act as an expandable video library. DVArchive appears on the network as just another ReplayTV PVR.
DVArchive is a Java program and works on a variety of platforms including Windows 98/2000/XP, Mac OS X and Linux. DVArchive is freely distributed for non-commercial use. The current version is 3.2, released 7/12/2006. DVArchive 3.2 requires Java 1.4.2 or higher.
DVArchive stores TV programs on the PC in the same slightly non-standard MPEG2 format used by the ReplayTV PVR. Users may wish to edit these files and burn them onto video DVDs. Fortunately the Replay MPEG2 format is understood by a number of widely used MPEG editors. There are also several DVD authoring programs that directly support MPEG2 inputs and minimize reformatting in converting them into DVD outputs.