Tools for Conversion and Editing
Doom9.net: A site with a huge download archive of video tools. Here you can find almost everything of rank and name in the free and shareware area.
ProjectX (freeware): An excellent tool for demultiplexing, correcting, synchronizing and converting of DVB recordings. Suitable for MPEG2 transport-stream, program-stream and PVA elementary-stream.
MPEG2Schnitt (freeware, German): An advanced tool for cutting and merging MPEG2 recordings. It is recommended to use it in combination with ProjectX.
PVAStrumento (freeware): An easy-to-use tool for converting PVA or transport-stream recordings to MPEG2 program-stream. Also corrects and synchronizes while re- or demultiplexing.
PVACut (freeware): Program for cutting and connecting PVA files.
VirtualDub MPEG2 (freeware): An advanced tool for converting several formats to AVI, e. g. DivX or XViD. This version features native MPEG2 support. There are lots of excellent third party filters like Donald Graft's deinterlacer and resizer.
Vidomi (freeware): Converts MPG recordings of the DVBViewer to the space-saving DivX format. You can also cut the videos (only selected areas of the source file converted). Additionally you will need a DivX codec; it operates optimally with the DivX 3.11a-Codec, but there are issues with DivX 5.0x.
CDEx (freeware): Converts .mp2-audio files to the MP3-format. It is pleasantly small and handy.
DBPowerAmp® (freeware, in extended version Shareware, 19 $). Converts MP2-audio-files to WAV or MP3. You can start the conversion comfortably via the context menu. You can also down-sample from 48 KHz to 44 KHz for creating an audio-CD.
DVD2SVCD (German) is a collection of programs which are combined under one GUI to convert of DVD to the S-VCD format (super video CD). You can also use it with PVA-recording of the DVBViewer. The program is somewhat difficult to use without proper experience, since you must download different programs first and many adjustments must be made. Special thanks go to Steffen Klausing who wrote a very good manual which describes the procedure thoroughly on a step-by-step basis with numerous illustrations.