WTV, the recording format used by Windows 7 Media Center, has been added to the list of supported input format to FFmpeg. FFmpeg is a open source project used by a number of other open source project, including VLC and Handbrake. Thus, open source projects relying on FFmpeg will automatically get WTV support when they update their FFmpeg code!
So far, WTV support has been incorporated into the following apps:
- VLC v1.1.7
- Handbrake Nightly builds: (Verified working on build 2011032801, does not work on 0.95 stable release)
One thing I noticed is that the WTV demuxer crashes when the video or audio stream drops out (which happens from time to time with OTA tv recording.)