updated 05:25 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2005
iPod TV recorder
Hauppauge Computer Works today released its , enabling customers to record TV shows on a computer for playback on Apple's iPod with video capability, as well as the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). Wing records in H.264, MPEG-4 and Divx formats, and also records directly to a recordable DVD disk. Alternatively, the software can be used to convert existing TV recordings to the iPod video format. The Wing application comes with three components--a plug-in for the TitanTV internet based electronic program guide for automatic recording of TV shows, a plug-in for Hauppauge's WinTV Scheduler for manual TV record scheduling, and an off-line recorder which turns MPEG-2 videos into any of the formats supported by Wing. Hauppage's Eskape Labs division is also developing a version of Wing for the Apple Mac using the myTV.PVR, the Eskape Labs Mac-based personal video recorder, to be released in early 2006.