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Message 11 of 14

Re: Transfer recordings from old to new Youview box.

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So, are even Freeview channel recordings encrypted and unable to be transferred to another devices?.  I can understand to a point on preventing the easy transfer of recordings from subscription channels, but such licencing issues surely can't apply to Freeview channels seeing as many smart TV's that have Freeview built in also allow the recording onto USB sticks, so hardly a licencing issue as such.

 

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Message 12 of 14

Re: Transfer recordings from old to new Youview box.

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@dave909 wrote:
So, are even Freeview channel recordings encrypted and unable to be transferred to another devices?.  I can understand to a point on preventing the easy transfer of recordings from subscription channels, but such licencing issues surely can't apply to Freeview channels seeing as many smart TV's that have Freeview built in also allow the recording onto USB sticks, so hardly a licencing issue as such.

No, Freeview HD channels are encrypted. In regard to recording from smart TV's - the device you record them onto is slaved to the TV you recorded them on. So when the TV goes pop, so do the recordings. 

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Re: Transfer recordings from old to new Youview box.

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thanks I.ve since been advised that  it is not possible cause the files are encrypted so it,s bye bye to "only TV programmes

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Re: Transfer recordings from old to new Youview box.

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Not quite what you're looking for but this might be an acceptable solution. 

1.  Load a copy of Ubuntu or XUbuntu onto a USB stick and start your pc from it. In all probability the recorded file format is Ext4, readable using Linux but not using W10.

2.  Mount a spare external HDD onto the pc and format it as Fat32. This HDD will be completely overwritten. This will probably involve using the 'gparted' program.

3.  Disassemble your YouView (Humax?) recording box and remove the HDD. This will destroy any warranty that you might have.

4.  Mount it onto your pc running Ubuntu.

5.  The video files are TS files in the largest partition on the drive from the recorder.

6.  Copy these TS files using the Linux terminal program to the spare HDD. You will need to change the filenames to remove the 'forbidden characters' such as : and;.

7.  These TS files will play in VLC on the pc.

8.  How to actually get into the directories in Terminal and how to copy complicated filenames and directory names are explained in other support forums and revolve around using the 'right click' of the pc mouse. 

 

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