I think I know the answer to this, but just on the off-chance I'll ask the question anyway.
Is there any way to recover the recordings from the hard disk of a T1000 box which has broken? (this is the older, large YouView box with the alphanumeric display on the front).
I presume there is a standard SATA hard drive within, but I also presume all the content is encrypted so can only be replayed by the box that recorded it?
Hopeful thanks in advance.
As you suspect there is no recovery of recordings from a Youview box and I believe were you to take the hard drive out of one box and install in another it would effectively be treated as a new disk and be formatted accordingly.You could have a look at the Youview community
Thanks. I've had a search around on the YouView forums and the Web, and there seems to be a lot of conflicting advice out there. Some people are suggesting that only HD recordings are encrypted on the HDD, so SD recordings can be recovered. That sounds plausible, but I think the easiest way to find out is hook the HDD up to a PC and see what I can find.
Yes it is possible to recover SD recordings from a failed box.
You need to boot a PC in a unix mode - I used Lubuntu - and you'll eventually find where the recordings are ( I can't remember off hand), their extension is .ts .
Copy them to a PC drive & at the same time rename them as Windows can't recognise some of the characters in the name string. I then processed them through a free video encoder - VidCoder - to get them to a form that I wanted.
Thanks @TimCurtis - that's good to hear!
I'm used to dealing with .ts files, as my Humax HDR-2000T uses them natively, and my Samsung and LG TVs can play them directly from a USB drive without transcoding. VLC can also play them directly on Windows.
Acknowlegde the filename issue - I know Windows has a long list of characters that are not permitted in filenames, but Linux is a lot less strict!