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600PVR: Transferring recordings to PC

Hi, I've a Dreambox 600PVR which I have managed to fill up ...

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    Default 600PVR: Transferring recordings to PC

    Hi,

    I've a Dreambox 600PVR which I have managed to fill up the hard-drive with late-night recordings [cough!] which I now what to transfer to my PC or laptop.

    Is it possible that someone can give me an overview of how to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Ahhhh so much culture and so little time....

    Can't you just ftp the files from the location on your HDD to your PC/laptop etc... Thats what i would do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman_nige View Post
    Ahhhh so much culture and so little time....

    Can't you just ftp the files from the location on your HDD to your PC/laptop etc... Thats what i would do.
    Thanks for the reply.
    To FTP across, is there a particular piece of software that you recommend to use?

    Also some of the files are quite sizable - 2 hours long - do these take long to transfer?

    Thanks.

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    try dreambox command centre dcc i think that is in the downloads that has an ftp program in it , just setup the ip address of pc and dreambox then it should conect

    on one side of the page you will see your pc files and the other is your dreambox
    click /media/hdd/movies on your dreambox side and you will see your recordings
    then highlight the file you want to send across to your pc to what ever file you like on your pc ,you will see two arrows in the middle for direction to send the files

    if you can understand my jiberish

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    Quote Originally Posted by westkill View Post
    try dreambox command centre dcc i think that is in the downloads that has an ftp program in it , just setup the ip address of pc and dreambox then it should conect

    on one side of the page you will see your pc files and the other is your dreambox
    click /media/hdd/movies on your dreambox side and you will see your recordings
    then highlight the file you want to send across to your pc to what ever file you like on your pc ,you will see two arrows in the middle for direction to send the files

    if you can understand my jiberish
    yes dcc is in the downloads
    Last edited by westkill; 5th June, 2008 at 07:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I just use explorer to map a network drive to \\dreambox\Harddisk and then do a copy and paste. No need to FTP anything.

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    If you plan to ftp off recordings it's worth checking your setup n making sure the max file size for recording is 2 or 4 gig so u end up with just one file per recording.

    It's a pain having to join files. I know!

    VLC plays the ts files you ftp out perfect.

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    Once copied across to my pc, I rename the file to .mpg and Media player will play with no problems.

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    Thanks all the replies. Ive managed to transfer the files across by FTP using Dreambox Command Centre so simple even I could figure how to use it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hejira View Post
    If you plan to ftp off recordings it's worth checking your setup n making sure the max file size for recording is 2 or 4 gig so u end up with just one file per recording.
    Thanks. How do I do this?

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    Maybe different for some images but on my Pli image it is Setup > AV & recordings and select the size of the file you would like to create when recording.

    Don't ever switch to satellite m8 otherwise you will go blind with all the culture.

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    If you have a bunch of .ts files you need to concatenate together:

    Windows:
    Code:
    copy /b *.ts merged.ts
    Linux, Mac OS X, etc. (could probably even do it directly on your Dreambox with telnet/SSH provided you have the drive space on the target disk):

    Code:
    cat *.ts >> merged.ts
    .ts files are just MPEG-2 encoded streams so that's why you can concatenate them and why if you rename the file .mpg it'll get picked up by standard video players.

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    One could also use the web interface to download the movile files

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saruman0 View Post
    One could also use the web interface to download the movile files
    Hehe, indeed you could.

 

 

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