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Transfer files off of DVR

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by LilJimmyRbinson, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. LilJimmyRbinson

    LilJimmyRbinson Best muppet ever

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    Is there a way to get the shows I taped to my DVR off that hard drive and onto an external drive? The DVR has a USB port, but I can't think of a way to move the files.
     
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  3. Bluestreak

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    What type of DVR do you have, character?

    Wrong!
    This is the link.
     
  4. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    If it's a cable or satellite box, that USB port is for programming it at the factory. For piracy reasons they lock down the boxes so you can't just rip the mpeg files off of the DVR's hard drive.

    If it's a Tivo box you can use this with it though:
    https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories-software.do

    I've got two old ReplayTV boxes still hooked up to my network that I'm able to do the same thing with and it's pretty easy to back up entire shows to your hard drive and then even use your computer as secondary storage to play them back to your
    TV over your network.
     
  5. whiskeyguy

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    I know with my DVR from DirecTV it isn't possible. The shows are encrypted and linked to that specific box. You can't even pull the hard drive and watch it in another DVR unit. Basically with those units the only option you have would be to connect the DVR to your computer and capture the video that way, then move it to an external hard drive.
     

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