Loading non native .ts files to humax fox sat

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  1. bushers

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    Does anyone know how I can copy non native .ts (family vids) and associated .hre file (created using ts2hrw) to the hdd for playback? The file manager does not see them so I cannot copy them. Humax support said they should run from the root but I have no in.

    Any tools or tricks would be appreciated.
     
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    I don't think anyone has yet cracked the format of the "associated" files.
    So putting video back can't currently be done, unless of course it was created on the PVR.
    You can manipulate the files on a PC and create DVDs with them.
    So given you have a DVD player then just pop them on a DVD.
    I would be interested to know just what Humax said.
     
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    After a bit of surfing when I had some spare time.
    It's seems someone does claim to have cracked the associated files as

    humaxdisk » HREFileFormat

    Not looked into if it works as yet.
     
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    Thanks for this, great news. I will check it out. I now need a method of loading the associated on the Humax. Only the ".TS" files are viewable in the file manager. I tried A USB cable from my PC to the box and that failed, I also tried bluetooth and again, the same.

    really appreciate your assistance.

    Thanks
     
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    As for file format I think transfer of non Humax created files is a bit dodgy.
    In theory you could cause problems on the Humax with dodgy files.

    I think for personal videos etc you are better burning to DVD. You then have an archive medium that will potentially last forever. PCs etc always have the problem of crashes, as happen recently to me !

    As for transfer cables, stick to USB memory sticks for the moment 8G should suffice for PC transfer and they are quite cheap.
    Rumour has it that Humax have plans for the ethernet port. Don't know if file transfer is in the plan but it sounds a good candidate.
     
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    Sorry to burst the bubble. The file referred to in the link is the format that the foxsat saves a programme reservation to on the internal HDD. You can't normally see these unless you access the hdd directly.
     
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    OK so I think we are saying the link was to an internal format used for programme reservation.

    When you transfer a video to the USB you get typically ..

    05/01/2009 19:06 5,732 Fantastic Four_20090101_1958.hmt
    05/01/2009 19:06 6,080,608 Fantastic Four_20090101_1958.nts
    05/01/2009 19:16 2,929,364,736 Fantastic Four_20090101_1958.ts

    Does anyone claim to know the format of the hmt and nts files ???
     
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    Correct the foxsat stores it's reservation schedule on the internal HDD invisible to the built in file manager just as the .hmt and .nts are not visible.

    Details here

    foxsatdisk » The HDR filesystem

    If anyone has cracked the support files they are keeping pretty quiet about it :D
     
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    Thanks
    I don't have a problem not knowing as I generally only copy videos off the Humax or the same back onto it.
    Any "foreign" files I usually burn to DVD.
     
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    Hi, I do have a problem not knowing, hence my post. if anyone knows please reply. Thanks.
     

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