Sky + (what format?)

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  1. graham w

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    Does anyone know what format sky+ records in on the hard drive?
    Reason being i wanted to add some video files to the hd via the computer and try to view them.
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    The Sky+ box uses the standard filing system as used in PC's, but all the files are encrypted. The box won't recognise any files you add.
     
  3. Roger G Cam

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    My simplistic understanding is that the Sky+ records the incoming signal - but does not decode it into any sort of video. It only decodes it when you watch it. Hence the picture is as good recorded as it is live - minus the red dot.

    So the box has two tuners - to receive the incoming signal - but only one decoder.

    You need to copy the recording somewhere else - perhaps to a DVDR with a HD - to edit/manage it in someway.

    Roger
     
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    Yes it will record an encrypted (demultiplexed) MPEG stream

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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