Hello, i have got myself a freeview recorder and a memory stick, what i really want to do is take stuff off the freeview recorder and onto my memory stick then burn a copy so i can play it in my dvd player, but i dont know how to do it or which dvd blank discs to buy, though i guess they had best be rw as i may make a mistake along the way. I have Nero on my computer, any help most welcom, not to techy words please lol:D
Can you transfer the recorded files to your PC OK?
If so, then what format are the files? (use MediaInfo or some other prog to identify)
dont know, i havent put anything onto my stick yet as ive only just got it and decided that i ought to know what im doing before i make a start, also, havent bought any blank dvds as i dont want to get the wrong ones
I’m currently doing what you want with recorded programs from my Humax PVR9200T. I’ve connected the HDD from this to my notebook as an external usb drive, since the provided interface is slow and error-prone.
The transferred files have a .TS (transport stream) extension, but are in mpeg2 format. Process as follows:
- Demux streams with ProjectX (gives .mpa and .mpv files)
- Cut out adverts etc. with Mpeg2Schnitt
- Author DVD using GUI for DVDAuthor (normally get 2 or 3 films per disk)
- Burn to Verbatim DVD+R using ImgBurn
This is all free software, and Verbatim are just about the only disks to use.
i hav no idea what any of that means, but i will look at the imgburn software and the discs you mentioned, what , as someone new to this am kind of looking for is an idiots link to a site with printable instructions
[QUOTE=CDuncle;2208983]If you specify model number, it will help.
From what I could check online, it does not have USB output to plug memory stick in.[/QUOTE]
my recorder has a usb port at the front, its a sagem and there is a bit of help in the book that tels you how to get stuff onto another medium, its after that im stuck
Once you know what sort of files you’re dealing with there are a vast number of guides available here http://www.videohelp.com/guides
as well as many others on cdfreaks.
Once again, the model number of your Sagem PVR would really help.
its a sagem DTR 6400T/6700T i will check out that link thank you
I’ve just downloaded the user manual from sagem and from first glance it looks like the USB port is to allow you to show photos/play music from an attached usb device (memory stick) and won’t allow you to copy recorded programs from the PVR to the memory stick. If I’m right then your only option would be to attach the HDD as an external USB drive which would require a hardware modification and specialist software which may or may not exist.
See http://humaxdisk.wikispaces.com/Disk+Cabling+and+Mods for an idea of what would be required.
I came to the same conclusion as [B]midders[/B]. It looks like USB port is an input, not output, but if your manual say something else, post it here, may be we can make some sense out of it.
my manual says, Exporting a recording to external storage device… then the leagal bit saying its only for yourself to view. Size limited to 4G (which my stick is ) formatted in FAT32
Then it tells you how to go about it, Connect your extrenal storage device to the USB port. Select the file to export then press the A key
Select “video exportation” press OK Using the up and down keys choose desired location on the external device and press the C to confirm, is this of help to you?
You’re right; found the section on exporting.
OK, first step: do it! Export a video file to your USB stick and then copy it onto your PC and then post back with details of the file extension and MediaInfo data (http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en)
have to do it monday now away to work, hope it does work, found another site that said files produced are in *.TS but i hav no idea about file extentions its all double dutch to me, guess youll know wht it means
If they are .TS files then see my earlier post for the procedure that I use. DVDFlick is supposed to support .TS files for a simpler option, but so far it just crashes when loading the ones from my Humax.
The procedure takes a little time, but has the advantage that the imported video doesn’t have to be re-encoded which saves hours of processing.
the more this goes on the more i think im getti ng ahead of myself , i just assumed it would be an easy thing, copy from one like you do to a video tape then copy to disc and watch. maybe im wasting my time and more importantly yours!!
Don’t give up!
It’s not that hard and can be a lot of fun learning to do it (it’s hip to be nerd!) and if you don’t want to be bothered with the details then you can almost certainly buy some off the shelf software that will do all the work for you; I just have an inherent inability to reach into my pocket when I can do it for free with a little bit of effort
Back again, went to try to export and the instructions are all wrong, however, i have managed to get as far as picking what to export, then i get an error message saying transfer didnt work, if i move the transfer from usb 1 to usb2 i get erroe message " make sure your device is Fat 32" i have no idea what that means, or how to find out if it is or not, I have a SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive , i have never used any type of removable media this is a first time for me, hoping for more help please Thanks
FAT (File Allocation Table) is a sectioning of the disk OS require to be able to store and read files.
Plug your memory stick in and open My Computer. The stick will be there as one of the drives. Right click on it and choose format, than choose FAT32 and do formatting. It looks like the stick is formatted as FAT, all mine are like that.
FAT32 will allow only 4GB file to be loaded in one piece, as your manual say.
Thanks, done that silly me for not knowing how to do that, and tried again to export onto it, still get the same error message