Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by LOLZILLA, Oct 20, 2008.
Also, any operating system.
I have os x, linux or windows xp or vista.
lots of people swear by firewire, if you have the port available and it is active
this is the best option:
That looks like it's a DVR.
I already have a DVR, I want to transfer stuff to my computer.
except that is usb
when i mentioned firewire, i was referring to connecting the a pc to the firewire port on the back of the dvr
the happagauge box is used as a capture device. when combined with certain software, it can be used as a dvr. this is basically the best quality you will get for a capture device currently, because hdmi capture is difficult due to hdcp problems
component video will give you the best possible video signal. svideo is the next best choice. composite is below that.
or you could possibly get a vga capture card and this:
So you're saying I need a dvr for my dvr so I can record while I record?
Unless your DVR has a way of outputting to a computer, then yes.
You want to record while you are recording? Are you trying to setup a way to record additional shows at a time? Not sure you can?
If you're just trying to export already recorded video, then firewire is your friend. My DVR has composite out, and I use that in correlation with my Elgato EyeTV and my Macbook Pro
Yeah, my DVR has the works, so I can just use an elgato eyetv to get stuff from the box?
i may be wrong, but i believe those DVR files are encrypted in some proprietary linux format.
you can probably take out the DVR's hdd and hook it up to a linux box,... then maybe find a hack or decoder or something to convert it to a more recognizable format
otherwise,.. +1 on capture card/pc dvr method. just use the DirectTV DVR as the source. it would be realtime though, so it will suck
That's possible on the encryption. My dvr (scientific atlantic) doesn't encrypt.
Yes, LOL.. If it doesn't encrypt, then use elgato.
Tivo has some apps that allow you to transfer tivo recordings (.TS I think...) across the network from the Tivo to your PC. Then you use another app to decode that .TS into a MPEG or AVI file.
When I had a Tivo it was great. I used that stuff all the damned time (took forever to move across the network though..).
Then I got Direct TV and went with there DVR system.
Direct TV has that DVR locked down pretty well. Without going to a hardware solution (as others have suggested) I couldn't find any way to use the Direct TV DVR in the same way I did with my Tivo.
component video>s-video>composite video>rf coax video
on terms of quality