I'm grateful, BMAX. But I'm also lacking in skills. I've studied these wiki pages often with much enthusiasm until I get to the "the first stumbling block". I'm not confident about connecting into my 9300 a piece of gubbins I've cobbled together from bits and pieces I'm not familiar with. I need some off-the-shelf mod similar to the son_t mod I used in my now-dead 9200.
[It's good to have a space for a Hummy conversation!]
The transferring I did from my 9200 - loads of it in huge chunks about once a month - was done by taking the lid off, attaching a cable to the HDD and downloading using HummyReadFiles. I want to do the same with the 9300 - no mods, just some unscrewing and a cable.
I read somewhere that Hummy ReadFiles is unlikely to work but that HumaxRW (is that correct?) should do the job with a 9300. I don't want to waste my time here. Is this likely to work? The eSATA cable needed - is there anything I need to know about that?
HummyReadFiles works fine. According to the author (who works in the same office as me) unless you record a large number of very small programs there shouldn't be an issue. In fact I can't get rw to work with my 9300
Interesting. That is probably why HumaxReadFiles never worked for me. Can you ask the author how many files is too many? The limit on number of recorded files (of any length) is about 511 which hardly seems like 'too many'.
HumaxRW works very well with 9200 and 9300 (I've tested both) but I did like HumaxReadFiles, so if you can also ask the author where to download the latest version from I may revert back to that (although, now I've made the front-end for HumaxRW it's all much the same).
Thank you. That's quite brilliant. I'd been wanting (and needing) to use humaxRW for years, but don't know how to use command line.Here is v1.01 of the front-end for HumaxRW that I was talking about above. I made it for my own use, but if others find it useful then I'm happy to share.
________Here is v1.01 of the front-end for HumaxRW that I was talking about above. I made it for my own use, but if others find it useful then I'm happy to share.
Windows only, .net framework 3.5 required and you need HumaxRW.exe (not provided) to be in the same folder as the Front-End. Some features:
- Auto detect humax disk drive
- Easy selection of files - can even be based on keyword (e.g. 'Peppa Pig')
- Download to any folder on your PC
- Option to keep only the .ts files (deleting the other 3 files created for each .ts file) [note, this option deletes all the .epg, etc files in the download location, it's not selective]
- Upload .ts files to the humax disk drive (have ts2hrw.exe in the same folder as the Front-End if you have no hre file for the .ts file)
- No knowledge of DoS required to use it
As this Front-End simply controls HumaxRW, all the same warnings apply when using this as they do when using HumaxRW normally. In addition, I accept no responsibility for any undesirable outcomes of using this Front-End software - i.e. use at your own risk.
One other thing is that the Front-End waits for HumaxRW to finish whatever it's doing before continuing, so when downloading, uploading, etc it may say "Not Responding" but this is normal and the Front-End will recover when HumaxRW finishes it's current operation.
I've not provided any instructions as I think it's pretty straight forward to use, but any questions, just ask me. It's not 100% idiot-proof so please don't try to break it as you will likely succeed but any genuine bugs or improvement requests, again just ask.
Edit: Uploaded a version that you can press 'enter' in the 'select files by keyword' text box so you don't need to press the button after typing.
Can you list some of the programs that display this fault? There is an issue with recordings of certain programs that exhibit similar symptoms.Can fast or slow motion through that part of the prog, so it is really there, but it will not play at normal speed, just jumps.
Why do you want a Linux program to check the disk? Humaxcheck (by the same author as Humaxrw) will tell you if the file system has problems and provides some tools to correct errors.It seems a pity that there is no Linux version of the Windows chkdsk or similar which could be used on the PVR disks in situ without scrubbing everything.
when I use the link above, the browser window that opens says "hummy.tv - Error This attachment cannot be shown at this time. Please try back later."
Moderators can't fix the link, but can delete the attached file.No, the link doesn't work and I don't know why. Can the Moderators fix it?
If not what's the options (rules wise)? Can I link to another download site?
Edit: Looks like the uploaded avatars are not working either (or is that just me)?
Is that what happened to it (or was it the same server glitch that affected the avatars)? Silent deletions wouldn't be too cool.Moderators can't fix the link, but can delete the attached file.
Can you list some of the programs that display this fault? There is an issue with recordings of certain programs that exhibit similar symptoms.
Why do you want a Linux program to check the disk? Humaxcheck (by the same author as Humaxrw) will tell you if the file system has problems and provides some tools to correct errors.
Here is v1.01 of the front-end for HumaxRW that I was talking about above. I made it for my own use, but if others find it useful then I'm happy to share.