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Humaxrw - Can I edit the name in hre files for recovered recordings?

Discussion in 'PVR-9200 Freeview Recorder' started by Jackfruit1000, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Jackfruit1000

    Jackfruit1000 New Member


    I recently recovered a number of files from my 9200 by use of the humaxrw software. There's a thread all about it on the digitalspy forum HERE.

    Anyway, the humax seems fine now, but I'm left with a large number of files all named "Recovered unknown - TS2HRW".

    As an experiment, I edited an hre file, and put the actual programme name in instead. I was careful to overwrite the exact same number of characters (27), but the recording now has a load of spaces and random characters in it.

    Is there a way to edit the hre file successfully, so that I can transfer the recording titles without having to reinput them using the painstaking edit mode in the Humax?

  2. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    The usual way to do this is to rename the .ts file before using ts2hrw. The filename format should be similar to that used when extracting a file in normal (non-recover) mode. This will only affect the recording list, it will not change the 'info' display.

    "YYYYMMDD HHMM Programme title.ts"

    It should also work with the alternative format (which I think is used by one of the USB transfer programs):

    "NNN_YYYYmmmDD_HHMM_Programme title.ts" where NNN is any 3 digit number (discarded) and mmm is a 3 letter month.
  3. Jackfruit1000

    Jackfruit1000 New Member

    Thanks, that was exactly the info I needed!

    I had renamed the files, but only with the programme title, and not with the date and time.

    Am I right in thinking you're the person who created the humaxrw and ts2hrw software?

    If so, could I suggest that you put a comment into the README.txt file that comes with them, explaining that this is what you need to do. I think it could be useful to other people as well.

    Thanks again.
  4. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    I will add it to my to do list.