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M2ts files from NAS server..?

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by topcat888, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. topcat888

    topcat888 New Member

    I'm just about to buy a HDR-FOX T2 and wanted to make sure of one thing..

    I have a library of M2TS files (bluray ripped films) on a NAS server, it's not DLNA compliant but I haven't had any problems streaming the films to a WDTV live previously, so the question is can I do the same with the HDR-FOX..? Will this work..?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    There are a few problems, Number one being that due to a bug, At present The Humax will not received a streamed file bigger than 4GB. You can copy the files onto the internal HDD though
     
  3. topcat888

    topcat888 New Member

    ah that will be a problem as all the m2ts files are around the 8.5GB mark...

    Presume the lack of DLNA compliance wouldn't be a problem though..?
     
  4. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    probably not, Although another problem is the fact that the Humax accepts a smaller variety of file types via DNLA streaming than it does for files on it's HDD
     
  5. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    Or use an external HDD via USB. There is a rudimentary way (using the customised firmware) to mount a networked drive (ie a NAS) so that the Hummy will think it is connected like a USB drive and get around the streaming limit and any DLNA file support limitations. We've found the Hummy will play more formats directly off of disks than it will when streaming them in (but I'm not sure specifically about m2ts files). I have the same issue with my NAS and HD recordings >4gb so I'm hoping that the clever people will add something to the web interface that makes connecting network drives better suited to clumsy beginners like me!!
     
  6. topcat888

    topcat888 New Member

    ok thanks.... my next question then is, can a 2TB drive be installed to replace the original internal drive..? has anyone tried this..?
     
  7. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Yes upgrade of the HDR-Fox T2 internal HDD to 2GB is detailed HERE
     
  8. topcat888

    topcat888 New Member

    thanks...

    sorry for my ignorance but how do you transfer video files from a pc to the internal disk in the HDRFOX-T2 via the wired network..?
     
  9. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    you need FTP turned on in the Humax Menu, Then run FTP on your P.C. Wiki Notes
     
  10. topcat888

    topcat888 New Member

    ok done ~ If any one is interested, I changed the original drive to a 2TB ~ then I re-muxed the 9GB films from .m2ts to .ts ~ then I ftp'd them up to the unit...

    Bingo ~ They played perfectly..!
     
  11. XMB

    XMB New Member

    Will the >4GB bug get resolved as this seems like a serious bug!
    I assume the Humax can stream its HDD content to a suitable DLNA media streamer (renderer) without this file size problem?
     
  12. MartinLiddle

    MartinLiddle Super Moderator Staff Member

    I would expect so based on past experience with Humax; no idea when.
    Yes.
     
  13. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Humax are currently beta testing some new software for the HD/HDR models... hopefully we'll see an update soon!