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Playing files through network

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by bobby1004, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. bobby1004

    bobby1004 New Member


    I am using the customised software on my Hummy, and it is a brilliant experience now. Saving and downloading files to my pc or tablet is easy, just some of the hug benifits I now enjoy.

    But...we have a smart TV in the bedroom and although it sees and recognises the hummy and all it's files, it won't play any files, all except one...Cars, the kids movie(well, I think it's fab too, but that's my secret). although for some reason it is not in wide screen. Bear in mind I didn't expect to be able to play any at all without another hummy upstairs reading the HDR downstairs.

    Now, I have queried all the settings of this file and it seems no different to all the rest. The only thing I can think of is I started downloading it onto my pc for tablet, then thought otherwise as it is quite a large file, could this cancellation have caused the change?
    Any responses appreciated as usual..

  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    That is a little weird.

    In general, we have found in the past that the media players in TVs are not compatible with the Humax .ts files. The Raspberry Pi provides a solution though.
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    There has been some work done on this - we have a process that can update the recordings to be more Smart TV friendly without affecting native playback although it hasn't progressed to a point and click solution yet - see http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/dlna-to-smart-tvs.1815/
  4. bobby1004

    bobby1004 New Member

    thanks for both responses. I think I may invest in a good used t20 without the HDR.