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Transfer recordings to HDR-FOX T2?

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Green Armchair, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Hi

    Going to pick up my new 1Tb HDR-FOX T2 tonight. Up to now, I have been a Topfield user, but with no sign of an HD version anytime soon, I've jumped ship!

    My question is, is there anyway I can transfer my unwatched recordings from my old Topfield onto my new Humax? I can copy them to my PC and convert to MPEG. If I then copy the converted MPEG files back to the Humax (via FTP), will they be recognised?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Most likely, yes, and if not you would be able to change the MPEG parameters to find something that will play.
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    These MPG files play fine on my box:

    Input #0, mpeg, from 'Children In Need 2009.mpg':
      Duration: 00:04:51.14, start: 0.184656, bitrate: 4444 kb/s
        Stream #0:0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x576 [SAR 64:45 DAR 16:9], 2419 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc
        Stream #0:1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s
    Input #0, mpeg, from 'yyy.mpg':
      Duration: 00:06:27.95, start: 0.340078, bitrate: 1395 kb/s
        Stream #0:0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg1video, yuv420p, 352x240 [SAR 200:219 DAR 880:657], 1150 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc
        Stream #0:1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'xxx.mp4':
      Duration: 00:03:01.68, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 9043 kb/s
        Stream #0:0(und): Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Coding Profile) (mp4v / 0x7634706D), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 8977 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 30k tbn, 30k tbc
        Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 24000 Hz, mono, s16, 63 kb/s
  4. Thankyou (for both the info and the quick reply!)

    I will try one
  5. jack616

    jack616 Member

    I also find VOB files (essentially mpeg2 anyway) are ok
  6. oijonesey

    oijonesey Hummy.tv SEO Guru

    But you wont get ffwd/rew/trick play etc with VOB files
  7. Luke

    Luke Well-Knwon Member

  8. rpb424

    rpb424 Member

    As an ex Toppy user as well I looked into doing something similar, but to be honest with the slow USB transfer speed of the Toppy to get stuff off it in the first place and then the transcoding involved I decided I couldn't be bothered in the end. I simply left the Toppy connected for a bit longer along with the Humax, watched the recordings and then retired it.
  9. jack616

    jack616 Member

    No but you can play and pause and I find that ok for the few vob files I come across.
    Many file formats wont allow trick functions but as luke said above - its easy/quick enough to use tsmuxer/av2hdr if you really need them to.
  10. I'm thinking I'll do the same! Does the Toppy still work (to watch previously recorded stuff) if there's no arial cables plugged in?
  11. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    Yes. You have to ignore the no signal at tuner xx though.