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using Fox T2 recordings with plex media server

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by bth124, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. bth124

    bth124 New Member

    I'd like to setup a plex server that can read files created by the hummy (.ts)
    Have installed it on WIndows 7 but it will not/cannot read the .ts files.
    Would I need to do any conversion on them first?
    Nobody on the plex forums seems to know the answer to this, so thought I'd ask if anyone else had done it?
     
  2. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    Found this on the Plex FAQs:
    The only suggestion I have is the MPG conversion option on the WebIF media browser OPT+ button, which requires the files to have been decrypted (you have decrypted them haven't you?) and ffmpeg installed (and content sharing turned on).

    Beyond that I think this is a topic for the Plex user group.
     
  3. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    VIDEO_TS folders contain VIDEO_TS.IFO and VTS_01_1.VOB files, which are used on DVDs so I don't think the FAQ is saying Humax *.TS files are not recommended.
    All Humax *.TS files are encrypted so you would need to decrypt them, if you have the Custom Firmware installed there are various ways of doing this (See Link HERE), If you don't have the CF installed, it is still possible by copying SD files to a USB drive and by using FOXY for Hi-def Files
     
  4. bth124

    bth124 New Member

    Thanks - this is starting to look like user error :(
    My understanding was that only HD content was encrypted, not SD.
    I have also installed the auto-encrypt package, so assumed that was decrypting stuff as it was recorded anyway.

    Am I correct in thinking this should all be working as I think (Note: VLC player also refuses to play these files, so with hindsight, I'd say they are still encrypted)

    Also, as per my posts on the custom firmware thread I had an OTA update overwrite my custom firmware, and now the portal isn't working. Its possible the auto decrypt stuff isn't working as well I guess.

    How can I confirm if the files are decrypted?
     
  5. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    For reference, here is a definitive guide to decryption. All recordings made by the HD- or HDR-FOX are encrypted, and cannot be used elsewhere without taking measures.

    The information below applies to HDR-FOX only. For HD-FOX see HERE (click). HDR-2000T (and presumably HDR-1800T) users see footnote 10. Neither does this apply to FOXSAT-HDR, for which there is no means of decryption after a recording is made (for info see HERE - click).

    Most of the methods assume the Custom Firmware is installed; non-custom users should read footnotes 5, 6, and 7 before proceeding further. For information about Custom Firmware see Quick Guide to Custom Firmware (click).

    In order to produce decrypted files (this information is on the Wiki and other places):

    Method 1 (auto-decrypted recordings using unencrypt**):

    Note: this method is no longer the preferred means to auto-decrypt. See comment below**.
    1. Ensure content sharing is turned on (Humax settings, see note 3);
    2. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    3. Ensure unencrypt is installed**;
    4. Configure unencrypt using unencryptsetup - see package notes in the Wiki HERE (click);
    5. Ensure the unit is turned on between 1am and 6am - or edit the cron schedule to suit yourself*.
    Note that if unencrypt is unleashed on an HDR-FOX that has accumulated a significant volume of recordings, it will take several days to decrypt the content.

    * By default unencrypt is cautiously set to decrypt one subject file every 30 minutes, between 0100 and 0600. This can be altered by editing the /mod/var/spool/cron/crontabs/root file in the WebIF.. Diagnostics.. File Editor, to run any time without problems. A recording is only a candidate for decryption provided the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2) and it has been indexed (see note 3). These may not be resolved for some time after the recording is complete.

    ** A alternative to unencrypt exists in the form of Auto-decrypt (Method 2), which can be set in the WebIF apply to a folder or a whole folder tree. Auto-decrypt runs at all times the HDR-FOX is not in standby, except when the TV Portal is active. Method 2 is now preferred over Method 1, except where the HDR-FOX is not connected to a network and has to be managed by loading package bundles via USB.

    Method 2 (WebIF-mediated auto-decryption):
    1. Ensure content sharing is turned on (Humax settings, see note 3);
    2. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    3. To decrypt everything (wherever it is within My Video), use the WebIF media browser to view the Media folder (the top level) and set the "recursive auto-decrypt" flag on the OPT+ button for the My Video folder. Similar options are available to decrypt subsets of the folder tree by setting "auto-decrypt" (folder only) or "recursive auto-decrypt" (folder and all sub-folders) selectively on specific folders.
    A recording is only a candidate for decryption provided the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2) and it has been indexed (see note 3).

    Note that if auto-decryption is unleashed on an HDR-FOX that has accumulated a significant volume of recordings, it could take several days to decrypt the content.

    Method 3 (manually decrypted recordings):
    1. Ensure content sharing is turned on (Humax settings, see note 3);
    2. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    3. Providing the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2) and the recording has been indexed (see note 3), use the WebIF media browser OPT+ button "decrypt" option. (NB: there are multiple ways to initiate a manual decryption through the WebIF, or for other custom firmware packages to initiate decryption themselves, but all do essentially the same thing and have the same requirements.)
    Method 4 (recording decrypted on download):
    1. Ensure content sharing is turned on (Humax settings, see note 3);
    2. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    3. Providing the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2) and the recording has been indexed (see note 3), use the WebIF media browser OPT+ button "download" option.
    Note that this method will result in the downloaded file having the name <number>.TS, which is the DLNA index reference. While one could rename the file manually or assign a different name in the "save as" dialogue, decryption by one of the other methods (1, 2, 3, or 5) prior to WebIF download will result in the default name for the saved file being the same as the recording filename.

    Method 5* (recording decrypted by copy):
    1. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed or use Foxy (see note 6) to clear protection (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    2. Providing the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2), use the remote control handset to perform an OPT+ "copy" operation to USB drive or virtual drive (not "move"). Multiple recordings and folders containing recordings can be copied as a batch by selecting them using the handset Red button in the media list.
    * See footnote 5.

    Method 6* (recording decrypted by stream capture):
    1. Ensure content sharing is turned on (Humax settings, see note 3);
    2. For HiDef ensure auto-unprotect is installed, or use Foxy (see note 6) to clear protection and then use the remote control handset to perform an OPT+ "move" operation to move the recording to a different folder (not necessary for StDef recordings);
    3. Providing the recording has been indexed (see note 3), determine the DLNA URL for the recording (see note 7);
    4. Providing the "Enc" flag is not present (see note 2), use wget (or other utility) to download the recording.
    Note that this method will result in the downloaded file being saved as <number>.TS, which is the DLNA index reference, unless the user renames the file manually or assigns a different name in the "save as" dialogue.

    HDR-1800T/2000T users also note that this method (steps 1 and 2) makes HiDef recordings available to stream to a suitable DLNA client; ordinarily the HDR-1800T/2000T does not allow HiDef recordings to be streamed.

    * See footnotes 5 & 7.

    Notes
    1. These are the only known methods for obtaining decrypted recordings.
    2. auto-unprotect needs time to do its scan when first installed, and when a new recording is completed. The WebIF "Enc" icon will be removed when a file is available for decryption (this does not mean that it has been decrypted, the "Dec" icon is applied to decrypted recordings). This only applies to HiDef recordings, StDef recordings do not have the "Enc" flag. auto-unprotect does not decrypt, it only removes the protections which prevent HiDef content being decrypted or streamed, allowing HiDef to be decrypted as if they were StDef (and streamed to a DLNA client without HDCP).
    3. Content sharing is enabled on the HDR-FOX via Menu >> Settings >> System >> Internet Setting >> Content Share = On. For all methods except Method 5, a recording only becomes available for decryption once it has been added to the DLNA index (shown in the WebIF media browser listing with a DLNA icon). This may not be resolved for some time after the recording, particularly if it has been moved from its original location, such as by flatten or sweeper. The DLNA server is critical to the custom decryption processes, and Content Share = On is the control for enabling the server (and enabling indexing).
    4. The decrypt options on the WebIF media browser are unavailable if content sharing is not on or there has not been time for indexing. The WebIF DLNA icon will be applied when a recording has been indexed.
    5. Methods 5 & 6 are the only means for obtaining decrypted StDef or HiDef recordings without the custom firmware.
    6. For information about Foxy (a means to access decrypted HiDef recordings without using the custom firmware) see HERE (click) or the Wiki HERE (click).
    7. For information about Method 6 see HERE (click).
    8. Decryption cannot be performed by any method while the TV Portal is in use. Obviously methods involving the handset are out of the question, but the TV Portal also inhibits the DLNA server - preventing any of the custom methods because they rely on the server being available.
    9. The complete list of icons is available on the Wiki HERE (click).
    10. HDR-2000T users (for which there is currently no custom firmware available) can use Methods 5 & 6 with the Foxy option. HDR-1800T may be the same, but is not confirmed.
    11. USB copy operations or network transfers which include decryption in the process of copying or transfer, run more slowly than copies or transfers when the file has been pre-decrypted. Auto-decryption can be performed in the background (by various methods specified above), without being attended, after which the user will have to wait less time while transfers are being performed.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
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  7. bth124

    bth124 New Member

    OK, Looks like my stuff isn't decrypted after all.
    However, I had installed auto-unprotect, and assumed that would do it all for me.
    However, it looks like I was missing unenctrypt package.
    Thanks (and apologies) again.