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How to transfer recorded video from DVR to computer

I would like to know if there is a way to copy or transfer recorded video from the Uverse DVR to a computer. There are programs including Nero that are able to access the TIVO system and move files from the DVR to the computer but I am unaware of a means of doing this with the Uverse.

 

Thank you in advance.

Message Edited by reverendrichie on 01-17-2009 07:02 PM
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As far as I am aware of, Copying files from the DVR to a PC is not possible. There is some kind of what they call "CRAP" encrypted in every recorded shows that doesnt allow you to transfer or copy files. Hoping that this will be enabled soon under the U-verse TV Service.

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There are workarounds for recording programs from the dvr to other media sources.  Some of the work better than others but the one's I have seen used that yield the best results consistently are recorded using broadcast equipment.  Somebody posted about a device that gets around the drm protection that prevent recording the programs.
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RCSMG wrote:
There are workarounds for recording programs from the dvr to other media sources.  Some of the work better than others but the one's I have seen used that yield the best results consistently are recorded using broadcast equipment.  Somebody posted about a device that gets around the drm protection that prevent recording the programs.

 

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Thats the device.  Thanks Randyl
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Hauppauge HD PVR  is the best way to transfer from the U-verse DVR to a computer.  It records in both HD and standard defintion and it ignores all copy protection. 

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

 

The only downside is that it only records in real time via analogue component cables but the quality is outstanding.

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Wow! Terrificly awesome! Thanks guys!

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Related topic - can you output HD recordings in SD?  I knew how to do this on Comcast but an unsure on AT&T.  If I set the menu option to an SD setting, will it keep that SD setting when I playback an HD recording?

 

IE we typically have news bites of us or friends that we burn to DVD.  Real time isn't horrible because they're short segments.  But my DVD buner (obviously) can't handle HD.

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reverendrichie wrote:

I would like to know if there is a way to copy or transfer recorded video from the Uverse DVR to a computer. There are programs including Nero that are able to access the TIVO system and move files from the DVR to the computer but I am unaware of a means of doing this with the Uverse.

 

Thank you in advance.

Message Edited by reverendrichie on 01-17-2009 07:02 PM

 

A relatively inexpensive way to go is to purchase a device known as DAZZLE which accepts composite video and stereo sound input which it outputs to your computer via USB.  It comes with Pinnacle video management software.  It works well.....although not HD of course.  I have often transferred movies and other programs from my DVR to my PC's HDD and then burned them to DVD using Roxio's DVD app.  I have played these DVD's back on my Samsung upconverting DVD player via HDMI to my 55" Sony HD TV and the results have been very satisfactory.  But, again, NOT as good as it would be in true HD.   I look forward to adding HD capability in the future but too expensive for me right now.  The Dazzle cost me about 85 dollars at Best Buy.

 

Phil

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Related: I have Direct TV with a DVR and have just hooked it over the Ethernet to my home network. Any suggestions on copying recorded videos?
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two_feathers wrote:
Related: I have Direct TV with a DVR and have just hooked it over the Ethernet to my home network. Any suggestions on copying recorded videos?

 

Been 6 months since I've had DTV. Even though the DVR was on the network you could not access it from a computer. I believe that you can use it to stream media from your PC (also maybe share programming between DVR's) in their beta program now...I'd be surprised if you could get it on your computer though. 

There's some good sites out there to check out...May be tacky if I posted them.

 

I could copy anything broadcast on DTV to a DVD burner.

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noroll wrote:

two_feathers wrote:
Related: I have Direct TV with a DVR and have just hooked it over the Ethernet to my home network. Any suggestions on copying recorded videos?

 

Been 6 months since I've had DTV. Even though the DVR was on the network you could not access it from a computer. I believe that you can use it to stream media from your PC (also maybe share programming between DVR's) in their beta program now...I'd be surprised if you could get it on your computer though. 

There's some good sites out there to check out...May be tacky if I posted them.

 

I could copy anything broadcast on DTV to a DVD burner.


I would be careful because the TOS here says that you can't promote any illegal activities. I believe that the extraction of encrypted video files violates the DMCA and is therefore illegal.

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callmeox wrote:

noroll wrote:

two_feathers wrote:
Related: I have Direct TV with a DVR and have just hooked it over the Ethernet to my home network. Any suggestions on copying recorded videos?

 

Been 6 months since I've had DTV. Even though the DVR was on the network you could not access it from a computer. I believe that you can use it to stream media from your PC (also maybe share programming between DVR's) in their beta program now...I'd be surprised if you could get it on your computer though. 

There's some good sites out there to check out...May be tacky if I posted them.

 

I could copy anything broadcast on DTV to a DVD burner.


I would be careful because the TOS here says that you can't promote any illegal activities. I believe that the extraction of encrypted video files violates the DMCA and is therefore illegal.


 

We were talking about DirectTv which is not encrypted I would guess because you can make a copy with them. I assume it's legal or they would use DMCA. I don't understand all this stuff, why DTV doesn't and U-verse does.

 

Plus if that's the case why have a "solved" thread here telling people to buy a part from Israel so you can copy programs on U-verse?

 

Not trying to be difficult, just wondering.

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i don't need to record in HD, because most of my favorite shows are in SD anyways.
so, I just ordered the Nerous OSD media recorder.  It allows you to plug in composite or s-video and record to an external hard drive or SD memory card in MP4 format
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That looks interesting.  It just goes to show you, the more they try to stop recording from one media to another the more devices are built to get around it.
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