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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.

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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.

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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.

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.
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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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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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
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.

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!

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.

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.

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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

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher

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

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
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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?
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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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.


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.


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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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.
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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Yes it does. I record HD Channels on watch them on my SD TV all the time.

Yes it does. I record HD Channels on watch them on my SD TV all the time.

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Here's an idea. Just do what Tivo did. Write a service that you install on your PC that recognizes the DVR and include an app that allows you to copy files to and from the PC. How hard can that be? Everything is connected to your home network through the gateway. Encryption is NOT the problem. The service could easily run using whatever security you want. I'm sorry. This is such a "Duh!" that I can't believe AT&T hasn't done it yet. This is not a question of abilty; this is a question of will. If AT&T wanted to do this it would already be done. So, the only way we can have an impact is to innundate AT&T with requests for this very thing. Daily if necessary. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Here's an idea. Just do what Tivo did. Write a service that you install on your PC that recognizes the DVR and include an app that allows you to copy files to and from the PC. How hard can that be? Everything is connected to your home network through the gateway. Encryption is NOT the problem. The service could easily run using whatever security you want. I'm sorry. This is such a "Duh!" that I can't believe AT&T hasn't done it yet. This is not a question of abilty; this is a question of will. If AT&T wanted to do this it would already be done. So, the only way we can have an impact is to innundate AT&T with requests for this very thing. Daily if necessary. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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Download Tivo DeskTop for PC.

 

How to convert TiVo recordings for burning DVD with Nero?

 

Hope this will be helpful for you.

Good luck

Download Tivo DeskTop for PC.

 

How to convert TiVo recordings for burning DVD with Nero?

 

Hope this will be helpful for you.

Good luck

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kate59588 wrote:

 

Download Tivo DeskTop for PC.

 

How to convert TiVo recordings for burning DVD with Nero?

 

Hope this will be helpful for you.

Good luck


Tivo Desktop for PC only works if you have a Tivo DVR.  It cannot be used to transfer recordings from the U-verse DVR to a PC.

 


kate59588 wrote:

 

Download Tivo DeskTop for PC.

 

How to convert TiVo recordings for burning DVD with Nero?

 

Hope this will be helpful for you.

Good luck


Tivo Desktop for PC only works if you have a Tivo DVR.  It cannot be used to transfer recordings from the U-verse DVR to a PC.

 

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I have a Mac, there is Roxio Toast software which will let you copy a recorded program right from a Tivo to your Mac, over your network, even wirelessly if you have the Tivo wireless adapter, Is there anyway to do the same thing with Uverse?

I have a Mac, there is Roxio Toast software which will let you copy a recorded program right from a Tivo to your Mac, over your network, even wirelessly if you have the Tivo wireless adapter, Is there anyway to do the same thing with Uverse?

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I don't know of anyone who has a Mac that tried it that way.  But directly from the dvr to computer won't go without specific hardware.  And 3rd party hardware.

I don't know of anyone who has a Mac that tried it that way.  But directly from the dvr to computer won't go without specific hardware.  And 3rd party hardware.

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I HAVE A MAC, AND THE TIVO TRANSFER PROGRAM, AND CAN CONFIRM THAT IT DOESN'T WORK WITH UVERSE, ROXIO WORKED WITH TIVO TO CREATE THIS PROGRAM, THAT'S ANOTHER REASON THAT TIVO IS FAR SUPERIOR TO UVERSE, THEY ALL THINK THEY ARE AS GOOD AS TIVO, THEY AREN'T.

 

AT&T NEEDS TO PARTNER WITH ROXIO (SONIC SOLUTIONS) AND MAKE AN APP THAT WORKS ON BOTH MAC AND PC.

I HAVE A MAC, AND THE TIVO TRANSFER PROGRAM, AND CAN CONFIRM THAT IT DOESN'T WORK WITH UVERSE, ROXIO WORKED WITH TIVO TO CREATE THIS PROGRAM, THAT'S ANOTHER REASON THAT TIVO IS FAR SUPERIOR TO UVERSE, THEY ALL THINK THEY ARE AS GOOD AS TIVO, THEY AREN'T.

 

AT&T NEEDS TO PARTNER WITH ROXIO (SONIC SOLUTIONS) AND MAKE AN APP THAT WORKS ON BOTH MAC AND PC.

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They do? :smileysurprised:

They do? :smileysurprised:

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