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How to transfer material from DVR to computer hard drive

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cxg331
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How to transfer material from DVR to computer hard drive

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I'm wondering if there is a way to tranfer video from my FiOS DVR (Mororola QIP 7216 1) to my computer's hard drive.  My computer is an HP running Windows Vista 64-bit.  I'm particularly interested in being able to archive college football games this season.

 

If this is possible, will I need to convert the video format to view it on my computer?

 

Thanks in advance.

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spacedebris
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direct transfer, you cant. the DVR's do not have a way (currently) to offload to another device

 

 

However, if you have a video capture card on the computer, you can play the shows to the computer. Like hooking up a tv, and then use Windows media center to record it.

 

there are otherways that I'm sure that others here will know about, but thats the one I know of.




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That should work.  RealPlayer and some others do capture video.

 

What is the best way to play video to my computer?  FireWire? Two-way USB cable?

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Firewire out of the DVR enforces a copy flag which may prevent you from copying.  There are no active USB ports on the DVR.

 

The original suggestion is a video capture card, not direct digital connection.  This would require an anaolg output from the DVR to be connected to the capture card input.

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Yeah, like keboard said. My suggestion requires a link from the stb to computer. using same connections as a tv. IE. coax or A/V cables. This requires a special card on the computer, hence the video capture card I mentioned. Granted I havent tried this in several years so I dont know if there are new devices to add to the computer or not. But back when I used to do this, I had an ATI All in One Wonder card that had A/V inputs that I installed on the computer. This is kind of old school. I dont know if there is another way as I said, because I have not done this in a long time.  I just took a look at my laptop and it has an HDMI input on it. I'm thinking this would probably do it I'll have to read my manual (did I really say I have to  RTFM? Smiley Tongue   )
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@spacedebris wrote:
Yeah, like keboard said. My suggestion requires a link from the stb to computer. using same connections as a tv. IE. coax or A/V cables. This requires a special card on the computer, hence the video capture card I mentioned. Granted I havent tried this in several years so I dont know if there are new devices to add to the computer or not. But back when I used to do this, I had an ATI All in One Wonder card that had A/V inputs that I installed on the computer. This is kind of old school. I dont know if there is another way as I said, because I have not done this in a long time.  I just took a look at my laptop and it has an HDMI input on it. I'm thinking this would probably do it I'll have to read my manual (did I really say I have to  RTFM? Smiley Tongue   )
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Although I'm sure it's not impossible, I would NOT expect an HDMI INPUT on a laptop, but I would expect that HDMI port is an OUTPUT from your laptop (built-in Blu-ray drive?)
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I have a HDMI output on my laptop but it is only for Video, not audio.  I have yet to find a HDMI input on a laptop.  If you find one link me!

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yup, mine is an output.  Although the label on the side of the computer says input. I called gateway and they checked my serial number and found that it was one of a batch that had been mislabled. It says input but is actually an output. Smiley Very Happy So much for that idea. lol



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