08-12-2009 10:03 AM
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.
08-12-2009 10:15 AM
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.
08-12-2009 10:25 AM
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?
08-12-2009 10:33 AM - edited 08-12-2009 10:34 AM
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.
08-12-2009 12:43 PM - edited 08-12-2009 12:48 PM
08-12-2009 01:01 PM
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? )Message Edited by spacedebris on 08-12-2009 12:47 PMMessage Edited by spacedebris on 08-12-2009 12:48 PMMessage Edited by spacedebris on 08-12-2009 12:48 PM
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?)
08-12-2009 01:16 PM
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!
08-14-2009 10:38 AM