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dolphans1 08-10-2011 11:02 AM

How to capture recorded video files from DirecTV hard drive.....?
 
I was wondering if there was a way to capture recorded programs off a DirecTV hard drive and transfer them over to your PC.

I tried moving the Western Digital 80GB HD over to my PC and attached with IDE cable and connected the power cable, however, when I boot-up ubuntu does not see it.

I even tried buying an enclosure and tried that using a USB and Ubuntu does not see it.

I noticed that Windows-7 sees its there (the Western Digital HD ) via USB, however the PC Windows-7 does see the HD either, meaning, it does not allow me to enter the HD.

Does anyone know if there is a way to grab some of the recorded files off that DirecTv Western Digital HD...?

d-1

qlue 08-10-2011 08:16 PM

At a guess I'd say the drive is probably encrypted.
I may be easier to look for a capture solution from the hdmi output of the box.

widget 08-10-2011 09:27 PM

It may not be encrypted, though that is likely, it is also probably in some particular format that would require, at least a TV reciever type card I would think.

dolphans1 08-20-2011 09:31 PM

Thus far I had no success. I did replace the HD into the Phillips box and connected the Phillips box to my PC , and played it through my PC tuner, but that doesn't count.

Someone told me to try Parted-Magic, but seriously, I got tired of trying to figure it out over 3 days.

It was a great learning process.

I thought I would be able to see and grab the file, but that was not the case...

Phillips-box

http://s909.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=502a003b.jpg

d-1


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