[mythtv-users] Play Myth ts recordings on Humax PVR

Andre mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Wed Nov 30 15:34:17 UTC 2011

On 30 Nov 2011, at 15:12, Raymond Wagner wrote:

> On 11/30/2011 06:15, Andre wrote:
>> This is a little OT but I'm not getting anything useful from the Humax PVR community...
>> I'd like to be able to play the odd mythtv recording on my girlfriend's Humax Foxsat HDR, according to the numerous wiki's&  forums the HDR should be happy to play transport streams (named.ts) containing mpeg2 or h264, SD or HD.
> That unit doesn't even have network access for pulling software updates, 
> much less for accessing content from other devices.  A brief glance 
> through the manual doesn't even show that the hard drive is intended to 
> be user serviceable.  I highly doubt it's just going to play random 
> video files it finds on the hard drive.  It's going to need the content 
> referenced in some internal database to provide information about what 
> it is, where it is, and when it was recorded.  It's the same reason why 
> MythTV does not accept arbitrary files into its recording section, but 
> instead requires that content be accessed through MythVideo.

It plays media stored on an external USB drive, just not Myth's transport streams, yet anyway.

> In any case, I fail to see how this would have any relevance to MythTV, 

Agreed, hence the OT comment.

I hadn't had any success trawling the Humax forums so thought I'd ask here, I'm not really expecting a great deal of response. The Humax forum residents seem far more interested in playing exported transport streams than anything else.

Apologies if this is considered inappropriate. 


> other than the comment that the recordings originated from a MythTV 
> system.  MythTV is intended specifically such that you don't have to use 
> such devices.  I doubt you will find anyone around here with much 
> experience with yours in particular.
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