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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 11:43 AM

Saving programs from DVR on another device?

So I have a bunch of "how to" programs on my DVR. How do I save them on another device. My current DVR is old and glitchy and if I get a new one I don't want to loose the information.
I don't care if it's fast or slow, I just want to save them
Thanks,
mitch

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Reply Saving programs from DVR on another device? (Original post)
mitch96 Mar 2018 OP
cilla4progress Mar 2018 #1
Lint Head Mar 2018 #2
mitch96 Mar 2018 #3
Fiendish Thingy Mar 2018 #4
Dr Hobbitstein Mar 2018 #5
mitch96 Mar 2018 #6
mitch96 Apr 2018 #7
Rosco T. Apr 29 #8
mitch96 Apr 29 #9

Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 11:44 AM

1. I don't believe

you can?

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 11:50 AM

2. Does your DVR not have a cable that plugs into your TV?

I've never tried it but it seems that any video audio output would be a simple cable connection from your DVR to your recording device.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. You mean the RCA outputs?

Yes I've got them... I'm curious on what to output the vid's to? Can I just output them to another drive? like a 1 terabite drive? and do I need some sort of voodoo software to capture the vid?
Questions questions question... I guess i'll just google the hell out of it. Maybe the geek squad?
m

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 01:26 PM

4. You almost certainly cant transfer the data to a hard drive

And if you were to connect the RCA jacks to a recording device (VCR/DVD recorder) you might find the signal has copyguard imprinted on it, preventing recording.

That was the case with my DVR, although I found a device online that could defeat the copyguard signal, allowing me to make dvdís From all the TCM movies I had recorded.

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 03:01 PM

5. Short answer, you can't.

Long answer: You'd have to have some sort of video capture device hooked to your computer, and then capture the video in real time (kind of like copying from one VCR to the next back in the 80s/90s). Basically hook the outputs from the DVR to the inputs of the capture device, press play on the DVR and record on the recording software that is controlling the capture device.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 07:19 PM

6. Dr, thanks, that's what I thought..

Now I need to find a dvr capture device...
m

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2018, 10:55 AM

7. Just a follow up on transferring vid's to iMac

So the easiest for me is to use my iPhone to direct copy from the screen the parts of the vid I want and edit it on my iMac using iMove.. Too many "I"s if you ask me.. uggh. If it's a recipe I just vid the part I want and transfer to the imac and edit.I'm not going for vid quality (although not bad) I'm going for information transfer. easy peasy.. Also gets my imovie chops going...YMMV, works for me..
m

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Response to mitch96 (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:23 PM

8. Grab a DVD recorder

save them to 'hard copy'

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Response to Rosco T. (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 06:17 PM

9. Do you have one you would recommend?

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