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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:13 am

lucky me, I've come to buy the rarest TV in the world:(
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:20 am

kantazo wrote:
lucky me, I've come to buy the rarest TV in the world:(

Not rare, just with a proprietary file format that apparently isn't intended to be played on a PC.
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:02 am

not only on my pc, my LG blu-ray player and my Panasonic TV won't play them either.
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:15 am

It won't play on anything but the original device. It's not any standard format, and there's not even any recognizable patterns in the sample file. You have 21 megabytes of data there, but it could be from /dev/random as far as analysis can tell.
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:31 pm

Agree on the proprietory format... I ran it by a codec detector that I use and it is likely the format they used they dropped the headers and footers to obscure it as it is the only file it has ever failed me on.
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:24 pm

problem solved, I bought a DBV-T receiver-recorder and Works like a charm, thanks everybody for your help.
For moderators, remove this thread if you want as I give up on opening those probably encrypted files.
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:11 pm

kantazo wrote:
For moderators, remove this thread if you want as I give up on opening those probably encrypted files.

Thread's probably worth preserving as a warning to anyone else who owns (or is thinking of buying) one of these TVs.
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB recorded free TV

Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:14 pm

just brew it! wrote:
kantazo wrote:
For moderators, remove this thread if you want as I give up on opening those probably encrypted files.

Thread's probably worth preserving as a warning to anyone else who owns (or is thinking of buying) one of these TVs.
No hurry to delete here.
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB (Warning OKI TV's)

Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:29 pm

ok, I update the subject as a warning, thanks everybody again.
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB (Warning OKI TV's)

Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:17 pm

I came across this thread because I have EXACTLY the same issue, but with a Toshiba TV.
So it's not just an OKI problem.

This particular TV records from cable, antenna or satellite (built-in satellite tuner) but I get exactly the same result whichever of these sources I use.

It would be interesting to try to play back on another TV with recording facility, but I don't have another TV available.
There are also some small index-like files in a separate directory, about 16k each.
 
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Re: Can't open TS files from USB (Warning OKI TV's)

Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:19 pm

This kind of reminds me of the external hard-drive I was using on my FIOS DVR. When I removed it to re-use it elsewhere I discovered that the entire thing must have been encrypted. No partition table, no filesystem, nothing but a stream of seemingly random bytes starting at LBA 0.

Much like that DVR HD, these files are almost certainly locked to only the TV that recorded them.

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