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USB Drivers

(April 2017)

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A former member
I dont know if this is possible here but I'll ask. I use a USB driver to record stuff on Freeview box and then trasnfere the stuff over to the PC. USB driver works on that box, and can still record. Yet plug it into the PC its doesn;t even connect. Any reason why?
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Can you clarify that by "driver", you mean "drive" - as in a USB hard disc or memory stick?
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A former member
"USB memory stick" I can put into the freeview box and it works, put it in the PC and nothing.
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
It'll be the file table that the box and USB use not matching what your computer can read I suspect. The drive mounts but its using a file system your PC doesn't know.
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A former member
Strange, the trouble only started this morning. Last night prefect, today I have no idea what it want work in the PC.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Personally I'd get a DVB-T/T2 USB tuner stick, they can be relatively cheap these days and will record to your hard drive on your PC instead of mucking about with memory sticks which can get corrupted over time.
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A former member
Personally I'd get a DVB-T/T2 USB tuner stick, they can be relatively cheap these days and will record to your hard drive on your PC instead of mucking about with memory sticks which can get corrupted over time.

I shall kept a note on that Very Happy

I have tried the pen drive in a laptop and it works, So I tried other pen drives in my pc and there work, so I have NO idea what going on.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Boxes seem to like to format to their own specifications and probably also use encryption.

I got one of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/August-DVB-T210-Television-Definition-Compatible/dp/B008D8K50Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1491153098&sr=8-6&keywords=dvb-t2

And it's great. The software's a bit weird, but it does at least record to .mpg (in HD with AAC 5.1 sound and subtitles, possibly with Audio Description as well, I think). That said, I haven't found a way to convert AAC 5.1 sound yet (which is what is broadcast, on BBC at least; boxes convert it to Dolby Digital), which is a bit annoying, but the files do play back on VLC, at least.
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A former member
I'm not so sure about that aerial will work for me.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I'm not so sure about that aerial will work for me.


I use a standard tv aerial for mine which pulls in all the channels. I'd avoid the stock software for recording channels mind. Next PVR which I use for free or for around £20, DVBViewer Pro is an excellent piece of software which I found easy to set up with my August T210.
DB
dbl London London
I currently use this on my Windows laptop:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/PCTV-Systems-DVB-T2-nanoStick-Tuner/dp/B004C1176E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491261008&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=dvb-t2&psc=1

I also used DVBViewer as additional software away from the in-built tuner software.
http://www.dvbviewer.com/en/index.php
Last edited by dbl on 4 April 2017 12:21am
LL
London Lite Founding member London London


I used to have that tuner until it gave up the ghost last year. A decent tuner, but you have to use the supplied adapter to put a standard tv aerial in.

I didn't like the supplied software though.

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