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    PVR Question

    I no longer have a video capture card for my PC and am desperate to get about a 100 episodes off of my Bell Fibe PVR of one of my favourite shows. These arenít available on DVD so I really donít want to lose them. Do any of you have a miraculous solution? Pretty please with whipped cream on top?

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    Its easy, but it will cost you a free session for each episode

    Actually it's not easy as the video files are encrypted...and you are right, you need to play the video and record them to your computer via what you don't have...."A capture card".

    So sorry I couldn't have been more help Amy
    When I die, I hope I have enough time to point at a complete stranger and whisper "You did this."

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    HDMI-Cloner

    Hi, I have an external device that captures to a removable USB Key (64GB formated in NTFS). No computer needed for capturing, only for editing.

    specs:

    Video max( 1080p x264 @ 10Mbit/s)
    Audio (aac 2 Channels @ 192Kbit/s)
    MP4 container.

    I bought the previous version of the product below, about two years ago and it is quite decent for my needs. It cost me about $120US.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076F27YWP..._t3_B012T1D0IG



    It comes with a HDMI cable that decrypts copy protected streams. You just have to plug the included cable on a HDMI output port of a device (PVR, SetTopBox, DVD player, Game Console, etc) and it records both Audio and Video from the same cable.

    I uploaded a sample from a recording that I made a while ago.

    Sample is 1m31s 111MB (1080p)

    https://mega.nz/#!63wHiKxQ!O0JuAheoo...FKZm3oyIc6F2o8




    You will probably need video tools to cut the video if necessary (remove commercials, etc...). The list below are the ones I use and they are freeware or OpenSource.

    MP4Tools

    Alternatives:

    LosslessCut
    VidCutter


    Hope it helps.

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    Awwwww thank you so much!!! Boatloads of kisses for everybody!!

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    Rather than using a video capture card within a PC, there are a number of standalone or temporary options available today.

    A USB-based option was mentioned above.

    Or, my current go-to is the "Hauppauge PVR Rocket", which will record from High-def component inputs among other options, onto a USB stick, and you can then process the recorded video with tools such as AviDemux
    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/produ...vr-rocket.html
    Unfortunately, it is difficult to find that particular device in Canada these days.

    There are similar devices on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_no...+video+capture

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    "Do any of you have a miraculous solution? Pretty please with whipped cream on top?"

    Can't fathom any of the techie nerdy stuff. But can come with the whipped cream. Who knows; it might provide a miraculous solution. Cheers.

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    Hehehe imma gobble up all your cream!

    I picked up the HDMI-Cloner box from my mailbox today and tested it. Oooooh the video captured is of amazing quality. I’m sooooooo happy! Thank you very very much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFUSEEKAMY View Post
    Hehehe imma gobble up all your cream!

    I picked up the HDMI-Cloner box from my mailbox today and tested it. Oooooh the video captured is of amazing quality. I’m sooooooo happy! Thank you very very much!!
    That's what you call a happy ending...

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    Why not just download the shows from the internet..

    aka torrents..

    I can help you with that. Its a lot cheaper.

    No special hardware needed..

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    Now that we have found a satisfactory solution to the OP's PVR problem, I also have a question.

    Question: Where can I get a Rogers digital cable box for free or at a reasonable price? Rogers only rent the boxes and initially they wanted $12 a month, later reduced to $6 after I complained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts View Post
    Now that we have found a satisfactory solution to the OP's PVR problem, I also have a question.

    Question: Where can I get a Rogers digital cable box for free or at a reasonable price? Rogers only rent the boxes and initially they wanted $12 a month, later reduced to $6 after I complained.
    There are numerous offers online such as this:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-video-tv-acc...ationFlag=true

    The only only issue is if they boxes like this are in debt, for non-payment to Rogers bills / termination fees. Rogers will only sanction a Cable Box based on the unique Serial Number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bver_hunter View Post
    There are numerous offers online such as this:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-video-tv-acc...ationFlag=true

    The only only issue is if they boxes like this are in debt, for non-payment to Rogers bills / termination fees. Rogers will only sanction a Cable Box based on the unique Serial Number.
    Thanks. I don't mind selling stuff online but am leery of buying a stuff online from private sellers. I was hoping for an actual store. I was told Salvation Army or Variety Village but its hit or miss, mostly miss.

    Anyway, one of my neighbors said he will soon upgrade to 4K so he will need a 4K box which means I should be able to get his old box. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darts View Post
    Thanks. I don't mind selling stuff online but am leery of buying a stuff online from private sellers. I was hoping for an actual store. I was told Salvation Army or Variety Village but its hit or miss, mostly miss.

    Anyway, one of my neighbors said he will soon upgrade to 4K so he will need a 4K box which means I should be able to get his old box. We'll see.
    Well, Rogers are no longer offering their Boxes to any private sellers. The only sellers that have those boxes are at the Pickering Flea Market. Once again I am not sure how those boxes were obtained. But the sellers at the Flea Market have guaranteed that they are in good working order. You can get that guarantee that they will be in good working order, otherwise they claim that they will fix it.

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