A Few Questions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hollywood334, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. hollywood334 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    1. Is there a way to get recored movies and shows off an DirecTv DVR to iMac so I can convert to put on ipad or just watch on Imac?

    2. Is there a way to hook VCR or a DirectTv Sat box to Imac to watch or is can you watch online?

    If this isnt in right place plz move
  2. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    For both cases you'll need a digitizer of some sort such as a Canopus ADVC110. It goes DVR -> Digitizer (via composite video) -> iMac (via Firewire). Then capture it with iMovie or something.

    This'll be standard def.
  3. musique macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009
    This does not answer your question, but...

    I have an HD TiVo recorder on my home network. At a site called www.tivocommunity.com I learned about several free programs designed to move non-copyrighted materials (like standard HD TV fare) to any computer (or server) on my network.

    So, I know that's not the kind of DVR you have but you might find another community forum where similar software and/or knowledgeable people can help.

    Good luck.

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