DVR to iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrMJS, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. MrMJS macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2014
    Is there anyway to transfer recorded shows from my DVR [DirecTv] to my iMac? [Late 2013 27" & 10.11.3]
  2. FreemanW macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2012
    The Real Northern California
    I've a HDHomeRun (hardware, 2 tuner unit) along with Elgato EyeTV Digital TV Recorder (Software). It basically ports High Definition to my LAN, the Elgato running on my iMac pulls the signal and provides DVR functionality on the iMac. It saves files in proprietary format but does provide translation (Export --->) to multiple conventions, i.e.: MPEG, MPEG-4, HD 720p, HD 1080p, Apple TV HD, . . . . .

    You get the idea.

    If you can get at the HDD where your DVR files reside, copy them to another storage device, there may be tools, even free tools to convert and manipulate to your own end goals.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Wow, I'm impressed that this even possible, though I think for my needs this is probably a little too much.

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