Scientific Atlanta HD DVR and Mac

h0e0h

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Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
I have this SA Explorer 8300HD and my system profiler recognizes the DVR hooked up via firewire, but i was wondering if anyone knows how to pull recorded material off the DVR via 6-pin to 6-pin firewire. Any recommendations are acceptable.
 

h0e0h

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
thanks, i'll give this a whirl tomorrow... the DVR wasn't even recognized in windows... i just got "beep beep beep" when i plugged it in via firewire
 

h0e0h

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Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
iRecord isn't quite what i had in mind. I was looking more for a way to mount the DVR as an external HD and then transfer files from it.
 

AtHomeBoy_2000

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Feb 3, 2005
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h0e0h said:
iRecord isn't quite what i had in mind. I was looking more for a way to mount the DVR as an external HD and then transfer files from it.
TYpically, set-top boxes use a propriotary file format to prevent exactly what you want to do. It's a digiral rights worry. It's not a DVD TS stream or a simple MPEG2/MPEG4 file. It's usually wrapped in some sofrt of other file format.
 

ccrandall77

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Jan 6, 2004
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Franklin, WI
ya actually, there is this program called irecord. the site is

http://www.ammesset.com/software/irecord/

i have my mac mini plugged to my Comcast Motorola DCT6200 cable box.

and these days, i have been recording world cup matches in HD :)

hope it works for you
I know this thread is old, but I'm not finding much online about iRecord. I've got a TimeWarner SA8300HD. I connected it to my MacMini and have the latest iRecord installed. iRecord sees my cable box and it appeard to have recorded a 7GB file when I tried to record a 1hr program on Discovery HD. However, the file extension was *.0 and the file cannot be opened by Quicktime, VLC, MPlayer, and DivX Player. Anyone know what I might be doing wrong? I had it set to record a *.m2t file so I'm confused as to why it wrote a *.0 file.

TIA
Curt