Transferring saved content from DVR to Mac??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    I have a few programs on my DVR that I would like to transfer to my Mac so that I can save them because the current DVR I have is experiencing several problems and the cable provider is going to swap it out. Unfortunately, this means the content is going to go with it unless I do something about it. Fortunately, I will now get to learn a new Mac trick if someone is able to point me in the right direction as how to accomplish this.

    FYI I did a brief search on this question both on here and google, only the latter of which provided any sort of answers. It appears that I will need a firewire, which is no problem, VLC play which is not a problem again. The instructions I found were pretty convoluted and a bit outdated (2004), which made me cautious and turn to my usual source of info.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Which DVR is it? Do you know for sure that it actually outputs on the Firewire port?

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  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Cable provider is Comcast and the DVR is by Motorola and has a dual tuner; I can't give you the exact model number of the DVR b/c it is all wired up and hard to access, but if it is critical I will find a way. Hopefully that helps narrow it down. I know for sure it has firewire, and based on what I have read, Comcast is one of the companies that typically leaves this enabled. Thanks for your quick reply.
     
  4. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Balamw, any insight now that I gave you the details?
     
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