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Converting Radio recording to MP3

November 17th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sorry for not posting for a while… No excuses – now straight to the post. So the Humax PVRs are not just for recording TV, but very useful for radio too! Now that the radio EPG is fully populated, recording a radio series is a breeze. But for those who do listen to a lot of radio, converting recording to MP3 will save space on you recorder.

Doing this conversion with AVS Audio Converter is breeze. Remember you get all the AVS tools including this Audio Converter when you buy/register an unlimited license for £35! I say this for those who have already purchased the AVS Video Converter following my other posts. And for those who are going to purchase the Audio Converter – you will be able to download and use the Video Converter too!

First step is to move/copy your radio recordings to move/copy your recordings to a USB drive. Second is to startup AVS Audio Converter once it has installed on your PC, and click on the Import from Video button. This will show up the .ts files of your recordings. Import all the files you would like to convert.

You can now edit the recording(s) – removing pre/post-ample talk and introductions by pressing on the Editor tab. Select the section you wish to remove by highlighting the area. You can perform various tricks such as fades and other processing on your audio if you wish. Once you are happy back to the Convert by the tab and choose what output format you wish to convert to. If converting to formats which have metadata, you can also edit the filenames and tags of the files.

Finally, one neat feature of AVS Audio Converter is the facility to create an ‘audio book’ – attaching covers and making chapters out of a set of audio recordings!

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    Ian
    December 2nd, 2011 at 19:39 | #1

    Can radio programs recorded on the HDR-FOX T2 be transferred and encoded to MP3 or are they protected?

    I currently use a 9200 for recording radio but would like to get a HDR-FOX T2, but if I can’t transfer my radio recordings and listen to them on my mp3 player I’ll stick with the 9200.

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    son_t
    December 9th, 2011 at 12:03 | #2

    I transferred these ‘Book of the Week’ recordings on R4 off the HDR-FOX T2 – so yes.

    I suppose it is up to the broadcaster to flag their programmes as protected or not, but only HD content have been protected so far. Radio programmes are not HD.

    You can always get a HD-FOX T2 and a USB harddrive to record onto if you really don’t want to splash a lot of money on the HDR. I’ve recently bought a grade A HD-FOX T2 from HumaxDirect, and will make a blogpost about this soon.

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    Luke
    December 30th, 2011 at 12:21 | #3

    son_t :You can always get a HD-FOX T2 and a USB harddrive to record onto if you really don’t want to splash a lot of money on the HDR.

    For the purpose of transferring Radio recordings to an mp3 player the HD-FOX-T2 is not suitable. Both the HDR-FOX-T2 and the HD-FOX-T2 encrypt all recordings when they are made, but it is only the HDR-FOX-T2 that can decrypt Radio and SD recordings.

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    son_t
    January 12th, 2012 at 15:54 | #4

    Yes, you are right Luke – I’ve now discovered this. A request to Humax might get them to look at decrypting SD and radio recordings in the HD-FOX T2. Otherwise, installing a modded firmware might solve this problem, in the meantime…

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    Dave T
    November 13th, 2013 at 10:36 | #5

    Looks like I’m a bit late joining this discussion. But I’ve got a Humax Foxsat HDR. I’ve copied some radio recorded files from the HDR to an empty USB drive. Seemed to go OK. But when I connect the USB to my laptop there are no files to be seen. I’ve tried “reveal all hidden files”, but still nothing seen. There has certainly been something transferred from the Humax to the USB drive because it now shows 250MB of used memory when before it was empty. But I can’t see the files. I also tried importing into AVS Audio Converter, but the Converter doesn’t see the files neither. Any ideas? Or is this because Humax have encrypted the recordings?

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