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Official and Unofficial Software for Humax PVR 9200T

Media Controller
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: HumaxMediaControllerV1.05.zip (117.97KB)
added: 29/03/2011
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description: Andy Chappell's Media Controller v1.05

This software is an MS Windows console application to control all aspects of the Humax PVR9200T PVR device attached to a host PC via a USB interface. It is designed to replicate the functions of the existing Humax Media eLinker V2.1 software and to add a few extra functions that users may find useful.

This primary focus of this software is to provide for more reliable video file transfers via USB from the Humax to a Host PC.


Media Controller GUI
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: setupHumaxGui-v100.exe (3.44MB)
added: 29/03/2011
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description: Andrew Smith Media Controller GUI v1.00 Windows Installer (With Media Controller v1.02)

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: HumaxGui-v100-mac.zip (6.06MB)
added: 29/03/2011
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description: Andrew Smith's Media Controller GUI v1.00 Mac OS Intel/PPC

HumaxGui is a alternative to the Humax Media ELinker supplied with the Humax 9200t PVR. The application is based on the Humax Media Controller V1.02 source code supplied by Andy Chappell. The application allows the user to transfer images and mp3 to/from the pvr and transfer video files from the pvr. Also available are rename and delete files for both the device and host, as well as device information.

  • Qt 4.1.0 or newer
  • Windows – LibUsb-Win32
  • Linux/Mac OS X – LibUsb


HumaxRW v1.15
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: humaxrw-1.15-win32.zip (36.22KB)
added: 19/03/2015
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description: humaxrw 1.15 by xyz321

Old Versions
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: humaxrw-1.14-win32.zip (35.79KB)
added: 04/04/2011
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description: HumaxRW by xyz321

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: humaxrw-1.14.tgz (31.92KB)
added: 04/04/2011
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description: HumaxRW by xyz321 (Linux)

This program is an alternative to HummyReadFiles and HDC. Its main function is to provide a means to transfer the files from an old hard disk to a new disk when upgrading. It can also be used to backup files to/from a host computer (if say a reformat becomes necessary). It does not perform defragmentation as such, but if you copy all the files onto a host drive, reformat, then copy all the files back, the drive will then be defragmented. The disadvantage is that it is very much command line driven.

It can operate in one of three modes:

1. Copy files to/from the Humax disk onto the host computer.
2. If two Humax disks are connected to the host computer it can transfer the files directly from one to the other.
3. Recovery mode – used if the record list is missing/corrupt – list and retrieve recordings

* List recordings
* Copy recordings to the host computer
* Copy previously saved recordings back from the host to the Humax disk
* Copy recordings between two 9200T formatted disks
* Read the additional information about a programme
* Delete a programme
* Backup all programmes
* Recovery mode – list and retrieve recordings if the record list is missing/corrupt

When copying a recording from the Humax disk it will create the .ts file and three other files (.hre, .elu & .epg). These files contain all the information about the recording from the Humax disk. In order for the Humax to be able to play back the ts file when it is written to a new disk, some of these files must be present. They are as follows:

* .hre: Record list entry – this contains PID information about the ts file and must be present.
* .elu: This contains timing information. If it is missing the timebar may be incorrect and the (front panel) elapsed time indicator may run at the wrong speed.
* .epg: Additional information about the programme. This is not always present.

Therefore it is not possible to copy a .ts file onto the Humax disk without its associated .hre file.

It is now possible (using the utility ts2hrw in version 1.09) to create hre files using just the ts files (with some dummy information). See here for some details of the hre file format.

Do not allow Windows to “Initialise” the disk in disk/device manager. The disk should not appear under “My Computer”. If this is done accidentally use the “-p” option to HumaxCheck to fix the partition table.

The usual disclaimers and copyright applies, the author, poster, and host sites of this program hold no responsibility what so ever. Since this program is able to write to the 9200T hard disk there is a slim possibility that some as yet unforeseen form of corruption could cause the program to make the disk unreadable – use it very much at your own risk.

See README.txt in the downloaded archive.

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: humaxcheck-0.10W-win32.zip (10.83KB)
added: 19/03/2015
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description: HumaxCheck by xyz321

humaxcheck is a tool to help with diagnosis of 9200T HDD faults. It is currently beta and the user interface is very basic. It can operate in read-only mode to see the effect of the options before making changes to the disk. It is run from a command prompt in a similar way to HumaxRW. Note that the output does need some user interpretation which means beginners shouldn’t get too alarmed by some of the messages. It is best to seek advice before reformatting.

e.g. humaxcheck 2:
should produce a listing showing all the files on the video partitions and their status.

To direct this output to a file
humaxcheck 2: > 9200disk.txt

Typical output:
3.elu : OK, Frag: 2, size: 407040
1.av : Buf Contig. size: 1539903488 Alloc fat 7896000, dir 7896000

3.av : OK, Contig. size: 1201273856
2.elu : OK, Frag: 2, size: 528896
5.elu : OK, Frag: 2, size: 396800
22.av : OK, Contig. size: 1077682176
4.elu : OK, Contig. size: 706560

This first section lists the files on partition 0. The numbers 1.av, 2.av etc. do not correspond to the index numbers in the standard humaxrw listing or to that of the 9200T (use humaxrw -l -x to view a listing with the av filenames). The .av files are the same as the .ts files transferred by humaxrw. The elu and epg files (see later) are also transferred as is, by humaxrw. The files 0.av and 1.av are the live buffers and are typically 4GB each. The size value will change depending on the amount stored but the allocated size should not change. The number of fragments is also shown, or whether the file is contiguous. The ‘alloc’ numbers shown above are the number of sectors allocated (each sector is 512 bytes). The sizes shown are the actual file sizes in bytes. Sometimes a buffer around 32K will appear (e.g 32768.av) This may be a temporary buffer which has not been deleted but I am not sure.

78.elu : OK, Frag: 2, size: 1426432
78.av : Err Frag: 27, size: 1043598336 Alloc fat 3554704, dir 1528064
Allocation error: (fat blocks allocated != sizea)
File End error
Warning – File size error
2697 cross-linked blocks found in file 78.av

79.elu : OK, Contig. size: 613376
79.av : OK, Frag: 21, size: 1290931200
80.elu : OK, Contig. size: 34272
0.av : Buf Frag: 56, size: 15400960 Alloc fat 7896752, dir 7896000
Allocation error: (fat blocks allocated != sizea)
2697 cross-linked blocks found in file 0.av

Here file 78.av has become cross linked with the buffer 0.av and the number of blocks allocated in the FAT does not correspond with the size allocated parameter in the directory entry.

81.elu : OK, Contig. size: 568320
81.av : OK, Frag: 4, size: 1075991040

148 blocks allocated in orphan chains taking up 56983552 bytes
Humax calculated free space count: 857063424 bytes
Total free space count incorrect
Actual free space based on allocated blocks: 839737344 bytes

The number of orphans is shown. These are blocks which are allocated but not in use by any file.
The free space count is incorrect

_RECORD_LIST_ : OK, Frag: 2, size: 24325
_RL_BACKUP_ : OK, Contig. size: 24325
5.epg : OK, Contig. size: 332
17.epg : OK, Contig. size: 660
2.epg : OK, Contig. size: 332
4.epg : OK, Contig. size: 660
6.epg : OK, Contig. size: 332
80.epg : OK, Contig. size: 332
81.epg : OK, Contig. size: 988

577 blocks allocated in orphan chains taking up 9453568 bytes
Humax calculated free space count: 257212416 bytes

Partition 1 is a similar format to partition 0. The file _RECORD_LIST_ contains the the record listing shown on the screen. It is the concatenation of all the hre files. This partition shows no size errors.


humaxcheck takes a memory copy of all the disk structures. There are some command line options which can be used to repair this memory copy and see the result in the listing. The final write back is only enabled when the -w option is used.

The options are:
-a (all) equivalent to -d -f and truncate all files (use with care!)
-c cleans up orphans by releasing the allocated space (can make fragmentation worse)
-d fix directory & FAT
-f fixes the free space count. (The Humax has a tendency to break it again very quickly!)
-p repair the partition table (useful if other operaing systems decide to initialise the disk)
-t used to truncate files – can be used to fix cross-linked files.
-w write any changes back to the disk


The -c option will free any blocks used but not allocated to a file on the disk (orphans). However, the Humax has a tendency to allocate small areas on disk but not use them. Since these areas are quite small new files created after this cleanup operation has been performed may well end up fragmented. Therefore it is best to use this option sparingly i.e. only when a significant amount of space would be freed (say at least 1GB).


HumaxCheck Version 0.10W

•Added a new option ‘-n’ to only check/fix the first partition. Use this only when other partition(s) are unreadable.
Windows Version


Old versions

HumaxCheck Version 0.09W

•Added support for 9300T partition fix
•Note: This version will no longer list all the files by default. It will only list files it has a problem with. To list all files add the -l (lowercase L) option.

Windows Version

HumaxCheck Version 0.08W

•Improved error reporting.
•No longer expands “good” files when -a used

Windows Version

HumaxCheck Version 0.06W

•Now fixes FAT errors.

Windows Version

HumaxCheck Version 0.05W

•Writable version with minor bug fixes.

Windows Version

HummyReadFiles v0.94
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: HummyReadFiles094.zip (53.62KB)
added: 05/04/2011
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description: HummyReadFiles v0.94

HummyReadFiles is a GUI program for transferring recordings from a modified 9200t or a drive removed from one. The main purpose of HummyReadFiles is to provide a fast method of transfer to a PC for editing to a DVD or Network Server. It will search for a valid hummy drive format and list the files, which can then be selected by means of the check boxes. The destination folder can also be changed if required. For those who are put off by command line tools (e.g. humaxrw) it is less intimidating, though it still requires the USB-IDE modification or removal of the drive.

It has some limitations if you have upgraded your Hummy to a bigger drive and have exceeded 256 recordings in that it indexes those extra files incorrectly (even if you reduce the numer to below 256). Also in common with the Humax Media Elinker it does not allow you to transfer back to the Hummy.

Humax Media eLinker Software CD (zipped)
http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: Media eLinker.zip (378.48KB)
added: 07/04/2011
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description: Humax's Media eLinker Software CD

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: Media_eLinker0414.pdf (145.91KB)
added: 09/05/2011
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description: Humax Media eLinker User Manual

Original Humax 9200T Software CD with Media eLinker. Media eLinker User Manual.

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    May 11th, 2011 at 19:21 | #1

    I do not know a lot about computers, so, can you confirm what I need to download too use my PVR9200t, with windows 7,64 bit?

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    May 12th, 2011 at 11:08 | #2

    Hello James,

    You need to read this blog post: http://myhumax.org/blog/?p=279

    You need Media Controller GUI: http://myhumax.org/blog/?file_id=3
    And libusb-win32 from here: http://myhumax.org/blog/?file_id=13

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    May 21st, 2011 at 16:42 | #3

    Sorted problem – downloaded programme from http://myhumax.org/blog/?file_id=3

    Im now a happy bunny!

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    James H
    June 11th, 2012 at 08:56 | #4

    My PVR 9300T has about 150 recording on, but nothing shows on the ‘Recordings’ list. I mainly use Mac and have the Humax-Gui software which I have used successfully in the past for transferring recordings to my computer, but no recordings show on that, and the Disk Info shows 54GB used but no files listed.

    I have Windows SP on a Bootcamp partition on my Mac but rarely use it. I would like to get access to my recordings and preferably restore them so which application/programme would do the job best?

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    July 7th, 2012 at 13:29 | #5

    I am trying to connect my 9200T to my computer running Vista SP2
    I have installed Media controller and E linker but neither see my 9200T

    Do I need a new driver or ???

    Please help

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    January 7th, 2013 at 19:23 | #6


    Have downloaded HumaxGUI OS/X binary, tried to run it and it always crashes without displaying anything else other than crash screen.

    I have previously downloaded and installed libusb using macports via

    sudo port install libusb

    and this appeared to work OK but I cant get HumaxGUI to run. If there is another more modern OS/X app that will do the same, then please let me know.


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    Neil P
    January 8th, 2013 at 19:14 | #7

    I have managed to down-load the application (with some difficulty); however I get the following message “Humaxusb.dll” so the application will not run (on a Windows 8 system).

    Have I done something wrong / have you any suggestions?

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    March 10th, 2013 at 18:58 | #8

    I have a dell 620 running windows 8 32 bit, and also a linux machine running ubuntu 10.04. In both cases I got the media controller to connect to the humax box successfully however I just cannot get a reliable transfer. After between 0.5 and 70mB of a 2G copy to PC I just get bad blocks. I have tried various DL block sizes, rebooted box and pc’s but no success. I assume it is just the usb driver on the box side causing these issues. I have tried the box in game mode and normal mode and even though I can sometimes get a fast download of 12mB/s as soon as it hits about 72mB I hit bad blocks and it never recovers. I even resorted to the Humux elinker program but that just crashed the PC after a few minutes of transfer.

    Any help much appreciated.

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    john rees
    June 2nd, 2013 at 14:22 | #9


    My 9200t is exhibiting symptoms as described elsewhere in this blog, namely that the recording list has disappeared and the machine will no longer record, although I can still rewind. It seems that possibly the disc has become corrupted in some way.. My question is this; is it possible to reinstall the basic Hummy ‘operating system’. Any advice, suggestions or links to advice would be much appreciated.
    Many thanks in anticipation.

  10. April 16th, 2014 at 14:04 | #10

    I have downloaded to my laptop Hmax Media controller Gui-v 100exe but when I try to open it a message states can’t open as “L1Busb0.dLL” is missing try downloading again” it doesn’t matter how many times I download i get same message. can anyone advise me please.I have also got setup humax guy-v100(i) exe. both appear on my desk top but ca’t do anything with them.thanks martin

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    October 12th, 2014 at 14:49 | #11

    When I connect my Humax 9200T to my computer using this program not all my recordings are showing??? Can see them in my Humaxlist, but Media Controller only shows about half of the recorded programs. Who can help me?????
    I am using Win7 64-bit

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