Raydon’s Software

AV2HDR (for FOXSAT-HDR)

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: AV2HDR-v1.4-linux.zip (89.15KB)
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description: Raydon's AV2HDR v1.4 for Linux

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description: Raydon's AV2HDR v1.4 for Mac

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: AV2HDR-v1.6-win.rar (645.70KB)
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description: Raydon's AV2HDR v1.6 for Windows

A utility which creates Foxsat HDR compatible files from non-native video sources which can then be imported to the HDR’s hard disk. i.e. home movies, DVD rips, etc., can be imported and played back on the HDR, not just programs recorded by the box itself.

The help file (chm format) included in the download zip gives full details of program usage and source video requirements.

AV2HDR T2 (for HDR-FOX T2)
HDR-FOX T2 (Freeview HD) version of AV2HDR

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: AV2HDR-T2_v1.0_for_Windows.rar (682.56KB)
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description: Raydon's AV2HDR-T2 v1.0 for Windows


Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle for the Humax FoxsatHDR – Release 4
With the Olympic channels recording fix firmware (v1.00.21).

http://myhumax.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/downloads-manager/img/icons/default.gif download: Raydons_Media_and_File_Server_Bundle_for_FOXSAT_HDR_release_4.1.2.rar (8.77MB)
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description: Raydon's Media and File Server Bundle for the FOXSAT HDR Release 4.1.2

O.K guys, here’s what you Foxsat HDR owners have been waiting for.
To further enhance your Freesat experience, I am very pleased to announce the release of v4 of the Media & File Server Bundle.

Firstly, I would like to thank af123 (or af12345 as he is known here on AV Forums) for kindly allowing me to use his original ideas and sources from the HDR Fox T2 web interface development, as the basis for the web interface and support applications you find released here in v4
And also for agreeing to host the web based repository for the application packages. Without his help none of this would have been possible.
Thank You !

New features in v4

A fully functioning web interface for the Foxsat HDR.

A package management system with web based repository for the downloading and updating of applications.
This can be accessed both from the web interface and from the command line.

A service management system to display status of custom applications, start or stop them, and disable/enable boot-time autostart.
Again, this is accessible from the web interface and the command line.

v4 is based on Humax’s latest v1.00.21 firmware released on 30/07/2012 and is a complete standalone replacement for it.
What this means is that a reflash with the standard Humax v1.00.21 firmware before flashing with v4 is not necessary.
It will upgrade any earlier version of installed firmware, either standard or modified, to v1.00.21 with custom mods.

Full instructions on how to install everything are provided in the included ReadMe.txt and I suggest you read this carefully before you start, as there are many changes compared to the earlier v3.0 releases.

Old versions
Update: release v3b 3/4/11 – USB Ext3 fix.
Update: release v3c 8/4/11 – udhcpc changes.

This rar archive contains everything necessary to set up the Humax Foxsat HDR as a fully functioning Media and File Server

The file named ‘FOXSAT-HDR_upgrade.hdf’ is the firmware upgrade which provides the platform on which custom application software packages can later be installed. It also provides the means to start these custom applications automatically at boot time.

NOTE:This firmware contains ONLY the code block holding the publicly licensed Linux BusyBox operating system. All other ‘Humax’ codeblocks installed when flashing a standard Humax firmware upgrade remain unaltered. Consequently, it’s much smaller file, and installs very quickly.

This is an update to my earlier releases, and includes the auto-install feature and channel editor (thanks to mogie). A new function of auto-uninstall has been added to complement auto-install.

The firmware contains a recompiled busybox binary with the same version as the HDR’s original, with some additions to support the unarchiving required by the installers and uninstallers. Plus one or two other additions to the command set. You will notice a difference with the prompts you get in telnet which now display the full path to your current folder, so you know exactly where you are in the system at all times, without the need to issue a ‘pwd’ command.

This release maintains the original directory structure on the hd4 partition, as per my earlier releases of this package. I would sincerely hope than anyone adding functionality to the HDR in the way of firmware, or applications, will respect this structure in order to maintain full backwards compatability. Also the names of existing startup scripts should not be changed, otherwise functionality of some utility scripts which depend

  1. May 19th, 2011 at 17:34 | #1

    Having installed Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle with out a hitch. Using telnet I fell at home on the box (used linux since it came on 3 floopies). Thanks a lot Raydon and mogie. Can any one tell me what CPU is used it the box as would like to have a go at writing some softwear for it.

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    Pambos
    June 17th, 2011 at 18:57 | #2

    Fantastic job! Thanks very much for this. Is it possible to backup the schedules on the HUMAX FOXSAT-HDR so that they can be restored if needed, i.e. after resetting the box to the factory configuration?

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    peterde
    July 18th, 2011 at 15:52 | #3

    I easily installed the software on to the Humax with no trouble and can see the files. Sadly I do not know which media player will play the recorded files either on the computer or eslewhere on the network. WIndows media player certainly does not like them! Any pointers in the right direction gratefully received.

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    super-admin
    July 21st, 2011 at 13:39 | #4

    VLC player will play .ts files: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    If you are running the DLNA server, then XBMC will connect and play the recordings: http://xbmc.org/download/

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    Jay
    July 25th, 2011 at 02:33 | #5

    Hi,

    I have the server bundle dtd 02/02/2011 running OK (telnet, FTP, Samba) but when I try to load bundle 3c I can no longer access my Humax by any means. I have been able to revert to the previous bundle and manually install Dropbear but cannot run chown as I guess that is a new extension to Busybox in 3c. My box firmware is 1.00.15. I’d be grateful for any suggestions as to what might be causing my problem as I have not been able to find anyone in the same boat in the forums.

    Cheers,
    Jay.

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    Jay
    July 25th, 2011 at 10:46 | #6

    Hi,

    Maybe a bit more info would be helpful. When loading the 3c upgrade file everything seemed OK. END appeared on the LCD and the machine switched off. I then started it again, by pressing Standby, and it BOOTed (this with the USB stick in the front port) and eventually, after being grey for a bit, a picture appeared on the TV. After waiting 10 mins, during which I tried to Telnet and ftp in, I put the USB stick into my laptop and checked the contents – none of the install .tar files had been deleted and I was not able to access my Humax via Telnet or FTP.

    I then reloaded the previous .hdf file (02/02/2011) and had access via FTP and Telnet again. After that I manually installed Dropbear and Mongoose. Dropbear access works OK but I was not able to get web access – which may well be an error on my part – but PS shows a Mongoose process running. Also as noted in my first post I cannot run chown.

    Any suggestions as to what to try next would be welcome, so far I have tried downloading the 3c bundle file again and re-extracting the .hdf file but still could not get it to install – same result as earlier. Until I hear from you I will try using another USB stick, though I cannot see any logical reason why that should fix things.

    Cheers,
    Jay.

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    super-admin
    July 25th, 2011 at 11:14 | #7

    @Jay, why don’t you post in the forums, especially this thread for help: http://myhumax.org/forum/topic/raydon%E2%80%99s-media-and-file-server-bundle-release-3/page/6

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    Jay
    July 26th, 2011 at 06:48 | #8

    @super-admin
    Thanks for the gentle pointer, I will do so.

  9. avatar
    Mick Morrissey
    September 9th, 2011 at 23:55 | #9

    I tried to install but no luck. Boot appeared memory stick was reading but went to selected channel.. no progress bar displayed. Tried several times with different memory sticks with the same result. Ant Ideas?

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    TVR
    October 31st, 2011 at 14:18 | #10

    These look great – just what I was looking for.

    The Media & File Server notes say “Before starting please check that your HDR has the latest firmware version 1.00.13 or 1.00.15 beta installed”.

    My firmware is version1.00.17. Will that be OK?
    Am I correct in thinking that future OTA updates from Humax will load OK without affecting the Media & File Server upgrade?

    Many thanks.

  11. avatar
    raydon
    November 16th, 2011 at 17:13 | #11

    The Media and File Server Bundle release 3.0 and 3.0c hosted here have been superceded. Do NOT install on a Foxsat HDR with official 1.00.17 firmware . Use version 4.0.4 of the bundle instead.

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    super-admin
    November 17th, 2011 at 14:29 | #12

    Thanks for letting us know. New release 4.0.4 has been added.

  13. avatar
    Steve M
    November 25th, 2011 at 20:21 | #13

    @raydon
    Hi raydon.

    Apologies for hijacking this thread but I’m up the proverbial creek!

    Have done newbie installation of 4.0.4 on 1.00.17 and it worked brilliantly – fantastic software cheers. However I then put server authentication on under ‘settings’ and despite putting the correct username and password in cannot get past the login screen……Aaaargh!

    Any guidance/suggestions would be really appreciated. I’ve tried reloading default Humax 1.00.17 and reinstalling 4.0.4 to no avail.

    Kind Regards

  14. avatar
    Chris
    December 4th, 2011 at 23:33 | #14

    Hi, I have created a LAN with my Humax box and can download and view files but can’t add apps, I want to use the Channel-editor app, I don’t have internet access.

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    Paul
    December 15th, 2011 at 11:42 | #15

    Tried all morning to get this to install without success :(

    Used 3 different USB sticks all formatted to FAT32. One stick was simply not recognised and the other two try to load the firmware but keep coming up with Error: E-HC.

    I read that this was due to the update file being corrupt so have downloaded this multiple times from different browsers and tried unpacking rar file on computer then copying to memory stick, and copying rar to memory stick and unpacking there. None of this has helped.

    I even tried resetting the hummy to factory defaults and then going through the process again but still get Error: E-HC.

    Any ideas?

  16. avatar
    Kirk
    December 15th, 2011 at 15:24 | #16

    Hi downloaded Raydons_Media_and_File_bundle_for_FOXSAT_HDR-release 4.0.4.rar and read the readme file but I am unable to install new firmware. I loaded onto USB stick root put into HDR and held standby butting etc. but went to BOOT then with stnadby button still pressed it went to TV channel then turn off into standby.

    Any idea what I am doing wrong?

    Regards Kirk

  17. avatar
    Paul
    December 18th, 2011 at 15:50 | #17

    @Kirk, your USB stick is not being recognised. I had the same problem with a 32GB stick, but both my 1GB sticks were recognised fine.

    Not that this has helped me as keep getting the E-HC error on both 1GB sticks.

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    Steve Peterson
    December 30th, 2011 at 13:21 | #18

    Help! I’ve installed everything (I hope) and it’s all working well on my laptop (Win 7). Thank you very much for that.
    I wonder if you can help further? Is there any way to access files in the other direction? Can I use it to stream files over the network from the PC; I suppose a bit like the Apple TV concept?
    At the moment the Humax media menu does not provide a function to connect to the network. Is this how it should be or am I doing something wrong? My Humax is connected to a BT Homehub and is recognised by it as being on the network but Win 7′s network cannot see it.

    Thank you

    Steve

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    Steve Peterson
    December 30th, 2011 at 20:42 | #19

    Should have mentioned it’s a Humax Foxstat HDR.

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    Dave
    January 23rd, 2012 at 19:30 | #20

    Hi,

    A couple of things i’ve been wondering but couldn’t find the exact answer to in the Readme:

    1) Is the look of the Humax 1.00.17 software identical (untouched) after installing Raydon’s server bundle?

    2) Are recordings kept intact/accessible by applying the firmware?

    3) What happens after installing the Raydon bundle when Humax update the software via satellite?

    Cheers

    Dave

  21. January 25th, 2012 at 17:51 | #21

    I have been using v4 since it came out. But recently the Samba has stopped working. I could see it from any machine but now nothing can connect. I have tried to pursuade it to talk, re-installed the firmware, deleted the configuration and had it reset all the values but to no avail. I deleted the do_not_delete file to force the reset of all the modules but no go. The samba module does not appear to work anymore which doesn’t make sense since a complete reset should put me back. My laptops are on matching workgroup, subnets and no firewall is enabled. So it has no excuse.

    To answer previous – recordings are not affected, look and feel doesn’t change. Not sure about updates.

  22. avatar
    john
    January 30th, 2012 at 20:18 | #22

    @Steve M
    hi looking at your post about username passwords, I too am in that position, suddenly getting user name pswd request and getting no where fast with all the one suggested on forums (Humaxftp : 0000). Did you get a fix? cheers

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    wheeles
    January 31st, 2012 at 10:10 | #23

    Raydon’s AV2HDR v1.4 for Mac crashes on launch with the error [0x0-0x55055].AV2HDR: /Applications/AV2HDR.app/Contents/MacOS/AV2HDR: line 42: ./bin/AV2HDR: No such file or directory.

  24. avatar
    Dave
    February 1st, 2012 at 18:18 | #24

    @James
    Thanks for the info.

  25. avatar
    Mainvision
    February 5th, 2012 at 18:23 | #25

    Installation worked fine, nice package. However, Now I get a username and password request for the web interface. I tried all the combinations mentioned in the instructions, nothing works, can’t access the Humax.

  26. avatar
    Wayne
    February 5th, 2012 at 23:50 | #26

    john :
    @Steve M
    hi looking at your post about username passwords, I too am in that position, suddenly getting user name pswd request and getting no where fast with all the one suggested on forums (Humaxftp : 0000). Did you get a fix? cheers

    Same problem here grrrrr

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    Wayne
    February 6th, 2012 at 21:20 | #27

    I found this,

    http://myhumax.org/forum/topic/media-file-server-bundle-v4-forgotten-password

    I used Filezilla and done everything apart from where it says

    “Stop and start mongoose using ‘service toggle mongoose’ and then try your web browser again.”

    Don’t know what this means

  28. avatar
    papapod
    February 24th, 2012 at 09:34 | #28

    Is there a guide to this software designed for the more novice user? I have downloaded the Media and File Server software but find the instructions somewhat daunting!

    I had just bought a Humax in Cyprus about 2 weeks before all the channels on Freesat moved to Astra 1N which cannot be received here. I thought that I could use the box as a media server and was recommended this software, so I would love to be able to install and use it with media I can download over the web. Can anyone help?

  29. avatar
    dreamonn
    February 25th, 2012 at 13:36 | #29

    I upgraded from 4.0.4 to 4.0.6 last night & then updated the package list. It showed that 2 updates were available (I think one was the webserver but I can’t remember what the other was). They both appeared to update ok (no errors shown in the dialogue box) but when things had finished refreshing, the ‘Installed’ list is now empty as is the ‘Available’ list.

    If I click on the ‘Update package list’ button, the progress box appears but nothing seems to happen even if I leave it for 10 mins.

    I have tried recycling the power on the Humax, & have accessed the web gui from 2 different machines using several flavours of browser.

    Any ideas as to what is going on & how to fix it?

  30. avatar
    PeterB
    March 7th, 2012 at 09:53 | #30

    I loaded the RAYDON update to my Humax box & it worked fine but I have now lost the connection. It was after I was altering some settings in VLC media player which may be a coincidence. I can ping the Humax box OK from the PC but the browser says the IP address is unavailable. Connection diagnostics reports that “The remote device or resource won’t accept the connection”. I am not an expert & I will be grateful for any help in resolving this.
    I have tried re-installing the firmware from the USB to no avail.

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    gms
    March 21st, 2012 at 18:55 | #31

    Can I update to 1.00.20 without affecting 4.0.6? Thx

  32. avatar
    David Thomson
    April 12th, 2012 at 18:12 | #32

    I have two Humax Freesat boxes which I upgraded to directly access recordings from my computers, and all worked well until they auto upgraded to 1.00.20 and my access terminated – unfortunately at the same time I was upgrading my LAN network so when access to the PVRs post upgrade couldn’t be re-established, the upgradr was blamed,until I thought to look at the software date and also established the Humax’s still had access to the IPlayr and Internet.
    I reinstalled Raydon’s software and all was well – but wil there be an upgrade which is compatible with 1.00.20 and which might survive future software upgrades?

  33. avatar
    philip
    April 18th, 2012 at 20:31 | #33

    before installing Raydon my fireware was 1.00.20 after the install it was 1.00.17 and all was working great. Webbrowser samba everyting then the box will auto update somehow!! and the next time i use it normally the next day i can access the webbrowser or samba and notice that the firmware is back yo 1.00.20. To fix i need to flash again back down to 1.00.17 and all is back nothing has been removed and i can use again…is there anyway to turn off the autoupdate???

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    Stratos
    April 20th, 2012 at 08:08 | #34

    I love this mod, it’s why I bought the FoxsatHDR after a mate showed it to me (I hope Humax appreciate that mods like this are actually a positive for their products!). Anyway, everything had been running fine since June last year but a week ago I couldn’t connect via samba or uPNP. A re-flash and everything was sorted.

    However, last night I had the same problem, before re-flashing again I looked at the firmware version, it was 1.00.20, after another re-flash it was 1.00.17 and everything worked again. Is the box automatically updating via the satellite signal and removing all these great features? I had a look to see if there was an option to stop auto updates but I couldn’t see anything….. is it just me?

  35. April 21st, 2012 at 09:22 | #35

    I’ve persevered with the RAYDON update for a few days nowand when it works am very pleased with its offerings and that it makes my FOXSAT-HDR far more versatile.
    However, in common with others on the boards there appears to be an automatic update applied overnight, changing the RAYDON 1.00.17 software to 1.00.20, resulting in total loss of the networking ability. When I reload RAYDON 1.00.17 all is once again fine.
    Is there a way to prevent the autoloading of the latest HUMAX software?

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    AndyG1966
    April 23rd, 2012 at 09:15 | #36

    I’m having the same issues with an “auto” update to 1.00.20 OTA, can’t see a way to disable this, any one got any ideas since this is a very useful bit of firmware.

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    frehgep
    April 25th, 2012 at 18:53 | #37

    Hi, I can’t seem to launch av2hdr mac on os x

  38. avatar
    rock8man
    May 5th, 2012 at 11:24 | #38

    Hi Raydon, and everyone – I just registered here as I have a brand new Foxsat HDR box and have encountered many of the issues on this forum. I want to play .ts files downloaded from BBC Redux – my understanding is that this could easily be done (even from a USB stick) on earlier versions of Humax boxes? I’ve tried Raydon’s AV2HDR software but just get a ‘video is of indeterminate length – cannot continue’ error message. Any advice please?

  39. avatar
    Stratos
    May 21st, 2012 at 20:27 | #39

    Ok, so I was looking in the wrong place to resolve my OTA update issue. Raydon’s new firmware 4.0.7 is now available from http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1599048-media-file-server-bundle-foxsat-hdr-release-4-0-part-2-a.html

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    martin ryder
    May 31st, 2012 at 18:59 | #40

    After following instrutions sticking in the usb into the humax it works fine. However, after a day or two I can’t see it on my network. I have to keep reinstalling it. Why does the humax keep loosing the software ?

  41. avatar
    PK
    June 12th, 2012 at 14:34 | #41

    regarding username/passwords, I had problems logging in, it seems on my
    Humax Foxsat HDR the ftp login name is (note the case):

    HumaxFTP

    and passwd is (currently) the usual 0000

    I found this out by logging in using telnet, and then looking in the /etc/passwd.txt ;
    I’d been trying out the other case variations given above & elsewhere with no luck.

  42. avatar
    Joe McMorrow
    June 12th, 2012 at 22:30 | #42

    Hi,

    I use vlc videolan to play .ts files (and practically everything else).
    it is free and may be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org
    If you wish to play saved bbc player streams on the humax (or on a pc) then that could be a problem…

    P.S. I have installed the firmware revision and the plugins via the browser, including the samba server. It all works brilliantly – I can watch a recording on my pc upstairs while my wife watches Strictly come holiday on ice gots talent downstairs.

  43. avatar
    David Allen
    July 7th, 2012 at 12:50 | #43

    Hi,
    I am trying to install the foxsat-hdr media and file server bundle v 4.0.7.
    When I try the install then the upgrading screen does not appear, the box just turns on as normal. I have read the readme.txt and think I have followed the instructions. I recently used the same USB stick to upgrade the box to humax official v.1.00.20 and all worked well.

    My suspicion is the if my foxsat-hdr is already on v1.00.20, then raydons v4.0.7 wil not be recognised as a valid upgrade (since it is compatible with 1.00.20). Is this the case, and if so, is there any way to convince it to install raydons software ?

    Many thanks for producing this software – it should be really helpful.
    David.

  44. avatar
    cdreed01
    July 18th, 2012 at 20:48 | #44

    Hi everyone,
    still a newbie to all this, anyhow, I have successfully installed the superb Raydon firmware on my HUMAX FOXSAT-HDR and all, well almost all is hunky-dory. I use a Mac computer and have installed the latest version of VLC v2.02 and also the Humax VLC pack v1.02 but cant figure out how to link the two??? Also, if I navigate my Safari browser, or indeed the OSX version of Firefox to my Humax page and select an SD program to watch, hit the ‘Play’ button both browsers report ‘missing plug-in’, again can’t fathom whats missing?

    Lastly, I’ve also installed MediaTomb and my AppleTV2 finds everything and plays all the SD programs just fine, however, my iPad (via the latest version of XMBC) see the programs, but when I attempt to play I get “cannot open/can’t find’ media???

    Helps please???

    Best Regards,
    Colin.

  45. avatar
    Richard
    July 19th, 2012 at 09:23 | #45

    Would any of this work on a humax foxsat HD (not HDR)?

    I only want to be able to copy channel setting from 1 box to another 7.

    Many thanks

    Richard

  46. avatar
    sloppyjoe
    July 30th, 2012 at 17:23 | #46

    I just installed version 4.0.8 and most things work, except I cannot get any EPG for now/next or 4 hour etc…any ideas what to do ?

  47. avatar
    sloppyjoe
    July 30th, 2012 at 17:25 | #47

    comes up with this error,,,,,,,,
    Runtime Error: /opt/var/mongoose/lib/epg.class:583: no such table: epg in procedure ‘epg’ called at file “epg7day.jim”, line 53 at file “/opt/var/mongoose/lib/epg.class”, line 583

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    Helen
    July 31st, 2012 at 13:34 | #48

    EPG – 7 Day

    Runtime Error: /opt/var/mongoose/lib/epg.class:517: no such table: epg in procedure ‘epg’ called at file “epg7day.jim”, line 91 in procedure ‘epg’ called at file “/opt/var/mongoose/lib/epg.class”, line 522 at file “/opt/var/mongoose/lib/epg.class”, line 517

  49. avatar
    Jon
    August 3rd, 2012 at 20:46 | #49

    Hi there,

    This has been a great package and watching via my pc away from the box is great! Thanks for you hard work. I am having issues with the remote control function (have tired Firefox, Chrome, IE etc but when I click on it i get a 404 cannot be found. I have been patient on the install (via the great package management software in the web gui) re-installed but to no avail. Is there anything I can try to resolve?! Would be great to be able to change the channel. Thanks again for the effort!

    :0)

  50. avatar
    Jon
    August 3rd, 2012 at 20:47 | #50

    @Jon
    I also do not see an icon for the remote in all Internet Browsers :)

  51. avatar
    Mike
    August 13th, 2012 at 13:05 | #51

    I installed the package last night, as the last version had been overwritten by an OTA upgrade. Everything was working fine.

    This morning, the official software has returned: 1.00.21.

  52. avatar
    Joe McMorrow
    August 15th, 2012 at 21:16 | #52

    @Joe McMorrow
    Looks like there was a firmware update pushed by HUMAX 20 something of july 2012 – it looks like it removes the 4.0.7 firmware I had installed previously. Maybe it was an update pushed for the olympics multi channel option to work. I am going to download and install 4.0.8…. rgds Joe

  53. avatar
    Arthur Cooper
    August 16th, 2012 at 20:40 | #53

    Re:- cdreed01 questionabout ‘missing Plug-in’ trying to use VLC .

    Similar messages using Safari or Firefox. This is on Imac. Playback is fine on Windows 7 Laptop. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

  54. avatar
    Craig
    August 25th, 2012 at 21:54 | #54

    Hi I have been using the custom firmware for ages which is A1 ;-)

    But I have found a bug

    If you leave the HDR on GUIDE (epg) it will not record any programs you have in series link.

  55. avatar
    nobbycat
    August 29th, 2012 at 11:30 | #55

    4.0.8 EPG Now Next not working.

    Hi all, just moved to the 4.0.8 from 4.0.7.
    only problem so far is EPG now&next
    same as ‘sloppyjoe’ above.

    no table is presented. tried re-setting the various EPG options to reset, but no luck.

    However EPG for a specific channel lists ok.

  56. avatar
    PGKnell
    August 31st, 2012 at 01:28 | #56

    I have (I think) installed 4.0.8 on my freesat HMAX PVR. (I think as the firmware is noted on boot). I can find the option to turn on FTP in the menu’s. Any clues as to what I have done?

  57. avatar
    PGKnell
    August 31st, 2012 at 01:29 | #57

    I have (I think) installed 4.0.8 on my freesat HMAX PVR. (I think as the firmware is noted on boot). I CANT find the option to turn on FTP in the menu’s. Any clues as to what I have done?

  58. avatar
    Andrew
    September 1st, 2012 at 08:36 | #58

    Seem to have an issue…had it with 4.07, went away when the Olympic firmware over wrote 4.07 and is back in 4.08 – box shuts off at random…even when watching or playing. Anyone else seen this?

    Cheers

    Andrew

  59. avatar
    nick
    September 2nd, 2012 at 16:07 | #59

    Hi
    I would love to use this software on my Humax but i just cannot get it to flash. I get the box to recognise the stick and it reads then loads but I always get the E-HC error as Paul does above. If anyone has resolved this please let me know how. Or if there is another place I can download the file (preferably not zipped/rared) please could you help me out.
    many thanks in advance
    PS i’m on the latest ota update and it also seems to be on U7.54

  60. avatar
    Claire
    September 13th, 2012 at 22:51 | #60

    Thank you!
    Worked like a dream. Installed your update then tinyftp, vlcplayer, remote etc. It’s just the best ever!
    Many thanks for all your hard work.

  61. September 16th, 2012 at 19:49 | #61

    Updated to 4.0.8 and when I try and use EPG I receive the following error “Runtime Error: epg7day.jim:14: expected integer but got “” in procedure ‘GetMidnightTime’ called at file “epg7day.jim”, line 45 at file “epg7day.jim”, line 14″

  62. avatar
    topcat
    September 18th, 2012 at 18:50 | #62

    Hi I have tried installing the latest foxsat firmware Humax FoxsatHDR – Release 4.

    However, my receiver comes up with E-ID.

    I can confirm that I have U7.51 and system ID of 3768 0000, current firmware is the latest 1.00.21

    Any ideas greatly received

  63. avatar
    Zeke Pliskin
    September 23rd, 2012 at 13:58 | #63

    Raydon, as someone who fiddles with tech on a regular basis I can honestly say this is one of the easiest and most effective mods I’ve ever done, thanks to how well your software is written. I especially like the “Custom FW 4.0.8″ at bootup – nice subtle way to let people know your box is better than stock now. And the web interface is fast and pretty damn reliable.

    For everyone else, I found some things that might be worth bearing in mind when prepping a Foxsat HDR to take the media server mod. This is my subjective experience so it might not be relevant for all.

    * Forget about using Windows 7 to partition your USB device. I couldn’t get FAT16/FAT32 as a selectable option when formatting, and for some reason the MBR Windows creates doesn’t play well with the Humax even if you make a FAT16/FAT32/EXT3 partition with other software. I tried 3 different USB devices (1GB stick, 4GB stick, 2.5″ 160GB USB2 HDD) and the Humax just threw up the “Cannot read USB device” error every time.
    * Even if you can prep it and the Humax can read it, there’s no point using a USB HDD to try and flash Raydon’s firmware. As I found the HDD just doesn’t spin up in time.
    * When preparing a stick or HDD for use with the Humax USB ports, I’d recommend a Gparted Live CD (or Live USB if you like). What I did was completely wipe everything Windows had done then have Gparted initialise the disk with the ms-dos MBR. In the case of the 4GB USB stick I then made a FAT32 partition that filled the disk and copied the firmware across, which flashed perfectly.
    * For test purposes I partitioned my 160GB USB HDD with EXT2, EXT3, FAT16 and FAT32 partitions, all of which the Humax was happy to read and write. Had no problems playing the VOB of Pi (1998) I ripped from the original DVD after using AV2HDR. I’m going to test my Blu-ray M2TS of Kung Fu Panda to see how the Foxsat handles 1080p content later.

    All in all, I love this mod. It was worth doing just for the Samba server, let alone anything else!

  64. avatar
    Adrian Bunting
    September 29th, 2012 at 10:01 | #64

    Hi guys,

    I’ve been running 4.08 since and love it. Something must have happened in the last 4 to 6 weeks causing housekeeping to stop the daily cleanup operation.

    I’ve tried running the purge script from the command line and it runs (creates the logfile) but doesn’t delete anything. I’ve tried all 3 debug levels and each recording directory seems to be enumerated but even though it reads & parses the KEEP_3_COPIES file still nothing is deleted.

    Here’s a portion of the logfile:

    main: Processing ‘/media/Video/Alphablocks’.
    *****************************************************************
    process_dir – ‘Alphablocks’
    ==========
    get_series_config: looking in directory /media/Video/_HOUSEKEEPER/Alphablocks
    get_series_config: config directory found ‘KEEP_3_COPIES’
    get_series_config: token 1 ’3′, token2 ‘COPIES’
    get_series_config: 3 COPIES
    get_series_config: all: days 0 copies 0 total 0 is_default 0
    get_series_config: viewed: days 0 copies 3 total 0
    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120924_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Mon Sep 24 14:22:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120925_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Tue Sep 25 14:22:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120926_1321.ts’
    reconstructed date Wed Sep 26 14:21:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120927_1323.ts’
    reconstructed date Thu Sep 27 14:23:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120928_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Fri Sep 28 14:22:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120918_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Tue Sep 18 14:22:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120919_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Wed Sep 19 14:22:00 2012

    Grabbing date from filename portion ’20120920_1322.ts’
    reconstructed date Thu Sep 20 14:22:00 2012

    Array is :
    i=0 ‘Alphablocks_20120928_1322.ts’
    i=1 ‘Alphablocks_20120927_1323.ts’
    i=2 ‘Alphablocks_20120926_1321.ts’
    i=3 ‘Alphablocks_20120925_1322.ts’
    i=4 ‘Alphablocks_20120924_1322.ts’
    i=5 ‘Alphablocks_20120920_1322.ts’
    i=6 ‘Alphablocks_20120919_1322.ts’
    i=7 ‘Alphablocks_20120918_1322.ts’
    Array end

    Any pointers to a solution would be appreciated – my HDD is just filling up with kiddie shows.

    Many thanks

    /Adrian

  65. avatar
    Patch
    October 1st, 2012 at 12:38 | #65

    Hi there
    I successfully installed v4.0.7 a while ago and it seemed to work fine. This morning, however, I tried to log into my Humax box from my PC without success, following which I noticed that on boot up that the message stating the custom firmware version was no longer showing up. Not sure why the firmware might suddenly have disappeared?
    Anyway, i checked for an update, downloaded v4.0.8, appeared to successfully install it but now when I try to log into the box’s IP address for the first time I get a message saying ” The server at 196.168.1.68:80 requires a username and password. The server says: Foxsat-HDR.”

    I’ve tried HumaxFTP / 0000 but it doesn’t accept it. I’m sure I’m probably just being a spanner, but any suggestions?

  66. avatar
    Chaz
    October 2nd, 2012 at 19:46 | #66

    Wonderful piece of software,all installed a treat. I have one question though, some of my recordings will not play past a few seconds of the start, Batman Begins for example. Any thoughts?

  67. avatar
    Tony
    October 15th, 2012 at 16:35 | #67

    I have 4.0.8 installed. It was pretty straightforward and I am mightily impressed with the result. I have a question about networking of which I know zilch. I have two servers on my network – the Humax and an NAS drive and I want to be able to access both from the outside world. Clearly they can’t both share port 80 and I have tried to use port forwarding on my router to get it to ‘point’ to the Humax but with no luck. Is there a setting on the Humax which hardwires the port no.? If so can anyone tell me how to alter it?

    TIA

    T

  68. avatar
    Tony
    October 15th, 2012 at 16:52 | #68

    Yeay, I answered my own question. By looking at one of the .conf files I discovered it listens on 80 and 777

    T

  69. avatar
    Neo
    October 28th, 2012 at 08:46 | #69

    Raydon – you are a genius ! The server bundle is easy to install and use.

    My only confusion is over playing HD content over, say XMBC/VLC. Specifically I have googled around and found that on the T2 it may be possible to ‘unlock’ HD recordings. Does any such tools/software/processes exists for the Foxsat-HDR (Freesat) ?

    P

  70. avatar
    Paul Kearney
    November 5th, 2012 at 19:07 | #70

    Hi – installed and been using Rayfon firmware and love it…

    Have had problems recording programs (both one offs and series links). Forum advice was to format the HDD.

    From the menu button went to HDD control and format (didn’t seem to actually format anything – old recordings still there, not even a wipe of the file allocation table).

    Went for a factory reset as well. firmware still displayed at boot up, and i can ping the IPaddress of the humax, but can’t get the web page up anymore. Do I need to run a re-install?

    Thanks

    Paul

  71. avatar
    Robert6920
    November 7th, 2012 at 13:57 | #71

    @Patch
    did you ever get a resolution to this, please? I’m in exactly the same boat and having experienced 4.0.7 and the features, I’m really keen to get it back!!

    Thanks

  72. avatar
    Tommy
    November 27th, 2012 at 20:52 | #72

    Hello,

    I cannot access the Humax FoxsatHDR custom firmware web interface? and I cannot access the Humax via ssh, what are the default passwords?

    its been a while since I used this box or interface and I may have changed the password or just forgot the original password, how can I reset it?

    thanks

  73. avatar
    Tommy
    November 27th, 2012 at 20:53 | #73

    Tommy :
    Hello,
    I cannot access the Humax FoxsatHDR custom firmware web interface? and I cannot access the Humax via ssh, what are the default passwords?
    its been a while since I used this box or interface and I may have changed the password or just forgot the original password, how can I reset it?
    thanks

    ps
    its raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle for the Humax FoxsatHDR – Release v4.0.8

  74. avatar
    mivecboy
    December 29th, 2012 at 17:06 | #74

    How easy it to to restore the unit to factory default firmware if you have a technical issue with custom firmware. I am newbie where this is concerned.
    thanks

  75. avatar
    Marco
    January 5th, 2013 at 11:36 | #75

    Works great, thanks for this brilliant work!

  76. avatar
    Patch
    January 13th, 2013 at 20:30 | #76

    @Robert6920

    Yes I did. Somewhat embarrassingly it turns out I must have set my own password at some point and eventually I remembered what it was.

  77. avatar
    jam
    January 14th, 2013 at 14:13 | #77

    Is this available for the new “Freetime” Humax box?

  78. avatar
    son_t
    January 25th, 2013 at 12:51 | #78

    The first firmware has been released for the HDR-1000S now: http://myhumax.org/forum/topic/new-software-version-10022

    I guess we need someone to take this apart and see what can be done on this new platform. @raydon: Are you up to the challenge? Do you have a HDR-1000S?

  79. avatar
    Dave Thomson
    February 7th, 2013 at 05:23 | #79

    I am 65 and although competant at using applications I know, age has meant the ability to take on the new is now more limited.
    I have used Raydon’s Foxsat HDRs basic software to make the PVR’s directory accessible via Window’s Explorer, meaning I can transfer files via my LAN to my computer at a quicker speed (but still slow) than with USB drives or portable drives formatted in EXT3. This fulfills my primary need, but I do want to use Raydon’s fuller facilities.
    What stops me is the requirement to enter a username and password to gain access t the Foxsat PVR via the LAN after entering the IP address in Internet Explorer. A password at this stage does not appear to be documented in Raydon’s notes, and if the result of my having given it a password in the past, I can’t remember it.
    Can anyone help me in getting through this barrier – I was hoping upgrading to 4.1.0 would reset things if it was the case of my past entry of password data.
    Sorry if my question does not meet the expected knowledge level of users here, I also wish I had my past ability to cope with the new.

  80. avatar
    Partridge
    February 15th, 2013 at 06:51 | #80

    @Dave Thomson
    Hi, yes have a look here which enables you to reset the password on the Foxsat HDR web interface in case you have forgotten it:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1629459-web-interface-v2-7-foxsat-hdr-3.html#post17837482

    By the way once you get back in again, there are some documentation notes on passwords under “Documentation” (from main web interface home page), then white tab “FAQs”, then yellow tab “Passwords”…. though this is not yet updated with the information on the new automatic password-reset package from the link above.

  81. avatar
    rw
    February 22nd, 2013 at 07:19 | #81

    I’m struggling to get the
    Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle for the Humax FoxsatHDR – Release 4
    to work

    I’ve tried a few usb sticks, the latest I bought especially for the job as it’s only 4GB, FAT32, nothing else on it. The foxsatHDR just doesn’t seem to like it. Does anyone have any ideas? Is there an older version of the file (release 3?) somewhere, maybe that will work.

    Thanks

  82. avatar
    naz
    March 1st, 2013 at 23:30 | #82

    I have the av2hdr-t2 V1.0
    But it cannot see .TS files with VC-1 video in them
    (it reports no video present)

    Is there a version that can add the HMT etc files for these please?
    (The TS file does play on the humax but obviously cant bookmark and restart etc)
    (converting to another vide format is not practical for me)

  83. avatar
    Rw
    March 9th, 2013 at 10:21 | #83

    Update…. There is a cheap small USB stick that looks like a key on amazon. This worked for me.

    The media server is great and allows streaming to apple or android tablet around the house.

    If you are thinking about doing this, I’d say get the key USB and go it ASAP.

  84. avatar
    Rw
    March 9th, 2013 at 10:23 | #84

    eBay not amazon, sorry please change!

  85. avatar
    Gary Parsons
    March 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 | #85

    I’ve noticed of late that everytime either a new channel appears or a change happens on the freesat guide (eg. ITV1 to ITV) then the channel logo (png) dissapears from the webif guide. Is there a fix for this?

  86. avatar
    schofip
    March 30th, 2013 at 14:57 | #86

    Has anybody managed to playback films through an android device either phone or tablet? I have installed all the fimware and software and I have managed to playback films on various XP computers using firefox/VLC.

  87. avatar
    schofip
    March 30th, 2013 at 15:01 | #87

    I had the same problem with several USB sticks. I have finally found one that works well. It is a Sandisk cruiser 4GB bought on ebay for £3.99 inc free delivery

  88. avatar
    Dan
    April 4th, 2013 at 10:58 | #88

    Is anyone else having problems since the switchover to bst at the weekend? My box this the time is an hour ahead of the current time in the humax guide,so its recording everything an hour earlier than it should.

    If i telnet to the box and run the date command its gives the correct date and time and picks up it is now bst.

    This is the first time i have switched in to bst with custom firmware and i have never seen the issue before so i am wondering if its related?

    Has anyone got any idea how to fix it?

    Thanks

  89. avatar
    Dan
    April 6th, 2013 at 09:02 | #89

    Just to confirm i downgraded to the official firmware and the problem went away. I put the custom fw back on and it came back again so it is definitely the custom firmware causing it.

  90. avatar
    Caz
    May 16th, 2013 at 14:22 | #90

    I have installed the latest firmware with no problem and installed some of the different packages, the problem I have is that I am sure that I read somewhere that somehow either via FTP or another means you are able to turn the Humax on from standby.

    Can someone please put me out of misery and tell me if this is possible or not and if it is how to go about it? Thanks.

  91. avatar
    andyb63uk
    August 19th, 2013 at 00:17 | #91

    I’ve just installed and re-installed the 4.0.8 version several times, but cannot get the web interface to appear. I’ve even tried re installing the original Humax firmaware and starting from there but still no joy. Any help please

  92. avatar
    nigelroberts
    September 5th, 2013 at 14:28 | #92

    My apologies if this is in the wrong place .. I’ve just joined the forums and this is all rather confusing.

    I’m planning to install the custom firmware shortly. I also want to change/upgrade the hard disk that is installed in it. Would it be possible to install the custom f/w directly onto a blank SATA disk and do a swapout, or should I use something like gparted to duplicate the existing partitions first?

  93. avatar
    mw54617
    September 12th, 2013 at 10:49 | #93

    The release history on my Foxsat currently running on raydon v4.0.9 tells me that the latest version is v4.1.2 but on this page above only the bundle for v4.0.8 is offered for download. Where can I get v4.1.2 from?

  94. avatar
    MickyH
    September 16th, 2013 at 12:28 | #94

    I have encountered the same issue as dreamonn, v4.0.8 installed on the Humax Foxsat HDR, all was working fine for a few hours. Initially had mediatomb installed and my WD TV Live could see this as a media server and play SD content from the Humax via the WD TV live connected to another TV.
    Then I made a choice to swap to TwonkyMedia 5 as the DLNA server, sadly I have now lost the ability to view via the web interface without getting the following
    “Error 500: Internal Server Error
    CGI program sent malformed HTTP headers: []”
    I get this for Browse media files, EPG and Settings.
    For Service and Package Management I get a different screen but nothing is visible that will allow me to make any changes.
    I can Telnet into the Humax however the “Service” command does not work, the only command that appears to work is cd to opt and bin, after that access is denied.
    I initially thought Mongoose had been damaged/switched off but as I can see the web interface this is highly unlikely.

    Anyone got any ideas?

  95. avatar
    DPFR
    September 26th, 2013 at 13:00 | #95

    Hi Raydon, thanks for this fantastic update to the humax – i have been using it for a few months now and no problems. This is the only question i have – is there a way to get the latest version of the twonky server on the box (e.g.7) – i have purchased a key to run it and would like the latest device definitions as my Samsung Smart BD player will only allow me to play and stop the streams, not play/pause/FF/RW etc.

    Many thanks,

  96. avatar
    Huntsman
    November 1st, 2013 at 16:53 | #96

    What a beautiful program it worked first time.

  97. avatar
    PJMu
    November 26th, 2013 at 19:58 | #97

    Hi Raydon,
    Will the “Foxy” decrypt software work with the new Humax HDR 2000T unit. Or is this software only for the HDR FOX T2?

  98. December 18th, 2013 at 11:24 | #98

    Sir
    I have been using your remarkable software for sometime now, and I greatly appreciate the effort you have put into it. The presentation is more professional than many commercial programs. I have a question concerning download speed. Sometimes I can download a 1.5 GB file to my PC in 11 minutes – and sometimes it takes 4 hours. I suspect a network problem of some, and I wondered if you could give me any pointers?
    All the best
    Fraser

  99. avatar
    Ian Sivell
    January 4th, 2014 at 19:40 | #99

    Is it possible to install pled media server into the build of the firmware
    Happy to download and install test if you could let me know how

    Could this be made available in the backend. This server allows playback of .ts files on a panasonic guerra

    Thanks

  100. January 5th, 2014 at 16:38 | #100

    please can I use “Raydon’s Media and File Server Bundle for the Humax FoxsatHDR – Release 4″ for upgrading Humax HD ICord+-ME having the last firmware “ICORD HD+ME_1.02.02″ or it need special version ,

  101. avatar
    Julian Pinn
    January 18th, 2014 at 22:06 | #101

    Every since installing this alternative to the HUMAX official firmware we cannot rely on shows being recorded that we have set to be recorded. Do not install this software. We now have to figure out how to get the unit back to how it was from HUMAX. If you want to miss shows you think will be recorded or have other unpredictable issues, install this firmware… Nice try, but don’t understand why one should every want to do this…

  102. avatar
    bazzybabes
    January 19th, 2014 at 11:28 | #102

    I have two Humax Foxsats, both updated to 1tb, namely His and Hers.
    Hers hasn’t got Raydon’s software on board and can record bbc four.
    His is running Raydons but will not record bbc four (other channels are okay).
    I use Raydons so I can watch on my pc (more confortable than staring up at wall.
    Can anybody offer any advice please?

  103. avatar
    Barry
    February 4th, 2014 at 19:06 | #103

    I have copied files created by av2hdr to my Foxsat pvr using Raydons firmware and ftp’ing.
    The files show in Filzilla and on my ipad using Raydons app but do not show when i press Media on my humax remote.
    Any ideas please?

  104. avatar
    Alan Sears
    February 11th, 2014 at 10:51 | #104

    Julian Pinn :
    Every since installing this alternative to the HUMAX official firmware we cannot rely on shows being recorded that we have set to be recorded. Do not install this software. We now have to figure out how to get the unit back to how it was from HUMAX. If you want to miss shows you think will be recorded or have other unpredictable issues, install this firmware… Nice try, but don’t understand why one should every want to do this…

    The number of positive posts is evidence that this package is highly useful. Only to the technically minded, though. People like us, however, cannot handle the complexities, and so cannot make good use of it. I installed it all successfully, but I only use it to preserve the recording schedule on the rare occasions that I want to retune. I have spent hours experimenting and reading about the utilities, but I have got nowhere. I have just spent two hours trying, unsuccessfully, to play a recording on my iPad. Too bad, I’m just not clever enough.

  105. avatar
    Julian Pinn
    February 23rd, 2014 at 17:40 | #105

    @Alan Sears
    Hi Alan, I’m technical enough. Got it working. Just had problems with reliability. Once I found that it wasn’t recording anything because the 24 hour clock was set 12 hours out. I re-installed the SW and it was fine for a while but then got unreliable again missing shows which gives me a bad mood! I will say though that this is a sterling attempt to improve on the rather basic standard version from Humax and Radon should be commended. My feedback could have been more balanced had I not just missed the show I thought I’d recorded. Tempted to go back, but won’t. Good luck all.

  106. avatar
    raydon
    February 25th, 2014 at 19:54 | #106

    If you want answers to custom related firmware queries you must ask on AV Forums, not here.
    http://www.avforums.com/threads/media-file-server-bundle-for-the-foxsat-hdr-release-4-part-5.1829374/

  107. April 2nd, 2014 at 09:52 | #107

    Raydon’s Media and File Server are a remarkable achievement.

    The firmware upgrade has re-vitalised my Humax Box…the instructions and software simply work brilliantly.

    I thank you…and recommend anyone looking at breathing new life into their Foxsat-HDR.

  108. June 11th, 2014 at 22:29 | #108

    Hi, in the readme file for V4.1.2, it states :
    IMPORTANT:
    Because of the requirement for the package manager to start with a clean slate, any pre-existing custom directory structure will be deleted
    and a new empty directory tree created on first time boot of the v4.0 firmware.

    Excuse my ignorance in this, I’m new to it all, but I have an unmodified box and within the media screen, I have subfolders for “kids”, “films” that I’ve organised my recordings into. Does this warning mean these subdirectories would be deleted?
    Thanks
    Neil

  109. avatar
    Andy
    July 11th, 2014 at 17:59 | #109

    Almost there but FoxSat HDR is not fully recognising my film files.

    Downloaded raydon’s_Media_and_File_Server_Bundle_for_the_Foxsat_HDR_release_4.1.2.rar and raydons_AV2HDR_v2.0_for_Windows.rar

    Home network recognises HDR and shows recorded files which I can now copy to my PC hard drive to create space.
    For films downloaded onto PC I can convert them to TS, HMT & NTS files. I believe TAC only convey chapter bookmarks, so I can do without them.
    I cut & paste the three files with windows explorer into the HDR video folder and they then also show up in the media/video folder.
    I can view them my FreeSat website and have installed housekeeper, channel-editor. fixfilenames and fixfilepath packages.
    Looking at the HDR from my TV the new film doesn’t show up on Media but only in File Manager where it shows up on USB1:/sda1> and not on HDD:/Video>.
    The only action available is Copy where is fails after a few seconds.
    Can anybody get me over the last huddle of playing the new film on my TV
    Thanks

  110. avatar
    raydon
    July 29th, 2014 at 19:08 | #110

    @neildavies
    No your recordings are safe.

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