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How can I watch recordings over network?

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    Stoker

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    Hi

    I've just bought a FVP-5000T and I am quite pleased to see that it has a server function.

    I can see recordings on the machine in Finder on my MacBook but I haven't been able to watch any over the network so far.

    I've tried VLC but get an error, also tried Quicktime Player and Servetome/Streamtome without success.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    | Thu 11 Oct 2018 21:40:54 #1 |
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    "The recordings are encrypted, and will only play on the machine that recorded them."

    However

    I have found that another Humax PVR (in my case a 4000T, and a Fox-T2, and a H3Espresso) will play the recordings over my LAN. This includes HD recordings.

    As a bonus, my Samsung Smart TV (MU6120) will also play the recordings. It has a built in DLNA media player.
    HTH

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 9:18:52 #2 |
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    That's disappointing but many thanks for the info.

    I see you have it in quotes. Are you quoting from a particular document?

    I've searched the product manual but it doesn't seem to be included in that.

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 9:59:48 #3 |
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    Stoker - 12 hours ago  » 
    I can see recordings on the machine in Finder on my MacBook but I haven't been able to watch any over the network so far.

    Are the recordings you are trying to play SD or HD recordings? I would expect it to be possible to play SD recordings (I can do this using VLC on a Windows 10 PC) but not sure about HD recordings.

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 10:53:28 #4 |
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    I’m fairly certain they are SD recordings.

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 11:52:12 #5 |
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    Stoker - 30 minutes ago  » 
    I’m fairly certain they are SD recordings.

    So in VLC how are you trying to play them? What error message do you receive?

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 12:23:48 #6 |
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    This article may help https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204445

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 13:04:46 #7 |
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    Stoker - 3 hours ago  » 
    I see you have it in quotes. Are you quoting from a particular document?

    It seems to be received wisdom on these forums and elsewhere. If you search for "encrypted" on the forum, several hits say this.

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 13:51:33 #8 |
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    Okay - Many thanks Pigolato

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 13:58:38 #9 |
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    Martin Liddle - 4 hours ago  » 

    Stoker - 30 minutes ago  » 
    I’m fairly certain they are SD recordings.

    So in VLC how are you trying to play them? What error message do you receive?

    In Finder I double click on the file with the .ts extension and it opens VLC with the the file shown in the playlist. I then click on the play button. Previously I thought I got an error message (but maybe that was with one of the other programs that I tried) now nothing happens. I've upgraded to VLC 3.0.4.

    | Fri 12 Oct 2018 17:13:05 #10 |

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