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ALbino

join:2003-02-01
Chino Hills, CA
reply to swope1221

Re: best alternative to Fios DVR & STBs

How does MythTV or WMC work as far as getting raw TS files? Is it thwarted by HBO's copy protection thing like the TiVo's are?



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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said by ALbino:

How does MythTV or WMC work as far as getting raw TS files? Is it thwarted by HBO's copy protection thing like the TiVo's are?

Of course.

MythTV won't even work with programs that are not CopyFreely (0x00). WMC uses a proprietary format to store the encrypted video files. You can only watch these recordings on the WMC PC that recorded it or its extenders.
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ALbino

join:2003-02-01
Chino Hills, CA

I figured that was the case, but thought I'd ask anyway.

I was caught off guard after getting a TiVo XL4 specifically so I could use TiVo To Go with HBO, and have since been looking for an alternative. Thanks for the reply.