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Title: TV query
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:51, 29 January 21
A few years ago I bought a large screen LG TV and looking thru the manual I found it could record to USB stick what it was displaying as an MP4(?) file - Woo Hoo! Big excitement - I could now start making CPC videos ;D


Big letdown :( >:( :(  - it seems it will record but the recording is tagged with a DRM and so will only play on the TV it was recorded on.


Bad LG! Bad!


Are there any TV's available with a more "flexible" approach to recording?
Title: Re: TV query
Post by: Animalgril987 on 20:02, 29 January 21
A quick Google shows a fair few DRM removal tools...
Title: Re: TV query
Post by: Bryce on 20:57, 29 January 21
A few years ago I bought a large screen LG TV and looking thru the manual I found it could record to USB stick what it was displaying as an MP4(?) file - Woo Hoo! Big excitement - I could now start making CPC videos ;D


Big letdown :( >:( :(  - it seems it will record but the recording is tagged with a DRM and so will only play on the TV it was recorded on.


Bad LG! Bad!


Are there any TV's available with a more "flexible" approach to recording?

I've a Panasonic BluRay player that records to HDD and the files are accessible directly over the LAN connection. No DRM they run on my PC too.

Bryce.
Title: Re: TV query
Post by: Gryzor on 09:57, 01 February 21
I've a Panasonic BluRay player that records to HDD and the files are accessible directly over the LAN connection. No DRM they run on my PC too.

Bryce.


It rips BRs?
Title: Re: TV query
Post by: Bryce on 10:27, 01 February 21
Nope, it only records from the external inputs.

Bryce.
 
Title: Re: TV query
Post by: Gryzor on 10:29, 01 February 21
Makes somewhat more sense - if it ripped discs then it'd surely add some sort of DRM of its own? That's why LG does that, to protect its 'own' content - I mean, if it didn't, then you could just rip everything and upload it. I wonder if it lets you also record from apps like Netflix :D


[edit]...and yes I realise what I just typed only makes half sense because it obviously adds DRM to other inputs as well, not just TV input. Back to my coffee.