Friday, 2 January 2009

HUMAX FOXSAT HDR COPY TUTORIAL EXCLUSIVE.


HUMAX FOXSAT HDR COPY TUTORIAL EXCLUSIVE.

HUMAX FOXSAT HDR COPY TUTORIAL EXCLUSIVE from and too your Humax Foxsat HDR.

The Humax Foxsat HDR is obviously designed to play it's own type files irrespective of the file extension names they carry.
In the case of the Humax Foxsat HDR the file extensions are named;
hmt, nts and ts

The idea of copying what you want to keep for a library makes sound sense, for example T.V. company's have so much archived programmes which for one reason or another will never see the light of day.
To start this tutorial we point out that the Humax Foxsat will NOT COPY more than 4gig at one time. This means that many films cannot be stored or kept off the Humax Foxsat HDR itself. This also means many modern day films have more than the max copy permitted at this time of 4gig so to copy is a no-no.
For the purpose of this tutorial we used an 8gig pen drive but of course this is not a must.
How to;
make sure the file/s you wish to copy is LESS than 4gig.
make sure you copy EXACTLY the file/s already stored in the Humax Foxsat HDR - do not edit or change them AFTER they leave the Humax Foxsat HDR unless you know more than we are telling you here.
Insert the USB pen drive in your chosen USB slot front or rear, we chose the front(under the flap down).
The wizard will tell you a USB device is connected.
Select Media>then Opt+> File Manager> O.K. this;
The window that opens is split into two with on the right your pen drive folder named sda. The sda files in your pen drive need to be opened BEFORE highlighting the chosen file (under 4gig) on the left to copy.
The window on the left is where your already stored films/serials/etc.
For our exercise we copied the second half of the last detective, we highlighted this and at the same time the green copy button at the top glows, before you highlight it you will notice the green button is greyed out.
If you have went this far you are well advised to NOT edit anything now, but if you need to edit make sure it is all done before starting.
The copy button (green) is pressed and it then writes to the pen drive - time taken about ten minutes.
If you want to store these files you copied to your pen drive make sure you leave everything intact to allow you to transfer them back into the Humax Foxsat HDR where they play as before.
For the benefit of those who are undermining Humax efforts by banding about stories that it cannot be done, we say try, try and try again until you get it right.
We repeat - WE DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, and to repeat - WE FOUND IT VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH NO PROBLEMS.
To play the stored files, it is a simple reversal of the former, but make sure the files are EXACTLY as the original in it's own folder.
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5 comments:

Domain Holdings. said...

In answer to John,
sorry to say John we have not found any player which will show the copied HUmax Files.
Even the ultra reliable Classic Media Player cannot play the files.
I think the message is clear - the files stored are only for use with the Humax Foxsat HDR.
regards..:)

Jonathan said...

Download a copy of VLC Media Player from VideoLan to play the Humax's files. It's Mac only I'm afraid, but it works wonderfully well for everything I've thrown at it!

Domain Holdings. said...

Thank you Jonathan,
good info this for those who have Mac equipment.

Soapy Towel said...

I,ve managed to copy a film from the Foxsat HDR onto a portable hard drive and it ran in HD quality on my laptop using windows 7 via the free VLC media software. Open the VLC media program & select the media yo want to play from the dropdown box of the laptop folders. Fantastic as I travel a lot & dont always get the chance to catch up on series etc.

Soapy Towel said...

I've copied a film from the HUMAX Foxsat HDR to a portable harddrive and ran this on my windows7 laptop in HD quality via the VLC media free software.
Start the VLC program > select the media (copied film) to run from the drop down box (shows your USB input folder).
Works great