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    Default Freeview HD recorder to USB

    I'm looking for something that will record Freeview HD quality on a USB drive so i can play television shows on my laptop or on a television. I didn't expect this to be a major problem but nobody seems to know of anything that will do the job. I thought this was the answer http://www.amazon.co.uk/Denver-DMB-1.../dp/B003Y02H22 but the reviews say its not. I have a Samsung series 8 LE40A856 television. Does anyone know an easy solution to this problem? I am in England.
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    This is UK related ...hope it helps

    Sorry but since no one has responded I will start with HDTV boxes in the UK...with USB capabilities

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    If it is not he box there are USB sticks capabilities too

    Of course you need to be aware of USB size to store the complete movie

    What you have to do is transfer the video file directly to the usb stick like you would any other file.


    If you created the movie in an editing program like movie maker etc, then export the video for playback on a PC

    Then transfer that file to the memory stick afterwards.

    I hope I understood the question?
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    Thanks Abseh1... The problem seems to be recordings can only be played on the box they were recorded on. If i record on a USB drive i can't play it on my laptop. There are USB gadgets that can turn my laptop into a television (sort of) and allow shows to be recorded on the hard drive but the aerials supplied with them are useless and i don't have the option of attaching a roof top aerial.
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    I understand...some USB sticks even have a long dongle for that purpose....strange looking but they work

    Let me look around some more
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    Try VLC Media Player ...you will need to find a codex that will work/match

    There are several free players at the link below...including VLC
    I prefer VLC it plays most any codex
    Best Free Media Player

    What media player are you viewing the movies in now?

    What format are on the USB recordings?....then try
    Try VLC Media Player

    Other things to take into consideration are which media player you were using to play them on your PC, and what other players or codecs did you have installed there.

    Also, if you created them yourself, what program did you use?


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    I was using Windows Media Player. I have installed VLC but i rarely use it because it seems to take forever to get started. Most of my recordings are mp4 or avi
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