Migrating from Topfield PVR

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Importing video files

Background

The Topfield TF5800 PVR records video files in MPEG format with an extended header.

Transferring the files

Use one of the available Linux utilities for transferring .rec files from your Topfield to /home/public/data/videos or one of your other media storage areas. ftpd-topfield is a good one because you can then use any decent ftp client to (recursively, if necessary) mirror the files across.

File extensions

The .rec file extension is not automatically recognised by LinuxMCE - see the Add video file extensions page for how to fix this. However, xine does not currently recognise the format unless you change the extension to something else appropriate like .ts. This can be done en masse with a simple Perl script.