Author Topic: Copy recordings between Skippas  (Read 1185 times)

Offline ChrisW

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 82
    • View Profile
Copy recordings between Skippas
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:52:04 PM »
Hi.

Is there an easy way of transferring recordings from one Skippa to another, maintaining the program names and folders for series, etc?

Regards,
Chris

Offline Dave at IceTV

  • Guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1258
    • View Profile
    • IceTV Knowledgebase Articles
Re: Copy recordings between Skippas
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 11:35:55 PM »
I am certain that when you can copy them onto the new Skippa they will end up in 'Media > Local > Recordings". And you lose the thumbnail images and extended info (episode descriptions) but all other info is retained (resume point, played status, parental ratings, title, date, channel).

You could leave the recordings on a USB and play them from there (in 'Media > Local > USB"). You get the exact same information as if they were in 'Media > Local > Recordings".

If the old Skippa's hard drive is okay you could just swap the hard drives. Much quicker than copying large files from Skippa A to USB drive and then from USB drive to Skippa B.
cheers

Dave
Customer Service

Offline ChrisW

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 82
    • View Profile
Re: Copy recordings between Skippas
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 12:54:07 PM »
Thanks Dave.

Would each Skippa be able to see/play the other's recordings if they on the same network, under Media I would assume?

I seem to recall such ability being requested or offered in the original design, but obviously such information is long gone.

Regards,
Chris

Offline Dave at IceTV

  • Guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1258
    • View Profile
    • IceTV Knowledgebase Articles
Re: Copy recordings between Skippas
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
Yes. Both Skippas will appear on your network as DLNA/UPnP compatible media servers. So they will be able to see each other and stream each other's recordings.

But auto ad skip won't work. This was one of the improvements that was coming in the future software update that never arrived.

Here is what the device list looks like (if you have multiple media servers on your network).


The file list is very basic,


compared to the USB file list,


Offline ChrisW

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 82
    • View Profile
Re: Copy recordings between Skippas
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 01:28:52 PM »
Thanks Dave.

That raises one final question: Is auto ad-skipping recognised in recordings transferred to USB?

Offline Dave at IceTV

  • Guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1258
    • View Profile
    • IceTV Knowledgebase Articles
Re: Copy recordings between Skippas
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 01:47:17 PM »
I am 99% certain the answer is no.

But you could test it to be sure. Record a 30 minute show on one of the main SD commercial channels (7, 9 or 10), wait for the Skippa to finish processing the auto skip, move the recording to a USB thumb drive then see if auto skip works when playing the recording off the USB drive.


Share via facebook Share via twitter

xx
Best Method For Copying Content To The HUMAX HDR7500T 1TB

Started by Dwarfboysim on Humax

15 Replies
12915 Views
Last post August 13, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
by jeffoz1
xx
Copying large files

Started by The_Hawk on Humax

15 Replies
8265 Views
Last post April 26, 2014, 04:26:50 PM
by Dave at IceTV
xx
Can't copy files to external drive

Started by scottb on Humax

5 Replies
3292 Views
Last post January 19, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
by scottb
xx
Does "Copy SD shows to HD channels" actually do anything any more?

Started by prl on Smart Recording website and General questions

5 Replies
2549 Views
Last post December 30, 2009, 10:20:42 AM
by tonymy01