I recently recorded something from digial TV using the LG 55LW6500 Smart TV. The recorded file is on a USB HDD (I believe the file type is .ts). I believe that the HDD is formatted specifically for LG and it is not able to be accessed on a PC.
I would like to get the recorded video file from the HDD to my PC. I tried to connect the HDD to my PC but the disk format what not recognised.
LG Customer care have told me that it cannot be done. Does anyone have a solution for this?
I am fairly new to this
This can be due to many different reasons:
1- The method of extracting the file from your TV after recording can cause errors if the program used is not compatible to handle the file being transferred(ex: .ts).
2- The speed of your USB can affect file transfer(s).
3- The size of the file can affect the reading of the file by lengthening the time it takes to decode for your computer.
4- The computer and/or Media Player does not have the correct codec needed to play the file.
5- There is an encryption on the file by DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology. DRM is a class of access control technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders and individuals with the intent to limit the use of digital content and devices after sale.
The file extention ".ts” is encrypted with a password and cannot be shared on any device other than the original source.
You can read more on DRM here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management
It’s not a codec issue. The disk initialisation creates a JFS (large) and an EXT2 (tiny) partitions. So, first thing you need a live cd or some kind of driver to access the disk. Then, inside the JFS partition, you’ll see a directory (folder) for each and any recording you’ve made. Each folder contains multiple files, as video is split into chunks around 50 Mb in size. In my case (2014 model) the problem is that video is encrypted :-(