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chris_s
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:07 pm Reply with quote
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I have recently purchased a SONY Internet TV and have managed to wirelessly stream music/photos/video from my PC and Laptop. The TV will play mpeg and avi files, but not .rec files (even renamed .mpg, which I had to do for the TV to see them): my question is, what is the minimum conversion that I would have to do to get them to play on the TV?

This is not of great importance, but you know how it is when you get a new bit of kit, you like to play.

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HydeTheDarkerSide
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:25 pm Reply with quote
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You could try TFRECtoTS

http://www.pauljonathan.eclipse.co.uk/index.htm

After converting the rec file rename file extension to mpg and your telly should play them. Hopefully Wink

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juwlz
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:48 pm Reply with quote
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Is the file still on Toppy when you're trying to play it, or have you copied it somewhere? It's not clear from your post. If the former, I'd guess it's the connection rather than the file type that's likely to be the issue.

Julie

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HydeTheDarkerSide
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:01 pm Reply with quote
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The TV will not be able to view the contents of the Toppy as the Toppy doesn't support DLNA. OP must have copied them somewhere, hence my suggestion for the PC tool.

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:06 pm Reply with quote
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chris_s
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:18 pm Reply with quote
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Not having much luck so far. I have the .rec file on my PC (which plays Ok on VLC and Windows Media Player), I then convert it to .rec.ts OK (which still plays on VLC, but not on WMP), but it all goes wrong when I change the extension to .mpg: I get a strangled whining sound from my HDD and the explorer window locks up, or it doesn't lock up but if I try to play it either VLC or WMP lock up.

What am I doing wrong?

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HydeTheDarkerSide
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:48 pm Reply with quote
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Not sure you are doing anything wrong. Trouble is I don't know why you're getting that strange sound and inability to play in WMP. Confused

It's alsways just worked for me. Granted I've not used it in a while, but I've never had any issues with it.

Hopefully we'll get someone along who can explain 'cause I'm not out of my depth. Sad

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chris_s
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:09 am Reply with quote
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I think that the HDD sound is probably the heads hunting, very rapidly, over a short distance, so it ends up like a buzz. I might try again today and try to be a bit more diagnostic (I know what it is like being on the receiving end of poor fault reports).

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HydeTheDarkerSide
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:43 pm Reply with quote
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Just tried using the exe again on files copied off my Toppy and sitting on my WHS. Works just fine for me Confused

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acudlip
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:31 pm Reply with quote
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I use soniclife's rec2mpg scripts. works fine for me. I do the conversion on my PC, the resulting mpg is automatically backed up to a linkstation running twonky, which can be seen by the sony tv

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chris_s
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:46 pm Reply with quote
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Just done the whole exercise on the laptop and it works: thanks so much for this Very Happy .

(all I have to do now is work out what went wrong on the desktop... aaargh)

Chris.

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