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Grand Dizzy
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 pm Reply with quote
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I just used TopfHDRW to transfer some recordings from an old Toppy HD onto my new Toppy HD. To my surprise, when I looked at the recordings on the Toppy, they all seem to have programme information, despite the fact that I only copied the recordings and no other files.

This leaves me wondering where this programme information is located?:

1. Is it somehow embedded in the recordings files themselves?
2. Is the programme info retained somewhere on the Toppy, even long after the recordings themselves have been deleted?
3. When copying recordings with TopfHDRW, does it automatically transfer file information over from some other location?
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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:44 pm Reply with quote
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The information is contained in the recorded header.

However, this may not directly correspond to what MyStuff knows - t usually does but will likely contain the info from the preceding programme if the recording was set using the native mechanism.

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Grand Dizzy
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm Reply with quote
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Hi Geoff and thanks for the answer! Smile

Geoff Bacon wrote:
The information is contained in the recorded header


By "recorded header", do you mean it's embedded in the header of the .rec file itself?

If that's the case, is it possible to see programme info for old .rec files on my PC? (Without having to put the files back on the Toppy.)

I currently have a ton of old recordings with no way to know what episode/series they are without playing them through and trying to figure it out.
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ccs
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:36 pm Reply with quote
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This might help, but the download site is no longer available.

https://forum.toppy.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21112&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I'll see if I can find it.

Sorry, I can only find a copy of EMJB's taps.

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YorkshireJumbo
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:26 am Reply with quote
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That would be useful. I must have missed it when it was being discussed last year Sad

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ccs
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:31 am Reply with quote
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YorkshireJumbo wrote:
That would be useful. I must have missed it when it was being discussed last year Sad


It is - I converted loads of toppy recordings so that I could retain program details on ViX.

Maybe @jimi has a copy and can add it to his backup of EMJB's taps???

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Grand Dizzy
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:04 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks CCS.

I've solved my problem now: I simply drag the .rec files into Notepad2 and the programme info is clearly visible there in the first few lines! Smile
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jimi
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:39 pm Reply with quote
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ccs wrote:

Maybe @jimi has a copy and can add it to his backup of EMJB's taps???

Unfortunately that zip file wasn't on the website when I copied it, if anyone has a copy I'll certainly host it.

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ccs
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:04 am Reply with quote
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jimi wrote:
Unfortunately that zip file wasn't on the website when I copied it, if anyone has a copy I'll certainly host it.
I think EMJB needs to confirm it'll be ok.

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EMJB
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:30 am Reply with quote
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ccs wrote:
jimi wrote:
Unfortunately that zip file wasn't on the website when I copied it, if anyone has a copy I'll certainly host it.
I think EMJB needs to confirm it'll be ok.



No problem. I can supply a copy to anyone who PMs me with their email address.


EMJB

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