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leicester pilgrim

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Technical support - Monday's game
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:14:24 PM »
Boston don't appear on Live TV too often, so I've tended to record the matches whenever they do. I've got copies of three or four Conference fixtures from the title winning campaign, a league game against Yeovil and the Setanta Shield game against Kettering. Some of them are on VHS, others are on DVD, depending on the technologies of the day.

I recorded Boston v Rochdale on my BT Box on Monday night and want to transfer it from the box to DVD so that I can keep it with the rest of my collection. Not tried this since having the BT Box (we've not been on TV in that time) , and am getting an encryption error message when I try to link the box to an external DVD recorder via SCART. Anyone on here know how to get around that?

Obviously I can keep the match on the box itself, but at some point in the future that'll get superseded by an even newer technology. Would much rather therefore transfer the footage to DVD rather than keeping it on the box. Also eliminates the possibility of accidentally deleting it.

Pretty annoyed at BT for stopping people from doing this. I know they don't want people to rip them off by making illegal copies or reselling recordings, but when it's for personal use you ought to be able to make a one off copy onto a portable media.

Only one other thought... is there any way of purchasing the BT match video from anywhere?


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Re: Technical support - Monday's game
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 09:28:28 PM »
I thought I had set my system to record the match - but after I pressed the play button  - it was just blank.  I hadn't checked that there was broadband on the box.

Very annoyed because subsequent broadcasts weren't the whole broadcast and not the whole match.

I have managed to get it save it on my phone, but have been unsuccessful transferring to my PC to edit it (no adverts) or convert it to a different format to edit on my phone.

I do have the highlights though on a file.

Eddie Killick

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Re: Technical support - Monday's game
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 05:14:42 PM »
There is a program called Ace Thinker Screen Grabber Pro which will record programs saved on BTPlayer. It isn't free but well worth the money, unless you just use the trial version.