Advice Needed Plugging in a dvd/blu-ray burner drive?

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daro2096

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Is it possible to plug in an USB or Esata DVD/BD burner and use it to burn video files from the receiver's internal hard drive that can be played back on any player?
 
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No, the receiver does not have the software and hardware drivers needed for any type of DVD/BD burner.

You could get a video input card for a PC that will allow you to record video and audio to the PC, then with the correct video burning software you can burn to any CD,DVD or blue-ray disk installed in the computer.
 
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Slightly different question (from a customer) that I could not answer whilst I was on site.

Are there any BluRay (or even DVD ) players out there with a USB input, that can process a MP4 file for playback onto a screen through the HDMI cable, or is it just the processing power of PCs/laptops (and the ability to have a programme like VLC player) that can do this ?

I do have a Yelo player from old that still does an amazing job of playing virtually any DVD when other stuff gives up the ghost, but it is SD/Scart output only.
 
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Mickha

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Is it possible to plug in an USB or Esata DVD/BD burner and use it to burn video files from the receiver's internal hard drive that can be played back on any player?
You don't need to, you can simply transfer your recordings, to your PC, using Filezilla, or other FTP program, then edit, and burn, using available software and your PC's DVD writer.
 
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daro2096

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I was just asking if it was possible. Not that I was going to do it. I don't think my PC is quite up to the task of video editing as it is nearly 7 years old(well some of it is anyway). Tried it once, it took several hours, didn't always finish the task and when it did the video and audio was out of sync.
 
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Mickha

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You don't need to edit the files, that's only necessary if you've recorded adverts, or parts before, or after, any movie.
If high quality isn't required you can attach a DVD recorder, to your VU+, using a scart connection, which will then record anything playing on your VU+.
 
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davemurgtroyd

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Slightly different question (from a customer) that I could not answer whilst I was on site.

Are there any BluRay (or even DVD ) players out there with a USB input, that can process a MP4 file for playback onto a screen through the HDMI cable, or is it just the processing power of PCs/laptops (and the ability to have a programme like VLC player) that can do this ?

I do have a Yelo player from old that still does an amazing job of playing virtually any DVD when other stuff gives up the ghost, but it is SD/Scart output only.
Virtually all the DVD/BD players that i have had with USB inputs will play many media file types from USB sticks and HDDs (and even SD cards via USB adapter if they don't also have a card slot). Some older ones will only play from USB sticks and not recognise HDDs, and some will only play some of the file types but VLC will convert virtually all types to a format that can be played. It is not only down to the file type but also the codec used to encode that file.
 
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Channel Hopper

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Thanks.

Now to look for the supported file format.
 
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