On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 03:34:22 GMT, r...@invalid.invalid (RMD) put finger
to keyboard and composed:
>I have a friend who I still take VHS video tapes with me when I visit.
>It seemed to me I'd be better off taking a USB thumb drive with video
>on it, rather than VHS tapes.
>I can buy 64G USB thumb drives for about $30 from MSY now, and a
>Thompson STB with USB record is $39 from K-Mart now. (Just btw the
>Thompson USB STB is about the size of a VHS cassette.)
I'm wondering whether these are genuine 64GB drives. I see that later
in this thread you state that the pen drive holds 30 hours of video,
but have you actually filled up the drive?
>The Thompson STB records *.mts files, which can be played by VLC,
>turned into DVD's by Nero 7 onwards, and even be played by other PVR's
>like the Telefunken 500G PVR also sold by K-Mart for $149.
I bought a Soniq T201-AU STB from JB HiFi some months ago for $39. It
sounds very similar to yours. The file extension is SQTS (SoniQ Time
Shift or SoniQ Transport Stream ?). If a recording exceeds the 4GB
size limit of FAT32, the STB breaks it up into 4GB segments. The
second file segment has an SQTS1 extension. As in your case, the SQTS
file is playable by VLC.
I haven't tried turning it into DVD format, though.
>However, I did find using a cheap MSY HDMI cable that they self
>interfered from the MSY el-cheapo HDMI cable.
The Soniq T201 has an HDMI output but I haven't tried it yet.
>Anyway, I think these Thompson STB's combined with a fairly cheap 64G
>USB drive make quite a cheap way of transferring video about
>geographically, either house to house or room to room.
>I store the Thompson video on my PC hard drives as the 64G drive fills
>up, and don;t find the 64G size is too small for my purposes. The 64G
>drive holds about 30 hours of video.
That was exactly my reasoning for purchasing the device. AISI, I don't
need a bulky, unreliable HDD based DVD Recorder or STB.
- Franc Zabkar
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