OSMC won't play HD .ts files on RPi


I’ve bought the MPEG-2 codec licence for my Pi and it is now playing SD .ts files (copied from my Humax), but refuses to play videos recorded from HD channels.

Is this a known issue? What can I do to try and solve the problem?


Is there some kind of encryption in the recorded streams?
Some tv boxes do this to prevent playback on other devices. Some do it only to the hd streams.

Oh, ok. I’m too much of a noob to work this out. Is there a way I can remove this block?

Hang on, found this:
“you can’t, they are encrypted using a key unique to each HDR - you have to play them back on the HDR they are recorded on.” (https://www.avforums.com/threads/how-to-decrypt-ts-files.1125631/)

Depends how hard you are willing to try.

There is a reasonably laborious procedure to extract a file without encryption:

There also appears to exist custom firmware that doesn’t encrypt recorded files if you search around, but that is probably going far beyond the noob level…

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The custom firmware can be set to automatically decrypt recordings - the trick is to read the wiki notes about what is needed.