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@RadDave I did something similar to what you do with the DVR. For a while I had a TiVo unit with a DVD burner in it. Getting the initial file took about half the time it took to watch the program. I gave up that method when the burner died. Even at its fastest the process was still time consuming due to the transcoding needed to yield an editable file.

I've tried the firewire cable process but the files are huge (20-40 GB for most programs), As far as I can tell the few programs I've seen that help with this have not been updated with new features in some time. Some of the programs can be copied freely, some copied once, and some won't copy (depending upon flags set by the copyright holder). Transcoding to a usable file can be very time consuming. Sometimes even VLC can't play some of the files.

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