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    Join Date: Apr 2012
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    Hi. I recorded the ANZAC Day parade on a Sony PVR (http://www.sony.com.au/product/svr-hdt1000) and wanted to edit it on my computer. I copied it to an external WD 500GB drive but had to format the drive first to suit Sony. Now when I plug the external drive into my Mac it does not recognise the Western Digital (WD) external HDD. The message I get is "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer".

    I would be grateful for any help on how to fix this problem so I can read the file on the WD HDD via USB/firewire and then copy it to my Mac to edit it.

    Many thanks, Woodserjimmy.
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    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Location: Sydney, Australia
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    Knowing SONY it probably is their own encrypted format and not possible to read. PVR's like the Topfield or Beyonwiz record a standard mpeg ts format file easily transferred to a PC or MAC for editing. Not much help now for you other than to suggest you do it old way like transferring VHS to PC ie use a capture device and play the program back in real time. PVR's to avoid are the ones marked "Freeview" they offer nothing but prevent you from transferring files to a PC etc. They also prevent jumping over commercial breaks (fast forward only).
    TheVoiceIsAnotherPerson ~ BeyonWiz DP-P1 and T3 PVR's ~ Popcorn C200 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 ~ Yamaha RX-A1030 http://www.openwiz.org/wiki/ProjectX
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    Join Date: Apr 2012
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    Thanks for the advice. I'll try playing it from the PVR and then recording it onto another device. A bit of a pain as the parade went for 2.5hrs!
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