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  1. The only program I've been able to find was MPEG Video Wizard, but it isn't free, and this is not something I need to use very often.
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    If I knew what a .rec file is (MediaInfo can tell some details), I may guess if e.g. ffmpeg can convert the container without recoding the content.
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    Originally Posted by LigH.de View Post
    If I knew what a .rec file is (MediaInfo can tell some details), I may guess if e.g. ffmpeg can convert the container without recoding the content.
    According to VideoReDo TV Suite (paid software), which can edit and export rec files, Topfield PVR recordings use a proprietary container that is basically a TS file with a header containing program information.
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    As I guessed ... then there should be chances that ffmpeg is able to grab from the TS content streams what it can identify and put it into MP4.
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    Originally Posted by Gameshow Host View Post
    The only program I've been able to find was MPEG Video Wizard, but it isn't free, and this is not something I need to use very often.
    Go onto the Beyonwiz forum at https://www.beyonwiz.com.au/forum/ and ask there in the Off Topic Forum as there are many members that updated from Topfield to Beyonwiz PVR's, including me! but I can't remember what I used, probably Womble as I own that. MPEGStreamClip I think will handle them and VLC will certainly play .REC file

    Depending on which model Topfield if it is SDTV ie mpeg2 video then ProjectX will handle it for editing and demuxing elements or simply changing to TS. TSDoctor will also do it but that is a paid program although there is a one month free period with nothing crippled. "Sometimes" just changing the suffix from REC to TS is sufficient.
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    Just did a quick test and VidCoder will directly convert .REC files to MP4 or MKV

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    Complete name : C:\Users\netmask\Desktop\the emperor concerto.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID : mp42 (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
    File size : 448 MiB
    Duration : 26 min 14 s
    Overall bit rate mode : Variable
    Overall bit rate : 2 388 kb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Tagged date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Writing application : HandBrake 1.1.2 2018090500

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4
    Format settings : CABAC / 5 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, RefFrames : 5 frames
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 26 min 14 s
    Bit rate : 2 221 kb/s
    Width : 706 pixels
    Height : 572 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Variable
    Frame rate : 23.820 FPS
    Minimum frame rate : 18.734 FPS
    Maximum frame rate : 23.981 FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.231
    Stream size : 417 MiB (93%)
    Writing library : x264 core 155 r2901 7d0ff22
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=25000 / vbv_bufsize=31250 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Encoded date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Tagged date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Color range : Limited
    Color primaries : BT.601 PAL
    Transfer characteristics : BT.709
    Matrix coefficients : BT.601
    Codec configuration box : avcC

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC LC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
    Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
    Duration : 26 min 13 s
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 160 kb/s
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel layout : L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
    Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 30.0 MiB (7%)
    Title : Stereo / Stereo
    Language : English
    Default : Yes
    Alternate group : 1
    Encoded date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Tagged date : UTC 2019-09-08 06:57:36
    Last edited by netmask56; 8th Sep 2019 at 02:18.
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  7. Wow, thanks for the answers! This is such a great forum, I thought my question might be too obscure, but this is so helpful. I'll try all these suggestions, thanks!
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