Can I pull recorded video files off Tablo?

@cjcox Very cool!

@jestep  I will certainly try that one… thanks.

I find that using ffmpeg with the playlist pull is painfully slow.  Not sure why that is.  Essentially doing it that way makes my ffmpeg transcode at 30fps (so a 2hr movie takes 2hrs).  If I do a wget pull of the ts files and batch it that way, I can get thousands of fps and a much faster result.

yes, I saw that too

It’s adequate for playback though… and many things already know what to do with such a playlist of ts files (thus various frontends could work with Tablo without much work).

ffplay is always a nice tool to make one look like an uber geek from the bash prompt, should work with ./ffplay -i http://:18080/pvr/34996/pl/playlist.m3u8

Away from civilization for another week, can’t wait to try.

VLC should work with the same address/protocol too, no?

vlc and others… yes… but also appliances, etc…

On a similar note I wanted to switch drives so I just connected the old and new one to a linux machine and copied all of the files directories over and it worked just fine.  All of my recordings worked perfectly on the new drive.  Now of course I had the Tablo format the new drive prior to copying.

This was actually way back in April but if I remember properly I just did a "cp -r * ".

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Anyone make any progress with this … ? just trying to figure out an easy way to map the recording IDs to shows.

I actually stopped working on something… I’m a Linux guy though… so anything I do will require Linux and/or a Plex (PMS) running on Linux.

I stopped working on this because there’s something coming from Nuvyyo.

Yea though I could use something today … lol… i am comfortable with *nix so if you have any hints I would be happy to entertain them … lol

Search for AndyW and his - Found a way to copy recordings to Windows and play them - which works well.

Search for AndyW and his - Found a way to copy recordings to Windows and play them - which works well.

I don’t use Windows but I will give it a look … thanks.

Thanks for the info here on the page I was able to download the video file I needed… hopefully the *** official *** method is not too far behind… tip for anyone else when you look at the timestamps on the tablo they are in GMT … 

I’ve been waiting for this feature before I buy Tablo. Hopefully soon.


Another way is to use the windows application 'Internet Download Manager'. 

Start the recording in a browser - IDM offers to download it for you - Let it, select a path. Done. Once IDM starts downloading you need not keep the window playing the stream.
35min show takes a few minutes to stitch and creates a very large '.TS' file. In this example a little over 1GB. But it plays without problem through VLC.
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Another way is to use the windows application 'Internet Download Manager'.  Start the recording in a browser - IDM offers to download it for you - Let it, select a path. Done. Once IDM starts downloading you need not keep the window playing the stream.

35min show takes a few minutes to stitch and creates a very large ‘.TS’ file. In this example a little over 1GB. But it plays without problem through VLC.

I dont use windows but I will see if there is something similar that can be done under OSX … 


Thanks for the idea though…

@cjcox I was hoping you would end up with one of these and work your magic on it. Not surprised that I found this thread by searching yet again on how to export my recordings and I find you here.

@TabloTV You need to hire cjcox, he’s THAT good and I wish my employers could afford him.

Have you checked out this thread?


http://community.tablotv.com/discussion/257/api-interface-to-pull-recorded-show-listings-metadata-and-files-off-of-the-tablo

@claflico  Ah shucks…  thanks for the plug Cory!