TV Capture in Japan & DRM

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TV Capture in Japan & DRM

Post by Ashtre » Sep 19th, '09, 00:27


Can anyone recommend a good way to capture digital TV programming in Japan? I understand that most capture cards enforce a "copy-once" or likewise DRM on the recorded files. How do the people that post shows here capture TV without this limitation?

I've heard of Friio that is "copy-free" and am wondering if that's the best way to go. Otherwise, is there a way to remove the DRM of the video files I've recorded?

Any help is appreciated.


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Post by gregor » Sep 20th, '09, 23:54

Do you want to capture by satellite or terrestrial?

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Post by Ashtre » Oct 1st, '09, 10:09

Sorry for the late reply.
I'd like to capture by terrestrial means (地デジ)

I bought a Buffalo capture card and I can record, but the format is in *.tve format that I can only view with the PCastTV application...

If only there was a way to manipulate this file in some way...

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Post by qop123 » Oct 18th, '09, 04:56

Hello, 8)

As I understand, you can't manipulate the .tve files in any way. I think, those files are only viewable on that PC, and if you bought another PC, you wouldn't be able to watch them on that PC.

If you want to obtain freely editable files, you need to record in .ts format, which is an unprotected one, and then, you can edit the files with normal mpeg2 editors out there.

Friio was the first one that publicly let people to record in free .ts format, and hence, its popularity and fame. Though Friio is a bit expensive, (about 20000 yen), if you want to be easy and simple, that might be a better choice. While there are some other devices that let you do the same thing as Friio does, they are a little hard to set up.

As I looked up a little, currently, besides Friio, this PCI card called "PT2" seems to have a good popularity.
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Post by Ashtre » Nov 13th, '09, 01:55

Wow. That's an awesome list.... thank you!

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Post by maglev_tgv » Jul 15th, '11, 15:35

I think this kind of thread should be set as "sticky", as it's really important thing to encourage people to record tv in unprotected way, thus hoping more source for D-Addicts.

Especially, analog broadcast will be over shortly, so I think people in Japan are trying to find new tuner right now.

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Post by Eiden » Jul 21st, '11, 03:16

qop123 wrote: As I looked up a little, currently, besides Friio, this PCI card called "PT2" seems to have a good popularity.
Unfortunately that is only a list of tuners that have the ability record in .TS format--not all of them will be able to record DRM-protected content. Changes in DRM since 2009 appear to leave only 3 options for DRM-free recording:

-Friio (19,800 yen direct from Friio in Taiwan)
-Earthsoft PT2 (17,800 yen on Amazon, you can find the PT1 used but it costs nearly the same)
-A modified Keian tuner (not sure on model but I remember reading about it)

The guys down at the local computer store (PC-DEPOT) have no idea about any of this stuff. I thought there might be an option using some of the tuners claiming they can create iPad compatible files, but they all seem to involve a proprietary iOS app rather than iTunes integration and also provide only 640x480 resolution. If they could use iTunes it would probably involve handing off to Apple's DRM which is a lot easier to deal with.

Great to see this thread and agree it should be stickied if it isn't already. I have only done minimal research on this so please correct any inaccuracies I may have stated!

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