AMIKO Video file naming Amiko Alien 2

pacificrim

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The naming scheme for recordings only gives a .TS extension to the first file recorded and the rest are .001, .002, etc - which pretty much makes it useless for playback by other media players if you don't want to manually rename them and doing so makes them unplayable by the Alien 2.
Any ideas?
 

T134

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I think what you are describing is the STB breaking the recordings into chunks when they are over a certain size. Only thing that immediately comes to mind is that many applications that will play TS files will probably play the chunks without having a .ts extension on them. They should be looking at the metadata or whatever it is called and be able to match it as MPEG TS without the extension.
 

pacificrim

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VLC works but XBMC doesn't - it'll only play the first file unless I rename it, making it unplayable in the Alien 2. That is by manually opening from within VLC. Obviously, the .001, .002, .003 extensions are not recognized by the operating system unless added to a program of choice.

Ironically, the Alien 2 will not play its recordings without .TS extensions outside of the PVR folder. I moved a recording from the PVR folder to a network share and it only recognized the first file - the .TS file - the rest are not shown in the list.
 

pacificrim

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I made an advancedsettings.xml adding all .001 to .030 file extensions to xbmc which takes care of the xbmc part of the equation but would love to know how to do that to the Alien 2.
Any ideas?

<advancedsettings>
<videoextensions>
<add>.001|.002|.003|.004|.005|.006|.007|.008|.009|.010|.011|.012|.013|.014|.015|.016|.017|.018|.019|.020|.021|.022|.023|.024|.025|.026|.027|.028|.029|.030
</add>


</videoextensions>
</advancedsettings>
 

T134

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If there is a user definable way to associate in Spark I have no clue how/where. My guess is that it would be buried in something we can't mod but who knows.
 

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