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playing chunk files on a PC (SOLVED)
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:54:36 am »
Guys, I have an "Hitachi 500gb Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder with Smart HDR5T01" which desperately needs an HDD re-format but I have stuff on it that I'd prefer not to lose. I popped its HDD into my linux pc and copied the relevant files - 15 "chunk" files in the folder. I don't know how to deal with this, "chunk.0" appears to be a blank text file, "chunk.1" is labeled as a video file and attempts to open in VLC player, SM player and MPV media player but fails after a few seconds in all three. "chunk.2" to "chunk.14" are labeled as binary. I would post a screenshot but I'm not sure how to upload an image. Has anyone tried to play these chunk files on a PC with success?
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Re: playing chunk files on a PC
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 09:27:17 am »
They appear to be compressed archives:
http://itdoc.hitachi.co.jp/manuals/3000/30006501B0e/HSYG0069.HTM
problem is I can find no info on which archive format they are (or if it's a custom format), so uncompessing them might be difficult/impossible.
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Re: playing chunk files on a PC
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 01:11:26 pm »
Hi, okay, not really what I was hoping for but thanks again for your help.