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    Copy Sky+ Content

    This is a discussion on Copy Sky+ Content within the Joining or leaving Sky forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi. New to this forum so please bear with me. I'm going to Australia for a year and have cancelled ...

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      Copy Sky+ Content


      New to this forum so please bear with me.

      I'm going to Australia for a year and have cancelled my Family with Movies & Sports subscription effective in a few weeks.

      Can I copy my Sky + box content to an HDD/PC etc to take with me? I've seen elsewhere partial answers to my question but nothing really answers it. Ideally, I'd want to copy all the content (Free to Air and premium channels including movies) to a PC/Laptop or other external HDD and watch them again without a Sky card/box.

      I assume that there's a software out there that will do it but it'll probably cost a fortune and I'll not be in a position to divert any funds from my trip to justify the outlay.

      Many thanks

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      Re: Copy Sky+ Content

      You can copy non-Sky programs, eg BBC, ITV etc and play them on a PC/Laptop. Sky programs are protected so although you can copy them, they will not playback. You can transfer programs to a PC using a suitable capture card, but you can only copy them in real time. Some programs, especially movies, cannot be copied without the aid of a suitable decoder.


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      Re: Copy Sky+ Content

      Hi and welcome to the forum.
      The only maintained software that allows media files to be copied from a Sky boxes hard drive is a licensed copy of ExPvr.
      If looking for free software XTVFS Reader may work but it is only alpha software and unmaintained.

      Free to air media files can easily be viewed but all other media files are protected by strong encryption which would require more computing power than you have available to crack. Even if you can find the correct algorithm the keys are computed on the fly using your Sky viewing card and changed every few seconds.

      An easier approach may be to use a DVD recorder and copy programmes from your Sky box using a Scart lead. The quality will only be SD but you may have recordings that could not be obtained elsewhere following your journey down under.



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