I am streaming videos from my Topfield TRF-2460 PVR to my iPad2 using the inbuilt DLNA server feature of the PVR.
I am not an expert in media file formats, codecs etc. but it seems from my experiments that the Airplayer App can play recordings on the PVR if they are .MPG only. Unfortunately the PVR creates .MPG files sometimes and at other times it creates .REC files. This filetype is propriety filetype of Topfield.
I don't know why sometimes recordings are .MPG and other times they are .REC it may be something to do with the free to air broadcasts. But I do believe both are transport stream MPG format internally.
If I rename the filetype of the .REC files to either a .MPG or even a .TS file the recordings become visible ans playable using Airplayer. However they become unplayable on the PVR until I rename them back to .REC filetype.
So the question or rather request is ... could Airplayer be updated to make it recognise the .REC filetype and treat is as a valid MPG transport stream file so I could play it using Airplayer without having to use FTP to rename the filetype and lose playback capability on the PVR.
I realise I haven't provided much technical data here but my knowledge is very limited. But I assume from my simple experiement of renaming the filetype only and the recordings working on Airplayer means that the fix should be possible?