Hi Samsung Community,
Little bit of a long shot here. I have an old DVD-SH897M DVD/HDD recorder. The DVD drive stopped working on it a number of years ago but the hard drive is perfectly in tact. I have spent some time copying up old VCR tapes from another device to the DVD recorders HDD but of course it saves them as "Titles" (think they are mpeg2) instead of "DivX" files (Mpeg4).
My intention was to copy the uploaded VCR tapes to the HDD of the DVD and then copy them to an external drive or memory stick via the USB port on the device. ( as the DVD writer / player is not working). But the USB only allows copying to/from the HDD in Divx format (rather than "Title" format).
So! My query is... can the HDD of this old DVD recorder/player be removed and attached to a windows device in order to access / save the content via a home computer/laptop?? Or do Samsung have some bespoke S/W that only allows access via the product itself to the HDD? Alternatively is there another way (outside of replacing the DVD read/writer) to access the HDD and move "Titles" to USB or other source
Thanks a million and I hope someone can help
PS - I took the DVD player apart this evening, cleaned the DVD player/writer in the hope that it would work again, but alas, still the same problem where I can't load DVD's - If I could, I can transfer VCR -> HDD -> DVD writer, but not any more