Asking how to download Comcast DVR recordings to computer? Well, we’re going to answer this question in a few simple steps.
Since this topic has been a real struggle for Comcast users, we’ve decided to wrap it up and answer all of your inquiries in one post!
To save recordings to your PC from the Comcast DVR, you first have to connect both devices using a data cable (USB or FIrewire). Double click the “My Computer” tab on your PC and enter the DVR unit with a double click again. Open a folder of your choosing on a separate window and drag and drop files you’re willing to transfer to your PC.
Now, let’s first learn the essentials of the process and build our way up from there.
There are two general ways to transfer Xfinity DVR recordings to a computer. Before you start, make sure to prepare your smartphone at your disposal.
In case the first method does not work for you, then you’ll need to prepare an Ethernet cable for the second workaround.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the first method:
Since the only official option for saving DVR recordings from Xfinity is on your phone, you can use that to your advantage.
If you’re not familiar with how to transfer files directly from your Comcast DVR, you can try redirecting them to your PC once they are stored on your phone.
For this purpose, you will have to download and connect the Xfinity streaming app.
The Xfinity streaming app will be available in all app stores. For Android users, you will have to visit the Google Play store and download it from there.
While iPhone users must head to the App Store in order to initiate the download.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed it, you must connect with Xfinity by typing down your Comcast credentials.
After logging in, you will be able to see all specifications of your account, including your DVR recordings if the device is connected.
How Do I Download Comcast DVR Recordings To My Phone?
As we already mentioned, if you want to download Xfinity recordings to computer you will need those recordings on your phone first.
Once you’ve accessed the DVR recordings list, next to each recording you will see an empty check field.
Check each recording you’re willing to be downloaded and press the download button at the end of the page to confirm.
The download should start afterward and depending on the size of the recordings, your download time will be calculated.
Note: Before initiating the download, it is good to confirm that your mobile device has enough space and is able to store all recording data.
You can check your device’s store by:
- Head to Menu
- Select Options
- Go to General and Storage Capacity.
Once you’ve stored the recordings on your phone, you will want to connect the phone with your PC using the corresponding charging cable.
Your PC will prompt you for what purposes you’re connecting your phone and you will want to select Data Transfer.
Once you proceed, you will get a folder of your phone where you have to navigate to the storage and locate the recordings.
Since we cannot tell the interface of your phone, you will have to Google this topic for more details, but they are usually located in the Video data within the storage.
After you locate them, you will want to open a separate folder on your PC and drag DVR recordings of your choice into that folder.
The application time will take time depending on the size of the files, so if you’re going for 20+ recordings, brace yourself with patience.
Another easy way that will instantly answer the question “how to download Comcast DVR recordings to computer?” is through an Ethernet connection.
You can transfer DVR recordings through an Ethernet connection by following the steps we’ve prepared for you down below:
Connect the Ethernet ports on the back of your PC and DVR afterward. Wait for the net hardware detected message on your PC and proceed with the next step.
Double click the hardware message and wait until the contents of the DVR are displayed on your computer screen.
Open the already existing folder on your PC with video files or create a new one where the recordings are going to be later stored. Make sure that you pick an easy name for the folder to access it easily.
Within the DVR storage, pick which recordings you’re willing to save and open the video folder separately. Select the recordings that are going to be transferred by sliding your mouse while holding the left button.
Once the recordings are selected in blue, drag them into the separate folder on your PC and wait for the uploading process to finish.
The time this process will take is based on the size of the files, so if you’re transferring more than 5GB of video files, the process can take up to 30 minutes.
If you’re having trouble with both methods, then you should seek additional assistance. You can always reach out to Comcast for advice on how to proceed next.
With a little luck, your issue might turn out to be a lack of attention, which can be resolved by another try.
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The first way you can transfer DVR recordings through your PC is by uploading them to your phone. Simply download the app, then the recordings, and lastly transfer them from your phone to the PC. The other workaround would be with an Ethernet cable, and by dragging the recordings you can store them on your PC.
Now that you know how to download Comcast DVR recordings to computer, feel free to apply both of the methods we’ve listed above.
Since some users don’t have an Ethernet connection, you can always go through the traditional way and save them on your PC via your smartphone.
If this post was helpful and you managed to get your recordings to your PC, maybe you can find many more tech solutions that you desperately need!
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.