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I have a Philips 6606H TV, which can record files onto my external hard drive via USB. The files are recorded into a .tsl file, which I have now copied to my Windows 7 PC hard drive.

Now, I want to open and convert the file, but I can't find any software that can open or convert the file into a format like .avi.

Any help is appreciated.

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Can you play those files with VLC? Have you tried Mobile Media Converter ? – Darius Apr 4 '12 at 19:32
Yes, I tried that, but nothing happened. But as you can see beneath, there's really not much for VLC to do with it, as it is encrypted. – Andreas Strandfelt Apr 5 '12 at 21:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Note that in an announcement on the Philips forums about being able to record they mentioned:

Saved Recordings will be encrypted and can only be decrypted with the same TV, so sharing movies will NOT be possible.

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Man, that sucks. Thanks for the answer and the source though. :) – Andreas Strandfelt Apr 5 '12 at 16:48

There is a little problem with TV's that can record in their own format, they are read by the same TV only.

I tried once when I recorded with my TV, nothing could read it.

No converters able to recognize it, nothing, only my tv was able to see them.

So, if you still need to save them, you should record those pieces with another recorder, A cam maybe?

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KMPlayer can play .tsl files. You can somehow recode it via VLC

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Might be worth going into more detail on how this could be achieved. – Tim Radcliffe Mar 26 '13 at 15:02
Some more details would be nice. I am not able to open .tsl-files in KMPlayer. I get a warning popup with a dump of the file and some information on my computer. – Andreas Strandfelt Apr 14 '13 at 20:02

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