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I bought a Topfield TBF-7120 to convert my old tv to digital TV and be able to record tv shows on my portable hard drive. This all works correct and I have no problems with this. I have bought a WD HD Media Player to enable me to watch my recordings from the portable hard drive on my Panasonic Plasma HDMI Tv. The recorded format is not recognised by the WD Media Player. I tried to convert these with ArcSoft Media Converter 2.5 and this says that the files are not supported. How can I convert these files to enable me to take the portable hard drive to the TV in the other room and watch my recorded tv programms.

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