I am curious and don’t think I’ve seen this discussed yet…
Sky’s relatively new product- Anytime+ allows us (sky broadband + tv customers) to download content direct to our sky box for later viewing (or on-demand if your internet connection is fast enough).
The Sky box is connected to the network and assigned an IP address- the device then presumably connects to a server to download a list of available content and then upon request, the content itself. So I imagine we can use some form of packet sniffing to identify where the box is connecting to and what information is being transferred?
Could we then download this content from a pc? I expect the content being downloaded is encrypted and contained in .str files so maybe even if we could get the files on a pc we could open/view them.
What about the other direction? Redirect the box to connect to your server which returns a list of content on your network and allows you to view it? Again- I expect you’d need to convert to .str and each programme would be downloaded to the box, viewed and then deleted.
Intrigued- let me know if you have any thoughts on this!