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Topic # 101417 1-May-2012 14:12 Send private message

Hello folks...

Have anyone had any success on using TiVo Desktop to move content recording from the TiVo to a media center PC?

We have the TiVo always on, but the HTPC only at certain times. I was thinking of leaving the TiVo doing recordings and then have these transferred to the HTPC using TiVo desktop.

The original file transfer (.tivo) can't be played by Windows Media Center. I set the option to convert to media player and selected H.264 - the image is about 1/2 size of the screen. I then changed that to Zune HD and the picture is full screen and a lot better.

However only about a third of the encoded material can be played. The rest won't even start.

Any tips or pointers on how to get a better success rate?






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  Reply # 617947 1-May-2012 14:30 Send private message

I think I found my own answer. Apparently the TiVo codecs won't run on 64 bits. There's a program here to change this. I am doing some transfers now to test it.





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  Reply # 617960 1-May-2012 15:08 Send private message

There may be another problem, I run win7x64 and can play .tivo files transfer from the tivo no problems, except any from tv3 have no dialogue sound (talking) but background sounds are there???




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  Reply # 617961 1-May-2012 15:09 Send private message

Not sure. All the recordings are from TV1. I am using the Windows built-in codecs and can't play the TiVo files on WMC - only on WMP...





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  Reply # 618711 3-May-2012 09:14 Send private message

What if you install the ccc or shark codec packs?



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  Reply # 618718 3-May-2012 09:27 Send private message

I really didn't want to mess with codecs if possible seeing Freeview|HD works really well with default ones...





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  Reply # 619333 4-May-2012 10:07 Send private message

I have been told that TV3 freeview uses dual codecs for sound, and this is the only channel that does this. It also causes problems for other decoders (eg. DishTV T2010), and for these, can usually be fixed by installing the latest firmware update, resetting to the default settings, then retune etc. to your preferences. This worked for me.

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