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Topic # 96770 3-Feb-2012 22:10 Send private message

So I had a little play around with trying to transfer some movies with vuze to the TiVo. I was under the impression that it worked regardless of if you had purchased the home networking pack, but I couldn't get it working. I could transfer from the vuze software (it picked up the tivo ok) but the TiVo wasn't showing any thing had transferred.
I'm guessing that means you do need to purchase the home network kit to get vuze to work?

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  Reply # 577051 3-Feb-2012 22:33 Send private message

CutCutCut: So I had a little play around with trying to transfer some movies with vuze to the TiVo. I was under the impression that it worked regardless of if you had purchased the home networking pack, but I couldn't get it working. I could transfer from the vuze software (it picked up the tivo ok) but the TiVo wasn't showing any thing had transferred.
I'm guessing that means you do need to purchase the home network kit to get vuze to work?


Pretty sure you do need the HNP to to transfer anything to the tivo. Haven't heard of vuze myself.

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  Reply # 577495 5-Feb-2012 13:03 Send private message

You do need the Home Networking key available from the Tivo site at around Aust$90 before you can get programs onto or off the Tivo despite whether you use Vuze or the Tivo Desktop software.

When you drag a video file to Tivo within Vuze, it simply transcodes it to a Tivo friendly format and saves it in a folder on your PC. Once you have your Tivo HN key setup in your Tivo, you'll be able to see Vuze automatically at the bottom of the Tivo's recorded program list. You can then browse the list of programs the Vuze has transcoded for you, then you pick the item or items you want copied to the Tivo. You can start viewing a short time after the copy process has started. I've found I've often been unable to view HD programs in real time due to slow transfer speeds, but transfering from my second Tivo is often much faster. 

Now, my apologies if this is off topic. Not sure if anyone else has found this, but I haven't been able to reply to this post until now. The page never fully loaded when I hit reply? I often have these sorts of problems with Geekzone and suspect it's my dodgy Telecom BB. Is anyone else in the same boat? 

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  Reply # 577513 5-Feb-2012 13:25 Send private message

I used the HNP, not any more, in fact I didnt "use " it as such, for the following reasons after much testing.

It works fine to transfer media from Tivo and to the Tivo, but it is so slow due to the transcoding on the fly. I just found it too unwieldy in todays times. I use a WDTV Live to play media to my HDTV. I dont have a need to watch Tivo recordings on a PC or laptop.

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  Reply # 577518 5-Feb-2012 13:42 Send private message

Never had a problem watching files on the Tivo using the home networking package.  I use pytivo.



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  Reply # 577592 5-Feb-2012 16:54 Send private message

Guess you need the homenetworking pack then before you can transfer shows by any method. Oh well.

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  Reply # 577598 5-Feb-2012 17:11 Send private message

tdgeek: I used the HNP, not any more, in fact I didnt "use " it as such, for the following reasons after much testing.

It works fine to transfer media from Tivo and to the Tivo, but it is so slow due to the transcoding on the fly. I just found it too unwieldy in todays times. I use a WDTV Live to play media to my HDTV. I dont have a need to watch Tivo recordings on a PC or laptop.


I use kttpg or whatever it is called with the tivo HNP, you don't need to use the tivo software. Never used the tivo software, as I found the video and sound were out of sync.

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  Reply # 577868 6-Feb-2012 15:36 Send private message

mattwnz:
tdgeek: I used the HNP, not any more, in fact I didnt "use " it as such, for the following reasons after much testing.

It works fine to transfer media from Tivo and to the Tivo, but it is so slow due to the transcoding on the fly. I just found it too unwieldy in todays times. I use a WDTV Live to play media to my HDTV. I dont have a need to watch Tivo recordings on a PC or laptop.


I use kttpg or whatever it is called with the tivo HNP, you don't need to use the tivo software. Never used the tivo software, as I found the video and sound were out of sync.


It's called kmttg - http://code.google.com/p/kmttg/ - and I use it too rather that the Tivo software.

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