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Topic # 46501 7-Nov-2009 09:53
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Got my Tivo yesterday and have just got home networking running.  Looks like my firewall on my pc was causing problems.  Transferring a divx file as I type.  Have started to play it as it transfers and all seems good.  Trying auto-transfer next.

Watched a movie last night and again all seemed ok.  Only 576p though.  Cost $6.95 and for that you can start watching within 7 days of downloading and you then have 48 hours to watch it in.

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  Reply # 270811 7-Nov-2009 10:17
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Right, to browse your files from your Tivo drop the files in to your MY Tivo Recordings folder on your pc. You can then select a file you want to watch and set it transferring. You can then watch it as it is transferring. Your pc will not show up in the play list if there are no files in the Tivo recording file.

Alternatively use the Tivo desktop software to transfer files from other folders on your pc to the Tivo. You must select whole folders to transfer not individual files. On the Tivo the playlist will display your folder name and then I presume the individual files under that. Waiting for a folder to transfer to confirm this.



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  Reply # 270899 7-Nov-2009 17:24
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Have now transferred a mkv 720p file and it plays fine.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270901 7-Nov-2009 17:32
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Which codecs and containers does the Tivo supports?




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  Reply # 271425 9-Nov-2009 20:25
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wallop: Have now transferred a mkv 720p file and it plays fine.


Hey Wallop

Is there any trick to TiVo recognising .mkv files?

If I put a .mkv and a .avi directly in the "My TiVo Recordings Folder" I can only see the .avi in both the now playing list on the TiVo and the TiVo desktop. Is there anything else you may have done. Are you running the default "Bonjour" server software. I see there is an option to run TiVo Beacon?


Any help appreciated




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  Reply # 271461 9-Nov-2009 22:16
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Had to change the file extn to .avi for it to recognise. Oztivo forum suggested that it was the file association as mine were associated with VLC and not Win media player.

Files now appear!




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  Reply # 271504 10-Nov-2009 08:09
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hebegb: Had to change the file extn to .avi for it to recognise. Oztivo forum suggested that it was the file association as mine were associated with VLC and not Win media player.

Files now appear!


On mine i had no problem but then I don't have VLC loaded at the moment.  I did install quicktime, do you have this installed?  The only other problem I had was that DTS sound would not play (on the pc or the Tivo).  I managed to find a couple of programs that converted the sound in the mkv.

Have you tried the auto-transfer function?  I transferred a couple of folders using this and out of 25 files there are 3 that will not transfer.  If I put them in the tivo recording folder I can manually transfer them.



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  Reply # 271508 10-Nov-2009 08:13
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billgates: Which codecs and containers does the Tivo supports?


From the Tivo site:


With the TiVo Desktop Plus Key you can:


  • Auto-transfer home videos and video RSS feeds from your PC to your TiVo media device

  • Convert files for use with compatible portable devices: including Apple iPod, Nokia N80, Blackberry Pearl, and any H.264 or MPEG-4 compatible device.

  • Expand your transferable video files to include the following formats:
     

    • Windows Media Video (.wmv)

    • QuickTime Movie (.mov)

    • MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)

    • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)

    • DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)




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  Reply # 271538 10-Nov-2009 09:39
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wallop: Got my Tivo yesterday and have just got home networking running.  Looks like my firewall on my pc was causing problems.  Transferring a divx file as I type.  Have started to play it as it transfers and all seems good.  Trying auto-transfer next.

Watched a movie last night and again all seemed ok.  Only 576p though.  Cost $6.95 and for that you can start watching within 7 days of downloading and you then have 48 hours to watch it in.


Interesting, how do you know for sure that it's 576p, I was told by Telecom that it's high definition 720p. And, if you don't watch within 7 days of downloading, what happens, does it automatically erase, can you get a refund or an extension of time?

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  Reply # 271549 10-Nov-2009 10:06
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I have the Tivo set to output native resolution to the tv so on the front of the box the 576 was lit up when playing the movie. The movie was Watchmen. TV3 lights up 1080i and Tv 1 and 2 720p.

As I understand it if you don't watch the movie within the 7 days you can no longer play it. It may also auto-delete.

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  Reply # 271629 10-Nov-2009 13:30
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wallop:
billgates: Which codecs and containers does the Tivo supports?


From the Tivo site:


With the TiVo Desktop Plus Key you can


  • Auto-transfer home videos and video RSS feeds from your PC to your TiVo media device

  • Convert files for use with compatible portable devices: including Apple iPod, Nokia N80, Blackberry Pearl, and any H.264 or MPEG-4 compatible device.

  • Expand your transferable video files to include the following formats:
     

    • Windows Media Video (.wmv)

    • QuickTime Movie (.mov)

    • MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)

    • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)

    • DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)






The only thing I have not done as per instructions was install Quicktime! Just one of my dislikes. I changed the file extn to.avi from.mkv and they can now be seen, however I cannot trrasfer them from the TiVo or the PC. TiVo just says they will be transferred after another task has finished (or something like that) I noticed that the web site has a CLEANER app to clear it all out and start again. I might give this a go and install Quicktime at the same time.

In fact I cannot see any way to transfer from the PC to the TiVo. The only option I can find is from the "Now Playing" screen on the TiVo.

The only option on the tivo desktop is to transfer recordings to the PC. That I can see!

I dont have either installed;

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • Apple® Quicktime 7.13 or above

    This could be the problem as they are the minimum requirements for the desktop software.

  • Start again I think!




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      Reply # 271641 10-Nov-2009 14:09
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    You have activated Desktop Plus?  Also have you tried disabling your firewall to see if that makes any difference.  Mine was causing problems.

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      Reply # 271723 10-Nov-2009 17:29
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    I have no firewall active on my PC but TiVo Desktop can't see any TiVo device when scanning (TiVo Server Properties | Access Control)...





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      Reply # 271734 10-Nov-2009 17:41
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    I have been trying to transfer recorded tivo files to my pc thru the desktop software.
    it starts the a red X appears in it says the error is:
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    The files are on theTivo and play on there but they won't transfer to my pc.
    Any ideas

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      Reply # 271744 10-Nov-2009 17:48
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    Changed to TiVo beacon and now it can see the TiVo... But when I try to "Pick Recordings to Transfer" it says "There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected PVR. Access is denied".

    Great.





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