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# 47561 11-Nov-2009 17:28
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If I have a ripped DVD on my hard drive,  let's say,  "MY HOLIDAY VIDEOS"  and it's in the usual ripped format of a VIDEO_TS folder... what's the easiest way to get this onto my TiVo in a watchable format?

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  # 272243 12-Nov-2009 07:51
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Looks easy but you may need to redo the rip operation to give you a single VOB file:

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/dvdshrink.htm

If you currently have one VOB, just rename .vob to .mpg and try that.

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  # 272289 12-Nov-2009 09:32
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JaredW: If I have a ripped DVD on my hard drive,  let's say,  "MY HOLIDAY VIDEOS"  and it's in the usual ripped format of a VIDEO_TS folder... what's the easiest way to get this onto my TiVo in a watchable format?


Probably hit it with Handbrake, http://handbrake.fr/ and get it to turn it into a single mp4 or Mkv

 
 
 
 




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  # 272951 14-Nov-2009 09:27
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Hey - SOLVED. Thanks kiwipeter.

If anyone else wants to try this - it works great!! The idea is not to re-encode the already encoded MPG file that's encased as a VOB. So while handbrake does compress, it also degrades quality and takes a loooong time (sorry Gary)

Using the DVDShrink method (freeware) I converted a full 4Gig DVD image on my PC hard drive to a single MPG file and streamed it onto my TiVo and watched it in perfect DVD quality.

Awesome!

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Wannabe Geek


  # 274211 18-Nov-2009 13:19
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JaredW: ... and streamed it onto my TiVo and watched it in perfect DVD quality.

 I haven't figured out how to stream to my TiVo yet. Embarassed
How do you do it? I need this feature bad

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  # 274235 18-Nov-2009 15:19
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biofidius:
JaredW: ... and streamed it onto my TiVo and watched it in perfect DVD quality.

 I haven't figured out how to stream to my TiVo yet. Embarassed
How do you do it? I need this feature bad


Download and install Tivo desktop from the tivo site (log in to your account first).  There is also a help file in pdf formt on there that should get you started.  One thing i have found is that some xvid files will not transfer to the tivo, had to convert them to divx.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 274247 18-Nov-2009 15:33
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I have got TiVo desktop installed, but I don't know what you mean by streaming.

When you say that you are streaming it, do you mean:

1 You are transferring the entire show to TiVo, and then watching it?
2 Starting to watch it while it is copying to TiVo?
3 Not copying it at all and just playing it directly off your PC hard drive via TiVo?

What I am ideally after is option 3. Option 2 would be okay, what I am trying to avoid is having to wait 30+ minutes before I can start watching something off my PC.



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  # 274262 18-Nov-2009 16:28
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I don't think (3) is possible. (2) certainly is... but personally, I just do (1) and let it copy overnight and then watch TRANSFORMERS Surprised opps I mean MY HOLIDAY VIDEOS Cool the next day

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