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Topic # 71509 11-Nov-2010 20:44 Send private message

It's looking like my trusty old Popcornehour A100  is on it's way out.  I have updated the software to the latest but it  increasingly is refusing to play some files until I reboot it.

 

I see the TiVo has a HN package and from what I can see you can download files to the TiVo like  Xvid and Divx   but can this thing play MOV and MKV files.  I don't want to waist $129 if it won't.  may as well get a  new media player  if the TiVo is unreliable playing these files.

 

Thanx in advance..




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  Reply # 403809 12-Nov-2010 11:17 Send private message

I play mkv's on my Tivo.  I use pytivo not the Tivo desktop software for transcoding/transferring.  I did have problems initially (last year, early this year) but have not had any for ages.  The problem was generally no sound being transferred.  I think it was either a ffmpeg or pytivo update that sorted this.

Not sure about mov's can't remember if I have tried any.

There is a little bit of dicking around to get pytivo working but once going seems to be good.

You can also use kmmtg.



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  Reply # 403815 12-Nov-2010 11:27 Send private message

Many thanx for the reply..




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  Reply # 407583 22-Nov-2010 11:10 Send private message

old3eyes: It's looking like my trusty old Popcornehour A100  is on it's way out.  I have updated the software to the latest but it  increasingly is refusing to play some files until I reboot it.

 

I see the TiVo has a HN package and from what I can see you can download files to the TiVo like  Xvid and Divx   but can this thing play MOV and MKV files.  I don't want to waist $129 if it won't.  may as well get a  new media player  if the TiVo is unreliable playing these files.

 

Thanx in advance..


I updated my A100 a few weeks ago and since then my movies have either randomly stopped, won't play at all, out of  sync. I am looking to go back a version to see if that helps.

I have also played .mkv's using pytivo however had some PC troubles and never reinstalled it. It does take a bit of mucking around to get it going but is does work.

The A100 has always been alot easier!

Cheers




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  Reply # 407625 22-Nov-2010 12:51 Send private message

I also updated mine and all files MKV, MOV and AVI play fine now except for on-line streaming content that's still a dog. I have heard reports that DVD rips have problems of playing on the new software..




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  Reply # 410481 28-Nov-2010 21:20 Send private message

For similar money the PS3 and PS3 Media Server (freeware) are worth a look. Plays divx, xvid, mp4 and mv4 natively but PS3 Media Server will transcode mkv and mov on-the-fly nicely

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  Reply # 417004 14-Dec-2010 12:05 Send private message

Does PyTivo work without the HNP?

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  Reply # 417011 14-Dec-2010 12:10 Send private message

Nope.

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  Reply # 417013 14-Dec-2010 12:11 Send private message

damn, that costs more than a 1080p mkv media player.

all works on the one box though i guess.

if the tivo interface was slightly faster.

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