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# 98533 1-Mar-2012 09:01
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I picked up a Tivo and was wondering if I get the HNP would I be able to plug media drive into usb port and play files from that drive.  Or do you have to copy them to the Tivo




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Unfortunately I think the answer is no to both those ideas.
With the HNP you can copy off the TiVo to your PC, but I don't think you can go the other way.
I may be wrong, but I don't think there's any way to use your TiVo to play media from any other source.

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  # 588816 1-Mar-2012 13:11
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jofizz: Unfortunately I think the answer is no to both those ideas.
With the HNP you can copy off the TiVo to your PC, but I don't think you can go the other way.
I may be wrong, but I don't think there's any way to use your TiVo to play media from any other source.

Cheers,
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You can use TiVo to stream music from a PC or Mac.  

 
 
 
 


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  # 589058 1-Mar-2012 20:27
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And with TiVo Desktop Plus or pyTivo you can transfer video files to your TiVo.

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  # 589060 1-Mar-2012 20:30
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Skolink: And with TiVo Desktop Plus or pyTivo you can transfer video files to your TiVo.


You can transfer them, Tivo will play a lot (but not all) video formats


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  # 589062 1-Mar-2012 20:32
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gregmcc:
Skolink: And with TiVo Desktop Plus or pyTivo you can transfer video files to your TiVo.


You can transfer them, Tivo will play a lot (but not all) video formats



Yes, we went back to using XBMC on the Xbox. I haven't tried pyTiVo yet but apparently it supports more formats than TiVo Desktop (it must transcode them).

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