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BluRay -> TiVo Playable MP4 help

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by rfryar, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    Video and audio are transcoded separately -- the audio will be passed through if it's compatible. Also, pyTivo will transcode to 5.1, although some people have reported issues with this.

    Consider also trying a pull with "ts=on" in the Server section of pyTivo.conf. This will pull the H.264 video without transcoding -- only a remux to transport stream format -- on a Series 4 or 5. But note that it's pickier than transcoding, and both pyTivo and the TiVo have issues with full-rate Blu-Ray video.
  2. colin1497

    colin1497 New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Thanks for all the replies. I will dink with it more this weekend.
  3. colin1497

    colin1497 New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Well, this weekend drug on a while. Initial tests with "ts=on" pulls seem to just pull across the 2 channel audio track. I think in the end end solution is to rip with 5.1 only and eventually remux or re-encode those old files.
  4. colin1497

    colin1497 New Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I wanted to follow up on this in case some future person looked at this post.

    1) I figured out that ffmpeg allows remuxing really easily from the command line
    2) I didn't end up remuxing things because, once I added the "5.1, DTS, en" mentioned above, pull sends across the 5.1 track and I'm happy, even if push doesn't work quite right.
  5. mikebaratta

    mikebaratta New Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Has anyone had this issue with pyTivo:

    When trying to pull a bd movie (makemkv -> handbrake .m4v) the transfer "starts" but the blue light never comes on. The video never actually transfers, it's paused at the first [black] frame and cancels itself out after a few minutes.

    I think this began after the newest handbrake update but not sure. DVD's seem to be fine but I haven't tried a new dvd since the handbrake update. BD's ripped prior have worked.

    Thanks in advance,
  6. Sasparilla

    Sasparilla Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for testing and posting this Rick. I'm very disappointment that the new Romio's can't handle it without transcoding (one of the reasons I was looking at an upgrade if it did). What a bummer.

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