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Copying shows from old Tivo to new

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Dougmeister, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 7, 2014 #1 of 14
    Dougmeister

    Dougmeister New Member

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    Is there no way to batch move shows directly from one Tivo to another? (i.e., more than one at a time)

    I have a Premiere and am thinking about buying a Roamio. I have Tivo Desktop installed and thought I read somewhere that, once downloaded to the computer, I could "push" them to the new unit. Is that true?

    So my options are:

    1) Set up new Roamio and queue one show at a time (copied directly from Premiere to Roamio)

    2) Copy all Premiere shows to computer, then push to Roamio with:

    a) Tivo Desktop, or
    b) pytivo

    Reference links:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=514434
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=508564
     
  2. Apr 7, 2014 #2 of 14
    truman861

    truman861 New Member

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    you can do it as a batch if you are using the Tivo desktop software - to your comp at least.
    From there then it has to be a one by one going back to the tivo.
    (and hope you dont have Time Warner as they block transfers :-(

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  3. Apr 7, 2014 #3 of 14
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    As far as I know, Desktop doesn't push, batch or otherwise, but it will batch pull.

    You have to select each show individually from Desktop's "Pick Recordings to Transfer" page, you can't select the entire folder of a particular shows episodes on the TiVo because Desktop doesn't see those folders, just the shows.

    You can toggle between date recorded and titles alphabetically on the "Pick Recordings to Transfer" page, if that helps.

    But once you've selected the shows you want to copy, it's one click and they get copied in the order you selected them even it you're talking 20 or 30 shows.
     
  4. wpatters1229

    wpatters1229 web Guy

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    Just wish there was a trick to be able to select more than one program from the recorded programs for setup to transfer from the older boxes to the Roamio. I am having to select each one and que them up on the Roamio's todo list....one at a time. Takes forever. Anyone know a trick like holding down the shift key or ctrl key on a PC?? I understand that once in the todo listing they will download one at a time...that is fine.

    Why not do it like tivo.com does with moving a season pass from one tivo to another. It could just be used to setup the todo list and then all the transferring could be done one at a time like normal. The back and forth to setup the todo list for transfers is really time consuming. Tivo.com under your account can see The shows on each machine so setting up a que would be easy via the web site.
     
  5. wpatters1229

    wpatters1229 web Guy

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    Additional question: I finally setup all the transfers from my old tivo series 2 to my new roamio and can see them on the roamio todo list. Each has a single check mark next to them. But they are not transfering. If I go to try to play one just to see what it says it says that is will download shortly but it never seems to. Is there some sort of priority for transfers or something that has to be done to get them started? Is there a setting?
     
  6. jtdan381

    jtdan381 New Member

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    Desktop Plus should allow xfer from TiVo to PC back to another TiVo box.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The priority for transfers (copies, actually) is the first one you selected starts transferring and when it finishes the second one you selected starts and so on.

    Go into your main Now Playing List to see which ones have actually been copied over.
     
  8. caughey

    caughey Member

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    What unitron said. If you have a program transfer in progress, the blue circle on the front of your Roamio should be lit, the program should appear near the top of your To Do list with a blue circle next to it, and should appear in your My Shows list with a blue circle beside it. If you have a lot of transfers in your To Do list but none are actively transferring, that may require a little head scratching.
     
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Might try a reboot on the Roamio. Sometimes, a Tivo thinks it has a transfer in progress when it doesn't. I call it a "ghost transfer".
     
  10. CraigThom

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    TiVo Desktop will push, at least the Plus version. I have it set up to automatically send all videos that land in my iTunes podcast folder to my Premiere (and my series 2 before that). You may need to move your saved shows into another folder, then set TiVo Desktop to automatically transfer that folder.
     
  11. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Also, S2 boxes will transfer fine, but slow slow slow, even though they are not HD.
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    But can Desktop Plus "push" .tivo files from the PC to a TiVo?
     
  13. CraigThom

    CraigThom Member

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    I tested it this evening and, no, it will not. So never mind.
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I thought not, it just lets you "publish" stuff that ain't .tivo files to the TiVo.

    But the TiVo can pull them from the PC running Desktop, and you can select one show after another until you've lined up all the ones you want and it'll keep on copying 'til it finishes the list.
     

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