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Issues attempting to burn a DVD

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by sbosecker, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    Bruce,

    I had forgotten about that.

    No matter, the new TV has been delivered and I have the MAK.

    ...but it appears the MAK is premature. I have downloaded the Tivodecode file. It is compressed in a format I was unfamilar with but after some light Google work I solved that (I think). I downloaded 7-Zip and used it to extract the Tivodecode files.

    At this point I seem to be in a knowledge gap. Searching for how to use Tivodecode usually results in some reference to launching an exe file (executable). I see no file with the exe extension in the files I extracted from the Tivodecode download.

    What am I missing?

    Best regards,

    Scott
     
  2. GBL

    GBL covert opiniative

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    Search for Tivo Decoder GUI to get the front end program.
     

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  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    John's...
  4. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    I will pursue these suggestions and get back to this when I can.

    Thanks!

    Scott
     
  5. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    OK, I downloaded the binary.

    I attempted to install the C++ run time libraries via the link and a message indicated that I had a more recent version than what I was trying to install. I canceled the download.

    I just tried to use Tivodecode and got an mpg output file but it was effectively an empty file.

    The Command Prompt Box provided the following after I launched my attempt to convert the TiVo file:

    Encryption by QUALCOMM ;

    TiVo Private Data : Unmatched Stream ID: No error
    ts_handle_tivo_private_data failed: No error
    processing frame: No error


    Any thoughts?

    Best regards,

    Scott
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Do you by any chance have "Fast Downloads" or whatever it's called enabled in TiVo desktop? That will download things in "TS" format which is problematic for Tivodecode.
     
  7. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    Ha!

    After posting my last "HOWGOZIT" here, I Googled Tivodecode GUI to try something not so prone to typos by me. The assumption was that I had a typo in the lengthy command line input.

    During that Google quest, I came across a post that mentioned this very issue.

    I found Tivodecode GUI and launched it. The conversion failed. I deleted the TiVo file, removed the "Fast Download" option from Tivo Desktop and re-transfered the TiVo file.

    I unleashed Tivodecode GUI on this newly transfered TiVo file and it seems to be decoding it.

    I just checked and the conversion is complete. TiVodecode GUI has done the job and I now have a mpeg file!

    Best regards,

    Scott
     
  8. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Glad it worked.

    Probably could have saved yourself some time and aggravation if you had tried kmttg first. (Maybe not, could be issues with that too I guess.)

    Now let us know if burning to DVD works. (That is what you wanted to do after all, yes?)
     
  9. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    Yes it is and the jury is still out but it could be that this change in the Tivo Desktop setting to the Not Fast Transfer may have solved the original issue of the Runtime Error in Creator.

    I'll report back with more complete test results soon but a "quick & dirty" run-through with the newly transfered TiVo file did not cause the Runtime Error. At least not as quick as it used to.

    More later.

    Scott
     
  10. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    OK, I have transfered a 1-hour television program from my TiVo Premier to my PC with the "Use the fastest method available when transfering files from my TiVo DVR" disabled.

    Using Roxio Creator 12 I edited and created a DVD without any issues.

    I'm going to try this again with another television program but I'm thinking that having the "Fast Transfer" enabled may have been the issue.

    Weird.

    Scott
     
  11. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    Currently creating another DVD with Creator 12 using another newly transferred Television Program. The process is not complete but, prior to the "Fast Transfer" being neutered, I used to get a Runtime error way before getting to this point.

    Scott
     
  12. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    As noted above- you may want to investigate kmttg or pyTiVo for a simpler solution. They can provide you a decoded file in one step instead of downloading and then removing the .tivo wrapper.
     
  13. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    I think you may have missed the point.

    The original issue this thread started with was using Roxio's Creator 12 to burn a DVD from a TiVo file.

    After a long, strange journey the last few posts in this thread return to that problem and - maybe - have been solved by just turning off the "Fast Transfer" option in TiVo Desktop.

    Best regards,

    Scott
     
  14. sbosecker

    sbosecker New Member

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    I have now transfered 3 TiVo files to my PC and sucessfully burned them, without issue, to DVD using Roxio Creator 12.

    It appears that the "fast transfer" switch was the culprit for this issue.

    Scott
     

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