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iTiVo (TiVo -> mac -> iPhone)

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 #661 of 741
    aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know how to get iTiVo to leave the AC3 audio stream in the files it creates? Handbrake does this from DVDs. How can I get iTiVo to do it with these files?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 #662 of 741
    psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    I can't seem to get itivo to download an entire show for me from my s3 tivo. I'm using the "Decrypt" option and it seems to quit after downloading 4.29GB which is nowhere near the entire program (it's a football game). Any idea why it would be quitting like that?
     
  3. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    Bump. Please see above. Does anyone know what the problem could be? If not, any suggestions for another program that might do the same thing? I really don't use the feature enough to justify spending the money on Tivo's solution with Toast (plus it doesn't seem as elegant to me) but I guess I might have to bite the bullet if there aren't any other viable options.
     
  4. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    First, I assume you're on a Mac (see title of this thread). If not, you might be downloading to a PC FAT partition, which can't go over 4 GB.

    I tried iTiVo but found it unsuitable for a different reason, said reason ironically being that I didn't want to decrypt and there was no way to prevent that.

    There are other programs discussed in this forum. E.g. I use kmttg to download to my Mac, and I use pyTivoX to send programs from my Mac to my TiVo. These programs are free, there is no need to pay TiVo or to buy Toast.
     
  5. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    I am on a Mac but I'm actually trying to download to an external hard drive (connected via USB) that's FAT32. I'm starting to think that my wireless connection might be the problem though. Maybe it's just crapping out during the transfer and that is causing the transfer to stop. I'm thinking about running some cat5 or whatever to make it a wired connection from my Tivo to my wifi router.
     
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Like he just told you, FAT32 won't hold a file bigger than 4 GB. There is no need to speculate about alternative causes. That's it.

    If you want that drive to be useful for holding TiVo recordings, you'll have to reformat it to HFS+ or something.
     
  7. psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    I understand that but the conversion has crapped out many times way before 4GB and I have also had it go as far as 4.29GB and that's obviously over 4GB. Either way I think I'm going to attempt to wire everything up because that will at least eliminate the wireless aspect as a possible cause.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    No, actually 4.29 = 4 in this case. :) It's the difference between counting in multiples of 1000 (i.e., 4 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000), or multiples of 1024. Technically, the later should be a "gibibyte", abbreviated GiB instead of GB, but no one does that. 4 GiB (4 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) is the true 32-bit limit; sometimes that will be reported in "true" gigabytes, which comes out as 4.29.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 #669 of 741
    thenightfly42

    thenightfly42 SeƱor Senior, Jr.

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    So, I'm prepping to replace a failing hard drive, and I've transferred 180 GB to my Mac. And... I just realized that I didn't ask iTiVo transfer the metadata. D'oh!

    Can anyone think of a quick way to get the metadata files for these transfers without having to fully redownload them?
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 #670 of 741
    AudioNutz

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    Yup!
    I use KMTTG for metadata downloads. (Among other things)
     
  11. shelbel

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    Hi--

    I had always been able to download shows with iTiVo, no problem. But sometime after I upgraded to Snow Leopard and TiVo HD, it all became a crapshoot (don't know when exactly b/c I didn't try to use iTiVo for a long time in between).

    I have iTiVo 1.7.6, and I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.7, and I've got a TiVo HD with a MyTiVo Expander hard drive.

    When I run iTiVo, I can connect to the TiVo, I can select programs and run the download/convert-to-iPod-format. The process takes around a half-hour for a one-hour non-HD show. iTiVo indicates that it's done its job, and Growl tells me the show has been downloaded. But the show doesn't appear in iTunes (as per the iTiVo settings), it doesn't appear in the--empty--program folder in my User/movies folder on my Mac. I've searched via Spotlight for the show name, the individual program name, even the number that appears after the show name in the iTiVo display. Nada. I've tried this dozens of times... and then once or twice the show has mysteriously appeared in iTunes.

    Has anyone else experienced this, and was it fixable?
     
  12. Aug 1, 2011 #672 of 741
    javabird

    javabird Active Member

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    I have similar setup as you, and sometimes I've noticed a show gets put into the wrong library in iTunes. For example, a movie might go into the TV shows folder by mistake.
     
  13. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    Is iTiVo no longer under active development? Seems to me that not much is happening with it. I've been using v 1.7.7b3 for a couple of years or so.

    Up until recently, I was running OS X 10.5.8 and using iTivo on my personal Mac. Things worked more or less well. Then, I updated to OS X 10.6.0 from the Snow Leo install DVD followed by the 10.6.8 combined updater. So, I made the leap from 10.5.8 to 10.6.8, following which iTiVo developed a glitch.

    Now, when I queue up shows to be transferred, the download queue frequently fails to show the episode name in the "Episode" column of the Download Queue. If the titles are there, usually, following completion of the first download, when the queue updates, the Episode column becomes empty.

    At the same time, because iTiVo loses track of the episode names, the recording files on Mac take the form ShowName - 1234567.mpg and ShowName - 1234567.mpg.txt as if there is no episode title. (I use decrypt and create the metadata ".mpg.txt" file as well.)

    Is this a Java problem? Is there a fix?

    As I understand it, iTiVo uses AppleScript. Is the source of the "iTiVo.scpt" within the application bundle available? The script itself was saved as run only so there's no modification possible. If iTiVo is no longer being updated by others, I'd like to be able to update and fix it myself.
     
  14. JoeTaxpayer

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    This was just what I came to ask. The iTivo app has show name correct, but when added to iTunes, it gets lost, and the episode title appears.

    If Yoav is planning any updates, I've love to see it show on iTunes as "MM-DD Show" so a listing will be chronological and easy to see on iPad. I now do this manually, not a big deal really. Great piece of SW.
     
  15. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    Yoav hasn't posted in TiVo Community since 2009. So I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any updates.
     
  16. herbman

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    I am *VERY* happy using iTiVo with my iPhone 4 running IOS 5. I now have subscriptions to some shows, and I have conversion to iPhone format, auto-adding to iTunes. With IOS 5 I have automatic wifi syncing, so basically, this means I can simply leave in the morning and there will be new shows on my phone without me doing a thing! Simply awesome.

    Question:
    Does anyone have a superior custom encoding setup for the iPhone 4, not just the normal iPhone? I would love to preserve HD programming as well as SD.
     
  17. test drive

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    Has anyone else experienced the disappearance of the "download queue" window pane typically seen in the bottom half of the screen on Itivo app? I can no longer see the expected split screen and download queue lower half in the app's window, and it is not clear to me if it is simply a preference that I inadvertently triggered or something's gone wrong? It typically had worked great, and would be useful to see it again as otherwise, pending downloads are hard to track. Not sure if I have to reinstall app, or if there is a quick fix?

    Thanks for assistance.
     
  18. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Click and drag up from the dot:

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  19. test drive

    test drive Member

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    Perfect...I assumed it was some type of user error on my part...thank you!
     
  20. Feb 2, 2012 #680 of 741
    hearncl

    hearncl New Member

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    I am downloading a program called "Bluegrass Underground" (PBS, 30 minutes, HD) from a TiVo S3 to a Mac Pro running Lion. The video downloads perfectly, but the resulting .mp4 file has no audio. I'm using the Quicktime (H264 5Mbps) format, but other iTiVo formats give the same problem. Other iTiVo settings are the defaults.

    Other programs recorded on the S3 (PBS and other channels) download with both video and audio. "Bluegrass Underground" plays perfectly on the S3 itself; based on my receiver's display, the audio appears to be 2-channel stereo.

    Any explanations and/or suggestions will be appreciated.
     

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