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iTiVo (TiVo -> mac -> iPhone)

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

  1. Feb 2, 2012 #681 of 741
    Fofer

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    hearncl

    hearncl New Member

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    Same problem--no audio at all. Same with Mpeg Streamclip. I also moved the .mp4 file into Handbrake, which shows that it has no audio.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 #683 of 741
    hearncl

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    I found that if I used the iTiVo FFmpeg (mpeg-2) format, the resulting .mpg file had the audio. A remaining problem is that the audio starts out in sync with the video, but becomes increasingly out of sync.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 #684 of 741
    aindik

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    I've had the best results using iTiVo just to download and decrypt, and then using Handbrake to convert to mp4. Obviously that's two steps instead of one, which is annoying, but I've found the results to be better.

    On Handbrake I use the AppleTV 2 preset settings, which preserves the source resolution if 720p or lower, or downconverts to 720p if source is higher, and also preserves AC3 audio (5.1 surround).
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 #685 of 741
    Fofer

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    Is the AppleTV 2 preset in Handbrake better than the "Apple - Universal" preset?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 #686 of 741
    Phantom Gremlin

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    Yes it's much higher quality output, at least if you're starting with an HD source.

    You can see this for yourself by selecting a source file in Handbrake, then toggling between various presets, and looking at what Handbrake says it will generate as output. E.g. on one 1080i TV show I just tried, Universal would generate 720x400 while AppleTV 2 would generate 1280x704.

    The tradeoff is that the AppleTV 2 preset will generate much larger files than the Universal preset.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 #687 of 741
    hearncl

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    Thanks to the excellent suggestions following my original posts, I downloaded the program using the iTiVo "decrypt" setting. The download had the audio, and there was only a slight audio/video sync problem near the end (played in VLC). I used Handbrake to convert to .m4v using the the iPad preset, and trimmed the promotional messages from the beginning and end of the converted file using QuickTime player.
     
  8. tony1athome

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    Hi,

    I'm a new contributor to iTiVo and am helping out on maintenance issues.

    Tony
     
  9. Fofer

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    Sweet! Welcome, Tony!
     
  10. thenightfly42

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    Tony, that is wonderful news.
     
  11. Kazuri

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    Hi, I've been happily using iTivo with my Mac for years. Suddenly now I can't find downloaded shows in the usual download location. The iTivo pane says they've been downloaded, but they simply aren't there. I've checked "Preferences" and it still says to download to the same folder as before. Can anyone help? (Also, can anyone provide instructions on how to download from iTivo to iTunes? Many thanks!
     
  12. myxpykalix

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    I am going to buy an Ipad to download and watch movies on as I travel, is the iTivo app appropriate to use to transfer movies from my tivo premiere to the ipad? How complicated is this process? Can i also load movies from my PC HD to the ipad?
    (i apoligise, i did not read all pages in this thread as it was starting to make my hair hurt!) THanks!
     
  13. adspguy

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    I routinely use iTivo to download shows from my TiVo 3hd devices to my iPad, iPhones, or just to watch on my Mac. It should work for you too. It is free give it a try.
     
  14. SnakeEyes

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    Not working with mountain lion. anyone with a suggestion for getting decoded files?
     
  15. Smurfslayer

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    Nope. been googling for a couple hours now, tried a couple work arounds, it’s dead.

    I tried using the tivodecode from iTivo via shell but that didn’t work either.

    I’m rather tired of dealing with the PITA factor anyway. Is there a $$ solution that actually works and allows playing the videos on a computer, mac, idevice or other?
     
  16. Fofer

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    TiVo Transfer that comes with Toast Titanium is one $$ solution.

    kmttg also still works for me, and it's free.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2012 #697 of 741
    ejonesss

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    yoav incase you dont read your pm

    in your next version of itivo it would be nice to have a segmenter to chop the files into segments or just download the raw segments from the box without assembling
     
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    wmcbrine

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    Considering he hasn't been on since 2009, that seems likely.
     
  19. mattack

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    Yeah, I suggest kmttg. It works MUCH better than iTivo, which is REALLY clunky. The only clunky thing about kmttg is the Java-ness, which means it has a funky catch all UI.

    I originally used iTivo BTW.
     
  20. lrhorer

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    Well, the Auto Transfer configuration is just a bit odd, if you ask me, but not difficult once one gets the idea. Otherwise, though, I tend to agree. It's still a terrific app, though.
     

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