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My solution for getting TiVo content onto a Mac (iTunes)

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by mgudites, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    Ignore the noise from the peanut gallery. I for one am happy you posted here. I'm always happy to read about different ways of doing transfers.

    And, regardless of anything else, I learned about CronniX. Yes I've used cron before, but every unix system does things a little differently, so I'm happy to see an easy way to use cron on OS X.

    Now if only OS X had /etc/fstab, I'd be a happy camper. That's just a rhetorical by-the-way comment. I realize that it used to support it, and maybe still does, and I realize that OS X wants to do things differently. :)
     
  2. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    Hmmm ... one of the developers of VideoReDo is claiming it doesn't have problems with out of sync audio.
     
  3. westside_guy

    westside_guy Annoyingly ephemeral

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    Cron on my Mac works exactly like cron does on the RHEL boxes I admin for my day job. (Vixie) Cron should be cron pretty much everywhere.
     
  4. DTxAg

    DTxAg New Member

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    TiVo Desktop + TiVo Decode + Handbrake
     
  5. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    What bothers me is you don't say how it didn't work, or what you tried to get it to work.

    BTW, Galleon does a fine job of TTG, including scheduling and batch processing, and it remains the only application that allows the user to select programs to transfer from the TiVo UI for any TiVo in the house. It also has a very useable client interface for the PC. I'm using mostly kmttg, myself, but I have Galleon running.
     
  6. mgudites

    mgudites New Member

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    With kmttg, it was audio sync issues. Could not get past issues with the audio not syncing up with the video. Spent a good deal of time on forums, trying different tweaks, and just got tired of trying to make it work.

    With iTivo, that app was just garbage. I could not get it to cooperate at all. It wouldn't consistently download the shows I told it to, plus things I knew were on the TiVo wouldn't show up on the iTivo menu as something I could download. It didn't appear anyone was regularly updating it, in fact as of today, the latest official release is 3 years old, so I haven't tried it again. There's some release from this year on the page, which says it fixes "something" (issue 129), but then doesn't say anything about what "issue 129" is. It seems like something that's more or less an abandoned project at this point.

    I tried Galleon -- it sees my TiVos, but not any of the content on them. It just sits here at this screen, saying "Retrieving Data." Also, on their home page, it says "A TiVo Series 2 or Series 3 or HD DVR with at least version 7.2.1 software" is required. I have two Premiers.
     

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  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I use pyTiVo, and love it, but did not know galleon did this. I must investigate.
     
  8. westside_guy

    westside_guy Annoyingly ephemeral

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    That's often a red flag saying you've tried to use too high a profile setting, too many reference frames, or too many b-frames. I've had this issue in the past with material I've ripped to send to my Tivo; and I've had this issue with material I've ripped for use in Quicktime.
     

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