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Problem transferring full version of show

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Joe Siegler, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Finally got around to trying both. Neither worked. Show still craps out at the same point. Oddly enough the TiVos don't have a problem copying the show amongst themselves fine. But if I copy to my desktop, nope. Dies at the same point. :(
     
  2. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    OK, I downloaded kmttg and will try transferring it that way. See if it makes any difference.
     
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Probably won't, but at least you can set pause point ahead of the glitch part and then use "Resume Downloads" mode to get download in 2 parts. Remember to rename the 1st file before doing the resume. Possible there could be multiple glitches though which is not unheard of.
     
  4. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    It didn't. Sigh.
     
  5. jbrown13

    jbrown13 New Member

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    Joe, I'm having the same problem you are experiencing. It has now gotten to the point where it happens one of the shows in a nights worth of recording. Not always the same show and not always at the same point. Trying to re-transfer the shows creates a stoppage at the same point as the original stoppage. I've not been able to find a solution.

    I have VideoReDo, but don't see a way to run quickstream fix on a file that still resides on the TiVo HDD.
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Only workaround I know is to download the show in 2 or more parts and then use something like VRD to stitch them back together. (kmttg has a resume download option you can use to start a transfer from a pause point you can set a little beyond the glitch point).
     
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yeah, there is no rhyme or reason why some transfers don't complete entirely.
    Working theory is a glitch in the video at the point that the transfered video stops.
    If this is the case, there are solutions available if you have multiple Tivos, or use one of the Tivo Desktop alternatives.
     
  8. jbrown13

    jbrown13 New Member

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    If there is a "glitch" in the video it is not apparent to the naked eye. I tried kmttg and it stops transferring at the same point as TiVo desktop does. The ones that don't completely transfer play fine from the TiVo HDD and I just FF thru the ads with the remote. Seems like more trouble than it is worth to transfer in parts since it is possible that there could more than one "glitch" in that hour long show. It only happens with major network shows, never with shows or movies from cable networks. I'm thinking it's something the network or local affiliate is doing that is causing the issue. My latest "glitch" was with CBS's "Person of Interest" on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, recorded from WMAZ TV in Macon, GA. Anybody else have a problem transferring this show from this affiliate?
     
  9. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Oh, I can guarantee it, although of course not for every possible scenario. I don't have transfers fail very often, and sometimes there is some other cause, but when the secure html transfer fails repeatedly, I almost always (with only one or two exceptions) can transfer the video using TyTool - if it is on one of my S3 TiVos, of course. When I do, I have invariably been able to find some corrupted frames, perhaps only 1 or 2, right where the https transfer fails.

    It's usually easier just to record the show again at a later time. Of course, if the show in question is only broadcast once, then it's a problem. There is one show on one of my TiVos, Arabesque, which cannot be fully transferred by any means (including TyTool) or even via MRV, but which plays just fine on the original TiVo. Unfortunately, it has not been shown again on any HD channel since it was recorded. It's one of my favorite movies, too.
     
  10. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    That is often the case. One or two corrupt frames may be quite un-noticeable in the show.

    That's not really surprising. They use precisely the same transfer mechanism. It is just secure html, and you can also transfer directly from any web browser.

    That, too.

    Hard to say, really.
     

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