Thanks for the encouragement. I've experimented with both the "master" and "subfolder" builds and settled on the "subfolder" as I like the way it allows me to keep my existing storage location and gives good file names. For some reason the "master" would show me a subfolder but none of the files in the subfolder. I have: a Series3 a Toshiba 56mx195 widescreen tv pc is core2duo on an evga 6801 mobo w/ 2g memory running xp sp2 wired network Here is my stripped down pyTivo.conf file. --------------- [Server] port=9032 ffmpeg=C:\Documents and Settings\RR\Desktop\pyTivo\plugins\video\ffmpeg_mp2.exe beacon=255.255.255.255 ffmpeg_prams=-vcodec mpeg2video -r 29.97 -b %(video_br)s -maxrate %(max_video_br)s -bufsize %(buff_size)s %(aspect_ratio)s -comment pyTivo.py -ac 2 -ab %(audio_br)s -ar 44100 -f vob - [_tivo_648fffffff] (fffff to hide true number) [MyMovies] type=video path=C:\Documents and Settings\RR\My Documents\TiVoVids [RRShare] type=video path=Z:\Video ------------------- Seems to be working with no changes to any other files. I had one tivo reboot on my first transfer after a backed out of the folder and paged down a few times, none since then. [Edit - just had another reboot about a half hour after posting the comment - any idea how to prevent this?] Any suggestions would be welcome. Three questions: 1) the Time on transferred files seems to be 8 hours off (I live in San Francisco, which is GMT-8) any way to get the correct transfer time? 2) is there an ffmpeg parameter to control volume? The transferred files seem loud. 3) the subfolder names all end in (0) - should that be populated with the number of recordings in the subfolder? I experimented with tivodotnet a few days ago and prefer pytivo so far. Tivotogo was big and started way too many services for what I wanted, and galleon also had more add-ons than I was looking for. Pytivo seems to be the exact stripped down media server type app I want. Thanks!