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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by crxssi, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    But will the new Roamio work with PyTiVo? Year after year I use PyTiVo more and more and can't live without it now!
     
  2. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    I sooooooo Hope it works with PyTivo. :cool:
     
  3. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

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    It's likely that it WILL work, I don't expect any changes in that realm of the software. We will find out tomorrow I imagine.
     
  4. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    I'm sure some of the overnighter shippers will fill in the blanks. As long as the file format and OS use the same build I think we are ok (fingers crossed).
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I can't imagine they would change that part of the software. If they did then they'd need to upgrade TiVo Desktop and they haven't done that in years.
     
  6. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    But remember how it seems like they were trying to get rid of TiVo Desktop?
     
  7. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    Tivo Desktop Plus still exists, is supported, and available for purchase right now. Tivo killed the free version of TD.

    Speculation is that it was a support issue with Windows 8. Windows 8 no longer ships with the necessary MPEG-2 codec, so Tivo would have to provide that with the free version, but since the license fee per user for MPEG-2 is a few bucks, Tivo made the choice to end the Free version, rather than having to worry about paying for codec licensing. TD Plus includes the codecs, so that's not an issue with the paid version.
     
  8. mlippert

    mlippert New Member

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    Ah, now that makes sense. I hadn't heard that before. Thanks.
     
  9. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I guess nobody has a Roamio yet to test PyTiVo...
     
  10. travisjb

    travisjb New Member

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    I asked this of wmcbrine in another thread yesterday. He apparently has one on order and so I'm sure he'll have some things to say soon. Mine will arrive end of week and I'll update here if that's still necessary.
     
  11. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

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    Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Assuming the cable card setup goes smoothly I should be able to report on pytivo functions tomorrow evening.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk - now Free
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    pyTiVo uses the same basic technology as TiVo Desktop so I'm 99.9% sure it'll work fine. If it didn't then TiVo would have to release an update to TiVo Desktop and there is no sign of that.
     
  13. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Win 8 doesn't have a free mpeg-2 codec? **** that! I hate my tablet 'cause I have to convert all my .Tivo and mpg recordings to mp4 (264). Does windows 8 seriously not have that? Sorry for the thread derail. My windows boxes are xp and 7.
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Win8 doesn't have an MPEG-2 codec unless you install MCE. For a while MCE was free, but now it's a pay option. Part of the reason they separated MCE from the main product is so they didn't have to pay the MPEG-2 license fee for every copy of Windows they sold.
     
  15. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I use mplayer and/or vlc on Linux with the "tainted" repos... so I can play anything. I believe such options are available in MS-Windows, also, although I am not sure since I have never used it to play video before.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    .tivo files are encrypted and can only be played in a player that supports DirectShow. Media Player Classic might work, since it uses DS and has a built in MPEG-2 codec, but VLC wont. There are ways to decrypt .tivo files to standard .mpg or .ts files, but that's an extra step.
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    As would be expected, pyTivo works fine with Roamio Plus (push & pull). Haven't fully tested metadata but at least the basics are fine.
     
  18. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yep, I use tivodecode to get rid of the DRM s***t:

    http://tivodecode.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tivodecode/
     
  19. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Yay!!!!!!!!! Thanks for checking.
     
  20. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    YESSSSS
    this makes me a happy camper and if you are in the MV area you must have COX too. :D
     

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