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Roamio Download to iPad

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by patrone, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. patrone

    patrone New Member

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    Does anyone here download shows from their Roamio to their iPad from out of home? I'm trying to get an idea of a typical file size for those downloaded shows. Will it be the traditional 6-7GB per HD hour? Or are the files compressed and scaled down significantly to account for the limited space on a tablet? Thanks!
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    OOH downloads are same as in home downloads, with 3 different quality choices. Files are transcoded to low bit rate H.264, so significantly smaller in size than the original recording. Here's some ballpark file sizes for each for a source 1080i HD 1 hour recording:
    BASIC: 400 MB (544x400 @ 800 Kbps)
    MEDIUM: 600 MB (960x540 @ 1.24 Mbps)
    HIGH: 1.05 GB (1280x720 @ 2.24 Mbps)

    BASIC quality is just terrible IMO on my iPad so don't plan on using that unless you can tolerate terrible looking picture. (May be OK for a phone screen but I doubt it).
     
  3. patrone

    patrone New Member

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    Thanks! This helps a lot! I was worried that a 16GB tablet wouldn't be sufficient to download a few shows for flights or fully download a 3 hour hockey game....but given that I usually watch & delete I think 16GB should be fine. Thanks again!
     
  4. wco81

    wco81 Member

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    My streaming and downloading are spotty now.

    Lot of shows, both recorded and live, fail to stream for whatever reason in home and downloading often hands on "calculating" endlessly.

    I power cycled my Roamio Plus and I was able to download like 3 or 4 30-minute recordings but now, it's hanging on "calculating" again.

    Anyone else see this?
     
  5. jbaum

    jbaum New Member

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    All weekend my roamio has sputtered when i stream in house with very annoying pauses. When I download 60 mins shows take at least 1.5 hours at basic quality.

    Any ideas?
     
  6. wco81

    wco81 Member

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    Maybe the encoder is not up to snuff?
     
  7. ShoutingMan

    ShoutingMan Member

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    Streaming works fine for me, but downloading shows for watching on travel is problematic. It takes many tries and us very, very slow.
     

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