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TiVo Desktop+ owners - call TiVo and complain

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by lpwcomp, Jan 13, 2017.

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  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    If you use pyTivo to pull them back, it will use the metadata text file created by kmttg. This file must be in the same folder as the video and have a name just like the video, including the extension, plus .txt.

    For example, if the video is

    Supernatural.S12E14.The Raid.mkv

    The metadata file needs to be named

    Supernatural.S12E14.The Raid.mkv.txt
     
  2. deirdrew

    deirdrew New Member

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    I gave up on Tivo desktop last year and use pytivo for copying my media to any of our Tivos, and the Plex app for streaming it. Highly recommend both, especially PLEX for streaming as it supports a lot more file types and has so many great features.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    You misunderstand. TD+ owners are the only ones who can legitimately call TiVo and complain about the fact that they broke push. They broke it for pyTivo users also, but we have no standing to complain.
     
  4. deirdrew

    deirdrew New Member

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    I didn't misunderstand, I used TD+ for years. I was simply pointing out there are better alternatives to TD+
     
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Which has precisely zero relevance to this thread.
     
  6. deirdrew

    deirdrew New Member

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    I leave you to continue to flounder about uselessly in the pissy pond of TD+ if that is your attitude. TTFN
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Try to get this through the fog of your ignorance. I DON'T USE TD+. This problem affects pyTivo users also, but only TD+ users have standing with TiVo to formally complain. It flat out does no good to switch to pyTivo as it can no longer push either and hasn't been able to since last August.
     
  8. deirdrew

    deirdrew New Member

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    Stop being so anal. jeeze.
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Was your plan in joining this forum to behave like a clueless jerk, or was it an accident?
     
  10. deirdrew

    deirdrew New Member

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    Nope, but unfortunately I ran straight into your incessant jerkiness.
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    You decided to post in a thread the subject of which you are obviously completely clueless and I'm the jerk? Do you even know what a push is?
     
  12. deirdrew

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    I didn't say you were a jerk. You are simply acting like one and flaming, calling me names, all out over nothing. Best of luck over all your issues including your "push" problem.
     
  13. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    It's not my push problem, it's everbody's. As I suspected, you have no idea what a push is nor why its loss is a very bad thing.
     
  14. deirdrew

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    I know exactly what it is since I used TD+ for years until about 6 months ago. I rarely had a need to transfer a recorded show from Tivo to my PC as I wouldn't want to watch in on my PC and you would have to be a hermit who never leaves your home if you need to transfer hundreds of tivo recorded show to your PC and then back again to a Tivo device. Yeah, at this point after your stubbornness and unpleasantness I could not care any less about it and still don't see why you must have "push" (unless the hermit title applies) since there is no problem copying media from a PC to a Tivo via pyTivo (supporting a much wider variety of video formats), or from Tivo to Tivo via the Tivos themselves (you only have one device, perhaps?), or streaming video or photos/music from a PC via PLEX. Trying to point this out seems to trigger you suddenly ... it didn't bother you when others brought up alternatives in earlier posts in this thread, so perhaps you are tired ... or are just antagonistic towards women.
     
  15. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    *sigh*. I have been using pyTivo for a long time, I mostly pull to my local TiVos. However, I used push to send recordings to a remote TiVo. The remote TiVo is not on the same network. It's not even in the same county. Using kmttg, this entire process could be automated. Now I have to use sneaker net.

    It was also possible, using another third party app (Vidmgr), to initiate a push from a Mini. Obviously, the actual transfer would be to a "full" TiVo, but once the transfer was complete, the video could be streamed to the Mini (assuming you transferred it to an S4 or later model). You cannot initiate a pull via a Mini. BTW, I don't have, have never had, and don't want a Mini.

    Due to some of its organizational capabilities, there were some who preferred using Vidmgr all of the time. Once again, I am not one of them.

    Whether or not you understand what push is has nothing to do with your use of TD+ as TD+ supported both push & pull and in fact still supports pull.
     
  16. deirdrew

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    Thank you for explaining your need for push. I think very few people use it as you did/want to. If I wanted to share on another network, I would just use PLEX since I have PLEX Pass.
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    I always appreciated pushing, as I could be on my computer where my media was located and use it as my "control center," rather than having to go to different TiVo sets.
     
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    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    While I may be one of few (or only*) who used push in this manner, I assure you that there were a lot of people who used push and are really upset about TiVos sudden, unannounced killing of it.

    Even if I wanted to set up PLEX, I lack the upload bandwidth to stream to a remote system in any sort of decent resolution.

    I have been one of the people adamantly opposing the notion that the breaking of push left people with no capability to transfer their PC resident recordings to a TiVo. There are numerous existing threads on the subject, including at least one in the actual TiVo support forums.

    I started this thread in response to reports that TiVo was looking at the problem but that it was very low priority. On the slim chance that the reports were accurate and that TiVo was actually willing to fix it ( I don't really believe this but it there is that slim chance), I was asking people with standing to do so to contact TiVo and complain.

    Two additional things:

    1. I have 5 TiVos currently in service. An S2, 2 Premieres, a Base Roamio and a Roamio Pro. One of the Premieres is the remote one and is OTA. The rest are on Comcast.

    2. Until you accused me of misogyny, I had no idea what your gender was.

    * a couple of people asked a while back (when push was still working) how to set up push to a remote system. I have no idea if they did so or not. However, the capability existed in pyTivo and it was one of the current developers (William McBrine) who told me how to do it.
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    With the greatest of respect, I think that anyone who wants the feature re-enacted has "standing" to contact TiVo--TiVo has not opposed 3rd-party software to transfer to and from a TiVo (well-knowing about that software) and certainly and admittedly left a void when it no longer offered TDP.
     
  20. deirdrew

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    I only wondered about misogyny or end of patience as you didn't react negatively to the others in the thread who mentioned pyTivo and PLEX as an alternative as you did with me, and *cough* deirdre is clearly a woman's name ;)

    We have 3 Romios and one TiVo Premiere XL in service at the moment, plus 3 external WD drives attached to 2 of the Roamios and the 1 Premiere XL. Multiple older HD models have been retired or given away. I am lucky that my employer reimburses me for a high bandwidth business internet account so I can also to work from home on our cloud-based EHR. We don't have cable TV, but do have both an indoor and outdoor OTA longer range antennas, and between the 4 adults in the house, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and PSVue premier accounts for use amongst us.

    I do miss the older generation's ability to connect 2 OTA antennas *sigh* as we are in the country and about 45 plus miles from the nearest broadcast towers, so weather can be a big issue, hence the PSVue (only one with cloud, btw) account.
     

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