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Tivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    What was the last free version of the TIVo Desktop software? I have v2.8.3. I installed it and am trying to transfer some recordings to a PC, but its doesn't seem to be working. It's been a while since I have used this software so maybe mine is just really out of date.

    I also thought I remember there being something about it not being available after June 2013. Or is there still a place to obtain the free version? If so, where? Or maybe someone out there has the last version that was available and can share it via an online service (dropbox and speedyshare.com are two of my favorites)


    ****NOTE****
    Is this even Windows 7 compatible or is it strictly XP?
     
  2. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Not sure about the last free version but it works with Windows 7.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    There is a problem with the internal web server (sending out an expired cookie) of the current TiVo s/w for Series 2's and 3's. You have three choices:

    1. Wait for the fix that is being deployed.
    2. Install the patch to TD that a TCF member came up with.
    3. Scrap TD and install pyTivo and kmttg.
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Active Member

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  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    also works with basic Windows 8
     
  6. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    Yea, I normally use PyTivo to watch external programs, but I have a Premiere 4 on the way and am looking for an easier way to temporarily offload all my Premiere 2-tuner shows to a local PC (then transfer back to Premiere 4). TiVO Desktop seems like the best solution (if it worked properly) as I don't recall pyTiVo being able to PULL shows from a TiVo (only PUSH them to a TiVO). Maybe not though

    I wasn't having much luck so hopefully one of these mentioned patches help fix it.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Yes, pyTivo can pull from a TiVo to a PC, you just have specify tivo_mak and the "togo_path". If you use the browser interface, they are under "Global Server Settings".

    Have you considered using kmttg instead?
     
  8. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    TivoPlayList (http://tivoplaylist.dyndns.org/) is another (free) choice to consider, although it doesn't transfer to the TiVo, just from. It has been patched to avoid the expired cookie problem. I think transfer speeds don't depend much on the software --- rather on the TiVo model and sometimes your home network speed.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    As I understand it, 2.8.3 is just 2.8.2 with something added to let it work with the "new" DirecTiVo (TiVo's version of Duke Nukem Forever) they finally brought to market a while back, and there haven't been any newer versions since.

    And it's older than the St. TiVo's Day massacre, so you'll still need the cookie patch or need to do it yourself.
     
  10. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    and with Win8 x64 without issues
     
  11. alansh

    alansh New Member

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    Win8 doesn't come with an MPEG decoder, so you'll have to install something like Media Player Codec Pack in order to play TiVo videos. If there's a DVD player installed, that may also have the right codec.

    That's why TiVo switched to a paid package -- since Win8 no longer includes it, TiVo has to include it, and pay a licensing fee to the patent owner.
     
  12. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Correction, not ALL Win8 versions come with the DVD CODEC, when you add the Media Center SKU to Win8 it then qualifies, it's just that unlike Vista and Win7 the majority of Win8 deployments do not use a built-in decoder.
     
  13. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Hey now! (I worked on that)

    j/k :)
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The DirecTiVo or Duke?
     
  15. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Duke. I worked at that company for almost 17 years. :)
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Doesn't that roughly correspond with "Forever"'s beta period?

    :D
     
  17. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Nice try, but I seriously doubt anyone can come up with a DNF joke at this point I haven't heard a few times already. :)
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Actually, you guys had plenty of time to write most of them yourselves.

    :rolleyes::D;)

    But seriously, you're part of a major internet meme, dude. :)
     
  19. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I hold no illusions. I know the game's history, past. I was there for all of it. As the guy who was charged with the upkeep of the website and the community, I was *PAINFULLY* aware of it. :)
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    So you were the designated punching bag, huh?
     

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