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Tivo Desktop

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

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So what's going on with TiVo Desktop now? I had ordered a core i5 Dell from bestbuy on Thanksgiving at $200 off to use as my new TiVo Desktop PC and also to use with Blue Iris for monitoring my cameras. SInce my old PC used over 100 watts while the new one uses around 45 watts.

    Is there anything new with TiVo Desktop yet? I received the PC yesterday I'm setup with Blue Iris but I need to setup TiVo Desktop this weekend. This time I'm not going to use a RAID 5 setup for TiVo Desktop. I just put in a 3TB Seagate drive for data storage and an Intel 180GB SSD for the OS and temp storage for Blue IRis.

    So with the lower power usage I plan on having the PC run more often than the older one. I was hoping that streaming from TiVo Desktop would have been introduced.
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    If you are all PC knowledgeable, you should scrap TD and install pyTivo at a minimum, plus kmmttg and maybe streambaby.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I think I tried pyTiVo a long time ago. Not sure though. But I've been using TiVo Desktop and KMTTG the last few years. Along with VideReDo. But I had been using them less and less since getting the TiVo Elite and then the Roamios. but since I have less storage now with my Roamios I plan on using TiVo Desktop again to offload some content.
     
  4. pharmer

    pharmer New Member

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    Has an version been released for OSX 10.6 or higher yet?
     
  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It hasn't been updated since 2.8.3. But they did decide not to offer the free version anymore, while marking the Plus version down to $16.

    Nope.

    https://tivo.com/shop/detail/software-mac-leopard
     
  6. alyssa

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    Can i assume the simplest way to get show's on to my new laptop is to use TD for $16?

    I can do the more complicated stuff, i just don't have the time to deal with it right now, hence just wanting something that just works.
     
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    KMTTG is pretty easy and way more powerful.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I still prefer TiVo Desktop. Although KMTTG works great when I need to transfer multiple things. I setup TiVo Desktop Plus on my new PC yesterday but I still need to install KMTTG.

    Is there a link to the newest version of KMTTG?
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    May one inquire as to why? Admittedly, to totally replace TD you need to also install Python and pyTivo.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kmttg/
     
  10. alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    thx

    i've got a show transferring from my tivo currently. it seems easy enough to use and with no cash out lay, always a plus :)

    VLC is the best player out there!


    does anyone know of a way to download a smaller version of the shows? I can tolerate less clarity for a smaller file size<grin>
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Assuming all you need to do is move shows back and forth between the PC and the Tivo(s), you don't need to pay for the Plus version.
    You can still download the free version.

    http://assets.tivo.com/assets/exe/tivotogo/TiVoDesktop2.8.3.exe
     
  12. Jim5506

    Jim5506 New Member

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    I 'm using TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 free version.

    I recorded the new Sound of Music off NBC last week on my HDTiVo and transferred it to my PC, removed the commercials with Video Re-Do TV Suite V4 then transferred it back to the TiVo - it plays perfectly.

    I also burned it to a DVD - plays on all my DVD, HDDVD and Blu-Ray players.

    I could also upload it to my PS3 and play it in HD there, but haven't done it - probably will not.
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Glad it worked out for you. If you have any trouble with VRD feel free to ask me directly.
     

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