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Toast file conversion

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jacbec, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. jacbec

    jacbec Member

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    My Toast 11 Titanium will no longer convert my .tivo files transferred to my Mac with TiVo Transfer. Get an error "Could not complete because (ID=-50)." Has been working fine up till now. TiVo TV show file sizes are about 5GB. Anyone know of another app to convert .tivo files for Apple TV?
     
  2. qz3fwd

    qz3fwd Member

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    Roxio products generally suck.
    I sprang for roxio 10 I think it was and the only thing that really works is the tivo transfer app which I could have gotten for some $60-80 less than the full package.
     
  3. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    You can use tivodecode. Or just use kmttg to do the download and conversion (though it internally uses tivodecode)
     
  4. jacbec

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    TiVoDecode Manager not working with my MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8 & TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4). TiVoDecode Manager opens but only lists part of my recordings list. When I select a show & select Decode show, the show icon shows up on my desktop but nothing downloads (download bar stays blank & the 5.3GB TiVo show file Get Info indicates Zero KB).
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Any chance this is the first time you've tried to do it since before February 16th, 2013?
     
  6. jacbec

    jacbec Member

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    Just tried kmttg and it is way to complicated for me. Managed to install it and start a job which failed "server busy."
     
  7. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Well, the server IS busy if you try a bunch of times in a row.. that truly may be the Tivo being busy.. Wait a while (half an hour to an hour -- it does seem to sometimes take a RIDICULOUSLY long time) and try again, or reboot the Tivo and try again.

    But I suggest you CONTACT Toast. You bought the product, it should work.
     
  8. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    FYI, with "server busy" issue you most often have to reboot the TiVo as it rarely recovers from that without a reboot. Following a reboot you should have no problems downloading until/unless it gets in that state again. If you have more that 1 program attempting to download at a time from the TiVo that's what gets it into that state to begin with, so don't do it.
     
  9. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Well, you surely know way more than I do about it, but I sure seem to remember running into server busy quite a while ago (this was probably only with my Tivo HD). I seem to remember I'd try to cancel a transfer (in kmttg) or for some other reason would have to relaunch the app... the Tivo would be confused.. and it would keep giving back errors, and I sure thought it was server busy.. for ~20-30 minutes, then it would just happen to start working again.
     

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