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Transferring .Tivo Files Back to Roamio Pro = Sluggish Live TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by filovirus, May 23, 2014.

  1. filovirus

    filovirus New Member

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    I just realized that I did not set keep until I delete for Season 4 of the Walking Dead and it isn't on Comcast VOD. Episodes 1-6 are missing, but I have the .Tivo files on my mac.

    I installed pyTivo and the Roamio Pro can see the files. When I start to transfer back from the mac, Live TV is impacted, with choppy picture and even freezes saying it is looking for signal.

    I suppose I could transfer them when going to bed, but thought I would check here for a better solution. Is there a better way that doesn't impede live tv or a way to stream the .tivo back to a Tivo box without having to transfer the whole 5-6 gig file?

    Thanks,
    Filo
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    It's a bug introduced with 20.4.1 TiVo software where it dedicates too many CPU cycles to transfers even at the expense of video decoding. There is no workaround to the issue other than trying to throttle the transfer speed to the Roamio somehow.
     
  3. filovirus

    filovirus New Member

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    Not sure how to throttle speed cat6! Any suggestions would be appreciated. I sent a .mpg file of the .tivo and it seemed to work better.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Certain routers you can use QOS rules to limit speeds for certain devices.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The transfer speeds are also slower with the current software. It was much faster before.
     
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    You could route it through a 10/100 switch. (I haven't noticed this problem on my base Roamio, which only has a 100 Mbps port.)

    Yeah, the TiVo has less work to do in that case (no decryption step). It's always been slightly faster.
     
  7. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    It's not just the live TV on the Roamio that gets sluggish. Trying to change channels or do something with the Mini's while a transfer is occurring also is incredibly sluggish. I've had to give up on PyTivo pushes while the kids are watching on the Mini if I don't want to hear yelling about the TV not working right.
     
  8. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    Transfers (MRV) from my TivoHD cause my Roamio to become sluggish. Given the speeds of the old series 3 transfer, that should be pacing transfers very slowly, but still encountering the problem.... They're on the same 10/100 mb switch (netgear) for what its worth.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Yes. The issue has zero to do with the transfer speeds. With the previous software the speeds were over 50% faster in my setup. But now it is much slower and can cause issues like mentioned which did not exist before
     

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