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TTG and MRV go live today! (official)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bdraw, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Oct 23, 2007 #61 of 397
    bdraw

    bdraw Member

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    I didn't mean to drive traffic per say, just wanted people to believe me. I would have copied the text from the post, but the titles says it all and didn't think it added to the forum. Now that TiVoPony has chimed in, I deleted the link completely.

    As for disclosure, I had the fact that I worked for Engadget HD in my sig, but someone removed it. No other forum removed that fact from my sig so I assumed it was forum rules.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2007 #62 of 397
    Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this belongs here, but if TTCB is now enabled on my Series 3 I can get rid of my D-Link Media Server. My only question is how do I get .AVI files onto the unit? Do I have to buy TiVo Desktop Plus or will a 3rd party program (Galleon?) support these files?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2007 #63 of 397
    azitnay

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    Yes, you can transfer SD content to Humax, Toshiba, etc. units.

    No, you can't transfer anything to a unit running in TiVo Basic mode.

    Drew
     
  4. Oct 23, 2007 #64 of 397
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    you have to pay to play
    and yes, the OS is the same across HUMAX and other manufacturers
     
  5. Oct 23, 2007 #65 of 397
    Graymalkin

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    Forced updates on the two TiVo HDs with 9.2 and restarted them. Both now have the Media Access Key and can see each other's recordings.

    Only thing is, they're both connected to the same TV, so there won't be much transferring between them.

    Toast Titanium still can't see them, either, so no TTG yet.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2007 #66 of 397
    Fab2004

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    My tivo(dot)com page shows transfers allowed, my tivo's system settings shows a,a,a HOWEVER TivoDesktop (v 2.5) still cannot transfer.

    There is a new section in my tivo menus that says: Media Access Key and that one says that my Media Access Key is "temporarily not available" (I tried connecting my tivo to the server a couple of times and nothing changed).
     
  7. Oct 23, 2007 #67 of 397
    azitnay

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    TiVo Desktop Plus is one way... But there are also free utilities such as TiVo.Net and pyTivo that do essentially the same thing.

    You can also use any utility capable of transcoding to MPEG-2, such as Videora TiVo Converter, and then transfer via TiVo Desktop.

    Drew
     
  8. Oct 23, 2007 #68 of 397
    cr33p

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    There are a few free option to transferring your avi's to the unit, you can use Tivo Desktop the standard version but need to pre convert the files, you can use Videora Tivo Converter. Or you can search around for a thread about PyTivo, this program will automatically transcode the files on the fly, rather than needing to pre transcode them with Videora. I prefer PyTivo myself
     
  9. Oct 23, 2007 #69 of 397
    mportuesi

    mportuesi As seen on TV

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    Galleon is free, and I've used it in the past on the Mac to pull programs off the TiVo. Last time I tried Galleon, it was a pile of bugware, but it did transfer video files to and from the TiVo.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2007 #70 of 397
    thedarksavant

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    Wow, my account already had Transfers Allowed :) Now to run downstairs and see if I have a shiny new 9.2.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2007 #71 of 397
    Sparty99

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    I've used Videora pretty extensively. My problem is that when transcoding .avi files Videora always has a problem syncing the audio to the video (my experience, anyway). Am I going to have the same issues with PyTivo or Desktop Plus?
     
  12. Oct 23, 2007 #72 of 397
    Graymalkin

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    Try restarting the TiVo -- that's what I had to do to activate the Media Access Key.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2007 #73 of 397
    ADG

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    As asked above, any idea why there are two entries for S3 #2 in S3 #1 (the second entry is named "_tivo-videos DVR")? S3 #2 only has the one "DVR" entry for S3 #1.


    Thanks.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2007 #74 of 397
    slimoli

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    Everything was already setup with my system. Transferring a 2 hours HD movie to my PC , estimated time: 6 hours!! Time to upgrade to a "n" wireless network.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2007 #75 of 397
    ADG

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    Also, if I want to watch .wmv movie files from my pc on the S3 will any of the above free software work or am I better off just spending the $25 for TiVo desktop plus? Thanks again :)
     
  16. Oct 23, 2007 #76 of 397
    sommerfeld

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    Thank you for remembering the preferences of those of us who snuck in sideways a few months back when the checkbox was prematurely enabled. :)
     
  17. Oct 23, 2007 #77 of 397
    Chimpware

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    Excellent, now we can start the troubleshooting of this feature.

    On both Tivos, similar to TroyB, I have "Media Access Key Temproarily Unavailable" on both Tivo HDs and no MRV, TTG or TTC.

    I know, I know, "Be Patient", "They got it out early, so you should not expect it to work until November", but just once since I got these Tivo HDs I would like them to work properly when they are supposed to...
     
  18. Oct 23, 2007 #78 of 397
    MPAC

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    :confused:

    Ditto: Key Temporarily Unavailable. Tried to force connection several times and a reboot, but to no a a vale.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2007 #79 of 397
    cr33p

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    Well like any application it may or may not have problems, I like Pytivo and it has worked well for me, getting it up and running can be a headache sometimes but the folks over in that thread are pretty helpfull
     
  20. Oct 23, 2007 #80 of 397
    demon

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    To those whose TiVos say "Media Access Key: not available", just be patient. It takes about 15-20 minutes for it to generate the key. I had the same thing happen at first on mine, but after waiting patiently (didn't have to restart), it appeared.
     

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