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WinMFS cannot see destination drive

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:59
Trying to copy my Tivo S2 40Gb to another 80GB IDE drive
I can boot into WinMFS, put my tivo and my new IDE into my PC and it only sees the new IDE drive "A" 80GB.

If I put the Tivo Drive in a USB enclosure I can see both, but only on the SELECT DRIVES page.

If I try to go to the copy page, I get SOURCE but no listed destination.

I tried using the Delete function on the 80GB drive and went to copy page, but still did not have any drives in the pull down for the destination drive.

Any suggestions?
Thank you!

Allow restrictions on Web Video Launchpad

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 22:01
Just in case this suggestion wasn't seen in the Premier XL board...

As a parent with relatively young kids I don't want Web Video Launchpad. It took me less than 1 minute to find content that is completely inappropriate for them & offensive.

At the very least Tivo should allow it to be deselected from My Shows list, like you can do with YouTube under Video Provider list. Better than that I would like to be able to completely disable these type of services.

I agree with the previous poster who said they don't want to use their Tivo as a web streaming box, at least not in this wide open way without any parental control.

I opened an online case w/ Tivo support http://support.tivo.com/app/ask to request the ability to restrict Web Video Launchpad.

p.s. Last year when I checked out Tivo's Parental Control & KidZone, I found them half-baked and not really usable in practice. So the best balance I found was the video providers list which at least takes them off the main screen.

Sudden problem transferring from Premiere to PC

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:31
Until recently, I've had no trouble transferring files. At some point on Feb 15, it suddenly stopped working. I'm saying Feb 15 because I had set several shows to transfer and it appears the last one didn't.

I usually use kmttg (v0p7m). I can still see the TiVo and when I refresh I get the current correct list, including anything that might be recording. But after updating several times, I still get this error when I try to transfer:

Code: >> DOWNLOADING C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo ...
C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\andrew\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie5030052767628638878.tmp --url --output "C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo"
C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo: size=0.00 MB elapsed=0:00:00 (0.00 Mbps)
<h2>Bad Request</h2>
Download failed to file: C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo
Exit code: 0
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed  Time    Time    Time  Current
                                Dload  Upload  Total  Spent    Left  Speed

  0    31    0    31    0    0    182      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  182
  0    31    0    31    0    0    182      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--    0
  0    39    0    39    0    0    144      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  144
Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo: Download attempt # 2 scheduled in 10 seconds. I also tried a variety of SD and HD shows, and none transfer. Fired up TiVo Desktop v2.8.2 (412369) and it sees the Premiere and lists the shows, including the currently recording. Try to transfer and it fails. Less verbose of course and the error is this:
Code: The system cannot find the file specified. I tried restarting the TiVo (though it could definitely be seen by the PC, and that's my fix for not finding the device at all) and get the same results. I can ping

Is there a way to fix this?


Getting Lost

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:08
I pause a program. Look at the guide. Come back I've lost my place. I'm at the start of the program. Anybody else with this problem?


Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:05
No audio on FXHd. Anybody else have this problem?

THR-22 network features besides On Demand?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:42
Does connecting a THR-22 to a network give you any additional features besides On Demand? I don't find any of the streaming services my regular Tivo has (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc.)

So new to TiVo I'm confused...Help!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:41
Okay, I have a TiVo Series 4 provided by cable company and working fine with suggestions up til about 3-4 days ago.

Software version

The way mine is setup you go to TiVo/my shows, scroll down to suggestions. Inside would be already recorded suggestions with a link at bottom to "Improve my suggestions" and inside there would be my thumb ratings. Now there are no suggestions being recorded, and I only have a default message saying basically to do some thumbs ups and check back later. It's been that way for days now.

Now I'm confused because looking around I went to TiVo/find movies and tv/tv/ suggestions, inside there are lots of movies and things TiVo "I guess is suggesting" but not recording. I can also get to thumbs up edit and improve from this screen now, but not getting to it like i mentioned above in the first paragraph.

I'm so confused. Can someone tell me if that's how it's supposed to work or exactly HOW it is supposed to work? Please, I'm going crazy here.......very OCD.

Trying to Add 2nd Drive - Tivo Won't Boot

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:45
My previous thread is resolved. My 160GB drive only appeared to be failing because it was full. That problem is solved, though I've lost all the TV shows. No worries, though. There are ... other ... ways to find shows I've missed.

When I thought my drive was failing, I ordered a new 160GB drive. Now that it has arrived, I decided simply to add a 2nd drive, doubling my recording capacity.

I used WinMFS to perform the mfsadd function. WinMFS claimed that everything was done, and I went to my Tivo (Series 1, standalone, Philips HDR112) and installed both drives. I plugged in the power.

My TV screen immediately flashed up the happy little Tivo guy with the words "Your recorder is starting up." I waited. And waited. After 15 minutes, I did a hard reboot, pulling the power cord and plugging it back in.

I waited. And waited. More than an hour and still the same "Your recorder is starting up" screen.

I shut it down, pulled the drives, put them back in my PC, ran WinMFS, and "divorced" the drives using mfssplit. Put the A drive back in the Tivo. It booted just fine. Glad to know I didn't break anything, but really?

What am I doing wrong?

TiVo Desktop Plus Transfers Stopped Working

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:31

I have been using TiVo Desktop Plus for years to transfer shows from 3 different TiVos to my PC for archiving/storage.

This morning, all three Tivos will not transfer. Transfers fail. Yet, I am able to download to Tivo Desktop, the list of shows on each of the TiVo units.

So, even though I have rebooted the TiVos and PC, I don't think it is a router issue as if it was, I would not be able to download the list of shows on each TiVo unit.

Any ideas??


Hershey PA
1 TiVo Series 3 OLED
2 TiVo Elites

Can someone help? KMTTG error I never saw before :(

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:51

I have been using KMTTG for quite a few months now, never had an issue. This morning, I got my first real scary error message. I deleted KMTTG and re-installed, did everything properly... yet when I go to d/l a program from my list, this is the message I get. Here is a screencap of it.

When I tried restarting and doing it again, got this message:

Can anyone please help out?

Should I install POE Filter with a Premier 4

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:44
Quick question for the moca experts here. I'm considering purchasing a Premier 4 and if I understand it correctly, connecting that DVR to my home ethernet enables moca over my coax. That will be great once the mini comes out but should I install a POE Filter or can moca be disabled on the DVR until it is needed?

Thanks all!!!


Transfer problem caused by old cookie

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 07:17
If you've just been bitten by the failed transfer bug, read this:


The clock is wrong because it's right!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 07:06
In another post notting came up with the reason TiVo to PC transfers are failing, no matter which software you're using, Desktop or otherwise.

The TiVos are handing out expired session id cookies.

I reset a PC to think it's only the 13th, and now I've got a transfer going successfully and about as quickly as I've ever seen one happen.

check without satellite input?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 06:32
At the wise suggestion from another forum, I am asking if a newly acquired philips 7000 can be tested without going through the hookup/registration process?

If not, has anyone got experience with the "switchover" procedure?


Sudden file transfer failure: kmttg and Tivo Desktop

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 05:10
Sudden file transfer failures kmttg/tivo desktop

I have had file transfers working fine for a very long time in both kmttg and Tivo Desktop. Today they suddenly stopped working. I can see the Tivos and get the Now Playing Lists, but when I start a transfer it aborts with an error. Tivo Desktop log says "error 4" but I can't find anywhere what that means.

File transfers started failing on 3 Tivos simultaneously.

I tried a whole bunch of things. Stumbled across one thing that worked. Changed kmttg to use Java instead of Curl. Tivo Desktop still does not work.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. If not, at least I'm documenting a partial fix for this problem

My TiVo stopped recording suggestions

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 00:21
My tivo suggestions are NOT recording anymore. Suggestions are one of my favorite things about the box. But lo and behold just out of the blue all of my thumbs *ratings disappeared. I only noticed this because i went in to edit them. I've went in and done more thumbs ratings, even went as far as clearing my ratings and still got a big ole "0" suggestions recorded. I've researched and followed instructions about clearing thumbs, turning off suggestions and then turning them back on. Even restarted the system in between the turning them off and on. This is an issue that I really hope someone has some advice on. I love my suggestions, but now I'm not getting them. What steps must I take for my box to start recording suggestions again? I'll do anything. My does connect through a wireless USB adapter. And it does have some kind of cablecard in the back. I tested channels on the cable card and they all came through. I'm also new to TiVo, got it through my cable company. I just want the easiest and most known working solution that will get my suggestions back to recording. Please help.

Tivo Desktop Plus - Attempted Downloads Failing

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 00:05
My Tivo Desktop Plus was working fine this afternoon, and then this evening, right after the support hours closed, started acting up. Basically, whenever I try to download a video, any video, from either of my Series 2 Tivos, it immediately fails, and nothing I've tried has gotten it working again.

Here's what I've already tried (not necessarily in order I tried them):

1. Rebooting my PC;

2. Repairing Tivo Desktop Plus (through the PC's control panel);

3. Removing and then putting back permissions to download videos in my account on tivo.com

4. Changing the discovery protocol from Bonjour for Windows to Tivo Beacon and back again (didn't work using either)

5. Making both the Tivos connect to the Tivo service (repeatedly)

6. I checked to see if I should re-input my media key but it looks like if I do that, I won't be able to access any of the many, many programs I have on the PC, so I didn't mess with that.

7. I killed all the Tivo related processes I saw in Windows Task Manager and tried reopening Tivo Desktop Plus

I'm out of ideas what I can try, and since I won't be able to talk to support until tomorrow, thought I'd ask here if anyone has any ideas what else I should try. Any thoughts?

pyTivo error code 400 when downloading

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 00:04
All of a sudden I can no longer download any video content via pyTivo...each time I try now I receive an "Error - 400" message. This just started happening today, as I downloaded a bunch of shows yesterday with no problems. It looks like there was a Tivo update which occurred today to enable "Flingo", so I was wondering if this might have something to do with the problem. Anyone else experience this and/or can help me debug the issue? It happens with pyTivo running under either Mac/OS or Windows. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

TiVo doesn't like Community?

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 23:45
I've got a Premiere, in the Bay Area, recording OTA. The season passes on it were mostly transferred from another TiVo, before it was decommissioned.

But for some reason, it's not recording the show Community. I can see it in the guide, but if I search for it by name, all of the episodes are "Title not available."

I deleted the Season Pass, and tried selecting it again from the guide (skipping to Thursday night)... and "Season Pass & Other Options" isn't one of the options.


FYI: The S3 in the same room doesn't have that problem. Wha?