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Skip forward button behavior with Comcast on demand

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:22
I'm wondering if anyone has found a workaround for this one.....

When using the Roamio with Comcast on demand, if you accidentally press the 30 second skip forward button, the video jumps all the way to the end of the show. I find this irritating in the extreme because A) I am so used to using that button to skip commercials that I seem to always forget and press it at least once per on demand show and B) the max FF / RW slew speed (there really is only one speed) is VERY SLOW with Comcast on demand and it is tedious to get back to where you were.

I'm not sure what would be better.... maybe have an option to limit the function of the skip button so that it only worked (to jump to the next 15 minute marker) when you are currently fast forwarding or rewinding?


New Forum User / Tivo User

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:28
Hello All,

Like many of you, I decided to skip the cox $9/box charge and plan a Cablecard system. I've got the main entry point in to my home directly under my main TV and plan to use an XL4 tuner there. I also have the coax split, sent to a booster and then out to different ports in my house where I would like to use tivo minis. I have 5 cable cards (I think I only need 1) and 5 cisco tuning adapters from cox. My question is, do I need to use the tuning adapter since these devices are all moca ready? Also are there any other considerations for my planned setup? I actually wanted to buy an XL4 that I saw for sale here in the classifieds since I cannot seem to find what I need on ebay without getting in a bidding war while I'm at work but alas, I can't even PM anyone without 10 posts. *sigh* Anyway, I look forward to meeting some of you. I used to dabble in FTA a few years ago and their community was great. I have no doubts this community is the same from what I've read.


Mini pairing with wireless Roamio Basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:03
I currently have 2 Tivo Roamio Basic units. One of my Roamio Basics is ethernet wired. The other is not and receives it's signal wirelessly. If I buy a mini for a third TV will I be able to pair up the Mini with either one of my Basic Roamios (the wired and/or the wireless one)? The Mini will be wired by ethernet cable.

(I am not going to be using Moca networking).

Better Call Saul S1:E02 - 2/9/15 "Mijo"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:10
Saul's brother has a mental illness in which he's afraid of electricity.

Web interface to view guide and manage recordings?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:04
Can I point my PC browser at my Roamio Plus LAN IP with a certain port or path to view the guide and set recordings? I know there are apps for mobile devices and BlueStacks may be an option, but I'd like to know if there is an interface that I can pull up directly on my desktop browser.

kmttg sligbox error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 20:10
I have set everything in kmttg to capture from slingbox pro hd. No matter what I try I get the following error.

Capture to file failed: D:\kmttg\slingbox\Test
Exit code: 1
ffmpeg version N-63644-ge1bd40f Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers
built on May 31 2014 22:01:50 with gcc 4.8.2 (GCC)
configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-iconv --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libcaca --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libilbc --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-decklink --enable-zlib
libavutil 52. 87.100 / 52. 87.100
libavcodec 55. 65.100 / 55. 65.100
libavformat 55. 42.100 / 55. 42.100
libavdevice 55. 13.101 / 55. 13.101
libavfilter 4. 5.100 / 4. 5.100
libswscale 2. 6.100 / 2. 6.100
libswresample 0. 19.100 / 0. 19.100
libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. at D:\kmttg\slingbox\rec2a.pl line 178.
pipe:: Invalid data found when processing input

Any suggestions what to try next?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 18:51
Anybody watching this new show on HBO? It was created by Mark & Jay Duplass, and it centers around 4 people - a married couple (Brett & Michelle) with young kids whose marriage is slowly deteriorating and they don't quite know what to do about it, Brett's friend Alex, a struggling actor, and Michelle's sister Tina (Amanda Peet) - who all end up living together, and how they try to get back on their feet/rediscover themselves.

I'm really liking it so far - it's a dramedy in the truest sense of the word. Very slice of life. It's 4 episodes in on an 8-ep first season, and a second season has already been ordered.

New to Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:37
I just got my Tivo on thurs and I want to watch my favorites on youtube and I can`t sign in to youtube on the Tivo. Can any body help? When I go to youtybe it tells me to sign in and then it won`t let me. Can I watch my youtube channel that I have on my computer? The TiVo is a 2.0 and it belongs to the cable company. Midcontinent cable out of Siouxfalls SD. Thanks for the help.

Copy protected meaning of life

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:44
First off let me say as i newcomer to tivo from being a lifetime sat subscriber i am realizing what i missed over the years. I also understand the reasoning behind provider copy protection. I may not necessarily agree with it in its entirety but i understand it. What i am trying to understand is why if you have multiple tivo boxes A, B, C, etc. You can "record" a copy protected show on box A. "Record" a different copy protected show on box B. Same on C. The boxes can see each other on a network and you can "view" each show from a different box but not "transfer" any between boxes. I totally understand not being permitted to "transfer" to a pc, mobile device, etc but why would anyone care which box the content resided on as long as it stayed within the confines of the tivo system? Just one of the questions of the tivo world that has me baffled.

kmttg, pytivo, and mutiple accounts and Media Access Keys, MAK's

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:22
With two accounts under my name and two different MAK's.

1. If I download / transfer programs with kmttg or pytivo will I only be able to put .Tivo content back on the respective TiVo that the content was transferred from?

2. If the content is converted to mpeg with kmttg or pytivo will I then be able to put the programs back on either TiVo without a concern for the original MAK?

Back story...

I have a TiVo Roamio Plus at home in one state and another TiVo Roamio Plus at the condo I rent at my work location in another state.

One Roamio Plus is on Bright house and the other on Cox.

Both TiVo's were on the same account and had the same MAK, Medial Access Key. I could look at and stream from both TiVos with the apps on my iPhone and iPad.

In December I added TiVo Mini's to the mix. The Mini connected via Ethernet works well, but the Mini's connected via MoCA constantly lose the ability to see the Roamio Plus (at the same location).

To fix this problem TiVo Tech Support suggested that a second account be created to "separate" the Mini's that were / are in different locations.

TiVo’s Top Moments for the 2015 Grammy Awards

TiVo Blog - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:32
Performances dominated a very emotive Grammy Awards ceremony last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. From President Obama encouraging musical artists to use their influence to speak out against rape and domestic violence, to Pharrell and Prince’s acknowledging the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the typically buoyant ceremony had some very serious undertones. But in the end, musical performance prevailed, as evidenced by TiVo’s Top Five Moments for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards:   8:49pm – Madonna’s performance of “Living for Love” ranks as TiVo’s Top Moment of the 2015 Continue Reading

Roamio Worth the Upgrade?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:08
I currently have a Premiere with Lifetime subscription and an upgrade HDD (1TB). I'm thinking of moving over to the basic Roamio (I don't have a need for streaming to iPad, etc.) and Mini. I also have a Roku for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu that I would like to retire if I could.

Now that the Roamio has been out for a while, and now that the Premiere has had several updates since the Roamio came out, what is the consensus? Is it worth losing the Lifetime subscription and getting a Roamio + Mini? I would like to access Tivo on my bedroom television from time-to-time.

Are the Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu apps as good as their Roku counterpart? (Netflix and Amazon are dreadfully sluggish on Premiere.)



Remote Streaming after 20.4.6 update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:57
It seem like after the Tivo 20.4.6 update that remote streaming will not work unless you disable power saving mode.

I have my Roamio Plus DVR in Low standby mode and every time I try to connect, I receive that typical streaming error message that asks you to run setup again.

In the past when receiving that message you were able to close the app down and reopen it to get it to work. However, I believe now that the dvr is not waking up from sleep when streaming services are requested.

Anybody else experiencing anything like this.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:52
Your TV manufacturer is listening to your personal conversations:


Red 911 Button on TiVo iOS App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:11
Anybody know what this is for? Reporting bugs perhaps?
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Wrong channels mapped? - comcast bloomberg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:08
So, not really sure to post this, and can't seem to find any info on this sort of thing.

Tivo Premier XL4 told me over a week ago that BLOOMBERG channel had been changed from 763 to 765 (or the other way around) but when I go to Guide everything still comes in on 763, the tivo guide still lists 765 as the BLOOMHD channel with all the listings, but of course there is only cartoons on that channel.

Who's responsible for re-mapping this and is there any way for one to do it themselves?

Audio delay after pause in 20.4.6?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:00
Ever since my box got 20.4.6, I'm noticing the following problem:

- Start watching a recording
- Pause playback
- Resume playback
- Video resumes right away, but there's now a delay of about 2-3 seconds before the audio resumes.

I'm running HDMI to my receiver, and from the receiver to the TV. Nothing in my setup has changed, and I never saw this pre-20.4.6. Anybody else seeing this?

Has Madam Secretary been pulled from the schedule?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:50
I don't see any listings for it.

Can I Keep iTunes Rental Movies Forever on iPad Air?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:46
Can I Keep iTunes Rental Movies Forever on iPad Air?

If you are one of the group members who like to rent and enjoy movies from iTunes Store, you may also wonder if there is any way to escape from the deadline of those rentals – that is to say own the movie forever on your iPad as above. Since the iTunes rentals are protected by DRM, we need a DRM removal tool to get rid of DRM and then the movie can be turned into unprotected videos.

Here Pavtube ChewTune is such an easy-to-use yet professional DRM media converter to remove DRM from both purchased and rented iTunes videos and convert iTunes M4V rentals to playable video formats for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads. Once the DRM is removed from the rentals, you are able to keep the DRM-free iTunes movies on your iPad to enjoy at anytime you like.

See also: iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Supported File Formats

As a wonderful iTunes DRM removal tool, it can also good at recording your authorized videos or movies downloaded from a "Digital Copy" (typically bundled with a DVD or Blu-ray Disc), Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, etc. to many other commonly used formats for viewing on practically any compatible electronic devices. (Read Top 10 Best DRM Removal and Converter Software Reviews & Download)

Guide: Remove DRM and Convert Rental iTunes Movies for keeping on iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads

Step 1. Load your iTunes M4V rental to Pavtube iTunes to iPad converter (For Mac users: ChewTune for Mac). You can either browser to file location or drag and drop source iTunes file to the app.

Step 2. Choose the optimized profile for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "iPad > iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4)" format. Or select other video format for you iPad series tablets.

You can also keep iTunes Rentals Forever on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S/5C.

Step 3. Is necessary, you could set video and audio parameters such as video and audio codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc so that better video and audio quality can be transferred to your iPad tablets.

Step 4. Hit the "Convert" button to start iTunes M4V rental to iPad MP4 recording.

Since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality, it would take as long as the source movie length for the whole DRM video to iPad conversion process.

Once it completes, open output folder, locate the created MP4 file.

Freely launch iTunes and transfer local contents to iTunes, and then sync files from iTunes to iPad after connecting your iPad to computer with the USB cable.

Now you can unlock DRM Protection from iTunes Movie Rentals with ease and keep the iTunes rentals on your iPad series tablets forever with simple steps. Have a try!

Empty folder won't go away

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 01:30
I have an empty folder that won't go away. Anyone ever experience this? Basically it just says:

Parenthood (0)

If I select it, it says that there is nothing in the folder. I cannot delete it.

One interesting thing is... when I had an episode in there, it showed two folders both displaying "Parenthood (1)". I selected both and hit the clear button to delete... but only one folder disappeared and it went back to displaying "Parenthood (0)".


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