View Full Version : Upload from PC to Tivo
03-16-2005, 12:46 AM
Anyone know how to move video from my PC to the Tivo?
03-16-2005, 08:59 AM
Use the TV out on your PC to record to the analog in on your TiVo. If yo are thinking of the networks somehow, not doable yet.
03-16-2005, 09:21 AM
to expand on that,
he means to record the video played by your PC TV out card on the TiVo.
by networks he meant having an etehrnet hookup on the PC and the TiVo (home network) and being able to move the file as a file onto the TiVo.
There is no way to do that without hacking the box right now.
This forum has an informal gathering in Las Vegas once a year(I could not make it) and they get UNOFFICIAL thoughts from TiVo at that. At that convention it has been reported that a feature to move files back onto the TiVo for playback was high on the list of things to add. Also a survey TiVo did on line for TiVoToGO features had that as the number one feature people would like to see added.
so unoficially it looks good
but no offiical word has come from TiVo on added features for TiVoToGo
03-17-2005, 02:09 PM
I agree. That would be a great feature. I have some home movies on my PC hard drive that it would be great to pull up via Tivo and watch in the living room. Why we can do this for music and pictures, but not video files, is beyond me. What were they thinking? I'd even go through the trouble of converting my .mpg's to a "tivo compatible" file to get this functionality.
04-12-2006, 09:24 PM
This is an old thread, but I thought I'd bump it because I would like to upload from my Mac (or Win - I have XP running on my Mac too) to TiVo. Heck, if you can download content from your TiVo to put on an iPod, and you can have podcasts directly on the TiVo, why not upload non DRM-enabled videos? It'd be nice to upload videos of my 9 month old for easy playback when people come over, or even videos from work to demonstrate our augmented reality technology.
04-12-2006, 09:37 PM
In the time between the last post on this thread and your post (over a year), TiVo Desktop has gained support for this. It's PC-only at the moment, however. It will hopefully be supported on a Mac via TiVo Desktop later this year. In the meantime, check out Galleon (http://www.galleon.tv/).
04-12-2006, 09:40 PM
i've done it before. you just need to make sure the video is mpeg, also tivo only likes certain types of mpegs for some reason. then just drop that file in the folder where you have your tivo recordings for tivo desktop. then navigate on your tivo to connect to your computer and try to play that file.
04-12-2006, 09:44 PM
Yes, MPEG format is very important. Be sure to follow the guidelines here:
04-13-2006, 05:59 AM
Interesting, somehow I missed that when checking out TTG. Thanks!
04-16-2006, 07:14 PM
How do you change from MPEG-3 to MPEG 2?
04-16-2006, 09:07 PM
I don't know about MPEG-3 specifically, but I've found Videora TiVo Converter pretty useful in the past:
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