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Old 11-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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I sometimes want to put movies on a dvd that I recorded on my Tive series 4.
The only way I know how to do this, is to play the movie from the Tivo, and set the dvd recorder manually to record.
This gives me a dvd that plays in my dvd recorder/player, but If I want to make a copy for a friend, it won't work. The copier I have won't recognise the disc. Same problem with my computer.
Tivo tech support thinks it's because the movie gets saved as a .tivo file.
Is there a way to make the disc universally readable?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #3
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You probably have to finalize the disc in the recorder before other DVD players will recognize the disc.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Tivo Desktop (or Plus) does not make DVDs. If your computer is a Windows system, you can use VideoReDo TVSuite. It allows you to edit/remove parts of video such as commercials, and then make a DVD that will play on other DVD players. It is a one step process after adding content and clicking on 'Make DVD". When it is done, the DVD is playable on any player.

There is another program called VideoReDo Plus, but the main difference is that it does not make DVDs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #5
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recording a dvd

In response to Tivo support, the suggested answers supplied are PC oriented;
I have a Mac.
The desktop app for Mac is for pictures and music.
After doing a lot of research, I think I found the answer. Roxio Toast 11 on my Mac has an app included called "Tivo Transfer", which might solve the problem.
I assume this would allow me to stream a movie from the Tivo to my computer, where I can burn it in Toast.
It's too bad that Tivo doesn't really understand Mac.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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And .... it's too bad you didn't mention you were using a Mac in your first post.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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I sometimes want to put movies on a dvd that I recorded on my Tive series 4.
The only way I know how to do this, is to play the movie from the Tivo, and set the dvd recorder manually to record.
This gives me a dvd that plays in my dvd recorder/player, but If I want to make a copy for a friend, it won't work. The copier I have won't recognise the disc. Same problem with my computer.
Tivo tech support thinks it's because the movie gets saved as a .tivo file.
Is there a way to make the disc universally readable?
That's BS. You're recorder is recording video and audio, not a file. Unless it was made by Tivo, and we know it wasn't, it's not going to record in .tivo format.

I agree with Arcady, you need to finalize the disc.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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It's too bad that Tivo doesn't really understand Mac.
I don't think TiVo wants anywhere near that walled garden.
I can't say I blame them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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That's BS. You're recorder is recording video and audio, not a file. Unless it was made by Tivo, and we know it wasn't, it's not going to record in .tivo format.

I agree with Arcady, you need to finalize the disc.
The recorder did finalise the disc. That's done automatically, because I set it that way.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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So far, all I see are 2 choices if I'm away from the tv.
First, I can record to Tivo, then play it back and set my recorder to record the show or movie. The problem there is that I can't make a copy. The recording can't be copied, but will play on my dvd player/recorder.
I used Toast 11 to transfer a movie to my Mac, and discovered I had a .tivo file.
I used a program called Movado to convert this to something normal, no luck.
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So far, all I see are 2 choices if I'm away from the tv.
First, I can record to Tivo, then play it back and set my recorder to record the show or movie. The problem there is that I can't make a copy. The recording can't be copied, but will play on my dvd player/recorder.
I used Toast 11 to transfer a movie to my Mac, and discovered I had a .tivo file.
I used a program called Movado to convert this to something normal, no luck.
For a PC, there is TivoDecode. It removes the .tivo DRM and its a normal .mpg. Not sure if there is a mac version.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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For a PC, there is TivoDecode. It removes the .tivo DRM and its a normal .mpg. Not sure if there is a mac version.
Thanks for that info. I'll look for a Mac version of Tivodecode.
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