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Old 10-17-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
scottkane
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Transfer From Mac to Tivo

Hi All,

I had a Tivo 4 (Premiere XL) with a bad HDMI port. I contacted Support and they have sent a replacement. I transferred all of my recorded shows to my Macintosh computer via Tivo Transfer (Roxio). I am now trying to transfer the shows back to the replacement DVR using Mac2Tivo.

Although the Tivo sees my computer it does not see any shows. I have read in the forums and online that the .tivo files need to be converted to mpeg2 files. Is this so? If so, any suggestions on applications to do this. I have tried several with no success. Also all of the files are HD.

Any help and suggestions would be appreciated!

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Old 10-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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scottkane,
.tivo is the only supported way to transfer shows back. Leave it in .tivo and call our tech support so we can help troubleshoot getting the transferres over.
thanks,
Jaron
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have read in the forums and online that the .tivo files need to be converted to mpeg2 files. Is this so?
No. But neither is this:

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.tivo is the only supported way to transfer shows back.
...unless that's a peculiarity of Mac2Tivo that I'm not familiar with? The TiVo boxes themselves have always accepted both .TiVo files and plain unencrypted MPEG-2 program streams. (Other formats can be sent over if you have a transcoding server, like TiVo Desktop Plus or pyTivo.)
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