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Old 01-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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desktop file to flash drive

I would like to send my brother a 2 hour program (app. 15 gb) that I have already transferred to PC using Tivo Desktop ver 2.8.3.
Can I just copy it to a flash drive and send it out?
Or, will I need to convert it in any way for him to play back on his computer?

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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You would first need to remove the Tivo encryption and render the file as a plain .mpg file.

Otherwise, your friend will have to install Tivo Desktop on his computer and you will have to give him your Media Access Key.

There are several methods available to strip the Tivo encryption.
PyTivo and kmttg (search this forum) can automatically strip the encryption in the process of downloading from the Tivo to give you a plain .mpg file.

Since you have already downloaded this TV show to your computer, I would recommend using VideoReDo. They offer a 15 day free trial when you register for a trial key. You will be able to edit out the commercials and save as an .mpg file that your friend would be able to play on any computer.

http://www.videoredo.com/en/index.htm
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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There is also TivoDecode.

VideoReDo is for Windows only. In any case, you can also use KMTTG on a Windows or MAC, and use the decode feature.
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Thanks for both your answers.

For now, I will ask him to install Tivo desktop.
I will look into decoding on my next transfer.
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Thanks for both your answers.

For now, I will ask him to install Tivo desktop.
I will look into decoding on my next transfer.
You'll have to give him your 10 digit MAK as well in that case.
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Thanks for both your answers.

For now, I will ask him to install Tivo desktop.
I will look into decoding on my next transfer.
When you have decoded the .TiVo file, it will be a .mpg file and any player can play it without Tivo Desktop installed.
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