Push = initiating transfer of videos to the Tivo from the computer side (upload)
Pull = initiating transfer of video to the Tivo from the Tivo side (download)
Thanks to all.
Yes, I do use a Mac.
Okay, so until now I have been using the app interface (attached), adding videos there; the folders appear as blue icons at the bottom of my NPL. I open those and the videos are listed and I have the opportunity to select "Transfer this recording." This is, as I understand it, a PULL. Recently, thanks to an app called MovieMetaX
, which generates the metadata, I have been able to add MD to the videos.
However, the individual shows, even though the seriesId
is the same for all, are not being grouped into folders.
After finally logging into the pyTivo forum (necessary, I found, to view the documentation), I discovered that the shows will
be grouped for PUSHES
, not PULLS
, even if the TiVo has not 'seen' that seriesId
So, I then learned that there is a way to use pyTivo via a web interface to PUSH videos to the TiVo. I followed the instructions and was able to add files via the web interface, the only result being that ...the folders appear as blue icons at the bottom of my NPL.
Is there more to it than that?
Here's the rub... I'm still not sure what the difference is between a PUSH and a PULL.
It seems that the way I had been doing it all along is BOTH, or EITHER, because when I add the videos to the Mac app interface I am "initiating transfer of videos to the Tivo from the computer side (upload)."
When I select "Transfer this recording" from the TiVo, I am "initiating transfer of video to the Tivo from the Tivo side (download)."
Could someone help to clarify this? I know I might seem dumb, but I assure you my IQ IS
in the double-digits!