I just sent an email with some links for programs for removing the .TiVo wrapper.
I'm not going to be able to help much with re-encoding the freed MPEG file on Windows, but I think that people use VideoReDo
, which has a free trial. Does anyone have suggestions for Windows programs for re-encoding a freed MPEG into another MPEG, particularly one that fixes "timecode breaks"?
Series 2s have been able to upload MPEGs from your PC for quite some time. The new feature, if I understand it correctly, allows you to share your MPEGs with other TiVo users. To upload an MPEG, it has to have specific characteristics
or your TiVo will barf. Any MPEG with those characteristics will play on your TiVo; you don't have to use specific programs.
I use bittorrent to download ... umm ... home movies as .AVI files, convert them to MPEGs and watch on my TiVo. You can also rip your ... umm ... home movies from DVDs, convert them to MPEGs and watch them on your TiVo too. Actually, that's the only thing I use my Series 2 for.
With my folders problem, yes I'm sure that I set the option to display the Now Playing list in folders.