TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
Dpordy99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 30
Watching your Tivo recordings on your iPad

To me the Tivo App needs to be more then being able to schedule recordings on the go. I'd like to be able to watch my shows on my iPad. Is there any app that will allow me to do this?
Dpordy99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
jshore
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dpordy99 View Post
To me the Tivo App needs to be more then being able to schedule recordings on the go. I'd like to be able to watch my shows on my iPad. Is there any app that will allow me to do this?
I use iTivo to transfer shows to my iMac. Shows load into itunes where you can copy over to your iphone or ipad. Quality is limited by tivo, but still look decent. Watching Family Guy as i type.

ps hopefully shows in your area aren't copyright-protected by your cable company. Cox just lifted most of their copyright protections so pretty much any show we record can transfer to the ipad....
jshore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
Dpordy99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by jshore View Post
I use iTivo to transfer shows to my iMac. Shows load into itunes where you can copy over to your iphone or ipad. Quality is limited by tivo, but still look decent. Watching Family Guy as i type.

ps hopefully shows in your area aren't copyright-protected by your cable company. Cox just lifted most of their copyright protections so pretty much any show we record can transfer to the ipad....
So is it Tivo where the quality is limited or does the conversion process limit the quality?
Dpordy99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
shamilian
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dpordy99 View Post
To me the Tivo App needs to be more then being able to schedule recordings on the go. I'd like to be able to watch my shows on my iPad. Is there any app that will allow me to do this?
It will likely happen in the future, once they allow streaming... I doubt they would allow downloads to the ipad...
shamilian is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #5
bsd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 41
If you buy Tivo Desktop Plus, you can downloand shows from your Tivo to your computer and then convert them to an IPad accessible format. Once you download, it puts into iTunes and makes available for viewing on your iPad. Works pretty well.

-Brett
bsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #6
justen_m
Registered User
 
justen_m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boise Idaho
Posts: 6,427
Does the iPad play mpeg-2 files, or just mpeg-4?
justen_m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
ThAbtO
TiVoholic by the bay
 
ThAbtO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 4,547
Get KMTTG download your shows and encode to ipad. Next, add to your itunes library and sync.

I have done this on the ipad 2.
__________________
TiVo HD 1TB (157 HD Hrs, PLS, "S3HD")
Roamio, Oh Roamio!

~~~~~

The TiVo Apocalypse begins on Sat 2013 Feb 16 00:00 GMT!
ThAbtO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
dcooper2025
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
The quality on the iPad is limited to something like 320 pixels by TiVo due to licensing restrictions by content creators apparently.

kmttg (free) is definitely the way to go, optionally using VideoRedo TV Suite (not free but worth it).

With this combo, you can make 100% automated the processing of TiVo programs to:

- download,
- decryption (of the .tivo files),
- commercial detection,
- commercial removal,
- encoding to a h.264 .mp4 1280 X 720p iPad maximum resolution format

Check em out. After much trial and error, I have arrived at this as the best option.

Additionally, if you don't want to have to sync your iPad to copy these programs over from your computer, just stream it if you'll be somewhere remote where there is connectivity, so you automatically have full streaming access to all your recorded programs. For iOS devices, check out the "Air Video" and "StreamToMe" apps + server software (like $4.99 each).

For Android devices, check out the "Qloud Server" and Android app.

I run all three servers on my computer at home and I can use my Amazon Kindle Fire (Qloud app), iPad or iPhone (WiFi or 3G) to stream any program form any device from anywhere.

Last edited by dcooper2025 : 11-27-2011 at 01:07 PM.
dcooper2025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
jbcheshire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 50
When you say 320 pixels what exactly do you mean?

I use the TivoToGo and it converts my tv shows as mp4 files with a frame size of 640x480. And they look great on my iPad when I sync them over to it.

As far as streaming, I would agree that Air Video is a good investment too.
jbcheshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 06:38 AM   #10
dcooper2025
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbcheshire View Post
When you say 320 pixels what exactly do you mean?

I use the TivoToGo and it converts my tv shows as mp4 files with a frame size of 640x480. And they look great on my iPad when I sync them over to it.

As far as streaming, I would agree that Air Video is a good investment too.
Sorry, 640X480, you're correct.

If you think the TiVo Desktop-produced video for iPad look decent, you probably just haven't seen full 1280X720 video playing on it. Now when I watch anything at 640X480 on my iPad I can barely stand it.
dcooper2025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
jbcheshire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 50
Do you use kmttg or VideoRedo? What are your file sizes on these shows lets say for a typical hour long show before and after? I'm considering your options so these things are important since I have an older pc doing the conversions and storing this data...

Thanks!
jbcheshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
JimboG
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcooper2025 View Post
Sorry, 640X480, you're correct.

If you think the TiVo Desktop-produced video for iPad look decent, you probably just haven't seen full 1280X720 video playing on it. Now when I watch anything at 640X480 on my iPad I can barely stand it.
I assure you, you haven't seen 1280x720 video on your iPad. The current iPad only has a resolution of 1024x768. If you watch 16:9 content on your iPad without pan and scanning, you'll get 1024 by 576. That's only 64% of the resolution of 720p video.
JimboG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 04:39 AM   #13
Phantom Gremlin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
Posts: 1,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimboG View Post
I assure you, you haven't seen 1280x720 video on your iPad.
How do you know? Maybe he's beta-testing an iPad 3?
Phantom Gremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #14
JimboG
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin View Post
How do you know? Maybe he's beta-testing an iPad 3?
Because he says "encoding to a h.264 .mp4 1280 X 720p iPad maximum resolution format".

The iPad 3 has greater than 1920 by 1080p resolution. You might limit yourself to 720p videos on it for file size, but you should be able to play full 1080p on the rumored new 2048 by 1536 display.
JimboG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #15
dcooper2025
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 24
Yes, once again I stand corrected. I encode to 720 but my streaming server does auto-transcoding so it's all transparent to me.

Regardless, video at fullest possible resolution for HD shows while maintaining the HD display ratio is fantastic, and once you see it, you'll definitely not want the TiVo Desktop limited rez output.
dcooper2025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |