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Old 08-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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More things on your TiVo = slower downloading time with kmttg?

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if you have more things saved on your TiVo, do kmttg downloads take longer? I noticed that the file sizes of certain things are bigger when I have other things saved so I am thinking that causes the kmttg downloads to take longer, yes?

Is there anything one can do to speed up the time it takes other than clearing space on the TiVo?
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure I follow about some files being bigger. Meanwhile, for the most part clearing space on the Tivo will not speed up anything. As the TiVo gets very full, files may become more fragmented, perhaps adding just a tiny bit to the average access time, but the fact is the bottleneck is the CPU and the cycles required for transcoding and encrypting the files, not disk acess time. Even fragmented, the hard drive can deliver data far, far faster than the system can process it.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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Like lrhorer stated, transfers to a computer are limited by the Tivos CPU power.

The only thing I've heard of that speeds up the process (somewhat, YMMV) is to change all tuners to a blank channel.
A blank channel is a channel that shows up in your channel list but has no content or 'no signal'.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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if you have more things saved on your TiVo, do kmttg downloads take longer?
No.

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I noticed that the file sizes of certain things are bigger when I have other things saved
What?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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What?
Yeah, that was my reaction, too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Yeah, that was my reaction, too.
My reaction as well but then I thought about it. I think he means that he "thinks" the file sizes seem to be bigger for a specific recording if many things are currently saved on the TiVo. In other words, if it was just one or two recordings, the size of each file would be smaller.

This is of course, not true, but I do think that's what he meant.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Yeah, that's the only thing I could gather, either, and my response is still, "Huh?"
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