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Old 01-24-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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TivoToGo and Video_TS File

Can a Video_TS file from a DVD be played on a Tivo Premiere using TivoToGo (the free basic version not pro)? Will it be played just like the original DVD with a menu & subtitles?
If not, can the extracted .vob files be played? How can the related subtitles be included?
When the above are played on the Tivo are they being copied and retained on the Tivo's hard drive or are they simply being streamed to the Tivo?
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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I use DVD Decrypter (in IFO mode) to rip the video to my PC and it becomes a single video file. The Video_TS on the DVD are broken down to several files and DVD decrypter puts them back together. It would not include any extra material unless you specify. you can simply change the filename to anything like movie name.mpg, you don't really need the .VOB name, but they are the same.

I also use VideoReDo (windows only) to fix timestamp issues, which many I had extracted had the incorrect length.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:49 PM   #3
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The DVD plugin for pyTivo (available in lucas_nz's fork, an add-on for mine) will handle VIDEO_TS folders. Note that you'll also have to turn on grouping (press "2") each time, due to a bug in recent versions of the TiVo software. It does not handle menus or subtitles.

Streambaby will do subtitles, if you rip them to a separate file. But it doesn't support VIDEO_TS, AFAIK.

pyTivo copies the recording to the TiVo (but you can start playing it right away, before the copy finished); and as the name suggests, Streambaby streams.

TiVo Desktop (not "TiVoToGo", which is the name of the service, not the program) has no special support for DVDs, but will transfer rips, either as individual VOB files or whole titles (if you rip them that way). Note that a VOB file is really just an MPEG-2 program stream, and it's already in a TiVo-compatible format. You might just need to change the extension from ".vob" to ".mpg".

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