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Old 03-06-2016, 08:07 AM   #1
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Ripped DVD to .mp4 format not transferring to Roamio via Desktop

I use DVDFab to rip my DVD to .mp4 format and then place the ripped file in the SHARE MUSIC, PHOTOS, & VIDEOS folder specified in TiVo Desktop.

Even though I have selected Auto-Transfer, the .mp4 file will not transfer, nor is the movie available to select for transfer on my Roamio.

DVDFab designates the file name as MOVIENAME.Title1.mp4

In the past, I have been able to use DVDFab to copy my movie to another DVD without copy protection and then use Handbrake to convert to a .m4v file that is auto-transferred to the TiVo when placed in the designated folder. Now, I'm attempting to use the Ripper program to go straight to a TiVo compatible format.

The TiVo Desktop support pages show both .mp4 and .m4v as supported files.

Here is a screenshot of the formats available in DVDFab. What is the format I should be selecting when ripping the DVD for viewing on a TiVo Roamio?

Also, any advanced settings help would be appreciated.


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Old 03-06-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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Do you have TiVo Desktop Plus which supports more file formats or the free version of TiVo Desktop?

Note that link was from the support site for the Australian TiVo.

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:33 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Do you have TiVo Desktop Plus which supports more file formats or the free version of TiVo Desktop?

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I have Desktop Plus.

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Old 03-06-2016, 06:18 PM   #4
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Most DVDs are in.VOB file format, which is much like MPEG2 (.mpg)
It would not need much processing/compression than MPEG4 does.
.TiVo files are basically a MPEG2 format with a .TiVo encryption layer..

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Old 03-07-2016, 05:50 AM   #5
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You should be able to send the VOB files directly.

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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Are you suggesting that setting DVDFab to rip the DVD to a VOB file will be the best format for TiVo to handle via Desktop+?

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Old 03-12-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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I'd probably consider converting the VOB files to straight MPEG-2 to be the "best" format, but Desktop+ will work with the ripped VOBs directly.

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