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Old 08-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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PC to Tivo Recording TNT

I do not have any commercial TV services. I only have OTA programming to my Tivo HD DVR.

I send streaming TNT shows from my computer to my TV with an HDMI cable.

I have to watch the shows live, including the commercials.

Is there a way to send the streaming video from my computer to my Tivo so I can record the TNT show? I would like to view them at a later time.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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I do not have any commercial TV services. I only have OTA programming to my Tivo HD DVR.

I send streaming TNT shows from my computer to my TV with an HDMI cable.

I have to watch the shows live, including the commercials.

Is there a way to send the streaming video from my computer to my Tivo so I can record the TNT show? I would like to view them at a later time.
There are no inputs on the S3 HD, except for the cable and antenna co-ax "nipples", so you'd need something that converted the PC's HDMI output to I suppose composite video (yellow RCA plug) and then you'd have to feed that through a modulator or old VCR to turn it into a channel 3 or 4 analog signal to feed to your TiVo's cable input.

Unless you can figure some way to "capture" the stream as a file on the PC, although I think the point of streaming is to prevent that.

And of course the point to HDMI is to prevent unauthorized recording as well.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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There are no inputs on the S3 HD, except for the cable and antenna co-ax "nipples", so you'd need something that converted the PC's HDMI output to I suppose composite video (yellow RCA plug) and then you'd have to feed that through a modulator or old VCR to turn it into a channel 3 or 4 analog signal to feed to your TiVo's cable input.

Unless you can figure some way to "capture" the stream as a file on the PC, although I think the point of streaming is to prevent that.

And of course the point to HDMI is to prevent unauthorized recording as well.
Thanks for your input. Is there a way or program to capture the streaming program and store in on my computer for viewing at a later time?
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #4
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Is this video a live stream from www.tnt.com?

If so, then the only way to accomplish what you want is for you to first save the TNT stream onto your computer as video files and then copy them over to the Tivo.

It can be done but it is fairly time consuming, and if you do not have experience with this sort of thing then you might consider it to be more hassle than its worth.

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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so you'd need something that converted the PC's HDMI output to I suppose composite video (yellow RCA plug) and then you'd have to feed that through a modulator or old VCR to turn it into a channel 3 or 4 analog signal to feed to your TiVo's cable input..
This might work but it would be an extreme nightmare trying to arrange this type of setup. An extreme nightmare. And the quality would probably be extremely poor.

You would be dramatically better off using software to save the video streams onto your computer as video files and then copying them onto the Tivo.

There is software out there like tubedigger that does this type of stuff, but it could turn out to be a real pain in the ass for you. You might have to save the video files on your PC and then convert them over to Tivo compatible files.

I dont know which shows that you are trying to watch, but there might be easier ways to go about this.

For example, are these shows you want available via netflix or hulu?

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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This might work but it would be an extreme nightmare trying to arrange this type of setup. An extreme nightmare. And the quality would probably be extremely poor.

You would be dramatically better off using software to save the video streams onto your computer as video files and then copying them onto the Tivo.

There is software out there like tubedigger that does this type of stuff, but it could turn out to be a real pain in the ass for you. You might have to save the video files on your PC and then convert them over to Tivo compatible files.

I dont know which shows that you are trying to watch, but there might be easier ways to go about this.

For example, are these shows you want available via netflix or hulu?

TC
I like Perception and Franklin and Bash on TNT. Right now I watch these shows live on my TV using my computer and an HDMI cable feed from my computer to my TV when they are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but I would like to be able to view them during the following day or two. Any wa to save these shows to Windows Media Player and view them later??
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Yes, it is definitely possible. Might not be easy, but it certainly can be done.

What is the specific website where the content is being streamed from.

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Old 08-12-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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There's always BitTorrent
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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Yes, it would be interesting to know what url's you are getting your programs from. You can watch episodes of Franklin and Bash on www.tntdrama.com but ONLY after you "unlock" them by suppying a Cable TV account ID, (which of course includes any operator except my TWC ).

However, I just transfered s3 e9 of F&B ("shoot to thrill") to my Tivo from my PC using software that costs me $25 per year:

PlayOn (running on PC, $25/year, and has monthly rates)
onechannel plugin script for PlayOn (free)
pyTivo (free, you can "push" or "pull" the videos)
PlayOn plugin for pyTiVo (free)

You can get plenty of help to get this going if you are interested.

F & B is not available from Hulu or Hulu Plus. It's available for $$ from Amazon Instant Video. So if you feel better about paying several $$ per episode, you can use the above listed software, substituting the PlayOn Amazon channel for the onechannel plugin.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the great responses but I think I need to go to a Win 7 forum for help on how to save to my pc.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #11
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If they know what they are talking about then thry will tell you the exact same thing that people here are telling you.

You need to find a way to capture the video streams and save them onto your computer as files. Tubedigger is one program that does this sort of thing.

And as mentioned above, you could find torrents to download onto your PC. In fact, that would most likely be the easist, fastest and cheapest way to do this.

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