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Old 12-14-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Streaming transferred movies via Tivo Ipad App

I am unable to watch MP4 files on my Ipad that I have transferred to the Tivo via Tivo desktop. I receive the message that streaming is not permitted due to an unsupported video format or copyright policy.

Is there a format I should be using to get this to work or is there another issue?


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Old 12-14-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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I am unable to watch MP4 files on my Ipad that I have transferred to the Tivo via Tivo desktop. I receive the message that streaming is not permitted due to an unsupported video format or copyright policy.

Is there a format I should be using to get this to work or is there another issue?


Thanks for the help.
MPEG2

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Old 12-14-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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MPEG2
Thanks for the reply, but I'm getting the same error for an mpeg-2. Any other suggestions?

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm getting the same error for an mpeg-2. Any other suggestions?
Are they really mpeg2 or just in an mpg or mp2 container? How are you converting them and how are you transferring them to the TiVo?

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #5
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Are they really mpeg2 or just in an mpg or mp2 container? How are you converting them and how are you transferring them to the TiVo?
I converted from mp4 to mpeg-2 (which has the mpg extension) using aimersoft video converter. I transferred via tivo desktop.

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #6
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I converted from mp4 to mpeg-2 (which has the mpg extension) using aimersoft video converter. I transferred via tivo desktop.
I just noticed. Your initial post included "copyright violation". Are you by any chance trying to stream out of home?

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #7
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I just noticed. Your initial post included "copyright violation". Are you by any chance trying to stream out of home?
No - in home.

How can you tell if a file is just an mpg container?

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Old 12-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #8
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No - in home.
I f you initiated the transfer from the computer and thus they were pushed, it might be worthwhile doing from "My Shows" on the TiVo, just to eliminate copy protection as a source of the problem.

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How can you tell if a file is just an mpg container?
Run something like "mediainfo" on the file.

Do they play properly on the TiVo?

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Old 12-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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Media Info does a good job of explaining the codecs of a file.

There's another called gspot (legit)

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #10
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I f you initiated the transfer from the computer and thus they were pushed, it might be worthwhile doing from "My Shows" on the TiVo, just to eliminate copy protection as a source of the problem.

Run something like "mediainfo" on the file.

Do they play properly on the TiVo?
The videos play fine on tivo. When I go through tivo desktop and "pick recordings to transfer" all the files I transferred from the computer are showing as copy protected. Is that normal?

Should copy protection affect streaming in the home network anyway?

I attached an image of the mediainfo results.

Thanks again for all the assistance.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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Yes, pushed recordings get copy protected and will not stream.

Use the tivo menus to pull the recordings and this limitation will go away. Just the way tivo implemented pushes.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #12
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Just to clarify, when you use auto transfers they are pushed and get copy protection. If instead you initiate transfer from your TiVo (called a pull) they won't get copy protection and you will be able to view them using iPad app.

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Old 12-14-2014, 06:54 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your help, I just have to remember to pull instead of push.

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Old 12-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for your help, I just have to remember to pull instead of push.
Well, I did see one odd thing in the mediainfo data - PAL. Although I would have thought that a U.S. TiVo wouldn't be able to play PAL recordings.

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Well, I did see one odd thing in the mediainfo data - PAL. Although I would have thought that a U.S. TiVo wouldn't be able to play PAL recordings.
that was a small video that I originally got from youtube. That may be why the PAL is attached.

Pulling the video with "Now Playing on PC" worked for both mpg and mp4 files. Thanks again everyone.

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that was a small video that I originally got from youtube. That may be why the PAL is attached.

Pulling the video with "Now Playing on PC" worked for both mpg and mp4 files. Thanks again everyone.
That sounds like the Stream thinks that you are streaming OOH.

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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That sounds like the Stream thinks that you are streaming OOH.
I did have a question about that from the beginning because I have always been able to stream the cci byte 0x02 programs. I didn't think this problem was a copy protection issue.

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