Any way to speed up transfer speeds?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by gilfan, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. gilfan

    gilfan New Member

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    It takes me about 1.5 hours to transfer a 1 hour program (about a 1.6g file). If I'm transfering any other 1.6g file between two computers in my home network, it's takes much less time than that. Is there any way to access the files on my Tivo at my normal network speeds?
     
  2. jdmatl

    jdmatl Member

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    Are you sure you are running your wireless @ G speed and not B speed and that you have a wireless G adapter attached to the Tivo?

    Also wireless is shared bandwidth. Anything else using wireless while your transfer is going on will be reducing that 54meg bandwidth.
     
  3. Yoav

    Yoav New Member

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    Transfers to and from a tivo are done much more slowly than your network speed. You didn't mention what tivo you have, but 1.6 g in 1.5 hours seems slow for a series 3, but reasonable for a series 2. Wireless does slow things down too. The fact that other computers can talk faster isn't surprising (the limiting factor is the tivo, not your network).
     
  4. gilfan

    gilfan New Member

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    I have a series 2, and I'm plugged in via ethernet cable, not wireless. I had my house pre-wired when I built it, and it goes to a central 16 port router in my garage. My pc is connected via ethernet cable to that same router
     
  5. jasap

    jasap New Member

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    The cause is almost certainly the required DRM (encryption) added by the Tivo during transfers. To speed things up you can try minimizing the load on the: transfer when tuners are not recording and while a recorded program is paused.
     
  6. berkshires

    berkshires Member

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    The 1.5 hrs it takes to transfer what is apparently a DT High recording of 1hr to a PC using a wired network seems awfully slow. There is probably something somewhere making it unnecessarily slow.
     
  7. JoeTaxpayer

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    My wireless Series 3 is receiving HD at a bit faster than real time. 7.7GB in just under an hour. I'd check the router. Also - do you have any way to hook it up via Ethernet? That's really slow. It would take you 6 hours to move an hour of HD?
     
  8. berkshires

    berkshires Member

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    I suppose that's one of the BENEFITS of the DT not handling HD. :)

    BTW, he is NOT wireless.
     
  9. JoeTaxpayer

    JoeTaxpayer Member

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    I wrote my reply right when I saw the question, making some assumptions, but seems the post didn't get sent for a couple hours. That was strange.

    Either way, that's not a speed you should get from wired.
     
  10. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    Pause a pre-recorded show on the DVR to speed up transfers.
     
  11. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

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    Temporarily unload any anti-virus/firewall programs you're running. Some versions of some programs have issues.
     
  12. candewish

    candewish New Member

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    The titled thread in the "TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs" forum contains
    valuable information by 'lew', 'lrhorer' and others on this topic.
     
  13. Neilwltr

    Neilwltr New Member

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    I would suggest you give each device that you have on the network it's own IP address, I have 2 tivos and 3 computers and have given them IP 's of
    192.168.1.5
    192.168.1.10
    192.168.1.15
    etc
    This eliminates the router from having to designate IP's and have found the transfers to be faster
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Saved this thread from the archives, you did. :p
     
  15. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

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    Is this a response to the OP's inquiry (2+ year back) on "Any way to speed up transfer speeds?" ... a music organizer that TiVo provides? Really?
     

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