Anyone try Desktop 2.8.1 yet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by janry, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. janry

    janry New Member

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    Being able to look at various folders on the PC from the TiVo will be nice.
     
  2. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I tried it, and will stick with pyTivo for now. TD+ transcodes my h264/ac3/mp4 files into completely unviewable programs on my Premiere. See attachments comparing TD+ with pyTivo.

    Edit: Damn! I did pretty good at capping the same frame in VLC! :D
     

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  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Tivo Desktop 2.8 could do this. You just had to put shortcuts to the other folders/drives in the My Tivo Recordings folder.

    Having said that, now it seems that along with being able to publish video from other drives/folders, you can also set up auto transfers. :up:

    My question is: will MP4 videos transfer using the free version (Tivo will play MP4, right?)?
     
  4. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin Active Member

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    Tell me again, which is the program you need to pay for? :)
     
  5. Allanon

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    Previous version could do that.
     
  6. Breadfan

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    It's not showing up when I check for updates. I have version 2.8.
    Have they finally fixed the problem of not being able to transfer recordings from the TiVo to the PC?
     
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Not on the free version...
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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  9. bschuler2007

    bschuler2007 Frustrated owner

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    lol.. check for updates was broken. That is too funny. QA and bug checking must have been broken too, lol.

    Loaded new version.. yeah.. Pytivo is the way to go.. but will give this a shot once in awhile. Since it will never do transfers better then free software, they should just concentrate on zoom-able HD Photos and album flow Music IMHO.
     
  10. BankZ

    BankZ New Member

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    I tried to try Pytivo, but I couldn't even figure out which version I should download. Seems like a mess to me.
     
  11. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Hmm. Doesn't seem like a pyTivo fail, but rather a cogitation fail.
     
  12. jrm01

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    OK. I was happy with 2.3 for these many years since I didn't use it for anything except copying back and forth from tivo to pc. But new Norton install threw away one of my files so I decided to just update to 2.8, using the Search for Updates.

    Everything went well except my NPL on Desktop is now empty. What happened.
     
  13. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    It could be that your "My TiVo Recordings" folder got moved, or disassociated in some manner. I know I moved mine from "My Documents" to a much bigger harddrive.
     
  14. jrm01

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    I just checked. The "My TiVo Recordings" folder is still listed under My Documents. When I check it with Explore it shows that all of the recordings are there. When I check TiVo Desktop File Settings it is looking right there for the folder. Yet the Desktop shows no files in the folder.
     
  15. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    How about creating a new .tivo file in it? I just tested a theory by adding a new 0 byte text document, then renaming it to "Fake.TiVo.File.tivo", and it showed up immediately in TD. Perhaps creating a new file in My TiVo Recordings will wake up the little file watcher that TD uses?
     
  16. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    I just found a duplicate copy of MyTiVoRecordings. One under My Documents and another other my Name and then My Documents. I copied the old one to the new one, but said no to the dupicate desktop.ini file (didn't copy it). Everything now shows up OK. Just need to test to see if I screwed up anything else.
     
  17. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I think the desktop.ini file is only there to allow Windows to set the Folder Icon to the little TiVo dude, so you're not missing anything there...
     
  18. TolloNodre

    TolloNodre En Fuego

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    Please - been doing QA for 12+ years. Just because bugs are found, doesn't mean the suits don't decide to ship it anyway...
     
  19. janry

    janry New Member

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    He & I are in the same dementia boat because I completely failed to comprehend what is going on with pyTiVo also. Use this, no use that, use the installer, no don't use the installer. I just decided if the instructions are so incompresensible to me, then I'd never figure out the program.
     
  20. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Here is a single page of instructions that someone put together:
    http://scottsoapbox.com/2010/04/20/pytivo-install-instructions/
     

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