Can TivO play back shows recorded by MCE

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by danieljanderson, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. danieljanderson

    danieljanderson Proud to preach TiVo

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    Can TiVo play back shows recorded on Windows MCE without jumping through any hoops?

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  2. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    If you can get the recorded content into an Mpeg2 format, it's supposed to go through fine.

    No personal experience.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Depends on what you define as a hoop. There is software out there that can extract standard MPEG-2 data from an MCE program. However it takes a few minutes per recording to make the conversion. Also when you transfer a standard MPEG-2 file to a TiVo it will not have any guide data, which means it wont group or have any identifying information other then the file name.

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  4. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Besides what you could do today, I am hoping TiVo's strategy is to work smoothly with ViiV and the MSFT thingy to have an MCE work smoothly through a TiVo attached to the TV.
     

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