Cannot play a convert .tivo to mpeg2 on sons computer

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by arw01, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. arw01

    arw01 Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Spokane WA
    Ok used Harmony to transcode a .tivo to regular .mpeg file tonight to try and play it on my son's pc. Windows Media Player 10 complains of a codec error, which is worthless information.

    So on a lark I installed a K-lite codec pack. No luck
    Removed K-lite pack
    started install of Tivo Desktop
    complained about no mpeg2 decoder, aha I say

    installed powerdvd. No luck playing mpeg file.

    Reinstalled Tivo desktop, no luck playing mpeg file

    Put in my access key, still no luck playing mpeg file

    So what is up? Why won't a "regular" mpg play on my son's machine?

  2. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    You might have to use the Windows tool to specify which codec to use. You also might try the VLC player which has a builtin codec.
  3. arw01

    arw01 Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Spokane WA
    allows you to specify the codec? I've got the mpeg-2 s snooper.

    Will check on the VLC player.

    Windows video players and codecs are my weakest computer part, something I aim to fix in the coming year.

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