Copy Videos to Computer

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Stefon Smith, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Stefon Smith

    Stefon Smith New Member

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    I have a Bolt 1 TB I would like to do three Things and have NO earthly Idea on How to do it.

    1. I would like to change the HDD size from 1 tb to 2+tb without using the Esata Slot on the device. I know that i can expand the memory by doing this but i found out that if i do that and move that HDD and power up the Device without the TiVo i will lose all my recordings. The Tech told me it saves Snippets of the videos on the HDD. i would like to whole video to be on it to make it easier to move with out using my network and the web to transfer it to a new TiVo.
    2. I would like to transfer the video to a computer to watch without using the web to watch it.
    3. I would like to know how to format the HDD so i can get an image of what is on the drive and store it so if the drive crashes i can replace it with out calling TiVo for a new device.


    Anyone with ideas on how to do this would be much appreciated.
     
  2. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

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    Pytivo, kmttg will let you move videos to computer as long as they are not flagged copy once by cable company.

    You don't need an image. Bolt and roamio you can just put a new drive up to 3Tb inside and power back up and it will format and ask you to rerun guided setup. No need to call TiVo.
     
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  3. consumedsoul

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    No way to save my onepass settings right?
     
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    alexb

    alexb Active Member

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    archivo is easy and simple to use tool.
     
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    consumedsoul

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    Omg - this is amazing... how have I not heard about this until now - thank you!
     
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    ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    kmttg can copy, backup and restore One Pass settings.
     
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    VillaRegina

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    I Googled Archivo and just get a bunch of sites in Spanish. What is Archivo? Thanks for your time!

    Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
     
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    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Archivo
     
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    justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    LOL! Besides the link posted above, you could google "archivo tivo" to get more relevant results.
     
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  10. fis

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    I'm getting ready to try upgrading my 500GB Bolt to a 3TB toshiba drive. I have already used Tivo Desktop to back up everything. Is there any reason I would want to use Archivo instead?
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    Please pick a large program and have the TiVo copy it back. Check your transfer speeds in Network Diagnostics. Get a feel how long the return will take. I usually monitor the transfer with the Performance option in TaskMgr.
     
  12. fis

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    I did a test of a 1 hour recording and it seemed pretty fast. Is that the difference between Tivo Desktop and Archivo? Speed? Can I save settings with either program?
     
  13. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    You might want to take a look at newly-developed pyTivo Desktop--will transfer both from and to a TiVo.

    Easier to use pyTivo
     
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  14. JoeKustra

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    Sorry, speed is probably very fast. I was just suggesting a test to be sure you can copy the programs back before you change the drive. If you check, TiVo has a diagnostic that shows size, time and speed. And like I said, with Windows, Taskmgr can also show the speed.

    Also, as was posted, Easier to use pyTivo might be worth a look.
     
  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if anyone has done a speed test of downloads from a TiVo, between Archivo, kmttg, and pyTivo Desktop. Would be interesting to see.
     
  16. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I would expect them to be roughly the same for just downloading.

    Scott
     
  17. fis

    fis Member

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    Again, just wondering if any of them can archive settings -- not just videos.
     
  18. slongo

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    I can't, for the life of me, determine how to put a program back on the TiVo using pyTivo.
    Can someone please enlighten me?
     
  19. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Which settings? kmttg will do Season Passes.
     
  20. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    1. Have you set your video share location (the location where your videos are stored on your PC) under pyTivo? (Btw, which pyTivo interface are you using? I might recommend newly-developed pyTivo Desktop, for ease of use. Easier to use pyTivo)

    2. Go to your TiVo and you should find, under My Shows, the PC video share name. (The location varies by TiVo model--on a Series 2, it's at the bottom of the My Shows show listing; on a Roamio, it's under the My Shows Devices listing or otherwise towards the bottom of the My Shows shows listing). Enter that folder and select the video, and choose transfer.

    Note that you need to "pull" a show to the TiVo from the TiVo box and its interface; you can't "push" it to the TiVo from your PC (TiVo eliminated that possibility last year).
     

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