Copying from PC to Tivo with... pyTivo?

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  1. JoeKustra

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    Task Manager. Kill it. I guess your method will work also.
     
  2. Dougmeister

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    It didn't work. I had to completely uninstall Tivo Desktop.

    Just to be safe, I uninstalled pyTivo, rebooted, then re-installed pyTivo. Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. Mikeguy

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    Did you do this with pyTivo Desktop, and did it fix matters for you?

    (And I had meant, when I suggested "exiting TiVo Desktop completely," right-clicking it in the system tray and choosing exit, and then I would double-check under Task Manager to make sure nothing of it remains, killing off any aspect as necessary--sorry that didn't work.)
     
  4. Dougmeister

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    No. Simply re-installing pyTivo did not fix the problem for me.

    Problem though. I didn't realize that, by uninstalling Tivo Desktop, I would lose the ability to edit .tivo files in VideoReDo. It complains that Tivo Desktop is not installed and the media access key is not set up correctly.

    Should I re-install Tivo Desktop? This is getting confusing.

    Edit: I re-installed Tivo Desktop... now I can edit .tivo files in Video ReDo again, and the pyTivo folder is still working :)

    If something breaks with pyTivo in the next day or two, I'll just try what you suggested about stopping Tivo Desktop, killing all processes, etc.
     
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  5. ggieseke

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    You can uninstall Desktop if you choose the partial uninstall option. That takes out everything except the files and registry entries needed to decrypt and play .TiVo files. VRD will still work.

    I usually just remove the Desktop registry entries in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, then start or stop it with a batch file.
     
  6. The Video Guru

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    Old thread...new post:
    I have an old Win XP Pro PC that I have been using for just TiVo desktop/PyTiVo. I recently got the popup to update to Version 1.6.21. This would not install (admin mode/TiVo Desktop complete shut off in Task Manager) everything except the registry changes which were prohibited. So I have reverted to 1.6.10 which did install (and it found my old settings). All fine and dandy, except...
    Now every program on the laptop, including DVDs that I converted will not transfer. All say due to copyright restrictions. Prior to my trying to upgrade, everything transferred as I moved all our holiday shows (Halloween through New Years) back to my main TiVo for the grandkid to watch, with the last batch of transfers being last weekend. So I obviously did something wrong or used the wrong version (this is 1.6.10 from the pytivodownload.com website.
    While I haven't been able to move shows from TiVo since moving to a new area (TiVo to TiVo is fine, TiVo to PC transfers, but there's no audio--probably due to some Comcast encoding. That doesn't concern me much as I now have plenty of TiVo storage space (although I wish I could create group folders to put shows in).
    Anyway, too much story for just wanting to transfer from PC to TiVo...sorry.
     
  7. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I saw this once with our Roamio Pro which also didn't make any sense at the time. I don't have an answer though. I ended up transferring to an S3 and then transferring from it to the Roamio Pro. The other odd thing I've seen occasionally transferring shows from a PC back to the TiVo which we never had with the S3s is that if a show being transferred is cancelled, then it would generate an error if you tried to transfer it again later (although I can't recall now if that is a short term or long term issue as it's been a while).

    Scott
     
  8. The Video Guru

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    Well, obviously since the settings remained, not everything got uninstalled or fixed in the registry. So, since my wife got a Chromebook, she's cleaning out her Win 10 laptop and I'll load everything on that...fresh. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. ThAbtO

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    Avoid using Tivo Software v21/Hydra on a Roamio or Bolt or the new Edge. They removed this feature.
    You would need to have v20.7x running on Roamio or Bolt. The new Edge does not run v20.7x.
     
  10. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Also, the specifically-denominated Bolt OTA is Hydra only--it cannot be reverted to TE3.
     

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