Do Tivo HDs allow watching AVIs from a TivoServer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by uwmbjn, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. uwmbjn

    uwmbjn New Member

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    Does the Tivo HD have the same capability to transfer content such as AVIs from a windows PC running tivoserver? I currently do this with my series 2, but i am thinking about purchasing a HD if it has these capabilities.

    Thanks!! If this has already been covered sorry, I searched about 6 pages deep.
     
  2. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Tivo has said that feature (unofficially known as TTCB) will be enabled in November on the TivoHD and S3.
     
  3. ncbagwell

    ncbagwell New Member

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    If it is going to be like the feature that is available on the Series 2, I believe the file format has to be MPEG.
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    What transfers to the TiVo has to be MPEG2 (at least for now). TiVoDesktop Plus can convert it.
     
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Not if you use TiVo Desktop Plus (the paid version). It will convert many formats to a compatible mpeg2 format.
     
  6. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    I thought TivoServer only works with hacked Tivos, and the PC server is basically converting the media files and streaming to Tivo. If my understanding is correct, this is probably a question for the Tivo underground forum.
     
  7. uwmbjn

    uwmbjn New Member

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    thanks for the information guys. Yes I use the TivoDesktop Plus which will transcode avi files so that they can be transferred to a Tivo Series 2 DVR. It works great with all of my kids movies, and I really hope to buy a HD tivo and be able to do this also.

    My mac mini just died which was connected to my tv and I am looking for a better/cheaper option to the mac mini with eyetv. I think the Tivo HD will be it once this capability is enabled.

    thanks again.
     

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