Download from PC to TiVo Premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by daddie_longlegs, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. daddie_longlegs

    daddie_longlegs New Member

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    I want to d/l from PC to TiVo premiere but I'm not sure of what program to use. I have seen TiVo Desktop plus, tivotogo and pytivo all recommended. I want to d/l video and movies from my PC to Tivo, how do I do it?? Thanks in advance dll:eek:
     
  2. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Don't have a Premiere, but don't know if it is any different from series 3 platforms in that regard. As long as the movie, or any vidoe file, is in a form that it(the Tivo unit) can handle, free Tivo Desktop will do the job. Free Tivo Desktop will transfer at least those files that are in the regular mpeg format(and of course Tivo files). Surely(almost) there are a few others it will transfer also, but it should be pretty easy to convert most any movie into regular mpeg.

    For the not too sophisticated in computerese, most sure Tivo Desktop plus will be the easiest. For the moderately capable, the free Tivo Desktop will do the jop. Think pytivo is a little more complicated.

    I consider myself modestly capable, and can usually figure out how to convert movie files into regular mpeg format(usually, ultimately, involving the free Direct Show Dump program) in the task. Finally, I use free Tivo Desktop to do the transfer from PC to Tivo HD, and Series 2 units.

    Good luck.
     
  3. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    PyTiVo!
     
  4. May 1, 2011 #4 of 10
    daddie_longlegs

    daddie_longlegs New Member

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    Just got power back on after the tornado of last Wed. Thanks all for your replies! I looked at PyTiVo but could not understand how to d/l it or use it, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, a little help please.
     
  5. May 2, 2011 #5 of 10
    jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Some reading on the subject:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=328459&highlight=pytivo

    And some instructions on setting it up:

    http://scottsoapbox.com/2010/04/20/pytivo-install-instructions/
     
  6. May 5, 2011 #6 of 10
    plazman30

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    I can't stress enough, you want pyTiVo! pyTiVo makes your PC look like another TiVo on the network and you can copy shows from your PC to the TiVo right from the TiVo.
     
  7. May 6, 2011 #7 of 10
    randy1649

    randy1649 Member

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    No mac version :(
     
  8. May 6, 2011 #8 of 10
    unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Start out with the free version of Tivo Desktop and see if that does it for you.

    You should set aside a fairly large NTFS partition (FAT32 has a 4GB file size limitation that turns a 2 hour movie into a 1 hour, 55 minute frustration).

    (eventually you'll wind up giving the TiVo it's own computer:))
     
  9. May 6, 2011 #9 of 10
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    PyTiVo runs on all major platforms: Linux, BSD, MacOS, and MS-Windows
     
  10. plazman30

    plazman30 Member

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    No Mac version of what? PyTivo?

    http://code.google.com/p/pytivox/

    Use the beta version. The release version has issues with mkv files.
     

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