easy media creator 8 & tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by frankievali, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. frankievali

    frankievali New Member

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    is there anyone out there that can tell me how I would go about creating a tivo dvd using easy media creator through tivo to go? I am having a hard time figuring it out and the manual doesn't seem to be helping. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2006 #2 of 13
    pepperspray

    pepperspray New Member

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    I am interested to hear if you get this to work. I just bought a Tivo box last week and have it hooked up to my network. I download recordings to my PC and would like to burn DVDs. The Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 has a lot of features I like including the ability to burn .tivo files to DVD.

    So far, I have only read that people are having problems with Roxio Easy Media Creator 8.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2006 #3 of 13
    ksalwitz

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    I bit the bullet and decided to buy easymedia creator 8. I was already using 7 and really liked the UI and some of the really nice features. When I read ( and it does say that on the box) that it was supposed to support .TiVo files I was psyched. Unfortunately, everytime I try to import a .TiVo file it dies. the program comes up with the infamous "not responding" in Task Manager and is not getting any cycles. If anyone has a clue let me know.

    Ken
     
  4. ksalwitz

    ksalwitz Member

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    Ok I think I have this figured out. If you want to use Easymedia creator 8 you will need to do one of the following: 1) use tivotogo version 2.0 (it appears that EMC 8 doesn't support anything after that) or 2) use galleon 2.0.1. I tried to import a file transferred with each and was successful. I just started using galleon and it's very kool. You can start the transfers from the TiVo side among other things.

    Ken
     
  5. PThor

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    You can also use something like VideoReDo to edit the program and then output it in a format Roxio can use.
     
  6. JoeyM

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    I transferred a video from my Tivo to my PC. Then I used VideoReDo to edit the file. I tried outputting it in a few different ways but I can't get any authoring programs to accept the file. They all say it's not DVD compliant because it's 480x480. Any ideas?
     
  7. rgura

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    Not certain about Roxio, but Nero Espress Vision, Sonic MyDVD, can reformat TiVo's 480X480 format to 720X480 mpeg2 (DVD format).
     
  8. ksalwitz

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    FYI Roxio/Sonic same company. Just check website. Either Product should work the same at the new release. I haven't checked the results from Roxio yet.

    Ken
     
  9. bjmarler

    bjmarler New Member

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    Can someone please explain how in Sonic MyDVD you reformat the TiVO file? When I try to get My DVD 6 to open the .tivo file it gives me an error that it's not compatible.
     
  10. Kivo

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    Roxio has posted a patch for EMC 8. I was experiencing a bunch of bugs and crashes until updating with this patch. Now everything is working great, including editing Tivo files in VideoWave.
     
  11. Impulses

    Impulses New Member

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    Ohh, that's great to hear, so you can import, edit, and burn to disc just fine?
     
  12. bjmarler

    bjmarler New Member

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    Well, here is what I did. I got Roxio Easy Media Creator, (EMC). I updated it with the patch. Then I tried both "Create & Edit" and "Quick DVD" with a 1 hr TiVO show I had transferred to my pc. Both failed with an error after 2 hrs of encoding. Something about not being able to encode the "menu" or something like that.??? I made no changes in the settings for those 2 attempts. Should I have changed the screen size, etc...?

    So, I then tried the "DIVX DVD" feature. That one worked. The DVD I created played in both my computer and my home DVD.

    Anyone know why the first 2 attempts failed.
     
  13. Rose4uKY

    Rose4uKY Member

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    I know this is an old thread but I have Creator 9 basic on my new Vista 32 bit machine. I upgraded from the basic which came with something called My Muhvee not My DVD to the Suite. I have an option to convert a Tivo show and it says I need Tivo Desktop 2.3 or higher and I have 2.3 which wasn't suppose to be Vista compatible but it works. The new Tivo Desktop 2.5 doesn't work on Vista 32 bit. So one I can't convert then when I try to add a Tivo show to burn I get another error message file cannot be edited will not add. So I wasted 50 bucks upgrading to the suite and Roxio Tech Support can't help me. I was told I need the 2.5 deskto cause it's vista compatible and that I may be missing a codec the 2.5 has that the 2.3 doesn't. I have no idea how to get this to work. I will probably get a refund. But if anyone can help me I would really appreciate it. I have Creator Suite 9.1

    Thanks, Rose
     

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