EDGE TiVo to PC transfers... Anyone have a status update?

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  1. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    Has there been any update on getting the transfers to work? There was a report of the streaming now working, but am interested in the status of transfers from TiVo to PC, and if the corrupted transfer problems of the past (like with the BOLT) have also been resolved with the EDGE or if that problem has carried over to the EDGE?
     
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  2. LarryAtHome

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    Is there still no update?
     
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    HerronScott

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    Would be interested in hearing if this was working well with pyTiVo Desktop and kmttg, but what corrupted transfer problems are you talking about with the Bolt? If you mean the TS sync errors that was not just a Bolt issue.

    Scott
     
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    LarryAtHome

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    Yes I was referring to the TS sync errors, and you are correct, it was not with just the BOLT. Would like to know if the new software update of recent fixes the TiVo to pc transfers, and if so in fixing that if the TS issues are also fixed.
     
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    DwayneM

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    Streaming is not working for me. I opened a support ticket but all I am getting is the usual delete your cache and cookies and try again stuff. If it is or was a known problem with the Edge, no one has told the support team.
     
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    KevTech

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    What issues did you have with the Bolt?

    I just used pyTiVo Desktop last night for Tivo > PC transfers and all worked fine.

    I use PS not TS for transfer.

    I am on TE3.
     
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    Sparky1234

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    No problems with my Bolt either.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2019 #8 of 19
    LarryAtHome

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    The issue with the BOLT is if you use TS for transfers, you would get corrupted or sync problems, but PS transfers worked fine. If you transferred the same recording multiple times, the sync issues would appear at different spots in the recording. There have been many discussions on how to prevent these sync issues in transfers from a TiVo to a PC. Please see the KMTTG tread for this discussion. The other issue is that the EDGE does not support transfers to a PC and may not be fixed in the future. Hopefully this broken code does not migrate to the BOLT or other tiVos in the future.
     
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  9. dgoto

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    Can anyone here confirm that Tivo Desktop or other similar Tivo > PC transfer programs do still work with Tivo Edge? I am still using 2 Tivo Premiere and I am finally considering upgrading to a Tivo Edge w/ 3Tb of storage and also using a Tivo Mini as my second platform and finally ditching my old Tivos. Thanks
     
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  10. MicahSD1

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    I've got an Edge and have been considering returning it as I'm within the 30-day return policy because of that one single reason...I cannot get any transfers to work via kmttg or pytivo due to Tivo2Go not functioning. Tivo support won't assist at all as they of course refer to an article stating it's not supported or if I send in a support ticket, they give me the runaround and ignore me.

    As far as the unit functioning, it works great. I'm using it with a Mini VOX via Ethernet and an older Mini using MoCA. It's fast for anything Tivo...3rd party apps are still crap (the Plex app looks like it was last updated a few years ago; I still tend to use other devices for using Plex or anything else that's non-Tivo).

    There is an Edge issues thread which is good to check out...it has this listed as an issue, but I don't have a clue if it will ever work.

    I have heard that on the Bolt that transfers work fine using those methods...if it were me, I'd not go with the Edge and get a Bolt or hold out for HDHomeRun's Prime 6 CableCARD unit and use Channels DVR or Plex DVR.
     
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  13. MicahSD1

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    Using KMTTG it works fine now after one of the TiVo OS updates which came out 3-4 months ago.

    The downside of using KMTTG is that I thought I heard it will stop working at the end of the year due to a certificate that’s expiring. Not sure what I’ll do after that.
     
  14. KENL

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    Upgrade to a Roamio.
     
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  15. philco782

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    I took the plunge to do Tivo -> PC transfers from my Edge today. kmttg can do a transfer just fine in TS mode, and it's nice and fast, but the file produced has some glitches and they result in various odd behavior in VLC and WMP (different glitch behavior in each). I've read that other people have had this problem too. When I turn off TS mode, though, the download errors out after running for less than a minute.

    I load up the .tivo file in Videoredo TS6 and do a select all and write it out as a .mp4 without any kind of changes, and it rewrites a new file super-fast without transcoding, and while there are still little glitches occasionally where it glitched in the original file, but at least, now, the file can playback in its entirety without making the player go haywire.
     
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  16. HerronScott

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    You could try TiVo Desktop which can retry downloads when it detects an issue for TS transfers. Others have found that throttling the network speed during downloads can reduce the issue with TS transfers.

    Scott
     
  17. lart2150

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    I wanted to chime in two things. first I've had better luck using tivodencode-ng and ts downloads with my bolt and cable card then anything else with preserving av sync. Second the cert that kmttg currently uses does expire on December 18th however this has happened before and a new cert/key pair was acquired.
     
  18. 3 Cushion John

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    I just used pyTivo to download shows from my Comcast Edge AND my Fios Bolt. Was a little tricky to get it going, but removed all instances of old versions and all good. Kttmg is on my to do list. pyTivo sees both boxes and I just select witch one to download from.
     
  19. cubdukat

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    How are you doing that? I have been using a Bolt for about four years, and I'm getting sick of every Comcast download being hit-or-miss. I have kmttg, pyTivo Desktop and the original Tivo Desktop (which no longer seems to work). It's gotten to the point where I'm actually considering going back to using a PC tuner for OTA.
     
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