Getting video onto Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by clovis8, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. clovis8

    clovis8 New Member

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    Has anyone had any luck getting video from the PC to the Tivo. I have several video files on my pc in various formats (Mpeg-4, Quicktime, windows media etc). Is there a good tool for easily converting a video file to the format required on Tivo? I dont mind spending a little cash if required.
     
  2. Aflat

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  3. clovis8

    clovis8 New Member

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    This is perfect. Thanks a million!
     
  4. TSuellentrop

    TSuellentrop New Member

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    i used this but the video is all messed up when I play it on my tivo
     
  5. petew

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    Try gui4ffmpeg I use it all the time. It's open source so not 100% rock solid but generally good results.
     
  6. TSuellentrop

    TSuellentrop New Member

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    what are the settings you use? I thought it had to be mpeg2? Maybe it does. I have no clue? HELP!
     
  7. petew

    petew Active Member

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    Not sure who you were addresssing the question to. But using gui2ffmpeg I set the output to be DVD, NTSC and ac3 audio (I have the DRT-800). I belive videora uses the ff2mpeg libraries and just sets the output values appropriately for Tivo.

    gui4ffmpeg is actually just a GUI front end to ff2mpeg, you can generate the ff2mpeg command and then cut and paste it into a batch file for repeated use once you find a conversion that works. For 624x352 Xvid files I've been using:

    "C:\gui4ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe" -i %1 -hq -target ntsc-dvd -b 6000 -aspect 4:3 -s 720x408 -padtop 36 -padbottom 36 -acodec ac3 -ab 448 -ac 6 -mbd 2 -qmin 2 -async 1 -y %2
     
  8. TSuellentrop

    TSuellentrop New Member

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    uh...... never mind
    lost u at batch file/ Im 15, got much to learn
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Holy crap!

    I'm having problems when I encode 16:9 files with Videora or WinAvi and try to play them on my 16:9 TV so I was hoping your suggestion would work for me but it's complete gibberish. Can you put it in layman's terms?
     

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