iTunes video to TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bluefuel318, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. bluefuel318

    bluefuel318 Angela

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    I would really like to watch the videos I download via iTunes, like diggnation, on my TiVo. Anyone know how to do that?
     
  2. thechiz

    thechiz New Member

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    I downloaded an .m4v file from the Diggnation site directly.

    I think that is what you get if you use the iTunes podcast interface ?

    Once you have synced it to your iPod or whatever, you could try
    transferring it to TiVo like this:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=277620

    There are probably other ways too.

    YMMV
     
  3. TomJHansen

    TomJHansen Member

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    You could also try this DVD to IPod converter...I tried it and it seemed to work really well.

    http://www.pqdvd.com/

    It's $34.95 for the full version, but it's easier than some of the other 4 step methods out there for free.

    YMMV

    Tom
     
  4. thechiz

    thechiz New Member

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    Does the PQ software work in reverse ?

    The link you give does not indicate this... but the full package may have
    that functionality ?

    We need an MPEG-2 file from a MPEG-4 file, playable on the TiVo.

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    I fully agree that it would nice to have a one-step solution.

    I was hoping by now that would be TiVo providing that
    solution by doing steps 1-3 for us and then downloading the video,
    bypassing the PC......just like they do with Rocketboom........

    Then again, Rocketboom is only 5 minutes long wheras Diggnation is
    usually about 40 mins. Perhaps TiVo cannot yet support that amount
    of downloading nationwide. As I have demonstrated, the transcoding and
    other steps can be carried out by knowledgable users already.
     
  5. hitbyatrain

    hitbyatrain Your Hero

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    Have you tried the Videora converter? I haven't been around the boards for awhile, so forgive me if it has been mentioned.

    It's freeware, and available at http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/, and converts between all of the formats. By the way, I don't know how it works with protected iPod content, but give it a shot.
     
  6. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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  7. thechiz

    thechiz New Member

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    Dave, I noticed you wrote "prepare file for TiVo".

    Is it still necessary to use something like the
    Go Back feature of Galleon to actually get it to
    the TiVo so that you can play it ?
     
  8. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I'm not sure I understand the question...

    What I was trying to say is Videora for TiVo will convert the file from whatever format it is to the type of MPEG2 TiVo can deal with.

    Transferring video from your PC to TiVo is built-in, as of 7.2 software, and doesn't require Galleon. Galleon of course, adds a few niceties though. :)

    If this doesn't answer your question, can you try rephrasing - I just woke up from a nap and I got cobwebs upstairs.
     

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