Noob: Transferring recordings and upgrading HDD

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  1. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You selected the sharing and transfer, but did you click save at the bottom?
    The reason I had you make the Tivo service connection on BOTH Tivo, is that your OTA will also have access to the Man cave and vice versa.
    Go to that Tivo and in settings menu, there is "Network Remote Control", it needs to be turned on.
     
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  2. peggypwr1

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    I will double check everything again (later on) and let you know! Thanks!
     
  3. peggypwr1

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    Ok, I did the TIVO service connection again...and I went back to my account and verified that sharing and transfer is checked.

    I went into the menus and Newtork Remote COntrol is turned on for both TIVOS.

    THis is the message I get now:

    Configuration saved to file: D:\kmttg\config.ini

    Refreshing encoding profiles

    >> Getting Now Playing List from Man Cave ...

    https://192.168.1.30/TiVoConnect?Co...aying&Recurse=Yes&ItemCount=32&AnchorOffset=0

    http IO exception for: https://192.168.1.30/TiVoConnect?Co...aying&Recurse=Yes&ItemCount=32&AnchorOffset=0

    Connection timed out: connect

    Failed to retrieve Now Playing List from Man Cave

    Check YOUR MAK & IP settings

    Configuration saved to file: D
     

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    Ok GOOD NEWS:

    I messed around with the DNS settings in TIVO and setup a static IP and both KTMMG and pyTIVO finally see the DVR and the shows!

    Now, is there any way I can move my HBO shows over to my desktop?? Any workarounds?

    Oh and for upgrading the HDD to 8TB....are there any commercial software that can do this much easier- more automated?

    I don;t think I can do this using the freeware software (No offense)...i'm not that savvy.
     
  6. ThAbtO

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    If you must set the Global and DNS settings in the Tivo, they should be set to the router/gateway's IP address.
    Most likely, they are copy protected so there is no way to do that.
    As mentioned before, MFSTools is the only program available to prepare Tivo drives. They were developed by very smart Tivo users.
     
  7. HoosontheTeevo

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    if you are a current hbo subscriber - look into the software/website called "playon" desktop. i paid a lifetime fee of about $30 to use playon desktop to record mp4 copies of hbogo or hbonow series/shows i wanted to archive and other streaming provider content that i subscribe to - for offline personal home use (recordings get your name and ip address burned onto them). PlayOn
     
  8. peggypwr1

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    Thank you HoosonTeevo, I'll look into that.

    I have another question:

    So, I've been able to transfer my recordings to my desktop. And using VideoRedo, I cut out whatever I don't need resulting in uch small file sizes. I then re-save in .ts format.

    My question is, can I re-save those edited .ts files back into Tivo files and put them back on the TIVO HDD either by wi-fi or directly taking out my Tivo HDD and connecting to my desktop? So I can playback my edited Tivo files? Is this possible?

    Thanks.
     
  9. ThAbtO

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    You do not need to make them .Tivo files again and they can be transferred back, unless your Tivo is running v21.
     
  10. peggypwr1

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    Oh, I need to check the version #.

    Now, if the version # is good, how do I do this? I can leave them as .ts?

    I don't see an option on pyTivo to transfer the edited files back?
     
  11. ThAbtO

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    Another easier way to know what version your Tivo is running.... If you see blue background in the Tivo menu (this is v.20) and not black background (v.21), then you can transfer back shows... This doesn't work in v.21 is because its disabled in this version.

    To do transfers back from another Tivo or computer (PC), just go to the Tivo Shows list and the Tivo or PC should be listed at the bottom, go through in it and select shows to transfer. This is calling pulling when you start the transfer from this end (Tivo) rather than from the PC (Push). You just need to have PyTivo running in the PC.
     
  12. peggypwr1

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    Thanks. I was able to do transfer.

    I have VideoRedo V6 and my issue is the Ad Detective.

    I have movies from a channel, the ads start immediately. No black fade out. So, Ad Detective keeps missing them.

    I also tried Kttmg, and Comskip and the other ad cutter, they miss them also.

    WHat do I need to do?
     
  13. ThAbtO

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    The way AdDetect works is that there needs to be at least 2 seconds of blank screen for it to detect whether its changing between wanted and unwanted content (ads). What you should do is to manually go through and remove the unwanted content yourself. Nothing is 100% when it comes to adDetect.Sometimes it would cut out some of the wanted content instead.
     
  14. peggypwr1

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    Oh it never ends.
    Ok, some other issues are popping up:

    1. After a edited show transfers( .mp4 )from my desktop to TiVo it stayed there.

    Then today, I started another transfer for another show.

    This time , the TiVo didn't show any transfer taking place. So I restarted from the menu.

    After restarting, all my recordings from the past two days disappeared?? About 5% of recordings deleted. I checked the delete folder but nothing.

    What happened?

    2) when I start a transfer , that show being transferred shows up as a dark blue for indicating the transfer is taking place, then it turns light blue after the transfer is done.

    Now , when I start a transfer, the dot doesn't even appear, so I have no idea if it's working.
     
  15. lexsar

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    I have that lifetime license for Playon too. It worked great for a while but has now failed on every recording. I'll have to dig into that and get with their technical support. Have you had to deal with their tech support?
     
  16. peggypwr1

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    Hello, so I think I may know why the other shows aren't transferring from my PC to the TIVO.

    After I'm done taking out the commercials, I encode them in .mp4 format. I'm using VideoRedo v6

    Is that the problem? The .mp4 format?

    I'm asking because I have another file where I encoded form .ts to .mpg and it worked fine.

    Is there a difference between .ts and .mpg??

    I was hoping to do mp4 becuz I hear it saves more HDD.

    Oh and, is there a way to use pyTivo to transfer back to Tivo, or do I need to go thru my Tivo directly?
     
  17. ThAbtO

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    MPEG4 saves space because the show is compressed, but when you transfer that to the Tivo, it has to transcode, and that will balloon the space back up to the original (MPEG2) size or more.

    Tivo will clear out more space than it actually needs for recordings over the week, and transfers.
     
  18. peggypwr1

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    No wonder...TIVO is deleting all my new recordings!!!! B4, I could still record at 99%; NOW at 93% full, I can;t record anything!

    What do I do?

    Leave it at .ts?? or mpg

    AFter I'm done editing out the commericals, what format should I let VideoRedo encode with?

    How can I transfer my edited shows if they keep deleting my new recordings?
     
  19. Dan203

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    If you plan to move it back to the TiVo then leave it as .tivo. If you want to save a little space you can recode to H.264 and we'll automatically update the header so the TiVo will accept it. If you plan on using something like Plex I'd recommend H.264 progressive saved as TS.
     
  20. peggypwr1

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    VideoReDo has no TIVO option to save to ".tivo' after I edit the TV shows.

    Can I just encode as .ts? Isn't TIVO the same as mpeg-2 which is the same as .ts?
     

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