PC > TiVo transfers show incorrect duration

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Grimm1, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Grimm1

    Grimm1 Member

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    I've been having pretty good luck so far converting video that I've d/l from the internet and transfering it to the TiVo to watch on the TV. I've run into a problem with the last two shows that I have done this with. One shows is 90 minutes and the other 120 minutes. Orginally in divx format I used the "Videora TiVo Converter" on them like I have used to prep sevral other videos for use on TiVo. Both ran thru the converter without a problem. But when I transfer them to the TiVo and start to play them the TiVo timeline shows each of them to only be 1:06 in length or 66 minutes. The whole video is there though....when it hits the end of the timeline it still continues to play. Problem is at that point if I do anything other then let it play it resets to the begining of the video. I can't skip back FF or FR after that point without TiVo kicking it back to the begining of the video.

    Has anyone seen this before and is there a fix? I have a feeling it might have something to do with them being divx or the version codec I am using...but not sure were to start.

    BTW...when I play them in WMP it shows the correct duration of the video. Also if I look at the show info for that video on the TiVo it also lists the correct duration...it is only when I play them that something gets messed up.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's strange. There must be something wrong in the header of the files. A program like DVDPatcher...

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=DVDPatcher

    will read the header of the files and allow you to change things that may be thorwing the TiVo off.

    Dan
     
  3. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Grimm:

    I have had your problem many times. It basically comes from a combination using FFMPEG and certain parameters (bitrate, fps...) All Videora is is a pretty face over FFMPEG, which does all the real work.

    Change your parameters; I can't give you exact ones because I never found a pattern. When I hit the problem its trial and error.
     

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