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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by aircrewguy, Aug 15, 2005.
'Course you can't send a .tivo back.
Good thing I ordered that 300GB Seagate JT posted today.
??? CBR or VBR or both?
??? Different audio formats depending on model???
???? 16:9 ??? anamorphic passed to my HD Monitor???? Puhleeease.
is it only MPEG files? would be super great if it was AVI as well
Absolute first thing i'm gonna try. !)
Oh, and if the support doc is still in beta, may I suggest moving the file size/transfer time/disk usage comment to the bit rate line?
not working yet... darn!
Wow- did you catch those specs? 720x480 at 8MPS (with dolby! for Tivo Burners).
That will fricking upscale to HD better than typical DVD data. Very nice indeed.
Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but no Mpeg4 support mentioned, for example implemented as an Mpeg4 to Mpeg2 translator in the desktop, or some hardware trancoder gizmo attached to the USB port. Maybe next rev... Now what- guess I have to downtranslate all these DivX files I got here....
Hey- I'm not complaining.
??? 5.1 at 448Kbps??
By the way, Nice find Aircrew guy (and HD for trolling the service site for other 7.2 data).
I wonder about the timing. I certainly hope 7.2 is the next release and the one being beta'd is not 7.15. After all, TivoPoney did call it a minor release- and this sounds pretty fricking major to me.
....Wonder how long before the newswires begin babbling incoherently about it. ....
As of the time of this writing, nothing on PVRblog or engadget, but you got to give them time, not everyone can be as up to date as TCF.
Man oh man. I shudder to think how the studios are going to react. Hopefully not with lawsuits. This basically means you can download video from any content provider on the web. Wow- I guess Tivo has openned the doors and people not just those partnered with TIvo can sell video into the Tivo platform in a vanilla format.
This is just awesome. I was ready for this to happen maybe mid next year sometime.
I wonder if TiVo ment for this to get out so soon...
They've been up at least 3 hours so far. Hmmm.
Could it be that Tivo employees aren't avid readers of the TTG forum? Hmmm go figure.
But seeing as its been up there THIS long, you'd think if it was unintentional they'd yank them by now. But then again, this is a dang screwy way of announcing a major feature like this.
I wonder how long it's going to be before someone creates "tivocasting" software... podcasting for video? Software that can automatically download content and put it in the right folder on your drive, so you can click it on Now Playing and start watching? That would be the ultimate!
yeah yeah.... no kidding. This is great great stuff.
Matt's site is the first of the blogs so far. Not bad. 3 hours since Mike's post.
No fair you guys blabbing to them though. It would have been fun to see how fast they are without help.
Like that Videora, right?
I would speculate that they will do what other manufacturers such as Hauppauge are doing : take the incoming MPEG2 stream directly from the Network adapter to the decoder. Keeps them away from legal issues because they are only playing back a stream, not recording. It also gives them a broader range of stream specs - they can support anything the decoder can handle because the rest of the Tivo never sees anything.
If this is the case, a 1.8Ghz or faster PC can transcode a DivX movies on the fly - I do it frequently with the MediaMVP.
I think the documentation about file size and disk usage on the DVR implies this is not about streaming.
The good news is that I'm pretty sure it will be faster to send a video file to the TiVo than it is to transfer one off the TiVo (though if the file needs to be encrypted as it is being received by the TiVo this might not be true).
The bad news is that mp2 files are huge and will still require a long time to transfer. Also I'm assuming that if your TiVo is full of shows you won't have much room for personal videos. I'm assuming suggestions will be deleted automatically (at least I hope they are).
What i would like to see is one of the HME apps , become aware of the imdb or dvd profiler and be able to select my movies from there. That would be awesome.
I would think writing to the TiVo HD would be significantly slower than reading from it, and would not want to predict overall speed.
I'd guess there is some communication between TDT 2.2 and the TiVo regarding available space, similar to that done when a TV program is selected to record on the TiVo. Will it go so far as to offer to delete certain programs before they are scheduled for deletion or just reject a transfer if there is not enough elligible to delete stuff? Who knows. Probably suggestions will always be deleted first, as usual.