Play avi / DivX via TiVo (UK) ??

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by djb2002, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. djb2002

    djb2002 Member

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    Is the above possible ??

    Stream a AVI / DivX file from a local PC to a UK TiVo to watch ??

    Thanks
    Daniel
     
  2. Raisltin Majere

    Raisltin Majere The 96 YNWA

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    No
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    It is possible to convert a divx to tivo mpeg and put it on the tivo, but not real-time streaming.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Senior Munkee

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    My £50 DVD player will let me plug a USB stick into the front of it to directly play DivX and XviD....

    Check out either the Phillips DVP-5960 or the LG DVX-298H.
     
  5. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    The TiVo performs all of its video decoding using a dedicated hardware chip that cannot handle AVI or DivX. It's main processor is just a 50MHz RISC chip, which probably couldn't decode a file in software before the next ice age starts.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2007 #6 of 22
    djb2002

    djb2002 Member

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    Just come across the following piece of software which I think it what I was looking for.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tivodotnet/

    Anyone heard of this one, and know if it would work for this purpose ?? - I presume the decoding is actually done by the PC running the software.

    Thanks
    Daniel
     
  7. Jul 1, 2007 #7 of 22
    TCM2007

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    I think that's for series 2s, which were designed to stream video.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2007 #8 of 22
    Andy Leitch

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    My AMiGA with a 50Mhz 68060 CISC chip, which is considerably less powerful than the TiVo PPC chip, can decode video files in software just fine. Don't know why the TiVo PPC chip can't, tbh.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2007 #9 of 22
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Andy, I notice you avoid referring to divx directly and just say "video". ;)

    An Amiga might be able to play many "video" files, but divx needs horsepower.
    A 200Mhz PPC Amiga can just about play postage stamp sized divx3 movies, but
    not full screen, and not anything above divx3.
    An 060 Amiga (I have one) would show divx as a slideshow....

    You can insert a tivo stream over the network and play it in realtime, so its
    possible to use the PC's grunt to transcode in realtime maybe if someone writes it.
     
  10. djb2002

    djb2002 Member

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    Anyone up for the job ?? ;)

    Thanks
    Daniel
     
  11. TCM2007

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    I don't think anyone has got streaming TO a series 1 TiVo working?
     
  12. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Streaming mpeg to tivo without the myworld app on the other place as far back as 2001:
    /forum/showthread.php?t=3877 :cool:

    Your own sync now playing tivo module is effectively streaming from one tivo to another isnt it?
    ...as you can start watching before the transfer is complete. ;)

    As for divx: You can (lossy) convert divx->mpeg->ty and put that on tivo.
    Its just messy, problematic, often has sync problems, uses several tools, and is not realtime. :eek:
    PC's have lots of horsepower now though. :)
     
  13. Andy Leitch

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    MooVid says otherwise..

    Support ALL divx variants (Divx ;-), OpenDivx, Divx4, Divx5.x)

    Bit bigger than a postage stamp..
    http://www.dfmk.hu/~torokl/DivxMooVId.html Never liked MUI WB's lol

    Of course running on o6o can be painful, PPC is good but running on AMithlon is better.
     
  14. martink0646

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    Hi Mike,

    What would be the rough sequence for this & what tools would you suggest using. I have some experience in the past of video converting (to VCD) & I think I still have TMPGenc installed & can almost certainly do the divX->mpeg conversion, but what would I use to convert to .ty. Cheers.

    Martin
     
  15. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    tymplex is a good word :D
     
  16. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Whispers: (remember we're not allowed to talk of these things here)
     
  17. martink0646

    martink0646 New Member

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    Whispers back: (sorry...)
     
  18. TCM2007

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    My app isn't streaming, it's file copying and making use of TiVo's ability to play back a part recorded programme. It only workes becaoue the incoming data is a TiVo formatted video file. I guess if you could convert to ty on the fly at the PC end it might work.

    I'd forgotten about that thread; I don't think anyone picked it up and ran with it though, and as you have to kill myworld it's abit extreme 9ie, reboot the TiVo to get the normal interface back).
     
  19. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    It's only extraction talk which is banned on here,
    insertion (which is what near-streaming would be) isn't banned?

    I suppose its the fact that many of the tools that do one, also does the other? ;)
     
  20. tobh

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    can the tivo box play a divx movie if the divx file is on a usb key, that is inserted in to the tivo box ?
     

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