Playing AVI / MPG from Home computer on TiVo

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  1. jsysgrj

    jsysgrj JohnGalt

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    I have several AVI formatted home movies and some mpgs I would like to play on my TiVO.
    I place these files in "My TiVo Recordings directory and try to upload from my tivo and it will not upload them.

    Additionally I add things to the directory and TiVo server and Tivo Box do not see the additions.
    Everything else (Pictures music etc...) works great over network.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Did you buy the Plus key? Although not clear in the documentation, that is needed to be able to transfer not TiVo compliant MPEG.
     
  3. jsysgrj

    jsysgrj JohnGalt

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    I do not have the Plus Service however. AVI should be avaialable shoudn't it???
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Not if it has to convert, and since that is not a native TiVo format, it has to convert, and conversion requires access to codecs, which for TiVoDesctop, means you need to buy them with the Plus key.
     
  5. jsysgrj

    jsysgrj JohnGalt

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    So if I convert them to ???? I would be able to use see them on my Tivo?
    What format should I convert them to?
     
  6. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    TiVo compliant MPEG2.
     
  7. jsysgrj

    jsysgrj JohnGalt

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    Thanks CC :up:
     

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