Problem downloading PBS shows in NY area

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by bobcmil, May 5, 2021.

  1. bobcmil

    bobcmil New Member

    Mar 9, 2016


    REPOSTING from another Forum to get more eyeballs on this...

    Well... It's been a looong time since I was here. I hope I'm in the right Forum.
    First off, let me say up front, I upload a LOT of my Tivo Roamio shows to my laptop so I can watch them at work during the night shift. I am fortunate that I have a job that allows me to do that.
    I have been having a strange problem uploading shows from CERTAIN CHANNELS lately. This started about 3-4 months. I live in the NYC/NJ area and have PBS Channel 13 from NY and Channel 12 from Philly. Whether I use Tivo Desktop, pyTivo and/or KMTTG to upload the programs, I get the same problem - Windows Media Player will play the first 10 MINUTES fine. The timer at the bottom will only show the first 10 to 10-1/2 minutes. After that, the timer will stop, and the program will continue to play (!?!), BUT I can't pause, forward or rewind it. Media Player will CRASH.
    I am able to "convert" the .tivo files using KMTTG and even MS Movie Maker, but at that same point (~10 min) the audio and video go out of sync for the rest of the show. If the show is two hours long, everything goes to hell at about the 21 minute mark.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    A few other channels are affected the same way - MeTV and Ovation are the only ones I've identified so far. All the regular Networks are fine, thank goodness.

    P.S. I can play Tivo files I still have on my hard drive older than 4 months perfectly fine.

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