i just renamed the movie a short generic name. wouldnt work either in the main directory or in a 'readable' folder with another movie so let me ask a few silly questions 1. how do you know what port u should be on. 9032 is default but can it work with no number in there. i find changing it sometimes makes things work 2. what should beacon be? tivo itself says 192.168.1.103 so i assume that? or should be the 255.255.255.255? 3 does broadcast address on the tivo mean anything with regards to pytivo 4 if the 'my movies' directory on the tivo has an ! next to it i assume something is amiss. and this is what i need to fix edit: i dont know what i changed but now no movies at all show up lol..i'm sunk...just folders show up. i had one with 124 kids shows and all not listed now i notice my settings dont stick. if i ad port 9032 and hit save then restart pytivo it wont be there.