Suddenly,Tivo files won't play on Windows Media Player

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  1. jastavoss

    jastavoss Member

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    Tivo videos downloaded this morning won't play on WMP. Why the sudden change? Been using WMP for several years, with same computer, same everything. Is there any media player that will play Tivo videos?
     
  2. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    On Windows 10?
    If so go into the Microsoft Store and search for "MPEG-2 Video Extension" then install it.
     
  3. jastavoss

    jastavoss Member

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    How about Windows 7?
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    You haven't provided any details on the nature of the downloaded file, such as whether it retains a .tivo extension or was converted to .mpg (or other), or even the tool used for the download.

    If it's a .tivo file, some update likely whapped WMP's head, and there's probably some trick needed to remind WMP of the codec needed to unwrap a .tivo file.

    edit: e.g.:
     
  5. jastavoss

    jastavoss Member

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    Just downloaded 3 tivo files, and they won't play in Windows Media Player. Files downloaded yesterday worked, but new ones today won't. Something has changed. Used same Tivo Desktop that I have for years.
     
  6. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Define Won't play? Is there sound but no picture? Then its MPEG4 and you need to download again with "Faster Transfer" setting enabled. In KMTTG, its TS download.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Have you tried the quoted suggestion?
     
  8. jastavoss

    jastavoss Member

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    The problem is only with TCM movies. They start to play, but then freeze up, can't fast forward.
     

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