Tivo Desktop 2.2

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  1. Phe0nix

    Phe0nix New Member

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    What am i supposed to be able to do with Tivo Desktop 2.2 on a Tivo that
    has zipper installed on it. Currently i can stream Photos & Music but i'm not
    able to transfer the recordings that are stored on my tivo to my PC as the
    software doesn't detect any DVR's connected. This seems odd though because
    i've setup Music & Photos and its created an entry on my Tivo and i can view
    all these files. I have a Phillips DSR 7000 series 2.

    thanks
     
  2. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Thats not what tivodesktop is for.
     
  3. Phe0nix

    Phe0nix New Member

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    That's the whole reason for this post. Anyone care to say or is it Classified CIA
    material for which i need to get clearance first?
     
  4. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    for dtivo users tivodesktop is for music and photos only
    depending on if you are on a PC or a Mac you havea few options.
    Tivotool for mac
    and tytool for PC. can't explain either one here, but at least bnow you have something to google.
     
  5. Phe0nix

    Phe0nix New Member

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    Thanks Gunny, i've been using Tytools/Tserver and it does a great job
    especially once you get what you've been after and you are ready to
    take it to the next level. I just didn't understand why i was only able
    to get Music & Photos. Now i know i'm configured for this correctly and
    that it just isn't possible. I wanted to use TivoDesktop simply because
    i like the GUI better than Tytools. Even if i could use TivoDesktop in all
    3 areas i would still need to use Tytools.
     
  6. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    TiVo Desktop is a tool for TiVos. DirecTiVos are NOT TiVos, they are DirecTV receievers with a DVR that happens to use TiVo software. TiVo does not support DirecTiVos, and so their tools don't work with them. To transfer video between a PC and TiVo with TiVo Desktop you need a Media Access Key (MAK). The MAK is associated with your TiVo account. Since you don't HAVE a TiVo account, and the DirecTiVo wouldn't be on that account, even if you had one, you can't use TiVo Desktop for video transfers.

    Music and photo transfers are not DRM protected by TiVo desktop, so they work with any HMO-aware device (including a "Zippered" DirectiVo).
     

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