TiVo Desktop 2.5.1 for Windows

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by morac, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Two days ago I uninstalled 2.4, installed 2.5 and lost my "Preview Photos 2.0 w/HD Support" on my S3...it's just showing the old SD photo viewer. The box in the Server Properties is checked, etc. Rebooted the PC and router, waited a couple of days and still nothing.

    Everything else seems to be working...TD sees each DVR, shows music and photos from my PC and the PC is even listed on the NP menu...but no HD photos in the network area. It was there...and now is gone. :confused:

    TiVo Desktop v2.5.275381

    Java Version 6, Update 3

    CAT5 connection from TiVo to D-Link N Router and back to PC w/single NIC

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance! :up:
     
  2. holligl

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    Tried a download from the THD yesterday with TiVo Desktop 2.4.
    I recognized both the Series2 and THD at the time, but the HD transfer was scrambled and unuseable. Updated to TiVoDesktop 2.5.1 but now it will only recognize the Series 2. (There is not a drop down menu to pick the Servies2 or the THD to download from.) Appear to be working on a different computer.

    Ideas?

    Is 2.5 required to download from the Series 3?
     
  3. morac

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    Make sure you see the javaw.exe task running when TiVo Desktop is running. If it is, try rebooting your TiVos. If it isn't then the HME application isn't installed correctly. There is an entry in the add/remove programs for the TiVo Photos 2.0 application, you can try uninstalling it and it should reinstall the next time you start the TiVo Server.
     
  4. holligl

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    There is a check block in the options to customize which TiVo to access. I don't understand why it default installed that way on the XP machine but not the Vista. Trying the same program download to see if it is still scrambled.
     
  5. 747pilot

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    I tried looking for an update through 2.3a and it said I had the most current one!
     
  6. albertls

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    I lost my copy of Tivo desktop 2.3 Does anyone know ehre a can download a copy. I'm stuck with Win 2K on a work computer.
     
  7. richsadams

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    Thanks for that. I'm away for a couple of days but will give that a go when I get home and report back.

    Thanks again! :up:
     
  8. secondclaw

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    For me:

    2.5 - it failed to finish retrieval of recordings on S3 - gave an error as it was about to finish.
    2.5.1 - worked.
     
  9. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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  10. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    It appears that it is indeed the HME app. When I check the HD 2.0 photo box I get the following error:

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    After checking the 2.0 app box, javaw.exe starts, however clearing the error box kills it.

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    Here are the details:

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    I'm reluctant to uninstall 2.5 and reinstall it as everything else is working perfectly as far as transferring programs, MRV, etc. I've rebooted TiVo and the network, still receiving the same error. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
     
  11. richsadams

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    Success! :up: I decided to uninstall TiVo Desktop and reinstall it and it now allows me to view my photos with the 2.0/HD option. I did two things differently (which I know is verboten when it comes to bug discovery) and I’m not sure which one made the difference. I’ll try to summarize for anyone else that’s run into the problem of not being able to get their HD photo option to work.

    To recap; I already had TiVo Desktop v2.4. The 2.0/HD photo option was working w/v2.4. I downloaded TiVo Desktop v2.5.1. 275381 on October 23rd. I uninstalled v2.4 and installed the upgrade and that’s when the 2.0/HD photo feature stopped working (see above).

    I uninstalled v2.5.275381 and downloaded a new copy today, October 30th. It turns out that “today’s” version is different. The copy I downloaded today is v2.5.1 (279957). This may be all it took to correct the situation but I cannot be sure.

    The other action I took was to install the latest version on a different partition. I have two HDD’s w/5 partitions total. I installed the original upgrade to my “media” partition where TiVo Desktop used to reside. I installed the latest upgrade instead to the “system” partition (the same partition where Windows is installed).

    During the installation process two new windows came up:

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    These windows did not appear at any time during the original upgrade installation for some reason. It could have been due to the newer upgrade or the install location (but that doesn't seem likely).

    In any case, everything is working as it should and I have access to my photo library 2x on our S3, both as SD and HD files. Everything else, program transfers, etc. are working as they should as well.

    Of note is that within 7 days of downloading v2.5.1 last week a newer version was available from TiVo today (10/30/07). I've no idea if this newer version might resolve some other issues posted here, but it's a thought.

    Thanks for your help morac and hope this helps anyone else that might be having trouble.
     
  12. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    I seem to see that window just about everytime I restart my computer now. Is that the norm? :confused:

    I don't recall ever seeing that other one.
     
  13. richsadams

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    Hmmm...doesn't seem normal to me.

    EDIT: I just rebooted my computer and am seeing the same thing. I agree..that does not seem normal. Can anyone else comment if this is normal? :confused:

    Curious as to what version of TD you have. I'm wondering now if even the latest version is buggy somehow, although it's working okay.

    As mentioned above (at length :eek: ) I had to do a complete uninstall and reinstall of the program (a new version that I downloaded today) for everything to work properly...and now this. Hmmm, maybe I should have stuck w/v2.4? :(
     
  14. morac

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    Check the "always trust..." checkbox and click run. It shouldn't show up again.
     
  15. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, but as you can see in my screen shots above, I did check the "Always Trust" box during the initial install and the "Starting Application" box still shows up each time I/we boot our PC's. (Only that box, not the Warning box.) :confused:
     
  16. bjheels

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    I, too, get this every time I restart my computer. Not sure why. Also, how do I tell if I am getting my photos in HD or not? Is there some indicator on the TV or in TD?
     
  17. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    The HD Photos app has an icon of a computer on right and an icon of pictures on left in the HME menu. (The old SD version does not have those icons). Also, only the HD app has the Flickr Interesting link in it.
     
  18. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Just restarted now, and didn't get it. Not sure what's up with that.

    I don't recall getting the first screenshot where you could click always trust.

    Running bleeding edge 2.5.1. :D
     
  19. bjheels

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    That did it! Thanks for your help.
     
  20. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Just did two restarts and got it both times. Now I notice that the little TiVo icon for the TiVo server is no longer showing up in my system tray. :confused:

    Everything appears to be working on the PC and TiVo end, but these are strange "glitches". Come on v2.6! ;)
     

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