TiVo Desktop 2.6.1 - Read This

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  1. Apr 9, 2008 #1 of 117
    TiVoPony

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    Hey all,

    There is a new version of TiVo Desktop available today for download (version 2.6.1).

    It has improved recovery from interrupted transfers between the PC and DVR, but it also provides an updated Windows Certificate for TiVo Desktop. The certificate used in prior versions of TiVo Desktop is about to expire, so you'll want to get 2.6.1. Without this certificate update it will not be possible to manually transfer programs from your PC to your TiVo DVR (all other Desktop functionality should continue to work fine however).

    You can download TiVo Desktop 2.6.1 here.


    For customers who are using an older operating system (e.g. Windows 2000) and cannot update to Desktop 2.6.1, there is a separate certificate updater available. You'll find the link for this updater on this page. It's listed under the first 'step' on the page.

    Update now so you don't lose the ability to transfer shows from your PC to your TiVo DVR. Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Pony
     
  2. Apr 9, 2008 #2 of 117
    rainwater

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    Does this version fix the inability of Vista users to transfer non .tivo files to TiVos?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2008 #3 of 117
    TrueTurbo

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    Ha! You just don't give up, do you! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 #4 of 117
    Enrique

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  5. Apr 9, 2008 #5 of 117
    rainwater

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    Well, it is sort of the point of TiVo Desktop Plus.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 #6 of 117
    dylanemcgregor

    dylanemcgregor Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'm hoping that this is what

    is about.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2008 #7 of 117
    Langree

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    I use Vista and have pushed non .tivo files to my THD.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2008 #8 of 117
    TrueTurbo

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. :)

    For the benefit of all you other normal TD+ 2.6.1 on Vista users out there. it works perfectly fine if you're not in the habit of transferring 1GB+ files from Vista to your TiVo.

    I've had absolutely no issues using TD+ on Vista. I regularly transfer '.mp4', '.wmv', etc., videos up to several hundred MB in size, to my TiVoHD. Every transfer completes flawlessly. I can't confirm the problems 'rainwater' is having because I don't have any videos over 1GB in size to play with. :D
     
  9. Apr 9, 2008 #9 of 117
    rainwater

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    Yes, it works just great for videos under 20 minutes or so. Considering I have very little of these it is quite useless for me. One would think that a paid feature like this would get some attention.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2008 #10 of 117
    Langree

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    again, huh? The files I used were much longer then 20 minutes.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2008 #11 of 117
    dylanemcgregor

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    I'm kind of in the middle. I can get files in the range of 300MB-500MB to transfer, but they rarely transfer the full file the 1st time...and usually I have to try 4 or 5 times before it will work on Vista.

    Using something like VisualHub on the Mac to transcode the videos and then using regular TD to transfer works fine.

    Anyway, I'm hopeful that this has been fixed, because I bought TD plus to make transfers quicker and easier, and so far it has just made them more effort.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2008 #12 of 117
    Tkilmer

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    Not sure why you would want to transfer 1GB+ files to your TiVo when there are other options out there that can easily stream movies and such without having to transfer anything.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2008 #13 of 117
    etz

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    Thanks for the heads up Pony.

    Now could someone explain to me why I need to first manually uninstall the existing TiVODesktop before running the update? Why can't it just take care of the uninstall as part of the update the way other software products do it?
     
  14. Apr 9, 2008 #14 of 117
    cmshep222

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    What if we have Desktop Plus? How do we make sure we keep PLUS?
     
  15. Apr 9, 2008 #15 of 117
    alansplace

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    thanks for the announcement!
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  16. Apr 10, 2008 #16 of 117
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I've had no problems at all transferring multi GB video files from my Vista PC to any TiVo I've had.

    I just now had to reinstall Tivo desktop and was surprised to see the .1 added to the 2.6. I came here to see how recently this new version became available.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2008 #17 of 117
    rainwater

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    And these files are not .tivo files?
     
  18. Apr 10, 2008 #18 of 117
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    .avi and .mpeg
     
  19. Apr 10, 2008 #19 of 117
    PT30

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    Well, I began using Tivo Desktop 2.5 and 2.6 and none of them have worked for me except on about 20 percent of my recordings. This thread got my hopes up, so I downloaded 2.6.1 and just tried to transfer a recording to my PC. That recording has never transferred successfully, always stopping at about 69 percent.

    The same thing just happened with 2.6.1.

    I am using a series 3 Tivo and I am still on software version 9.2a.

    Will this ever work correctly? My patience is wearing thin. Has anyone else been able to get recordings that previously would not transfer to transfer with 2.6.1?

    I realize I only tried one program but this in not encouraging.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2008 #20 of 117
    berfy

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    I currently have Desktop Plus on 2.5.1. Can someone please tell me how I can get Desktop Plus without an additional payment if I upgrade to 2.6.1?

    Thanks!
     

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