TiVo Desktop 2.8 Released!

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  1. bakerja

    bakerja New Member

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    Switched to TIVO Beacon, it works now! Thanks so much.
     
  2. stubarrett

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    I upgraded to TD+ 2.8 from 2.7 on my XP box that I just use for a Trivo media server. Two weird items:

    - TD will not let me use a network folder for My Tivo Recordings. I can publish network folders, I just can't target My Tivo Recordings to a network folder (i.e. my RAID box).
    - While I really love being able to see my folder organization using my Tivo box, the individual files are sorted by date, rather than name so my 200+ movie files are displayed as a jumble.

    Any way to configure TD to use a network folder for My TiVo Recordings and any way to change the sort option on how published files are displayed on my Tivo box?

    Thanks, Stu
     
  3. stubarrett

    stubarrett Member

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    Interesting, while my movie folder is a jumble due to the date sort, that is the way I want my TV programs folder sorted.

    Other than putting each movie file in it's own folder, is there a way to have a specific folder sorted by date or alphabetic?

    I still need to have My Tivo Recordings to be on a network drive. I know I have permissions to create, write to that folder, why does TD+ not allow me to use a network folder for My Tivo Recordings?
     
  4. mearlus

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    I've always had to edit the registry to have the path to my mapped network drive. I'll be installing 2.8 tonight and see if that solution works as well.

    Happy to see the ability to use folders now :)
     
  5. mearlus

    mearlus Member

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    Updated mine last night from within the Tivo Desktop. After it installed it still had my mapped network drive set as the Tivo Recordings folder.

    I did note that the Desktop application seemed to open much faster than the previous version I was on.
     
  6. stubarrett

    stubarrett Member

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    mearlus, what registry setting did you change? I tried changing: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TiVo\Desktop\VideoPublishFolder

    Rebooted, but TiVo Desktop still used the old location.

    Thanks, Stu
     
  7. mearlus

    mearlus Member

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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TiVo\Desktop\Modules\TivoNowPlaying\config]

    LocalRootPath is the REG_SZ that is modified.

    Not promising anything here either, don't blame me for breaking your software if it doesn't work :) lol
     
  8. stubarrett

    stubarrett Member

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    Found it: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TiVo\Desktop\Modules\TivoNowPlaying\Config

    Hope this helps, Stu
     
  9. davemcs

    davemcs New Member

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    My Series 2 just seemed to drop off the network a few days ago..restarting the router, THD, S2 and PC and Tivo Desktop2.8 made no difference. I switched from Bonjour back to TiVo Beacon and everything is right as rain again. Not sure why Bonjour dropped the S2 after getting along with it for so long..but problem solved (for now)
     
  10. DPF

    DPF So tired.....

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    Does 2.8 fix the old auto-transfer memory leak? I had to give up on TD because 2.7 still did not fix this problem. I'm one of the few that are stricken by it. If auto-transfers are on, after one hour the computer is useless.

    Did I miss a solution or is this still lingering? And if so, did 2.8 help at all? I did a quick search, but all it turned up was the old 2.7 thread on the issue, with no resolution.

    Thanks,
    -DPF
     
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I've not had any problems with 2.8 and a memory leak. It can be up for weeks and have transferred dozens of hours of HD shows and I have no issues.
     
  12. DPF

    DPF So tired.....

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    So far it seems to be holding, though it's only been a couple hours. I set up an auto-transfer right away and the first batch is almost complete. If that completes and there's no sign of the memory leak by morning, I'll be a happy camper.

    Finally. I've had this problem since 2.6 or maybe earlier so it's been a while.

    The issue is still listed in the "Known Issues" list, so we'll see in the morning if it's there or not.

    -DPF
     
  13. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I only have 1 show in auto transfer, and AFAIK, no problems.
    I have to admit though, that I've been wary of adding any more because of past problems.
     
  14. DPF

    DPF So tired.....

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    Well, it made it thru the night without eating itself. So that's good so far. Only using 50M memory after running thru an auto-transfer test last night.

    If I remember right, that was more than enough to render the machine unusable in previous installations. It would be at 700M by now in those attempts.

    Assuming this holds, I can't say if it was 2.8 or just a better install this time somehow. I uninstalled 2.7 using the cleaner directly. Then installed 2.8. That may have been the difference. Can't remember what my process was in previous attempts.

    /crosses fingers
    -DPF
     

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