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TiVo Desktop and Synology DiskStation

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by hdeditor, May 20, 2017.

  1. hdeditor

    hdeditor New Member+1 rank

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    I'm thinking about getting a Synology DiskStation as a file server and was wondering if a TiVo Bolt would be able to see and play shared videos on it.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    I believe that PyTivo can be installed on it and that's how it can be shared.
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You could also use Plex. Depends mainly on whether you want to transfer or stream.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I can put a "shortcut" into my My TiVo Recordings folder (on a PC running Windows and running TiVo Desktop) to a Buffalo Link-Station, and, provided I have .tivo files on the Link-Station, when I aim a TiVo's Now Playing list at the PC listed on the bottom, I can see those files (and copy them to the TiVo).
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    What I am hoping for is the Tivo to transfer/copy from the NAS without any PC involved.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You have to have the PC to be running TiVo Desktop and Desktop's server (which needs to be running for any copying on to or off of your TiVo, even if you don't have the Desktop program itself open), unless that Synology is sophisticated enough to emulate a Windows PC.
     

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