Tivo Desktop Plus: way to tell it which order to transfer?

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  1. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I am in the process of loading four seasons worth of a show from my computer to my tivo. I picked the main folder, chose "look in subfolders" (or whatever it's called) and just let it run. It was set to KAM 5, which I assume would mean there would always be 5 eps ready and waiting, and as soon as I watched an ep or two, more would load (to keep it at 5).

    Well, I started it this morning, and I just happened to look on my tivo, and there are a few eps from season 2 and a few eps from season 3. This does me NO good whatsoever since I want to watch them in order.

    Is there any way for me to do this automatically?

    The only way I know how to get exactly what I want in the order I want it is to create folders with 5 episodes in it and KAM 5...which seems like a major pain when there are like 25 eps per season, because then every few days (or as I need new eps) I am running to the computer to set the next folder to transfer.

    I am new to this transferring stuff, but it doesn't look like there are too many options (not even a KAM all - but it has a limit of 10).
     
  2. windracer

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    The manual way would be to initiate the transfers (in order) from your TiVo instead of using the push (auto-transfer) feature of TiVo Desktop.
     
  3. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    So load them into the main screen of Tivo Desktop, then pull them from the actual tivo...and they will go in order? It sounds like it might be worth a try. Thanks! (Still not perfect, but at least a solution!)
     
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    Once you have them on the Tivo, you can arrange either by alphabetical order or by date. Then they should transfer in order.
     
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    Basically. You'll have to transfer them one at a time so you control the order they transfer in.
     
  6. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    Unfortunately, I am not having good luck with this. I told it to transfer 5 eps this morning and just sat down and none were there. NONE. Even though I saw the little blue dot telling me it was downloading.

    So I told it to start again. And it got 3 minutes done and stopped, saying I had network issues. Which I don't. Ugh.
     
  7. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    Just an update - I have just about given up on transferring stuff from my PC to my Tivo. I have tried auto-transferring from my PC and hubby's PC, pulling from two separate tivos from each PC...and nothing works. Last night I set one normally-recorded show to transfer between tivos, as well as tried to pull three eps off my PC - yet in the morning? I had FOUR COPIES of the tivo-recorded program. :confused:

    Is there any way to tell if the individual .avi files I am trying to transfer are somehow faulty?
     
  8. mdowden

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    I've seen that problem happen with DIVX .avi files. You can look in the wspc.xml located in the Apps Data folder and it will tell you if there was a problem with the format. It says something like format supported, yes/no.
     
  9. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I found that file, but there is nothing in there regarding the failed transfers. It only has my most recent activities in there (Cooks Illustrated podcast).

    I will try transferring again and see if anything appears.
     

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