Tivo on new Ipod Movie

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by LunaC, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. LunaC

    LunaC New Member

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    I purchased a 60 GB Apple iPod Movie and am able to play my recorded TIVO shows on my iPod and just wanted to pass along my experience. (I am also able to play these shows on Quicktime, Mac or PC). There are several applications that allow me to do this and I purchased some 3rd party legal software from PQDVD for $34.It converts any Tivo file to MP4 and allows you to add the show to your iPod movie through iTunes on the PC or Mac. It also allows you to put your DVD's on the iPod Movie.
    The best part is that I could EDIT out the commercials and CROP various parts of the TIVO show so (using QuickTime on either the Mac or the PC, since I have both) and the iPod only gets what I want it to get from the TIVO recording. The main thing is that it works perfectly. I am not associated with the software provider in anyway.
    If anyone has any questions I would be glad to add whatever I can.
     
  2. jkalnin

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  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Is there free software for this purpose out there for the Mac? This is PC only.
     
  4. nevaldo3

    nevaldo3 New Member

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    I have a 30 g Ipod and would love to view my Tivo stuff on it, but I'm told that the wireless adapter etc. isn't compatiable, I have netgear router and I bought a netgear 6111 adapter wihich I haven't used. I would appreciate some advice.
     
  5. F8ster

    F8ster The Very Last One

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    TiVo's got some pretty good help pages on this topic, including a list of supported adapters:

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/userWelcome.asp?path=2&faq_node=Network

    I second the vote for Videora Converter for iPod, it's really cool.
     
  6. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude New Member

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    Haven't figured out how to do COMPLETE MAC OSX conversion, but since I have a PC and MAC, I've had great results using DSD on the PC:
    http://prish.com/etivo/tbr.htm
    to make mpeg2 files, then transfer to my MAC (using router) and then use ffmpeg to make mp4 files. Go here:
    http://howto.diveintomark.org/
    My tunes and movies are on my MAC, and my Tivotogo is on my PC so this has become my freeware solution. I'm sure there are others but getting the tivo file on the MAC (Galleon?) and then converting is not easy I believe.
     
  7. jennifer

    jennifer Well-Known Member

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    I've downloaded Videora and converted a dvd file to .mp4. However, I'm having a heck of a time adding it to either iTunes or my iPod.

    I've gone through this set of instructions twice and I still can't locate the file. It doesn't show up anywhere.

    When I tried to import it into itunes, iTunes would only allow file with certain extentions, .mp4 not being one of them.

    When I added it to the ipod drive, with the ipod connected to my computer, it shows up in the folder, but I can't find it on the iPod.

    If anyone could give me some pointers, I'd really appreciate it.
     
  8. Qunchuy

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    If you've done the conversion properly, just rename the file to have an extension iTunes likes (e.g. .m4v).
     
  9. jennifer

    jennifer Well-Known Member

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    Success! Finally - after spending a good part of the afternoon trying to get it to work.

    Thanks for the help, Qunchuy!
     
  10. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    This is even simpler: http://www.tvharmony.com/main/products.php

    And Bierboy - there is no Mac-only solution yet because the .TiVo files are encrypted and the decryption is currently only supported on Windows. TiVo says next year for Mac.
     
  11. frank macdonald

    frank macdonald New Member

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    The TV Harmony program...

    When you use the TVHarmony software to transfer/convert the files to your iPod, do you have to rename the file manually to .m4v ?? I used the software, and it did not appear on my iPod, I am going to test manually changing to extension tonight, when I get home.
     
  12. Alexbt

    Alexbt New Member

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    There is no such product. It's simply an iPod. ;)
     
  13. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    If you use the Tivo2iPod conversion it should create a file named properl, but I think you need to add the videos to iTunes to sync to your iPod.
     
  14. Swisher

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    I'm using Videora to convert files from TiVo2Go, then I rename then with the .m4v extension. When I try to add them from iTunes, sometimes it imports them, sometimes not. I can't see why some do, some don't. I'm just clicking on "videos" on the left side, then file, add file to library.... Am I missing something?
     
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    If your TiVo is hacked, TiVoTool works wonderfully on the Mac!
     
  16. F8ster

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    Try removing any special characters from the filename when you rename it. TiVo Desktop likes to put things like single-quotes in the filename, and iTunes doesn't like some of those characters. However, rather than actually tell you, iTunes just silently fails to add the file. Renaming the file to something more pedestrian seemed to solve the problem for me.
     
  17. F8ster

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