TiVo Startup Video GIFs

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Larsenv, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Larsenv

    Larsenv Active Member

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    I recently uploaded GIFs I made of the TiVo startup videos a few years ago.

    Series 1:

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    Series 2:

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    Series 3:

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    Series 3 HD:

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    Series 4 Premiere:

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    Hope you like them.
     
  2. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

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    I think you should've added the last scene to the series 1 - where after the magnet TiVoGuy skids across the main menu before the menu is presented. It was one of the few startup animations that followed through to the main menu.
     
  3. Larsenv

    Larsenv Active Member

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    Yeah, I think the reason why I didn't add them is because adding more to the intros would affect the framerate, and online tools wouldn't let you make GIFS that large. I now know how to use ffmpeg to make GIFs from videos, but I'm sure they would end up to be a humongous file size. Again, I made these like 2 or 3 years ago and I didn't know. Look at how much the TiVo HD GIF is affected by the framerate because of its length...

    By the way, there's 4 different final scenes on the first startup video depending on what TiVo you used:

    • Green menu that says "TiVo Central" (seen on early Series 2)
    • Green menu that says "Philips Presents" (seen on Philips Season 1)
    • Sparkly purple menu (seen on Sony TiVos)
    • Sky Blue menu (seen on UK Sky TiVos)
     

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