TiVo to MPEG: Can't do HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by nyc10038, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. nyc10038

    nyc10038 New Member

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    I have long been using Direct Show Dump to convert TiVo to MPEG without problems. However, when I try to convert TiVo HD programs to MPEG, it gives me an error message and doesn't complete the conversion process.

    Since the conversion process all stops at a bit over 4GB, my guess is that HD programs are too large for Direct Show Dump to process. Does anyone know a way to work around this problem (e.g., a similar freeware that can do this, a command I can use in Direct Show Dump, etc.)?

    Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. spocko

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    Is your drive formatted using FAT16 or FAT32? Those filesystems have a max file size of 4GB.

    Also, I believe DirectShow Dump has been superseded by TivoDecode. See here:
    http://tivodecode.sourceforge.net/

    For batch operations, you should check out kmttg. Among other features, it provides a GUI front end to TivoDecode:
    http://code.google.com/p/kmttg/
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I have no problems using VideoReDo to convert tivo files to mpeg files.
     
  4. rage777

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    I was using DirectShow Dump to convert my HD programs to mpegs and didn't have a problem. I had a problem trying to edit out the commercials with all the other programs besides VideoRedo.
    Although I am on Vista x64.
     
  5. nyc10038

    nyc10038 New Member

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    spocko said:
    >Is your drive formatted using FAT16 or FAT32?
    >Those filesystems have a max file size of 4GB.


    Thanks for your quick and precise advice. This was it. I use my external HD as the conversion file destination, and it is FAT32-formatted! I changed the destination to my internal HD, and everything is good. Thanks, again, for your help.
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    There is a command line you can execute to change your FAT-32 drive to NTFS without any data loss:

    To convert a FAT32 partition to NTFS, you can drop to the command prompt (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt) and then type:

    convert c: /fs:ntfs

    The above example assumes you're converting C:; substitute a different drive letter as necessary.
     

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