TiVoToGo on Portable Devices - Get It Now!

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  1. Jun 23, 2006 #81 of 139
    SystemJinx

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    Pachecod,

    You can sign up for Tivo software 7.3 here. It may take up to several days before the Tivo servers download the software to your machine. Keep in mind there are a lot of people getting this update. However, signing up for the priority list will move you closer to the front of the line.

    Cheers,

    SystemJinx
     
  2. Jun 23, 2006 #82 of 139
    pamon

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    ok, so i've kind of been using TD for a while w/ a Humax DRT800. found i've got 32 recordings on there at 45GB. yikes... even with the system on a direct cable to my system, it'd take TD forever to transfer it all. Guess I could burn them all to DVD's and figure it out from there.

    Any thoughts on whether the new update transfers any of the data quicker?
     
  3. Jun 23, 2006 #83 of 139
    pachecod

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    Thanks, SystemJinx! I'll add myself to the list.

    You all may want to put something about that up on the Tivo Deskop page.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2006 #84 of 139
    TivoZorro

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    Once I have the converted file in the My Tivo Recordings for Portables folder how do I get it onto my IPod Video? Do I have to copy the file into one of my iTunes folders and then plug in the iPod and synch it? Thanks. I'm converting my first file now and can't wait to see how it plays on my iPod.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2006 #85 of 139
    ACraigL

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    TivoZorro, you'll need to import the video into iTunes and then sync to your iPod.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2006 #86 of 139
    TivoZorro

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    Thanks. I will try this when the conversion finishes.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2006 #87 of 139
    windracer

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    I can't figure out a way to change the location of where the converted videos go ... you can View the location, but not change it. I even checked the registry. That's a little annoying.

    As for your Kinoma issues, I'm not sure what the issue is. I'm putting my .mp4 files onto my 1gb SD card in my Treo and Kinoma picks them up just fine.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2006 #88 of 139
    jfh3

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    Yes.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2006 #89 of 139
    cheezus

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    And no, iTunes does not have the ability to 'watch' a folder for updates. That's something that Apple left out of iTunes...

    On a mac, you could attach a folder action to add new files appearing in that folder to itunes

    but, SINCE TIVO2GO DOESN'T WORK ON A MAC that's kind of a moot point

    /another angry mac user.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2006 #90 of 139
    rainwater

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    Actually, if you can set it up so if you do 'Add file to Libary" it will copy the file to your iTunes directory. I'm not sure if this is the default setting.

    Also, I'm not sure why TiVo Desktop doesn't make the call to add the file to the library automatically. Lots of other applications do this.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2006 #91 of 139
    Stu_Bee

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    Palm talk:

    Well, the fact that it uses AAC for the audio explains why Tivo says to use Kinoma rather than the free TCPMP player, on the Palm. If Tivo had used the MP3 codec for the audio in the MP4 container then we wouldn't have needed the AAC codec on the playback device (and thus required a purchased player)

    Having said that...there is an AAC codec out in the ether for TCPMP...

    Also the fact that it appears to only encode in resolutions of 320x240, kills it for me. 480x320 is a better visual resolution for Palm T3's, TX's, Lifedrives, cause it doesn't have to scale.

    For now, I'll be sticking with the free 'TVHarmony' for autodownload/conversions of Tivo files for PDA playback.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2006 #92 of 139
    ZeoTiVo

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    something else is going on. TiVo update 7.3 does not change the format of teh shows. what you are trying to do should work with 7.2.x or 7.3.x

    I use a smartphone so take an .264 conversion and run pocketdivxEncoder on that to make AVI files that TCPMP plays just fine. I really prefer the TCPMP (formerly betaplayer) because of its playback features
     
  13. Jun 23, 2006 #93 of 139
    TivoZorro

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    The file conversion this mroning worked as follows - Transfered recording from Tivo to PC. Converted File. Imported to iTunes. Synched iPod and the video worked.

    The file conversion this afternoon was a little different and I have some questions. I copied a recording dated 2/28/06 from my external hard drive to my PC. Then I transfered it to the Tivo. I have this program set as an Auto Transfer so it transfered it back to the PC and it converted the file for the iPod.
    Now for some reason I had two listings for the program in Tivo Desktop. One was the original 2/28/06 recording and the other had a date of today 6/23/06. Why did I get the one with today's date? After the file conversion I deleted that one. What I'm concerned about is that this is a show that records M-F and is on Auto Transfer. What if it had recorded today and I still would have had that other one in Tivo Desktop and the new one had Auto Transfered over. How would I tell them apaprt and would have Auto Transfer worked? By the way the file for the iPod had the correct original airdate on it.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2006 #94 of 139
    jmeray

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    Ok... so everyone here seems to be a guru, which is good! haha.
    Question... I have an ARCHOS, which plays AVI files and MPEG4. I've tried every conversion freeware, no go, to get tivo2go files on the archos av320. Obviously, i can record tivo shows directly to the archos in real time, but goodness, who wants to do that ongoing, but it works. So... my question is... does tivo2go new desktop 2.3 convert to avi? or mpeg4, that can play on my archos? I wish i could "try" desktop 2.3 before purchasing it, like a 15 day trial, because I really dont want to waste $25. I can already convert files to play on my Treo 700p, and I use PSP vido9 and galleon and tivo2go to do everything else i need. What i need is an easy way to put *.tivo files on my Archos AV320 via a simple file conversion to AVI or appropriate MP4. Archos does audio in MP3 format, just fyi. So... since i cannot "try" desktop 2.3, anyone know if it can convert the *.tivo into something my archos can play?

    thanks everyone!
     
  15. Jun 23, 2006 #95 of 139
    Dan203

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    The TiVo converter uses AAC for audio, so if your Archos requires MP3 audio then this will not work for you.

    Dan
     
  16. Jun 23, 2006 #96 of 139
    Karlz

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    It works really well - I set a bunch to transfer over and convert to Treo 650 - worked great

    Karl
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  17. Jun 23, 2006 #97 of 139
    ACraigL

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  18. Jun 23, 2006 #98 of 139
    Y-ASK

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    Did not see anything about Archos but it does fall into the cat. of "other portable video device". Is it supported? Will the converted videos work with it?

    Y-ASK
     
  19. Jun 23, 2006 #99 of 139
    jmeray

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    Thanks everyone.
    ACraigL - just converted, seems to have worked but i dont have time to view. But the info on that link was golden. I think i'm on the right track, if not already at the station. Love that pocketapp. tks!
     
  20. pobox3721

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    Hey TivoPony! I'd pay $100 for Mac support ... how bout that?
     

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