Transfer show from other tivo, shows wrong show name

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jmeray, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. jmeray

    jmeray New Member

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    So I have a roamio plus, I transfer a show called "ABC" from my series-2-tivo to the roamio. While transferring, it shows it in-progress, however it shows it with the name of some other show "XYZ" in the MyShows listing as being transferred. Once done, I watch it, and it's the "ABC" show as expected. But it has the wrong name, and description.
    Anybody else see this problem?
    I go view it on the series2 and it's named correctly with proper description.
    It doesn't happen on EVERY transferred show.
    Help?
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  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    When a Series 2 does a direct TiVo-TiVo transfer a lot of the metadata gets lost, although it usually gets the show name and description right on older models.

    Try using pyTivo or TiVo Desktop to transfer the file to your computer first, and then from the computer to the Roamio.
     
  3. jmeray

    jmeray New Member

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    Thanks for the response.
    I have transferred hundreds of shows series2 to series2 and never had a single show provide wrong title or description data. But the roamio transferred "Marvel agents of shield" over with the name and description for "Dancing with the stars". This makes no sense, and has to be a bug.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    I appreciate the possible workaround, but since series2-to-series2 xferred flawlessly, I have to try and determine if roamio has a bug that needs fixing overall, or if this problem is only happening to me.
    Anyone else?
     
  4. bmgoodman

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    FWIW, I transferred a bunch of shows from a Tivo S3 OLED to the Roamio Pro with no issues.

    Out of curiousity, did you also happen to transfer Dancing with the Stars? Meaning, did it grab the wrong titles from existing recordings?
     
  5. jbell73

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    I have this exact same problem. I transferred a bunch of Modern Family episodes and they are listed with a complete different name when they are transferred into the Roamio.

    Specifically I did this from pyTivo, but all of the meta data is there and accurate. I executed a PULL so that the meta data would be intact but I never expected Roamio to ignore that and use random show names.

    Is there a fix for this??
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Are the shows being transferred padded? The full metadata for a recording actually contains data for the preceding program when there is leading padding and for the following program when there is trailing padding. Sometimes, the TiVo will use the wrong set of metadata for the transfer.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    The only sure way around the problem is to:
    1. create the .mpg.txt metadata file
    2. decrypt the .tivo files to .mpg
    3. download the .mpg file so it uses the .mpg.txt file for the metadata rather than the data embedded in the .tivo file.
     
  8. jbell73

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    Thanks. I'll let all of my transfers complete, and then take inventory of the bad names (metadata) and convert those to mpg, and then finally transfer them again.

    What a PITA. Is this just a bug with Roamio?
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Appears to be. Doesn't always happen though which makes it difficult to track down.
     

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