Transfer Video files to Tivo? Help?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by doopx, May 3, 2020.

  1. doopx

    doopx New Member

    Apr 25, 2020



    Could anyone tell, which if any apps will transfer non copyrighted videos from my PC to my Tivo HDD.

    KMTTG, pytivo, archivo? Something else?

    What format would the videos need to be in *.mp4? What about sound I have to use DD to PCM option or sound is crap on my TV?

    Was thinking of using Handbrake if re-encode is needed? Is that ok?

    Thx for any help!
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    PyTivo, PyTivo Desktop, Tivo Desktop with updated certificates.

    Be aware that v21 of Tivo software has removed this function, for Roamio and Bolt. V20.x and below will still function.

    Normally, MPEG2 files will transfer easily, and other video files (MPEG4, MKV, etc) will transfer but the Tivo has to transcode (or make them MPEG2) when they transfer.
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    And to be clear, the TiVo doesn't transcode the files, the software used will transcode (pyTiVo Desktop/pyTiVo). Not sure if the free version of TiVo Desktop will do any transcoding (I didn't think it did).


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