TTG and Ipod Touch

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mathewbeall, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

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    everytime I try to change the settings and open it again, the changes are not there. what am I doing wrong?
     
  2. bkdtv

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    Don't forget to hit File -> Save in Resource Editor after you make the changes.

    I would also pause the Tivo server (right-click on Tivo icon in task tray and hit pause) before you make the change.
     
  3. ADG

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    Actually, what you should do is create a backup copy of the TiVoTrans.dll file before you edit it. Then if you either screw up the editing or want to restore the original version for any reason, just delete the hacked file and replace the original. This is standard practice for hacking any .dll or .exe file.

    Other than that, great post and thanks for the tip, bkdtv
     
  4. mathewbeall

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    Hi Folks,

    Tested the conversion at 640x360 - works GREAT. So that is definately the way to handle that. It would be very nice if Tivo would allow the option of picking a resolution from within the Tivo Desktop, but for now, this is an easy enough way.

    Matt
     
  5. jmjerome

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    I have to select H.264 Compatible Devices from the drop down list, instead Apple iPod. That did the trick. 640x360.
     
  6. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention that above. I updated the post to reflect that.
     
  7. jmjerome

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    Thanks. Can I do an even higher bitrate? 1500 - 2000 or more?
     
  8. tivoABE

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    Ok...I know I'm overlooking something silly. But no matter what I do, I can't get the Editor to save my changes. I change hrez to 640, vrez to 480, vbitrateK to 1000 and vmaxbitrateK to 1200 then I save it and close it. But if I open it back up, the values go back to the original values. I tried both Save and Save As and replaced the file when prompted, but still it goes back to the default values when I open it back up. Any idea what step I may be skipping?
     
  9. bkdtv

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    Make sure Tivo Desktop is closed before you open the file. Rright-click on the TiVo icon in your task tray and click "Pause Server." Depending on your version of Windows, you may also need to hit cntrl-alt-del to bring up the Windows Task Manager; in Windows Task Manager, hit end process on TivoBeacon.exe, TivoDesktop.exe, TivoNotify.exe, TivoServer.exe, and TivoTransfer.exe. That will unload all Tivo programs from memory until your next reboot.

    Once you've saved the change, reboot. Once you reboot, don't forget to open Tivo Desktop and select the "H.264 compatible device" profile (instead of iPod) under File -> Preferences -> Portable Devices.

    I don't see why not, but I haven't tried that.

    Test it and let us know how it goes. Higher bitrates should produce a higher quality, but the file size will be larger too, which means less space for recordings on your iPod.
     
  10. jmjerome

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    i'll give it a try and let you know.
     
  11. Heckler

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    OK, color me confused...

    I'm looking at the two resolutions being proposed here and wondering why they are being chosen, given that the iPhone and iPod Touch are both 480x320 (3:2)?:
    640x360 = 16:9
    640x320 = 4:3

    I could understand if you were trying to maintain a 480i (720x480 = 3:2) resolution as it is the maximum supported by the Apple Component AV Cable for output to a Television. I could also understand trying to maintain the original 16:9 aspect ratio of a 720p/1080i HDTV recording, but using the full use of the 320 vertical lines on the iPhone/iTouch would make for 568.89x320...??

    Also, is it just my computer or are all of these re-encoders (DSD, VideoReDo, Videora, etc) just PAINFULLY slow (in some cases near real time or greater to recode an extracted HDTV program)?

    Lastly, anybody else have issues with TTG timing out and stopping transfer before completion of the download (in my case, over an 802.11g WiFi network)?

    Dave
     
  12. moviefan1

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    Given the previous discussion was about the iPod touch and its settings, what settings would I use for a PSP?
     
  13. mulscully

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    Can we use this method of editing the dll to add options.. instead of changing the existing oprion, can we add options?
     
  14. The Video Guru

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    Two things to keep in mind when editing the tivotrans.dll file:

    1-Make sure you are changing the correct profile. It is the THIRD profile from the top (tivotrans:profile name="H.264 compatible device"), NOT the second profile (tivotrans:profile name="AVC H.264"). See the blue highlights in the image.

    2-To save the tivotrans.dll file, click on "English (United States)" so it is blue (see the highlights in the image). XN Resource Editor will NOT let you save changes while you are in the active file area on the right.
     

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  15. doormat

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    If you use Handbrake (mac & windows) it has all the presets for iPod Touch/iPhone, PSP, AppleTV, PS3, etc.

    The PSP preferences are 368x(insert appropriate height based on aspect ratio: 16:9 - 208; 4:3 - 277; 2.35- 157), MPEG4 Video/AAC Audio, 1024kbit/s vid bitrate.
     
  16. zoeacrute

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    I cannot for the life of me get the Hrez changes to stick. I stopped the tivo server, but I cannot save the changes to tivotrans.dll. Any suggestions
     
  17. zoeacrute

    zoeacrute New Member

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    I cannot make you method work. XN will still not let me save the changes to tivotrans.dll.
     
  18. dig_duggler

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    I do not believe handbrake will work for MPEG-2 conversions currently. There was a recent post about 9.2 causing some issue.
     
  19. mrfry

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    If you're running Vista, you'll need to right-click the app in your start menu and select "Run as Administrator".
     
  20. Mach1_8

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    Here's a question: Can these files (mp4's), once created, be played on any computer? I deploy (in the Navy) a lot and I'm looking for a way that my wife can easily use to send me stuff from our TiVo. I haven't heard good things about the Roxio software so I'll likely avoid it.

    My plan of attack would be to edit the transcode profile you guys have been talking about, have my wife burn the resulting files to a DVD+R and send them out to me where I would watch them on my Macbook. Thoughts? Alternatives?
     

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