TTG and Ipod Touch

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

  1. bizzy

    bizzy New Member

    Jan 20, 2004


    Tivo Download Manager will transfer the files and un-DRM them. You then have a muxed mpeg2 file. I suspect, but have not tried, that Quicktime Pro will allow you to transcode them to something more space-efficient like H.264.
  2. Mach1_8

    Mach1_8 New Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestion. I should have mentioned that my wife will be using a PC, not a Mac (don't get me started!)...therfore no TDM for me. It also occured to me that I wasn't very clear in my last post (sorry!)

    To be more precise: Will files produced by TTG+ play on any computer or does it have to be played back on the computer that performed the transcoding? TIA for the help.
  3. rlay

    rlay New Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    I burned a bunch on a DVD (as data) and gave them to a friend yesterday.... he played them back with the VLC player (google will play just about any encoding with not much else to install).
  4. Mach1_8

    Mach1_8 New Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Awesome...thanks. I use VLC already so that's great. I've been playing with TV Harmony as a free solution to this and the audio sync is giving me a fit. I'll probably end up with TTG+. Cheers.
  5. Mach1_8

    Mach1_8 New Member

    Jun 6, 2007


    For anyone who was having a problem getting their settings to stick when editing the tivotrans.dll file, here's how I got around the problem:

    First I made a copy of the file and renamed it tivotrans_old.dll. I then moved this file to my desktop and deleted the original. OBTW, this whole time I had closed all Tivo Desktop processes in Task Manager.

    I then ran XN resource editor as an administrator. I changed the resolution for the MPEG-4 profile to 640X480, just to see what would happen. Finally, I saved the file, renamed it tivotrans.dll and moved it back to its original folder. Success!

    I had tried many times to edit the file before with no luck. For some reason deleting the original and editing the file on my desktop made a difference. Don't ask me why. At any rate, I'm pretty impressed with the Tivo plus software. Unlike a lot of the other solutions I have tried in the past week, it used both cores of my CPU and burned right through the conversion. Well worth the money IMO.
  6. PSXBatou

    PSXBatou New Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    Does anyone know how this would work with Roxio Toast 8? I am curious how I can get TiVo programs to my iPhone using Toast 8 using OS X.
  7. ricocarlos

    ricocarlos New Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Is there a way to have it encode audio in mp3 instead of AAC?
  8. bscald

    bscald New Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Lexington, KY
    Will TiVo Desktop still automatically import the file to the iTunes library when selecting H.264 compatible device instead of iPod?
  9. kennedy

    kennedy Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Northeast Ohio
    I was just messing with this last night and can confirm that it does automatically import the file assumming one thing. You have to add the newly created Apple iPod\H.264 folder into the iTunes program. I think it was just File--> Add Folder...

    Worked perfect. This is a great thread. Thanks to all who have contributed this valuable information.
  10. bhotchki

    bhotchki New Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    I just got the 80GB Ipod Classic for Xmas. I was reading this thread and wanted to know if the 640x480 resolution would work for the classic as well. The apple specs show capability to handle 640x480.
  11. ADGrant

    ADGrant New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Does anyone know how to get widescreen (HD) content to convert to a PSP compatible file at 480x272 withot getting black bars added to convert 16:9 to 4:3 (which is what the Tivo software seems to be doing.
  12. GT1Boy

    GT1Boy got tivo?

    Mar 23, 2004
    Vancouver, WA
    I gave up on using TiVoToGo Plus to do full 480x272 in a format that works on the PSP. I edited the tivotrans.dll file and was able to have it encode to 480x272 for all the various preset profiles but none of the files would play on the PSP. The default TiVoToGo Plus output resolution of 320x240 for PSP is unacceptable and hopefully TiVo will update the software to officially support 480x272 for the PSP.

    I'm now doing a three step process. I use TiVoToGo to copy the .tivo file from my Tivo to my PC. I then use Tivo Decoder GUI to convert it to an unDRM'ed mpg file. And lastly I use MediaCoder PSP Edition to convert the show to a PSP compatible 480x272 mp4. I wish that I could just have TivoToGo Plus do it in one step but this method produces awesome results with HD recordings.

    I stumbled across MediaCoder PSP Edition a few weeks ago and love it. It allows you to crop, zoom, and preview your output before doing the encode. It's a great program.
  13. ADGrant

    ADGrant New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Thanks for the info
  14. SJPstl

    SJPstl New Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    bdktv, thanks for the info. I have an Archos media player with a 7" screen and was very disappointed with the video quality I was getting from my TiVo downloads. I knew it was the resolution but didn't know how to change it. This sounds like the answer to my problem. I'm giving it a test right now.
  15. jbcheshire

    jbcheshire Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    Hey, I have an archos as well with the 7" screen. Let me know what results you get and the process you went through to get the files onto your Archos..
  16. Icarus

    Icarus Member

    Jun 15, 2002

    Thanks for this very useful post. I have an iTouch, and that was enough of a trigger to play with the tivo desktop software again, which I hadn't done in some time, and play with the direct show dump utility, and I figured out how to enable the media server in WMP11, so I can play stuff back on my PS3 in HD. The advantage of using the PS3 for playback is that you don't have to do TTCB, playback can be instantaneous. You can transfer it over to the PS3's hard drive if you want to, but you don't have to. I'm really impressed with the PS3, and I've never played a game on it. :)

    I was curious about what sort of media server the PS3 searches for on their menu items, so I did a google search myself and from there it was pretty easy to put it all together. (It just worked, after using direct show dump for other reasons .. to get ff/rw to work during playback, for one.)

    Anyway, your post was very helpful for improving the resolution of the stuff I convert for the iTouch and got me started on all this. Thanks!

  17. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

    Dec 24, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    I purchased a new pc, so I need to update this file again and I cannot for the life of me get the thing to save my changes. I'm using windows vista home premium. Please help!

    I figured it out. On vista, run the program as an administrator. That did the trick.
  18. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

    Feb 26, 2002
    I am trying to edit tivotrans.dll on my vista system. It seems that vista is replacing the dll with the original version after I save my changes. Any ideas how to tell vista to not do this.
  19. xtivoox

    xtivoox New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    first big thanks to post #34 for the trick to getting it to save (the one with the jpgs)

    <!-- baseline profile support for "popular" portable video players -->
    <tivotrans:profile name="H.264 compatible device" version="1" audioresamplerate="0" audiobitrateK="128" hrez="480" vrez="272" vbitrateK="1024"
    vmaxbitrateK="1280" suffix="" filetype=".mp4" framerate="29.97"
    <tivotrans:ImageScaler filter="Scaler"/>
    <tivotrans:VideoFormat filter="H.264"/>
    <tivotrans:AudioFormat filter="AAC"/>
    <tivotrans:TheMux filter="H.264-Mux"/>
    <tivotrans:Writer filter="filewrite"/>

    Now, does anyone have any idea how to increase the audio volume?
  20. GT1Boy

    GT1Boy got tivo?

    Mar 23, 2004
    Vancouver, WA
    Awesome! Thanks vtivoox. I don't know how to increase audio volume, but I've found that you can change vbitrateK to 512 and vmaxbitrateK to 640 to cut the video file size almost in half (for my 2min 18sec test clip it was 20MB vs. 11MB) with no noticable quality difference on the PSP's screen.

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