Using kmttg or pytivo desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by mtepper27, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. mtepper27

    mtepper27 New Member

    Jul 8, 2019
    Using both the kmttg and pytivo methods, when I transfer a recording from the bolt of, for example, 7 hours and 25 minutes, the resulting tivo recording file on my laptop is only 7 hours and 22 minutes. This happens with all of the files downloaded from using these methods.

    Can anyone explain the difference in time?

    When I used to use the TIVO Desktop program, the resulting files were the same time as the recording on the bolt.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. And thanks for any help.
  2. mtepper27

    mtepper27 New Member

    Jul 8, 2019
    Also, when downloading as a Program Stream, what does the following Warning mean? That I would not be able to transfer back to the TIVO (the interface before Hydra)?

    Warning! If you attempt to download a show from an MPEG-4 channel using the Program Stream format the resulting file will be unusable
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    It has been known that MPEG4 recordings must be downloaded by TS (Faster Transfers in Tivo Desktop). Using PS downloads, will result in the video file having only audio and no video.
    mtepper27 likes this.

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