Video Transfers to HD Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by t-shady, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 11
    t-shady

    t-shady New Member

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    I am having issues transferring files from my PC to my HD Tivo (not the Series 3). I read on-line that the Tivo Desktop software does not support transferring files to the Tivo box for the Series 3. Does this apply to the HD Tivo as well?

    I'm trying to figure out if I have a firewall issue or if the software doesn't support transferring files. I can listen to MP3's and view my pictures from the computer, but I do not have the option to download movies from my PC to my Tivo.

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  2. Oct 2, 2007 #2 of 11
    azitnay

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    t-shady

    t-shady New Member

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    Awesome! Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 #4 of 11
    moxie1617

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    You'll also have to upgrade to Tivo Desktop Plus to transfer movies to your Tivo.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2007 #5 of 11
    classicsat

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    Not if they are TiVo compliant MPEG 2 already. Plus, initially, for HD, it must be HD recordings previously transferred from the TiVo..
     
  6. Oct 2, 2007 #6 of 11
    cr33p

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    Man I cant wait for the new update, I want my tivo come back, on my new Tivo HD, I currently have a slave Directivo running tivoserver for my workaround :)
     
  7. Oct 2, 2007 #7 of 11
    bkdtv

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    Assuming the Series3 and TivoHD work like the older Series2 Tivos, you'll only need the Plus version if you want to transfer non MPEG-2 files to the Tivo, such as DIVX, AVI, etc.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2007 #8 of 11
    tangozebra

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    I have about 100 home movies that I want to copy onto my S3 once this is enabled. I was copying some onto my S2, but the NPL just got too large. I hope when this feature comes to the S3 with version 9.1 it will allow some type of grouping in the NPL.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2007 #9 of 11
    moxie1617

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    Would the mpeg2 files be the movies and programs I record to DVD or are they just files that carry the mpg/mpeg extension? My DVD's have multiple .vob files in a video_ts folder. Since life is never easy I guess I would have to convert them to mpg.
     
  10. t-shady

    t-shady New Member

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    I was using Videora to convert avi's to mpg's for my previous Tivo. It works great, but the resolution isn't that great. The video quality is poor and you lose any HD. I still have yet to figure out how to convert a .vob to an mpg that the Tivo can play.

    I have resorted to burning VCDs; the quality is better.
     
  11. Maeglin

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    One could almost mistake that for a celebration of the event :)

    Did you try increasing the bitrate, or a better MPEG encoder (preferrably a two-pass one)? Either of those will increase the quality of the end result. Incidentally, VCDs use MPEG, but with a lower resolution than the Tivo would expect, so a low bitrate that would look like absolute crud at full TV resolution would look decent there... as long as you didn't blow up the image too much when playing it.
     

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