Videos Uploaded Via pytivo Only Play in Video Window

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Sterling252, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Sterling252

    Sterling252 New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    All of a sudden, any video I have uploaded to my Tivo Premier will only play in the Video Window (to the right of the discovery bar). I obviously have to find the video and play it like normal, but when I do i only get sound, no video when viewing the video on the full screen. But if I go back to the Tivo menu, the video can be SEEN and heard in the Video Window. And again, these videos played correctly before so it's probably not something wrong with pyTIVO.

    Any clue?
  2. Sterling252

    Sterling252 New Member

    Mar 4, 2007
  3. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    You're saying that even videos uploaded via pyTivo before the problem occurred (that used to play OK) now will not show up when played full-screen, right? I don't use the HDUI, and I haven't tried pyTivo yet, but the problem would appear to be related to video resolution. Since the resolution of files uploaded earlier surely hasn't changed, a TiVo software update may have removed (or broken) support for full-screen display of whatever (possibly nonstandard?) resolution your videos use, but apparently the resolution converter that generates the small video window can still accept that resolution as input. That's my guess. But wmcbrine should know. You might try switching to the SDUI to see if that makes any difference.

    Edit: Or the problem could relate to some other aspect of video encoding, not just the resolution.
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Right, the preview window wouldn't change the resolution of the screen, but the full-screen window resolution would follow the video, in "Native" mode. Probably you should select one fixed HD output resolution, or just 720p and 1080i.

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