WMA Support for TiVo Desktop - Beta1

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by pzand, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. granth

    granth New Member

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for taking time to add this, what should be, a valuable plug-in to the TiVo community. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to make it work. I'm wondering if it's because protected songs (like those from the new legal Napster) can't be published to the TiVo desktop? I haven't actually purchased the songs, just downloaded them, but they can play back fine in Windows Media Player. It appears that I can publish them--they show up on both my computer and on the TV--but I can't play them back. I see the song title and artist, but no info on track duration, etc. When I try to play them anyway, I 've also got this error message--"abnormal program termination" and the server fails.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Grant
     
  2. pzand

    pzand New Member

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    Hi Grant,

    It may very well be, but I didn't think it would terminate that abruptly :)
    Have you tried with songs that your know for a fact are not protected?

    Peter
     
  3. Mar 7, 2006 #163 of 171
    Phantom_66

    Phantom_66 New Member

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    My problem is very similar. My music collection is a variety of things, from cd's I've ripped to things I've paid for online. I have two series 2 Tivos networked and they played all my MP3 stuff fine, but - of course - would not play WMA files. After downloading and following the instructions, my TIVOS won't play any files. It recognizes them and even gives track length, but it simply doens't play. Any siggestions?
     
  4. Mar 7, 2006 #164 of 171
    Phantom_66

    Phantom_66 New Member

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    Q quick update - after rebooting and re-starting TIVO Desktop, my DVR will now read some files. When I try to play something it doesn't like, it freezes and crashes the TIVO Desktop application. Wassup???
     
  5. ejrogo11

    ejrogo11 New Member

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    I am having a problem. Followed steps (made sure server wasn't running) and now I can see the published files through tivo, but they won't play? And after I try I get an error on the computer that says "Abnormal Program Termination" on the Tivoserver.exe. Does anyone know how to fix this so it works? Have already tried uninstall and re-install.
    Thanks
     
  6. plutodude100

    plutodude100 New Member

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    If you want the ability to have .wma files and .mp3 files or any other music format in a playlist on your tivo download the TiVo Windows Media Library Support plugin which tranfers your windows media playlists onto the TiVo. Now you can organize your music in sync with Windows Media Player! By Album, Artist, Genre, and you can have custom or automatic playlist on your TiVo. Note: This software This plug-in is not a format converter: it does not do the job of transcoding Windows audio files into mp3s. There are other plug-ins that do this. So you will still need pzands .wma plugin. Also this can be somewhat of a pain in the butt seeing that you can not go into windows media player while TiVo desktop is running. Please follow the install instructions EXACTLY you can read those instructions and download the plugin by Googleing for TiVo Windows Media Library Support


    Enjoy!
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you want to play formats other then WMA or MP3 try my Universal Audio Plug-in. It uses DirectSHow tecnology to transcode pretty much any format you can play in Windows Media Player.

    Dan
     
  8. Jul 6, 2006 #168 of 171
    SchtuperMan

    SchtuperMan New Member

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    Installed your WMA plug-in yesterday. Works like a champ on XP Pro. 99% of my 40+ GB music library is in WMA format and I am truly grateful. :up:
     
  9. Jul 7, 2006 #169 of 171
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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    Quicktime!
     
  10. Jul 8, 2006 #170 of 171
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Huh?

    You're a Mac user so simply installing LAME gives you access to pretty much any format Quicktime can play. However PC users have to install plugins like this or my universal audio plugin to get support for formats other then MP3.

    Dan
     
  11. mikemai

    mikemai New Member

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    Thanks for doing the leg work on this one. I generally don't corrupt systems with uncertified add ons (work machine), but this was a great experience.

    Mike
     

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