YouTube on TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by davezatz, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Hulu on TiVo would be awesome. Not related to anything else in the thread, just an observation. :)
     
  2. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Has anyone figured out or knows how to search for a video that requires a "-" in the name. I'm trying to find some live videos from "D-Fest" that I can pull up on my computer, but can't get them on my tivo. Most likely because I can't type a "-".

    There is no additional character or special character tab for the keyboard, it does have underscore, but no dash. Fooling around, I thought I tried the skip button which you use for the dash on OTA channels. Surprisingly, this inserted a character into my search field, but it was quotes, not a dash=\
     
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Did you try just "D FEST"? ISTR this is the advice in the TiVo manual for general punctuation issues.
     
  4. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Yes, I did try that. I got some D-Fest videos, but all form 2007, none of the 2008 ones I was hoping to get of the band Paramore.

    Searching for paramore and song name did yield one of the videos I found on my laptop buried rather deep. I'm hoping to find the rest.
     
  5. Tranquility

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    I've got 9.4, but I can't find any reference to YouTube. There must be some other requirement--or else I'm just not seeing something obvious.
     
  6. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    It's under Find Programs, there is something about Web Video now which will let you search You Tube.
     
  7. Tranquility

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    DancnDude: Thanks.
     
  8. smilingburgers

    smilingburgers TiVo Rocks! Advocate

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    I am so bummed that I don't have this yet!

    What is the hold up. I have a TiVo HD connected via Wired LAN...

    :mad:
     
  9. mtchamp

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    I have 3 TiVo HD's and I want my YouTube! Throw me a bone. Is it coming by August 1st for sure? Anybody get 9.4 this week? Can it go out to everybody in 3 days? I'm on edge here!
     
  10. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    No update for me yet, either. I'm really anxious to get this update and not just for Youtube.
     
  11. gamo62

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    I just got 9.4 and it still doesn't work. I guess I'll try back on 8-1.
     
  12. moyekj

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    I would try another net connect once 9.4 is installed to see if this "wakes up" YouTube.
     
  13. lmsyl

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    My TivoHD has no problem playing Youtube after downloading 9.4
     
  14. Worf

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    Dang it, I too want my YouTube on my TiVo...

    Been waiting for it since I heard about it. Got a lot of YouTube I wanna see on my TV rather than the small screen of my iPhone/iPod Touch or my computer.
     
  15. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I got the update yesterday morning. Sometime before 5am. Fell asleep watching TV, woke up and there was no clock on screen indicating that the TiVo had reset.

    All of the features listed such as play folders, on screen guide and such all seem to work great. I'm really happy to be able to play all the items in a folder (oldest to newest, BTW). Delete a whole folder is handy too. I really like being able to use the on screen guide without having to leave the recorded show I am watching to schedule a new recording. AWESOME! Skip 24 hours forward/backward is really nice. I do want to confirm that the live buffer is still only 30 minutes. Dang!

    I played with Youtube a little. I must say that I am disappointed with it. Video quality is about what I expected when stretched to a 50" widescreen. But the interface is SOOOO SLOW! I am connected over wireless LAN with the TiVo Brand wi-fi adapter. Just getting a Youtube screen is a pain. Searching literally takes minutes. If you type in a few letters the software starts the search. The bad thing is that everything stops while it's searching. You can't do jack during this period. Even just pulling up the Most Recent, Most Popular, etc. screens takes a full minute or two (sometimes longer) to just get something to choose from.

    Once playback starts, it does pretty good. FFW, Pause and Rewind all work without a problem.
     
  16. jrm01

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    I would think that the slowness is a network problem and not a tivo problem. I have used YouTube on my S3 and my THD (both with tivo wireless adaptor). I haven't tried the search, but none of the other functions take more than 5-10 seconds.
     
  17. AZ_Tivo

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    I am on a wired connection and it's the same for me. The interface is SLOWWWW.
     
  18. moyekj

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    Very zippy for me on both my S3 units via wired ethernet and MOCA network interface. I think the important factor is your ISP speed WAN connection to the HMO web page more than your local LAN speed.
     
  19. wmcbrine

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    I'm getting great performance on YouTube. :up: I'm on Fios 20/5, which probably helps.

    Edit: Hmm, not quite as good now. I had it hang on one video.

    Anyway, I think this is only the second of TiVo's apps to use HD (for the menus), and it looks terrific. It works pretty much exactly as I envisioned it, except that you can't log in yet. The only other thing I'd change is to make the Aspect button work while in the app -- as others have noted, it seems to use the setting, but you'd have to back out of the app to change it.
     
  20. aus1ander

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    I really appreciate the fact that the Youtube menus are in high-definition. If only they can update the Unbox and Swivel Search menus to support high def and 16:9.
     

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