There is also some encoding/conversion the Tivo uses during transfers since it stores its recordings differently.
Having a similar problem, using Tivo Desktop Pro, though my programs are not HD. The transfer rate is appox 50 minutes using my Series 2 and 25 minutes for Premier XL, both for a one hour program (1.2 GB). On the series 2, I got the same time using a wireless connection and for a direct Ethernet cable connection. Any idea why?Your transfer rate is typical for HD programming. Close to real time is what I see as well.
I haven't transferred from my S2 ST lately, but I know it is slower than my TivoHD.What are the typical transfer rates for the Series 2 and Premier XL? Would a direct connection help on the Premier.
Thanks, everyone for your input on this. Any ideas about the following:I haven't transferred from my S2 ST lately, but I know it is slower than my TivoHD.
The Premiere has a much better processor, therefore it transfers files much faster. I'm not surprised you see almost have half the transfer times from your Premiere as compared to your S2.
As for hard wiring the Premiere? I would think it would be better. Wired will always be better than wireless.
You might ask this in the kmttg thread. I have been reading that someone was able to add some code that allows you to transfer from a paused point.or maybe queue up a particular segment of the program. Sometimes I just want to create a MPEG-2 of the last 15 minutes of a long program."
I find it oftentimes necessary to only deal with a small segment of the recording - like the middle or end part. Is there any tool that allows you to specify which portion of the file that should be converted? I know if I run kmttg and stop it prematurely during an upload from a tivo box, it will correctly create a shortened .tivo file that can be later converted.