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In recent days, I found on the Tivo Desktop support site the (undated) statements that "Transferring videos from a PC to a TiVo DVR is no longer compatible or supported" and "The feature that allows your videos to be transferred from your PC to your DVR is no longer compatible or supported."

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I found these while troubleshooting the problem of transfer speeds from my PC, whether via pyTivo or Tivo Desktop+, having slowed to a crawl. Nothing in my home network has changed.

All of the functionality of transferring video to my Premier from my PC is still there, it's just performing at a tenth of the former rate.

Anyone have any information/experience with this?
 

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Programs do not go from a TiVo to a PC. They go through your router. Try a power cycle of the router. BTW, an Edge doesn't do PC to Edge.

Also, see Settings, Network Settings, Network Trouble Shooting, Transfer History. A Premiere is usually 65Mbps. A basic Roamio should be about 93Mbps. Other boxes can be much faster.

Also: Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop Which is still supported by this forum.
 

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In recent days, I found on the Tivo Desktop support site the (undated) statements that "Transferring videos from a PC to a TiVo DVR is no longer compatible or supported" and "The feature that allows your videos to be transferred from your PC to your DVR is no longer compatible or supported."

(see Tivo Customer Support Community)
That's some pretty old (and confusing) news.
TiVoSupport said:
...On February 16, 2013, the TiVoToGo feature of the TiVo Desktop application for Windows PCs no longer allowed transfers from the DVR to the PC. A patch has been developed which will restore the TiVoToGo transfer feature...
I didn't get my (first) Roamio Basic until 2015 so AFAICT the 'patch' was applied since transfers (bi-directional) work fine on TE3 and TiVo-to-PC on TE4.

...I found these while troubleshooting the problem of transfer speeds from my PC, whether via pyTivo or Tivo Desktop+, having slowed to a crawl. Nothing in my home network has changed.

All of the functionality of transferring video to my Premier from my PC is still there, it's just performing at a tenth of the former rate...
Well, somethings have changed. The certificates for TiVo Desktop expired. I don't know if that applied to TiVo Desktop+ also (never used it - a user uploaded new 10 years certificates here quite a while ago) but it seems that most people here are using PyTiVo Desktop, kmttg, or PyTiVo.

As for your home network, well (again) *something* changed or it would be working as it originally did. You'll need to do *much* more troubleshooting on your own and post some details in order for anyone to be able to help you further.
...Anyone have any information/experience with this?
Tons of folks report the same problems over and over. Few appear interested in SEARCH. Duplicate posts abound... :rolleyes:
 

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Programs do not go from a TiVo to a PC. They go through your router. Try a power cycle of the router. BTW, an Edge doesn't do PC to Edge.

Also, see Settings, Network Settings, Network Trouble Shooting, Transfer History. A Premiere is usually 65Mbps. A basic Roamio should be about 93Mbps. Other boxes can be much faster.

Also: Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop Which is still supported by this forum.
You sure about that? ;)

Technically the data travels either through the SWITCH portion of a ROUTER 'appliance', or an actual external SWITCH plugged into the ROUTER, but, AFAIK, it never leaves the local LAN... :cool:
 

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Switch wasn't considered, sorry. I never think of the Ethernet ports on my router as a switch.
I've had a network in my home since my days of running Windows for Workgroups 3.11! :D [I also have hardware for setting up a network for CP/M that a friend gave me but I never got around to installing it. :( ] ISA cards with BNC connectors for RG-59 coax running 10Mbps. Moving up to PCI cards with CAT3 cable running 10/100Mbps was a big improvement; had to use SWITCHES instead of BNC T-Connectors and Terminators.

Pack Rat that I am, I've collected TONs of old network equipment and when I finally decided to buy my first tablet (and needed WiFi), I put some of my 'retired' 10/100Mbps Routers with 802.11b/g back into service as both Access Points (before the firmware was ever written to even conceive of Access Points) and Switches (turn off the DHCP Server and don't plug into the WAN port). When I needed 802.11n, I bought NOS Asus RT-N12D Routers for $10 (after rebate) from Newegg. I already had single CAT3 (now CAT5) homeruns from the ROUTER in the basement to APs/SWITCHes in the living room, bedroom, den, etc... from the pre-existing need for the 6 ReplayTV 5XXXs I had around the house. ;)
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Installing DD-WRT on my Linksys WRT54G taught me about the separate 'components' inside a consumer router. TMI... :cool:
 
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