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  1. I upgraded from Popcorn 3 to Popcorn 4, and found the TiVo Transfer 4 to be an improvement over TT 3; but in Popcorn 4, TiVo has limited the max resolution size to 480x360 at 29.97 fps. Under Popcorn 3 I can still convert to 1280x720 at 59.97. So for my main purpose Popcorn 4 was not an upgrade at all. At any rate, I got the error message when dragging the file from the finder into Popcorn 3, but just checked and get the same error when adding from within Popcorn's media browser.
  2. I am using Popcorn 3, along with TiVo Transfer for Popcorn (from Popcorn 4). I've used TiVo Transfer to copy several episodes of Fringe Season 3 to my mac, and have successfully used Popcorn 3 to convert the .tivo files under the H.264 settings into MP4 files. However, there are at least 2 .tivo files that, when I drag them from the finder into the Popcorn window, I get an error saying "Couldn't complete the last command because there is a problem decrypting the file. In order to use TiVo files, you need to first enter your Media Access Key (MAK) in the preferences dialog of the TiVo To Go application." All of the .tivo files were transferred under the same setting, so I don't know why there would be a problem with some files and not others. Also, I can't find a TiVo To Go app on my Mac and don't remember ever having used it. The only place I've had to enter the MAK was in the TiVo Transfer program. Any ideas on how I could solve this problem? Thanks, Tom
  3. Hi guys - I posted this in the Popcorn 4 forum, but nobody is sure about it. One user suggested I post here, also. Here is my original post, and then a 2nd post clarifying some info. Any help is appreciated. ______________ I just upgraded to Popcorn 4 a few days ago, after having used Popcorn 3 for the last several months. In Popcorn 3, I would use Tivo Transfer to put the .tivo file on my computer, then convert it with Popcorn; I always converted it with a custom setting - with resolution of 1280 by 720, the same as the .tivo file. Now, when I get ready to convert the .tivo file, I am told that it can only be converted to 480 by 360, "the maximum size allowed by TiVO"??!!!! That is obviously not a technical limitation, because it was not the maximum size allowed in Popcorn 3. What the heck is going on, and where did this ridiculous resolution limitation come from? Thanks in advance for any information. ______________ I use the TiVO Transfer for Popcorn application, which copies the .tivo file as it exists on the TiVO recorder directly over to my Mac. The copy that is on my mac is in 1280 by 720 resolution (afaik). Then I open Popcorn 4 and get ready to convert the .tivo file. With other types of files, I can click at the bottom to select the conversion type, and I have access to a "custom" option that lets me select the resolution, frame rate, etc. But if it is a .tivo file, there is no custom option; in red text, there's a statement that the file will be converted in 480 by 360, the maximum allowed by TiVO. It doesn't matter if I choose H.264, Apple TV, MP4, or whatever - there's no custom option, and the "maxiumum allowd" warning is shown. I suppose this could be a limitation requested by TiVO. No matter whose idea it was, I am very steamed that there was no warning or any information at all that upgrading to Popcorn 4 would actually downgrade the resolution at which you can convert shows recorded on TiVO.
  4. Hi Tsantee, Thanks for the reply. I use the Tivo to Mac application, which copies the .tivo file as it exists on the TiVO recorder directly over to my Mac. The copy that is on my mac is in 1280 by 720 resolution. Then I open Popcorn 4 and get ready to convert the .tivo file. With other types of files, I can click at the bottom to select the conversion type, and I have access to a "custom" option that lets me select the resolution, frame rate, etc. But if it is a .tivo file, there is no custom option; in red text, there's a statement that the file will be converted in 480 by 360, the maximum allowed by TiVO. It doesn't matter if I choose H.264, Apple TV, MP4, or whatever - there's no custom option, and the "maxiumum allowd" warning is shown. I suppose this could be a limitation requested by TiVO. No matter whose idea it was, I am very steamed that there was no warning or any information at all that upgrading to Popcorn 4 would actually downgrade the resolution at which you can convert shows recorded on TiVO.
  5. I just upgraded to Popcorn 4 a few days ago, after having used Popcorn 3 for the last several months. In Popcorn 3, I would use Tivo Transfer to put the .tivo file on my computer, then convert it with Popcorn; I always converted it with a custom setting - with resolution of 1280 by 720, the same as the .tivo file. Now, when I get ready to convert the .tivo file, I am told that it can only be converted to 480 by 360, "the maximum size allowed by TiVO"??!!!! That is obviously not a technical limitation, because it was not the maximum size allowed in Popcorn 3. What the heck is going on, and where did this ridiculous resolution limitation come from? Thanks in advance for any information.
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