Download the Toast 10 update and copy out the Mac2TiVo version 1.2. The version 1.1 doesn't work with the TiVo Premiere. It doesn't matter that it comes from a Toast download instead of a Popcorn download.
Yup, that's what I am doing. Have a folder with two copies of the same home video, one in .m4v format and one in .mp4 just to see what happens. Also, guess I should mention I am using Mac2TiVo v1.1 from Popcorn 4.02. It would be interesting to know if Roxio or TiVo actually ever tested their products with these Mac OS versions.
Mac2TiVo not working in Snow Leopard?
Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:54 AM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:03 PM
Mac2TiVo 1.0.2 does not work with Lion but for me it works in Snow Leopard. As for TiVo Transfer you should be able to play the .tivo files on your Mac using Toast 11's Roxio Video Player.
Can't believe Roxio never told me that. I purchased Toast Titanium 11 Pro this morning and tried Mac2TiVo 1.2.0 (102) and it still doesn't work with my TiVo Premiere Elite. Also tried the TiVo Transfer v2.0 with Toast Titanium 11 and it did transfer a large file to my Mac, but couldn't open the file – it has a .TiVo file extension. The fact that TiVo Transfer transferred to my Mac seems to verify that TiVo and my MacBook Pro are indeed communicating.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:03 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:12 AM
It is built in to Toast 11. You'll find it in the Extras menu of Toast. It should launch automatically when you select a transferred video in TiVo Transfer and click the Play button.
There is no Roxio Video Player with my Toast Titanium 11 Pro package.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:37 AM
I'm not experiencing any difficulty with either in Snow Leopard on my Premiere XL.
Thanks, now I'm back to trying to get TiVo Desktop for Mac and Mac2TiVo to work.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:20 PM
Edited by jacbec, 05 February 2012 - 09:21 AM.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:23 PM
I'm still trying to resolve the aspect ratio problem, but when I tried to copy some sample movies from my MacBook Pro to my TiVo, no files showed up (again). Rather than do a complete uninstall and reinstall of Toast, I simply force quit the Mac2Tivo program and then went into the Activity Monitor and force quit a process called RXTivoServer. Then, when I relaunched Mac2TiVo, it worked fine.
Regarding the aspect ratio issue, Mac2TiVo only converts videos to MPEG2 on the fly and doesn't change the aspect ratio. So far, all of the lo-res movies that I've uploaded to my TiVo are up-res'd to 720 x 480, which is an aspect ratio of 3x2 or 1.5. Therefore, on a widescreen 16x9 (1.78) display, they all appear slightly letterboxed and stretched horizontally. That, to me, appears to be the issue, but I think it might be a TiVo issue, not a Roxio issue. An aspect ratio of 1.5??? Whose idea that that?
Roxio's last suggestion was converting everything to MPEG2 before transferring, but I haven't had time to try that yet. I'm going to try to attach a PDF of examples that may be useful to those experiencing the same problem.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:39 PM
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