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  1. i've run into an odd behavior with our new tivo premiere. it seems that whenever it's recording a show from the tv, i'm not able to transfer any videos from my Mac to my Tivo via Mac2Tivo. It says it'll put it in the ToDo list and schedule it to transfer when it's done with another. but it never puts it in the ToDo list. any thoughts on that?
  2. so, last week i successfully transferred a bunch of shows off of my older Tivo HD to my Mac with the latest Tivo Transfer app just fine. now, i use it to try and snag some newer episodes of the same shows off of my new Tivo Premiere and most all of them have the "Red Circle Slash" icon next to them. i've read where that's the cable company restricting us from doing this. so my question is, how come i was able to do it last week but not this week?
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    Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash

    FYI: i called Comcast and was eventually told that i would need to go to the local office to have this done. said something was wrong with my "package" that was set on the card. so i took the cable card down to the office and told them and they ended up just giving me a new cable card. got home, put it in to the tivo, called the activation line, the girl said she activated it and it may take up to 30 minutes before shows would show up. i waited 30 minutes and still had NO tv channels, so i called again. this time a guy re-activated it and also "paired" it. now i have tv channels but no HD channels like i used to have. he said it could take up to an hour for the HD channels to show up; it's been several hours and still none. but when i had him on the phone i also asked him to do what you said about making sure my card was set so i 'could' transfer shows - that currently some shows are transferable and some are "protected". he had NO clue what the hell i was talking about. i explained it all to him several times, but he couldn't get his brain around what i was talking about; he just kept going back to the card being activated & paired blah blah blah. holy moly. so i tried asking to speak to a supervisor or be transferred to another tek support dept that could help me with this and he just said "no, can't happen". anyways, long story short, we went round'n'round a few times before i gave up. so i called back again using a different number; explained the sitch to them again and they transferred me right back to the activation dept; and the girl i spoke with there was clueless & didn't care to try to understand, just kept reading from a script that wasn't applicable. ugh. she even ended up re-activating & re-pairing the card all over again without my permission. she just couldn't understand what i was saying either. is it me? how could it be that us users know more about the #$^@ product than their tek support!? so, now i'm right back where i was except now with no HD channels. ugh. this is ridiculous. anybody got any other thoughts/suggestions? thanks.
  4. recently bought Toast 11 for Mac to use with my new Tivo Premiere 4. used the Tivo Transfer app that came with it to get a bunch of tv shows off my old Tivo HD so that i can then get to them from my new Tivo via the Mac2Tivo included app. trying to figure out how i can edit the metadata of these ".tivo" files so i can have a better sense of what show is which when getting from the Tivo itself, but cannot figure it out. have scoured google & these forums. only found other old open source programs that i'm nervous/confused about using. i can open these .tivo files in Toast, and click the EDIT option and easily edit the text that goes along with the show (title & episode etc); but then there's no way to just save it back. it makes me export/convert it to something other than what it is. is there no EASY way to just simply edit the meta text of a file without going thru all the conversion & exporting process???
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    hi bob, OH, i see, there's a difference between pyTivo and pyTivoX (LOL). thanks for that. i may just go ahead and try these at some point this week. i'm pretty disappointed with this Toast software. that said, you won't believe this... yesterday we discovered that the reason there was no sound during playback of shows i transferred nor shows played on Hulu -- the HDMI port on my tv was going bad (it's an old tv). so we actually ended up buying a new tv yesterday - hooked it up - and everything works! well, everything regarding the sound issues. i'll update my post @ http://forums.tivo.com/pe/action/forums/displaypost?postID=11083319
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    Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash

    hi Bob, update... to answer your question: yes, when i received the cable card, i did tell them it was for a Tivo. i have Comcast too. i did go to the IP address in the web browser, and it's protected there too. there's a couple that are downloadable, but most are not. i just chatted with comcast tek support and they said i would have to go back to my local store where i got the card & have them make that change. this, of course, was after a long argument about rights. ugh. more to come. thanks for your help!!!
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    hi Bob, thanks again for the tips. honestly, with all the other troubles, i just didn't feel like i had it in me to figure out these other programs. so i just bought the Toast 11 per the Tivo website's advice. but, i guess i'll have no choice if i can't get this all working right. at first look, when i looked, i didn't understand which program did what nor how to get them downloaded & installed. one of them said i'd have to "compile" it... over my head. i've seen mention of: pyTivo Streambaby KMTTG cTivo iTivo Tivo Decoder iSkysoft something Tivo Desktop etc etc etc i just want something SIMPLE and EASY and FAST. a way to get shows from my Tivo to my Mac, and also a way to get shows from my Mac to my Tivo without any fuss.
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    Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck...

    @bedelman thanks! i did remove it, but didn't know about some of those other pieces. i have more info about this over at tivo forums... http://forums.tivo.com/pe/action/forums/displaypost?postID=11083648 ...i just really wannna get this all working.
  9. several issues and i'm stuck on them all... fyi: running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 fyi: brand new Tivo Premiere fyi: purchased Toast 11 as recommended by Tivo fyi: Mac2Tivo version 1.2.1 fyi: connected via wifi with Airport Extreme; & no firewalls so, i have successfully transferred tv shows FROM my Tivo TO my Mac via Toasts Tivo Transfer program. and the first time i set everything up, i successfully was able to transfer videos FROM my Mac TO my Tivo via this Mac2Tivo program. but i was unhappy that it didn't recognize any folders or structure and read about the older "Tivo Desktop" program and the hidden "Video" tab option. so i turned off & quit Mac2Tivo and installed the TivoDesktop and set it up and was successfully able to see & transfer videos FROM my Mac TO my Tivo with it. but now tonight, all of a sudden, it wouldn't let me transfer anything. so after futzing with it for a while, i decided to un-install the TivoDesktop pref pane and go back to the Mac2Tivo program since the TivoDesktop program worked the same way (no folders) and it was older. but ever since, i've not been able to get the computer to show up on the Tivo Now Playing list like it used to. I rebooted everything several times. I deleted the ~/Library/Application Support/Mac2Tivo folder I deleted the ~/Library/Preferences/com.roxio.mac2tivo.plist I read to not mix file types and to not put too many in there, so i culled it down to just 3 files of the same type then finally, after also killing the "RXTivoServer" Process from the Activity Monitor, AND doing all of the above, it showed up on the Tivo! BUT, it's not showing any of the video files; it's just empty. so i went back to the computer and stopped the server then removed the folder; quit; relaunch; re-add the folder; re-start the server, but it's doing one of two things every time i try that... it's showing the "Item Count" column as either "0" (zero) or "Calculating...". so, i'm befuddled. any thoughts? thanks.
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    Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash

    WOW!!! THANKS BOB!!! i had NO idea about this sort of thing! ugh. my old Tivo had cable cards too, but, maybe they were there before this CCI thing was around. either way, i'll be calling Comcast later to find out. will post back with info. thanks again!!!
  11. i just recently got the Toast 11 recommended by Tivo for my new Tivo Premeire. have it running on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 i noticed there's a separate process in Activity Monitor that runs even when Mac2Tivo doesn't, called "RXTivoServer". 1) does that mean i can "quit" the Mac2Tivo application and the server part will still run in the background & work with the Tivo? & 2) is there a Menulet for this somewhere? thanks.
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    Toast 11 & Tivo Apps Issues...

    hello, i've been having a tough time with my new Tivo Premiere & the new Toast 11 Tivo apps. if you are knowledgeable in such things, and think you can help, please see these other posts of mine below... THANKS! Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87051-tivo-transfer-the-myserious-red-circle-slash Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck... http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87050-mac2tivo-crapping-out-on-me-im-stuck Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87048-mac2tivo-121-menulet How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87009-how-to-edit-metadata-text-without-converting-video
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    Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet?

    FYI - my other posts in case they're all tied together somehow... Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87051-tivo-transfer-the-myserious-red-circle-slash Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck... http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87050-mac2tivo-crapping-out-on-me-im-stuck Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87048-mac2tivo-121-menulet How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87009-how-to-edit-metadata-text-without-converting-video
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    Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck...

    FYI - my other posts in case they're all tied together somehow... Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87051-tivo-transfer-the-myserious-red-circle-slash Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck... http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87050-mac2tivo-crapping-out-on-me-im-stuck Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87048-mac2tivo-121-menulet How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87009-how-to-edit-metadata-text-without-converting-video
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    Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash

    FYI - my other posts in case they're all tied together somehow... Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87051-tivo-transfer-the-myserious-red-circle-slash Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck... http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87050-mac2tivo-crapping-out-on-me-im-stuck Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87048-mac2tivo-121-menulet How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87009-how-to-edit-metadata-text-without-converting-video
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    FYI - my other posts in case they're all tied together somehow... Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87051-tivo-transfer-the-myserious-red-circle-slash Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck... http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87050-mac2tivo-crapping-out-on-me-im-stuck Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87048-mac2tivo-121-menulet How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video? http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/87009-how-to-edit-metadata-text-without-converting-video
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    @tsantee will try this as soon as i can get the whole thing to work again
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    Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 Menulet?

    hi tsantee... again ;-) so, wondering if you misread "Menulet" for "Manual" ??? still curious if there is a "menulet" downloadable for Mac2Tivo that i haven't found yet. i notice the same thing with RXTivoServer. wondering if that's the actual process that Tivo needs? i haven't had time to experiment yet. i just wanna get this stuff rollin' first.
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    Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck...

    @tsantee thanks for your reply. 1. Tivo Desktop has a hidden tab specifically for Video's. it'll show up if you click the pref pane with the option key held down (or is it the command key - i can't remember right now). 2. i discovered too that Tivo Desktop is a 32 bit app, so when you click on it in the system preferences, then it has to relaunch the sys prefs in 32bit mode to run it. 3. just to be clear, i did trash Tivo Desktop, and any mention of it in my first post above was purely for reference. my problems are now with Mac2Tivo. Adding the folder to Mac2Tivo is a given. i've followed all the instructions and more. so with that in mind, if you or anybody else has any thoughts on the above matter, i would greatly appreciate hearing them.
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    Tivo Transfer & The Myserious Red Circle Slash

    @tsantee thanks for all your help on other posts, but with this one, my reply is... "why?" :-) it's about the "Tivo Transfer" app which is what this forum has in its title.
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    because the files already have metadata in them and the Tivo uses that to display & sort the list in My Shows. the filenames don't show at all. i can change them to whatever and it won't make any difference. for example... here are 3 shows i transferred from my old Tivo to my Mac, and they are in alphabetical order based on their filename on the Mac: Being_Human_Dead_Girls_Just_Wanna_Have_Fun_57 SYFY_1358830800.TiVo Being_Human_It's_a_Shame_About_Ray_57 SYFY_1358226000.TiVo Being_Human_The_Teens_They_Are_a_Changin_57 SYFY_1359435600.TiVo on the Tivo itself, they show up as: Show: Being Human Episode: Dead Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Episode: It's a Shame About Ray Episode: The Teens They Are a Changin ...and these can be sorted by alphabetical by episode name or by recorded date. problem is, when i transferred them to my Mac, the "recorded date" changed from when they were actually recorded to the date that i transferred them to the Mac. so the only order possible is alphabetical. but that's no good because i want to watch these in the order in which they came out. so i guess i'll have to print out all the episodes listed with their dates or episode numbers in order so when i look at the Tivo to watch, i can pick the appropriate one. i tried changing the filename like this... 1-14 Being_Human_It's_a_Shame_About_Ray_57 SYFY_1358226000.TiVo 1-21 Being_Human_Dead_Girls_Just_Wanna_Have_Fun_57 SYFY_1358830800.TiVo 1-28 Being_Human_The_Teens_They_Are_a_Changin_57 SYFY_1359435600.TiVo but like i said, that didn't work. i need to be able to edit the metadata to change the date back to when they originally aired for it to be a more seamless event. not a huge deal in the scope of all things - but i thought if there was a trick or piece of other software i could get to quickly & easily do this, then cool. if not, oh well. thanks!
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    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    @tsantee thanks for your reply. i am using the Mac2Tivo app to get them back to the Tivo just fine. the reason i want to change the Metadata tho is because, when i look at them from the Tivo/TV, i can't tell which episode to watch first - what order they are in. I've got several episodes of the same show and the dates are not when they aired but when i transferred them. so i wanted to add the date or episode number in the metadata so when i see it in the listing, i'll know which is next in line to watch. thanks.
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