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  1. bedelman

    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    Here's a link to the pyTiVoX installer download page -- http://code.google.com/p/pytivox/downloads/list There is no need to compile anything (unless someone is so inclined), but I could see where it might be a bit daunting for some folks. It also gets confusing with some of the other applications you mentioned in that those are for Windows and not for Mac OSX Identify is also fairly simple to use to add metadata, but I've only used them with pyTiVoX for pulling them back over to the TiVo. For going from the TiVo to the Mac, I use iTiVo (the installer download is at http://code.google.com/p/itivo/downloads/list'>http://code.google.com/p/itivo/downloads/list) -- but use the most recent "beta" version for Mountain Lion). Description of iTiVo can be found at http://code.google.com/p/itivo/
  2. bedelman

    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    Here's a link to the pyTiVoX installer download page -- http://code.google.com/p/pytivox/downloads/list There is no need to compile anything (unless someone is so inclined), but I could see where it might be a bit daunting for some folks. It also gets confusing with some of the other applications you mentioned in that those are for Windows and not for Mac OSX Identify is also fairly simple to use to add metadata, but I've only used them with pyTiVoX for pulling them back over to the TiVo. For going from the TiVo to the Mac, I use iTiVo (the installer download is at http://code.google.com/p/itivo/downloads/list'>http://code.google.com/p/itivo/downloads/list) -- but use the most recent "beta" version for Mountain Lion). Description of iTiVo can be found at http://code.google.com/p/itivo/
  3. bedelman

    How To Edit Metadata Text Without Converting Video?

    For what it's worth, I've been using pyTiVoX to handle transfers of video files back from the Mac to the TiVo. It doesn't support .tivo files -- but it works for just about everything else. I use a separate application named Identify to put in metadata for video files I process using Handbrake -- and it all shows up when I browse the shows on the computer from the TiVo. And the metadata comes over along with the recording as well. - Bob
  4. If this is important to you and you don't really care about TiVo Desktop, I would suggest completely removing all the TiVo Desktop "pieces" and restarting the computer. Be aware that once removed, you will not be able to re-install TiVo Desktop as the installer is not compatible with Mountain Lion (or Lion for that matter) Here's how to manually remove all the TiVo Desktop pieces from this support article -- http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1202 Navigate to /Library/PreferencePanes. Click TiVo Desktop.prefPane and drag it to the trash. Navigate to /Library/Receipts/TiVoDesktop.pkg and drag it to the trash. Navigate to /Library/Application Support. Click TiVo and drag it to the trash. Navigate to /Library/StartupItems. Click TiVoDesktop and drag it to the trash. (Optional) Navigate to /Library/Preferences. Click com.tivo.desktop and drag it to the trash.
  5. The difference is likely because your new TiVo is using a CableCard -- and is consequently able to "hear" the setting of the CCI copyright setting. If your cable provider has set the copyright flag to "protect" the content, the TiVo is obeying that setting and will not let you transfer those recordings from the TiVo. Unfortunately, TiVo has no option but to obey the legal requirement -- and you will need to take this up with your cable provider. There have been many cases where cable providers have either unknowingly or inappropriately enabled the copyright CCI byte (also known as a "broadcast flag") -- which should never be enabled on programs that are also available "over the air" (via antenna) - Bob
  6. bedelman

    Problem with MAK

    Take a look at what's shown on the TiVo itself in the Media Access Key screen (under Account & System Information). The MAK is a ten digit number -- copy/paste from a web form (like on TiVo's web site) can sometimes introduce invisible characters that can cause trouble. It's best to just clear out what's there and enter the 10 digits directly - Bob
  7. bedelman

    Squished video

    The Series 3/4 TiVo boxes are able to directly handle the digital stream coming to them from either digital cable or OTA sources -- and, in those cases, there's no re-encoding on the TiVo. With Series 2 models, the stream is always re-encoded -- and depending on the "quality level" (Basic, Medium, High, and Best) of the recording there will be a different pixel size to the recording. I think there might be a difference among the Series 2 models in that the DVD recording capable models might be slightly different from the non-DVD recording models as well. I don't happen to know which recording quality level yields a 480x480 recording -- and it might be good to know this to see if it is reproduceable as well as seeing if using a different recording quality level avoids this issue. - Bob
  8. I don't think I've ever seen that with just a coax connection going into a Series 2 before. Something in the signal is indicating to the TiVo that there's some copy protection taking place. On Series 2 boxes, that's usually something like Macrovision -- perhaps your coax signal is a bit weak that's making it think the stream has Macrovision encoding. I presume you've tried power cycling the TiVo itself, right? How is the picture quality that you're getting from your coax line -- are there lines or instances of the screen image getting gradually dimmer and then brighter? - Bob
  9. bedelman

    mac2tivo

    But you can handle sending back MPEG-2 and .tivo files back to the TiVo without using Mac2TiVo at all -- look at this thread http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=56388 Mac2TiVo is really for other video formats in my opinion - Bob
  10. bedelman

    TiVo Transfer Cannot see my TiVo

    It looks like there are issues with support of the Bonjour discovery protocol and the WRT110. On my Linksys routers this can be fixed by changing the setting for mDNS multicast -- but it looks like a Linksys firmware update broke it on the WRT110 http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless...our/td-p/281837 TiVo Transfer uses Bonjour as do many Macintosh applications (iTunes, iPhoto, and so on) - Bob
  11. While Mac2TiVo does not do this, TiVo Desktop (free from TiVo) does. You need to know the "trick" to expose the hidden videos tab. Go to System Preferences (assuming you've installed TiVo Desktop for Mac OSX) and hold down the apple/command key on the keyboard and open the TiVo Desktop preference pane. You should now see a Videos tab where you can enter the directory for .tivo (or MPEG-2) files along with your Media Access Key - Bob
  12. Does the new box have the same Media Access Key as your other one? It should. The Media Access Key (MAK) is for your account with TiVo -- and not for a particular box. Check to see if the 10 digit MAK on both boxes is the same (and you should also be able to transfer recordings among them too). The MAK is shown on the Media Access Key screen on the TiVo inside the System and Account Information screen. If the MAK's are different, perhaps you have two accounts? - Bob
  13. In the long run, you'll be happier to have a router that supports Bonjour -- not just for TiVo Transfer purposes either. A bunch of Mac OSX applications use Bonjour and it simply makes things easier in my opinion. However, there is a built in web server in the TiVo itself that you can access to download recordings. However, they will be the encrypted .tivo files -- but the Toast Video Player can be used to play those since it has your Media Access Key. Use a browser to go to https:// (note the "s") followed by the IP address of your TiVo (you can see this on the Phone & Network Settings screen). You should be asked for a user name and password. The user name is "tivo" (without the quotes) and the password is your 10 digit Media Access Key. If successful, you should see a browser representation of your Now Playing List from which you can download recordings. - Bob
  14. After a bit of searching in Google it's pretty apparent that the Actiontec PK5000 router does not support Bonjour at all. There are similar posts when folks trying to use Bonjour with an HP printer, Apple TV, Back To My Mac, etc. all not working because of this. iTiVo doesn't use Bonjour -- but rather the IP address that you see appears on its screen which is why it works - Bob
  15. Ric -- are you using a Series 2 with a cable box? If you are, try power cycling the cable box. If you have a Series 3 instead, you may need to contact your cable provider -- as it would seem that they seem to be experimenting with the copy protection flag. With a digital cable signal, the Series 3 takes the digital stream directly from the cable -- and takes in the status of the copy protection flag that's part of the stream. - Bob
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