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Mydvd Hangs After *first* "add Movie"


sphynx99

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I'm trying to burn TiVo files to DVD. I can start the MyDVD application just fine. Then, I select "Add Movie", and browse to the folder where my TiVo files are stored. After waiting until all movie icons change from hourglass to TiVo icons, I select one of the 3 TiVo files I have (each is 30 minutes long), and click Open.

 

Nothing happens. The MyDVD window never updates or refreshes, and the application fails to respond. I've waited hours, and the application never comes back to life.

 

I have installed the retail EMC 8, and applied the EMC80_805_Update.exe patch. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but no luck.

 

I'm running XP Pro on a 1.8 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM. My video card is an NVidia GeForce 5200 FX Ultra.

 

I saw the sticky thread where computers with ATI cards crash after adding the 3rd movie. I don't think that applies here - I have an NVidia card, and the computer isn't crashing, only the MyDVD app is hanging. Just in case, I'm currently downloading DirectX and the latest NVidia driver. Hopefully one of these will make a difference.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Let me know what additional information I can provide that will help solve this problem.

 

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

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I have the same problem. I have TiVo Desktop 2.2 and still have the same problem.

I gave up on working with TiVo files directly. MyDVD seems to work okay for my regular .mpg files. I converted my TiVo files to MPG by using the Tivo2MPEG utility by TVHarmony. They insure you're using TiVo files only for personal use by verifying your TiVo media access key. From their website:

 

"To prevent copyright validations and to be consistent with Tivo's usage policy, these applications imprint your Tivo Media Access Key as a a watermark on your video which can be tracked back to your account in case of illegal duplication. To validate your media access key, the software must communicate with your Tivo prior to conversion."

 

I can live with this restriction, and now I can use MyDVD to do what I bought it for, so I'm happy. Hopefully this will help someone else with this problem.

 

Patrick

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I'm trying to burn TiVo files to DVD. I can start the MyDVD application just fine. Then, I select "Add Movie", and browse to the folder where my TiVo files are stored. After waiting until all movie icons change from hourglass to TiVo icons, I select one of the 3 TiVo files I have (each is 30 minutes long), and click Open.

 

Nothing happens. The MyDVD window never updates or refreshes, and the application fails to respond. I've waited hours, and the application never comes back to life.

 

I have installed the retail EMC 8, and applied the EMC80_805_Update.exe patch. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but no luck.

 

I'm running XP Pro on a 1.8 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM. My video card is an NVidia GeForce 5200 FX Ultra.

 

I saw the sticky thread where computers with ATI cards crash after adding the 3rd movie. I don't think that applies here - I have an NVidia card, and the computer isn't crashing, only the MyDVD app is hanging. Just in case, I'm currently downloading DirectX and the latest NVidia driver. Hopefully one of these will make a difference.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Let me know what additional information I can provide that will help solve this problem.

 

Thanks in advance,

Patrick

 

Use the forum "search" function, type in TIVO, and you will get several hits which answer your question.

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Use the forum "search" function, type in TIVO, and you will get several hits which answer your question.

 

I've spent considerable time going through the forum posts, but I could not find any information that appears to be relevant to my situation.

 

I tried a non-TiVo file (normal .mpg), and MyDVD seems to work (can edit files, haven't tried to burn a DVD yet).

 

I have Tivo Desktop 2.1, which I can use to download files from my TiVo and play them on my PC. I can't yet get these files to work in MyDVD, though.

 

I'm computer literate, all I need is some suggestions to try. I've looked in TiVo forums as well. Maybe I'm just missing something obvious.

 

Patrick

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