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Tivo / Appletv Compatibility


JamieDM

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The conversion works great on Apple TV but the low resolution limitation is tough to swallow. Any ways to correct this? Has anyone tried to Tivo Decoder to get files from the Tivo in Mpeg 2 format and then use Toast to convert to a high resoltion ATV format?

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No, streamer does not support that.

 

 

How about exporting to a format appletv can read? I'm running toast 8 and i just exported a tivo file to an ipod file, it will open in itunes, but it doesn't copy to the library so i can stream it with atv.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie

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With version 9, yes, it does export directly to an AppleTV format, and you can trim unwanted video using the edit feature. When you are done with the conversion (there is an AppleTV setting during conversion). It will also bring with it the description of the episode as well as the name if they were available. The only pieces you don't get are season and episode number which you can then set in iTunes in Get Info so that they will sort properly.

 

One note - there seems to be no setting for deinterlace, which I find a problem since I convert a large amount of animation but hopefully they will add that at some point.

 

Once the file is converted if you just drop the resulting m4v file on iTunes it should put it in the correct area.

 

Can you tell me if the appletv format fills the screen of a widescreen tv?

 

If it does, I may make the jump for when I want to watch tivo'ed shows on my other tv.

 

Thanks again!

 

Jamie

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How about exporting to a format appletv can read? I'm running toast 8 and i just exported a tivo file to an ipod file, it will open in itunes, but it doesn't copy to the library so i can stream it with atv.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Jamie

 

With version 9, yes, it does export directly to an AppleTV format, and you can trim unwanted video using the edit feature. When you are done with the conversion (there is an AppleTV setting during conversion). It will also bring with it the description of the episode as well as the name if they were available. The only pieces you don't get are season and episode number which you can then set in iTunes in Get Info so that they will sort properly.

 

One note - there seems to be no setting for deinterlace, which I find a problem since I convert a large amount of animation but hopefully they will add that at some point.

 

Once the file is converted if you just drop the resulting m4v file on iTunes it should put it in the correct area.

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