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Mac2Tivo Crapping Out On Me. I'm Stuck...

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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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There should be no problem having both Mac2Tivo and Tivo Desktop active. The former is for videos and the latter is for photos and music. In order for items to appear on the TiVo when using Mac2Tivo you must add folders to the Mac2Tivo window. Add the folder that contains the videos. You can add the TiVo Transfer folder and those videos will appear.

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@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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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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@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.

Unfortunately it's hard for me to troubleshoot a problem that I'm not experiencing. The shows appear for me. When I've had trouble I've found that unplugging my TiVo and plugging it back in seems to make everything work again. When I do that I usually reboot my wifi router as well. My TiVo is connected to my router via Ethernet cable, by the way.

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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.

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