June 14th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Getting Tivo HD content into format (SD) that can transfer back to Tivo2
I have probably 60 or so episodes of Disney/Nickelodeon shows recorded. I set season passes - and some recorded in HD and some in SD. I want to move all those shows from my Tivo HD to my Tivo Series 2. I know I can't transfer HD content as it is. So I've transferred those HD episodes to my PC.
Is there a way I can get these shows saved in a format that can then be transferred to the Tivo Series 2. It would seem this must be possible - but I'm not sure how. And I really need work flow spelled out as well. I can open VideoRedo and open the HD episodes - but don't know what steps to take from there.
PS - I want to do this bc. I have a 500GB hard drive in my Tivo Series 2 - which is the one my daugher would use and watch - and it makes more sense to get the shows on there than taking up precious space on my Tivo HD. I just recently upgraded the Tivo 2 internal drive. From now on I'll set season passes for her shows on that Tivo.
June 14th, 2009, 08:38 PM
The easiest way to accomplish this is using TVSuite.
Author your HD files to a folder on your hard drive. This will convert them to SD.
Afterwards, you can import the DVD folder and save as a MPG.
You can Try using the Auto QuickStream Fix Option in the latest Beta:
Click on the menu: File>Open Title from a DVD and make sure "Auto QuickStream Fix" is checked in the DVD Title Selector window
June 15th, 2009, 09:43 PM
I authored 9 episodes to a folder on m hard drive. Then I went and opened the folder and have selected save as MPG. It seemed to only grab one of the episodes (26 minutes) and supposedly saved it to mpg in just a few minutes. But I can't seem to open it and VRD suggested Ir un quickstream fix. I'm trying that now - but I'm confused.
When I "import the DVD folder" - I'm not sure how to import the folder. It seems I only imported one episode - although I thought I selected the entire folder.
I don't know why it didn't open - either the one episode or whole folder. Are you saying I have to run quto quickstream fix? What does that do?
I have 2 follow-up questions. As an mpg, will Tivo automatically find it when it looks for programs on my pc - or do I have to get it to the right place? I know that should be easy
June 15th, 2009, 10:48 PM
When you import from a DVD folder, you'll select an individual title.
You would need to auto-QSF each of the titles.
If you have Tivo Desktop installed, you'll need to put the files into the location and have Tivo Desktop send them back.