Hi! I know you're probably scratching your head. Here's what's going on:
I'm only using my PC for now with TiVo - I copy recordings off of my TiVo before they get deleted to free up space (I only have 80 hrs), and then when I want to watch a movie that's on my PC, I upload that recording back.
I have a bunch of MPEGs from when I owned a ReplayTV (short story is that I upgraded to digital cable, the IR blaster worked erroneously for channel changing, the ReplayTV wouldn't talk to the digital cable box via serial (even though it has a serial port), ReplayTV Corp said "we won't implement serial for digital cable boxes", so I dumped ReplayTV for TiVo, which does support serial to digital cable boxes).
I now have these MPEGs which I got from my old ReplayTV via DVArchive. In order to watch them now on the TiVo, I have to use Tivo.Net, which has all kinds of problems:
- it's a CPU hog,
- it has to completely re-scan through the ENTIRE recordings directory and subdirectories every time I add a movie to that directory, and
- I have to give it at least a 5 minute start before playing the movie.
On the other hand, if I download a recording off of the TiVo via the HTTPS screen or with TiVoDesktop, and then choose to view it later, I can upload it with TiVoDesktop - and the upload is MUCH MUCH faster than with TiVo.Net (i.e. I can start playing immediately as opposed to waiting 5 minutes, and it copies the movie up much faster because - I'm guessing here - it doesn't have to re-encode the file).
So that's why I'm looking for a way to re-encode my MPEG files to TiVo format. Ideas? Suggestions?
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