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    They remain very useful for people still on cable...

    They remain very useful for people still on cable with lots of protected channels. They work very nicely as "feeders" to a home LAN with newer/faster Tivos/Roamios/Bolts. Once the program has been...
  2. Wanted: Tivo Model HD with lifetime & mod

    Perfect working condition; don't care about cosmetic appearance. Don't need remote or cables or hard drive.

    $100 plus shipping. Would prefer to deal with names I recognize from the old days but...
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    This may certainly prove to true, moving forward...

    This may certainly prove to true, moving forward anyway.

    Users of older Tivos like the s3/HD are for the moment not infected with the Hydra virus but it's unclear how long this immunity (to some...
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    Thanks. I'm not seeing any of that "jarring...

    Thanks.

    I'm not seeing any of that "jarring jumps/skips of a few seconds" or "minute or so of unplayable data"; my kmttg automatically invokes VideoRedo's qsf so maybe that's fixing some of the...
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    Why would you want to use the no encryption patch...

    Why would you want to use the no encryption patch at all? Encryption hasn't been an issue for a very long time. Basically the hackers defined what a Tivo should do and the Tivo now does it all stock,...
  6. That conversation related only to the HD, not the...

    That conversation related only to the HD, not the series 3. There were some cable markets (which had implemented some or all channels in mpeg4) where J and then K were implemented for the HD to...
  7. Thanks very much. It may be that my original...

    Thanks very much.

    It may be that my original series 3 tivoapp has some custom hacked routines added (it is a much longer file) but I'm amazed that I could have screwed up some fundamental...
  8. Yes. The s3 tivoapp is a very different file. ...

    Yes. The s3 tivoapp is a very different file.

    I could find the spots, have in the past, but I don't have an even partially-disassembled listing at this point and it would be pretty much brute...
  9. tivoapp patches for series 3 (not HD) 11.0n.h1?

    Does anyone have the patches to tivoapp for 11.0n.H1-01-2-648?

    This is an original series 3, not a model HD.

    I haven't looked at a series 3 in a long, long time. Other than the specific patches...
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    Another factor that might affect the value: do...

    Another factor that might affect the value: do deactivated Tivo HDs still get ongoing guide data? I don't have one at hand to check out at the moment.

    If they do, an interesting situation. For OTA...
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    I know about a $200 transaction about 30 months...

    I know about a $200 transaction about 30 months ago or so, FWIW. No idea today.

    Shame to waste a modded unit for the $99 lifetime on a Bolt. I'd trade you a qualifying lifetimed HD (non-modded)...
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    Check out coinbase.com. I think there are a...

    Check out coinbase.com. I think there are a number of pretty straightforward and trustworthy sites these days but in the day many of them set you up for mining and were pretty elaborate and...
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    I can confirm that the 3 cci bytes patch works...

    I can confirm that the 3 cci bytes patch works fine. That's all I tried.

    No bitcoin from me, if you don't mind, but sincere thanks.
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    Kmttg or alternatives extract just fine from the...

    Kmttg or alternatives extract just fine from the Roamio, including mpeg4 channels, except for cci-crippled shows.

    Once the HD is hacked successfully, including the cci bytes patch to tivoapp, you...
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    So we know we don't need J? Why not let J happen...

    So we know we don't need J? Why not let J happen and then patch it, just in case? And L and N and P if they happen? Or wait for the dust to settle and re-hack then?
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    New software starting to roll out for the series...

    New software starting to roll out for the series 3s as we speak, to accommodate the degraded guide data. No sign of, more importantly, the HD version, at which time we will know if mpeg4, the hacks,...
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    I just noticed that one HD which I haven't looked...

    I just noticed that one HD which I haven't looked at for awhile reverted to 11.0m. Crap.

    So, to lock the barn door, remembering: set the bootpage parameter "softwareupdate=false" and apply the...
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    I wonder if there's a version of "The Slicer"...

    I wonder if there's a version of "The Slicer" around that would work with the HD? As I recall the script was sold to someone who was trying to sell it commercially for awhile, but I think he gave it...
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    In response to inquiries: WinMFS is one way to...

    In response to inquiries: WinMFS is one way to deal with Tivo system images. Specifically for those who say they have access to an updated Tivo it can be used to create an 11.0n image. It can then...
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    Hey - My ban has been lifted! For some reason I...

    Hey - My ban has been lifted! For some reason I decided to try to log in again today and no "banned RIP" message. Hope our many hundreds of posters here have all been well.

    No momentous...
  21. The last Tivo employee capable of doing anything...

    The last Tivo employee capable of doing anything like that was force-marched by Tom Rogers out the front door and onto the sidewalk in May 2011, after signing a non-disclosure agreement as a...
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    Actually this is all just theoretical for me...

    Actually this is all just theoretical for me since I don't even have cable. But tivoweb is good for headless HD setups (e.g. for harvesting cci-crippled channels).
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    If for some reason psxboy doesn't get around to...

    If for some reason psxboy doesn't get around to that: the last few times I did patches I just used a standard hex editor; copied tivoapp to my Mac then back. I like direct, brute force.
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    Sure. I personally like to have some of the...

    Sure. I personally like to have some of the extended linux commands so I put busybox and some other stuff in, still. I also like to have tivoweb active.
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    This is like watching a football game with the...

    This is like watching a football game with the throwback uniforms.

    Thanks for the links; I'm sure a lot of people are struggling a bit. Great that you're providing some institutional memory.
  26. Thread begun on that distribution 1/22/16 in the...

    Thread begun on that distribution 1/22/16 in the series3 support thread if you'd care to share some experience.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks very much; I'll try that one.

    Thanks very much; I'll try that one.
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    Has anyone been able to get the update by doing a...

    Has anyone been able to get the update by doing a guided setup with a Comcast affected area zip code? I've been on Atlanta GA 30318 for a couple of days now and nothing.
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    Excellent news. Next news to look/hope for would...

    Excellent news. Next news to look/hope for would be that the existing cci patches still work for the mpeg4 channels.

    So far it seems the update did not change tivoapp? Or that any change in...
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    11.0n.B1-01-2-652 for Tivo HD

    11.0n.B1-01-2-652 starting to show up 1/22/2016.

    Supposedly adds mpeg4 channel reception.

    If anybody's looking at it, here's a thread. Hoping for patches, obviously.
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    You're actually seeing it?

    You're actually seeing it?
  32. Tivo has quietly "announced" that they will be...

    Tivo has quietly "announced" that they will be upgrading the model HD with this capability "first half 2016" but not the series 3. It is possible based on my experience during a couple of cable...
  33. Bounty for Series 3/HD receiving mpeg4 Channels?

    Are there any around who are really into tivoapp, etc. and/or know how to get in touch with those who used to work on it?

    I was not involved in previous bounty efforts so I don't know how one gets...
  34. I have 1 TB drives in a whole bunch of HR10-250s...

    I have 1 TB drives in a whole bunch of HR10-250s over the years. I know I've done 1.5 and 2.0 TBs and there was no problem but you may need special settings to get the whole drive space allocated,...
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    There was some discussion of mpeg4 on the s3,...

    There was some discussion of mpeg4 on the s3, chat, maybe as long as a couple of years years ago. The feeling was the A/NZ version wouldn't work as is but transplanting the code would be reasonably...
  36. The only relevance of old time hacking to the...

    The only relevance of old time hacking to the Roamio (i.e. the current situation) is that it's still worth having a hacked s3/HD with the cci bytes disabled in your mix if you're still getting...
  37. Transfer shows from Roamio to Hacked s3 (or model HD)?

    I've never really looked at the Roamio but all the discussion of recent deals has attracted my attention.

    In general, my interest is whether you can get cci-byte-set shows off the Roamio. There...
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    I'm not seeing the zipfiles as I go through this...

    I'm not seeing the zipfiles as I go through this and I have lost track of where it came from. I pretty much understand what's going on and everything seems OK but the zipflles thing is confusing me.
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    I'd pay $50 (including shipping back) to have...

    I'd pay $50 (including shipping back) to have someone as good as you do a complete capacitor replacement on the S3 and HD power supplies. No guarantees, just replace them and see what happens. Say...
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    Have you considered the HR10-250? Lots easier...

    Have you considered the HR10-250?

    Lots easier to hack, lots of them around basically free from people throwing them away. No service requirement for full OTA dvr capability if you can find that...
  41. I was going to try this tonight, but just looking...

    I was going to try this tonight, but just looking over the early part I'm a little hesitant to go on.

    "mount /dev/sdb1 /usbdisk"
    Aren't most sticks just going to need "sdb" without the "1"?
    ...
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    ty enabled ffmpeg (Linux version) on a Mac?

    I had the Linux version of ty enabled ffmpeg running on a Mac years ago but there must have been some library files or something I've lost along the way. I get a "cannot execute binary file" error.
    ...
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    There are dozens of relevant posts (among the...

    There are dozens of relevant posts (among the hundreds). They are typically a mix of theory and specific steps. Those specifics get outdated. The most valuable reading is the theory. Cut & paste from...
  44. Mac batch tytompg

    For Mac tytompg users, here is a simple batch processor. Put it in the same folder with an OS X tytompg and a bunch of tmf's, etc. Make sure it's executable and then double click. All the videos in...
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    If you got those ideas because I was indiscreet...

    If you got those ideas because I was indiscreet and mentioned a couple of things I shouldn't have, well good for you but keep quiet about it. I deleted that stuff almost immediately.

    You know,...
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    We can't discuss the methods by which you can...

    We can't discuss the methods by which you can record OTA on the HR10-250 without service.
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    I am seeing no parsing errors. I am seing some...

    I am seeing no parsing errors.

    I am seing some other errors on MovieLoader startup that I didn't notice before, but they may have been so buried in the parsing errors that I just didn't see them....
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    Well, this is embarrassing. I was asked whether a...

    Well, this is embarrassing. I was asked whether a .tmf/ty/ty+ file from a Tivo s3 or Tivo HD can be imported directly to an HR10-250 without intermediate conversion. I've never tried that (more...
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    Wow. No grass growing under your feet.Something,...

    Wow. No grass growing under your feet.Something, again, you say over and over again. It is probably still the policy here not to discuss the salvage value of the HR10-250 as an OTA recorder, but I...
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    You are a helpful guy, always have been. But you...

    You are a helpful guy, always have been. But you have this bug up about the HR10-250. I wish your wife would get rid if it so you could have a peaceful life with your DirecTV H2X knockoff. Your...
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    Here's my case for the HR10-250, in the largest...

    Here's my case for the HR10-250, in the largest portion of the niche I serve (at no charge, even though I incur signficant expense). Admittedly I also keep them running just because I like them.
    ...
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    Last hope for the HR10-250: Mpeg playback station?

    Seems like the HR10-250 is over, as many in my local community say they will abandon the ones we have kept going the past few years and will go back to active DirecTV accounts and the new DirecTivo....
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    Jeeze, what happened to you guys? You look so old.

    Jeeze, what happened to you guys? You look so old.
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    Poll: Hey. Nice seeing ya! I'm not voting yet, but...

    Hey. Nice seeing ya!

    I'm not voting yet, but first reaction is certainly it's clean, easy to read, nothing so far not to like. More "white space" to set things off. I never disliked the old color...
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    Yes. But wouldn't there be copyright issues? ...

    Yes. But wouldn't there be copyright issues?

    Yes. But wouldn't that be illegal? Certainly unethical, so I don't think you'll find anyone here willing to help you do that.

    Yes. The original...
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    You'll incur the commitment no matter where you...

    You'll incur the commitment no matter where you get the HR2x. In fact, since it's only leased, you might wind up in a bit of a mess.

    You do understand that you don't lose the ability to hack with...
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    The HR10-250 is a reasonable way to go IF you can...

    The HR10-250 is a reasonable way to go IF you can get a lot of HiDef OTA, AND can pick up a used one very cheap. But there are only a few satellite-sourced HiDef channels and they are supposedly...
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    zooooooom!

    zooooooom!
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    Renaissance Possible for the HR10-250?

    Since last night's lame Tivo event, and the almost total lack of interest here, except for the inestimable Omikron, it may be that Tivo as a long term ongoing entity is dead to us here at DDB.

    The...
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    Once things settle down a little bit, and if it...

    Once things settle down a little bit, and if it looks like its even faintly possible, I'll be sending you a check for the purchase price of the cheaper of the two models. My contribution to the...
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    I just took a look at my notes, and I'm using a...

    I just took a look at my notes, and I'm using a version compiled by bcc (the author) and posted here on 3/21/2009.
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    Works fine for me. The machine I use it on...

    Works fine for me. The machine I use it on routinely happens to be 10.5.8, but I just picked a random ty and tried it on a Mac Mini with 10.6.2 and the file converted without incident.

    As I...
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    I doubt that he is. He is more likely misusing...

    I doubt that he is. He is more likely misusing the word "serial."
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    tytompeg will convert either ty's or tmf's to...

    tytompeg will convert either ty's or tmf's to mpeg2. No transcoding. There is a Mac version if you search here. I like to clean them up in VideoRedo (under Windows emulation) via their QSF (quick...
  66. That's not a DirecTivo, just the DirecTV...

    That's not a DirecTivo, just the DirecTV knockoff. Shows are locked in.
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    Sticky: This is all very subjective, I just basically put...

    This is all very subjective, I just basically put them all (except 6.3d which I was never able to find) through concentrated paces. 6.3c seemed the most robust/stable/snappier. I don't know; that's...
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    Yes, but the only way you're going to get in and...

    Yes, but the only way you're going to get in and out of the HR10-250, that I know about, is via mfs_ftp.tcl either directly or through movieloader.
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    Sticky: Best system for HR10-250?

    The drive went on one of my HR10-250s. I had been running 6.3c for years and it seemed OK, far from perfect. I have now been reading up on 6.3e, not much around on d and f, and lots of conflicting...
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    The FCC has declared cablecards a failure, and...

    The FCC has declared cablecards a failure, and have expressed interested in moving on to some kind of universal gateway scheme. This will also fail.

    The only reason the TV mess is even working...
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    DirecTV don't think "outside the box." They...

    DirecTV don't think "outside the box." They prefer a closed system, nothing accessible to hack. It's likely the new DTivo will simply be a variation of their locked-down HR2x. Some suggest it will...
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    Vadim, the owner of this forum, strongly believed...

    Vadim, the owner of this forum, strongly believed that. His advice to the old-timers who expressed annoyance in response to beginners' questions was: If it's that painful to you, don't read them....
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    It was better than "nice." Tridge, and what his...

    It was better than "nice." Tridge, and what his work made possible. Mfs_ftp.tcl, a whole bunch of other stuff. Vadim's philosophy of open discussion and the toleration of newbies, some of whom became...
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    VLC 9.8a plays all s1/s2 ty/ty+ files

    This might not be momentous news, or even news at all, but I just discovered it, and it has changed my life! For those of us with huge ty libraries this is Christmas morning revisited.

    A little...
  75. Be still, my heart! You realize at first glance...

    Be still, my heart! You realize at first glance your thread title might indicate the holy grail: MRV for all on an unhacked Tivo.

    But still a great added capability, requiring only minimum hacking...
  76. Most of my DirecTivos have always had external...

    Most of my DirecTivos have always had external hard drive cases that take hard drives mounted in removable cartridges. In the early days when 120 GB was about max, I would have a stack of hard drives...
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    Sticky: If you'd made any effort before posting, you'd...

    If you'd made any effort before posting, you'd have seen that he's been ill and promises to catch up as soon as he can.
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    Work hard. Apply yourself.

    Work hard. Apply yourself.
  79. Sticky: I don't think the result is the same; your...

    I don't think the result is the same; your corruption of the mfs_ftp.tcl file may have been solved and so you are further along. The mfs_ftp.tcl file, or any .tcl file, must be handled either by text...
  80. Sticky: At a quick glance: Did you open mfs_ftp.tcl...

    At a quick glance:

    Did you open mfs_ftp.tcl and save it in a text processor?

    Obviously the "./" is wrong in this context as the run command but that looks to be corrected by the following line...
  81. They make nice remote playback stations for...

    They make nice remote playback stations for people using Tivo or DTivo series 2s; the SA series ones run DTivo OS 2.x quite nicely. I'd hate to see them thrown away, but I have installed all I need...
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    I'd suggest a volunteer effort. Solicit a list of...

    I'd suggest a volunteer effort. Solicit a list of volunteers and then assign some key areas for them to review. Maybe a team of 2 to each area, who are to seek agreement on deletion of old posts. I'd...
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    I don't have any interest in vstream; it's the ty...

    I don't have any interest in vstream; it's the ty compatibility for the Mac VLC, both intel and PPC, that is my interest, but I would be happy to contribute a hacked DTivo series 2 and/or a hacked...
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    Ask questions. The current crop of experts here...

    Ask questions. The current crop of experts here are pretty friendly towards questions, even ones that some might regard as stupid. Personally, I'm not smart enough to recognize a dumb question when I...
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    OK, my control-freak desire to keep this...

    OK, my control-freak desire to keep this conversation focused has disintegrated. As it should be, this forum is very free-wheeling.

    OK, to address this particular thread piece unravelling: I...
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    I'm very sorry I've been so unclear. I will try...

    I'm very sorry I've been so unclear. I will try to edit my post because it's obviously confusing.

    I _have_ hacked. A new hard drive for the HD and a new one ready to try out on the series 3 soon....
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    I rounded off (7 plus years as I look at some old...

    I rounded off (7 plus years as I look at some old files) to "nearly 10 years of hacking" and thanks for the admonition. Time goes by fast when you're having fun. And even there I'd admit the first...
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    Does the s3/TivoHD really need hacking?

    I have constructed new hacked drives for my (PROM-modified) s3 and TivoHD, but I am gravitating towards leaving the original drives intact. Here's my thinking, and I invite reactions and especially...
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    For intel Macs we are in good shape: Stealth Dave...

    For intel Macs we are in good shape: Stealth Dave has posted a plugin here that works with VLC 0.8.6c and since the main trunk now has this capability as well, recent builds of VLC 0.9 are good to...
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    I've prepared a zip file that contains 10 series...

    I've prepared a zip file that contains 10 series 2 ty files, each truncated to its first 35 seconds. The zip file is 117 MB. PM me a location to send it.

    These series 2 ty's do not play on VLC...
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    You must understand that you (even in aggregate)...

    You must understand that you (even in aggregate) are a miniscule market. Of no interest to Tivo. Zero. Further, you are the deadly enemy of the industry that Tivo is dependent on to find its little...
  92. Tivodecode will do that except for flagged shows.

    Tivodecode will do that except for flagged shows.
  93. If you mean can you use this to take your...

    If you mean can you use this to take your recorded HD shows off of your s3 tivo and transfer them to your Unix fileserver, without DRM, even if you throw away the tivo, in order to accomplish...
  94. TivoDecode Manager working on Tivo s3

    TivoDecode Manager is working well so far on the s3.

    EDITED TO ADD: Mpeg2 only, not mpeg4.
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    I just tested the PPC version and it works fine....

    I just tested the PPC version and it works fine. EDITED TO ADD: I spoke too soon. The first couple of s2's I tried worked, now a whole string in a row of them do not. Trying to find some logic in why...
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    The nightly VLC intel Mac build dated 10/18/07...

    The nightly VLC intel Mac build dated 10/18/07 works well, first in a long time that does. It also has a built-in series 2 capable ty plugin.
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    Looks good with series 2 ty's. Ran about 20...

    Looks good with series 2 ty's. Ran about 20 DirecTivo series 2 ty's through it, checked at beginning, middle, end, all were fine: audio sync always right on, no pixelization, no aborts.

    You said...
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    I tried several recent VLC builds and couldn't...

    I tried several recent VLC builds and couldn't get anything stable enough for meaningful tests, 90% of video files of any kind caused the application to abort. I'd like to help. I'll give it another...
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    I have only VLC 0.8.6c On that, the new OS X...

    I have only VLC 0.8.6c

    On that, the new OS X plugin does not work for me for _either_ series 1 or series 2 ty's. Your own version works fine for both.

    I'm not sure the new one is _supposed_ to...
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    Suggestions preference - maybe "record" still...

    Suggestions preference - maybe "record" still turned on (default)?
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    Spot checked about 25 ty's, from 2003 - current,...

    Spot checked about 25 ty's, from 2003 - current, sourced from both SA's and DTivos. All worked flawlessly with the Intel version. Did not test the PPC version.

    Many, many thanks; this is very...
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    Looks good to me. Title doesn't get picked up on...

    Looks good to me. Title doesn't get picked up on "Music, Photos, & More" Tivo screen (now just Movie loader #), which had been nice when you had multiple pc's running MovieLoader.
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    series 2 ty's playable on 0.8.6c VLC for Mac OS X?

    Since around version 0.8.2 the libty_plugin.dylib included in VLC releases for OS X has supported only series 1 ty files. Series 2 ty's mostly just display a black screen. There is a third-party...
  104. This thread was a long time ago in a galaxy far,...

    This thread was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    There are numerous options today. I like mpegstreamclip, but just do some searching and you'll find others.
  105. Thread: help!!!!!!

    by Roger Dylan
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    Make EXACTLY three posts. Doesn't matter what. ...

    Make EXACTLY three posts. Doesn't matter what.

    Wait EXACTLY 25 hours after your third post.

    Post a message including the words "honesty" and "service" and "theft". Order doesn't matter.

    You...
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    It's just a text file. Use a text editor. I use...

    It's just a text file. Use a text editor. I use BBEdit, there are dozens, maybe hundreds.
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    Happens to me a lot, maybe as many as 10% of...

    Happens to me a lot, maybe as many as 10% of files, whether uploaded via Movieloader or directly using mfs_ftp.tcl. The 0:00 length actually happens _all_ of the time.

    The problem occurs lots less...
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    ... except for NY or LA.

    ... except for NY or LA.
  109. SA or DTivo Best for Very Old DTivo files?

    I have a bunch of very, very old DTivo files on hard disk, all time-shifted from series 1 DTivos. Some tmf, some ty+. Many of these shows are irreplacable.

    I have not had an active Tivo s1 for...
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    I would certainly hope so! If they don't, the...

    I would certainly hope so!

    If they don't, the insult would be devastating.
  111. Sticky: You need to process your dsr6000 files (hopefully...

    You need to process your dsr6000 files (hopefully you know how to set up a batch) with a utility called something like s1tos2, I don't remember exactly.
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    Saving the original is not a problem; think it...

    Saving the original is not a problem; think it out.

    It is, even today, a good approach to your specific need, but it takes some effort to set up a working environment that makes it routine.
    ...
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    And I would give considerable weight to your...

    And I would give considerable weight to your considered answer.

    My answer would be that even in five years he will almost certainly be able to extract OTA HiDef from a DTivo HR10-250 exactly as he...
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    Let's talk SA Tivo HiDef for a moment. ...

    Let's talk SA Tivo HiDef for a moment.

    Cablelabs (one of the few aspects of the Cable TV industry still significantly vulnerable to regulation) will do the right thing. Once they do, there will be...
  115. Smaller intenal hard drive, no big deal. The...

    Smaller intenal hard drive, no big deal. The components are considerably different, which will likely have future impact. Well documented at TCF.
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    Not "right now" but the new (second version) s3?...

    Not "right now" but the new (second version) s3? Hopefully if you can get hold of a bargain old s1 or s2 with lifetime (maybe non-working and somebody wants to get some salvage value) there will be a...
  117. Thank you.

    Thank you.
  118. And the beachguy upped the ante. I say they're...

    And the beachguy upped the ante.

    I say they're gone tomorrow, Monday.
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    Sticky: Your philosophy was always "big tent, all are...

    Your philosophy was always "big tent, all are welcome" and a renewal of that, with expansion into new related areas, would be exciting.
    In many respects the technical aspects have simplified,...
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    Sticky: Not great circumstances, but great to see you!...

    Not great circumstances, but great to see you! Memory of old times on the forum.
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    But how can this possibly be true, when a DirecTV...

    But how can this possibly be true, when a DirecTV CSR told me just the opposite when I called to ask why my lifetime subscription had been canceled?

    The CSR was clear, as I said in my message,...
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    If these are the same reports I've heard, the...

    If these are the same reports I've heard, the source is a DirecTV CSR. I cannot even imagine a more suspect source.

    DirecTV recently dropped the lifetime DVR line item on my bill and started...
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    There are only a few DirecTV HDTV channels at the...

    There are only a few DirecTV HDTV channels at the moment, and any new ones they add will not be received by the HR10-250.

    The HR10-250 can be great for OTA HDTV. Its sensitivity is on a par with...
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    http://www.ccscorporation.net/PVR_T.htm

    http://www.ccscorporation.net/PVR_T.htm
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    You don't realize how much you're really asking....

    You don't realize how much you're really asking.

    When the Unified Field Theory was first formulated here a few years ago, the developer explained how he'd love to make it public, but then he would...
  126. Sticky: You are trying to use the source files. That's...

    You are trying to use the source files. That's kind of like trying to drive to work in your car's instruction manual. Use the applications themselves and report back. You've got some other minor...
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    No doubt. However, should you continue to advance...

    No doubt. However, should you continue to advance MovieLoader, there will be little need for many end users to run mfs_ftp.tcl stand-alone at all. You are building a palace, but on an old cracking...
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    MovieLoader is a recently-acquired pleasure for...

    MovieLoader is a recently-acquired pleasure for me, my compiiments and thanks to the author.

    I have a seemingly lifelong personal incompatibility with mfs_ftp.tcl inserts into recent Tivo OS's....
  129. (disclaimer: I have not looked at this, so these...

    (disclaimer: I have not looked at this, so these are general comments) Add some more comment: describe what you tried to do and why. If you know something about other environments in which variations...
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    They are nice playback stations, say served with...

    They are nice playback stations, say served with Tivoserver. And/or mounting external hard drive cases that take removable hard drives on sleds.

    I did that for many years, but the thing is, I have...
  131. It's been reported elsewhere that the target is a...

    It's been reported elsewhere that the target is a problem in recording PPV while having use of the 2nd tuner.
  132. To a semi-insider, say someone who knew Tridge in...

    To a semi-insider, say someone who knew Tridge in the day and understood maybe 2/3 of what he was talking about: sell the s3s or wait awhile?
  133. What's your guess as to the probability of s3...

    What's your guess as to the probability of s3 files having the (hacked and widely available) portability of s1/s2 TY in the next year or so? High, medium, low?

    I'm about to sell my s3s at a huge...
  134. I occasionally remark to my kids and their...

    I occasionally remark to my kids and their families that I intend to spend all my money and take what's left with me, somehow. They laugh. I don't understand that. It's mine, I'm taking it with me.
  135. mfs_ftp is the ticket.

    mfs_ftp is the ticket.
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    CableLabs is watching. Low profile advisable for...

    CableLabs is watching. Low profile advisable for awhile.
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    In a forum filled with, let us say, quirky...

    In a forum filled with, let us say, quirky temperaments, Portland Paw is about as offensive as a teddy bear.
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    That is simply unacceptable. I want a full...

    That is simply unacceptable.

    I want a full refund of my purchase price.
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    In my area, cable digital is generally better...

    In my area, cable digital is generally better than DirecTV and the HiDef is hugely better. But OTA HiDef is still another notch up. The Tivo series 3, with a combination of cable and OTA, is a better...
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    It does't matter what drive is connected where *....

    It does't matter what drive is connected where *. Just make sure the wiring and HD jumpers and BIOS settings (for both HD location and boot sequence) are consistent for how you have your drives...
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    And, in this alternate universe of malfunctioning...

    And, in this alternate universe of malfunctioning analogies, you could probably find out how to use the vehicle manually if you asked around. But if you went to a site of GMC hobbiests and inquired...
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    All that stuff relates to the Golden Age of...

    All that stuff relates to the Golden Age of Locals, long over.
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    The HR10-250 is very stable with OS 3.1.5f....

    The HR10-250 is very stable with OS 3.1.5f. Overwhelming evidence for that. It is _extremely_ unlikely that any stability troubles an individual may be having with the receiver could be accounted for...
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    As mentioned, for .ty all the way chunkedit is...

    As mentioned, for .ty all the way chunkedit is about it. Why do you want to avoid using the edited MPEG2s or VOBs in tivoserver?
  145. That was one of the better executive summaries...

    That was one of the better executive summaries I've ever read. And I spend a significant portion of my life reading them.
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    Empty it out first.

    Empty it out first.
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    Chunkedit.tcl is still useful. However, for...

    Chunkedit.tcl is still useful.

    However, for those setups that can use tivoserver to get mpegs back into the tivo, and very easy to use and dependable mpeg editors now widely available, you have...
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    I would like to add my friendly welcome as well....

    I would like to add my friendly welcome as well.

    Your video is unscrambled? There are lots of vservers around; make sure you've got a good one. A reinstall can't hurt in any case, including...
  149. Well, there is res_toggle or the derived...

    Well, there is res_toggle or the derived droptoggle, but Gumby was nice.

    The current (public) version of Gumby seems to have lost this capability and older versions are time-stamp-disabled.

    Any...
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    You'll lose audio. There is a utiity to fix that,...

    You'll lose audio. There is a utiity to fix that, but it has to be done file-by-file. After you've downloaded the files onto a pc, set up a batch process.
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