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Things getting good with video

It looks like the latest TiVo beta will allow you to transfer video from your PC to your TiVo. This feature was glaringly lacking from the first releases of TiVoToGo and it will be exciting to finally have it. It should mean that: 1. You can use your PC as extra storage for your TiVo 2. You can download video over the Internet and transfer it to your TiVo.

At least I hope it means these things. It's already been revealed that TiVo will be doing some video-on-demand in the near future (direct downloading of shows onto your TiVo over the Internet), but the ability to transfer any digital video would be a great plus. Just this past week I discovered that my recordings of the first four episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica channel were junk because of a misconfiguration, so I downloaded those episodes off of the Internet. I'll be watching those on my laptop and (hopefully) my PSP, but I look forward to the day where I can sit back on the couch and watch it on TV instead.

Time to get back to figuring out if PSP Video 9 and my TiVo will play nice...

TiVo 7.2 allows PC to TiVo transfer | PVRblog

Comments (2)

Alex:

Cool. Would I theoretically be able to transfer the mpeg4 videos from Sunday over to TiVo, then?

kwc:

Theoretically, yes. Realistically it will depend on how well TiVo develops and supports this feature. mpeg4 video can be re-encoded into mpeg2, which TiVo plays, so if TiVo does enable PC to TiVo transferring it becomes more a matter of TiVo 'allowing' this.

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