GenieGo Hard Drive support?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by xandor, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    FWIW, I added a 32GB USB stick to my GenieGo device. That brought my total available storage up to 44.93GB. I currently have 13 hours of programs in "Ready To Download", and my PC client system info is reporting I have 37.29GB free, so about 600MB per hour.

    By that math, looks like something like this $60, 128GB memory stick would be more than enough storage to keep a GenieGO in sync with a full Genie's worth of HD recordings (200 hours).
  2. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    Is there a way to confirm that it is actually using the attached USB drive and how much space has been used thus far?
  3. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Not sure about other clients, but on the PC client, in the top right corner there is an info button that will tell how much total storage and how much is in use.
  4. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008

    That works because I'm using PC.
  5. willardcpa

    willardcpa Legend

    Jun 5, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    How did you set up your nomad to "automatically transcode every TV show that I record" I can't locate this in either settings, or help, or system info.
  6. Mike_TV

    Mike_TV Legend

    Jan 17, 2006
    Right now you have to manually select each show individually.
  7. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL

    I have the Genie Go client on my Desktop PC and leave it running 24/7. I have checked all TV series that we record so they all auto download to the PC. So whenever a show is done recording the PC client sees it and then tells the Genie Go to start transcoding it. Once it's done transcoding it transfers to my PC. However, the transcoded file stays on the Genie Go (or the USB drive) even after it was transferred to my PC, so after it is done transcoding it will just stay there until it gets deleted from whatever DVR recorded it. That makes it so whenever I load up the Geni Go app on my iPhone or iPads everything is already transcoded and wiating on my Genie Go. All I have to do is select the shows I want to transfer to that device and they start transferring right away (I don't have to wait for them to transcode since that was already done for the PC client). So now instead of having to wait an hour and 5 minutes for a 1 hour show to transcode and transfer to my iPad, I only have to wait 5 minutes.
  8. markrogo

    markrogo Godfather

    Sep 18, 2007
    It's silly that you need to hack it that way; but that's a pretty awesome hack.
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Unless there's a reason you want all the transcoded shows on the PC all the time, there's no need to keep the PC client up and running 24/7. Once you've made all your "auto-download" selections, the GenieGo device will transcode them on its own. When you eventually do fire up the PC client, you'll be presented with a list of any new transcodes for downloading now or later. And as far as your iOS clients go, you'll still find those shows in "ready to download" on those clients.
  10. nuspieds

    nuspieds Legend

    Aug 9, 2008
    Yep, that's how it works for me and it's great!

    While I'm away/disconnected, the GenieGO continues to do its job and when I return/reconnect, fire up the client, then I all I need to do is select what I want downloaded.

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