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Archivo: a new app for archiving TiVo recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by fflewddur, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Jul 1, 2016 #301 of 355
    Robin

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    Terrific update, thank you!

    Minor issue: when I batch archive I have to confirm the save location for each file. Is there (or can there be) a way to say "use this location for every video in this folder"?

    If it's only 3 or 4 it's a minor issue but I'm archiving 40 and 60 shows at a time.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2016 #302 of 355
    fflewddur

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    This release also added an auto-organize option to the Preferences dialog, which will stop Archivo from prompting for save locations (unless an existing file would be overwritten). Instead, you give it a file type and base folder once (e.g., archive everything as MP4s to D:\TiVo Recordings), and it will organize everything you archive by show and season (e.g., D:\TiVo Recordings\Doctor Who\Season 1\01 - Rose.mp4). Is that what you're looking for?
     
  3. Jul 1, 2016 #303 of 355
    Robin

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    That sounds terrific, I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 8, 2016 #304 of 355
    rgrounds

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    I have read through the entire thread. I am having an issue with Archivo.
    I have installed it on 2 different Win 10 machines.

    Archivo can not see my Roamio Pro on either machine. I "try again" multiple times with no success.

    Any ideas. I have allowed Java 8 in Windows Firewall.

    I am stumped. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2016 #305 of 355
    fcfc2

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    Might want to try uninstalling Archivo, reboot the computer and then reinstall it again.
    I am using it on W10 Pro and had problems after the last upgrade, but the above worked for me and it has been working fine since.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2016 #306 of 355
    Aero 1

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    hi, how does the naming convention work in the beta?

    if i have the "automatically organize recordings to" setting enabled, it will automatically save the file without the show name in front of the file. for example:

    \Archivo\BattleBots\Season 2\03 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket The Round of 32, Part 1.mp4

    if i take off the "automatically organize recordings to" settings, the archive save dialog appears with the full name of the episode with the show name in front like this: BattleBots - 03 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket The Round of 32, Part 1.mp4

    Can you change it to always append the name?

    Ideally, the auto settings should append the name of the show in the file name as well, or the plex naming convention way which lots of other programs use.

    like this for example:

    \BattleBots\Season 2\BattleBots - S02E03 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket The Round of 32, Part 1.mp4


    thanks!
     
  7. Jul 9, 2016 #307 of 355
    brentil

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    Ironically I was coming here to request the exact same thing after archiving BattleBots too for my Plex server! :D
     
  8. Jul 9, 2016 #308 of 355
    fflewddur

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    That's a great idea, thanks! I just released a new beta that uses Plex-compatible filenames, along with a few other fixes. Eventually I plan to make the filename convention fully user-editable, but using the Plex standard seems like a logical default.

    The beta I just released adds a new setting to the Preferences dialog to let you select which network Archivo should use when searching for TiVos. I've been able to replicate the problem you described when virtualization software is installed (e.g., VMWare or VirtualBox) or when a VPN is active; the problem seems to be that Java thinks the virtual network (which is usually not the same network the TiVo is connected to) is your computer's default network, and uses that instead of your local network.

    If adjusting this setting doesn't help, can you tell me a bit more about your network setup? For instance, are your Roamio and computer connected to the same ethernet or wireless router? Do you have multiple network switches or access points? Are you using MoCa?

    The new Archivo beta (version 1.1.0 Beta 2) can be found at https://github.com/fflewddur/archivo/releases/tag/v1.1-beta2.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2016 #309 of 355
    Robin

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    I'm having trouble with archivo hanging. I suspect it's network hiccups on my end, but it doesn't seem to resume once it's stalled. I have to close, reopen, and restart the downloads. Any way to make it self repair?

    I hate to complain because I think you've done terrific work and I'm hugely grateful for it, but I grudgingly accept that the point of a beta is to make improvements.😀
     
  10. Jul 9, 2016 #310 of 355
    fflewddur

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    Thanks for reporting this. When does Archivo hang? During downloading, while detecting commercials, while converting the video, etc.? Does it always seem to hang on the same recordings, or does restarting Archivo allow you successfully download the same recording that caused it to hang in the past?

    Also, did this just start happening with today's beta release, or has it been going on with earlier releases as well?
     
  11. rgrounds

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    I have uninstalled, rebooted and installed the new beta and it still can't find my Roamio. Looking at the logs it finds all 3 of my unsupported Mini's LOL. But not my Roamio Pro.

    I am running MoCA, but only my Mini's are on the MoCA network.
    My Roamio is connected to my network via Powerline and has a static IP.
    I have set the Network in Preferences to the adapter that it should be able to find the Roamio on but no luck with that either.

    Would you like the log? Should I post it here? Or email it? Let me know please. Thanks for all of you help thus far.
     
  12. Robin

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    I'm out if town but I'll reply with specifics next week.

    Restarting does allow downloading a recording that was previously problematic.

    It had been happening before the beta.
     
  13. fflewddur

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    Thanks, this is my first confirmation that TiVo discovery works over MoCa; glad to hear it!

    Ah, some googling for "powerline bonjour" suggests that a lot of Powerline adapters don't properly support mDNS (Bonjour is the trade name for mDNS, the protocol TiVo uses to advertise itself on the network). If there's a firmware update available for your Powerline adapter, I'd try that first. Second, if it's at all possible to temporarily hook the TiVo up with MoCa or directly to your router, that will at least confirm whether the problem is with the Powerline adapter, or it's something else.

    Update: While not ideal, I've added an option to Archivo to manually specify your TiVo's IP address. I'll try to get a release with this fix out later this week.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  14. fflewddur

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    And here it is: Archivo 1.1! This release cleans up a lot of annoyances from version 1.0, including much faster performance, the ability to archive multiple files at once, and an auto-organize feature to automatically name and sort archived recordings. Oh, and if Archivo has never been able to find your TiVo before, you can finally specify its IP address manually. Checkout the release notes for the full list of fixes and new features.

    Downloads are available at https://straylightlabs.net/archivo/#download. I'm going to be out of town for a few days, so I'm waiting to turn on the update notification for existing users until after I return. Those of you following this thread get the release a little bit early :)

    As always, if you find a problem with Archivo, let me know about it on GitHub.
     
  15. aaronwt

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    Thanks!!! :)
     
  16. Zonker007

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    When you shift+click to select multiple files, is it still supposed to prompt you to save each file? Seem counter intuitive. Shouldn't it just save them to the destination you selected in the Save Dialog Box? Deleting at the Series level does the same thing.. prompts for each episode.

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    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
  17. rgreenpc

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    Thanks for such an awesome program. Couple of questions (or requests)...

    1. Is it possible to run this as a service so it starts and runs automatically?

    2. Is it possible to exclude channels (like HBO)
     
  18. rgreenpc

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    Do you use PLEX (my current choice) or how do you get them into AppleTV (my wife wants those everywhere)
     
  19. rgreenpc

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    Feature Request: Give a verbose reason for a failed download. So we can report back to you.

    I have a bunch that have failed... but I will try a restart.
     
  20. Fofer

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    Once the videos are imported into iTunes, the AppleTV can stream them, via Home Sharing.

    The Plex client for AppleTV 4 remains an option as well.
     

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