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Easier to use pyTivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dan203, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Could the pytivo.exe be being blocked by your firewall?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    @ClearToLand FYI I came up with a way to get around the Desktop app not working on Vista. I've added a special plugin to my build of pyTivo that will serve the Desktop app as a webpage. So all you'll have to do is go to....

    http://localhost:9032/Desktop

    and you'll get the same UI as you get in the Desktop app. Disclaimer... this UI will only works in the most recent, most modern, browsers. I tried it in the most recent versions of FireFox, Chrome and Opera and it seemed to work OK. I also tried Edge and it was really slow and seemed to hang every time I clicked a button. It did not work at all in IE. I can not guarantee this will work 100% even in the browsers I tried. For maximum compatibility use Chrome as that's basically what Electron is using for the Desktop app. (it's using the Chromium engine)

    Edit: Also tried on Mac in Safari and it seems to work fine there as well.
     
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  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I made some changes when I added the service stuff and now it's only looking in AppData for the conf file. I'll fix this for the next release. For now you can put the conf file in /Users/<name>/AppData/Roaming/pyTivo and it should work.
     
  4. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    First I checked your d/l page to see if there was a new version - no. Then I d/l'ed v1.6.2 again to see if it changed since last week - no (112,626,546 bytes). Then I entered the line in your QUOTE above into Chrome Version 49.0.2623.112 m, the last version available for Vista and got:
    Code:
    ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE
    Is this new special plugin somehow already in my copy, or do I need to d/l something from you directly (plugin?) in order to test this possible solution out?

    Thanks Dan! :)
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Sorry I wasn't clear. I haven't released this version yet. I'm still working on a couple other things. Probably release it this weekend sometime. I just got that feature I mentioned above working tonight so I thought I'd share the news with you.
     
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  6. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Ready, willing and able to test it out when it's ready. :handok:

    Thanks! :)
     
  7. elprice7345

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    Dan - any thoughts on my issue?
    Is there something I can do on my end?
    Is anyone else having this issue?
     
  8. gweempose

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    I installed the program last night and it worked fine. This morning, it can't find any of my TiVos. I did not change any of the settings. Any suggestions?
     
  9. Dan203

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    I tried transferring an mpg file on my end and didn't have any issues. It looks to me like this is an ffmpeg issue. Did you override the ffmpeg location? Or replace the ffmpeg exe in the install folder?

    Is this PC or Mac?
     
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    Did you shut it down and restart it this morning? Or was it on all night and just forgot your TiVos?
     
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    I shut it down and restarted it.
     
  12. Dan203

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    Do you still have regular TiVo Desktop installed? If so make sure it is completely shut down.

    You may also simply try stopping pyTivo and restarting it. Sometimes it gets confused and doesn't find TiVos when it starts up, but will in a second try.
     
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    I'm on a Windows 10 x64 PC and using the pyTivo Desktop delivered ffmpeg version 66edd86. I haven't changed anything from your install routine.

    The error returned is:
    Googling that error turns up a lot of Python programming discussions, which I'm not knowledgeable enough to make sense of. Do they make sense to you?

    I never had this error with the old version of pyTivo. Is there something missing from my system? I'll be happy to test things on my system if you have any ideas.
     
  14. Dan203

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    Perhaps it's a file name issue. Does the file in question have any unicode characters in it's name?
     
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    All my files are named "Series Title"-S##E##-"Episode Title".***, for example, 30 Rock-S06E05-Today You Are a Man.mpg.

    I've tried it with several different files and all .mpg files give me the same error, while any other file extension is processed by pyTivo.
     
  16. Dan203

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    Try going into the settings and disabling the TS option on the upload tab.

    Also check the install folder and make sure tivolibre.exe is in the bin directory. Another user posted that his got deleted by his antivirus program.
     
  17. gweempose

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    I've never had TiVo Desktop installed on this machine. I rebooted the computer and it is working again now, so I'm not sure what happened.
     
  18. tivoknucklehead

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    the last week or so some or all of my shares disappear from my "my shows". I stop-start pytivo to fix it, but its getting annoying. windows 10
     
  19. Sparky1234

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    Checked and pyTivo service was uninstalled with a reinstall without uninstall first.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    Simply a user report re TS downloads to the PC:

    Just completed one, with options set to repeat up to 3 times if there were errors. A clean (no errors) TS copy came through on the 3rd or 4th attempt. And so, seems to be working.

    The only question I guess I have is, when packet errors are reported, how much of an error is there? On one copy, there were 30 errors, on another around 400. Is there any idea of how much quality is impacted (i.e., is 30 errors just a blip, and so perhaps live-able) or is it all context-dependent?
     

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