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Installing pyTivo on the Mac for Beginners

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by bareyb, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    Is this accurate? Seems too good (easy) to be true.

    What about .dylib files?
     
  2. djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    Has anyone gotten this to work? I followed the instructions on the wiki, and it will work for me one time. If the computer is turned off and then back on, pyTivo does not start. I have a similar situation, and it would be really convenient to start on boot...

     
  3. sandyjasmine

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    Thanks so much Barey, for taking the time to do this fabulous tutorial. It was really helpful

    I wonder what I am doing wrong :(
    Ctivo works fine for me.

    I got PyTivo up and running, but my Movies folder on my Tivo has no movies on it.
    Do you have any idea what I could be doing wrong?

    Jas
     
  4. Fofer

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    I went to follow this guide again and notice that all of the screenshots from the first (very many) posts are gone?
     
  5. bareyb

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    Oh BUMMER! They were all hosted on Skitch. I think I have a set of back ups. I'll have to upload them to the servers here on TCF. Thanks for letting me know.
     
  6. Fofer

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    Thanks bareyb, that'd be great. Really appreciate you putting this guide together "for the ages." It's a helpful resource!
     
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    dnorth12

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    I'm getting an error message when launching pytivo launcher.

    Says it is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash.

    Otherwise everything else is working.

    One other item. What format should I convert HD .mov files to for playing on the Bolt?
     
  9. Nov 5, 2015 #169 of 176
    Fofer

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    Why not just use Plex?
     
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    dnorth12

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    I am not familiar with Plex.

    I went to a link that referenced Plex server and Firefox warned that it was not a good site to go to.

    Besides I just got everything set up with pyTivo. What is wrong with it?
     
  11. Nov 6, 2015 #171 of 176
    Fofer

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    The Plex client is built into Roamio and Bolt now and is also much easier (IMO) and more elegant than PyTiVo.
     
  12. Nov 6, 2015 #172 of 176
    dnorth12

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    I just set up Plex. Not sure it is exactly what I am looking for. I just want a simple push/pull between tivo and computer.

    Maybe I am not familiar enough yet with the Plex capability but initially I just see the ability to view content from my computer.

    There is content showing on the server that is video editing software, some 10 second aac files. Why does that stuff show up in there? I just want to see what is in my movie folder and not other items unrelated.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2015 #173 of 176
    wmcbrine

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    pyTivo does the conversion; you shouldn't need to worry about it.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2015 #174 of 176
    Fofer

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    Yeah, Plex does pull only, it doesn't push.

    It sounds like your Plex Media Server is searching for and serving all of your video files. It can be configured to only search specific folders.

    When it's all set up and working, it's a beautiful thing (IMO.)
     
  15. Nov 7, 2015 #175 of 176
    dnorth12

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    I did find one thing about Plex that is working for me that pyTivo isn't doing.
    It will allow me to play 4K video served from my laptop. With pyTivo I can transfer the 4K video to the Tivo box, but it will not play.

    One thing I find about Plex that I find annoying is the sign in process.
     
  16. shuntera

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    I installed pyTivo OK and from the Tivo went in to Movies and marked a few for transfer - however - got nothing.

    History on the Tivo has them marked as Not Found, and when I hit the Info button I see this:

    [​IMG]


    Nonsense of course as I was able to access the Mac from the Tivo to flag those for transfer.

    Anyone know what is wrong?
     

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