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iTiVo and Mountain Lion

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

  1. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Sorry, I haven't read this thread in full (I found it while searching for the kmttg thread).

    I used to use iTivo.. kmttg is MUCH easier to use (though it is java interface)... and much more reliable in general.
     
  2. javabird

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    kmttg is still working in Mountain Lion (although I disagree that it's easier to use than iTivo).
     
  3. WDWPassholder

    WDWPassholder New Member

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    It is encouraging seeing that you, javabird, have kmttg working under Mountain Lion. Did you need to make any changes to get it to work?

    I have the standard download from kmttg, version v0p8r. I see that there is a newer version available, v0p8t. Wondering if it matters, do I need to install newest version first ?
     
  4. WDWPassholder

    WDWPassholder New Member

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    Previously I did not realize there was a separate thread just for kmttg (Thread= New program for 1 step TTG downloads, decryption, encoding - kmttg). Guessing that is the better spot for me to be posting my specific questions about kmttg compatibility with Mountain Lion.

    There were several good suggestions in this thread though that I wanted to say - Thanks! Troubleshooting tips like being able to use the browser if all else fails to verify connection to Tivo will probably push me to try Mountain Lion sooner than I otherwise would have.

    Wanted to also respond to questions in this thread about Roxio Toast. I first tried Titanium version 11 and really wanted a simple solution that worked. If that product had worked successfully consistently, I never would have been looking on the internet for alternatives. Probably the most successful part of that tool set for me was the Tivo Transfer. But as stated elsewhere, that package has issues and seemed to lack the vendor support it deserved. Editting of video within Toast would always eventually get hung up if I tried doing multiple edits without logging out of the tool. I have plenty of power on my iMac (Core i7, upgraded to 16 Gb ram), so I expected software would not have issues. It seemed that kmttg was the next best option for me to try. I do not want to have to dig into the setup if I can avoid it. I have some issues with kmttg not completely processing my video files from my Tivo, but have learned how to reprocess the few that have issues, so it has been a much better alternative to Toast for me.
     
  5. Fofer

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    I found some fixes mentioned here:

    http://code.google.com/p/itivo/issues/detail?id=198
     
  6. javabird

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    I have version v0p8t, which I upgraded from a previous version v0p8l. I had it installed and working on Lion before I upgraded to Mtn Lion.
     
  7. Dark Helmet

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    Yeah, I ran into the EXACT same issues. Talk about frustrating ... the official TiVo-recommended total is almost completely non-functional. It literally got worse in EVERY new version, and it never worked well even when it was functional. Like you said, the only thing that works worth a damn is TiVo Transfer. It's too bad; if it did work right I'd be happy with it even with the issues like the lousy metadata support. Well, at least now with the open-source tools I can get high definition video on my iPad which is pretty sweet.

    The issue I had with kmttg was that it wasn't really set up to do manual commercial editing (it can use VideoReDo, but that's Windows only). The version of comskip for the Mac is an emulated version of the Windows program; I tried compiling it myself so it could run natively, but I realized that it wasn't very portable and I got the impression that the author wasn't interested in fixing that. So that's why I wrote my own Perl program to automate my workflow.
     
  8. javabird

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    I agree the editing feature never worked in Toast. The last version of Toast I used was v.9 and I really liked the Tivo transfer tool, but it broke in Lion. iTivo was great to use, as it was drop-dead simple. kmttg works satisfactory for com skip but it's not perfect. If it's something I care about, I use MPEG streamclip for editing -- I haven't tried MPEG Streamclip since Mtn Lion, i hope it still works :)
     
  9. tspofford

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    This thread seems to have devolved into a discussion of Toast and some unix approaches. I'm happy for and can use the latter, after a little bit of refreshing my memory, but wonder if an iTiVo fix is available yet or on the way. Thanks.
     
  10. javabird

    javabird Active Member

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    Per the previous posts, iTivo is currently not working in Mountain Lion.
     
  11. Spudboy2012

    Spudboy2012 New Member

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    I'm using MacOS 10.8 with KMTTG & Mac2Tivo. I'm having zero issues. I'd be happy to help you out with what ever your having trouble with.
     
  12. jbaum

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    I'm giving up, I think Tivo Stream will simplify this for me.
     
  13. westside_guy

    westside_guy Annoyingly ephemeral

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    This is somewhat incorrect. While it's true Apple is no longer developing their own version of X11, if you run an app that needs it, Mountain Lion will ask you if you want to install it - and if you say yes, it grabs XQuartz for you. It's still seamless.
     
  14. volcs1

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    Thanks for this. I installed KMTTG under 10.8.1, and it works great.
     
  15. javabird

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    Just want to let people know that I recently tried the Roxio Tivo Transfer tool again and it seems to be working for me under Mtn Lion (I accidentally launched it and was surprised to see it working, since it's been broken since the last 2 OS X updates). So if you have it installed, you might give it a try again.
     
  16. Fofer

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    It would be great if it could work with the new TiVo Stream for better/faster transfers.
     
  17. enigmakv

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    Hi DH. I am doing pretty much exactly what you are doing...

    1) transfer TiVo video via web interface
    2) TivoDecode
    3) MPEG StreamClip to edit out commercials
    4) Handbrake
    (haven't tried the atomic parsly thing yet, but I use MetaX before importing to iTunes)

    I have considered trying to make an applescript to do all these things, but I'd be interested in hearing more details of what you have done.

    I'm fairly new here in the community and it won't let me PM you. Could you PM details to me?
     
  18. Archstar

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    I have posted a way to fix iTiVo here. github[dot]com/archstar/iTiVo-CookiePatch
     
  19. Fofer

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    In case anyone isn't aware, there's a new entrant in this field called cTivo (for Mac.) It's largely replaced iTiVo for me, and seems to be in very active development.

    http://code.google.com/p/ctivo/
     
  20. BrooklynBlueEyes

    BrooklynBlueEyes New Member

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    FYI, in case people don't already know, Roxio Popcorn is less expensive than Toast and includes TiVo transfer (which is what I use with Mountain Lion), if people are looking to save a few bucks.
     

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