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iTiVo (TiVo -> mac -> iPhone)

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Nov 16, 2008 #21 of 741
    Yoav

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    Is your MAK setting in iTiVo correct? Turn on logging under prefs/advanced. send the contents of ~/iTiVo.log to me?
     
  2. Nov 17, 2008 #22 of 741
    hdfatboy2003@mac

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    Yoav - Thanks 1.5b does the trick!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2008 #23 of 741
    hdfatboy2003@mac

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    Yoav - Almost actually. Appears AppleTV doesn't like multi-channel audio. What would be the encoder audio options setting for "stereo". Can I just copy the setting from mpeg2 or the like?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2008 #24 of 741
    bohbot16

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    From what I understand, the AppleTV can only use AC3 (aka Dolby Digital 5.1) audio when it is the second audio track in the file and the first audio track is a 2 channel AAC.

    It might make sense to just force the AppleTV audio to 2 channel AAC.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2008 #25 of 741
    Yoav

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    If that's the case, then change -channels 6 to -channels 2 in the advanced audio prefs and tell me if that works. (if it does, I'll fix it in the source).

    -- yoav
     
  6. Nov 17, 2008 #26 of 741
    hdfatboy2003@mac

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    Yoav - changing it from -6 to -2 channel didn't work. It imports into iTunes but iTunes won't transfer it to AppleTV indicating "it can not be played on this AppleTV".

    I'm not seeing what could be the problem. Apple indicates:

    H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    When I check the video properties in iTunes it shows: MPEG-4, bit rate 245 kbps, Stereo, Total bit rate 3250 kbps, 1195x672, Video codes H.264

    An early Comedy Central program that I had trouble with transcoded with the original AppleTV setting just fine. I suspect that is because the original sound track was only 2 channel. When inspecting it's properties it states: MPEG-4, 274 kbps, Stereo, 3316 kbps, 960x720, H.264

    Any ideas on what changes I need to make?

    Thanks.
    Mark.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2008 #27 of 741
    Yoav

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    I see two potential problems:

    1) Your source is a 30 fps movie, and we arent converting it to 24 fps. So I guess we need to lower the max resolution to 960 x 540. Find the dsize=1200:720:0 chunk and change it to dsize=960:540:0 (in the video encoder options).

    2) Your audio is probably still at 480 kbps (from the 6-channel encoding). In the audio encoding options, change br=480 to br=160

    <crossing fingers and hoping we got it this time>. Again tell me
     
  8. Nov 18, 2008 #28 of 741
    kas25

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    I just got the same error message last night. Interested to hear what you find as they all transferred flawlessly but couldn't play when i double click the movie in finder. I just picked the Apple TV setting.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2008 #29 of 741
    Fofer

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    Love the new "Basic TiVo info in drawer" in 1.5b3!

    However, this new version isn't listing all the shows on my 750GB Series 3 TiVo. Previous versions, it listed ~260 shows. Now, it lists 113.

    I was alarmed at first, since so many items are missing... I only see 1 Primetime (I know I'd been saving 3,) and no Suggestions (I had 6.) But I just fired up the TiVo itself and they are all there.

    Needless to say, since it's only an incomplete list, I can't extract everything, and the "basic info" and pie chart are rendered inaccurate.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2008 #30 of 741
    hdfatboy2003@mac

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    Made the changes you suggested but still not luck in Mudville. It'll import into iTunes and play in iTunes and QuickTime but will not transfer over to AppleTV. Same error message "because it can not be played on this AppleTV"
     
  11. Nov 18, 2008 #31 of 741
    Yoav

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    Quick question: Of the missing shows, how many are marked as 'copy protected'? Those are shows the tivo refuses to let you download, and so are not listed on the 'now playing' list, but SHOULD be counted in the total hard drive used drawer (there's a chunk for shows that are copyrighted). Did the old version really list more (it wasn't supposed to list copyrighted shows before either). If so, I need to fix that :).
     
  12. Nov 18, 2008 #32 of 741
    Fofer

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    I don't think that's it. Why would it only list 1 of my 3 "Primetime" recordings? None of those are copy protected.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2008 #33 of 741
    Yoav

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    Ok then. we have a bug. Let me see if I can figure out why...
    (the only shows it's supposed to ignore are shows listed as 'copy protected' and shows listed as 'in progress'). Let's see if I can find out what's going on.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2008 #34 of 741
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    Whoa indeed. There is a bug that affects any tivo with > 128 shows on it. Eek fixing now. Thank you for catching.

    1.5b4 now uploaded, *should* fix this problem.. Please tell me if it does.
     
  15. Nov 20, 2008 #35 of 741
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    Anyone here own an ElGato Turbo.264 stick and want to help me test something? (I don't own one, so have NO IDEA if I'm even remotely doing the right thing).
     
  16. Nov 25, 2008 #36 of 741
    UncaAndoo

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    Love that you're continuing TDM. Second the motion of adding a donation button.

    I take it that you're supposed to set your own file extension if you're choosing "No encode"?
     
  17. Nov 25, 2008 #37 of 741
    Yoav

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    It will default to an .mpg file extension.
    No encode simply takes the original mpeg-2 transport stream from the tivo, and decrypts it. It will skip re-encoding. This is only useful if you have something that can play transport streams and want the original data from the tivo. (quicktime cannot, vlc and mplayer can). (mpeg-2 files generally use a .mpg extension.. so that's what it uses.. feel free to pick your own one otherwise).
     
  18. Nov 26, 2008 #38 of 741
    tubbo

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    A beautiful piece of work. Thank you for making my life a little easier. :)
     
  19. Nov 26, 2008 #39 of 741
    cuyahoga

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    Sure. I want to start playing with the Turbo.264 feature, so if there is something specific you want me to try just let me know.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2008 #40 of 741
    Yoav

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    Pushed out version 1.5.. check for updates in menu to get it.
     

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