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kmttg & Tivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Joe Siegler, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    If you pull up Task Manager (Press CTRL-Shift-ESC), there may be a "Tivoserver.exe" running under the process tab.

    When I had TDP installed and it quit working, Tivoserver.exe was running at startup and hogging most of my CPU processes and never stopped.
     
  2. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    There isn't. I also prevented three TiVo items from running in startup, one of them named that. :)
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You may have stopped it, but the next time you start up Windows, it would start again.
     
  4. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Not if you go into services and disable stuff there, too (on top of the three in startup).
     
  5. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    OK, I'm totally confused. I don't have Tivo Desktop Plus but I do have Tivo Desk Top (the free version).

    There is all this talk of "transferring" recorded programs from the Tivo DVR to the computer using DTP.

    Using just Desk Top I can copy, not transfer, a recording from my DVR to my computer and I can view the show both on my computer and my TV.

    If I delete the show on my DVR I can still view it on my PC. If I delete if from my PC I can still view it on my TV.

    So what I'm saying is I am not transferring the program from my DVR to my PC; I'm "copying" the show.

    If I come back from a trip I do not have to "transfer" unseen shows back to my DVR as they were never "transferred" to begin with but only copied.

    Shouldn't we be using the term copy and not transfer when referring to recordings from our DVR to our PC? Or is this just semantics?
     
  6. wmcbrine

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    If you're talking about pyTivo, Push failure is usually due to failure of mind.tivo.com. Or if you just don't have your tivo_username and tivo_password set in pyTivo.conf.
     
  7. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I do have them set.

    I also set all this up after midnight when I was tired, so it's possible something was misconfigured. But so far everything's working except push to TiVo with the kmttg/pyTivo combo.
     
  8. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Did you know that whenever you make changes to PyTivo (not through the web interface), you would need to stop and restart the service.
     
  9. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Well, everything I've changed with pyTiVo has been through the web interface, and whenever I've done that, I've restarted it. Again, web interface. If that's not what I'm supposed to be doing, let me know.
     
  10. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    It can be done either way. I usually do not use the web interface except on the iPad.
     
  11. christheman

    christheman New Member

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    My take on semantics:

    To me "transfer" means to copy from one medium to another, as is used in the motion picture industry with "film transfer" to indicate where an entire celluloid film reel is copied frame by frame or cell by cell by semi-automated optical machine to a computer. Or as many people say, "digitize" (bless their hearts). In the end the film finds its way back to the canister unharmed. They actually go to great lengths to try to preserve it. So I may be stepping on some toes by saying this, but to me a Transfer would indeed be more similar to a Copy. In any case the word Transfer is basically open for interpretation.
     
  12. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I've only been using this for two days, so I'm going with web interface for now. :)
     
  13. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    yea, I guess you can call me an advanced PyTivo user. :D
     
  14. Joe Siegler

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    Hey, I believe I read somewhere that one can create a Wishlist for a TiVo box on kmttg as opposed to the incessant boop-boop you have to do with the peanut in front of the TV.

    I took a look, and couldn't find where to do that. Assuming this is possible, can someone direct me to it? Tkx.
     
  15. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    * Make sure you have latest kmttg version installed from here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/kmttg/files/?source=navbar
    * From main kmttg window choose "Remote" tab and then "Search" or "Guide" sub tab and you can use "WL" button to create wishlists (including auto record wishlists if you want).
     
  16. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I should, unless it's been updated in the last week and a half. Haven't been using this too long.

    Tkx, I'll go check it out.
     
  17. Joe Siegler

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    BTW, after messing with this since early September, I just realized tonight that I haven't used Tivo Desktop once.

    Actually, no wait there was one time. There was an episode of a kids show I was having problems getting the proper metadata transferred over, and I tried with TDP, but that was the only time.

    It's actually still installed on the computer, I never uninstalled it - I just disabled it from ever running again, and been using the kmttg/pytivo combo. :)
     
  18. unitron

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    It really is "copy" (and not what Microsoft calls "move", which is copy and then delete the source), but TiVo Desktop calls it "transfer" instead of "copy" for some reason, so in talking about Desktop we often say "transfer", but we're talking about a process that leaves the source intact.
     
  19. wmcbrine

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    Yes.
     
  20. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    OK, I've been using this combo now for almost two months, and have gotten quite used to it. One odd question. When I run kmttg, I get a command prompt window pop up and then the app runs. The window just sits there, nothing on it, and my closing it doesn't seem to have any effect on kmttg's operation.

    What is that? Is it harming anything to close it out? I get picky and like a tidy desktop. Tkx.
     

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