1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New program for 1 step TTG downloads, decryption, encoding - kmttg

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by moyekj, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 #2581 of 10412
    bwall23

    bwall23 New Member

    73
    0
    Jun 8, 2009
    I agree that should be the default behavior.

    I can always check the NPL using kmttg to see if something's recording, but what if there's a recording scheduled in another second, minute, hour, etc?

    I have to go from one room to another in order to archive my recordings using kmttg. The TV & TiVo are in one room and the PC in another.

    If I'm recording something in HD to replace an SD recording that I've already watched and have saved in SD, I just do a quick check to make sure it's the right content (Program Info is not always 100%) and fast forward all the way through to make sure it's all there before going to the room where the PC is to start the archive transfer with kmttg.

    If I'm recording something I haven't seen before, I'll watch the full content and then go to the room the PC is in to start the archive with kmttg.

    Would be nice to do all this from one place, either the TiVo or the PC.

    How hard would it be to get kmttg to display the TODO list?

    P.S. Are any TiVo owners using FlexRAID or FlexRAID-View? Looks like a good solution for an archived video library once they pull the docs together in one place.
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 #2582 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
  3. Aug 29, 2010 #2583 of 10412
    PaulS

    PaulS Member

    674
    1
    Sep 16, 2002
    Southern NH
    How are the various Now Playing web interfaces able to show that a program is currently being recorded ? That might be another method to determine if a tuner's busy at the moment.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 #2584 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    That is easy if you just get Now Playing list via http interface, and one could grab just the first 2 shows which would be enough. kmttg indicates currently recording programs already and won't attempt to download a recording show. Point is it doesn't really matter as attempting to change channels on a recording tuner will simply be denied just like when you are sitting in front of TiVo and trying to do the same with the remote.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 #2585 of 10412
    wireman121

    wireman121 Member

    126
    0
    Nov 8, 2008
    Could everyone post their setup as well as their average kmttg download speeds (and if they are using PS or TS?) I am trying to determine what might be causing me to have low transfer speeds...

    Thanks!
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010 #2586 of 10412
    wireman121

    wireman121 Member

    126
    0
    Nov 8, 2008
    I'm also noticing the TWP delete function isnt working. It was working for a short period of time but it seems to has stopped, through the auto-transfers in GUI. Any suggestions?
     
  7. Sep 1, 2010 #2587 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    Haven't touched that code since the release you confirmed was working, so some change must have happened in your environment...
     
  8. Sep 1, 2010 #2588 of 10412
    wireman121

    wireman121 Member

    126
    0
    Nov 8, 2008
    Hmm. What is required to make it work? I have Tivo Premiere and kmttg v0p7m
     
  9. Sep 1, 2010 #2589 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    So you have a hacked Premiere? TWP delete obviously only works on hacked units running TiVo Web Plus.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2010 #2590 of 10412
    wireman121

    wireman121 Member

    126
    0
    Nov 8, 2008
    I did not know that. It worked on my series 3, so i thought, and i could swear it worked on my premiere - guess I was mistaken. Thanks for clearing that up :)
     
  11. Sep 4, 2010 #2591 of 10412
    shiffrin

    shiffrin Member

    216
    0
    Aug 23, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    I've got some questions about running kmttg on a Windows Home Server. I'd like to use VideoRedo to do the QS fix and the decrypt step (in place of tivodecode).

    I have the program path set to point to the folder where VideoRedo is installed. I have the checkbox for VRD QS Fix checked.

    I don't see any indication in the log that VideoRedo is being called for the QS fix. Should I be seeing this?

    The Wndows Home Server has no display of its own and no sound capability. I use Remote desktop to access the server and do any program configuration. If I bring up VideoRedo on the server using Remote Desktop and try to load any .tivo or.mpg file, I get an error that VideoRedo can't run since there is no sound capability. I'm wondering if Videoredo is failing when kmttg tries to call it.

    Could you tell me the command line that you use to call VideoRedo for the QS fix? I'll try to run this manually on the server and see if there are any error messages. If I can get this working, I'll next try to get the VideoRedo decryption step working.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2010 #2592 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    You should at least see kmttg attempting to run QS Fix with following message:
    >> Running qsfix on ...

    kmttg actually creates and runs a custom VBS script for QS Fix and other VRD tasks. However you can run the following for testing (replace path to vp.vbs according to your installation and obviously modify inputFile & outputFile accordingly):
    Code:
    cscript //nologo "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoReDoTVSuite4\vp.vbs" inputFile outputFile /t1 /d /q /na
    However if you can't run the GUI on that server due to missing sound card probably the batch run will fail as well.
    Note that for VideoRedo TiVo decryption to work you need at least a partial TiVo Desktop installation with TiVoDirectShowFilter.dll installed. Also, it takes one successful run via GUI for VRD to register COM objects in Windows, so it's quite likely the VRD COM job won't launch properly with your current setup.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2010 #2593 of 10412
    reneg

    reneg Member

    699
    0
    Jun 19, 2002
    There is a configuration option in VideoRedo to Edit without Audio that may help. It is located under Tools -> Options -> Playback Devices - Audio Device
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 #2594 of 10412
    shiffrin

    shiffrin Member

    216
    0
    Aug 23, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    Thanks, I never saw that option. That has solved one of my problems, now I'll try the cscript that moyekj suggested. I'll report my results later today.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2010 #2595 of 10412
    shiffrin

    shiffrin Member

    216
    0
    Aug 23, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    I checked through my logs again and there is no log entry for 'qsfix'. I modified VideoredoPlus to turn off the sound device as suggested by reneg. This fixed the error I was getting, but on my next transfer, it still didn't show 'running qsfix' in the log.

    I ran your code sample which did run without error,but the .mpg file it created was only 1K in size and wouldn't load in any video program.

    I had already installed Tivo Desktop and then did a partial removal to leave the files so that media player could play .tivo files. This hasn't helped. VideoRedo can't play a .tivo file.

    Windows Home Server is a version of Microsoft Server and is not working for me with VideoRedo.

    I'm going to give up for now and leave out the Videoredo settings in kmttg. If anyone has gotten kmttg to work on Windows Home Server, I'd appreciate knowing what you did to make it work.

    Thanks for all your suggestions. The program works great the way it is - I had hoped to make it better by using VideoRedo.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2010 #2596 of 10412
    reneg

    reneg Member

    699
    0
    Jun 19, 2002
    I don't run kmttg/videoredo on my WHS. I manually review commercial cuts so I run kmttg/videoredo on a PC. After final edits, I copy the files out to the WHS.

    On my WHS, I am unable to play .mpg or .tivo files. I'd guess there is no mpeg-2 decoder installed on the WHS. Perhaps installing something like the K-lite Codec pack would help. The .tivo files don't play because I have not installed Tivo Desktop on the WHS.
     
  17. Sep 5, 2010 #2597 of 10412
    shiffrin

    shiffrin Member

    216
    0
    Aug 23, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    I think I'm going to give up on my quest and just run it the way it is (no videoredo). The base software for WHS is pretty old and there is a new version coming (no idea when), which may work better. I like having kmttg on the WHS so I don't have to worry about how much space is used by all my files.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2010 #2598 of 10412
    gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

    2,444
    4
    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Yesterday, I used KMTTG to download a file in the TS format for the first time. I was very impressed by the transfer speed, but I got an error when the program attempted to decrypt the .TiVo file. Is there some other program/plug-in that I need to successfully decrypt TS files? For the record, I am running KMTTG on a machine with Windows 7 64-bit.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2010 #2599 of 10412
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    11,140
    31
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    I assume you are using latest version of tivodecode with TS decrypt support - if not obviously that is the first thing to try. Several others have reported issues with TS decrypt and/or TS downloads from TiVo. Only other option to decrypt is using VideoRedo and you have to have at least a partial TiVo Desktop installation with TiVoDirectShowFilter.dll installed. But no guarantees VRD will work either. These TS container TiVo files are unstable at best right now. Even some users of latest TiVo Desktop version which apparently defaults to TS transfers from Premiere units have reported some issues, so if you want stability you are better off sticking with PS transfers which are a lot more stable.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2010 #2600 of 10412
    RossoNeri

    RossoNeri Tech Geek

    87
    0
    Nov 26, 2005
    Herndon, VA
    When I download the files from my THD's, the metadata file has the OAD set to the proper date, but the time is 00:00:00Z. When I import the file into iTunes for iPhone/iPad syncing, iTunes displays the date (Release Date specifically) as the previous day.

    If I manually edit the metadata file before AP runs, and set the OAD to be the proper time of the recording, iTunes sets the date properly.

    Presumably, AtomicParsley is setting the date to midnight UTC (as contained in the metadata file) and iTunes is adjusting for my local time zone.

    Is this something that kmttg can account for and modify the date used in the AP command line? Simply adding the UTC time zone offset should be enough to have the correct date set in iTunes (the time is not used, as far as I can tell).

    TiVo's: (2) TiVo HD
    OS: Mac OS, Snow Leopard, latest version

    Thanks for any advise. I don't relish having to edit the metadata files before AP runs (or rerunning AP manually).

    Cheers.
     

Share This Page