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

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

  1. Oct 22, 2010 #2761 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Native Java tasks (such as javadownload) don't have stdout/stderr so double-clicking on them would not show anything anyway. Other than the Null Exception message dump there's no bad side effect so not a critical problem. I've already checked in code to not attempt to popup window for such tasks for next release.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 #2762 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    i'll take a look, i did find a couple of interesting settings, which i will post once i finished testing the, a followup question, in the recent release notes, there are 2 new profiles added for encode, but i cannot find out what their description is, where would i find that info?(i havent upgraded yet till downloads finish running:)
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 #2763 of 10413
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    They were both contributed by none other than txporter:
    hb_tivo_hd_crf (for HD sources - targets playback on TiVos):
    Handbrake tivo hd: mp4 container, Constant Quality (CRF=21) h.264 video, ac3 audio

    hb_tivo_sd_crf (for SD sources - targets playback on TiVos):
    Handbrake tivo sd: mp4 container, Constant Quality (CRF=19) h.264 video, ac3 audio

    NOTE: mp4 container with AC3 audio is relatively new and not many media players/devices support that (but TiVo Series 3 & Series 4 machines do).
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 #2764 of 10413
    txporter

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    In addition that what moyekj described above, these profiles will also run an inverse telecine on shows that are telecined, or will deinterlace shows that are interlaced. I included a weak denoiser in the profile as well just to shave a bit of bitrate off the final encodes without much difference in quality. On most US aired video, you will end up with 23.976-24 fps streams.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 #2765 of 10413
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    I am having some trouble. I am trying to transfer a single episode of a show and decrypt it. Nothing else, I just want to end up with a file that will play on my boxee box, I don't care if it has commercials or whatever.

    Anyway, I am able to queue the job and the first step starts ok, but it never finishes. I've tried this 2 different times and the download step just keeps going and going... what is going on?

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  6. Oct 24, 2010 #2766 of 10413
    stalemate

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    By the way, the full file size for that show is over 2gb, but it has been stuck on 922.87 MB for hours.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 #2767 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Its obviously a very large file transferring at a slow rate. 3 hrs for nearly 1 GB?

    On my Tivo HD connected wirelessly, I can download 1 GB of data in about 25 minutes.

    If you have a Premiere, its much faster.

    Also, if you are using Curl to download, there seems to be a bug of some kind that slows/stops your downloads. I'd try using Java.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2010 #2768 of 10413
    stalemate

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    It got to 922.87 MB in probably half an hour, and it has made no progress since then.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2010 #2769 of 10413
    moyekj

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    stalemate, have you tried rebooting your TiVo? In that picture the transfer rate is 0 Mbps and obvious 2+ hours to download a 30 minute HD show indicates there is a problem of some sort either with TiVo or your network.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2010 #2770 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    RE: Pushing via Kmttg.

    I found I can push just by starting service under the Auto-Transfer menu and not have to open the Autopush.jar. Are they the same?

    Also, I like the new 'Queued jobs' to turn on and off the execution as I can use it to pause between downloads.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 #2771 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Huh? Don't know what this Autopush.jar is you are talking about... If you are referring to other auto_push program (auto_push.jar) that is a completely separate application from kmttg which is designed to monitor folders for video files to push to TiVos via pyTivo push mechanism.
    That is completely separate from kmttg "push" task which is pushing specific videos of your choosing via pyTivo push.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 #2772 of 10413
    stalemate

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    I will try that in a bit. The transfer isn't slow though, I don't think. It goes fast for a while and then stops.

    If I start the transfer again it does a similar thing. Earlier it got to 500 mb before it stalled out.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 #2773 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    I know that feeling. Are you using the latest kmttg version? v0p7Q? You can switch over to using java for downloads.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 #2774 of 10413
    stalemate

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    Yeah I just downloaded it today. I'll try java and report back. I just found the setting.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2010 #2775 of 10413
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    Java download is running. Getting 6.4 Mbps right now.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010 #2776 of 10413
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    Weird... it made it to 855 MB and stalled. My tivohd is on wireless. I wanted to put a switch downstairs and put it on wired network anyway. I'll see if that helps.

    ETA... it just started itself over. the 855 MB file seems to be gone and it is up to 35 MB trying again. Although the screen is showing 0 Mbps, it is downloading pretty quickly.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 #2777 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    Try resetting the Tivo server a few times. Under the File menu.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 #2778 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    I sure would like to be able to customize the playlist view, ie: show/hide episode numbers, episode titles, etc.

    thanks.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 #2779 of 10413
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    Got it, can confirm that those streams will not work on all three of the media players I am testing due to various issues. When I am all done, I am going to do a big writeup so everyone in the future who is considering buying a lower cost stand alone player like the wdtv or roku can skip the trials I have been thru. I can't wait till tomorrow cause I get two new players to test which supposedly both play .swf and .flv formatted files.

    One other question, has anyone had any success with com cut and the ad cutter on hires converted files? (without video redo of course) I find that low res works fine with the minor over or under cuts, but hi res wipe out the video and only chops the audio stream. Is there a setting or command line change I am missing for using com cut on hires TiVo? Not vitally important to me, but thought I should bring it up because I imagine I am not the only one who sees a 3gb say 720p show with ac3 cut down to a 60mb mpg.cut file with either a black screen or the first frame of video and all the audio.

    Hope to have my results posted by maybe Wednesday on the players and file formats and all those goodies, because of course so far, even though most specs say they will work with certain files, they mostly lie and need everything in tight tolerances to play, especially when down converting a high res file to a standard video input, etc on the player.
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 #2780 of 10413
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    Oops, forgot why I originally was going to comment on, the latest q version did not save the wan ports I put in while configuring the tiro, or by TiVo. I had to configure the TiVo, save it, exit the program, restart and then put in the wan ports for it to stay in the settings (I guess I could have changed it in config.ini, but didn't think of it. Just thought I would comment on that.

    Also for stalemate transfer problems, if your wired transfer work, but not the wireless, I bet you have interference on you wifi channel that might be killing the stream. I had similar problems with that years ago with my replay tv transfers, interference from my neighbors phone would kill my transfers randomly, I don't know if kmttg can resume if it gets corrupted streams or not, If you have the same problem wired, then I would look at if there is something else on your network broadcasting on the transfer port every once in awhile.
     

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