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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. Nov 8, 2010 #2801 of 10413
    dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Sorry, I really don't want to inject a shoot-off comparison of VAP and kmttg onto this kmttg thread, but you make unclear statements about VAP that I feel need to be clarified in the interest of fairness.

    What "bunch of extra steps" are you referring to? Of course VAP does not pull videos from TiVo. You need to use TiVoPlaylist or Desktop to do that. But what other steps comprise a "bunch" of steps?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2010 #2802 of 10413
    Ramshackle

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    I recently wrote a java-based program to query thetvdb.com to try to discern the SXXEXX info based on "Series Name - Episode Name" in the filename, and then rename the file with that info so that xbmc will pick it up. I have been successfully using it as a custom job in kmttg. It obviously doesn't work for shows that aren't recorded with any or incorrect episode names, but it works pretty well so far for me. Also it makes the assumption that, for shows where there is more than one series name match, you want the most recent series (the one with the most recent "first air date").

    If you're interested, I can send you the app. It's still pretty new and not battle hardened but it might work ok for you.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 #2803 of 10413
    stalemate

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    I would be interested.

    And, no offense, but I'd prefer to take at least a cursory glance at the code... just for my own personal safety.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 #2804 of 10413
    Ramshackle

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    Sure, no problem. Give me a day or two to get it in a presentable state and I'll send you a link to the source and binaries, plus some basic instructions.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2010 #2805 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Yeah I would be interested in giving it a try.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 #2806 of 10413
    Hcour

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    Started having a problem with kmttg last few days. When copying a program from my Tivo to my computer it stops at about the halfway mark.

    I'm running Win 7 and kmttg v0p7k. I tried installing the latest ver of Java tonight but that didn't solve the problem. Thanks for any help.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 #2807 of 10413
    Ramshackle

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    Ugh. Since I'm so new to the forums, I'm not yet allowed to paste in a link directly, so you'll have to bear with me and type this in yourself:

    rossjohnson dot org slash tvdb-renamer

    Please note that the software has plenty of limitations as I originally wrote it for my own personal use. If there is interest, I can enhance it further in the future.

    Feedback is welcome.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 #2808 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    http://www.rossjohnson.org/tvdb-renamer/

    It sounds cool. I definitely will be interested in giving it a try.

    I will have to look at it more tonight when I get home. Is there way to use it on shows already transferred? I would love a simple way to convert the shows I have already transferred. I just can't remember all the options KMTTG has for shows once they are on the PC.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 #2809 of 10413
    Ramshackle

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    Yes, you can run it from the command line on any files you already have downloaded. Unfortunately, it doesn't take wildcards at the moment so you'd have to do it a file at a time or write a simple script to run it against each file.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 #2810 of 10413
    stalemate

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    Thanks man, I'll give it a look within the next few days.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 #2811 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    I can think of my first feedback then ;)

    When you run the process are you able to customize the output? For example I would drop the date now that I have SxxExx. You touched briefly on it on your site, but being at work I haven't looked at it indepth.

    Also is there any limitations on file extensions? I didn't know if it would work with files other than .TiVo and .Mpeg. It might be really helpful with .WTV files.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 #2812 of 10413
    Ramshackle

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    Right now there's no output customization but obviously that would be the first enhancement. :)

    No limitation on the file extensions. In fact, you can specify anything you want inside the parentheses and put anything you want after them, and it will just keep that info in the new filename.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 #2813 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Very cool. You might want to post it over at the Green Button since Media Center users might be interested also. Their WTV files have a similar naming scheme as TiVo files.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 #2814 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Well I got home and realized I can't use it on my old transfers without renaming them.

    Most of my shows are
    [mainTitle][/][mainTitle "-" ]["Episode " EpisodeNumber "_"][episodeTitle]
     
  15. Nov 10, 2010 #2815 of 10413
    BigT4187

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    I just discovered kmttg yesterday and all I can say is THANK YOU! It does EXACTLY what I needed. Keep up the great work!
     
  16. Nov 10, 2010 #2816 of 10413
    moyekj

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    A better source for information needed to make the thetvdb.com query would be pyTivo metadata file instead of relying on the specific format of the saved file names. That's what the "AtomicParsley" step in kmttg uses now to add metadata to mp4 files.
     
  17. Nov 10, 2010 #2817 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Can you go back and generate the pyTiVo metadata file off existing Mpg files? In the past I didn't generate the PyTiVo metadata files since I wasn't as worried about it. As I fall further and further behind on shows I am looking for better ways to organize my backlog.

    My ultimate goal is still to rename the show to Showtitle - SnnEnn - Episodetitle.mpg. This way it is better organized in my show folders and also some of my metadata programs I use would play nice with it also. I record way too much to rename everything manually. Some of these tools for Media Center have spoiled me.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2010 #2818 of 10413
    moyekj

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    No, the mpeg2 files don't contain any of the metadata. Obviously .TiVo files do if you still have those available.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2010 #2819 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Ok good to know, didn't think so but I had never tried. I will have to make sure all my files generate PyTiVo metadata just as backup in case someone makes a scraper.

    Should I add that as a suggestion now? ;)
     
  20. Nov 11, 2010 #2820 of 10413
    DrewS3

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    I just tried kmttg on my Tivo HD after being unhappy with Tivo Desktop plus in encoding for my mobile phone. I set up a profile that has great image quality but the audio is a second or two out of sync.
    It is my understanding that the only way to fix this is to buy VideoRedo for $50+. Is this correct? Is there another process that will let me automatically download from my Tivo and encode using a custom encoding profile which does not require additional commercial software?
     

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