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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. May 28, 2011 #3161 of 10412
    moyekj

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    It's probably a corrupted program. Use your web browser to download that particular show instead, then even if it errors out the partial download should still be available.
     
  2. May 28, 2011 #3162 of 10412
    bob61

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    I've tried 6 different programs (all the same show, different episodes) all terminate right at the end. I'll try to download via browser and see how that goes - thanks!
     
  3. May 30, 2011 #3163 of 10412
    bob61

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    Seems the problem is related to HD programs. All SD programs download without a problem, but the HD transfers and then terminates at the end, causing the entire transfer to be deleted. Am I missing something about transferring HD programs?
     
  4. May 30, 2011 #3164 of 10412
    moyekj

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    You do have enough disk space in download drive right? HD programs obviously require a lot more space than SD ones. If that's not it can you download with web browser successfully?
     
  5. May 30, 2011 #3165 of 10412
    Stuxnet

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    After running kmttg's Ad Cut on a large (5GB) decrypted mpg file, I get about 1GB into the encode step and then a popup saying mplayer has crashed... next, kmttg locks up with a parsing error. I'm running Win7-64, fwiw...

    Is there a file size limit I'm unaware of with either Ad Cut or the subsequent encode? Or a setting I've overlooked?
     
  6. May 31, 2011 #3166 of 10412
    bob61

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    Plenty of space, 250+GB. Transfer through browser was extremely slow so I aborted that approach. I did transfer 30 shows that were in SD without any problem, so not sure why the issue with these shows (9 different recordings tried).
     
  7. May 31, 2011 #3167 of 10412
    vectorcatch

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    Are you doing this with the same HD file? Technically the TiVo is remuxing the file into MPEG-PS on the fly and I have had files in the past that were glitched and could not be downloaded from the TiVo.

    I have found 2 fixes for this in the past.

    If you have multiple TiVos you can attempt to cut that file through MRV. You do this by pausing where you think the problem is and transferring from the pause point to the other TiVo and then downloading from that TiVo.

    If you have a premiere: download using MPEG-TS (this way the TiVo doesn't remux). However, this is really only useful if you have videoredo and can decrypt with it instead of tivodecode (tivodecode TS support is very spotty).

    When I started downloading a lot videoredo became a very good investment.
     
  8. May 31, 2011 #3168 of 10412
    vectorcatch

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    mencoder is not particularly good at dealing with "glitched" mpeg 2 files. You probably are having a problem when it gets to that specific part of the file. If an mpeg2 file has an inconsistenty in the stream (a wild shift in apsect ratio, dropped frames, etc.) mencoder will just crash most of the time. The worst part is that you may not even see these glitches when watching as video as most good decoders will hide them from you.

    This used to happen to me all the time with it with HD files. I had these problems more on Comcast, while a friend of mine on FIOS rarely saw anything like it. I ended up buying videoredo which solved those issues, I initially was using it for Quick Stream Fix and then starting justusing it for adcut as a whole (note: I know I trumpeted it 2 posts in a row, but I swear I have nothing to do with videoredo other than owning a license).
     
  9. May 31, 2011 #3169 of 10412
    moyekj

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    Agree with previous poster. If you have VideoRedo setup with kmttg it will be used instead of mencoder to make the cuts and is a lot more reliable at doing so. Plus you also have opportunity to review and correct detected commercials as part of the flow as well if you wish.
     
  10. May 31, 2011 #3170 of 10412
    Stuxnet

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    Thanks for the responses. Yes I guess I'll relent and look at VideoRedo as I can't process HD programming w/o commercials.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2011 #3171 of 10412
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    Looks like Tivo Premieres (at least) can delete shows on other TiVo Premieres... does that mean kmttg should be able to do the same? As in, download a show, process it, push it back to the TiVo and delete the original?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2011 #3172 of 10412
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    wmcbrine

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    I assume the new deletion method is an extension of the HMO (Calypso) protocol, rather than something that uses the iPad interface. (It's simpler that way.) But yeah, the traffic is encrypted.

    I've suggested elsewhere that it's worth experimenting, but I haven't done that yet myself. I actually would be reluctant to add deletion to pyTivo even if the mechanism were known.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2011 #3174 of 10412
    moyekj

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    Remote delete does not seem to be using HMO from what I can tell (it's not using https). It looks to be more like the iPad delete method. Also the implementation seems somewhat brain dead in that you can press "clear" on remote on a non-Premiere unit and the display which actually remove the show from the screen but of course doesn't actually remove from the unit.

    However works well Premiere/Premiere for a single show at a time (folder delete doesn't work) so no complaints here that finally at least that capability is now in place.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2011 #3175 of 10412
    cburbs

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    Lately I notice on my autotransfers the encoded files end up back in the .Tivo Output Dir even though I have the Encode Output Dir setup to a mapped network drive.

    If I run a file manually it seems to work OK.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2011 #3176 of 10412
    moyekj

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    If running service mode then it's probably because in service mode you don't have access to network drive.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2011 #3177 of 10412
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    Is there a way to make that work?
     
  18. Jun 2, 2011 #3178 of 10412
    moyekj

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    Not sure. If you are using a volume name for the network drive try using UNC (\\server\path format) instead in kmttg configuration. Also you may want to search for "UNC" in this thread as I think there's been topics along these lines before.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2011 #3179 of 10412
    orangeboy

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    Set the Service to run under your credentials.

    Start > Run > Services.msc > right-click the kmttg service > Properties > Log On tab > select "This Account" instead of "Local System Account" > provide your username and password > click OK.

    I have both kmttg and pyTivo setup to run under my account, and use UNC paths extensively. Well, not so much for kmttg, but in a lot of other areas.
     
  20. Jun 8, 2011 #3180 of 10412
    rayik

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    Just spent hours before I could finally get the kmttg service running on Windows 7. Neither Google nor searching this thread was of much help. Here's the problem and the solution.

    The kmttg service would start and then stop. It did not matter which Log On was used for the service. The solution was to first configure an auto transfer in the GUI. Until that was done, the kmttg service would stop with an ERROR - which was not shown in the status window of the GUI.

    Trouble shooting steps before figuring out this solution: In the services.msc CP I tried "Log On" settings which included "Local System Account" with unchecked "Allow service to interact with desktop." Also tried starting it under the logged on windows user account.

    Windows event viewer showed this error:

    "The kmttg service is marked as an interactive service. However, the system is configured to not allow interactive services. This service may not function properly."

    Google searching that windows error showed that interactive services were not allowed in Windows 7 or Vista (unlike XP or 2003 which allowed them). Only workaround found was to uncheck "Allow service to interact with desktop" in the services property. However that did not fix it. Same error kept happening. Kmttg service would start and then stop with the same error in the windows error reporting service.

    Finally I looked at kmttg log file auto.log.o which gave the solution to the problem:

    STARTING AUTO TRANSFERS
    ERROR: No auto keywords setup
    ERROR: no keywords defined in [install path]\auto.ini... aborting
    EXITING BATCH MODE

    Probably should have looked at ktmmg log file first. However, the wiki noted only that interactive log on should be unchecked. It did not mention setting up an auto transfer before starting the service. Perhaps the wiki should be tweaked to mention that.

    This is an excellent program. I only wish I learned of it years ago.
     

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