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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. Jul 29, 2011 #3241 of 10810
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    When kmttg starts the qsfix job and you have that option enabled kmttg will report what video dimensions were detected and passed on to VRD with a message such as:
    VideoRedo video dimensions filter set to: x=1920, y=1080
    If you don't have that option enabled in kmttg then you won't see such a message.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2011 #3242 of 10810
    Joe54

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    I initially downloaded the zip file to a local drive (P:) and used Windows Explorer to view the contents of the zip file. I double clicked on the kmttg.jar file in this view and windows set up a directory on the C: drive under my user name. It was from this directory that I have been opening the application. It does not have the Service directory within it.

    Just now, I copied the zip file to another directory on the P: drive and used Windows Explorer to extract the contents. W/E extracted the files in the same directory on the P: drive as contained the zip file. This directory does contain the service directory.

    It was necessary to go to the win32 subdirectory and install the service as administrator and it is still necessary to start and stop the service in the same manner, but at least now auto transfer is running.

    I was my error in allowing W/E to set up the application without performing the extract first. Thank you for your assistance.

    Just to verify the process, I set the interval for 3 mins. The 1st recorder has only 1 - 30 minute program and the 2nd had several 90 min programs. The autolog shows both recorders were queried initially and transfers were stated on both. The 1st recorder finished quickly.

    Subsequent queries have been for the 1st recorder only. Is this because when the 2nd recorder is actively transferring programs it is not queried?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2011 #3243 of 10810
    moyekj

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    Yes, it won't be queried again until all tasks have completed from the 1st query (plus 3 min interval you configured).
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 #3244 of 10810
    moyekj

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    v0p8f version just released. Mostly a bug fix release for the iPad remote control, and a couple of enhancements for it as well. For details consult the release_notes Wiki.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 #3245 of 10810
    Joe54

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    Still having problems with Windows 7. My Kmttg files were missing from the directory when I started up this morning even though the GUI was still running from last night. The reason I noticed is because all the commands came back with unable to execute errors.

    I loaded it onto another disk this morning and started from scratch. Likely something to do with the temporary file Windows initially set up when I started without running a separate unzip.

    It is up & running right now. Will let you know if I still have problems.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2011 #3246 of 10810
    innocentfreak

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    I don't know how difficult it would be to add, but would it be possible to add a way to generate the series IDs of shows in My Shows? Or at least look up specific shows?

    Technically I can do it by generating the metadata file, but since that also starts a transfer I didn't know if there was another way.

    Or even if you just enable it so I can generate a metadata file without starting a transfer that might work also.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2011 #3247 of 10810
    moyekj

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    If it's just a few shows once in a while then note that you can always let it start downloading and then cancel the download tasks. The meta file is created before the download starts.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2011 #3248 of 10810
    elprice7345

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    I'm having an intermittent problem getting my NPL from my TiVo Premiere. When it doesn't work, I get the following results:

    I've attached the log file.

    I can access the NPL directly from my web browser with no problems.

    It seems to correct itself if I unplug/replug the TiVo, but sometimes it seems to spontaneously correct itself. Other times, it will give me the same message repeatedly.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ed
     

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  9. Aug 13, 2011 #3249 of 10810
    moyekj

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    Try turning off "Enable iPad style communications with this TiVo" for now to see if that helps. With that enabled when you fetch NPL kmttg fetches NPL the traditional way via https but in addition also gathers information using iPad protocol at same time to get ids of shows to allow delete/play, but maybe for some reason for your Premiere running both at same time is creating problems.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2011 #3250 of 10810
    elprice7345

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    I tried that and it worked, but then I don't get the benefits of the iPad control. :(

    I unplugged/replugged the TiVo and turned the iPad control back on in kmttg and it worked.

    Any suggestions on what to do when it happens again?
     
  11. Aug 14, 2011 #3251 of 10810
    moyekj

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    It looks to me like retrieving NPL 2 different ways at same time is overwhelming your Premiere and/or network. Is your TiVo and/or laptop on wireless or wired connections? I don't have that problem for both my Premieres, but then again my NPL lists are tiny - only about 15-20 shows on each Premiere. So I don't know if perhaps it's an issue with much larger NPL lists, but so far you are first to report this kind of issue.

    What may help your situation is to add a setting where you can leave iPad setting enabled but turn off iPad NPL retrieval. That means you lose the ability to play/delete shows from NPL but at least the iPad remote functionality would still be available. You can kind of do it now - turn off iPad setting and refresh the NPL, then turn it back on to get back iPad functionality.

    Other alternative is to make the iPad NPL retrieval run after the https NPL retrieval - i.e. avoiding running both at same time. Disadvantage with that is there will be a delay for being able to delete/play shows from kmttg NPL list until the iPad retrieval completes.

    I wish there was a way to avoid getting NPL twice for same Premiere, but currently the https NPL doesn't have the iPad show IDs (for play/delete functionality) and the iPad NPL doesn't have the show URLs (for downloading functionality), so both are necessary for full capabilities.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2011 #3252 of 10810
    elprice7345

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    My Premiere is connected to my network via a MOCA adapter.

    I do have a lot of content on it. I have added a 1TB WD HDD and the Premiere is showing about 90% full.

    As far as your proposed changes, I use the iPad delete functionality pretty heavily since you've added it (thanks for that! :up:) to manually manage my NPL, so I would prefer your 2nd alternative. Waiting a little longer to retrieve my NPLs doesn't bother me.

    Let me know if there's anything I can do to help or test.
     
  13. Aug 16, 2011 #3253 of 10810
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    What encoding settings do people like to use for other devices - I have a WDTV Live Plus and for the upcoming fall season I am going to be setting up the autowatch to encode all shows so that we can watch them in the main room or upstairs.

    Right now I use the appletv2 for Kids shows but any recommendations.
    1) I want to reduce the file size of the original file
    2) I would like the best playback possible
     
  14. Aug 20, 2011 #3254 of 10810
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    Hi,

    Love the kmttg app. Have installed many times on OSX and Win machines.

    After some months running an older version I decided to try the latest. So, I installed on the same Win7 machine where I've been running a year old version almost weekly.

    Reinstalled Java (and this may be where I went wrong)

    Neither the new install nor the older installs will launch. Have reinstalled 32 bit JRE6 and run the cmd prompt routine in instructions. Have reinstalled Java 32bit several times. Run through instructions top to bottom, reinstalled kmttg and java32 several times.

    Here's where I am at the moment. Before I ran the cmd prompt routine kmttg would not launch and gave no indication why. After running the cmd prompt routine I get the error "could not find the main class." Do I need to be in any particular directory when I make cmd prompt changes?

    What am I missing, please?
     
  15. Aug 20, 2011 #3255 of 10810
    moyekj

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    For Windows you bypass the "kmttg" script and just double-click on kmttg.jar, so I assume you are trying to get working on OS-X. For cmd line prompt try changing to the directory where kmttg.jar is and then execute the "kmttg" script as follows:
    Code:
    ./kmttg
    If that doesn't work then try the following from cmd line, again once you are in the same directory as kmttg.jar file:
    Code:
    java -jar kmttg.jar
    If that still doesn't work then try (again in same dir as kmttg.jar):
    Code:
    java -cp . -jar kmttg.jar
     
  16. Aug 20, 2011 #3256 of 10810
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    Actually, my original missive wasn't well written.

    It is a Windows 7 new install.

    I cmd prompted into the new kmttg.jar directory.
    Ran the second of the scripts you suggested.

    That launched the app.
    And I can successfully relaunch the app provided I do so from the command prompt.

    So, we are making progress.

    However, double clicking on kmttg.jar on Win7 continues to give the class error.

    Suggestion to be able to launch only the jar file, not launch a cmd prompt window?

    -Alex
     
  17. Aug 20, 2011 #3257 of 10810
    moyekj

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    I would guess Java installation issue with perhaps improper .jar association. See step 4 in windows_installation for details on setting proper association.

    Since you can get command line working though you could make a desktop shortcut which executes the same thing that works on command line, something like:
    Right click in empty area of desktop and choose:
    New->shortcut
    For location use:
    javaw -jar "<full path>\kmttg.jar"
    For name use kmttg

    Now you just double-click than shortcut to launch kmttg.

    NOTE: For windows using javaw instead of java avoids bringing up an extra console window.
    Obviously replace <full path> above with the real full path to where you installed kmttg.jar.
     
  18. Aug 25, 2011 #3258 of 10810
    abmcconnell

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    Thanks for the shortcut tip.
    It does work.

    FYI, i did run the c prompt routines several times - even before contacting you the first time.

    Thanks.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2011 #3259 of 10810
    moyekj

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    v0p8g version just released. Once again mostly iPad remote related changes - most notably ability to modify Season Pass attributes and also specify attributes when scheduling from Season Premieres table.

    Consult release_notes Wiki for details.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2011 #3260 of 10810
    innocentfreak

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    I am guessing no since it isn't an option on the iPad app, but would it be possible to add the option to initiate a push/pull request TiVo to TiVo from KMTTG?

    Sometimes it would just be nice if I see a show on another TiVo in KMTTG that I could just initiate the transfer from there.
     

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