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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 19, 2011 #3381 of 10411
    resildoc

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    is there something on the box i should be looking at? the network is enabled

    could the router be responsible for timing out on tasks?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2011 #3382 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I would call TiVo and ask them to check if your box is enabled for iPad application. When I first got my 1st Premiere I transferred service over from an S3 box and was missing some basic things on it. Turns out after many calls they were authorizing the box as if it was an S3 instead of a Premiere, so account tweaks on TiVo end eventually fixed the problem. No idea if that is the kind of thing you are running into, but can't think of anything else to tell you.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2011 #3383 of 10411
    danterner

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    Kmttg has made my TV viewing so much nicer - I can't thank you enough for your continuing development of it. I know I don't use it anywhere close to its full capability.

    I do have one question: I use the "Loop in GUI" option. I generally keep the application running at all times, but I've noticed that if I close it out, then upon relaunch that option is always deselected and I have to retoggle it back on each time. All of my other preferences are preserved. Is there a reason this one is not?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2011 #3384 of 10411
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    This setting is not saved as you have seen. This feature was implemented as an after-thought and by user request. Looking at code it would not be exactly trivial to have kmttg start properly directly in "Loop in GUI" mode, so saving this setting is not as trivial as some of the other saved settings so I'd rather just leave it as is.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2011 #3385 of 10411
    danterner

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    Makes sense - thanks again!
     
  6. Oct 19, 2011 #3386 of 10411
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    I am using kmttg with the ff_h254_high_rate encoding profile. But, my finished product the mp4 file doesn't have any sound. Oh, and I am using the latest version v0p8j. The decoded file has the audio, just not the mp4 file. Am I missing a codec I need? I tried playing it on my computer, it wouldn't play at all in Quicktime, put did play in Windows Media player, just without the audio. I transferred it back to the tivo with the same results as in Media Player. Anyone have any ideas what would cause this? Thank you, in advance for any help.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 #3387 of 10411
    moyekj

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    The audio is there, your players just can't handle mp4 with AC3 which is a relatively new spec. VideoLAN VLC can. For transferring it back on TiVo you should use pyTivo "push" so that it won't transcode back to mpeg2 during transfer.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 #3388 of 10411
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    Victory-You will believe this. The new tivo box needed to update soft/firm ware to the version that accepts ipad. Logged in!! Thank you.

    If I could beg your indulgence once more, I now want to put my sp list onto this new box. Loaded and then went to copy list, it noted "failed to grab existing sp's to check against for tivo dvr..." How can I move this list onto tivo? Again, many, many thanks and am hoping to achieve this before my wife gets home :). Joel.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 #3389 of 10411
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    Perhaps you are getting "failed" message because the new box doesn't have any Season Passes on it? I didn't consider/test that scenario of empty season pass list. Perhaps try creating at least 1 dummy/temporary Season Pass and then try the SP copy again.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 #3390 of 10411
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    Again, you are correct! Key: Added a search, then copying over our old ones loaded just fine. We cannot thank you enough for your great program and wonderful help! Please know how appreciated you are, the numbers of hours you have saved! I am going to try some new things, and hopefully call on the community and contribute as needed. Thanks so much. Joel.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 #3391 of 10411
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    ok-quick question-I have loaded some .tivo files into the file folder and want to place them onto the new tivo. I cannot find a place where it tells us how to do this. Can you please refer? Thanks. Joel.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2011 #3392 of 10411
    moyekj

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    kmttg is for TiVo->PC transfers. Use pyTivo for PC->TiVo transfers.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2011 #3393 of 10411
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    Thanks-Again, really appreciate all your help! Warmly, Joel.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2011 #3394 of 10411
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    Is there a codec I could get that would let other players play it? This isn't that big a deal, I have already installed VLC, but I was just curious. Media Player will work with any DirectShow filter, I believe. And thank you for the helping me with this and the great application!
     
  15. Oct 20, 2011 #3395 of 10411
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    You can always install a codec pack, such as K-lite.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2011 #3396 of 10411
    moyekj

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    I don't think it's just a missing codec issue as you can have H.264 codec and AC3 codecs available yet still have a problem. The problem is deeper than that since the issue is with the mp4 container itself, not the underlying A/V codecs. I have never been able to get a DirectShow based player (such as Windows Media Player) to handle it, though admittedly haven't tried very hard. You need to identify what your primary playback device is going to be and use specs that will work with your preferred decoder. Trying to generate videos that play on everything equally as well and with good quality is pretty much impossible. For playback on TiVo mpeg2 is still the best format, period, so if your source files are mpeg2 then just leave them that way. H.264 w/ AC3 works pretty well on TiVo Premiere or later models but for example 1x FF essentially doesn't work and sometimes there are strange aspect ratio problems. mpeg2 on the other hand plays very well on Series 3 & 4 TiVos.
    Most of my videos come from TiVo recordings so anything I keep for a long time I just keep as mpeg2, but then again I don't have a huge library as some people here so disk space is not a concern.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2011 #3397 of 10411
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    MPEG 2 may be my best bet. VLC did play the mp4 files, but there seems to be an issue with the audio not syncing with the video properly.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2011 #3398 of 10411
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    Hi-Wondering if anything in kmttg will allow me to salvage remaining *.tivo files from an extender drive attached to my decommissioned premiere?
     
  19. Oct 21, 2011 #3399 of 10411
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    No.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2011 #3400 of 10411
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    Thanks :(. Any suggestions? Warmly, Joel.
     

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