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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 17, 2011 #3561 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Got it, I was basically wondering if I could change it via the script with some argument I just didn't know or if it was in the basic programming so you answered that for me. I remember your suggestion, I am just always the kid who asks why because it helps me understand better.

    I used to program in the old days (I bet I am older than most TiVo users) but never got around to the new tools and arguments and such, so I have slight interest in how it works but not enough time to learn a whole new programming language or even dust off the old cobwebs in the past. Maybe someday I will get to learn java, it seems so helpful, but similar to Linux, I just don't know it and that is life I guess. On another note, I see the goodness of Linux but the different arguments for different distributions makes me tear my hair out (as anyone who also reads the deal database posts will see me currently complaining about).
    Thanks for your help and response as always.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 #3562 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    The glitches are probably processing power on the machine doing the conversion, which can cause the issue. Hence why I mostly use avi/xvid even though it is a bit larger. Are you using vidredo to convert to mp4 because I think other tools do it better, like video.net. Try the same file you are getting glitches on in video.net to convert and see if it still has the glitches. Also some set top boxes don't handle it so well or are very picky about the audio format, mostly because it is new and the apple connection vs xvid which wad kinda the standard till recently.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 #3563 of 10413
    lillevig

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    I updated to the latest kmttg version on my PC but I'm still not able to get the Disk Usage display to show free space (blue color). The entire display is yellow unless I also have a "save until I delete" show in which case that portion is green and the rest yellow. Is this a known issue?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 #3564 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    Have you installed a larger than stock drive in your TiVo and have you so informed kmttg?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 #3565 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You have to enter your total disk space available at the top of the Disk Usage window and then press enter.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 #3566 of 10413
    Hercules67

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    Got it. Thanks.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 #3567 of 10413
    lillevig

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    Ok, I see that it only thinks I have a drive the size of what is currently in use. If I enter the actual size it shows the amount free, but then it forgets once I leave the program. Not too helpful.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 #3568 of 10413
    moyekj

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    That's not the proper behavior. Once you enter it once it saves it to config.ini under <diskSpace> key so you don't have to enter it again. Works for me for all 3 of my Tivos and I have never heard any others complain it doesn't behave that way.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 #3569 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Did you press the enter key after typing in you disk space number?
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 #3570 of 10413
    lillevig

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    Ok, found the problem. I put the folder in "Program Files x86" so it didn't have permission to update the configuration file. Now it works as expected. Thanks for giving me an idea of what to look for.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2011 #3571 of 10413
    robla64

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    I still use XBMC on several original XBOX machines. What would be the best profile to use for this?
    Shows that I download from other sources play perfectl. If I could duplicate these settings so I could create my own, that would be great.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2011 #3572 of 10413
    jeff92k7

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    Problem: KMTTG is copying shows it has already copied.

    My wife and I record Pan AM on Sunday nights, and we have KMTTG set up to automatically copy it and decrypt it as an auto transfer. This has worked fine ever since the season started. Recently, my wife has gone back to watch old episodes and pulled them back to one of our Tivos. Some episodes she doesn't finish right away so we have a copy of an old episode sitting on the Tivo again. Well, when KMTTG runs it's auto transfers, it sees the old episode and copies and decrypts it again. Even though it already did that episode in the past. It winds up deleting the original copy on the computer and puts a new copy in its place. So now, for some episodes on the computer, I have a copy of a copy of a copy with an altered modified date that now puts it out of order in the folder list as displayed on the Tivo.

    Why is KMTTG doing this? I thought it wasn't supposed to recopy episodes that it has already processed. This concerns me because it is automatically overwriting the first generation copy with a third generation copy and makes me wonder what other shows it might be doing this to.

    please help.

    ETA: I have turned off overwrite files for now to prevent this, but that means I have to monitor KMTTG more closely to make sure it successfully copies all the new shows.

    Jeff
     
  13. Nov 18, 2011 #3573 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Likely because kmttg uses ProgramId stored in history.ini to track what has previously been processed, but the round trip of downloading, decrypting and then sending back to TiVo results in new/different/missing ProgramId. I can't recall if transfers back to TiVo actually even have a ProgramId or not, but try enabling "Do not process recordings without ProgramId" in Auto Transfers config which may solve the problem. Other option is to "push" back to your TiVo instead of "pull" which results in a copy-protected show which can't be downloaded by kmttg.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2011 #3574 of 10413
    jeff92k7

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    Will do, thanks!

    This doesn't meet the WAF necessary. ;) She wants it all to work the same, whether it's getting content from the computer or other Tivo. She likes using the links in the now playing list for both the computer and other Tivo. I've tried showing her the vidmgr interface, but she doesn't like the concept of going to a completely different menu to get what she can already do from the now playing list.

    Jeff
     
  15. Nov 18, 2011 #3575 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    You might also consider changing the auto transfer for each show so that it only looks for that show on the TiVo on which it is initially recorded.
     
  16. Nov 22, 2011 #3576 of 10413
    moyekj

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    This version introduces option to use free tool ProjectX for QS Fix and Ad Cut tasks in lieu of VideoRedo. ProjectX demux is a useful utility for fixing glitches in mpeg2 streams similar to VideoRedo QS Fix. ProjectX also has option to take comskip files as input to cut out identified commercial segments and thus can serve as a much better option to mencoder for Ad Cut task. VideoRedo is still best option if you have it, but now you have option to use the free ProjectX software instead if you wish. Thanks to "kiva.xen" for identifying ProjectX as a viable free alternative to VideoRedo for QS Fix as a feature request.

    This version also introduces option to resume downloads from pause point (File->Resume Downloads) if desired. Thanks to forum member "opieant" for pointing out ability to resume downloads for TiVo shows.

    Finally there's also a fix to delete shows option using iPad protocol in this release for cases when start time is earlier or later than in schedule.

    See release_notes for details of this release.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2011 #3577 of 10413
    osmosis

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    Hi there,

    Will KMTTG work with the Tivo Premite Elite?
    [tivo website]/products/tivo-premiere-elite/

    Any recommendations on the best way to record and archive new content and access old content? From everything I've seen, it looks like the best setup would be a combination of the Tivo and KMTTG for new content and a Blu Ray player that can stream older content from places like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. The main benefit here being that KMTTG allows me to move content from the Tivo to my NAS.

    Thanks in advance for any help or info you can provide.

    -Ed
     
  18. Nov 22, 2011 #3578 of 10413
    Hercules67

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    For this new version: v0p8l,

    Let me make sure I understand: ProjectX, once dowloaded, goes in a folder in the KMTTG folder, CORRECT?
     
  19. Nov 23, 2011 #3579 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    Great news!
     
  20. Nov 23, 2011 #3580 of 10413
    moyekj

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    The updated Windows & Mac tools zip files will put it under ProjectX folder where kmttg.jar resides by default, but you can install it wherever you like as in kmttg configuration you specify the full path to ProjectX.jar. kmttg will look for it automatically in the location I mentioned above. VideoRedo is still the better/faster option if you already have it but at least there seems to be a viable free alternative out there that did fix mpeg2 files with timestamp issues from my testing (I keep a couple of video files with known timestamp issues around for testing purposes).
     

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