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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. Dec 21, 2011 #3661 of 10413
    Hercules67

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    I guess the point I was trying to make is this. What do you do with the "Captions File" once you have it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2011 #3662 of 10413
    Scarpad

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    got this setup last night for my new premiere and it worked fairly well on my Imac. What's the trick to getting better commercial removal? can some power users give me some suggestions?
     
  3. Dec 21, 2011 #3663 of 10413
    cweb

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    Opps .... Fot my to and forms backwards. Restarting kmttg and the tivos didn't help the problem. However, I rebooted both computers and the problems went away. They must have been in some weird state. Strange that it happened on both at the same time. Oh well....life is happy again.

    Thanks for the thoughts and teases.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2011 #3664 of 10413
    bzed

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    Hello,

    I was hoping someone could recommend/share an ecoding profile that they use to encode succesfully to mp4. I have used both of the kmttg provided mp4 profiles as well as Video redo's default mp4 profile buy I have found the resulting mp4 files to have some pixelation that I would like to avoid. I am starting with mpg files produced by kmttg with the commercials edited. I am looking to reduce the hard drive space for my collection of shows.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  5. Dec 21, 2011 #3665 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    If what ThAbtO quoted was what you originally wrote, you had it correct.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2011 #3666 of 10413
    joel9

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    I seem to be having a comskip problem, whereby it stops in the middle with exit code 139 and fails to write the xcl output file for ProjectX. While the log does show a couple of audio errors, it seems to just skip the bad input frame and keep going. There's no error shown before it dies (at 24%, in one case).

    I'm a new kmttg user, running on Mac Lion and transferring from a Series 3. Last week I started copying a series being run daily and got the first half dozen episodes without error (although a couple of times the transfer stalled and had to be restarted). Now I've had two episodes in a row that have failed the same way.

    First of all, anyone know what error 139 means? Also, this version of com comskip seems pretty old compared to what I'm seeing out there for Windows. Should I care?
     
  7. Dec 21, 2011 #3667 of 10413
    darjay

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    I got java installed, install the JAR file and the program starts. Do I just have to enter the IP and name of my Tivos and then I'll be ready to go? Or are there other settings I need? Sorry, if this is basic, but I have been searching and can't find exactly what i'm looking for or I dont understand what I'm finding.

    Thanks in advance.
    Darlene:eek:
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 #3668 of 10413
    moyekj

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    For a proper network it should auto-detect your TiVos with Bonjour or TiVo Beacon, but you can enter IP & name manually if it does not. Beyond that it depends what you want to do. There are many config options but most have tooltips describing what they mean.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2011 #3669 of 10413
    joel9

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    Is this the right place to report my problem or should it go into some comskip thread?
     
  10. Dec 22, 2011 #3670 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Without any error messages it's hard to debug further. What you may want to try is starting with the .mpg file from FILES tab simply enable "QS Fix" task with no other task enabled. This will run ProjectX demux followed by ffmpeg mux on it and produce a new .mpg. Then from that resulting .mpg proceed with "Ad Detect" and "Ad Cut" tasks to see if comskip is able to process the .mpg. i.e. The idea is to clean up glitches in the .mpg file before comskip processes it.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2011 #3671 of 10413
    joel9

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    Great suggestion! That worked fine.

    Seems like it would be worth always doing this before the comskip step, but it seems to come after the Ad Cut step. Is there any way to change the standard work flow when doing a full download process? I suppose you'd want it to run both times, right?
     
  12. Dec 22, 2011 #3672 of 10413
    darjay

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I played around with it last night and got it to work. VERY Cool, thanks for sharing. :D
     
  13. Dec 22, 2011 #3673 of 10413
    Hercules67

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    How are people utilizing the T2Sami extracted files here?

    I need some guidance.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2011 #3674 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Yes, currently if you are using ProjectX and enable "QS Fix" in addition to "Ad Cut" the QS Fix step is actually intentionally skipped since ProjectX is used for "Ad Cut" step. Sounds like it may be better to not skip QS Fix step after all since looks like comskip can benefit from ProjectX cleanup. I'll make that change for next release.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2011 #3675 of 10413
    moyekj

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    The only thing I've used it for in the past is for getting captions when using "streambaby". I think there are some media players and/or editors that can use it as well, but don't have details on that.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2011 #3676 of 10413
    joel9

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    Excellent customer service, too!
     
  17. Dec 23, 2011 #3677 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    If you scroll back in this thread a few pages, there is some pretty in depth discussion about that. There are recommended tools suggested also. The quick and dirty I suggested is instead of mp4, use avi/xvid because encoding is faster and space savings are minimal compared to mp4, there is some good discussion on the other formats, mkv, mp4, avi and 264 encoding.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2011 #3678 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Herc, what are you trying to do? have the output files have subtitles in them or transport them to something else or what. There are several encoders that will retain the subtitles from mpg (handbrake or video.net if you are going the 264 route) in the new format. Is there some other reason you are stripping them out from the mpg?
     
  19. Dec 23, 2011 #3679 of 10413
    Hercules67

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    Is that what I am doing by running T2Sami? I don't want to strip them per say?

    I want the final product to have subtitles, if I want to. Can I?

    Sometimes, a show is hard to understand, and I like to turn subtitles on. How do I accomplish this?
     
  20. Dec 23, 2011 #3680 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Something kinda strange on the delete front. I have been testing this recently and seem to have noticed something that is reproducable, but not knowing why it happens. So here it is. The delete still works fine for the premiere unit.
    On the hacked (TWP able HD) unit, delete seems to work okay for awhile, but in a weird way. So when you first enable delete (which will not work until you enable twp style delete) and then do not close the session and use the delete key on the TWP HD unit, delete seems to work fine. But later on, when you close down and restart kmttg, after a few deletes (haven't worked out the exact number yet) it seems to cause the tivo to get a bit hincky and basically either lock up or weird things to happen. This is usually solved by rebooting the tivo, but it is repeatable. I don't know other than the TWP box being in the top of the selectable items what is different about the delete that is changed immediately in the configuration vs. in it reloading kmttg, but it seems I can delete many files before restarting without a problem, restarting with the new config and after a few, things lock up or get screwy (like not showing the tuner channels or something.

    Anything you want me to try or log, I would be glad to, or any more info I can provide.
     

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