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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 23, 2011 #3681 of 10405
    Hercules67

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    Adding my 2 cents worth to what sanjonny said, I have been utilizing xvid AVI files and I have been very satisfied with the resultant files. I also utilize De-interlacing which further removes any pixelation.
     
  2. Dec 23, 2011 #3682 of 10405
    joel9

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    I'm finding kmttg really nice, but do have one suggestion for the wish list. Recovery from download problems should be more automatic. Sometimes my downloads get stalled, which is no doubt because of my Tivo's wireless connection, but the process just hangs forever. After a restart, it doesn't recognize that it downloaded only part of the file, so it either skips it or starts from the beginning again, depending upon settings.

    First of all, there ought to be a setting to tell it to time out at some point instead of just hanging. It should either delete the partial file or, if it's possible to start a download in the middle (not sure if it is with the Tivo interface), appropriately mark it. Ideally it would be able to retry from either a timeout or a process restart (from a reboot or other unexpected process kill).

    You'd then be able to really run it unattended without having to check constantly to see what it's doing. Better yet, if it hits some unrecoverable kind of error or hits a retry limit, then the background process should have a way of signaling that it needs attention. Right now the only good option seems to be to just run it in loop-in-the-gui mode and look at the window from time to time.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2011 #3683 of 10405
    ThAbtO

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    Tivo does not have the feature of pause and resume. If it stops, you have to start over.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2011 #3684 of 10405
    joel9

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    Okay, so kmttg needs to delete the Tivo file or otherwise recognize that it's incomplete so that it knows to start the download from scratch when it fails.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2011 #3685 of 10405
    moyekj

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    There's a config setting for that: Configure-File Settings-Overwrite existing files
    As far as downloads hanging up of course that's not normal and some network issue, but you may want to try Java Downloads (Configure-Program Options-Use Java for downloads) instead of curl since it has a 2 minute read timeout associated with it.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2011 #3686 of 10405
    Hercules67

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    Anybody using that? Does it work better than Curl? Mine hangs-up too, and I suspect because of the same reason...Wireless network issues.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2011 #3687 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Some people had trouble with Curl for whatever reason in past which is why alternate download method exists, so yes some people use it. I never have trouble with Curl myself so I wouldn't say "better", just an alternative method.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2011 #3688 of 10405
    Hercules67

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    Thanks, I'll give it a shot, and see how I do with it.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2011 #3689 of 10405
    joel9

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    Thanks for letting me know about the timeout. I'll give it a try next time I'm having a problem and report the results.
     
  10. Dec 25, 2011 #3690 of 10405
    krar4

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    I just uploaded a TV show from my kmttg output files into my new Kindle Fire that were in .mp4 format, and my kindle Fire couldn't locate it. Since the Fire only reads .mp4 format, which encoding format do I need to use so I can play video that is outputted from KMTTG on my Kindle Fire.

    Thanks in advance!

    Rick
     
  11. Dec 25, 2011 #3691 of 10405
    moyekj

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    You need to find out precise specs that Kindle Fire supports. You may want to try ff_ipad profile as a starting point if you don't know the specs.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2011 #3692 of 10405
    sanjonny

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    Had a thought about this. Since now there is the ability to download from a paused position, I was thinking if you have a failed download, you could open up the file, find where it ended and then go to the tivo run to the point where the file that halted downloading ended and pause and pull the download from there and combine. Does that sound doable? I have a bunch of downloads running right now so I can't try it out, but will when I get a chance if it sounds possible.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2011 #3693 of 10405
    sanjonny

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    Found this on the kindle fire website. It might also be it only supports a certain audio or size limit or whatever. See if you can find exact specs if this doesn't work.

    In order to view any non-Amazon purchased videos on your Kindle Fire, they must be in a compatible format. Kindle Fire supports video files that are in .MP4 and .VP8 formats. You can side-load (download and transfer via USB cable) these videos to your Kindle fire. Compatible video files must be placed in the 'Videos' folder located on your device. Once you have successfully uploaded your videos, you can view them by tapping 'Apps' and then tap 'Gallery'.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2011 #3694 of 10405
    krar4

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    The only specs I have found are that the file must be an .mp4 file. It is an .mp4 file. I put it in the correct directory and clicked on Gallery, but no luck... Any other ideas?
     
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    moyekj

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    Have you tried to install moboplayer on the kindle and then try and play that same file.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2011 #3698 of 10405
    krar4

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    I'll try using the kmttg ff_ipad profile and report back regarding how it works for me.

    What is moboplayer? I'm not aware of that app. If the ipad profile doesn't work, I'll look into moboplayer.

    Thanks for the ideas!

    Rick
     
  19. Dec 27, 2011 #3699 of 10405
    cburbs

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    Media player for android devices. I use it on my Nook color.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2011 #3700 of 10405
    krar4

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    I just encoded a file using the ff_ipad encoding profile, and it worked beautifully on the Kindle Fire. The video looked good, and the audio was in sync. I like to have more volume available to me in case I'm on a loud plane, so I increased the volume of the normal ff_ipad profile by adding " -vol 512" right before "OUTPUT".

    Kevin - If that is still insufficient volume for me, do I just increase the number?

    Thanks for everybody's assistance!

    Rick
     

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