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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. Jan 30, 2012 #3801 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have VideoRedo then make sure you configure kmttg to use ProjectX. Once configured for ProjectX kmttg will run "QS Fix" and/or "Ad Cut" tasks using ProjectX which should fix any glitches in the original mpeg2 recording.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 #3802 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Use a decent editor (pretty much anything other than Notepad) and they will display metadata files as multiple lines. For example, Notepad++ on Windows.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 #3803 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    You can probably do it using the "custom command" setting in kmttg.

    I think he wants to do it automatically, not manually.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #3804 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I obviously misinterpreted the post somehow...
     
  5. Jan 31, 2012 #3805 of 10413
    dcooper2025

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    Using kmttg and I'm using VideoRedo for the fix step, using adscan and not encoding the mpg at all, retaining original resolution, etc.

    It all works seamlessly, but when I view the mpg files in any of my streaming apps, about 90% of them have just grey thumbnails.

    When I view the files on the Windows box, where I have TMT5 as thr default player for mpg's, all files show thumbnails fine in Explorer.

    Any ideas or thoughts on how to fix this or a post-run app or command I might be able to use to fix this?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 #3806 of 10413
    wireman121

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    Seem to be having a new strange issue that popped up in the last (o and p) 2 versions...

    KMTTG is download/decrypting and getting stuck with a blast off of errors. It shows the download % stuck around 18 usually, but in reality it has finished downloading the full tivo file. Under the task list it doesnt show that its downloading and just shows everything else still queued. The only solution is to close out KMTTG and restart it, as canceling all jobs still shows the title bar as downloading, and the progress bar at 18% and any new jobs are just queued with nothing ever starting. an external check of the downloaded file shows its all there... errors its showing are below

     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 #3807 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think I see where the problem is. I will put extra checks in the code to guard against it in next release. You can avoid the problem completely for now by turning off "Check Available Disk Space" under config-File Settings.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 #3808 of 10413
    wireman121

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    cool. I'll test and let you know.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #3809 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    I am having a similar problem in that several downloads get to approximately 90 to 95 ish percent and then just seem to hang. Hours later, they are not downloading and it is not network related, which I checked for. It seems to happen when i have several download jobs. I already have it configured to not check for disk space. Seems to happen whether a 2gb file or a 10 gb file, but not every time. Could it be a timeout setting on drive or network is too short?
     
  10. Feb 5, 2012 #3810 of 10413
    muerte33

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    I have a college basketball game recorded in SD, it is 3gb in size according to KMTTG.
    KMTTG (curl) downloads about 1/3 of it then quits.
    It then does the conversion and everything, but I am missing most of the game.
    What signals KMTTG/curl to quit at the same spot every time (I have tried it 3 times)?
    This is the only time I have ever had this problem with KMTTG/curl.
    I have 1tb free on my HD, so it is not space related.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2012 #3811 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Some recordings have glitches which cause transfer to fail from TiVo side. To retrieve the rest of the recording:
    1. Find out the exact time at which the transfer is failing
    2. On your TiVo play back the show and find that spot and then forward about a minute or so beyond it and then exit playback so the spot is marked
    3. In kmttg refresh listings so that it picks up the marked spot you just created
    4. Enable File-Resume Downloads in kmttg and then select the show in the listings and start jobs as normal
    This will resume download from pause point so you can retrieve rest of the program. You will then need a video editor such as VideoRedo to put the 2 clips together.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2012 #3812 of 10413
    moyekj

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    v0p8q version released with fix to problem recently reported by wireman121. There's also one enhancement related to iPad remote To Do list flagging.
    See release_notes.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2012 #3813 of 10413
    muerte33

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    That works, but it has failed in 2 more places, I think I am going to just give up.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2012 #3814 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    Is this wired or wireless?
     
  15. Feb 6, 2012 #3815 of 10413
    Phantom Gremlin

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    Tualatin,...
    You probably already understand this, but that's not really something that is a problem with kmttg. It's instead a problem with your local TV station or cable company. The "glitches" aren't something created there by the TiVo, they're in the MPEG stream that's recorded by the TiVo. (Of course TiVo should be much more robust than it is).

    In my experience I've never run into this issue (but many other people in other areas have). So people reading this thread should know that in many areas of the country it's not a problem.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2012 #3816 of 10413
    txporter

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    I have seen this recently although I am not sure if it was size related or not. I have seen this twice recently where a show will start downloading and then just hang. The file size stops increasing and the time continues to increment. I tried rebooting my Tivo and then re-downloading the same show. It went through fine. Not sure if the Tivo reboot was the fix or not...but a data point for you.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 #3817 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Maybe it is related to the problem wireman mentioned originally and has been fixed in the latest update. I will apply and see if it keeps happening.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2012 #3818 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Have a strange thing happening where I can download a show, it completes but is missing the last 2 minutes of the show. I go to the tivo and they are there and show fine on the tivo (premiere).

    I tried to use the resume download trick, but it still misses the show in the same place or close to it, within 20 secs or so, so I moved it after the problem area and got the following
    Code:
    >> RESUMING DOWNLOAD WITH OFFSET=2962489344 C:\tivo\tivo\Meatballs (18-02_04_2012).TiVo ...
    C:\kmttg\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\DOCUME~1\JONATH~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\cookie6634058060822684227.tmp --url http://192.168.0.34:80/download/Meatballs.TiVo?Container=%2FNowPlaying&id=569024 -C 2962489344 --output "C:\tivo\tivo\Meatballs (18-02_04_2012).TiVo" 
    C:\tivo\tivo\Meatballs (18-02_04_2012).TiVo: size=0.12 MB elapsed=0:00:01 (1.00 Mbps)
    ---DONE--- job=download output=C:\tivo\tivo\Meatballs (18-02_04_2012).TiVo
    
    It only downloaded about 128k and that was it, though again, should still be about 2 minutes left. I have not applied the q update yet, but wondering if this is related to it or not. Looking at the error, it shows only one second, but there is actually about 1 or 2 minutes from the pause point, and I also tried moving the pause point back 10 minutes earlier, but it cut out the same place.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2012 #3819 of 10413
    wireman121

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    I have yet another feature request, since you've been so on top of incorporating them into the new releases-

    Another option, with auto enabled, that would tell kmttg to delete files on the PC after a successful push to the TiVo. A way to do this would be to have it make a non-visible note in the meta file and then when it checks the playlist it can compare file sizes, and if they match, check the meta data to see if it has the note. assuming the transfer was complete, it would delete the original source files off the PC.

    Pretty much one of the only things left to produce a seamless pull/adcut/push at this point...
     
  20. Feb 7, 2012 #3820 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    A push only lasts a few seconds,then it disappears and there is no indication of a successful transfer, so a delete would happen prematurely.
     

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