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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. Feb 14, 2012 #3841 of 10413
    Eamus Catuli

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    Thanks moyekj! ffmpeg works, but the audio quality sounds awful - sometimes it sound like a 1970s FM radio that isn't quite tuned to the station properly. Back in this thread around post 2390 (from June 2010) there was some discussion of ffmeg audio quality. Would upping the "-ab" parameter help here? I tried with 128k - perhaps I should retry with 192k when I get home tonight?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 #3842 of 10413
    moyekj

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    I think the problem is the "aac" library which is being used by ffmpeg (and Hanbrake too I believe) is not very good. Previously ffmpeg would use "libfaac" for aac and it was great, but for licensing reasons could no longer be used. I did a lot of encoding for a portable player back around the time the change to ffmpeg happened and I actually intentionally stuck with older ffmpeg using "libfaac" at the time. I haven't followed ffmpeg/handbrake much any more since I don't do much encoding anymore so don't know what the status is. Perhaps someone else getting good audio can share.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 #3843 of 10413
    txporter

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    If you go here, you can get the libfaac.dll encoder and drop it in the same directory as ffmpeg.exe. I think you might need to use the ffmpeg build from that gentleman.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 #3844 of 10413
    greggt007

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    i finally had time to do this, but my custom encode profile isnt working properly. any suggestions on what an encode profile needs to copy the file from the pc to the nas? should it be empty and just run so that it is output to the folder in the configure options? or should it say something like COPY -i INPUT -o OUTPUT
    ? (not at computer now to see the code i tried)
     
  5. Feb 14, 2012 #3845 of 10413
    mattack

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    Once in a rare while, I see the estimated time for a download be a negative number through the entire download. I think then it decreases (i.e. bigger absolute value), but I don't remember 100% for sure. From what I can tell, the download actually succeeds/finishes properly, so it's just a minor display error.


    The following are really minor issues, and I don't expect them to be changed, but here are some more things I notice:
    I typically only ever do 1 page of now playing or the whole thing. If it were a checkbox in the main window, that would be more convenient to get to.

    The same goes for resume downloads. I'm not even sure if it's possible, and I'm not even SURE I'd use it, but if it were possible to tag one download as 'resume' but the rest as regular full downloads, that might be convenient (would mean less toggling of the menu item).
     
  6. Feb 14, 2012 #3846 of 10413
    Eamus Catuli

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    Thanks txporter. :up: But I still get that "was not copied to the iPod because it cannot be played on this iPod" when I try to sync it (same thing that was happening when using Handbrake 0.9.5). :(
     
  7. Feb 15, 2012 #3847 of 10413
    lillevig

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    Not sure if this has been suggested as a possible upgrade, but it would be nice to have the capability to rename a file. In practical terms, I want to be able to copy my wife's exercise video tapes to a Tivo and somehow get them named appropriately. Someone suggested VideoRedo but I can't see paying $50 for what little use I would get out of it.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2012 #3848 of 10413
    txporter

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    Can you download MediaInfo and paste a copy of the file info (text view) that you are trying to copy to your Ipod that it is complaining it cannot transfer?
     
  9. Feb 15, 2012 #3849 of 10413
    Eamus Catuli

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    Finally figured it out!! I went with the new version of HandBrake (0.9.5) I mentioned in post 3838 and built a new ".enc" file using the iPod Touch preset recommended here: https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/BuiltInPresets

    To KMTTGize it, it's:

    HANDBRAKE -i INPUT --cpu CPU_CORES -e x264 -q 20.0 -a 1 -E faac -B 128 -6 dpl2 -R Auto -D 0.0 -f mp4 -X 480 -m -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:weightp=0:subme=6:8x8dct=0:trellis=0 -o OUTPUT

    Works perfectly on an iPod Touch 2nd generation!
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 #3850 of 10413
    bareyb

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    Can this download videos to my TIVo like PyTivoX or is this more for getting shows OFF the TiVo and onto your Mac?
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 #3851 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    KMTTG is only capable of downloading recordings and doing other things, such as decode, encode to other devices, but there is a 'push' feature which uses PyTivo for the operation, and get video to the Tivo. So, the main function is to download.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 #3852 of 10413
    bareyb

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    All I need to do is download some videos onto my TiVo. It sounds like all I need is PyTivoX. Is that correct?
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 #3853 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    Or PyTivo.

    It can upload videos, but you would need to pull, or initiate the transfer from the tivo. Or push, to initiate from the computer side, which is an option on PyTivo.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 #3854 of 10413
    Soapm

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    So close,...
    Where are you downloading the video's from? Youtube and many sites can download directly to the Tivo...
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 #3855 of 10413
    bareyb

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    I thought PyTiVo was for Windows users. Does it work on Macs too?

    Thanks. These aren't YouTube videos. I have that part already set up on my TiVo.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 #3856 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    pyTivo is not, and has never been, for Windows users. Ugh, where do people get these ideas? I mean, it works on Windows... reluctantly. It works better on a Unix-based system. Like Mac OS X.

    pyTivoX = pyTivo + Streambaby + a GUI front-end for the Mac. Unfortunately it seems to be a dead project, and is not up to date.

    pyTivo doesn't need a GUI to work. But to use it, you'd want to be comfortable with the Unix side of your Mac. If you've never opened Terminal, it may make more sense for you to stick with pyTivoX.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 #3857 of 10413
    bareyb

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    Yeah. I went through all of that a few years ago before PyTiVoX came out. Never did get it working and I'm not willing to go through all that again. I HATE command line stuff. And I'll be honest Wmcbrine, I've been to the link for your fork on the wiki, and I couldn't even figure out where the hell you are supposed to download the latest version FROM. There's like 20 different versions there. Why can't you put a big fat "DOWNLOAD" button? :D

    For now, PyTiVoX is working, but I can see the writing on the wall. Is there no money to be made from creating such a product that's easy to install? I'd happily pay for it. Can you do this with any other commercially available product? I'd sure like something that is going to have ongoing updates... Has TiVo Desktop gotten any better? :(
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 #3858 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    TiVo Desktop remains a piece of crap, especially the Mac version, which is deader than pyTivoX. Sorry.

    Is there no money to be made? Well, no, it doesn't look like there is. A lot of people say "I'd pay", but then... they don't. So.

    pyTivo is not "commercially available", it is simply "available". It's a project, not a product.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2012 #3859 of 10413
    bareyb

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    Well I do appreciate the feedback. As I said in the other thread, I think a really good installation guide with lots of screen shots would probably cure many of the installation problems and perhaps negate the need for an installer.

    I'm gonna look into it more tomorrow. This can't be THAT hard. I live in Silicon Valley so I could get a software engineer over here in about two minutes and I'm sure they could get me going. I'm just not ready to throw in the towel just yet.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2012 #3860 of 10413
    nvt

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    Does kmttg not recognize attached drives....?
    I upgraded my MacBook with the OWC data doubler which allows you replace the DVD drive with another hard drive
    But now I can't point to all this space in kmttg as I get this error
    FILES Default Path setting not a valid dir: >>'/Volumes/Data/TiVo/TiVoEncoded/TiVoEncoded'
    .TiVo Output Dir setting not a valid dir: '/Volumes/Data/TiVo/TiVoEncoded/TiVoEncoded'....<<<<
    For all the locations...Am I doing something wrong or is this just not possible?
     

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