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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. Apr 3, 2012 #3961 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    Sorry, i am a dummy, i am not sure what is what, i do like the increased transfer speed of the premiere, that and the remote function are good, but the interface to go thru menus, start programs playing and all that is gawd awful compared to the series 3. What is the hdui vs sdui? I am guessing hd user interface vs standard interface but that doesnt sound right, because i can only imagine wanting to run the thing in hd but maybe i am wrong.

    If there is a way to speed that part up, i would probably love the premiere so if i am missing something please let me know as even my now 12 year old replay has better and faster recording and playing interface over the premiere, and on another subject, i use you network remote on both my boxes from my laptops and have for years, awesomeness!
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 #3962 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    Yes, that's right.

    The Premiere's SDUI is just like the Series 3's interface. (Well, it was, until software version 20.2 -- now it has a static blue background on all menus. But otherwise it's much the same.) HD content is still in HD. The menus are upconverted, as on the S3.

    Settings & Messages > Settings > Displays > Choose TiVo Menus > pick SD menus (ignore the stuff about 16:9 vs. 4:3).
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 #3963 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    I will try it out. It would be great if the menus are fast.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 #3964 of 10413
    bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I use the SDUI on my Premiere Elite and they work very well. Much better than the HDUI (although it had some nice features I wish I had in the SDUI). I found it to be better looking, and a tad zippier than the UI on my Series 3 HD's.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 #3965 of 10413
    Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    It's becoming harder and harder to enjoy having a TV. They've finally turned off my analog channels where I am, so essentially my Series 2 DTs have become single tuner boxes. What a shame.

    Time for an elite box, but then the last couple of pages here read like horror story. What to do?

    /sorry for the off-topic rant... I am just aggravated today, and I don't want to go with Comcast's solution(s). There go my lifetime subs on the Tivos... down the drain.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 #3966 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Very happy to report that this should no longer be an issue as I figured out how to handle the tightened authentication.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 #3967 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Very cool. I was dreading trying to figure out how I was going to manage all my season passes.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 #3968 of 10413
    bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Wow. That was quick. Good job. :up:
     
  9. Apr 8, 2012 #3969 of 10413
    Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Very Cool! :up:

    So of the multiple tuner systems what would you recommend for my HDTV guys (I know of course I will have issues with the DRM on some programs).

    TiVo Premiere
    Premiere Elite
    or XL

    Thanks.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2012 #3970 of 10413
    Soapm

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    So close,...
    Will we have to upgrade our current packages?

    This is good news so let me say thanks...
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 #3971 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yup, updated kmttg.jar.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2012 #3972 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    So first the good news, i love the sdui on the premiere. I guess i just forgot about it after initial setup and just thought it was for crazy people who hook up a hdtv tuner to an sd tv or whatever, but thank god. Why the hd menus have to be so slow, i dont understand, as they are truly terrible, but at least my experience is better now.

    On a totally unrelated topic, all of a sudden, my tivo3 that has been labeled sanjonny for the entire time i have had it (since i think 2008 or so) all of a sudden is labeled dvr 1480. I looked on the unit and it said i could go to tivo.com to change the name. My premiere still has its name correctly.

    I did have a few weird issues with kmttg locking up and shows not transferring so i rebooted the series 3 yesterday, but i have never seen that before. Anyone else have something like that happen? So far it seems kmttg still sees the unit as sanjonny but a separate network remote reports the name as dvr 1480. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  13. Apr 10, 2012 #3973 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    I had the same issue recently. Apparently this is a known problem with tivo.com losing the name. I had to reenter the name of my THD at tivo.com a couple of times and reboot both the THD and the Premiere a few times but things are finally back to where they should be. The reboot(s) of the Premiere were only so the THD appeared in the Premiere's NPL with the correct name.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2012 #3974 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    I lost my names the other day as well.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2012 #3975 of 10413
    zabolots

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    Where did you get the new build of ffmpeg? I'm having a hard time finding precompiled win32 binaries for any recent versions of ffmpeg. The one I have (which I believe I got through the kmttg tools package) is:

    FFmpeg version SVN-r21085, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    built on Jan 8 2010 06:05:02 with gcc 4.2.4
     
  16. Apr 13, 2012 #3976 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Very recent builds can be found here for example:
    http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
    Of course there's no guarantee that any of the existing encoding profiles will work with newest builds and something you'll have to experiment with. Quite frankly I don't encode to other formats anymore (since series 4 units can easily handle mpeg2 HD transfers faster than real time and every device I use for watching can handle mpeg2 playback) so don't pay attention to profiles and ffmpeg builds anymore, but of course it's pretty easy to update profiles yourself to have them work however you want.
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 #3977 of 10413
    moyekj

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    v0p8r version released. Contains new authentication code for iPad/RPC remote and some user-supplied enhancements related to auto transfers and 1 bug fix.
    Consult release_notes Wiki for details.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2012 #3978 of 10413
    Gowan

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    This may have been covered somewhere within the last 133 pages of replies, but is there any reason to use pyTivo over the combination of kmttg and streambaby that I'm using now?

    I'm about to buy a Premiere since Comcast/Xfinity recently went to all-digital here and my old Series 2 DT is now effectively a single-tuner TiVo. I'm guessing from what I've read that I'll get a bit more functionality out of kmttg when using it with the Premiere.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2012 #3979 of 10413
    ncfoster

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    I think that I asked the same question when I was new to the Premiere. Unless something has changed, I think the primary differences are how the files show up in the Tivo (I think Streambaby has some sort of separate app on the Tivo, right?), and pyTivo offers a lot more flexibility. It will support both push and pull transfers, which behave differently. If you get it setup correctly, the pushes from pyTivo will work more smoothly in my experience due to various considerations. However, initiating those transfers doesn't happen on the Tivo, but rather from a web interface. So, it becomes a convenience versus results balance. Luckily, you can keep things working both ways with pyTivo.

    Even though it is slightly hard to explain how much better pyTivo is without seeing it in operation, I prefer it dramatically. I still use kmttg for my downloads. They are not mutually exclusive.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2012 #3980 of 10413
    DougD

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    On my linux box I am trying to setup a custom command to download the cover image file but can't seem to set up kmttg correctly. I have tried the script by hand and have it working for example:
    $ /usr/local/bin/getcover.py "Terminator 2: Judgment Day.mpg.txt"
    In kmttg I have the following for the custom program
    /usr/local/bin/getcover.py '"' [metafile] '"'
    I checked the box to run custom but I can't find anything in the log and am not getting any cover image.jpg files. Also I added a print line to the script but don't know where to look for it. Any ideas?
     

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