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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by moyekj, Mar 15, 2008.
How do I provide that?
You can check your tivo.com account for list of devices on your account given there which lists TSN #s. There must be a TSN # for the Stream or kmttg would not be picking it up otherwise. To be clear I just need the first 5 or so characters, not the whole TSN. The way TSN #s work all same models of a TiVo device have the same starting TSN #s which is why I only need the first few characters.
I am curious to know if the stream is listed on your tivo.com account, and under DVR Preferences. Does it require a subscription? (I think it doesn't)
The first two chunks are A94-0001
So I guess A94 is enough to distinguish it?
Yes, it shows up on my list of Active Devices. It does NOT require a subscription, but does link itself to my Tivos during setup. (I went to tivo.com for the first time since getting it, and see that it has a "deactivate account" button for the Stream -- I was previously wondering if it would automatically re-attach it to a new Tivo or what.)
Note, make yourself aware of exactly what the Tivo Stream provides. It does NOT provide a signal to another TV. (A future device will do that.) It provides streaming (WITHIN THE HOUSEHOLD) of shows on Premiere Tivos, and it provides downloading of UNPROTECTED content for use offline. (I *was* able to transfer recordings from my Tivo S3 to the Premiere and then download them to my iPhone.) It's "so expensive" (as some thing), as it's providing faster than realtime transcoding of multiple streams (up to 4) to devices. I'm not trying to be an ad, I just think it has semi-impressive hardware... though I hope it will be built into future TiVos, and DO think it would've made more sense to combine this WITH a device that provided a picture to another TV.
I'm using the Stream to watch an iPhone on a treadmill in another location of the house than my TV. (I originally thought I'd get the stream possibly after I got an iPad, but a different treadmill that a neighbor gave me that's with my TV is starting to die.. so I got it sooner than I expected so I could watch something while exercising. Amazingly, I CAN watch a show on an iPhone while walking on the treadmill without trouble. That's mostly a reference to the screen size. I have more often DOWNLOADED shows, though I have tried streaming a few times. The streaming seems slightly flaky, but that may be due to my WiFi in my house.)
OK, I've updated mdns code to ignore TSN #s starting with "A94" so will be part of next release. Out of curiosity though, does it also get detected with TiVo Beacon or is just Bonjour? To test that in kmttg config TiVo tab enable "Detect with TiVo Beacon instead of Bonjour" and then remove the Stream from kmttg and see if it still comes back.
It DOES still find STR D538 if I have Beacon turned on, but it doesn't seem to find DVR-D538. At first I thought turning Beacon on was a workaround, but it seems like if I quit/relaunch really quickly, it doesn't detect the other Tivos.. but if I wait a minute, it does. (So that's MY issue.)
I can just turn off "Look for Tivos on network" for now.
TiVo Beacon is inherently slower than Bonjour for initial detection, at least the way I'm doing it, so taking a minute or two to detect TiVos is normal. Looks like I have to block Stream detection for Beacon as well.
mattack if you wish you can test out Stream detection filtering by using kmttg.jar in this zip file I uploaded:
Hi guys, I've got a strange problem I think is with KMTTG. I'll have it download and decrypt a show, in this case the latest Sons of Anarchy, and it will seem fine and play fine on the computer. The problem comes when I put it into Nero Video 12 to edit out the commercials or even just burn it straight to dvd. It will come up as being anywhere from 12 to 20 hours long. Scanning the video it will look fine until you get near the end and it will freeze an just not work. This is completely random, sometimes it is just fine and is the proper length. Any ideas?
You need to run "QS Fix" step either using VideoRedo or ProjectX setup in kmttg.
Tried that today and it worked like a charm. Thanks
What's the difference? Does one work better then the other?
Well, principally, VRD is for Windows only. I have not even been able to get it to work under wine in Linux.
ProjectX is written in Java, so should be cross-platform compliant. I have not tried it, but it should work under Linux, OS/X, etc. I also cannot comment upon any relative performance for the two.
VideoRedo is commercial software (i.e. costs money) but is the better solution and also allows you to edit out commercials. ProjectX is free software and a pretty good free solution for QS Fix, but one problem is that it strips out captions which VRD does not. i.e. VRD is the better solution but some people don't want to pay for it so ProjectX offers a free alternative.
Can someone help with this issue I am having with kmttg? It was doing fine all weekend but this morning, nothing is being downloaded and for example...I got the following message:
WARNING: Transient problem: HTTP error will try again 4 seconds.
Throwing away 51 bytes.
:/ Any ideas?
Do you have more than one TiVo? If so, I would check the others to see if they are having the same issue. If not, the first thing I would try is rebooting the TiVo.
Planning to add something a little more generic for next release where under Program Options there will be a field where you can enter any extra key:value pairs you want to go into metadata files (multiple entries separated by a comma).
rebooting did it. ty ty.
i wonder what the issue was.
Oh, who knows? Every now and then, one or the other of my TiVos will stop responding to the NPL query. The TiVo software, although fairly stable, is definitely not 100% stable, especially not TTG. Every once in a while, a reboot is required. The THD and the Premiere seem to require it more than the S3s, but it is possible the notion is subjective, as all four of them do require it from time to time.
The old method I was using to retrieve cover art stopped working when I changed the linux box to a new version of ubuntu. Attached are the files I am now using to retrieve cover art. The steps are:
1. download the attached 3 files
2. if you don't have python then install it and install setuptools (see the setuptools web site)
3. unzip the three files such as unzip pytmd*.zip
4. In each of the two directories which were just created run:
python setup.py install or in windows enter cmd , go to the folder and enter setup.py install
5. In kmttg add the custom command
/path_to_file/getcover.py "xyz" /file/to/store/covers/
or \path_to_file\getcover.py "xyz"
where xyz is the name kmttg uses for your movie metafile and
/file/to/store/covers/ is the location to put the jpg files.
At this point I need to put in a plug for the web sites. The art for movies is courtesy of www.themoviedb.org. The art for TV shows is from www.thetvdb.com both depend on user support.