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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. Mar 19, 2013 #5041 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Tivo Desktop does not remove its DRM, instead, it adds codecs and stuff so that computer has the ability to decode and play .TiVo files.

    If you were to completely uninstall Tivo Desktop, you lose the ability to play the same .TiVo files.

    If you were to take the same files to another computer without Tivo Desktop installed on it, it cannot play on there. Hence, the use of programs such as TivoDecode which removes said DRM and converts to a standardized .MPG which will play on another computer.
    You can then use any DVD Authoring program to make DVDs in the standard style with .VOB which will play on any standard DVD player, but just writing .MPG files to DVD will only be able to play on those players with .MPG playback functions.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2013 #5042 of 10413
    wuzznuubi

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    Still working fine. Thanks for adding MediaInfo, much better at detecting .TiVo files info than ffmpeg is.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2013 #5043 of 10413
    jhilla

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    This program has come such a long way.. =) My only request is to add more to the HME dropbox such as Pandora and HuluPlus.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #5044 of 10413
    Fofer

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    This is news to me... where is the "HME dropbox?"
     
  5. Mar 21, 2013 #5045 of 10413
    lpwcomp

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    I have the same question. The only mention I see of HME is using the TivoCast HME app to stream files via pyTivo. It is a button on the "Files" tab, not a dropdown box. It is simply a way of streaming files while avoiding the 1GB buffer limitation.

    Even if it what jhilla wants could be done, I fail to see the need for this feature.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2013 #5046 of 10413
    moyekj

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    It is in the "Remote" sub tab of the "Remote" tab. There's a button called "HME Jump" with a choice of HME apps to jump to - current choices are Netflix, YouTube & Amazon.
    Actually this just triggered an interesting thing to try. Since Mini doesn't have a "Netflix" entry in its GUI I wonder if attempting to launch via kmttg would work? (In case TiVo is just hiding the launch point from the GUI). I'll have to try it on my Mini when I get home. Don't expect it to work but you never know...
     
  7. Mar 21, 2013 #5047 of 10413
    reneg

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    Are HME Jumps to Streambaby or VidMgr a possibility?
     
  8. Mar 21, 2013 #5048 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Not that I know of.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2013 #5049 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    The last couple of times I have tried to save jobs I have gotten error messages similar to this

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    Failed to save queued jobs to file
    java.io.NotSerializableException: com.tivo.kmttg.JSON.JSONArray
    
    Which of course only happens when I have like 10 files to process with 4 entries a piece or whatever, not when I only have like one or two files. This has worked fine in the past, but not in the current version, so I don't know if it is a tivo change or a kmttg change (note that resume job queue between sessions is not selected because I had too many problems with it)

    Also, I have been getting the RPC error often on both my HD tivo and my premiere tivo.



    Don't know if the error is exactly the same on both, but it is something like
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    RPC error response: invalid credential
    rpc Auth error - null
    It has been happening quite often. I have rebooted both tivos several times. My only question is, I sometimes use kmttg on one computer to process vid files and on a separate computer to browse the remote control/listings, which worked fine in the past, but maybe now because it is being accessed by 2 different things or something it is causing the problem.

    OH and just thought of another issue. I use filebot quite a lot to process files, mostly thru the gui, but it also has a command line. The command line is not completely accurate so it is a work in progress, but still, its useful.
    Problem is, when trying to run it via the custom command interface, I guess because it is not in the same path or something, it does not recognize the filebot.jar or filebot.exe and therefore, I cannot use the custom command protocols. I can use it thru like a batch file, but that will not pass the kmttg/tivo filename thru properly (using the fileargs) since the batch is a different cmd process.

    I have been able to use other exe files thru the custom command, so I am not quite sure why kmttg doesn't properly recognize or even let me try to run the filebot custom command. Is there another way, maybe a script to be able to run it? I have tried entering the correct file path and executable and also via the file browser, so I am a bit stumped why other executables are recognized and not filebot.jar or filebot.exe.

    One final thought/suggestion is that when browsing guide listings, it would be easier/nice if at the bottom of the 12 hour blocks we could scroll to the next block instead of having to move the mouse back up to the next item on the drop down list. If maybe a button was at the bottom to click for next block that would be much more helpful or if you could custom select the number of hours to view. For myself, I tend to scroll thru a weeks worth of guide data on a single channel at a time and do my scheduling, so popping back up and selecting the next dropdown for the blocks is not as easy as just letting me customize having it be able to scroll thru say 3 days of listings or more or click to load the next block or whatever. Of course, yet again, this is icing on top of frosting, but it would make it easier to browse listings.

    Thanks for your help and for your continued efforts at making kmttg work great.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2013 #5050 of 10413
    duftopia

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    After the desktop gets the downloads SONY recommended DSD.exe directshow dump which makes the .tivos into .mpgs. THESE files cannot be read into Vegas!!!! thats what I ment
     
  11. Mar 25, 2013 #5051 of 10413
    moyekj

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    For next release I updated Save Jobs to skip any remote job types that are queued since they are not serializable and hence cannot be saved/restored.

    If you have 2 or more different kmttg sessions trying to run a remote job type at same time on same TiVo I think this error can occur (depending on timing). I think I may have seen it before also for Series 3 TiVos remote jobs which involves logging into middlemind.tivo.com with your tivo login & password and sometimes fails perhaps because server is temporarily busy or unavailable.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2013 #5052 of 10413
    jcthorne

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    And you were given the answer: Use TivoDecode.

    Of course, if you would drop Tivo Desktop and use kmttg (the subject of THIS thread) you would not be having this problem.
     
  13. Mar 25, 2013 #5053 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    I don't think there were any remote jobs in the queue (unless that includes scheduled downloads, I am not sure what remote jobs means) I will keep an eye out for it the next couple times I run it.

    Would that include one computer/session downloading and another doing a remote scheduling? That is mostly what happens when I have more than one session running. I don't use kmttg to do any remote scheduling or lookup on the S3/HD because I use the tivowebplus for that. At least I know what to look for to report back.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2013 #5054 of 10413
    moyekj

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    For series 4 TiVos jobs called "remote" in the job table are automatically scheduled right after NPL jobs complete (this is needed to be able to delete shows on your TiVo from kmttg among other things). They are the only jobs that need some JSONArray data that was part of the original error message and I confirmed I get same error message when trying to save those type jobs which is how I reproduced your problem and came up with a fix.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2013 #5055 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    I guess I should also mention that tWP delete has been cranky, is that related? Works fine when done manually on both 4 and 3 units, but when trying to do automatically, it often has an error message and does not delete.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2013 #5056 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Don't know much of anything about TWP as I never had a hacked TiVo. But TWP delete has nothing to do with "remote" type jobs.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2013 #5057 of 10413
    sanjonny

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    I should say this another way, the delete as part of the workflow has recently been hit and miss on both 4 and 3 series. Prior to recent changes (maybe related to middlemind or whatever?) that worked basically flawlessly though I know it might be the changes tivo is making and not kmttg.

    Now it works sometimes, but does not work other times and no rhyme or reason yet figured out why it works and does not, though it seems to be failing more than it is successful
    Deleting by hand in the NPL on either unit works fine, it only skip it or has failures when its part of the automated workflow.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2013 #5058 of 10413
    moyekj

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    So you have both "TWP Delete" and "iPad Delete" tasks enabled in config and in auto transfers setup? That's not something I've really considered and will need to look at the code to see if having both enabled may cause problems with delete.
     
  19. Mar 26, 2013 #5059 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I took a look and with current release if you have both enabled then kmttg will try to run both methods. For next release I've added some more checking such that for series 4 TiVos "TWP Delete" will not be attempted and for series 3 TiVos "iPad Delete" will not be attempted. I don't know if this explains what you are running into though as even though currently both are attempted, whichever the relevant one should be able to delete. Sounds like from your description that when the relevant delete is attempted it is failing and the show doesn't get deleted from TiVo. If that's the case then I'm not sure why that is happening. I can only test the "iPad Delete" option and that seems to work reliably for me in auto transfers mode. Make sure you are running the most recent release though (v0p9o).
     
  20. Mar 26, 2013 #5060 of 10413
    mlk43611

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    Hello,

    I'm a newbie to kmttg, just installed and am having a problem decoding to mpeg format. I've selected decrypt, ff_tivo_sd (we record in sd format), added\selected\highlighted a program (from my Tivo PC list), and clicked on Start Jobs. But the conversion doesn't happen. I do not use fast transfer when copying from the dvr to the pc, and I rebooted the dvr after installing kmttg. I have kmttg installed in C:\converter directory with output directed to same. The Tivo recordings are in another directory.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong? This is the error message:

    tivodecode failed (exit code: 6 ) - check command: C:\converter\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --no-verify --out "C:\converter\Go On - ''Go for the Gold Watch'' (Recorded Mar 19, 2013, WNWO).mpg" "::{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\My TiVo Recordings.library-ms\Go On - ''Go for the Gold Watch'' (Recorded Mar 19, 2013, WNWO).TiVo"
    ::{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\My TiVo Recordings.library-ms\Go On - ''Go for the Gold Watch'' (Recorded Mar 19, 2013, WNWO).TiVo: No such file or directory

    Thx.
     

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