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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 9, 2013 #5101 of 10413
    duftopia

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    Your program KTTMG is exceptional, I recommend EVERYONE to download and use it.

    I will be needing it for a windows 8 system soon, Does it work with systems other then TIVO as I and the client are looking into a dish network "Hopper".

    Duf
     
  2. Apr 9, 2013 #5102 of 10413
    duftopia

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    I've run mediainfo (Another exceptionally Well Written prorgam) and it reposrts video and audio.

    This makes no difference reading mpg files into my vegas is a hit or miss operation, mostly a miss.

    This is a TIVO worthy subject since the MISS issue is %90 with pcdesktop and direct show dump creating files that are NOT readable by Vegas.

    ON April 1st Tivo communication with TIVO desktop plus stopped working completely, I removed only 1 new program called apple application support update from program maneger and I ran a system restore back to march 29th and it started working again.

    Then on April 5th a so called "Windows Critical update" went COMPLETELY through my kaspersky 2013 security as did the last update and crippled me exactly the same way, ONLY this time the system restore points for march were also wiped out.

    MY PAID Ghost 15 thats is up to date CANNOT restore my C drive and now I wonder WHY DO I PAY FOR THESE PROGRAMS?

    Things JUST fixed themselve but I am now wondering A) Is Kaspersky worth anything if my internet is a free for all B) Do I want to install another TIVO at a client site or even consider updating mine C) $800 for vegas was clearly a mistake D) Is Slysoft the only company left that Actually writes and supports good working software anymore and I should move to antigua!

    The error implied "Network transmission lost" when I traced it and found I was being spiked at set intervals, TIVO Support seemed to discount any such accusation literally acting like they did not even here me say it!

    KTTMG also reported "chunky parser errors" when the spiked event occurred and failed.

    This was over a wireless G (that has been working over 2 years w/o issue) so I understand that sounds bad, but with a DIRECT connect TIVO to PC it still happened, ran kaspersky scan, MS malware and nothing detected.

    It seems to have cleared up today but I don't like the whole issue at all!

    I Kid you not
     
  3. Apr 9, 2013 #5103 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    1. No, KMTTG is just for TiVos.

    2. Yes, you should definitely move to Antigua.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 #5104 of 10413
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    TiVo is about the only DVR that allows you to download shows.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2013 #5105 of 10413
    howards

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    I suggest you get a program for a laptop that will show you nearby wireless base stations and their configured channels.

    I periodically have communications problems with my Tivos. It is always because some *&^(&%^ neighbor keeps switching his wireless channel and interfering with my communications. So I have to rescan and reconfigure my base station to a newly available channel.

    Things would work fine if the neighbor would just leave his channel set in one place.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2013 #5106 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    Tivo with a wireless adapter can show you what neighboring wireless networks are available and their channels, strength and security when you press enter on the wireless setup screen.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2013 #5107 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    I wouldn't necessarily blame the neighbor. My WAPs are set to Auto, so in theory, they'll change to whatever channel is least congested, on their own. In practice, they never do change, though.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2013 #5108 of 10413
    jcthorne

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    First, you seem to have wireless networking issues. I strongly suggest an Ethernet or MOCA connection.

    For the video files you do get downloaded, please post the output from mediainfo from one of them and perhaps one of us can tell you why vegas does not like it. mpg files for burning to a video dvd are VERY specific in content and format.

    Lastly, and for the 4th time. This is OFF TOPIC in this thread. This thread is about kmttg, not TiVo in general, networking issues or vegas. Please start your own thread for this discussion and quit mucking up this one.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2013 #5109 of 10413
    christheman

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    This message is for moyekj.

    Thank you again for the implementation of the "q" hotkey on version p9m to pull up IMDB. I have been using that version since that which has been very useful to me.

    I have had a couple other observations and ideas for you:

    One is that, while "Use Java For Downloads Instead Of CURL" and "Download Tivo Files In Transport Stream Format" are both selected, I am not able to use the "Resume Downloads" feature. If I only deselect the "Download Tivo Files In Transport Stream Format" option, then it works again. I have no idea if this issue is exclusive to Java downloads or not.

    I don't know if I am missing anything, feature-wise. If not, then it might be a good idea to add a simple check to see if "Resume Downloads" is enabled when the user clicks "Start Jobs". If so, temporarily disable Transport Stream method for that particular download - even though it remains selected in the config menu.

    Also, there is another idea I had. This is a feature I haven't found on the regular Tivo interface yet, but thought it might be nice to have here: I would like to be able to change the Start Recording and End Recording default times on the popup box which comes up whenever I click on the Record tab to record a single movie or a single show.

    I have gone through all my Season Passes and modified all those to start 5 minutes early and end 10 minutes late. So far so good. That allows for the occasional times that the networks are not exactly on time. I then do a Trim Deselect with VideoReDo to chop off the extra lead and trail time, which I would do anyway.

    The recordings of interest here are non-season pass recordings, the ones that I schedule individually with the "Record" button in KMTTG. I was thinking that it might be fairly easy to bury a couple user-configurable variables in the config menu somewhere, so the user can change the default start and stop times from "on time" and "on time" to other values if so desired. That way the user wouldn't have to remember to change the start and stop times for every individual recording. Users who don't need this would not need to make any changes or do anything different.

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  10. Apr 11, 2013 #5110 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    @christheman, for the "Record" dialog note that once you schedule a recording the first time it will default to the settings from last time it was used within the same kmttg session, but it does reset when you re-start kmttg. It would probably be pretty easy to save the last used settings of that dialog to persist across kmttg sessions thus negating the need for config options.

    For "Resume Downloads" I was trying to replicate your issue but found I'm actually unable to resume downloads no matter what my settings (TS downloads on or off, and Curl or Java downloads). Attempting Resume Downloads fails for me and then subsequent download attempts give me "Server Busy" that I have to reboot the TiVo to recover from. So I'm going to have to rely on feedback from others to determine if TS downloads + Resume do not work together for both Curl and Java downloads and if so always use PS downloads when Resume is enabled.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 #5111 of 10413
    christheman

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    Hi, as per the "Resume Downloads" issue, I have only been using Java - and not Curl. I just noticed you have put out a couple more releases as I had still been using version "P9m". Now I am up to version "P9p" and have the "P9o" version of the Win32_Tools. It still happens.

    I tried unchecking the Transport Stream without closing or starting a new KMTTG session, and I was able to download with Resume Downloads again. This is a reliable phenomenon, I can even reproduce it on a different computer. I only have one Tivo unit though, so I cannot test it against other units.

    System Information:
    Tivo platform = Series 4 [Premiere, dual-tuner, SD mode]
    TiVoToGo setting = a,a,a [not sure if this is meaningful or used]

    On the KMTTG software the output looked something like this:
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    >> RESUMING DOWNLOAD WITH OFFSET=[nnnnn] [destination file]
    [download URL]
    http IO exception for:[download URL]
    Server returned HTTP response code: 503 for URL:[download URL]
    Download failed to file:[destination file]
    That includes this code at the end of the URL:
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    &Format=video/x-tivo-mpeg-ts
    With regards to persistent Start and Stop times, that sounds great. As with anything, simplicity is great. I just hope the others don't mind.

    Chris
     
  12. Apr 11, 2013 #5112 of 10413
    christheman

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    It looks like I am getting an error for Curl, even though I had never tried it before. Here is the message I am getting for that:
    Code:
    >> RESUMING DOWNLOAD WITH OFFSET=[nnnnn] [destination file]
    "C:\Program Files\KMTTG\curl\curl.exe" --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie sid=abc --url [download url] -C 645005312 --output "[destination file]" 
    Download failed to file: [destination file]
    Exit code: 33
    ** Resuming transfer from byte position 645005312
      % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                     Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
    
      0    31    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:--  0:00:01 --:--:--     0
      0    31    0    31    0     0     19      0 --:--:--  0:00:01 --:--:--  3100
      0    51    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:--  0:00:01 --:--:--     0
    curl: (33) HTTP server doesn't seem to support byte ranges. Cannot resume.
    Again, that includes this code at the end of the URL:
    Code:
    &Format=video/x-tivo-mpeg-ts
    Also, deselecting the Transport Stream option while using Curl allows it to download. Just the same as if I was using the Java downloader.

    Chris
     
  13. Apr 11, 2013 #5113 of 10413
    moyekj

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    OK, next release now remembers last settings for "Record" and "Season Pass" dialogs across kmttg GUI sessions and also the various download methods won't use TS Download option when "Resume" option is selected.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2013 #5114 of 10413
    christheman

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  15. Apr 11, 2013 #5115 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    I'm still using v0p9i, and I found an odd behavior. I had checked on 'do not start jobs' and put some video to download on 'standby'. It auto-saved the jobs list and I closed Kmttg. When I re-opened it again, the jobs list wasn't listed in the to do list, only the retrieving playlists. Next, it kept giving me error 503s, but it seemed to be downloading the videos in the background, even though the jobs window was blank. I had to restart the jobs, cancel them and then close/re-open kmttg to get it working properly.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2013 #5116 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the whole Save/Load jobs implementation was something contributed by a user and while I know it has issues it's not something I'm interested in and haven't taken the time to refine it. I honestly don't see the big deal in having to re-queue up jobs again between kmttg sessions. I forget who implemented the code but if the user wants to work on updates/refinements to it please do so.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2013 #5117 of 10413
    LouB

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    For the first time KTTG is failing me. I recorded Defiance to my new P4 this week and went to suck it down and itis only getting 7min of the 2hr recording. I check and it is all there on the P4.

    It didn't have any problem with Revolution.

    Thoughts ?

    Thanks
    Lou
     
  18. Apr 17, 2013 #5118 of 10413
    mattack

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    There is likely a glitch in the recording at that point. Unfortunately, you're screwed. Record another showing and try again.
     
  19. Apr 17, 2013 #5119 of 10413
    ThAbtO

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    Check the file you downloaded and compare to the one on the Tivo. There might be glitches there that prevented the download. Go past them on the Tivo and hit pause. Refresh KMTTG and under File Menu, select "Resume Download", re-start your download and it should start from the paused point. (Repeat if needed.)
     
  20. Apr 17, 2013 #5120 of 10413
    LouB

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    Thanks Ill give it a shot... Or just watch it on a TV ;)
     

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