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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. May 9, 2013 #5181 of 10411
    mike386

    mike386 New Member

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    I want to use kmttg to re-encode an HD show from my S3 so that it will play on my S2. Which encoding profile will convert an HD show to a format that can play on an S2? If multiple profiles work, which will give the best quality?

    Also, .mp4 files do not show up on my Tivo for manual transfer from my PC (using Tivo Desktop). Is there a different encoding format that will show up with Tivo Desktop, or do I have to use pyTivo to transfer the re-encoded file back to my Tivo?
     
  2. May 9, 2013 #5182 of 10411
    mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    It'd be great if kmttg could update itself in place, just replace the jar file. If it knew there were more "extensive" changes (e.g. new features that needed new stuff that somehow couldn't be downloaded/installed over itself easily), then make us do it manually.

    Or even just a "check for updates" command to tell us if we have the latest version.
     
  3. May 9, 2013 #5183 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Help->About... does exactly that.
    May be a good place to add an Update type command. I'll have to think about that some more.
     
  4. May 9, 2013 #5184 of 10411
    Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Mike,

    Just an fyi. I have an S2 and I play HD content all the time. For the record, because it's limited to what it can output, and because I am displaying on an HDTV (capable of 1080 and 720 resolutions), I end-up with a letterbox effect (a 16:9 image is displayed inside a 16:9 screen, but inside black bars-top and bottom)... At least that's what ffmpeg gives me. It's not that bad, because my screen is almost a 50", so the output is almost always big enough to satisfy me.

    In KMTTG, I have been using the ff_h264_med_rate OR ff_h264_high_rate to encode. I've been happy with both and with Handbrake or AVI.net which I use sometimes for my final processing.

    A lot of my "Person of Interest" episodes for example, end-up at 720x492 resolution starting with a standard S2 recording. I know you can't really upconvert, but to my eyes, it looks decent.

    Anyway, that's just my personal experience taking S2 content and saving it and playing back on an HDTV

    OR

    Taking HDTV content and playing on an S2.

    Both work fine, as long as you don't mind the black bars (aka, Letter-Boxing).
     
  5. May 9, 2013 #5185 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    There is no installer/uninstaller. Just download latest zip file and unzip into a new folder then double-click on kmttg.jar to get going.
     
  6. May 9, 2013 #5186 of 10411
    mike386

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    Maybe I was not clear. HD shows recorded on an S3 will not play play on an S2. They have to be re-encoded for a resolution and format that an S2 can play.

    1) I was asking which kmttg encoding profile(s) can be used to convert an HD show (720 or 1080) that was recorded on an S3 so that it can be played by an S2. And can I manually transfer the resulting file to my S2 from my PC (using Tivo Desktop) or do I have to use pyTivo to transfer the re-encoded file back to my S2?

    2) After further research into this issue, it looks like I only need to use pyTivo for such a transfer, without kmttg. I think that when pyTivo pushes a file to an S2, it will automatically re-encode the file into a format compatible with the S2. If so, would there be any advantage to first re-encoding with kmttg?
     
  7. May 9, 2013 #5187 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    That's correct. If using pyTivo then let it handle transcoding as needed for you would be best/easiest solution.
     
  8. May 9, 2013 #5188 of 10411
    wmcbrine

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    The only advantage would be if you intended to transfer it to the S2 repeatedly; then, you could save encoding time by doing it once in kmttg instead of each time with pyTivo.
     
  9. May 9, 2013 #5189 of 10411
    Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Hence my earlier post.... :cool:
     
  10. May 9, 2013 #5190 of 10411
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Eh?
     
  11. May 10, 2013 #5191 of 10411
    robofreeze

    robofreeze New Member

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    I have an issue with KMTTG. Every time I attempt to transfer shows off of my TiVo, it will stop at "RUNNING 'REMOTE NP List' JOB FOR TiVo: DVR-7775" and will eventually tell me "ERROR: RemoteInit - (IP=192.168.1.2, port=1413): Read timed out" The weird thing is that if I run this program in GUI mode, it has no problems downloading shows. I'm wanting to get this setup because this is on a headless server, in which I'd rather not use a GUI through VNC and I'd want to schedule this program to execute. I've tried Google, but it doesn't seem like anyone else has this problem.
     
  12. May 10, 2013 #5192 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Do you actually have a DVR named "DVR-7775" and with IP 192.168.1.1? If not make sure you remove it from kmttg config under Tivos tab. If it is real series 4 DVR then make sure you turn enable Network Remote under DVR settings.
     
  13. May 10, 2013 #5193 of 10411
    robofreeze

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    I have a TiVo Premiere Series 4, and my IP is NOT 192.168.1.2, and as above, it specifically says 192.168.1.2. You must have read it wrong. Network remote is enabled. I really don't see why it messes up on command line, but has no problems under the GUI. Here is a snapshot of the problem I have. Everything else will say, "Done."

    i.imgur.com/nleWLuB.png
     
  14. May 10, 2013 #5194 of 10411
    mattack

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    Yeah, I confirmed.. I guess that may be true of every Conan episode lately. The number in the 300s is presumably actually correct.. he's obviously not in his 38th season on whatever channel he's on now. Is there anyone useful to complain to about this kind of bad guide data?

    OK, I guess I didn't look there. Is there any way, without a huge amount of effort on your part, to make the menus show up as "regular menubar menus" on the Mac version? I know Windows does menubar in windows (and actually, the Apple IIGS can do it too, but I personally don't like that UI), but generally, menus are in the menubar.
     
  15. May 10, 2013 #5195 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I'm just using Java Swing which seems to look consistent on every platform I've seen except Apple, so it's really up to Java or Apple folks that control the appearance - I don't have any direct control over it. I don't have Apple platform to test on - I use Windows and Linux. Under config-Visual tab there's a "look and feel" entry with different choices but I don't know if that does anything useful/desirable on Apple platform.
     
  16. May 10, 2013 #5196 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    My typo on IP. Not sure what the problem is, especially if it works in GUI mode seeing as it's the same code to make the connection either way. Are you running latest version of kmttg?
     
  17. May 11, 2013 #5197 of 10411
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    Did you consider SWT when you selected swing?
     
  18. May 11, 2013 #5198 of 10411
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Briefly. Problem with SWT is it is not consistent look across different platforms, therefore if you are developing primarily on 1 platform (Windows in my case) things may look and behave very differently on other platforms which is not the case with Swing with the exception of Apple platform. So as it is now at least I know when I get GUI behaving as expected in Windows it will work without any tweaks on Linux too.
     
  19. May 11, 2013 #5199 of 10411
    moyekj

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    v0p9r version just posted. Has update to include all known SPS backdoors for series 3 & 4 TiVos as part of the remote. Also has [movieYear] keyword added to File Naming configuration. See release_notes Wiki for details.
     
  20. May 11, 2013 #5200 of 10411
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Is it possible to list program guide by title in KMTTG?
     

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