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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. Aug 28, 2013 #5601 of 10405
    rrg

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    The new Roamio Pro that I added yesterday isn't visible to kmttg, though all the other TiVos on my LAN (Series 3s and one TiVo HD) are. Why might that be?

    The units do all seem to be visible to each other.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2013 #5602 of 10405
    rrg

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    If I configure its IP address and name explicitly, it's found. Not sure why that should be necessary, but with that change in place it's working now.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2013 #5603 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Check System Information screen to see if TiVoToGo = a,a,a,a. If you don't have all a's then TTG is not yet enabled and may require a couple more connections to start working. If that's not the problem then check kmttg config-Tivos tab to make sure "Look for Tivos on network" is enabled and perhaps try toggling the Beacon/Bonjour setting.
    If auto-detect still doesn't work you can always manually add the Roamio by providing IP and name.
    EDIT: All this typed before your 2nd post.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 #5604 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Next release Season Passes table will now have the following additional columns added (hence all the information that can be seen using modify button): RECORD, KEEP, START, END
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 #5605 of 10405
    ALbino

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    This question might have been covered, but this thread is awfully big to go scrolling through :)

    Is there a way to get KMTTG to handle the new h.264 channels on Verizon FiOS? I did a test recording on 555 ES.TV and transferred it, and it's listed as a .mpg file but there's no video, just audio. Renaming it doesn't help, and putting it into Virtualdub just errors me with "No Video Stream".

    This isn't a big deal now, but it looks like the majority are going the way of h.264 at some point, and then it's going to be a problem.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 #5606 of 10405
    moyekj

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    For H.264 downloads to work you MUST use TS transfers (config-Program Options-Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format). However, if you are using "tivodecode" to decrypt it doesn't work well with TS files so you need to use VideoRedo to decrypt instead (kmttg has option to do that as well).
     
  7. Aug 30, 2013 #5607 of 10405
    moyekj

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    I'm working on this for next release as I do see some value in being able to consult CSV files or perhaps more easily running a "diff" between CSV files of different TiVos to more easily find differences.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2013 #5608 of 10405
    ALbino

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    That worked, in that I now have video and it opens in Virtualdub. However the file says:

    Video: MPEG2 Video 1920x1080 29.97fps 19000Kbps
    Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 192Kbps

    Which to me looks like VideoRedo is actually doing a full re-encode as opposed to just decrypting it, no?

    FWIW I have QS turned on if that matters.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 #5609 of 10405
    moyekj

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    My guess is you have an older kmttg installation. Newer versions use "mediainfo" to look at the codecs to prevent VRD from re-encoding H.264 to mpeg2 when possible. Other possibility is you don't have VRD TVSuite which is version that can handle H.264.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 #5610 of 10405
    ALbino

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    You're right in that I was using v0p9r. I just updated to v1p0d, and ran it again with the same results.

    I'm using VideoReDo TVSuite 4.20.7.629.

    On the main screen I have "decrypt" and "QS Fix" checked. Under File -> Configure -> Program Options I have "Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format" checked. And then under VideoRedo I have "Decrypt using VideoRedo instead of tivodecode" checked. Am I missing anything?
     
  11. Aug 30, 2013 #5611 of 10405
    ALbino

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    Here's the log from KMTTG, which seems to say MPEG and nothing about h.264:

    Code:
    ---DONE--- job=download output=E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).TiVo
    container=mpeg, video=mpeg2video
    >> Running qsfix on E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).TiVo ...
    C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo "C:\Program Files (x86)\KMTTG\VRDscripts\qsfix.vbs" "E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).TiVo" "E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock2229763616140629238.tmp /c:mpeg /v:mpeg2video 
    qsfix job completed: 0:01:22
    ---DONE--- job=qsfix output=E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).mpg.qsfix
    (Deleted file: E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).TiVo)
    (Renamed E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).mpg.qsfix to E:\_Converting\Entertainment Studios.TV (08_30_2013).mpg)
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 #5612 of 10405
    moyekj

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    In config->Programs I am guessing you don't have "mediainfo CLI". Now that you are running v1p0d version choose Help->Update tools... which should download and install mediainfo_cli along with other tools. Then re-start kmttg and double-check mediainfo is now specified in kmttg config. Then try the download/decrypt/qs fix again.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 #5613 of 10405
    ALbino

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    Wow, that awesomely easy. What a great feature Update Tools is.

    And yeah, that was definitely the issue. The outputted file is now:

    Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1920x1080 29.97fps

    Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it :)
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 #5614 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Glad it's working. Note that for future kmttg releases you can use Help->Update kmttg... to check and update to latest version automatically.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2013 #5615 of 10405
    RAILhead

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    I promise I searched, but nothing came up...

    Any ideas why a certain show would just not transfer completely? Case in point, Project Runway. There have been 2 episodes this season that transfer around 2.5GB of the 8GB or 9GB of the total length (30 minutes or so out of 1 hour and 30 minutes). No other shows are doing this -- it's only just Project Runway.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Sep 1, 2013 #5616 of 10405
    moyekj

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    It's a TiVo bug. The theory is there are glitches in the recording which can cause transfers to stop. The workaround for series 3 units is to rename the portion that did transfer, then on TiVo set pause point to a few seconds beyond the end of the partial transfer, then use kmttg Resume Downloads mode to get the rest of the transfer. Resume downloads doesn't work anymore for series 4 or higher units though.
    For series 4 or higher units you can try toggling TS Transfers setting in kmttg to see if that gets you past the problem.

    Fail all that, the oldest workarounds are:
    * Try to record show again if it is airing.
    * If you have more than 1 TiVo, set pause point just beyond failure point and use MRV to resume transfer to other unit, then you can download the partial recording from that other unit.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2013 #5617 of 10405
    ThAbtO

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    Has System Info under the Remote tab been removed from Series 2 on KMTTG v1p0d? I believe they still work.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2013 #5618 of 10405
    RAILhead

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    That setting was already off, so I toggled it and I'm attempting the download again now. FWIW, I'm on a Mac using v1p0c. Thanks!
     
  19. Sep 1, 2013 #5619 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Anything earlier than series 3 now is disabled from Remote tabs since almost nothing works for them anyway (so I'm told).
     
  20. Sep 1, 2013 #5620 of 10405
    moyekj

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    Even if that works with a Mac and without VideoRedo it's not going to do you much good as decrypting TS .TiVo files with tivodecode doesn't work (reliably).
     

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