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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 24, 2014 #6861 of 10413
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Is there any way to get KMTTG to include mini-series in the results for series premiere searches?

    I'm seeing more and more mini-series events being advertised in commercials (easily missed by skipping commercials), and in the ads on TiVo's screens. KMTTG completely omits these from the search results.

    A "funny" thing I've noticed: If I use KMTTG to schedule things that TiVo is always trying to cram down my throat, my Roamios STILL keep telling me to get my season passes, even though I already have them. Even while pausing during "24", I get ads for me to schedule "24". Kind of ridiculous, if you ask me...

    I guess TiVo REALLY wants me to select their ads and schedule via their ads... It's not like their servers don't know I already have them scheduled... I refuse to do so. Most of the time their means don't give me any options on what channel, or other recording parameters. I always wind up with a SD channel and whatever options they set. I know I could un-select the SD channels from my lineup. But, I'd only be doing so to make TiVo's ads use a HD channel. Not going to happen...
     
  2. May 24, 2014 #6862 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    The guide data for those does not have any episode information which is what is used to determine what is a series (episode 1 of any season signifies premiere). Rosemary's Baby was a recent example with no episode information. If you know of an upcoming mini-series find it in kmttg using search or guide and get JSON info on it using the "j" keyboard shortcut and see if there's anything in the data that obviously shows it's a new mini-series. If there is something obvious I can look into it further.
     
  3. May 24, 2014 #6863 of 10413
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    There's an upcoming one on the CW, which is a channel I've never seen TiVo put an ad up for. The name eludes me. I'll probably have to watch a few commercial breaks to get the name, then see what I can do with KMTTG.

    There's ~3 upcoming mini-series, I believe. I don't know if it's some new trend to run them, or just a coincidence.
     
  4. May 24, 2014 #6864 of 10413
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Looking at the data for "The World Wars", instead of Season and Episode numbers, it has "partCount" and "partNumber".
     
  5. May 24, 2014 #6865 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    OK thanks. That was easy enough to add with a couple of lines of code that are now checked in for next release.
     
  6. May 24, 2014 #6866 of 10413
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    ...and thank you for adding that. Was this data missing from Rosemary's Baby? That's the impression I got from what you said. I just want to know if I still need to be vigilant in watching for mini-series outside of the premier scan. It's one of my most-used KMTTG functions.

    Thanks again for making and supporting KMTTG. It seems like a mostly thankless thing to do, making something for all of us, then supporting everybody (which you do an outstanding job of). [/brownnosing] ;)

    Is there a way to use KMTTG to initiate transfers between TiVos? I'm not sure if there's a good reason to want to. I just like the program, and keep using it for more things as I go. I think if I could use KMTTG to do everything except actual watching of programs, I would...

    Any possibilities of there being a way to make the premier search go out further? I know it's not likely, but figured I'd ask.

    Edit/Add: One thing that I'm kind of tripping up on is how each function will remember the last TiVo I used it on. Is there a way to just pick one and have all functions default to that one, and stay on that one as I change tabs?

    I'm still kicking myself for all the hesitations I had to try KMTTG. It was mostly not wanting to install another program. I think TiVo Desktop was part of it, since it gets it's hooks in, and is so hard to repair, if it gets screwed up, or completely remove it.
     
  7. May 24, 2014 #6867 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    What I meant is that mini series have no episode information which is why kmttg premieres was not listing it.

    No.

    No. TiVo only has ~12 days of forward looking data.

    Edit config.ini and put desired prime TiVo at top of list of TiVos. Be careful with editor you use to save as plain text, not other formats. (Don't use crappy Windows Notepad since it won't show line breaks).
     
  8. May 24, 2014 #6868 of 10413
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    No real way to know at this point if it was in the guide data, but it is not in the raw data from the actual recording of "Night 2" in my Roamio's "Recently Deleted". It's possible that it would get set based on the programId if I recovered, but I can't see the raw data for a recording not in "Recently Deleted".

    A direct TiVo-TiVo transfer? No, not really. I suppose you could use the remote to do so but you'd have to have some way to know what was going on. You can automate transfer to PC from one TiVo and then push to another but that has all of the issues associated with push.

    It can only search what it has.
     
  9. May 24, 2014 #6869 of 10413
    wmcbrine

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    It shows them, but it only understands CRLF, and not plain LF. Pretty much every other modern editor can handle both.
     
  10. May 28, 2014 #6870 of 10413
    jimbob9999

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    Hi All,
    Long time user, first time poster. kmttg is one of my favorite programs, and I've been very happy with it. I have been using it along with a custom command to move the finished product into the "Automatically add to iTunes" folder for quite some time now.

    Unfortunately with recent iTunes updates, once in iTunes, the "Media Kind" metadata tag is now defaulting to "Music". Before I go editing my custom command to use SublerCLI or some other metadata editor, I thought I'd ask the community if there were another easier option within or without kmttg for this, and/or inquire as to whether this could be a quick option addded into kmttg?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jimbob
     
  11. May 31, 2014 #6871 of 10413
    plamumba

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    Is there a way to set the default max hits for a search? I thought there was, but I can't find anything. It always goes to 100 max. Thanks for any help.
     
  12. May 31, 2014 #6872 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    P.S. Next release kmttg will store/restore this setting between kmttg sessions.
     

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  13. May 31, 2014 #6873 of 10413
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Is there an easy way to remove KUID designation from several base-Roamios, each having hundreds of SD recordings that were recorded that way?

    If not, could you possibly come up with a way?

    I've already changed my SPs to not KUID. I'm trying to see if I'm hitting some filesystem limit on how many recordings can be in a folder, and suspect the KUID designation is part of the problem.

    One thing I found that seems to wreak havoc is: Set an ARWL to "doctor who" (to include the specials, not just the episodes), set record ALL (everything), set KUID. Let that folder get to ~300 recordings, in SD, and wait for the TiVo to corrupt itself (it WILL happen).

    I had to wipe the ARWL, fight to delete the folder, then fight to make the episodes delete from recently deleted. It took many reboots, kickstarts, and clearing the program info & TDL. The stability of that unit is now almost comparable to the rest, but still tending to reboot after service connections.

    I have other programs I'm using SPs to get all episodes from all seasons, in SD, and some are about to hit that ~300 recordings in the folder mark.

    The thought of removing the KUID designation, one at a time, is quite daunting.

    So, I thought maybe a Ctrl-A and change a whole folder within KMTTG might be possible.

    I'm no longer suspicious of KUID being a dangerous option to set. I'm convinced, at this point.
     
  14. May 31, 2014 #6874 of 10413
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I don't think that RPC supports changing the keep until date, but I have a suggestion that I think will get you what you want.

    Use kmttg to mass delete all the recordings you want to change. Then mass recover them from "Deleted". Joila, no longer marked KUID.
     
  15. May 31, 2014 #6875 of 10413
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That should work! I've done that before, now that I think about it. It was an accidental deletion of a folder, and KMTTG saved me from using the TiVo to get them all back (with KUID being stripped-away, as a side-effect).

    Thanks!
     
  16. May 31, 2014 #6876 of 10413
    epstewart

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    Kevin,

    I asked Carlos, author of CCExtractor:

    His response:

    He had told me earlier:

    I think indications are accordingly that it might be safe to include a CCExtractor binary as one of the programs in the kmttg arsenal. Maybe we could test this by my supplying my own executable to you. You could in turn make it available to other Mac users on a "try it" basis. If there are no complaints, maybe you could get other users to supply executables for other kinds of computers.

    What do you think?
     
  17. May 31, 2014 #6877 of 10413
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I'm not sure how you reached that conclusion since he (Carlos) explicitly states that you need a different binary for each version of the OS.
     
  18. May 31, 2014 #6878 of 10413
    plamumba

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    You are always so helpful. Thanks again.
     
  19. May 31, 2014 #6879 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes I think OSX suffers the same basic problem as Linux in this regard. As long as it depends on system dynamic libraries there's no guarantee it will work on different systems. The only guarantee of no problems is a static library compile which sounds like is not available for ccextractor.

    Perhaps what I could do though is provide a link to a binary download for those seeking for one to try, whether it be sourceforge or some other location.
     
  20. May 31, 2014 #6880 of 10413
    epstewart

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    When Carlos said a different binary is needed for each OS "version," he went right on to say there's a CCExtractor version for Debian and one for SuSE, so I interpreted him to mean different versions are needed for each distinct OS ... not for every individual version number of a given OS such as Mac OS X.

    I know for example that my CCExtractor 0.59 (very old CCExtractor version, complied I think under OS X 10.7 or something) still works on my currently installed OS X 10.9 — as does, of course, the CCExtractor 0.69 that I just compiled. So my experience is that CCExtractor executables are indeed forward-compatible with new Mac OS X versions that appear.

    So I believe there is a very good chance that it would be safe to offer Mac users the 0.69 executable I have compiled. I don't know Kevin's policy here, though, so I'll leave that decision up to him.
     

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