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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. Jul 19, 2009 #1101 of 10413
    camnito

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    Hi,

    I use the Handbrake and Ffmpeg "TiVo HD" profiles. Although, I did modify them to use 4,000 bps so that the MP4 files are smaller. I definitely checked the MPG after the adcut, and it was in sync. In one instance, I even ran QSF after the adcut too, and that didn't help either. This is weird.

    Cam
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 #1102 of 10413
    zabolots

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    Is the VideoReDo QS fix similar to the Womble's old MPG-VCR's MPEG GOP Fixer or is it something different?
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 #1103 of 10413
    moyekj

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    I have Womble Mpeg Video Wizard. It's similar to the GOP fixer but VRD seems to work better for me plus I don't believe there is any command line/batch mode possible for Womble like is the case for VRD. There have been cases when GOP fixer did not fix a glitch that VRD has been able to. Womble still is much faster for editing out commercials of HD content for me since it has a much faster video slider where VRD has a little lag when dragging the slider through an HD video (even with thumbnails turned off). I used VRD QS Fix before any editing. For SD video I'll use VRD for editing since it's quick enough. For HD editing I use Womble for editing.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 #1104 of 10413
    camnito

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    Moyekj,

    Do you have, or are you planning on offering Womble integration through KMTTG, similar to what you do for VRD?

    Thanks,

    Cam
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 #1105 of 10413
    AudioNutz

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    Does womble have a Command Line Interface? If so, What about the "Custom" feature in kmttg?
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 #1106 of 10413
    moyekj

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    There's no batch/command line capability with Womble as far as I know. If there is please steer me in the right direction as I do have Womble to test it out.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 #1107 of 10413
    camnito

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to give the impression that I knew it had command line capabilities. I noticed that the product had many of the VRD and even MP4 conversion capabilities, so I thought that perhaps you were working on it.

    Cam
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 #1108 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    I've configured kmttg's Encode output directory as 'I:', which is a network share. The version prior to 0p6j seemed to copy it out to this location without issue but since moving to this version, it has yet to make it there, and it stays in the current directory. The job does complete however as a complete mp4 is produced.

    I see errors in the log, but since I got an encoded file, I'm not sure why.

    EDIT: The GUI showed errors, but the logfile does not. Hmmm. Regardless, I have the output dir set as 'I:', but it clearly used the default directory as shown below. Any thoughts as to why?

    Code:
    2009_07_21_00:40:21 >> DOWNLOADING D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVo ...
    2009_07_21_00:40:21 D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\cookie7110368333485063866.tmp --url http://192.168.1.120:80/download/Blindness.TiVo?Container=%2FNowPlaying&id=4385088 --output D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVo 
    2009_07_21_01:39:43 NOTE: D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVosize=2749.45 MB elapsed=00:59:22 (6.48 Mbps)
    2009_07_21_01:39:43 ---DONE---
    2009_07_21_01:39:45 NOTE: OVERWRITING EXISTING FILE: D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mpg
    2009_07_21_01:39:45 >> DECRYPTING D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVo ...
    2009_07_21_01:39:45 D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --out D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mpg D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVo 
    2009_07_21_01:41:29 NOTE: tivodecode job completed: 00:01:44
    2009_07_21_01:41:29 ---DONE---
    2009_07_21_01:41:29 (Deleted file: D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.TiVo)
    2009_07_21_01:41:31 >> ENCODING WITH PROFILE 'hb_iphone_mp4' TO FILE D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mp4 ...
    2009_07_21_01:41:31 D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\handbrake\HandBrakeCLI.exe -i D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mpg --cpu 2 -t 1 -c 1 -f mp4 -X 480 -e x264 -q 0.59 -a 1 -E faac -B 128 -R 48 -6 dpl2 -D 2 -x level=30:cabac=0:ref=2:mixed-refs=1:analyse=all:me=umh:no-fast-pskip=1 -v -o D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mp4 
    2009_07_21_02:56:25 NOTE: encoding job completed: 01:14:53
    2009_07_21_02:56:25 ---DONE---
    2009_07_21_02:56:25 (Deleted file: D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mpg)
    2009_07_21_02:56:27 >> Running AtomicParsley on D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mp4 ...
    2009_07_21_02:56:27 D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\AtomicParsley\AtomicParsley.exe D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\Blindness.mp4 --overWrite -S Movie --title Blindness --grouping Drama --description "A doctor's wife is one of the only individuals immune to a strange epidemic that causes people to lose their eyesight. Based on a book by José Saramago. " -H Blindness --TVNetwork STARZ 
    2009_07_21_02:57:49 NOTE: AtomicParsley job completed: 00:01:22
    2009_07_21_02:57:49 ---DONE---
     
  9. Jul 22, 2009 #1109 of 10413
    moyekj

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    0p6j had no changes related to output dirs compared to 0p6i so I don't think it's version related. There is some code that checks if the encode output dir exists and if it does not then defaults to the kmttg installation dir which sounds like what is happening. Is this in Auto Transfers mode or GUI mode? I think it was mentioned before that network drives may not be visible in windows service mode which may explain why that could happen in Auto Transfers mode. If it's wrong in the GUI as well then check the config to see that the setting is still correct and OK the config window to see if any errors show up.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2009 #1110 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    Thanks for the reply.
    This is in auto mode. I did not realize there was a difference in how the service recognizes network drives. It sounds like that's the case. Is there any way around that? A symlink or permission change that could correct the behavior?
     
  11. Jul 23, 2009 #1111 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    Could a future version support UNC pathing? This is how other servicess access network drives.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2009 #1112 of 10413
    moyekj

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    I'll have to look into it. I don't have network shares generally on my home network but I suppose I could set up a share to another PC on my home network for testing. I'm on vacation for next couple of weeks however so will be a while before I can look into it.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2009 #1113 of 10413
    AudioNutz

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    Is that different from Drive mapping? I've used drive mappings and shared volumes since day one with kmttg.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2009 #1114 of 10413
    moyekj

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    It's a Windows thing - i.e. \\host\share type syntax for network shares. Unix & Mac are trivial since they support NFS, automounts, symbolic links, etc. with normal directory paths.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2009 #1115 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    Thanks. In the meantime, I wrote a (very) simple batch script to copy the converted file from the default drive to the network share. Is there a way to have kmttg kick it off after the conversion and meta tasks are completed?

    The 'custom' checkbox is grayed out for me, at least while using my current custom encoding profile.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2009 #1116 of 10413
    AudioNutz

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    It will be grayed out, unless you place some text (path to your script) in the custom command field in the configuration.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2009 #1117 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    Great... Thanks for that. I missed the obvious on that one. I've entered in the path to my .bat file, so hopefully this will do what I need.
    Thanks!
     
  18. Jul 23, 2009 #1118 of 10413
    ACraigL

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    That was the trick. Works great.
    If anyone needs the same, I have a .bat file with the following:

    Code:
    del D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\*.txt
    move D:\Downloads\TiVo\kmttg\*.mp4 \\HTPC-FR\iPodVideo\
    This obviously does 2 things: removes the .txt files that get created, and copies the exported .mp4 file to my network share, using the UNC path. This works when the drive letter mapping does not.

    Perfect system now. I have another process that adds all new files to iTunes so with all this automation, I'll always have a fresh selection of shows automatically on my iPod. Love it.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2009 #1119 of 10413
    brianlay

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    Having trouble with tivodecode apparently truncating files. While transferring 1 hour HD files the .tivo file is successfully transferred, but the resulting .mpg is only about 52 minutes.

    This could be a mistake on my part, since I'm a newbie. I can provide more details if needed.

    Thanks
     
  20. Jul 24, 2009 #1120 of 10413
    stujac

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    Do you have it set for comm skip? An hour program would come in somewhere between 40-50 minutes if the program is set to discover and edit out commercials.
     

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