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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 4, 2009 #1181 of 10614
    Icarus

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    ok, that's odd. I think you'll find out that you really do need the qsfix step when you try to watch them. (not necessarily every video, but some.)

    You might try vrd+ instead of the suite? (at least to try to eliminate the suite as the problem.)

    -David
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 #1182 of 10614
    eman31

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    I downloaded a copy of vrd+ and have the same issue. I tried running just the qsfix alone and that is giving me a good .mpg copy so it's only when they are trying to run one right after the other since it will do both idependently. Maybe I'll set things up to run the qsfix automatically and then run the adscan in the GUI.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 #1183 of 10614
    Icarus

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    maybe it's the rename, then? The only other guess I have is to check and make sure your java is up to date? Other than that, I'm out of ideas to try, sorry.

    The permissions/owner on the files looks ok?

    By any chance are you running any automatic backup program like sugarsync that is processing the files in that directory? If you are, you need to exclude the directories that kmttg and vrd use. Also, you may not want to bother to backup mpg files if you are. Any other program that might be opening an mpg file to catalog it or add it to some library might be interfering.

    -David
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 #1184 of 10614
    eman31

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    I downloaded the latest Java before starting playing with it tonight and I don't have any backup programs running on that drive at all. As I said in my original post it worked fine the last time I used things which was about a month ago but haven't been recording that much on the summer schedule so I had things turned off. I had a few shows built up lately so just started using it again and ran into this issue. I appreciate all the suggestions and trying to get me through this!
     
  5. Aug 4, 2009 #1185 of 10614
    moyekj

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    So for sure it is the rename that it is failing and the file lock is definitely related to the problem. Could you try it out in GUI mode to see if the issue is there as well?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 #1186 of 10614
    eman31

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    Same results if I run in GUI. I watched the files today as it ran through the process. When the qsfix is running, the .mpg file is still accessible but as soon as it is renamed it locks. I tried resetting the file permissions on the drive and the folder and reinstalling VRD making sure that was running as an admin all with no luck.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 #1187 of 10614
    moyekj

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    I've opened an issue on this problem so we can continue tracking/debugging there. Please consult the following to get a beta version of kmttg.jar with some additional error checking added to try and further pinpoint the issue:
    http://code.google.com/p/kmttg/issues/detail?id=37
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 #1188 of 10614
    eman31

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    Thanks for working on this! Not sure if this is going to give any further information but here is the error message.

    >> Running qsfix on I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg ...
    C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo "C:\Program Files\VideoReDoTVSuite\vp.vbs" "I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg" "I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg.qsfix" /t1 /d /q /na
    qsfix job completed: 00:00:59
    ---DONE---
    Failed to rename I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg.qsfix to I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg
    mpeg file not found: I:\Videos\MPG\Better Off Ted - Racial Sensitivity_Tue_Jun_16.mpg
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 #1189 of 10614
    moyekj

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    It does help a little as I was trying to narrow down exactly where the failure is. The rename step is actually 2 steps in the code:
    1. Delete original .mpg
    2. Rename .mpg.qsfix to .mpg
    So now I can confirm that delete of the original .mpg is working OK but the rename is failing (Java rename is returning "false" indicating Java is failing to complete the rename). So obviously there seems to be a VRD related process holding on to the .mpg.qsfix file at the time it is being renamed which is causing the failure.
    Shortly after the rename failure are you able to manually rename the .mpg.qsfix file to .mpg?
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 #1190 of 10614
    zzgulu

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    Thanks. So I guess my question is VRD QS should not be grayed out on PC either? I tried it on PC, installation went ok, was asked for extra tool to download for the first time, but still VRD QS is grayed out. Do I need to install other components?
     
  11. Aug 4, 2009 #1191 of 10614
    zzgulu

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    Thank you. But even if I copy and play them on PC, as I said, I get a very slow motion play of the first 20 seconds of the whole episode
     
  12. Aug 4, 2009 #1192 of 10614
    eman31

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    When it is running the .qsfix there are two files. One is the .mpg file and the other is .mpg.qsfix. When qsfix is done I can not rename it because the other .mpg file is still there with the lock on it. Typically, after about a minute the .mpg file will disappear but sometimes I have to delete the .mpg.qsfix file and reboot for it to go away. When it does go away on it's own I can rename the file but I haven't been able to get it to recreate the file action consistently.

    The last time I rebooted I decided to give it a try running in safe mode. It ran up until the adscan was trying to run but shut down saying it couldn't run the sound which is disabled in safemode. It did not give me the message that it couldn't find the file but when I checked there was only the .mpg file and the qsfix file was gone. I could access the .mpg file and it looked like it had been modified so qsfix must have renamed it properly.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2009 #1193 of 10614
    moyekj

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    As documented you have to supply the installation directory of VideoRedo. It's not a free application and thus not included with standard kmttg installation and there are different versions available. Once you have VideoRedo installed and configure kmttg to set it's installation directory then that option will be available to you.

    NOTE: If you are trying trial version of VideoRedo be sure to give it the trial registration number and bring it up in GUI mode at least once before attempting to use with kmttg.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2009 #1194 of 10614
    zzgulu

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    Thanks again for the help. I ended up using windows guest OS in virtualbox on OSX host and downloading a trial version of VideoRedo. It worked perfectly within windows environment and I was able to view them with a free MP4 player on Mac. I want to create small files (from tivo) playable perhaps on an ipod or windows laptop. Do you have specific suggestion(s) other than to change encoding profile to ff_ipod_low resolution?
     
  15. Aug 6, 2009 #1195 of 10614
    AudioNutz

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    I have a question. What isn't working on the Mac natively?
     
  16. Aug 6, 2009 #1196 of 10614
    zzgulu

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    VideoRedo
     
  17. Aug 6, 2009 #1197 of 10614
    innocentfreak

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    I was reading various forums and started thinking. Warning this can be dangerous. ;) I figured I would throw this out there as an idea.

    Since KMTTG can tell you how much space your recordings take up, couldn't it also tell you how much free space you have remaining? I have never had a need for a free space indicator but thought it might be helpful for those who want one. I don't know if it is possible to detect anything other than total space taken by what I assume is only the NPL. If it isn't, maybe add the ability to plugin the total size of the drive in each Tivo since the NPLs are specific to Tivos. This way it could just give you an estimate based on what is currently on the NPL.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2009 #1198 of 10614
    AudioNutz

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    That's not needed on a Mac if your last step is an 'encode' process.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2009 #1199 of 10614
    moyekj

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    If starting from Series 3 Tivos VideoRedo is pretty much a necessity since otherwise encodings from Tivo recordings with "defects" will come out wrong or out of sync (remember the big discussion not too long ago in this thread).
     
  20. Aug 6, 2009 #1200 of 10614
    moyekj

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    That's what TivoPlayList already does along with some nice Pie charts etc. and accounts for which recordings are suggestions. That's really a better tool if you want free space indication. For me since I don't use suggestions it's simple to get free space remaining using kmttg by just subtracting total size reported by kmttg from hard drive size. I suppose I could perhaps track which recordings are suggestions for those that have it and do some further computations related to free space, but I wouldn't want to generate the pie charts etc. a la TivoPlayList.
     

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