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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 6, 2009 #1201 of 10605
    AudioNutz

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    I thought that was only with one particular show, and my encoding processes were correcting it... Oh well, I guess I'll never buy a series 3...
     
  2. Aug 6, 2009 #1202 of 10605
    Icarus

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    hahaha. No HD for you. (S3 means S3 or HD or HDXL.)

    No, it's not just with one show. Anyway, I think vrd is working on a mac version. That would be a better solution.

    -David
     
  3. Aug 7, 2009 #1203 of 10605
    AudioNutz

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    Everyone is saying that, except for the guy who makes VRD. Saying it so many times doesn't make it so. I think that's an urban myth now...
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 #1204 of 10605
    Icarus

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    lol, having a bad day or something?

    I thought that vrd said it. Whatever. I don't really care.

    -David
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 #1205 of 10605
    AudioNutz

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    No. I just think it's a rumor. I've seen tons of people saying it, (here on this forum) but when I e-mail the folks at VRD, they tell me that there will never be a Mac version.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 #1206 of 10605
    innocentfreak

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    I keep getting the following error when I try to transfer Penn and Teller's show on Showtime.

    Download failed to file: K:\tivo\Penn and Teller Bulls...\Penn and Teller Bulls...-Episode 707_Taxes (Aug 07 2009).TiVo
    Exit code: 23
    % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
    Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed

    0 31 0 31 0 0 248 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 248
    0 31 0 31 0 0 248 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
    0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0Warning: Failed to create the file K:\tivo\Penn and Teller Bulls...\Penn and
    Warning: Teller Bulls...-Episode 707_Taxes (Aug 07 2009).TiVo

    0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
    curl: (23) Failed writing body (0 != 1446)

    I am guessing it might have something to do with the length of the filename. Assuming I am correct has anyone figured away around this? I like the way the filenames are handled now and would prefer not to have to change it just for one show.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2009 #1207 of 10605
    moyekj

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    According to curl documentation error exit code 23 means:
    I think the problem is that windows does not accept folder names ending with dot characters. When I try and create a folder called Penn and Teller Bulls... windows strips off the trailing ....
    So it looks like I need to add a check for folder names ending with dot characters.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2009 #1208 of 10605
    krar4

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    I have really enjoyed working with KMTTG. It has covered my needs very well. I recently started trying PyTivo, but I don't see how to convert a .mpg file to a .tivo file so I can push/pull it to my TiVo to watch there.

    I'm sure it's a very simple step, but I missed it somehow. Sorry for being a bit off-topic.

    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  9. Aug 7, 2009 #1209 of 10605
    windracer

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    pyTivo uses ffmpeg to convert (on the fly) the MPEG-2 file into a format the TiVo can play. Once you have pyTivo up and running, it should show up at the bottom of your TiVo's Now Playing List (check the pyTivo thread here, or the separate pyTivo forums for more help).
     
  10. Aug 7, 2009 #1210 of 10605
    moyekj

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    Just to add to what windracer said, pyTivo does not require .TiVo files to push back to TiVo. If you have converted to mpeg2 or most any other format pyTivo can handle it. Additionally if you create an accompanying "metadata" file you can retain program information displayed in Now Playing List as well.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2009 #1211 of 10605
    robbroy

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    I recently bought a tivoHD and quickly adapted kmttg as my pull and archive tool of choice. Great work moyekj.

    I am having some scaling issues when playing back kmttg encoded video. Specifically, the top overscan noise band is being encoded to video and then interpreted on playback by my TV as the top of the video. I then have to reencode the cut.mpg file using the crop function of TMPEGnc, thereby defeating one of the great benefits of kmttg's processing chain.

    If I were to add the -croptop command to my ffmpeg encode profile, what would the setting be to remove the overscan line?

    Moyekj would you consider the possibility of adding a crop function to kmttg. I believe mplayer/memcoder already has this function. A crop function would both solve my encoded overscan line issue and allow us to increase encode quality for a given file size.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2009 #1212 of 10605
    krar4

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    So all I need to do since I have PyTivo installed on my PC is put the video(s) in the folder my TiVo accesses? Sounds pretty easy. Does this process just allow me to watch the videos while they're still stored on my PC, or does it transfer the videos back to my TiVo (similar to a multi-room transfer between TiVos)?

    Thanks!

    Rick
     
  13. Aug 7, 2009 #1213 of 10605
    dlfl

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    yes, the videos can be in whatever folder(s) you have specified in your pyTivo.conf file.

    It transfers the file back to the TiVo and it will stay there until it is deleted. You can start watching it within a few seconds of starting the transfer, but this only makes sense if your transfer rate is greater than real time, which will depend on the bitrate of the video and your network speed.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2009 #1214 of 10605
    AudioNutz

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    The VRD folks got back to me (again) today. They tell me that it is pure speculation that this would ever be run natively on a Mac platform, and that they have no intentions of ever making VRD run on a Mac.

    The referred me to this thread:
    http://www.videoredo.net/msgBoard/showthread.php?t=3560
     
  15. Aug 7, 2009 #1215 of 10605
    seplant

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    My TivoHD is set to output 1080i, but the recordings I transfer to my computer using kmttg appear to all be 720p. I have kmttg set to decrypt only, not encode. Is there another setting somewhere that I'm missing? :confused:
     
  16. Aug 7, 2009 #1216 of 10605
    Icarus

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    ok, got it. Thanks.

    -David
     
  17. Aug 7, 2009 #1217 of 10605
    innocentfreak

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    Thanks. The weird thing is the show is Penn and Teller Bulls...! not Bulls... and shows up this way through the NPL and when adding selected titles to auto transfer.

    I am able to create a folder if I use the exclamation so I wonder if KMTTG is dropping the exclamation instead. Unless the main title is actually without the exclamation though it shows it with it through both Tivo Desktop and KMTTG.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2009 #1218 of 10605
    moyekj

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    There are several special characters removed due to problems in the past on various OS's, the exclamation char is one of them.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2009 #1219 of 10605
    Icarus

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    I think you are right about trailing .s.

    At least this is what cygwin running on vista does:

    {dmk@sony:85} cd /tmp
    {dmk@sony:86} mkdir foo
    {dmk@sony:87} cd foo
    {dmk@sony:88} touch penn-and-teller...
    {dmk@sony:89} ls
    penn-and-teller
    {dmk@sony:90} ls -l
    total 0
    -rw-r--r-- 1 dmk None 0 Aug 7 18:11 penn-and-teller
    {dmk@sony:91} mkdir x...
    {dmk@sony:92} ls
    penn-and-teller x/
    {dmk@sony:93} mkdir x..x
    {dmk@sony:94} ls
    penn-and-teller x/ x..x/
    {dmk@sony:95}
     
  20. Aug 7, 2009 #1220 of 10605
    innocentfreak

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    Ahh ok makes sense then. I appreciate your help. I will just make sure I keep up on P&T until then or use Tivo Desktop to handle that transfer unless I am missing it and there is an option to specify folder options per show.
     

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