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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. Sep 27, 2009 #1341 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    The weird thing is I still had 30gb available when this error happened so I had plenty of space and wasn't below my limit or out of space. Hmm and it just did it again with 24.5gb free. Maybe my drive is going bad.

    I usually just use run in gui, but I always try to make sure I have enough room for two transfers or just under if I am currently watching something I can delete off my PC as soon as I finish. My big problem is I have one Tivo with the stock drive I haven't updated yet so I am just trying to make sure I don't lose a show.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2009 #1342 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean Auto Transfers->Run in GUI, I mean select a show in the list and initiate transfer manually - that way you can do 1 at a time.
    It's not your drive going bad, like I said it is likely the crappy coding on getting free space for lack of a native Java function for doing so in Java 5. If you keep getting that error you are probably better off turning off the free space check or getting hold of development version of kmttg with some extra checks to avoid exceptions in free space check function.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 #1343 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Sorry I knew what you meant. I probably should do it that way when I get low on space. Of course keeping up with what has and hasn't transferred might be a challenge.

    Ok cool. It was just strange that this was the first time it ever happened and then it happened twice in a row.

    Oh I also meant to ask is there a reason that the NPL clear? I find they don't stay up anymore when I swear they used to even if they were only current as the last refresh. I find I frequently go in to add shows to the history file since I already watched them but haven't transferred yet. Lately though I have to refresh every time just to pull up a NPL which can take a while if it is already transferring other shows.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 #1344 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Please visit this issue page for instructions on downloading a beta version with enhanced free space checking that checks for estimated space required for queued up & running downloads:
    http://code.google.com/p/kmttg/issues/detail?id=52
    I'd like some feedback (please provide feedback in that issue for tracking purposes) to see if it works OK for you.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 #1345 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    Thanks I have been playing around with it a little so far

    EDIT: moved to issue 52 since missed that part originally.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 #1346 of 10413
    jbcheshire

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    Hi.
    I would like to create a new encoding profile like the ff_zen that uses the avi container and mp3 audio, but increase the video size to 640x480.

    This would be for my Archos av700. Other than changing the 320x480 in the command line, what other items do i need to change or add so that it will show a 640x480 resolution properly?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 #1347 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Simply changing -s 320x240 to -s 640x480 should do it. I don't know what bit rates Archos av700 supports but you may also want to increase the bit rate from 800k to something higher to get better quality (if quality is an issue).
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 #1348 of 10413
    jbcheshire

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    Great!!! Thanks for your quick reply. I did check the Archos manual to find a better fit for the bitrate. I am running my first encoding job now.

    By the way, is there documentation detailing what each of the commands stand for in the .enc file???
     
  9. Oct 1, 2009 #1349 of 10413
    moyekj

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    You mean ffmpeg encoder options? If that's what you mean there are many, many ffmpeg options. Some documentation you can find here on ffmpeg:
    http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-doc.html
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 #1350 of 10413
    jbcheshire

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    I will look through them in more detail when i have some "free" time...
    Thanks again!!!
     
  11. Oct 3, 2009 #1351 of 10413
    Sam Lowry

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    Hi-
    Just found this program. Seems great. I already have Tivo Desktop Plus, but I see many advantages of your program. My only question is once I have recoded the file I want that I have on my computer let's say .avi to tivo sd .mp4 (I have a S2) - is there a way to start it transferring to my Tivo automatically or do I do it from my Tivo?
     
  12. Oct 3, 2009 #1352 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Sam Lowry, if you leave Tivo Desktop Plus installed then you can setup Auto Transfers folder where video files deposited will transfer automatically to your Tivo. Other option is to install pyTivo and then use kmttg "custom" job to push files back to your Tivo automatically - see pyTivo_push Wiki.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2009 #1353 of 10413
    dbtom

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    Can anyone recommend a good profile to use for the Zune HD? The native resolution for the Zune HD is 480x272. I tried editing the Zune profile and changing the resolution to this and it did not work. Same with the iPod profiles. The iPod settings work unadjusted, but their aspect ratios are different.

    Right now I am using the Xbox setting and then have the Zune PC software transcode from the Xbox profile to the lower Zune resolution. This works, but it involves 2 transcodes and is not very efficient.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2009 #1354 of 10413
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  15. Oct 8, 2009 #1355 of 10413
    innocentfreak

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    I just tried it and it worked fine for me.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2009 #1356 of 10413
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    Is there a reason why wishlist folders aren't listed with the appropriate name? Kmttg just displays the folder using the title of the first (?) program within the wishlist folder.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2009 #1357 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Forgot all about wishlists - I only use them sparingly (mostly for NBA games) so during implementation/testing my TiVos did not have any wishlist groupings to think about. Currently the only grouping is by:
    * suggestions
    * title only (minus suggestions)
    * HD channel

    I'll have to look into how to identify wishlist recordings and group them by wishlist name. Note, I don't have series 2 TiVos to test with and I believe the wishlists for those units are quite different than series 3 right? For example they don't have advanced wishlists setup and don't have opportunity to name wishlists whatever they want right?
    I don't know for wishlists if there are differences in Now Playing xml spit out by series 2 vs series 3 I guess is what I'm getting at (which is what I parse in kmttg).
     
  18. Oct 8, 2009 #1358 of 10413
    bkdtv

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    When you connect to the TiVo with a web browser, it displays the correct wishlist folder names.

    Wishlists are the same on the standalone Series2. Some of the DirecTiVo units do not have it, but they don't support TTG anyway.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2009 #1359 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Hmm. The XML dump with recursion enabled (what kmttg uses), using:
    https://<ip>/TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=&#37;2FNowPlaying&Recurse=Yes
    does not give any clues about any of the wishlist recordings unfortunately, so I don't see a way to recognize wishlist recordings based on that information.
    In order to see the wishlist groupings one has to run the XML dump without the &Recurse=Yes which then requires further URLs to get information about each group of shows. So this looks to be much more difficult to deal with than I would have suspected and would involve a lot of changes and extra URL queries to get working. So my inclination for now is forget about trying to group wishlists...
     
  20. Oct 8, 2009 #1360 of 10413
    spocko

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    I don't use wishlists a lot either, so I'm confused about the wishlist discussion. Are we talking about a top-level folder for all wishlist recordings:


    NPL
    |_ Wishlists
    | |_ recording from Wishlist 1
    | |_ recording from Wishlist 1
    | |_ recording from Wishlist 2
    | |_ recording from Wishlist 3
    | |_ ...


    Or just the ability to show recordings grouped per wishlist:


    NPL
    |_ Wishlist 1
    | |_ recording 1
    | |_ recording 2
    | |_ ...
    |_ Wishlist 2
    | |_ recording 3
    | |_ ...


    Pardon my rudimentary attempts at a tree view. I don't think it is very useful to have a top level wishlist folder as in the first example. (Likewise I don't think the current top level HD folder is very interesting either.) On the other hand, I do think it is useful to have wishlist recordings grouped per wishlist, as shown in the 2nd example.

    From the discussion here, I assume kmttg is doing something like the 2nd example, but is simply not using the same folder names (i.e. wishlist names) as shown in NPL on the Tivo?
     

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