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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. Oct 8, 2009 #1361 of 10606
    moyekj

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    Yes it is the 2nd example/tree view you give that is desired but as I mentioned above obtaining the information on folder structures would mean a fundamental change for kmttg in Now Playing List information parsing as well as multiple TiVo queries which would slow things down quite a bit and so I don't think merits the effort.

    I also noticed that once you change a ARWL to no longer auto-record then TiVo folder display switches to group things by title again instead of by wishlist name which is a little odd. For my usual simple ARWL usage pretty much things are based mostly on titles anyway so they group the same way whether auto-record is set or not.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2009 #1362 of 10606
    bkdtv

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    Kmttg doesn't support wishlist grouping at all. As far as kmttg is concerned, all wishlist programs were recorded with season passes.

    I use wishlists for most movies and sporting events (with a separate wishlist for every pro and college sports team) so the NPL listing becomes quite cluttered without this grouping.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2009 #1363 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    I just installed and configured kmttg today (v0p7b). Neat app! I never was one to use Tivo-To-Go or Tivo-To-Come-Back, but figured I'd take the plunge and try this out. Only one problem: I'm getting digital artifacts after I transfer a file back to Tivo after decrypting and ad cutting. The decrypted file looks fine on the PC, as does the "_cut" file. I manually pulled the "_cut" file from my Tivo using PyTivo. I did queue up 5 shows, and transferred while kmttg was processing other jobs. Is it possible this is what caused the "interference"? I'm using wired ethernet.

    Also, I just noticed that the last .tivo to be downloaded has slowed to a crawl. I just canceled the set of jobs associated with that download, and restarted. The throughput is MUCH better.

    Any suggestions for these problems I'm having? In the meantime, I'll let the last jobs complete and try to transfer when the PC is not as busy.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2009 #1364 of 10606
    moyekj

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    orangeboy, yes if you are pulling shows from your TiVo while at the same time using pyTivo to return shows to your TiVo then that will slow things down considerably. I don't know why you see digital artifacting when playing back on TiVo and not on PC. However if you have VideoRedo you should really configure kmttg to use it since that will eliminate introduction of glitches and audio/video sync when cutting commercials out.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2009 #1365 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Thanks -
    I actually am using VRD for cutting commercials, chosen based on the opinions given. The more I use this app, the more I like it! Thanks for this. I still need to view the other edited files after transferred to the Tivo to see if it was a one time situation or a regular occurrence.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2009 #1366 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Hmmm... It'd be nice to query the To Do list and/or Season Passes when setting up Auto Transfers, similar to the "Add Selected Titles" from the Now Playing List. ;)
     
  7. Oct 9, 2009 #1367 of 10606
    moyekj

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    I looked into it a little bit when TiVo first released that capability for Series 3 Tivos, however the web site uses SSL encryption which makes it very difficult to decipher the communication needed to obtain the data. So unless/until someone deciphers that there is not much that can be done to get hold of the data needed.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2009 #1368 of 10606
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    One thing I was thinking about is there any way KMTTG could flag or color code shows which are already set for auto transfer when looking at the NPL?
     
  9. Oct 9, 2009 #1369 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Whoops! My bad. I was thinking that the TDL was available from the Tivo http server, similar to the NPL.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2009 #1370 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Ok, one more thing. I'm setting up Auto Transfers (type: title) using my Tivo.com's To Do List for ease of copy/paste. When scanning my NPL, it states the only show available is 20/20, but is too old. I can see Smallville that recorded tonight in my NPL, and in my Auto Transfer list. I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why Smallville was getting passed up. Then I realized that 20/20 was getting found because there isn't an upper/lower case for numbers. I changed "Smallville" to "smallville" and Auto Transfer found the program and began downloading as expected. The bubble help in kmttg states that keyword and titles are case insensitive. I'm not entirely convinced that's true!
     
  11. Oct 9, 2009 #1371 of 10606
    ellinj

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    I took a quick look at the code. It appears that the autotransfer converts the titles from the NPL to lowercase and compares to what is in the transfer list. So the behavior you are seeing is correct you must type the show name in all lowercase.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2009 #1372 of 10606
    moyekj

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    That's a bug that's fixed in next release - title is lowercased but the keyword is not. At some point keywords were supposed to be saved as lowercase only but instead of relying on that now I lowercase everything before comparing.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2009 #1373 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  14. Oct 10, 2009 #1374 of 10606
    ellinj

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    While we are in feature request mode, I'd love to be able to assign auto transfers to a particular tivo, I record some shows on both my tivohd and my series2. I'd like to tell it to always pull this particular program off of the tivhod. Maybe a drop down where you can select a particular tivo or all tivos.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2009 #1375 of 10606
    ellinj

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    I haven't looked at your updated code, but why not do an .equalsIgnoreCase() on the title rather then converting both strings to lower case and doing a regex match.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2009 #1376 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Wow - what a difference an OS makes (I think). I was running kmttg and Tivo Desktop Plus on my Windows XP Media Center PC (dual core, 3GHz Pentium 4, w/512MB RAM). I installed both apps on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (dual core, 1.4GHz Pentium III, w/4GB RAM). It's like night and day. On the XP machine, EVERYTHING ground to a halt, to the point the PC speaker had to be invoked (Task Manager and Windows Explorer completely unresponsive) The funny thing was that the CPU didn't show very heavy use; maybe 17%-23% utilization. Server 2003 acts like nothing is going on. I think I found a new home for kmttg...
     
  17. Oct 11, 2009 #1377 of 10606
    AudioNutz

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    Sounds like you're sufferin' from "Lack-O-Mac"...
     
  18. Oct 11, 2009 #1378 of 10606
    spocko

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    Umm, there is no such thing at a dual core Pentium III or dual core Pentium 4. Regardless though, I don't think the performance issue you saw was related to the OS. I run Tivo Desktop and kmttg under Win XP on a 2GHz single core Athlon XP, and both work fine on that machine.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2009 #1379 of 10606
    moyekj

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    512MB RAM vs 4GB RAM seems like the obvious difference to me...
     
  20. Oct 11, 2009 #1380 of 10606
    orangeboy

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    Well, I'm feeling foolish. I guess I got 2 single core processors. I figured the OS had something to do with it, dealing better with the filesystem. I guess the RAM seems obvious now, with a lot less swapping happening. :rolleyes:
     

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