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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. Nov 9, 2009 #1481 of 10413
    Icarus

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    Thanks, that's working for me, so at least it will keep working when I am away/asleep, to the extent that it can, without getting hung up on a vrd review step.

    Thanks again for writing and maintaining this and being so helpful.

    -David
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 #1482 of 10413
    Icarus

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    ok, never mind. This time when I broke it up exactly like that, it didn't run atomicparsley on the output file. How do I fix that? the text files are all sitting there named <show name>.mpg.txt

    I added the tags by hand for these shows, but what I mean is how do I make sure it automates that also?

    The handling of the ap job is a kind of strange. Sometimes it adds it to the end of the queue sometimes it just does it. This time, I had multiple ad-cut/encode jobs and I noticed it wasn't adding the ap jobs to the end of the queue. I'm pretty sure it did another time. The difference just may have been that I might have exited and restarted kmttg this time around so maybe it forgot something?

    -David
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 #1483 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You need the metadata files associated with the encoded video files (i.e. .mp4.txt or .m4v.txt) for the AP task to run. It won't show up as a scheduled job - kmttg checks right when encoding task completes if the metadata file is present and if so will run at that point.
    (In next release I have changed it to look at source video file of encoding file for metadata file as well in which case .mpg.txt will be sufficient).
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 #1484 of 10413
    BLKMGK

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    So far on Win7 64bit, yes Java 32bit, I've run into issues with mencoder crashing right at the end of every file I've tried. I'm pulling from a TIVO HD and I've *NOT* got VideoRedo installed. Is this what is causing the crash? I gathered that the S3 boxes have video output that requires some fixing by VRD but I had hoped to at least be able to run through most of the process before purchasing. I'm not at home so I've not got the exact error message handy but thought I'd ask in case this is a known issue - searching the thread didn't appear to yield good hits.

    FWIW I've been torrenting much of my content lately but if I can put my TIVO back to good use again I'll be most happy and appreciative. From what I've seen so far this program is looking pretty good for my needs!:up: If I can get this rolling I'm gonna' have to upgrade my HD's HDD!

    P.S. I see the S3 is like previous TIVO pulling files - sloooow! (lol)
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 #1485 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Yes most likely the mencoder problems are related to glitches in the source file. VRD is the only guaranteed way to fix such glitches and is pretty much a necessity for digital recordings from S3 Tivos which inevitably have glitches in them originating from broadcaster/provider. Additionally once you configure kmttg for VRD it will use VRD to do the cuts instead of mencoder which is a much better option anyway.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 #1486 of 10413
    BLKMGK

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    Thank you for the quick response, sounds like VRD it is then! I'll grab it tonight and do some more testing.

    Apologies if this has been covered extensively but is the trial good enough for initial playing around or do I need to buy the full-up package? Is there any (dis)advantage in going with the higher cost version for KMTTG? I know that TIVO video can be quirky so if I must I must, just trying to figure out the best workpath that makes sense for me. :)
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 #1487 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Trial version should work - just be sure to register trial key and bring up VRD GUI at least once before trying to use with kmttg. I use the cheaper "Plus" version and that's all that is needed for kmttg purposes.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 #1488 of 10413
    subslug

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    New to kmttg so excuse me, I feel this is really simple and I'm just not seeing it.

    I just want kttmg to auto transfer anything recorded on a specific channel, not concerned with what the show actually is. How can I set this up, keywords or title...?

    Also just to be sure, if all I want is a decrypted file off the Tivo, is all I need to check is the encrypt option and nothing else?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 #1489 of 10413
    moyekj

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    There is no channel filter currently, but it's easy enough to select series that you want to transfer in the table and then choose Auto Transfers -> Add selected titles. That will setup Auto Transfers for those titles with whatever currently selected tasks you have enabled (you can always go and change them in Auto Transfers config if needed).
    If all you want is decrypted files then enable only decrypt task and nothing else.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2009 #1490 of 10413
    subslug

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    Rats! kmttg won't work for what I need then.

    Thanks for the info though.

    I need a channel only filter option, this is not any type of series.
    Just looking for a Hands Off method of getting programs from one specific channel onto an external drive for a bed ridden person to view on the WD TV device.

    Thanks again
     
  11. Nov 10, 2009 #1491 of 10413
    moyekj

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    Note that you can have kmttg transfer all programs (regardless of channel) using a title setup with ".*" as text if you are only recording from 1 channel anyway. Otherwise yes, you would need a channel filter of some sort. I've added a couple of filters already for next release but not a channel filter - I suspect that would not be a commonly used filter for most.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2009 #1492 of 10413
    Richard Berg

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    Note -- in order to make kmttg work with a "download everything" filter, you also need to exclude recordings that are currently in progress. I forgot that I added code for this earlier; it's not in the patch above.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 #1493 of 10413
    moyekj

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    There were exclusions for currently recording and copy protected shows already but resulted in some error message printing. I've cleaned it up now where up front all currently recording or copy protected shows are excluded from Auto Transfers matching (and a log entry explaining why those entries were skipped).
     
  14. Nov 10, 2009 #1494 of 10413
    subslug

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    Gotcha!

    This would work I believe. I read that .* trick and it never registered to give that a try but, I will.

    Got to make sure to turn off Tivo Suggestions just in case.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2009 #1495 of 10413
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    Guess I have a new problem...I'm able to download files from the Tivo automatically but, Tivodecode doesn't appear to do anything. The path to tivodecode appears correct but all I get is 0 byte.mpg file in the output folder.

    I ran tivodecode from in a terminal and it appears to start fine, Encryption by QUALCOMM ;) but then a few minutes later I get
    seek: No Error

    I've used Tivodecode hundreds of times on my Linux box without issue, any idea what could be the problem I seem to be having?
    This is running on Windows Server, no firewall enabled.
    The last three lines from my auto.log file.......

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    2009_11_10_23:24:27 ERROR: seek: No error
    2009_11_10_23:24:27 ERROR: Encryption by QUALCOMM ;)
    2009_11_10_23:24:27 
    'Back Room' PROCESSING SLEEPING 60 mins ...
    I also noticed one more error a little further up in the log saying:
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    ERROR: tivodecode failed (exit code: 9 )
    
     
  16. Nov 11, 2009 #1496 of 10413
    BLKMGK

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    Okay, mencoder is no longer crashing. However I am getting errors attempting to use the commercial scan\cut - VRD is having issues being commanded. I did indeed register the trial and I've opened\closed the GUI. In fact I have now used the GUI to manually edit out commercials several times with the adscan code it has. The errors I'm getting puzzle me since they appear to be the same ones that occur when the GUI has never been opened. I'm running this on Win7, it's not been rebooted since I installed VRD, and I've got 32bit JAVA onboard. I'd appreciate some guidance, the errors and log can be found here. Looks like something didn't register right and I'm hoping it's not a Win7 issue. I have a Vista 64 available but the Win7 box has 6 more cores :D

    That job is still running although I'm certain when done I'll be redoing it from the original MPEG to remove the commercials. I'm still playing with final processing, trying the "medium" rate now. I'm still feeling my way around and may try to create some custom encodings based on what I use elsewhere. I was going to ask how to do this but wow, it's simply text config files for each profile - awesome!

    Thanks!

    P.S. My path to VRD is simply a subdirectory. Do I need to give it a filename as well? Pop-up text seems to indicate no and docs I looked at didn't seem 100&#37; clear but could this be the issue?
     
  17. Nov 11, 2009 #1497 of 10413
    Icarus

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    We can't really see the path, since that's probably embedded in vb script.

    Yes, it's the directory where vrd is installed. This is what I have, which should be the same for you if you used defaults when installing vrd+ and you picked vrd+ and not the suite. You don't need vrd suite for use with kmttg.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoReDoPlus

    To set the path, double click in that field, and you can navigate from within the kmttg configuration pane. It's not very pretty, but it does work that way.

    I'm also running 64-bit win7

    -David
     
  18. Nov 11, 2009 #1498 of 10413
    moyekj

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    BLKMGK, your configuration looks fine. Going by the VideoRedo_configuration Wiki page (which you probably already found) it sure sounds like a registration related problem. Perhaps you can try running kmttg as Administrator if you have not already to see if that goes through, or if you are running as Administrator try running with a local account instead. i.e. It appears that when you run VRD manually perhaps it's using a different user account than when running via kmttg.

    EDIT: Also noticed you are using the Enable VideoRedo QS Fix video dimension filter option. Not sure if that works with trial version so you may need to turn that off - that's not what is causing the problem you are seeing, but if you get past that problem you may see another due to this option.
     
  19. Nov 11, 2009 #1499 of 10413
    moyekj

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    tivodecode is usually pretty trouble free so can't say I know what the problem is. Are you able to run it from GUI? i.e. Go to FILES tab, select a .TiVo file and enable the "decrypt" task and run it and see what happens there... Try it on a couple of different .TiVo files.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2009 #1500 of 10413
    subslug

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    Maybe it's working now.
    Overnight it downloaded two more files off the Tivo and it appears to have decrypted them fine.
    The first attempt looks like the download didn't completely finish, I guess that's why tivodecode was failing, just never seen that message.

    Anyway, looks like it's working. Still need to figure out why it ignored the 'delete tivo files after decrypting' option on only one file though.
     

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