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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. Dec 20, 2009 #1661 of 10413
    Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    Here I was ready to give up on transferring videos from my expensive Tivo 3 series, and I find this program. I've been away from this forum for awhile and I'm glad I checked back.

    I've read through the installation and release notes for kmttg and downloaded the latest version. Made a backup and restore point on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

    During installation does kmttg check if VideoRedo is already installed? I already have the latest version installed and running smoothly.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 #1662 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No, you have to manually enter path to your VideoRedo installation directory. See configuring_kmttg and VideoRedo_configuration Wiki pages or pay attention to the tooltip popups over configuration items.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 #1663 of 10413
    Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    I should have been clearer. I read the installation, release and configuration notes.

    I was assuming, but wanted to ask first, that your program would not install VideoRedo if it was already installed. That's why I asked if it would "check" for ViedoRedo.

    Thank you for responding. If this program only accomplishes half of it's features I'll be very happy! From what I've read you did a fantastic job.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2009 #1664 of 10413
    jmsxl

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    Curious problem... With v0p7f, the NPL display "hangs" after being downloaded from the TiVo. None of the buttons, check-boxes, scroll-bar, etc. respond. If I switch the view to FILES and then come back to the TiVo then everything works fine from then on. This is a fresh install in a new directory. Java is v1.5.0_11. This problem doesn't occur with v0p7e.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 #1665 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Biggest GUI related change from 7e->7f is variable font size support which is what I would suspect. Is it only the 1st time that NPL download hangs or is it every time (i.e. if you refresh list does it hang again)? Also what OS are you using?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 #1666 of 10413
    jmsxl

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    Populating the NPL only hangs the first time, when I start kmttg. Refresh of NPL is fine. OS is Win XP Pro SP3. Also, I updated my Java JDK/JRE to 1.5.0_22 (latest release) -- no difference. Thanks,
     
  7. Dec 23, 2009 #1667 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If you adjust font size does that hang the GUI as well? (File->Configure->General->GUI Font Size). The change vs 7e is last stage of GUI creation calls routine to set all GUI text to configured font size and that's where I suspect the problem may be when you are starting kmttg.
    Actually latest Java (JRE) is 1.6.x. Don't know if that will help but it might.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2009 #1668 of 10413
    spocko

    spocko TiVo HD

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    I'm also running kmttg v0p7f on XP Pro SP3 and I don't see the problem that jmsxl has reported. I played with the font size, and everything seems to work as intended. The current JRE version is ver 1.6.0_17 (a.k.a. Java 6 Update 17).
     
  9. Dec 23, 2009 #1669 of 10413
    dae3dae3

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    I just wanted to say thank you to the developer of this software. :)

    I continue to be dumbfounded that free software solutions tend to be so much better than the junk people want you to pay for. This software is awesome.

    THANKS!!!
     
  10. Dec 23, 2009 #1670 of 10413
    stujac

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    It's a wonderful thing, isn't it? This guy is a hero.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2009 #1671 of 10413
    jbernardis

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    FWIW - I Sometimes have problems populating the NPL on kmttg startup, but this only seems to happen if the tivo IP address has changed. It doesn't hang - I just get an error message (don't ask for specifics - I'm not at home right now). Hitting the refresh button fixes things.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2009 #1672 of 10413
    Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    The iPhone profile seems to be a little off as well. I always have to convert the video in iTunes before it will sync to the iPod Touch.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2009 #1673 of 10413
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I need feedback on all these encoding profiles since I don't have most of these portable devices. I checked iPod & iPhone detailed specs and found various problems with ff_ipod_low_res and ff_ipod_high_res profiles.
    Video: Must be 30fps, so added -r 29.97
    Audio: Must be 2 channel, 48KHz and 160Kbps or less, so added -ac 2 -ab 128k -ar 48000

    Can someone with iPod/iPhone please correct ff_ipod_high_res.enc file under kmttg encode folder to look like below and see that it syncs without changes to iPod or iPhone and plays correctly? (NOTE: This profile is well suited for iPhone as well)
    Code:
    # Description (single line, keep short)
    <description>
    mpeg4 container, 640x480 30fps xvid video, 48KHz/128Kbps 2 chan aac audio
    
    # Encode command or script (single line)
    # Known keywords: FFMPEG, HANDBRAKE, MENCODER, PERL, INPUT, OUTPUT, PWD, CPU_CORES, SRTFILE
    <command>
    FFMPEG -y -i INPUT -threads CPU_CORES -vcodec libxvid -maxrate 2000k -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -bufsize 5096k -g 300 -acodec libfaac -ac 2 -ab 128k -ar 48000 -s 640x480 -r 29.97 -b 1500k -f mp4 OUTPUT
    
    # Encoded output file extension
    <extension>
    mp4
    
     
  14. Dec 23, 2009 #1674 of 10413
    greg256

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    Hmmm... my NZ TiVo seems to only allow transfers in TS format (really fast, but tivodecode doesn't recognise the files), and all PS transfers fail (server busy, or hangs after 12 KB). Similarly, when going to https: //(mytivoip)/nowplaying/index.html, "Download MPEG-TS" works a charm, but "Download MPEG-PS" gives "Server Busy - too many transfers in progress".
    Some related information appears on the streambaby forums under the "Latest TiVo firmware in Australia and New Zealand disables Streambaby" issue.

    In short, has anyone in NZ had success with any method of decoding?
     
  15. Dec 23, 2009 #1675 of 10413
    jmsxl

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    I installed Java 1.6.0_17 and no problems populating the NPL, so I'll write this one off as a Java bug. Thanks moyekj and spocko for the suggestions.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2009 #1676 of 10413
    spocko

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    +1! Many thanks to moyekj.

    jmsxl, glad to hear that the new java version resolved the NPL issue.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2009 #1677 of 10413
    mikek2

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    Until tivodecode is updated to support TS files, the only way I know of decoding them is by using VideoRedo, but unfortunately you'll have to buy it. In saying that, it is a very useful program anyway and well worth the money. Also, as you've no doubt noticed, kmttg has just been updated to allow downloads of TS files and using VideoRedo for the decoding (as well as commercial detecting and cutting) for us AU/NZ users.

    Edit: If VideoRedo cannot decode your NZ TS files (they certainly work for Aus), then it would worthwhile directing a question to the developers of VideoRedo.

    I hope this helps.

    Mike
     
  18. Dec 24, 2009 #1678 of 10413
    AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Is there some reason kmttg takes more than 3x the time to download a movie off a Tivo compared to using pyTivo directly?

    I can download a 2-hour 1080i movie using Tivo Desktop or pyTivo in about 2-3 hours. With kmttg, it's consistently taking 9-10 hours.

    What's up with this?
     
  19. Dec 24, 2009 #1679 of 10413
    moyekj

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    First I've heard of that and that is contrary to my experience. kmttg is simply using curl to pull the shows so should be no slower than any other method. Perhaps your firewall and/or virus software doesn't have the proper exception for curl? Other than that make sure you aren't pulling or pushing other shows to the TiVo at the same time which obviously will slow things down considerably.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2009 #1680 of 10413
    kearygriffin

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    Is it possible that pyTivo is only set to do "retrieval" as an encrypted .TiVo file (haven't used it for TiVo->PC, so not even sure if it has a setting for anything else), whereas kmttg is setup to do retrieval + decoding + conversion to MP4 (or some other) format?

    Just guessing as to what would cause a large time difference between the two.
     

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