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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. Jan 29, 2010 #1821 of 10411
    bkdtv

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    abner,

    Do you have the latest build of VideoRedo TVSuite v4? If you just installed it, and are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, be sure to run it as administrator at least once. Right-click on VideoRedo and select "run as administrator."
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 #1822 of 10411
    bkdtv

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    The new version is excellent. The integration of custom VideoRedo v4 encode profiles is a very powerful feature.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 #1823 of 10411
    moyekj

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    Thanks, I am very happy with the updates in this release. For those using VideoRedo even if not upgrading to TVSuite 4 version this release has some good changes as well that make updating worthwhile.

    Hopefully the new ffmpeg won't cause problems... I'm still not totally happy about the ffmpeg "aac" codec compared to the older "libfaac" one but hopefully the issues are isolated to me and I know how to workaround them.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 #1824 of 10411
    moyekj

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    It's the internal web server of the TiVo itself that sometimes gets into a bad state and will return Server Busy message or similar. These TiVos have very wimpy processor & memory so it looks like it doesn't take much to overload it since downloads are pretty CPU & memory intensive for the TiVos. Note that if you have web downloads or use TiVo Desktop and/or pyTivo at the same time you are trying to transfer recordings from the TiVos that can easily lead to the above state, so try and run downloads from TiVos at "quiet" times when you are not transferring anything else to or from your TiVo.

    Some have reported that using File->Reset TiVo web server from kmttg has been able to fix the issue, but I think most of the time it requires a TiVo reboot to fix once it gets into that state.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #1825 of 10411
    bkdtv

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    I have my kmttg window configured as follows:

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    Whenever open/close or navigate folders in kmttg, it resets to this view:

    [​IMG]

    I've probably asked this before, but at some point will you add the ability to remember a user's column widths?

    I would also like the ability to show more programs on the screen. In 7h, there is a 0.6:1 proportional limit on the size of recordings list. I would like to see that limit increased from 0.6 to at least 0.75.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 #1826 of 10411
    bkdtv

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    Disregard this suggestion until TiVo adds support for TS to the U.S. boxes.

    Just tried beta v86a. It's perfect!

    I wouldn't mind the ability to hide the record times (under the date field), but that's more of a nitpick. V86a works very well for me as is.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 #1827 of 10411
    moyekj

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    I never use folders in kmttg since I usually don't have many recordings stored on my Tivos, so I guess that goes largely untested by me. I think the problem may be the table compaction function is not being called when returning from folder view. Should be able to fix that issue.

    I'm still learning Java GUI programming. I just made an adjustment that allows all 3 panels to be stretched vertically very flexibly now instead of the somewhat restrained area in v0p7h. That means for example you can devote most vertical area now to the Now Playing List and leave just a tiny area for the other panels. I can get you a test version to try out once I put in a fix for the above folder view issue.

    The way it's programmed now all tabs are created horizontally only. I suppose depending on your font size setting it starts to wrap tabs around. For me on my Vista machine I get just a single row of tabs right now.

    Makes sense to bundle these currently somewhat distributed options into a group.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2010 #1828 of 10411
    sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    Just an FYI for those who are interested...

    Today it took the hb_Televison 3.5 hours to convert a 3.92gb mpeg (1hr show converted from a .tivo to commercial free 42min mpeg via VideoReDo) to a 448mb mkv.
    System is a Intel Quad Core 9550 @2.83ghz, 4gb of ram and Vista 64. All 4 cores are active in the config.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2010 #1829 of 10411
    AudioNutz

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    Wow... 3.5hrs... At that rate, you might as well watch the commercials!

    Handbrake performance is pretty slow on the Mac side too, but luckily ffmpeg only takes around 22 minutes to encode a 60 minute show after it's been comcut. (This is on hardware built in 2003, but if I use newer hardware, I can encode the same show in less than 6 minutes)
     
  10. Jan 29, 2010 #1830 of 10411
    sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    I actually cut/convert it to share it with some 'friends' ;) so i need to put it into a decent size/quality package...I have been trying to figure out what people use for the 1.09gb MKV 1hr tv show rips on the intertubes for bittorrent...
     
  11. Jan 30, 2010 #1831 of 10411
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    What is the best kmttg encoding preset that will create a file compatible with streaming back to the Tivo with Streambaby natively? Is there a preset that works well with content ranging from cartoons to dramas, SD to HD, 1920x1080 and 1280x720? Or do folks assign a specific preset for all of these sources?

    I am specifically interested in anyone using kmttg to pull 1920x1080 NBC shows(hereos, 30 rock), decrypt, ad detect, ad cut, encode and stream back with Streambaby in realtime without pauses, etc.


    Thanks!
     
  12. Jan 30, 2010 #1832 of 10411
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    For some reason my Videoredo TV Suite V4 tools won't launch. Here is the output of a file I tried to run the various tools on Windows 7

    > Running qsfix on G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo ...
    C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock1864801417974807189.tmp
    qsfix failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock1864801417974807189.tmp
    C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs(25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not locate automation class named "VideoReDo.Application".

    mpeg file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
    vprj file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).VPrj
    mpeg file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
    mpeg file not given or doesn't exist: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
     
  13. Jan 30, 2010 #1833 of 10411
    moyekj

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    ajayabb, try running VRD TV Suite 4 GUI as Administrator at least once.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2010 #1834 of 10411
    moyekj

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    I recommend using ff_tivo_sd for SD sources and ff_tivo_hd for HD sources.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2010 #1835 of 10411
    ajayabb

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    No Luck after running as Admin
     
  16. Jan 30, 2010 #1836 of 10411
    ajayabb

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    Here's the output of another file after Running as Admin

    VideoRedo video dimensions filter is enabled
    VideoRedo video dimensions filter set to: x=704, y=480
    >> Running qsfix on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
    C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock6378507289567850041.tmp
    qsfix failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock6378507289567850041.tmp
    C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs(25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not create object named "VideoReDo.Application".

    >> Running comskip on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
    "C:\Program Files\kmttg_v0p7h (1)\comskip\comskip.exe" --ini "C:\Program Files\kmttg_v0p7h (1)\comskip\comskip.ini" --videoredo "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg"
    comskip job completed: 00:01:53
    ---DONE--- job=comskip output=G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj
    >> Running adcut on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
    C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010)_cut.mpg" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock2219495160180281652.tmp
    adcut failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010)_cut.mpg" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock2219495160180281652.tmp
    C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs(25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not create object named "VideoReDo.Application".
     
  17. Jan 30, 2010 #1837 of 10411
    moyekj

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    ajayabb, the problem is the following:
    The registry is supposed to have that object after your run VideRedo GUI at least once but for some reason it's missing or not accessible in your case. Turn off the following setting in kmttg:
    Allow multiple VideoRedo jobs at once
    This will then have kmttg use "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent" object instead to run VideoRedo and I'm curious if that also fails.

    It's some kind of permissions issue. Perhaps try temporarily with UAC turned off in Windows 7 to see how that goes. i.e.
    Turn off UAC
    Run VideoRedo TV Suite 4 GUI and then exit
    Run kmttg GUI

    I am using Vista 64 which also has UAC, but I turned off UAC a long time ago.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2010 #1838 of 10411
    ajayabb

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    Turning off UAC did it. I hate that thing. It must have been re enabled during my Windows 7 upgrade.
    Thank You:up:
     
  19. Jan 30, 2010 #1839 of 10411
    Sandi Shores

    Sandi Shores Not a coder!

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    This is the error I get now "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent".

    I only get it on a few things though, not every xfer I do, for instance I get this error on America's Test Kitchen but not on Ask This Old House, both during the same batch.

    I have only recently starting using a couple of the options in kmttg so I don't really understand much. I use decrypt and VRD QS fix, but not ad detect or anything else if that makes a difference.

    I am also using the TV suite of VideoReDo.

    And if you are taking requests I'd like to be able to increase the font size, I squint to see the letters as it is, in the documentation online it said that in the general tab you could adjust this, but in my version v0p7d this option is not there.

    Nice program, thanks =)
     
  20. Jan 30, 2010 #1840 of 10411
    moyekj

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    Sandi, font size setting was added in version v0p7f so recommend you upgrade to latest. Online documentation I update to stay current with latest version as it's too much trouble/work to keep separate documents for every version.

    As with above user try turning off UAC if you are getting WScript.CreateObject errors.
    I don't understand how you can be getting that error for some shows and not others... Note that if you have multiple versions of VideoRedo installed then the last version that you ran is what is used for the VideoRedo tasks.
     

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