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pyTivo, mkv and subtitles

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by getgray, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. getgray

    getgray New Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I am trying to get some Japanese Anime onto my Tivo that has english subtitles.

    When loading the mkv directly to the Tivo, it plays fine, albeit without subtitles.

    I have carefuly followed the Kleiman's guide here:

    I can play the mkv on my XP PC without issue, it shows subtitles. It plays via/invokes windows media player.

    After installing ffdshow I was able to play the .avs file created per the guide. The .avs file in it's entirety contains:
    DirectShowSource("T:\torrent-completed\test.mkv", convertfps=true)

    When I try to play the avs file (also WMP) however, I do not get subtitles.

    Per the guide I tried adding "eng" to the Haali Media Splitter options, but that didn't fix it.

    Meanwhile, From the Tivo, I can see the share where the share where the .avs file is located, but it reports "no files".

    How can I get the Tivo to "see" the .avs file? What am I missing? What other information can I provide to get help?

  2. txporter

    txporter One sec, almost done

    Sep 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I haven't ever tried the approach that mkleiman uses, but I do prep my H.264/MP4 files with hardcoded subtitles. To use his approach, I think you need to have avisynth installed and working, correct? If so, then you can download vsfilter and add the dll to the avisynth 2.5/plugins directory. Then you need to extract a copy of the subtitle file.

    With that, you can build an avs script that reads like this:
    DirectShowSource("T:\torrent-completed\test.mkv", convertfps=true)
    Where test.srt is the name of your subtitle. That should work to hardcode the subtitles into your video.
  3. getgray

    getgray New Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Thank you. I got it to work. Had 2 things wrong. A typo in share name (that fixed the Tivo access), and a setting in the splitter program (autoload vsfilter). Now, I load from bittorrent, use a utility to auto-create the avs files for all the respective downloads, and push to tivo. No substantial extra work.
  4. ericl007

    ericl007 New Member

    Oct 16, 2010
    Hi, I just tried this but got a copyright error i the new directory created. any work around ?

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