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pyTivo - Transcoding server

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by armooo, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Jan 4, 2009 #2101 of 5684
    wgw

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    ffmpeg_prams has been changed in current versions. I would recommend deleting it. The following config is more appropriate unless you are really limited on space on the HD tivo. In which case you should delete everything after aspect169.

    [_tivo_HD]
    aspect169=True
    audio_br=448K
    video_br=16Mi
    width=1920
    height=1080

    [_tivo_SD1]
    aspect169=True (assuming your S2 is connected to a 16:9 TV)
     
  2. Jan 4, 2009 #2102 of 5684
    MikeAndrews

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    I got that message - and pyTivo wouldn't run - until I commented out the logging section.

    I see now that the web configurator put it back in. Dunno. :confused:
     
  3. Jan 4, 2009 #2103 of 5684
    AZ_Tivo

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    Appreciate it. I have 1 TB space on Tivo HD so I should be ok. I will give this a try tomorrow and update here. Thanks :)

    Can you point me to information on push feature of pyTivo?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2009 #2104 of 5684
    Rdian06

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    I haven't had time to track down the logging issue, but from what most people have described it's a Python install issue. Normally uninstalling and re-installing Python 2.6 takes care of it.

    As for commenting out the logging section and the web configurator putting it back, did you shutdown pyTivo before updating the conf file? If not, the web configurator will overwrite your changes. So shutdown pyTivo before editing the conf file.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 #2105 of 5684
    Southcross

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    bah... I can't find the thread to link to... a step-by-step on how to convert .TiVo files to MPG to MP4 format.

    anywaysies...

    here is my question:
    Other than the native .TiVo files, and MPEG2 files, what format/encoding is the "MOST" efficient for pyTivo/FFMPEG AND the most efficient for space?

    My past experiences with early MP4 formats make me lean away from it. Quality is a concern, but so is space... two 500GBs, both are over 75% full (mostly .TiVo recordings). I've stooped to converting them .MPG format and editing out the commercials, I had no idea that a 4GB movie has nearly 1GB worth of commercial content LOL!
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 #2106 of 5684
    windracer

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    Southcross

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    KungFuCow

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    Well.. Im having an issue I hope someone here can help me with. PyTivo was working great for me and then all of a sudden it quit showing up in my Now Playing list. I uninstalled it and installed Tivo Desktop and that worked okay.. it just kind of, well, sucks. So I uninstalled that and installed Galleon and that showed up fine as well.

    I reinstalled PyTivo and it still isnt showing up. Web configuration works fine.. I just dont have a "My Videos" entry on my Tivo.

    All I get when I run it in console mode is

    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 #2109 of 5684
    Southcross

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    what OS are you running it under? my guess would be a Port/Firewall issue if under windows.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 #2110 of 5684
    KungFuCow

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    Its Windows Vista.

    Firewall is disabled.

    Ive gone through the complete checklist on the PyTivo website and I am getting requests from the Tivo in PyTivo's console. Just nothing is showing up on the actual Tivo.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 #2111 of 5684
    Southcross

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    I don't know if it matters... but in the "get music and pictures" do you have "Enable (I forget what its called, something like Home media network applications)" turned on? no idea if that would make any difference
    Have you used the browser interface and verified what shows in your video shares? I don't think anything will show if they are "empty" or "appear empty"
     
  12. Jan 7, 2009 #2112 of 5684
    KungFuCow

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    The video shares show up in my browser okay. I dont have the picture or music stuff enabled.

    It worked fine one day and then just quit.. I havent been able to get it working since.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2009 #2113 of 5684
    Southcross

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    hmmm... well, I've tried troubleshooting the most obvious LOL!

    Do you run TiVoDesktop? Does it see the Tivo? Does the Tivo see the native TivoServer?
     
  14. Jan 7, 2009 #2114 of 5684
    KungFuCow

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    Yea... Tivo Desktop works okay as does Galleon. Just PyTivo doesnt show up.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2009 #2115 of 5684
    Rdian06

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    Have you tried rebooting your Tivo? Your Tivo probably just has a confused cache.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2009 #2116 of 5684
    DrewS3

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    Does anyone know how to fix the #3-5-6 error when using pyTivo? I am running it on a Linkstation Pro NAS and I can click once or twice through the menu on the Tivo HD, then I will get the #3-5-6 error and it will boot me to the main menu.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2009 #2117 of 5684
    KungFuCow

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    I have but Ill do it again.

    Something I noticed look at the PyTivo console, my Tivo only attempt to connect to PyTivo once. Is that normal?
     
  18. Jan 9, 2009 #2118 of 5684
    cadmium

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    wmcbrine

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    You might want to elaborate on what you mean by "fail".

    pyTivo transcodes differently for S2's vs. S3's; one particular problem is that it passes through the native framerate to an S3, which doesn't always work. (S2's always get 29.97 fps.)
     
  20. Jan 9, 2009 #2120 of 5684
    cadmium

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    I'll select the video through the Tivo to transfer, start transfering and it will pretend it's transfering for a while, but stay at 0 and after a few minutes just stop altogether.

    On the S2, all works as normal.

    Is there any way around the fps issue?
     

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