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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by armooo, Nov 25, 2006.
Just released an update to the MetaGenerator.
Get it here
Released notes are there as well.
your software is great ... way more stable then TivoDesKtop and i can now finally playback Videos in 5.1 Audio. Great job .. it encodes faster as well... Wondering if i can play also just seperate ac3 encoded 5.1 audio files as well.... ? thanks for your work... You saved my houshold....
First off, my apologies if this has already been answered, but I couldn't find anything with the (limited) search capabilities on this site.
I've been using pyTivo on my wife's XP desktop with my Tivo HD for about 6 months now. I just installed the Windows 7 Beta on the computer and now am having problems getting pyTivo working. I would understand this given that it's beta software, but research leads me to believe that it's an inherited problem from Vista. So here's the problem...
Python (2.6.1 x86) and pyTivo (pyTivo-wgw-2008.10.15-RC1) install fine, but the desktop doesn't show up on the Tivo and the Now Playing list doesn't show up on the web version of TivoToGo (with MAK inputted). When I select Start Service, I get a console window that says "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied." I'm running from an administrator account and I've allowed pyTivo through my firewall.
Some Googling gave me this answer:
I followed their somewhat shady suggestion to create a new DWORD registry value of LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy = 1 at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System but that did not solve anything.
Any help, please? Remember my tech level = run Windows beta with confidence, < run Linux on my main computer.
MetaToExcel scans the pyTivo metadata files in a folder and creates an Excel spreadsheet with a row for each video and columns containing the metadata items you configure. It requires Excel 2003 and .NET 2.0.
See ***this thread in the pyTivo forum*** for details and download.
Thanks to user msmart for suggesting this program and for testing.
I would try to open the command prompt as Administrator (if you can in version 7...you can in Vista), and then run the command line pyTivo and see what happens.
If that works, I would then try to set the service to run as the administrator and see what happens...
That's the problem with running beta stuff
When I select "pyTivo - console" and "Run as administrator," it says "Error. The pyTivo service is already running."
I'm new to this... all I've ever done is let it run as a service and not worry about it.
Go into your services list and stop the pyTivo service.
Then I would open a command prompt as an administrator and then go to the directory where pyTivo is and run the pyTivo.py script.
You should be able to see if any errors persist.
Maybe I've had a different problem all along? The above is what transpired in the command prompt window while I accessed the pyTivo config file with localhost:9032. The settings in this version (wgw-2008.10.15) look different than I recall from armooo's, so maybe I just don't have it configured, but nothing is showing up on my Tivo and my Now Playing list isn't showing up on TivoToGo despite correct MAK input.
Thanks for your help! My laptop would really appreciate if I could get the more powerful desktop to handle the pyTivo tasks.
Post your conf file (make sure to black out your MAK,any passwords, and TSNs.)
Also, how many network adapters do you have in your machine? If you have more than one active adapter (say from VMware or some non-standard networking setup) pyTivo can get confused about which adapter to use for sending the advertising broadcasts and you need to create a slightly more specific becon line.
TiVoPlayList now includes all of the detailed metadata information in the files created using the Export playlist function. This allows you to get information for all of the shows on your TiVo into files viewable by programs like Excel.
The above MetaToExcel program would only work for files that you have already transferred to your PC.
TiVoPlayList can create metadata files automatically when transferring files to a PC. It also has AutoDownload rules for transferring shows automatically and can run post-download processing commands to convert .tivo files to .mpg or other formats.
So far as I know, there's only one network adapter in this system. Again, I never had any problems running pyTivo on this system when it was using XP, it's just since I installed Windows 7 (and from Googling, it seems like this is an inherited problem from Vista). This is a clean install, with nothing but Firefox, uTorrent, DVD Decrypter, and python/pyTivo installed.
Your Tivo is never contacting your pyTivo instance. Most likely because somehow it isn't receiving the beacons.
In your server section, try adding a beacon = tivo IP address line to the Server section of your conf file. That's what has fixed it in the past.
That didn't work either.
I posted my issue on a pre-existing thread on the pyTivo support forum in the hope of a solution.
(Had to post again because I didn't have enough posts to put a link)
I have pyTivo installed and it works great for videos (so far). However, if I try to publish a music or photos location in the config file, the TivoHD stops seeing ALL shares, including video (have to undo changes in config, restart service and reboot tivo just to get it to see the videos again).
TivoHD + pyTivo installed in Windows running as service + python 2.6.1
Any ideas? Thanks!
Maybe your music/photo share path contains a weird character that is throwing off the rest of the configuration? Try making a c:\photos folder and defining it as a share.
I just started using pyTiVo - and want to work on enhancing it. I've noticed one issue so far. I have a Series 3 TiVo and use most of the default settings for video encoding except for forcing the fps to 29.97. When I am done watching videos that came from pyTiVo the audio is "muddy"/distorted on TiVo recorded shows until I press TiVo and that resets the audio buffers somehow (you can tell it's fixing something since the "bong" for going to TiVo central is distorted).
Anyone else have this problem and/or know how to fix it?
Hmmmmmm. I have periodic "sound issues" - kind of breaking up or like some metal has a slight rattle to it but never particularly associated it with downloads from pytivo. Now I will have to listen for it after downloads and see if it was pytivo downloads that created it or it was just an anomaly.
Never heard of that.
I've never had any audio issues related to pyTivo.