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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. burnside

    burnside New Member

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    While I'm asking questions, one movie (No Country for Old Men) could not be transferred to the Tivo. Tivo reported that the transfer would be made after previously transferred programs were finished. I checked the to do list and from there it said that the transfer was deleted. I then tested transferring other movies and I could queue them up no problem with none of them being deleted. Any idea what might be going on? I attached the info of the video file just in case there might be something there. I did notice that this is the only file so far that does not have Progressive scan type. I don't know if that could be the problem:

    General
    Complete name : C:\Documents\Movies\M-P\No Country for Old Men.mpg
    Format : MPEG-PS
    File size : 4.88 GiB
    Duration : 2h 2mn
    Overall bit rate : 5 714 Kbps

    Video
    ID : 224 (0xE0)
    Format : MPEG Video
    Format version : Version 2
    Format profile : Main@Main
    Format settings, Matrix : Default
    Duration : 1h 0mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 4 934 Kbps
    Nominal bit rate : 8 000 Kbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 480 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16/9
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Standard : NTSC
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Interlaced
    Scan order : Bottom Field First
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.476

    Audio
    ID : 128 (0x80)
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Duration : 2h 2mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 384 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz

    Menu
    Format : DVD-Video
     
  2. txporter

    txporter One sec, almost done

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    The video and audio timestamps do not match. Try running the file through VideoRedo's Quick Stream fix. I would guess that is your problem.

    Jason
     
  3. burnside

    burnside New Member

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    Haha, that was it! Thanks!
     
  4. harley3k

    harley3k New Member

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    I just discovered pyTivo last week from a different forum.

    Just had to say how awesome I think it is.
    No more converting AVI files to MP4 and syncing to iTunes and then to my AppleTV. Now I just drop any video format I can find into a folder on my PC, and it's available to my Tivo. Perfect.

    What are some of the other cool things people do with this?
     
  5. starks9630

    starks9630 New Member

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    what am I doing wrong? My videos show up fine, but I can't get my music through pytivo, only tivo desktop. what do I need in my config file to play music?
     
  6. alexander123

    alexander123 New Member

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    Sorry need to up my post count to see links.
     
  7. Rdian06

    Rdian06 New Member

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    Assuming you setup a Music type share, look in "Music, Photos, & Showcases" and see if there is a listing for your music share. It will NOT appear in the Now Playing list.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    A music share...

    [share name]
    type = music
    path = /where/ever
     
  9. Yoav

    Yoav New Member

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    bah I knew I shouldn't have done this :)
    A query about using push in pyTivoX led me to try it, and I'm getting the following error whenever I try to push anything to my tivo:

    Code:
    list index out of range
    
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/Users/yoav/src/pytivox/build/Release/pyTivoX.app/Contents/Resources/pyTivo-wmcbrine/plugins/video/video.py", line 351, in Push
        mime = mime)
      File "/Users/yoav/src/pytivox/build/Release/pyTivoX.app/Contents/Resources/pyTivo-wmcbrine/mind.py", line 46, in pushVideo
        pc_body_id = self.__pcBodySearch()[0]
    IndexError: list index out of range
    
    Quick guess?
     
  10. Rdian06

    Rdian06 New Member

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    Is there a "+" in your email address?

    See

    http://pytivo.krkeegan.com/help-getting-push-up-and-running-t694.html?highlight=index%20range
     
  11. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Small problem with PyTivo. I just switched from a Dual Tuner (where PyTivo worked fine) to a TiVo HD. The new HD sees all of the folders I've set up on PyTivo and the files within that folder. The problem is with the subfolders, which it can't see. For instance, I've got a folder for what I call Temporary Videos. Within that, I've got a folder for South Park, and in that folder I've got something for each season. The server sees the subfolder listings, but it doesn't show any of the video files in these subfolders. I know it's something specific with the configuration on the unit, because I'm not having this problem on my Series 3.

    Any input you guys can provide?
     
  12. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
    Is your new TiVo HD running the latest software?
     
  13. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine not. I bought it as an open box unit and just set it up this afternoon.
     
  14. burnside

    burnside New Member

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    Yeah, that's probably the issue. You can force a connection to the Tivo server and then do a restart to fix all that up.
     
  15. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Will do. Thanks for the help.
     
  16. wtherrell

    wtherrell Member

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    I am using VRD TVSuite to encode HD from my THD to SD. Here's the problem. If I move the resulting output file to My Tivo Recordings share on the PC (Tivo Desktop Plus) and then download via MRV to to my S2 all I get are audio and closed captions--no picture, just black screen. If I move the same output file to my PyTivo share file and download to the S2 from there, I get beautiful video and audio but no closed captions. I did a search of this thread but could find any matches. Also searched forum but could not find this particular problem addressed.
    I really need the captions.

    I would appreciate any help.
     
  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It sounds like your video output from VideoReDo is still not compatible with the S2, so it's being reencoded by pyTiVo (and just passed through by TiVo Desktop, where it fails when the S2 tries to play it back). Are you sure you're downconverting it?
     
  18. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Slower...
    Kinda sounds like that bug some model S2s (540s but not 240s IIRC) had with 16x9 video. Is that bug still out there?
     
  19. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    That's probably it. pyTivo recognizes the problem and won't pass through 16:9 to an S2, except to a DT.

    I'll see if I can find a way to preserve the captions when reencoding. Meanwhile -- do your downconverts in VideoReDo as letterboxed 4:3. That should work with both TiVo Desktop and pyTivo (and avoid a second reencode by pyTivo).
     
  20. gordonwrogers

    gordonwrogers hopeless TiVo addict

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    Northern...
    I have TDT+ 2.7 installed working fine on my Vista machine. I see that pyTivo offers a great deal more functionality than desktop. One of the functions I really need is the ability to see groups of video files versus paging through the several hundred titles I currently have on my media server. Would it be ill-advised to install pyTivo alongside TDT to test it out prior to uninstalling and cleaning TDT?
     

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