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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. reneg

    reneg Member

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    If you do update to a current version of pyTivo, I suggest also updating FFMPEG and the other items listed here
     
  2. GreenMonkey

    GreenMonkey New Member

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    The last time I tried to update last year, I had trouble with the newer version of Python and couldn't get it to work at all. It's made me leery of upgrading it again. I'll probably try the new versions of everything first on another windows box before I try to upgrade it again on my media server.
     
  3. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. Big fan of PyTivo but I haven't been keeping up with all 90 pages of this thread, so forgive me if this has been addressed. I've got a rather sizable collection of videos that I would like to maintain on a networked drive to my laptop as opposed to having it constantly connected via USB cable. However, it appears that doing so would prevent me from using this drive with PyTivo. Is there a workaround for this?
     
  4. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    If I'm understanding correctly, pyTivo does support network drives when using the UNC (\\servername\sharename). Here's a portion of my .conf file:

    Code:
    [Downloaded]
    type = video
    path = \\media-center\ToTivo\Downloaded
    
    [Cut Programs]
    type = video
    path = F:\ToTivo\Cut Programs
    
    Does that help?
     
  5. wmcbrine

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    Hah, you think this thread is long, there's a whole other forum. :D

    And yeah, the only problem with keeping files on a network share is that it's slow. But personally I recommend that you run pyTivo on the system where the files are (since it will run almost anywhere), unless you really need more transcoding power.
     
  6. TreborPugly

    TreborPugly Unreal!

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    I did the network drive thing for a good while - with a stand-alone, LaCie network drive. Those things are inherently slow on the netwoork speed, so I had to transfer things and then watch them, rather than watch them while they were transfering. But it worked okay.

    I think there was some issue with using the service, and a mapped network drive - to see if it inherently works, run it from the command prompt.
     
  7. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Well I got the networked drive up and running, but I heeded everyone's advice in talking about how slow it is, so I just set up PyTivo on the other computer. Is there a way (other than using a program like Logmein) to control PyTivo from another computer?
     
  8. wmcbrine

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    Define "control"? pyTivo provides a web interface, which you can access from anywhere. It doesn't quite do everything, though.
     
  9. Sparty99

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    Well, now that I've got everything configured on the other computer, my main concern is accessing that computer's pyTivo interface so I can send files to the computer, without having to either go downstairs to do so or without using Logmein. Is there a simple way to do that?
     
  10. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by "send files to the computer" -- from the TiVo? That's covered by the web interface, yes.
     
  11. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I misspoke. From the pyTivo web interface, it's possible to send a file from the computer to the TiVo (which I realize is the exact opposite of what I said). I would like to be able to access this portion of pyTivo from another computer and use pyTivo to send programs to my DVR. Is this possible?
     
  12. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Instead of "http://localhost:9032/" in a browser, replace localhost with the ip address of the machine running pyTivo.
     
  13. Sparty99

    Sparty99 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
     
  14. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Screenshot of pyTiVo + Premiere:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    60 Mbps, wow! Is that for real?
     
  16. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Yep. :D

    MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 throughput is 60Mbps and 40Mbps, respectively, under the classic interface. More details in my review.
     
  17. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    The Premier Review PDF link in your signature doesn't work for me:

    I assume your network is hardwired. 100 Mbps or Gigabit ? In other words, is the speed increase is entirely due to the Premiere?
     
  18. bkdtv

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    That's odd. I just added a mirror.

    All of my TiVos and PCs are networked with MoCA, which is the equivalent of a 100Mbps network. The increase is due entirely to the Premiere.

    Edit: I just posted the performance charts to the TCF Premiere FAQ.
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 #2719 of 5684
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    OK I shrunk some of my HD files down and wanted to send them back to the Tivo. I know the date stamp will have the date of the send....but my file looks like this KMTTG\Home\Encode\House\5 to 9 (Recorded Feb 08,2010).mp4 and it shows up on the tivo as the following:

    House\5 to 9

    Since I am sending mutliple shows of House back to the tivo I want the recorded date there so I know which one to watch first.....why isn't that showing up as part of the transferred file?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2010 #2720 of 5684
    Rdian06

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    Are you using kmttg to preserve the metadata from the original .tivo file?

    For instance, for KMTTG\Home\Encode\House\5 to 9 (Recorded Feb 08,2010).mp4, do you have a corresponding KMTTG\Home\Encode\House\5 to 9 (Recorded Feb 08,2010).mp4.txt? If so, the metadata from the .txt file is used as the title rather than the filename.
     

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