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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    I do this all the time. In fact, I have my WHS and Tivos set with a fixed IPs so that I can have shortcuts set up to initiate these transfers. I use this same method for all personal devices and PCs in the house, Android, iOS, and Windows XP/Vista/7/8.
     
  2. monkeydust

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    Thanks. That didn't work so I did a bit of searching and found the answer in a post of yours from a few years ago. Answer was stagingmind. :)

    EDIT: Well, I am still having some issues. When it does transfer, it is 20% of the speed I have transferred with previously. I have gotten half of my stuff transferred but still having issues with the other half for whatever reason (no errors, just not working).

    EDIT2: it lost my stagingmind server somehow. Added it back and got everything transferred.
     
  3. lpwcomp

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    While I don't generally use it to initiate a push, I do use this method to look at the NPL of my TiVo 2 and THD from my HTC One X, which the TiVo app cannot do.
     
  4. Joe Siegler

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    I was't asking for them to be added, just a random comment that what I was using before didn't work "straight out" with pyTiVo.

    I did end up adding both on pyTiVo, but with TD+ I had a Windows shortcut to the other in the path of the first.

    Also, both are external hard drives on my main computer. On that computer, they're drive letters H & I respectively.
     
  5. wuzznuubi

    wuzznuubi New Member

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    Windows mklink /D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link
     
  6. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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  7. Thomaseo1

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    I've been using PyTivo on Linux Mint 14 for the past several months and didn't notice a large issue that I'm consistently having. Shares are being limited to around 312 folders in side a singe share. I have around 600 folders in 1 share and PyTivo is cutting it off about half way, so I'm missing the other 288 folders.
    Is there a conf setting or a python file that I can use to fix this issue?
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    There's no limit in pyTivo. I'd guess that it was running into something in the list that it didn't like, and stopping there. But I'd need much more info.

    There may be limits on the TiVo side.

    P.S. You could try making it more hierarchical, i.e. add some more layers. 20 folders of 30 folders each (for example) would probably be easier to navigate than a list of 600, especially from the TiVo, never mind whether it can actually handle such a large list.
     
  9. Wil

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    I have many thousands of movies, mpeg 1,2,4 in .avi, .mpeg, .mp4, .mkv and lots of other file types. I'd like to generate "filename.txt" pyTivo-compatible files for them.

    I've found some programs that don't like my format: "Movie Name (year) - Director additional info.avi" (or .mkv or whatever type). Example: "Casablanca (1942) - Curtiz dvd.mkv"

    Other programs like my format just fine, but access only limited sources like Netflix and don't get matches on a lot of stuff.

    Is there a single program that will take this format and access lots of sources, say including imdb, and give me pyTivo-compatible text files?

    I personally use Plex to watch my film library and it gives me descriptions on 95%+ of my library. But the family likes to use the familiar Tivo (and thus pyTivo), and they want descriptions.

    Alternatively, is there any way to extract "Movie Title.txt" pyTivo-compatible metadata files from Plex?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Soapm

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    So close,...
    Do a search for a program called "metegenerator" and see if that's what you need.
     
  11. philhu

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    Metagenerator is a great program, but I think he is looking for an automated, as in 1000's at a time, system.
     
  12. Wil

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    Thanks.

    Metagenerator is certainly the TYPE of program I am asking about, and I have tried it. Great for TV episodes. But movie searches seem to use only Netflix and TheMovieDB, so many of my movies are not found.

    Also there is a file naming format issue, looks like I would have to rename all my files. I'm still working on that but even if I figure that out there's still Metagenerator's limited search sources.

    But again, that's exactly the kind of program I'm looking for; thanks.
     
  13. windracer

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    I think I used ThumbGen back when I was trying to initially populate all of my metadata files in an automated fashion (with cover art). Now, since I'm only adding one or two at a time, I use Metagenerator.
     
  14. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    I hadn't run across ThumbGen. It recognizes my file names as-is: Moviename (YYYY) - Director Name misc info.mkv

    It has lots of sources, though I'm having trouble configuring it to draw from IMDB. I'll work on it; this looks like it.

    Thanks.
     
  15. Soapm

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    There is an auto process button at the bottom, I thought it took care of lots of movies but I've not had reason to try it.

    Glad to see you got something since I know how it is getting your naming convention just right. I had to rename all my shows when I started using Plex. If you click on the setting tab you can make the template about anything you like which then names your shows as you like.
     
  16. Wil

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    Yeah. It worked well on some batch tests, but only if I renamed the files; I'm not going to do that. More significantly, with Netflix and TheMovieDB only, that's not enough coverage.

    Plex just happened to like the way I was naming my movies and TV episodes anyway. As I recall, it would take the film file without the year but there are too many films with the same name so I like the year in the filename.

    I'm liking ThumbGen. The only difficulty is getting some kind of balance between IMDB and other sources. The theory of it seems to be that you can use TheMovieDB as primary and have IMDB fill in blanks, but it doesn't seem to work unless you do it manually one file at a time. The only way I can get IMDB to cut in at all in bulk processing mode is to disable the primary. That's too bad because TheMovieDB is a little more forgiving.

    I'm sure this is user error and I'll get it all figured out. Several hundred movies done just in the experimenting/learning process.

    I've noticed I've had to change the years on several movie files to get them to "take" in ThumbGen. Off by one, probably year of production vs. year of release. Going to be interesting to see how Plex reacts to that, as it always seemed pretty picky about the year, if it was in the name, being exactly what it wanted to see or it wouldn't take.

    I'm very grateful for the help here.
     
  17. windracer

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    Yeah, it's been a while but I seem to remember ThumbGen being "fiddly" but at least it was able to index large chunks of my video library at a time and then I manually took care of the outliers. Glad it's working for you.
     
  18. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Wil, if Metagenerator could source from IMDB would it serve your purposes?

    I'm the (current) programmer of MG3 (Metagenerator Version 3). Up til now, it hasn't sourced from IMDB due to a comination of legal and technical factors. However I've found there is a free web service (mymovieapi.com) that will provide the IMDB data, free, easy and legal.

    MG3 does have an automatic movie processing feature that can do an entire folder and optionally all subfolders. It uses the file name as the key for source searches. I just tested a query using the example file name you gave (Casablanca + etc.) and the search succeeded. (Surprising actually)

    If you wish to discuss this further, it might be preferable to use the MG3 thread on the pyTivo forum, rather than cluttering up this thread:
    http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/metagenerator-version-3-t1786.html
     
  19. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    Wait, if Plex likes the file then why are you renaming them? I don't think pyTivo cares how you name the files, there is a separate text file with all the info it needs. As long as the video and that text file have the same name (except the .txt on the text file) then from what I can see it works just fine.

    If you have files not being recognized then it's probably the encoding and not the name of the file.

    This is my movie template from metagenerator "{title} {movieyear}". As you can see, i name them like you. The name and year...
     
  20. Soapm

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    Copy protection with pytivo...


    When I pull a certain movie to my hacked, encryption disabled TivoHD I found I can pull it back off the tivo if I chose using kmttg.
    If I push the same movie to the Tivo using pytivo's web interface I notice it's copy protected.

    What would case it to be copy protected if I push instead of pull?
     

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