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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. Apr 8, 2014 #4601 of 5683
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    While transfers may be slightly faster, they were plenty fast before. Overall, it is the opposite of an improvement.

    Sorta difficult to do when the transfer is initiated from the TiVo.

    Even if possible, it would more likely exacerbate the problem rather than mitigate it.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2014 #4602 of 5683
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I agree with how you see it, and from moyekj's perspective.

    I think all the posts I've seen noting the slowdowns in response time, and issues while streaming (or transferring), which specify a Roamio model, have been the Plus/Pro.

    They have gigabit ethernet. The base model Roamio does not.

    Has anybody tried digging out some 100Mbit switches to throttle transfers and see if a gigabit Roamio that auto-negotiates to 100Mbit, is impacted less?

    Nobody should have to do so (TiVo should have caught the issue). But, I think it might help those who are looking for pitchforks and torches.

    I'm a bit peeved that the "pause" on the rollout was resumed once the weekend was over (with the pause being announced right before the weekend). IIRC, TiVo generally doesn't roll updates on Fridays or weekends, so just how much of a "pause" outside the norm was there?

    I feel if they truly put it on "pause", outside of normal parameters, they should have taken more time before resuming.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2014 #4603 of 5683
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    The only Roamio I have is a basic. If I get a chance, I'll check out my Premiere.
     
  4. rassi

    rassi Member

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    PyTiVo has stopped working for us - getting a message on the Tivo when we try and go in to view programs to transfer that the files are unavailable. On the PC that is running PyTivo the directories are available.

    Here is what PyTivo shows after starting up:

    Any suggestions?
     
  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Well, that's an odd one. Still, the error message seems pretty clear: "Bad file time on R:\Torchwood\Season 1\Torchwood - S01E07 - Greeks Bearing Gifts.avi". Check your system clock, first, then check the file.
     
  6. rassi

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    When you say "system clock" you mean the PC running PyTivo, right? It has the correct current time and date.

    I am sharing 3 directories via PYTivo, and I am now able to get it to display one of the, but the other two still error out the same way.

    I used a utility to "touch" the timestamp of the file that was mentioned previously, but that didn't seem to resolve this.

    any other suggestions?
     
  7. wmcbrine

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    This isn't really a pyTivo issue, except insofar as it should carry on processing in the face of bad timestamps (and I already had two mods for that, but apparently I need another); and, I can make it do that. But that still won't give you the correct dates.

    The 'R' drive letter suggests that this is a network mount. You probably should be running pyTivo on that system, instead. Failing that, you need to figure out why the mtime doesn't seem to be propagating from the file server to the pyTivo host. I have no idea.
     
  8. rassi

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    The "R" drive is an NAS. We had been running this with zero problems for close to 5 years now prior to our upgrade to a Roamio Plus within the last two weeks....

    I know the version of PyTiVo I have running is an older one - I am reluctant to upgrade just because I always had trouble getting it running. Would an upgrade to the current version possibly solve this???
     
  9. wmcbrine

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    No, it would not. Nor is the Roamio relevant. The problem is not there, it's between the NAS and the PC.
     
  10. rassi

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    Odd that this would change after no issues for nearly 5 years....
     
  11. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Did this now.

     
  12. sirfergy

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    Anyone notice the videos they pushed previously no longer play after the latest OS update? Every single video I pushed in the past gives me a generic error about the recording failing. This is on my Roamio Pro.
     
  13. sirfergy

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    And even weirder, my mini plays them fine. Already tried rebooting, no change.
     
  14. brooklynsour

    brooklynsour New Member

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    hi guys im new to this forum, though i have been using the pytivo for over a year now with no problems, till today.... i keep getting similar messages as Rassi, my Movie folder in the TIVO MYSHOWS tab doesnt disappear unless i unplug my tivo ethernet cable. im gonna include a SS of the message since its not letting me copy and paste it... thanks to anyone who can help, pytivo was working fine 2 days ago and i did not edit or make any changes on my PC.... wow i cant post it because i need a post count of 5 or greater and mine is 0 sorry for the next 3 posts
     
  15. brooklynsour

    brooklynsour New Member

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    disregard need to build post count

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  16. brooklynsour

    brooklynsour New Member

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    stupid rule cant add pic or link before 5 posts
     
  17. brooklynsour

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  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    It's a pretty obvious error:
    Bad ffmpeg path.
     

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