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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    :confused: I don't see any reference to a "master file" in those instructions.
     
  2. lpwcomp

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    I think he is talking about copying from the pytivo-master directory. I just read the instructions and they are actually deficient since the leave out this step and assume that all you have to do is extract them into the target directory. The problem is that it doesn't work that way, at least not on windows 8. You actually end up with a subdirectory, lately usually named pytivo-master, from which you must either move or copy everything. Or you can open the zip, then open the pytivo-maste directory within the zip, select everything and copy and paste it into the target directory.

    Another problem is that the instructions are for an initial install, so they tell you to copy the pyTivo.conf.dist file to pyTivo.conf, which you obviously should not do for an update.
     
  3. caddyroger

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    I down loaded it off wmcbrine pytivo from sourceforce. I have a a screen shot of it in my H folder. This where I got the files from. "h:\PYTIVO TEST\pytivo-master". I can not upload what that contains
     
  4. caddyroger

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    Ok I did that I get this now. I did remover the beacon from the pytivo.conf file.
    I done tring this and going back to the old pytivo. Thanks for helping this not to techical person out.
     

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  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Ok. Well, good luck with that.
     
  6. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Based on your command window image, pyTivo looked like it was working. Did you actually try a push or pull, or look for the shares on your tivo?
     
  7. caddyroger

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    Yes it does seems like it working. Here is the screen that shows up when entering localhost:9032. When I click on my videos that when I get the this " page can not be displayed"
     

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  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    That is a completely different problem.

    Does the "E:\TO THE TIVO" directory actually exist?
     
  9. caddyroger

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    Been that way for the last year
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    The fact that originally, the path to ffmpeg.exe was wrong means you changed something. So please just check to make sure that there actually is a directory named TO THE TIVO on your E disk drive.
     
  11. caddyroger

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    Here is a screen shot of folder in explorer.
     

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  12. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    Sounds like a Windows File permissions problem. Is the E drive a shared network drive?
     
  13. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    +1.

    For some reason, pyTivo cannot access the directory.

    You might try running it from a "Command Prompt (Admin)".
     
  14. caddyroger

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    I gave the e drive permission to every one in all 4 entries. I hope that is how to set up sharing. Like i have mention earlier The old set worked ok to push programs. It the newer one from the last years that I am have problems with.
     
  15. caddyroger

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    How do you do that? put in book fo dummies form.
     
  16. lpwcomp

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    The same way you did before, just open a "Command Prompt (Admin)" instead of a "Command Prompt".

    As to why the old one worked, I suspect it was running as a service with admin privileges.
     
  17. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    Make sure you stop the non-admin pytivo. Then open a File Explorer window and go to the pytivo directory. Then from the File Menu, you should see Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrator.
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    Open the command prompt as administrator, then startup pytivo.py as you have done before. If that gets things working you can continue to use it like that, or figure out the right permissions to give to the E:\To The Tivo directory so pyTivo can access it as non-admin.
     
  18. caddyroger

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    This is how the files are set up. It the same for for the tivo, to the tivo,and drive c.
     

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  19. lpwcomp

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    I've found that Windows 8 seems to be designed to make it difficult for you to do anything. It's like M$ attitude is "We know what's best and you really don't want to do that, so we'll enforce the security we think is necessary no matter what your settings are."
     
  20. caddyroger

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    Ok this what happening now. I attached a screen shot of the permissions I gave. Then I open command prompt with admin privileges. I get second screen shot. I open ie and enter localhost:9032 this screen will show up the 3 rd screen shot but then after clicking on my videos this will come up " this page can not be displayed".
     

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