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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. Jul 1, 2014 #4821 of 5687
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Do you have "ts=on" in your pyTivo.conf? I pulled an H.264 mkv to my base Roamio this afternoon and got a rate of 82.74Mb/s

    I don't believe so.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2014 #4822 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    Then why did you return to this rather odd setup? Simpler is better, particularly when trying to track down a problem.

    In their current format? I don't think so.

    KISS is usually a good idea.

    Is there any way for William or me to get access to one of the "bad" videos?

    pyTivo uses ffmpeg to get file info, not just for transcoding.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2014 #4823 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    1)
    Its not odd - its as simple as possible

    Current config:
    [Server]
    port=9032
    ffmpeg=/usr/bin/ffmpeg
    [MyMovies]
    type=video
    path=/videos

    2) yes, they were on the tivo, I just watched Howl's moving castle the other day and I did not transcode it or futz with the file and it still plays on VLC.

    3)

    4) I'll upload them to mega.co.nz now.

    5) If this is the case, I'm not seeing it logged on console (maybe this requires a debug flag), and the interesting thing here is the videos that dont transfer do have the right movie length information before transfer, so the Tivo knows how long this video should be before I try and transfer it now.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2014 #4824 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    I was referring to your setup on Windows.

    There is no way an avi was on the TiVo. Maybe you successfully transferred it previously, but it had to be transcoded.

    Are you in New Zealand?

    Are you running pyTivo as a service or from the command window?
     
  5. Jul 1, 2014 #4825 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Attached is a text file with urls to two of the video files not transferable.
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Jul 1, 2014 #4826 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    2) The videos that wont transfer now were transferred before - I was trying to convey that the movies have not been altered since they were last transferred.

    3) No, I'm not in New Zealand, but mega.co.nz offers 50GB of free encrypted storage storage per email account and usually 2-5MB/sec upload and download rates so its a handy dropbox of sorts.

    4) Command line only. Never needed to keep it on as a service.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2014 #4827 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    I had no problems transferring either recording to to my Roamio or THD. I stopped both THD transfers as soon as I saw that things were OK since it would have taken too long to complete as they had to be transcoded and I'm planning on shutting down (don't need the heat) and hopping into the sack soon. The Roamio transfers completed normally.

    'k. Wasn't real happy with being forced to install a browser plugin but they seem to have an OK rep, so I did it.

    At this point, the only thing I can suggest is to start with a completely fresh install, including an updated ffmpeg.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2014 #4828 of 5687
    wmcbrine

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    I also had no problem with either of these files. Not that I expected this test to tell me much, since there's nothing in your log that even looks like an actual request for the files, and you made it clear that it didn't get to the point of transferring. Maybe a debug log would reveal something more, I dunno.

    Have you tried putting one of the "problem" files into a share by itself?
     
  9. Jul 1, 2014 #4829 of 5687
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Northern...
    Thanks... I did not have this. I just added it to the server settings. It increased my transfer speeds to 66Mb/s. Still not as fast as I would like but much better. No idea though why my speeds are not as fast as yours though.

    Hopefully the next TiVo software will get speeds back up to what they used to be. With KMTTG my transfer speeds are in the upper 80's to low 90's. While with the previous software my speeds easily exceeded 100Mb/s with transfers from the Roamio Pro.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2014 #4830 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Firefox (29-30) and Chrome (~30+) do not require a plugin - its all HTML 5 based. You shouldnt need a plugin for mega - if you put a plugin in, it should be taken out.

    The Linux install if the completely fresh install with ffmpeg 1.2.x from a ppa.

    Is it possible if the tivo is completely full that it would not do this correctly? I know its full.
     
  11. Jul 1, 2014 #4831 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Ill try putting one of these files into a share by itself and see. Would an old tivo with no free space start to act strange?
     
  12. Jul 1, 2014 #4832 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    How old, i.e. what model? What do you mean by "no free space"? Maybe the error is generated when the TiVo tries to free up enough space to hold the calculated size of the transcoded recording.

    Try manually freeing up enough space (including permanently deleting items from "Recently deleted") keeping in mind that the transcoded recording is going to be much larger than the source file.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2014 #4833 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Tivo Series 3 (TCD648250B) with 11.0-m.

    The tivo is full as it deletes stuff quite a bit now to make free space.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2014 #4834 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    Since there is no TiVp model 642, I assume that it is a typo and is actually a 652. In which case, it is same model as mine.

    Edit: I suppose it could be a 648250.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2014 #4835 of 5687
    wmcbrine

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    Not unless there were a lot of programs marked keep-until-I-delete (the green circle).
     
  16. Jul 2, 2014 #4836 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Is there a way to get a debug output to see whats going on - why I can select these movies but they never get to the todo list?
     
  17. Jul 2, 2014 #4837 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Yes , its a TCD648250B
     
  18. Jul 2, 2014 #4838 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    There are a ton of keep-until-I-delete (most of the tivo is green at the moment - when I poke arond using TivoDeskstop).

    However, when I select all of the to transfer its only 496GB worth in 371 entries. There should be 1TB available in there. (WD10EVCS - not supersized). I guess im out of space ?
     
  19. Jul 2, 2014 #4839 of 5687
    lpwcomp

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    keep-until-I-delete means just that - keep it until I explicitly delete it. So space taken up by KUID recordings is locked. The TiVo will never delete those recordings on its own.

    Also, as I stated previously, the transcoded recording that ends up on the TiVo will be much larger than the file on the PC. The capacity of a 1TB drive is @157 hours of HD.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2014 #4840 of 5687
    mickrussom

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    Question - are the sizes shown on the TivoDesktop app to transfer from the Tivo to the Desktop accurate, because I used the Tivo App and got the ~500GB number from the Tivo Desktop app, or do .tivo files on the tivo take up even more room?

    Is there any way to tell if the tivo being full of keep-until-i-delete is causing something not to transfer?
     

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