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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Do the music and photos features even work anymore? I'm writing a UI for editing the basic settings in pyTiVo and I'm wondering if I should even bother with anything other then video shares?
     
  2. HerronScott

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    Photos work and music works for everything but Roamio's at the moment (broken with 20.6.3 RC7 and not fixed yet with RC15).

    Scott
     
  3. newsposter

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    is this for dummies? it's been years since i did anything to pytivo setup and it was a bear to setup on my machine. i dont wanna go through that again. but if this is just double clicking and all is good ill trust you.....................
     
  4. Dan203

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    Hold off until I finish my UI then it truly will be for dummies. The version I posted above is simple to install, but you still have to use the web UI or manually edit the config file. I should have the new version ready in a couple days.
     
  5. Dan203

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    OK I've uploaded a new version that includes a UI for managing shares....

    pyTivo_setup.exe

    No UI for TTG yet or the other global settings. I'll work on those when I have more time.
     
  6. mrsean

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    1. TS
    2. mpeg2

    Btw, this info is in the log file that I posted.
     
  7. Dan203

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    Might want to try the version I posted above, it includes all the stuff you need to make sure it's working properly.

    Or, since they're all .tivo files anyway, you could just use TiVo Desktop.
     
  8. mrsean

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    Same problem using TD+ although the explanation under History changed to something about "slow transfer rate" which is b.s. since I am using CAT6 Ethernet and 1GB NICs on both ends. I'm not going to bother with the new pyTivo since you said there nothing new to it over the last version with the exception of the install process.
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    If you get time, try using TD+ with a small (about 3GB) program. You can watch the transfer with Windows Taskmgr (Performance).
     
  10. Dan203

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    I tried this on a couple of 2-4GB files and each one started around 400Mbps, normalized around 127Mbps and within 5 to 9 minutes the transfer would fall into the kbps range and die. Next, I thought maybe this could be a driver issue so I updated to the latest Intel driver for my computer's NIC but there was no change in behavior.
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    Try using an older version of ffmpeg (I use one from August 2014) with pyTivo and/or decrypting the .tivo files and transferring the mpg file.

    Another thing: presumably the PC and the TiVo are not direct connected so the switch could be the source of problem.
     
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    worachj

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    It could be that you have a mixture of h.264 recordings and mpeg2 recordings. In my area Comcast converted all channels to h.264 except the local channels which are still mpeg2.

    The error message in your log file seems to indicated that pyTivo is having problems determining what you have. “Could not detect TS packet size, defaulting to non-FEC/DVHS”

    You could try changing the setting in your pyTivo.conf from ‘ts = on’ to ‘off’ or ‘auto’ and see if that makes a difference on your files that don't transfer.
     
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    is there any way to tell if getting a gigabit router will make my transfers faster. i'm thinking about getting one for other reasons but if this will help pytivo, then heck its another reason.
     
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    Dan203

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    The only TiVos with gigabit are the Roamio Plus/Pro and the Bolt. If you have a Roamio basic or an older unit then it wont matter at all. Even with one of those units I doubt it will make that mich of a difference, if any.
     
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    newsposter

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    ok just didnt know if my bottleneck was my laptop or the router or what. been getting much slower transfers lately and still didnt pin down why.
     
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    Dan203

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    Is the laptop wired? If you're using wifi then that's the bottleneck.
     
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    newsposter

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    i really never thought to wire to the router and see what the issue is. so if i hook up directly to the router and i get faster pytivo transfers then would the wifi definitely be the issue?

    ie a gigabit would help me then?
     
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    For those who are interested in running as a service, you might try this tool which allows an EXE program or script to be run as a service.
    NSSM - the Non-Sucking Service Manager

    I haven't tried it with a python-based program, but it might be worth a shot.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2017 #5740 of 5755
    Dan203

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    If you're not wired then wifi IS the problem, period. If you run an ethernet cable from your laptop to the router you will get significantly higher speeds.

    Although if the files you're sending are needing to be transcoded then the CPU could also be a bottleneck. Nothing you can do about that unless you want to buy a faster computer.
     

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