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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. pesto126

    pesto126 New Member

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    Lol.. this was my question post from the last 2 pages - I thought this was something that could be done... seems to make sense that you'd want a top level share with subshares under it - but looks like this isn't an issue with pytivo.. but instead a lack of understanding how Tivo handles subfolders and folders in general. I'd love this feature to keep the NPL clean as you mention - was what I was asking to do since I figured this would be a standard pytivo feature.

    Love the software anyway and can of course live with the extra files on the desktop.
     
  2. billyedmonson

    billyedmonson New Member

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    I noticed the same problem as you and as I mentioned in an earlier post, the text file is being put out with "seriesid" instead of "seriesId". The uppercase "I" is very important. Until the program is repaired, I just used a find and replace text editor to replace the error on all text files at once. Or you could change each one manually. Then assuming the seriesId is correct, shows will group on the NPL. As for your second question, I assume you're talking about transcode.py or a similar file. You should be able to right click on the file, select "edit with Idle". This will bring up a window with the program text in it. Look at the bottom right corner for line number. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    Sure, I'll fix this in my next release, which should be hopefully this weekend...

    I think rating is out, because I don't think Tivo has of those constructs to handle it...but the category should be covered by the genres.

    I think someone a couple of pages ago figured out that Tivo does undersand a ratings scheme...can anyone PM me the exact scheme Tivo uses? If so, I will add that to the update I am going to release soon.

    Good to have you on here Junky :)
     
  4. hotwire32

    hotwire32 New Member

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    I can get the local folders to come up in the list but when I try and set up a share that is a mapped network drive I get that the folder can't be displayed. Any ideas why?
     
  5. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    I am using a linux box that is my file server and I am mapping the share as a drive and everything works perfect for me...

    Can you see the mapped drive when you open explorer?
     
  6. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    I am obviously missing something. Is your display a lower resolution than 1280?

    Why would you want to lessen the resolution of a video, store it on Tivo and then have Tivo upconvert it to your output resolution? Would you not want the highest original res available? I could understand if the original source were lower, the upconvert by tivo would indeed make more sence than an upconvert before transfer.

    Not trying to be a smartalec just do not understand where you are headed with this and I guess fear I may have missed something. Indeed processing and transfering 1280 resolution HD video files is a time consuming process. But they do look far better on my Tivo and display than 720 res files to me. I do down res any 1920 res files I get to 1280 as my display is 'only' 1366 so no need for data I cannot display.
     
  7. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    This is very true. I wrote a tcl program to do groups. I had to take old seriesID's from other shows, and grouped episodes under that number, then deleted the original show that used the group.

    Note, if new episodes of the series i deleted come in, they get put in the folder too :)

    This is back in 4.01 series 2 days, 2004 or so.
     
  8. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    True

    I have tcl scripts that can change the names in a series id for the folder, then you can put your programs into that series id, and they do indeed group.

    The series ID must be valid and you must rename the id to a different name.



    I also have ALL tivo bits defined. I had written Parsexmlguide.vb years back and did lookups and slices for tivos for canadian people when they couldnt subscribe in Canada yet.

    The program has all the difinitions and when/how they are used in comments.
     
  9. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    I just Googled "pytivo", and found this:

    http://douweosinga.com/projects/pytivo

    It looks like he had first claim on the name, but it also looks like he hasn't updated the project in three years.
     
  10. knitsafghans

    knitsafghans New Member

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    Have S3 TIVO.

    Had a 2 episode DVD.

    Meat of the disk has 6 18 min VOB's.

    Successfuly transfered and watched 1-3 (episode a), 5&6 also transfer, #4 does not.

    So... I dvdshrink it, just episode b, get 3 new vobs,

    start to transfer the first vob, get and watch 10 mins of it (tivo shows its length as 18 mins), then transfer dies - error 10054 Connection reset by peer...

    Im using the version for 12/09/07 -

    [Server]
    port=9032

    ffmpeg=c:\Python25\pyTivo071209\plugins\video\ffmpeg_mp2.exe
    debug=false
    [_tivo_00000DEADBEEF]

    [MyVid3]
    type=video
    path=D:\My Docs\My Videos
    auto_subshares=True
    debug=True
     
  11. hotwire32

    hotwire32 New Member

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    Yes I can browse the folder in explorer with no problem. The drive is a Buffalo LinkStation with two USB drives connected to them.

    one share is called TiVoMovies that is mapped to V:\~movies

    The other is MyMovies mapped locally

    I only see the local movies. :(
     
  12. hotwire32

    hotwire32 New Member

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    oh oh oh I thought more about what you said and I mapped it directly to the share instead of a mapped drive and it appears to be working! My only other problem is once I browse 1 subfolder it comes up for all of them...
     
  13. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Try VideoReDo Plus (or TV Suite) to "Quick Stream Fix" (and optionally combine) your .vob's. Download, install and register for the uncrippled free trial. Here is a page linking guides for how to do various things with VRD.
     
  14. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    Interesting...I think the domain name pyTivo.com is available as well. I would support creating a website for this application, where we could have a complete forum instead of just a thread (this would help out a ton because some people just need help, some want to help in development, some people just have general questions and it's REALLY difficult to find what you need in this thread sometimes).

    We could add a wiki to the site to help people...

    I think this would really aid in the development of pyTivo and all the little applications involved...

    I would help financially (if a couple of people helped, it wouldn't be that expensive) and then we could have a donate link to a paypal account to pay for the site...we could even use google ads as well.

    Just my .02 cents, but I think this is really needed...

    EDIT:

    I also attached an image I made for my metagenerator (download here), I don't know why, but I like this for the pyTivo emblem :)
     

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  15. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    I need a list video types that ffmpeg will support. That way in my metagenerator I can have the whole list available to the user.

    Anyone know off the top of their head?
     
  16. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    MasterCephus, there is already a website: http://pytivo.armooo.net/

    and it has a wiki. (The front page is a wiki.) No forum at the moment.
     
  17. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    That's a loooong list! You can find it in the official ffmpeg documentation under "General Documentation." And of course the catch is the list is rather terse and some codecs have variations, etc., and there is no guarantee a specific file will be properly handled. As an example some H264 encodings in MKV (Matroska) file containers are decoded OK -- others are not.

    You can also get the version of this info for a specific rev of ffmpeg by running ffmpeg -formats in a command window.

    For pyTivo use all you care about is what formats can be decoded, of course. Based on the list I wonder what format cannot be handled.
     
  18. grahamg

    grahamg New Member

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    I have been using PyTivo-208 and regard it as excellent. Recently on wcbrine's suggestion (and the desire to use streaming radio) I installed pyTivo-2007-12-09-master-d42194527ba4796a8afd6bba586ded94df0d8c7a. In addition I copied my working PyTivo CONF file from ver 208, and also the latest wcbrine pyTivo-music-playlists-0.7

    Note. Streaming radio / audio is being added by wcbrine and is covered in another thread "XM radio via PyTivo?"

    But I have problems with the video section pertaining to the folders etc. The (abbreviated) structure on the PC is as follows :-

    I can transfer any video file, but they all appear in the NPL list with the same name "videos" (clicking into the video symbol does reveal the video file name etc).

    In addition. Sometimes when I click into a file that I have not yet transfered I see the message "the recording is being transfered" (which is wrong), but if I back out and go back in then it changes to "transfer this recording" (which is correct), I am then able to transfer it.

    Up till now I have used Ver208 and regard this solid and the one I keep going back to. But my question, have I done everything correctly or have I missed something in the PyTivo CONF file?
     
  19. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    True, but it's kind of lacking and the wiki (unless updated within the last couple of weeks) is never updated to the most current information.

    And I appreciate Armoo and the work he has been doing, but figuring out what to download is very difficult for the novice.

    I am not trying to criticize, just trying to give some honest critiques. I think the application is wonderful. I also think the documentation surrounding the forum is severely lacking...
     
  20. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    Well maybe the better question is what types of video should I include then? Right now, I have:

    Divx/xVid (*.avi)
    Mpeg (*.mpg)
    All files (*.*)


    What else is common that people use?
     

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