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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. Jan 1, 2008 #1601 of 5683
    dlfl

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    Is anyone running a Windows version of Git? (If so I would appreciate some tips such as where you got it and how its use differs from the examples in the Git docs.)

    Thanks...
     
  2. Jan 1, 2008 #1602 of 5683
    Sicklybutsexy

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    mastercephus,

    Your latest update to the metadatagenerator makes adding all the texts for a whole season difficult, unless there is something I'm missing. How do you add a whole season? I've tried the right click and add method but then all the text files are called 1x1, 1x2 etc...They should have the extension is my understanding of the files that they are connected with such as 1x1.avi, 1x2.avi etc...Am I right? Otherwise you have to go to each file and change them and that seems to defeat the purpose. Thanks, still a great program.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2008 #1603 of 5683
    KRKeegan

    KRKeegan Im lost and confused

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    I am running one made by google(??) I think it was one of their summer of code projects. It isn't great. In fact I highly miss using tortoiseSVN, that seemed much easier.

    Sicklybutsexy I think the extension is supposed to be .txt for those files. I bet it is there and you just don't see it because of windows??
     
  4. Jan 1, 2008 #1604 of 5683
    KRKeegan

    KRKeegan Im lost and confused

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    TreborPugly and Armooo Here is a patch to apply to the subfolders hack it fixes ticket #67.
     

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  5. Jan 1, 2008 #1605 of 5683
    Sicklybutsexy

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    Sicklybutsexy I think the extension is supposed to be .txt for those files. I bet it is there and you just don't see it because of windows??[/QUOTE]


    It is a .txt file, however for it to work the file name should be the extension of the file you send to tivo such as .mpg, .avi etc...so that the text file name say for heroes ep 1.avi should be heroes ep 1.avi.txt. see what I'm saying? The new version of metadatagen dosen't account for the extension of the file you want to transfer making its batch utility useless...again unless I'm missing something.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2008 #1606 of 5683
    MasterCephus

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    It is a .txt file, however for it to work the file name should be the extension of the file you send to tivo such as .mpg, .avi etc...so that the text file name say for heroes ep 1.avi should be heroes ep 1.avi.txt. see what I'm saying? The new version of metadatagen dosen't account for the extension of the file you want to transfer making its batch utility useless...again unless I'm missing something.[/QUOTE]

    No you're not missing anything...unless I am just not smart enough, it's just about impossible for me to allow a user to point to a directory with video files and export an entire season's worth of metadata to the proper file...everyone names their video files differently...but they usually keep the same convention throughout...so what I am doing is just allowing you to get all the metadata files and rename them properly. It might be just as fast to do it episode by episode, but someone requested this and it wasn't too hard to comply.

    What I might do (I have to go back to work now so my updates might be a little slower :)) is allow the user to specify their convention of naming their episodes (like allow the user to specify something like [ ]-NxN.[ ].txt where the [ ] is some text and the N's are the digits of the season number and episode....

    it's difficult to do, but it could have you time to get all 20+ text files and just rename them to your video file...

    does that make sense?
     
  7. Jan 1, 2008 #1607 of 5683
    TreborPugly

    TreborPugly Unreal!

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    Initial test is good! (I browsed to one recording, and backed out of it, with out a crash) I just applied this one line fix to what I'm running right now, which is a couple weeks behind, without the most recent stuff on metadata or the new audio plugin, etc...
     
  8. Jan 1, 2008 #1608 of 5683
    MasterCephus

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    I totally agree with this statement...

    the use of git and the current version of the pyTivo website is great for developers, but for people who just want to get pyTivo, applications surrounding it, and the support and documentation for it is just seriously crappy.

    Armoo, would you and the other main developers have a problem with a couple of us trying to put together a separate site that would be the main site that has a support and documentation section, a forum, a downloads section, etc?

    To me, this would be the best thing to do right now...

    Would any web developers around be willing to help accomplish this? This IMO is severely needed...
     
  9. Jan 1, 2008 #1609 of 5683
    KRKeegan

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    I agree work is needed. But a whole new site? Seems like the only thing we are missing on "TRAC" is a forum?? The support section would be best a forum anyways. I am working on cleaning up the tickets and closing those that are fixed.

    Basically I think the current pytivo.armooo.net site has what we need. We just have to put in the effort on the wiki. The only thing missing is a forum. Can TRAC do forums?

    Kevin
     
  10. Jan 1, 2008 #1610 of 5683
    KRKeegan

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    However it is only available under http://repo.or.cz/w/pyTivo/krkeegan.git
    OK I added a fork on repo.or.cz. I patched the fix from earlier today and also merged the main with the subfolders hack, so the subfolders hack is up to date. I will do some more fixes tomorrow to this fork with the hopes of merging subfolders back with master.

    Does anyone know, can I merge around a corner with git? For example how can i merge the work done by wmcbringe in repo.or.cz. Thanks

    Kevin
     
  11. Jan 1, 2008 #1611 of 5683
    Tobashadow

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    As a forum owner and admin i suggest a seperate forum on a seperate server linked directly from the wiki site.

    Would be real easy to setup.

    I'll even donate some time to work on it if needed.

    You can even get freebie forums nowadays that dont even require buying a domain name, so it could be done for free.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2008 #1612 of 5683
    MasterCephus

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    I don't know about forums, but you're right a seperate forums is really what is needed...

    but also a cleander downloads section...

    Something like where you just have the newest .ZIP & Tar file available to download and another page for previous versions.

    Then we could also host there the other applications that people use (my MetaGenerator, etc) so it's a central place for all pyTivo stuff.

    You know, it's also not to hard to create an installer...I have played a little with Inno Setup...I wonder how difficult it would be to create an installer that basically just installs the ZIP to a directory you choose and looks for previous installed versions, uninstalls it (keeping the config file) and installs the new version...THAT is what is really needed for everyone.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2008 #1613 of 5683
    wmcbrine

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    Like so:

    git pull --no-commit git://repo.or.cz/pyTivo/wmcbrine.git master

    That's what I did, anyway, with wgw and the main branch, if I'm remembering right. (Then do a commit after you resolve any conflicts.) I know there's a way to be more selective, too.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2008 #1614 of 5683
    dlfl

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    I use Inno for both my programs (linked below). It's easy to use and quite solid. The pyTivo installation is a piece of cake - no registry modifications and no COM dll's to register. It's so simple that it seems questionable whether an installer is needed rather than just a zip.
     
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    wgw

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    I'm using Git GUI. I may have downloaded from google but I don't remember. I can't get the gui to do half of what i want though and have to use the included bash. I guess they are 'meant' to be used in conjunction.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2008 #1616 of 5683
    Sicklybutsexy

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    No you're not missing anything...unless I am just not smart enough, it's just about impossible for me to allow a user to point to a directory with video files and export an entire season's worth of metadata to the proper file...everyone names their video files differently...but they usually keep the same convention throughout...so what I am doing is just allowing you to get all the metadata files and rename them properly. It might be just as fast to do it episode by episode, but someone requested this and it wasn't too hard to comply.

    What I might do (I have to go back to work now so my updates might be a little slower :)) is allow the user to specify their convention of naming their episodes (like allow the user to specify something like [ ]-NxN.[ ].txt where the [ ] is some text and the N's are the digits of the season number and episode....

    it's difficult to do, but it could have you time to get all 20+ text files and just rename them to your video file...

    does that make sense?[/QUOTE]

    Totally makes sense. But all that really has to be done is that the outputted text files could all have the same extension such as mpg.txt or avi.txt (with that option). It's easy to rename all the original file names by just selecting them all and having them go in series and then selecting all the text files and having them go in series. It still would be quicker than going file by file. I think...but I may be starting to confuse myself.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2008 #1617 of 5683
    MasterCephus

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    I agree, but most people would rather have an installer instead of just a zip file. It would just be easier IMO of course...

    It would be nice if we could have a dedicated forum, along with everytime a new "official" version if published, a installer is created and made where everyone knows it's there. It would also be easier to have the other applications people use (your apps, my apps, etc) to be along with this so everyone has a central location to get everything...
     
  18. Jan 1, 2008 #1618 of 5683
    wgw

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    smilerz

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    MasterCephus - one thing that you could do is allow file to episode matching.
    I.E display two columns (one with episodes and one with files) and use <=> type commands to match them together.

    No need to guess the naming conventions and it streamlines the process.

    Of course, I'm not a developer so this is pie-in-the-sky theorizing.

    If nothing else, i'd like to request remembering the last folder location and/or the file extension.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2008 #1620 of 5683
    MickeS

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    Is there a way to use the native height and width of the input file as the height and width of the output file, or does every output file has to have the height/width set in the config file?
     

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