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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. PaulS

    PaulS Member

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    Not much you can do. A show will either have a seriesId, or not. You can not make a new one up for a series, it must be known to the TiVo (via guide data).

    You have a couple of options/work-arounds. First, you could choose to avoid using seriesId for those shows without seriesId's, and have them not group. Secondly, you could choose a seriesId for a show that DOES have a seriesId (perhaps one that's similarly named) and group your shows that way.
     
  2. wmcbrine

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    Hmm... Am I right in thinking that the share path in your pyTivo.conf has the lowercase 'h' drive letter, as shown, while the .m3u has uppercase? That makes the strings not match.
     
  3. ebf

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    That's a good idea. Unfortunatly, my second attempt to try pyTiVo has fallen short again. I got my PC show show up once in Now Playing and then never again. I posted my problem over in the pyTiVo support forum yesterday in the
    Help- nothing shows up in NPL
    thread.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  4. thczv

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    Yes, that is right. I made the share path in pyTivo.conf match the file paths in the m3u file, and it appears to be working. I like it when the fixes are simple.

    Thanks.
     
  5. bholzm1

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    Even setting height, width, and video_br won't get exactly what he wants -- setting height=1080 and width=1920 will probably end up transferring the 1920x800 trailer at native resolution to the TiVO, which will then downscale it to 720p instead of padding the top and bottom.

    You can try this patch I suggested here: http://pytivo.krkeegan.com/viewtopic.php?t=196 and see if that does the trick.
     
  6. PaulS

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    Hasn't pyTivo done its job at that point, get the video into the TiVoHD unaltered ? Why would the TiVoHD downrez the 1920x1080 video to 720p ? The only reason I can figure would be that the TiVoHD is configured to output 720p.
     
  7. PaulS

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    Obviously sounds like something still isn't right. I would try re-installing a current snapshot (perhaps the Windows installer I posted above) and try again with a very simple configuration. If that still doesn't work, you should post your config and debug.txt output here so that we can help figure out your problem.
     
  8. bholzm1

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    The reason is that the source video is 1920x800,not 1920x1080. The TivoHD is configured for Native output -- I haven't thought to see what it does with 1920x1080 when you force it to 1080i fixed..
     
  9. PaulS

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    Ahhhh... I gotcha. I read the first post too quickly, and missed the difference in vertical resolution.

    wgw has recently merged some PAR (pixel aspect ratio) code into his branch. This may or may not also fix the problem.
     
  10. Kershek

    Kershek New Member

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    After I told a friend of mine to check out PyTiVo, he downloaded it from their site and his AVAST A/V detected a Trojan. He immediately removed it and told me he's not using it. Beware!

    **EDIT**
    There is no Trojan in PyTiVo - As menos helpfully mentions in the next post, this is a false positive. Please see his link at http://pytivo.krkeegan.com/index.php for the discussion forum related to this. Plus, the newest version of PyTiVo doesn't even have the false positive. Huzzah!
     
  11. menos

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    AVAST is wrong. pyTivo does not have a Trojan in it. It is a false postive, confirmed by the writer of one of the modules. Go to http://pytivo.krkeegan.com/index.php for the discussion forum related to pyTivo.
    This problem has been fixed in the newest version of pyTivo released today. Stop spreading FUD....
     
  12. PaulS

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    As menos pointed out, this is blatantly false, and borderline panic-mongering.

    pyTivo bundles a utility (XYNTService) which allows pyTivo to run as a Windows service. This utility was triggering false-positives with certain AV programs. The author of this utility noticed this problem, and made a correction for it in February 2008. pyTivo has since incorporated this update, and should no longer trigger AV alarms/warnings/errors.
     
  13. Kershek

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    Thanks for the info! I let my friend know. Not trying to spread panic at all, and I'm glad that the issue was remedied.
     
  14. msmart

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    I would suggest then, that you, Paul S, and menos edit your posts to limit the number of eyes that see your posts and stop rumors from spreading. When I see that you have, I'll do the same.

    Just a thought.
     
  15. menos

    menos New Member

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    I think it is important that people know that if they receive a virus warning from pyTivo that they make sure to update.
     
  16. PaulS

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    Yeah, I know it's asking a lot of someone who's reading this thread to actually follow it down a few more posts to see a definitive answer to a question that was posed.

    Yeeesh... :confused:
     
  17. Kershek

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    Ok, no problem. Post edited. Thanks again for the quick response.
     
  18. kas25

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    I have all my movies on my Mac. How reliable is Pytivo for a Mac. It seems like a lot of work to get it going if its not reliable on the Mac. Any suggestions?
     
  19. sed156

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    pyTivo is very reliable on my Intel Mac mini (OS X 10.4.11).

    Initial setup took some time... had to install the developer tools, python 2.5.1 and ffmpeg. This required installing software from the command line in Terminal (this was not a problem for me, but I understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea). The OS X Install instructions found here were helpful too.

    After that initial setup was complete I have not had any issues with pyTivo and have been very happy with it. It's been a great substitute for the broken Mac version of TivoDesktop.
     
  20. kas25

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    Thanks. For someone who hasn't even seen Terminal, would you suggest trying?
     

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