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pyTivoX

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 #101 of 1437
    Yoav

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    I see the output of the first command (looks like pyTivo is running fine). I do not see the output of the second command though...

    Make sure you hit return after typing it in... it should look something like:
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    /Applications/pyTivoX.app/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg
    FFmpeg version SVN-r16163, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
      configuration: --arch=i386 --disable-vhook --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-pthreads --disable-mmx --enable-gpl --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libx264 --enable-swscale --extra-cflags=-I/Users/yoav/src/lame/include -I/Users/yoav/src/faad2/include -I/Users/yoav/src/faac/include -I/Users/yoav/src/x264 --extra-ldflags=-L/Users/yoav/src/lame/libmp3lame/.libs -L/Users/yoav/src/faad2/libfaad/.libs -L/Users/yoav/src/faac/libfaac/.libs -L/Users/yoav/src/x264/
      libavutil     49.12. 0 / 49.12. 0
      libavcodec    52. 6. 3 / 52. 6. 3
      libavformat   52.23. 1 / 52.23. 1
      libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
      libswscale     0. 6. 1 /  0. 6. 1
      built on Dec 15 2008 22:59:00, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)
    At least one output file must be specified
    
     
  2. Jan 11, 2009 #102 of 1437
    diphosphine

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    Well, I may have handled entering the two commands in terminal originally in that I copied and pasted both commands (not realizing it was two) into terminal and that's the output I received. I just ran the second command by itself and this is what I got:

    [Joe-Casalnuovos-Computer:~] jacasalnuovo% /Applications/pyTivoX.app/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg
    Illegal instruction
    [Joe-Casalnuovos-Computer:~] jacasalnuovo%

    At the same time I got he window that I had seen previously that said "The application ffmpeg quit unexpectedly." I then tried again and got the same result.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2009 #103 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Ok well, the good news is we know why it's breaking (ffmpeg is crashing on powerPC). The bad news is I'm not sure why, and I don't have a powerPC machine to toy with :(.

    Let me see if I can figure out what went wrong with the powerPC build...
    Thanks for being patient with this :)
     
  4. Jan 11, 2009 #104 of 1437
    diphosphine

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    Wow! You're helping ME and thanking me for being patient?! You're some kind of nice guy! :) Whether you get if figured out or not thanks very much for your help and your prompt replies.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 #105 of 1437
    wmcbrine

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    Perhaps your ffmpeg is built for G5 only? I'll try it on my G4 tomorrow.

    And yeah, pyTivo works fine with both HD and SD units with the default config. (There are tweaks you could make, but to discuss that is a whole long thread in itself...)
     
  6. Jan 11, 2009 #106 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Yes it is :) (It's being fixed as we speak... just takes a while to build :)... Was gonna post after I had something.. but yeah..
    Look for the 1.1b1 build in about 30 mins.... It has a new build of ffmpeg that should work on G4 processors, and the latest updates to pyTivo from wmcbrine and wgw... I haven't tested anything though -- so you may be stepping on a bunch of bugs...
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 #107 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Ok took a little longer than I expected, but try downloading version 1.1b1, and tell me if it's working for you...
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 #108 of 1437
    gu014

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    Hello,
    I shared some of HD files from my camcorder and when the transfer goes through it just hangs on a black screen.

    Is pytivox compatible with HD files?

    I used 'mac2tivo' from toast 10 and it transfers and plays just fine.

    Any ideas?
     
  9. Jan 11, 2009 #109 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Do you know what format your camcorder records in? AVCHD? Do you have a sample file I can test with?

    It *should* work, but obviously it isn't.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2009 #110 of 1437
    gu014

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  11. Jan 11, 2009 #111 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Ok ffmpeg is unhappy with the file (it says swScaler: Unknown format is not supported as input pixel format). I'll see if I can figure out what needs to be done...
     
  12. Jan 11, 2009 #112 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Ok, the file isn't an avchd file (h.264). It is a quicktime Apple Intermediate Codec file. It sounds like iMovie converted it to a different format before saving it. I'm trying to see if I can find out what is required to make ffmpeg accept that as input, but in the meanwhile, is it possible for you to use a different output format from iMovie?

    Update: There's very little info out there, but from what i can tell, ffmpeg does not (yet?) read AIC codec files. So the short version is: it can't use your movies.

    On the other hand, the movie you have was generated from an original file that ffmpeg CAN read (avchd work in ffmpeg.. it's just the intermediate AIC file that iMovie generates to work with that ffmpeg can't). So either tell iMovie to export the file to a different format (h.264, or mpeg-2, or anything really), or don't use iMovie at all and just copy the original AVCHD files out...
     
  13. Jan 11, 2009 #113 of 1437
    diphosphine

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    I've tried the new version on my G4 Mac and it is working. ffmpeg is no longer quitting on me. I've been able to transfer .mp4, .wmv, .mpg and some .mov files. I have had some trouble with a couple of small .mov files that I had made in iMovie. They don't seem to transfer at all. On the other hand, a larger .mov file that I created in iMovie transfers well although it seems to be slower than other formats. I expect the latter issue is partly tied to my older system, but I'm wondering why the smaller movies didn't transfer. I'll try out more files later and let you know if I come across any bugs.

    Thanks so much for your work on this. It's fantastic!
     
  14. Jan 13, 2009 #114 of 1437
    Ladd Morse

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    I have the exact same machine running the exact same Mac OS X running the exact same pyTiVoX *AND* I have the exact same "Transferring prohibited by the copyright holder" error and the exact same "The application ffmpeg has quit unexpectedly" error.

    Coincidence? I think not! :)
     
  15. Jan 13, 2009 #115 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Did you try the exact same solution of downloading the beta and using it instead?
     
  16. Jan 15, 2009 #116 of 1437
    kas25

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    I just installed this and have to say the installation process and set up is great. Within minutes I could see all my home movies listed on my tivo. Started a transfer and the blue light went on. Tried to start watching and it said to wait. Waited several minutes and i still can't watch. One other show is taping on my S3. I didn't get an error upon transferring but I'm afraid its hangin or transfering very slowly if at all. Not other transfer issues in the past. Thanks.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2009 #117 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Is your computer reporting any errors? Another show taping shouldn't have an effect. If you go back to your computer, open up a Terminal.app, and run
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     tail -20 /tmp/pyTivoX.log
    What does it say? Also, do you know what format your movies are in? And what kind of mac are you using?

    The blue light generally indicates that the transfer is working, so I'd guess either the transfer is very slow, or the re-encoding is generating bad data. Do you see the movie in your Now Playing list?
     
  18. Jan 16, 2009 #118 of 1437
    kas25

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    The movie is in Mpeg 4 format and plays fine on my apple tv. I did see the movie in now playing but it went away and the blue light went off so I assume it failed. I am running an I Mac with Leopard which is a few years old but i do plenty of Handbrake/Visual Hub conversions which aren't exceedingly slow. I'll check the computer error log tonight but any other thoughts? Thanks.
     
  19. Jan 21, 2009 #119 of 1437
    Yoav

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    a heads up to those who like helping to test out code:

    The latest beta (you'll have to manually download it) adds support for streaming (using streambaby). If you're bold/brave and have an S3 or TivoHD, can you try it out please (the streams will be under Music, Photos, Showcases).
    Need to know if things are broken before I push it out on the unwashed masses...

    Be sure to hit the 'restart' button once you make a change in terms of what service you want to run
     
  20. Jan 21, 2009 #120 of 1437
    tlrowley

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    So very cool - I tried playing around with streambaby earlier today, but I'm in the midst of a migraine, and it wasn't going very well. I downloaded the newest pyTivoX and was streaming in minutes.

    So very, very cool - thanks.
     

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