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pyTivoX

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

  1. Jan 7, 2012 #1181 of 1437
    dig_duggler

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    Whoa.

    I was wondering where all my HD space was going. I upgraded to Lion awhile ago, pyTivoX works fine for me so I never did any of the sleuthing done here. Using Disk Inventory X I discovered the streambaby.log is 174 gigs! Doesn't even work without manual intervention as listed above. Must have built up over time since I upgraded. Just wanted to share that if it impacts anyone else....
     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 #1182 of 1437
    herbman

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    Ditto! Like 2 days ago I ran out of space and found a 54g stream baby log. I don't even use that portion anymore so I just turned stream baby off in the prefs.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2012 #1183 of 1437
    dig_duggler

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    Turned it off as well. Quite a big log file. I was perplexed as to what was eating my space.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #1184 of 1437
    Fofer

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    Thanks - for anyone following along, the link in the above post is malformed, it is actually: http://github.com/wmcbrine/hmevlc
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 #1185 of 1437
    Fofer

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    Indeed, here is a Google Code bug report discussing the same: http://code.google.com/p/pytivox/issues/detail?id=42
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 #1186 of 1437
    NormM

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    I saw this in another forum and it works for me with my TiVo HD. To get pytivox exported folders to appear in the "Now Playing" list, you should have the regular version of streambaby downloaded. Then

    1) quit pytivox
    2) execute "streambaby" (e.g., from a spotlight search)
    3) quit streambaby
    4) start pytivox

    You'll need to do this each time you reboot your mac.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 #1187 of 1437
    elmeng

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    Has anyone noticed anything about the resolution of files you have download using Premiere, edited and uploading back to Tivo Premiere using pyTivoX? The uploaded file are changed to 480p on the Tivo.

    I download HD TV, make changes with Toast, save them as 1080p or 720p blu-ray m2st files and reload them back to the premiere and the premiere changes them to 480p files. Have you found the same to be true? I have a 30 return window and it's a deal breaker.

    This was not a problem with my Tivo series 3.

    Leslie
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 #1188 of 1437
    moyekj

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    You're running an ancient version of pyTivo is the problem. Upgrade to latest wmcbrine version to solve the issue. pyTivoX is not actively being updated and hasn't been for a while so you may just want to get straight pyTivo.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2012 #1189 of 1437
    wmcbrine

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    And to elaborate, it happens because that version of pyTivo predates the Premiere, and doesn't recognize the Premiere as an HD unit.

    But if you get the "beta" version of pyTivoX from the official site, it should work. (?)
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 #1190 of 1437
    gteague

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    arghhh, i had this working perfectly under snow leopard and now it's gone south. using the tips above i got it limping along again, but nearly every video fails with a 0xfff error.

    thanks,

    /guy
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 #1191 of 1437
    elmeng

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    Thanks, that did it.

    Next problem is the Premiere does put the same icon up that the original file displayed under my shows, just a generic version. This maybe a problem with the txt file that kmttg generates.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 #1192 of 1437
    gteague

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    this appears in some way to be linked with the 'quality' setting on the tivo when you start to play the video. most videos fail with the above error message when i select the default 'quality: same' setting, but succeed when i select any lower quality. before lion and having to enter the mDNS command manually all videos worked at the default 'same' quality.

    any ideas on this?

    /guy
     
  13. bareyb

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    I just downloaded the beta hoping I'd get a little better video quality. It seems like the old version was downloading my HD Videos in SD. Hopefully that was the case and the beta will fix it.

    Is PyTivoX still the best software for downloading to Tivo? Is there something else out there that works better? It's been awhile since I attempted any of this, but if it works out this will be awesome! Any advice greatly appreciated.

    ETA: Yep. That was the problem. My video is downloading in HD now. What a cool little program! :)
     
  14. rjgibson0066

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    Disclaimer - Newbie about these software products...

    What am I doing wrong? I downloaded pytivox, added a file, hit apply, but don't see it in Now Playing.

    Also I did the following commands below, and do see streambaby in Showcases, but when I click on it my Tivo just hangs. I don't know from the streambaby zip file how to install it.

    I have a Mac running Lion.

     
  15. rjgibson0066

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    Well I do now see My Share folder, but there is nothing in it - this despite having specified a folder and clicking Apply.

    And when I try to go back into pyTivox the second time, it won't open.

    Frustrating.
     
  16. rjgibson0066

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    Ok, did some required reading for past pages on this thread. In trying to compile own FFmpeg, I get this, despite having Xcode installed:

    Robert-Gibsons-MacBook-Pro:~ robertgibson$ sudo port install ffmpeg +no_x11
    Warning: xcodebuild exists but failed to execute
    Warning: Xcode does not appear to be installed; most ports will likely fail to build.
    ---> Computing dependencies for ffmpegError: Unable to execute port: can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate 'make' in path: '/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin' or at its MacPorts configuration time location, did you move it?
    To report a bug, see <http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets>
    Robert-Gibsons-MacBook-Pro:~ robertgibson$
     
  17. Iluvatar

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    Something is wrong with your build environment. Perhaps the PATH varialble wasn't updated correctly. Look at MacPorts documentation.

    Any particular reason you are building your own when ready to use binaries exist? This is from the pyTivo wiki.

    I also would recommend not using pyTivoX. It is abandonware. Go straight pyTivo or streambaby instead.
     
  18. bareyb

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    Well that's weird. I didn't know that and installed it and it works perfectly... Maybe I need to go look into buying TiVo Desktop? It sounds like this whole Pytivo thing is pretty messed up. That's too bad too, it's a very helpful product. I wish to hell somebody would build a commercial version that I could Pay for, that would have ongoing support.
     
  19. rjgibson0066

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    I don't know - thought building one was easy too.

    I tried using an existing one, put it in a new folder, and pointed to it in the .ini file, but then get this:

    Last login: Fri Feb 17 16:43:29 on ttys000
    Robert-Gibsons-MacBook-Pro:~ robertgibson$ /Users/robertgibson/Documents/streambaby-0.29/streambaby ; exit;
    Initializing StreamBaby v0.29...
    02/17/12 17:22:25 FFmpegJavaVideoModule: Unable to load FFmpeg native libraries
    02/17/12 17:22:26 Listener: added factory
    02/17/12 17:22:26 Main: streambaby ready & listening
     
  20. Iluvatar

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    Do whatever you wish but pyTivo works perfectly for me. pyTivoX is not pyTivo. It is a different program made by a TCF user that blended pyTivo (a very very old version) and streambaby together in a GUI. At one time it was useful and easy. Today, if you can get it to work, it is still useful although definitely no longer easy to install on OS X 10.7, but it was abandoned long ago.

    pyTivo (the original) has continued to be developed and supported by many. streambaby has been abandoned as well but still generally works OK when used by itself outside of pyTivoX.

    If you want support for pyTivo go to it's proper thread here at TCF or it's forum at pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum. You generally won't get the best support in this thread for non pyTivoX questions as it is an app that the majority of pyTivo users do not use.
     

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