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pyTivoX

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

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    With that setting streambaby should still use the external ffmpeg when needed. You may need to use "ffmpeg.path" option to give full path to ffmpeg if Streambaby doesn't find it.
    I've never used the "ip" setting myself, so at least on Windows it's not required. Depending on your network hardware on computer you're using the streambaby way of determining ip may not yield the correct number which is why the option to hard code it is there.
     
  2. benichols

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    Okay,
    This is a good example of an idiot with a little bit of knowledge is dangerous...

    Just bought a Tivo Roamio Plus and wanted to access my iTunes movie library.

    Before I came across this thread or really investigated anything ;)
    Installed default pytivoX (1.3) on my Mac Mini running the public beta of 10.10 Yosemite (and Java 1.7.0.65). Selected my Movies folder.

    Nothing shows up by default on my Tivo Roamio, however if I enter the IP address in the "Install App" menu of the Tivo, it loads pyTivo! The name of the "app" is long and contains some gibberish, but I am able to access the movies folders and play any of them easily!

    TL;DR Default version of pytivoX installs and runs on Yosemite with Java 1.7.0.65. You just have to "Install" the pytivo app by entering the fixed IP address of your host machine. Hope this helps someone.

    Edit: After further experimentation, pytivo does not work reliably. If I stop and restart it, my shared folder will show up under My Shows under Devices. It seems to work well but after a few minutes the Tivo loses connection and the Devices tab disappears. Streambaby appears reliable but has to be "installed" under Apps by typing in the IP address of the computer or host it's running on. Obviously, it's best to assign that computer a fixed IP address via DHCP for reliability.
     
  3. blm

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    Does anyone know if there's a way to make pyTivoX support transcoding of HEVC/x265 videos? I naively tried just replacing pyTivoX' ffmpeg.bin with the latest, but that, not surprisingly, didn't work, and in fact broke all transcoding. Oops.

    vlc plays HEVC so I could transcode the videos I have in vlc first but it would be nice to be able to just point pyTivoX at them directly.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  4. mattack

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    use pytivo from the command line....
     
  5. Aug 3, 2015 #1405 of 1438
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    Hey gang-

    Here's a weird one. I have some Concert videos that I just transferred from my Mac to my Roamio with PyTivoX. Worked great as always!

    Here's the weird part. In the source video, I had edited out some ads at the very beginning. I definitely Saved the changes after editing. And playing them on my Mac in Quicktime confirmed that the ads were indeed gone.

    But when watched on my Roamio, the ads are back! The source videos are H.264 .MOV files at 1280x720. Nothing strange there. But somehow in the process of transferring to my Roamio, the long deleted ads are back at the beginning! I even just played the source files again on my Mac, and no ads. But on the Roamio- the ads are back! (Insert weird Twilight Zone-esqe music!)

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks gang!

    Kupe
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2015 #1406 of 1438
    pmiranda

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    Either there's a mixup with the file, or the editor you used didn't actually remove the unwanted video and merely marked it to be skipped, which the decoder in tivo is ignoring. Did the file size change after editing?
     
  7. Aug 3, 2015 #1407 of 1438
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    I used Quicktime 7 to edit the file (that's the last version of Quicktime that shipped with a full editing suite so I keep it around for that purpose.) Maybe somebody here knows if indeed QT7 does some sort of non-destructive editing by default?

    I didn't notice the file size change at the time. It would have been tiny in any case, since I was editing a minute or two off the front of a 6-hour video. But very good question and let me do some research.

    Kupe
     
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  8. Aug 3, 2015 #1408 of 1438
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    Hey gang-

    Doing some more testing. Opened one of the Concert files with several other Media apps including VLC, MPEG Streamclip, several versions of Quicktime, and Toast Video Player. None of them see the ads at the beginning of the video. Imported again to my Roamio...and there they are again! Absolutely bizarre!

    Kupe
     
  9. Aug 3, 2015 #1409 of 1438
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Are you certain that what you are transferring to the TiVo is the edited file?
     
  10. Aug 3, 2015 #1410 of 1438
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    Yep. Absolutely certain. The only copies I have are the edited ones. Deleted from Tivo and transferred again. Same thing. Totally bizarre.

    Kupe
     
  11. Aug 3, 2015 #1411 of 1438
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    So after editing, you deleted the orgiinal from the TiVo and the copy from the Mac? I would suggest a file name search on the Mac, just to be sure.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2015 #1412 of 1438
    Fofer

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    If you're "saving" make sure you choose "self-contained movie."

    [​IMG]

    Better yet, choose File -> Export.
     
  13. derfner

    derfner New Member

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    Since updating to Mac OS 10.whatever, El Capitan, I can no longer open pyTivoX. Does anybody know anything about this?

    (I looked through recent messages in the thread and they were way over my head. So it's entirely possible that somebody has already answered this question, in which case I apologize for asking again.)
     
  14. sobritish

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    Hi I can't either. Did you figure out how to do it?
     
  15. mattack

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    Really, I think using the CLI pytivo is the workaround...
     
  16. sobritish

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    Mattack,

    What is CLI Pytivo? Can you explain and provide a link if we need to download it. Thanks so much!!!
     
  17. mattack

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    I just mean running the regular pytivo program in Terminal.

    CLI means command line interface. So you'd probably have to get someone to help you set it up the first time.

    pyTivoX was just a thin GUI wrapper around the CLI tool, as far as I know.. and since that GUI wrapper has broken, the most expedient way to get something working is to use the CLI tool.

    The thread about pytivo itself is here:
    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=328459
    hopefully somewhere in there there are "beginner level" setup instructions. I seem to remember it wasn't completely obvious at first, but wasn't terribly difficult to get going, for someone who can navigate their way around a CLI.
     
  18. sobritish

    sobritish New Member

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    Great thanks for answering and yes i will ask my friend who understands all of this to help me. Appreciate your help :)
     
  19. maytag

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    I believe Apple has addressed the Java with OSX El Capitan problem with their latest Legacy Java update. Took a bit of researching but I was finally able to load the correct Java revision to get pyTivoX on our new 27" iMac with a 3.2GHz i5 processor.
    I've not been much of a poster here but I just discovered pyTivoX for Mac before our new iMac purchase and was having a lot of fun during the test phase of running from my 2012 MBP15. Still running Yosemite on the MBP15 so of course pyTivoX was working fine Streaming and Transferring my saved movies. Besides me having a slow network connection to the Series4 in the Entertainment room (connection via AV500 power adapters) pyTivoX v1.3b was working great from my temporary MBP setup. I was pleased to see that even my 2012 MBP15's processor was able to keep up with the realtime encoding of MKVs and AVIs but now I need to either run a CAT5e line from the back room where the router is or try a set of MOCA2.0 coax network adapters. Streaming HD mp4s easily streams direct w/out ffmpeg needing to encode to mpeg prior to streaming the video to the Series4. I had my doubts if pyTivoX would ever get running on El Capitan because I know pyTivoX is currently not being supported and hasn't been updated for quite some time now. I almost purchased a new Late2014 iMac 27" model because I knew it would come with OSX Maverick and I could just update it to Yosemite then install/run pyTivoX without much hassle, I just love how easy it is to install and configure pyTivoX but I also would rather have the latest 27" iMac with 5k display (but comes with El Capitan installed). Going with the latest iMac w/El Capitan would probably mean learning how to install/maintain pyTivo and Streambaby on El Capitan thru Terminal or try downgrading it to OSX Yosemite and who knows if that would just open a whole new set of problems for me to tackle. Well I made a literally last second decision while the salesperson was trying to find the 2014 model to go for the latest iMac with 5k display and El Capitan, I just couldn't resist the awesome 5k display and the Radeon R9 M380 GPU is a plus (I'm not a gamer but nice to have tho).

    So after replacing our 8yr old 20" Core2Duo iMac with this fricken monster 27" the 1st thing I wanted to do was to make sure I had a good working bootable clone of the internal drive. I accomplished this using a trial version of the latest Carbon Copy Cloner, I've already made the decision to go with the full paid version because CCC has already saved me a lot of time not having to do a fresh El Capitan restore on this machine, you don't want the latest Java installed on El Capitan if you want to run pyTivoX. Btw, CCC worked perfectly to clone the right out of the box fresh iMac internal drive. I installed a 256gb Samsung SSD in a portable SIIG USB3 enclosure and thru the iMac's USB3 port CCC was able to create a perfect clone, the original internal drive had 26.5gb of data and it took less than 10min (that's pretty dang fast I think).

    Before resorting to having to downgrade to Yosemite for this pyTivoX project I wanted to see if I can get pyTivoX running properly on El Capitan and it was a bad start right outta the gate because after installing Adobe's latest Java I found out right away all that I've read about El Capitan killing other user's pyTivoX was true but what I spent the next hour doing after was just trying to figure out how to uninstall Java. Turns out that there's no easy uninstall method in El Capitan so I just restored the internal drive with the CCC clone I made earlier, thank you Bombich !!

    So after restoring the original El Capitan internal drive I did some more surfing and found out that Apple actually came out with a new Legacy Java Runtime. I just installed their Java pkg on the fresh (no Java installed) El Capitan drive, installed and setup pyTivoX exactly how I did on my Yosemite MBP15 and pyTivoX+Streambaby were up serving videos to our Tivos in less than 10min.

    Sorry I can not post any links because I have been away from this forum for so long. For Apple's latest Legacy Java 6 Runtime for OS X you can probably do a google search for: support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?locale=en_US
     
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  20. maytag

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