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Sudden file transfer failure: kmttg and Tivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by howards, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. nrnoble

    nrnoble Member

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    Thanks...

    In otherwords, someone just hardcoded that specific date into the application rather making it dynamic (Now() + XX days). Not the worst bug ever created, but it wasted about 2 hour of my time digging around trying to narrow down what was causing the problem (ie rebooting computer, rebooting TiVo, searching for answers, etc).

    What was misleading was the error stated "File not found", thus I was thinking "There is a file missing needed to download files"
     
  2. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    Not only was an arbitrary date hard-coded, the whole process of sending cookies isn't completely implemented. This is exactly why the work-around functions. tivoapp was coded to generate a cookie, purportedly for a verification process, but there is no verification code, all that matters is the existence of an unexpired cookie, i.e. cookie=abc.
     
  3. nrnoble

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    And what is somewhat interesting about the Tivo Desktop is that it never really evolved into a more useful application. It's nearly identical in functionality to the way it was when it was first released.

    And from what I've read, its not even 'offically' compatiable with Windows 8, which seems to suggest that the application does not have much development resources behind it.
     
  4. rws70

    rws70 New Member

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    Hi,
    Is there a way to speed up the transfers?

    I noted this line in the code you provided:

    speed-time = 30

    Can that be changed to make the transfers faster?

    Many Thanks!

    rws70
     
  5. morac

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    No that doesn't do anything. If you want speed up transfers and use a Premiere, turn on "fast" mode.
     
  6. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    Where does one find this 'fast mode'?
     
  7. morac

    morac Cat God

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    In the settings of TiVo Desktop.
     
  8. malayphred

    malayphred Underpowered User

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    That must be the TD+

    I don't have a "Settings" on my basic app.

    Oh wait - found it. It's in the "Preferences" .

    Sorry.
     
  9. msavic

    msavic New Member

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    OMG! I’ve spent half of my life looking for solution on this problem. I can’t believe that adding simple line fix the problem. Thank you, thank you, thank you…:up:

     
  10. unitron

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    Be warned it breaks compatibility with S2s.
     
  11. morac

    morac Cat God

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    And S3s.
     
  12. jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the java tip. My downloads have not worked for a while and just now gotten around to fixing this. Thanks again.
     
  13. poppagene

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    https://www3.tivo.com/tivo-assets/exe/tivotogo/tivo-desktop-patch-setup.exe
    From tivo.com:
    On February 16, 2013, the TiVoToGo feature of the TiVo Desktop application for Windows PCs no longer allowed transfers from the DVR to the PC. A patch has been developed which will restore the TiVoToGo transfer feature.

    If you were having trouble prior to February 16, or having trouble with a different feature of TiVo Desktop, this patch is unrelated and may not be applicable. Please follow the other troubleshooting steps detailed further down in the article for assistance.

    To apply the TiVoToGo Transfer patch, please follow these steps:

    1.Download the TiVoToGo patch by clicking https://www3.tivo.com/tivo-assets/exe/tivotogo/tivo-desktop-patch-setup.exe
    2.Open the tivo-desktop-patch-setup.exe file to apply the patch.
    3.Follow the instructions to apply the patch.
    4.Once the patch has been applied, attempt to initiate a transfer.
    5.If successful, your TiVo Desktop application will continue to allow transfers.
    6.If unsuccessful, it is possible the patch may not have installed correctly. Please attempt to apply the patch again.
    7.If the second attempt is unsuccessful, please contact TiVo Technical Support for assistance.
    .

    This patch applies only to TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 for Windows. Older versions of TiVo Desktop and other third-party applications and devices, such as ReadyDLNA devices, Windows Home Server devices, and Roxio Toast/Popcorn for Mac may still be incompatible. Until a software update is made available for TiVo DVRs, these 3rd party devices and software may not allow transfers. The availability date for these software updates is still to be determined.
     
  14. windracer

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    It's not really "their own" patch so much as it is morac's patch packaged up by TiVo. ;)
     
  15. Apr 4, 2013 #195 of 212
    sshapiro

    sshapiro New Member

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    That's great for tivo-desktop for PCs, but what about Macs and linux? transferring to a mac via desktop isn't implemented for powerPC, but I used to be able to do it by just using https to connect to the tivo web server. This stopped working also. Is there a work around for this? (and by the way - the new desktop for mac will not load on my snowleopard intel mac - sigh.
     
  16. Lannister80

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    Use KMTTG.

    http://code.google.com/p/kmttg/

    I'm using it on Mountain Lion, works great. Totally java-based.
     
  17. jlb

    jlb NCC-1701-D

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    So I am a little confused......sorry....

    The problem that has been discussed ad nauseum herein, would it also be the cause of the following error I get in TiVoDesktop????

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    Also, I am running 2.6.2. Is that part of the problem, does the editing of the curl file not work?

    Please note, that while I get that error trying to enable pushing a folder to my TiVo, I can still pull single files successfully from the PC from the TiVo....
     
  18. morac

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    Looks like a different problem. Try upgrading to 2.6.3.
     
  19. jlb

    jlb NCC-1701-D

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    Where do I find 2.6.3?

    And I had purchased a plus key, will that transfer to the updated software?
     
  20. jlb

    jlb NCC-1701-D

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    LOL, trying to get help from TiVo on chat and all they say is just download and install the latest version....
     

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