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Tivodecode replacement that has GUI?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by slimjim867, May 12, 2013.

  1. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    I think your best bet would be to go back to kmttg and with the help of folks on this forum, figure out what is wrong with your files or your ablilty to play them. Forget tivodecode.

    Use kmttg to download and decrypt a file from your TiVo. Make sure you are not set up to download TS format but the older PS format. Start fresh with a program on your TiVo, not a .TiVo file you already have. kmttg will download and convert to .mpg all in one operation.

    Run mediainfo on your resulting .mpg file and post the results. We can then see what is going on with your files.
     
  2. slimjim867

    slimjim867 New Member

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    Thank you
    How do i set up to download the older PS format.
    (I already have programs recorded on my Premiere)
     
  3. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    In kmttg, click 'File' then 'Configure'

    On the Program Options tab, make sure the checkbox for 'Download Tivo Files in Transport Stream Format' is not checked.

    This tells kmttg to download in the older Program Stream format.
     
  4. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Doesn't kmttg call tivodecode to do the decrypting part?
     
  5. Spire

    Spire WAS PHONE

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    Yes.
     
  6. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    Yes, but the OP does not need to worry about that, its all handled by kmttg.
     
  7. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Unless he gets an error, in which case, he will have to worry about tivodecode.

    Don't get me wrong -- I like kmttg, and it's very easy to install on Windows. I think the OP should give it a try. My concern is, if there's something funky going on with tivodecode on his machine, just slapping kmttg on top of it is not going to fix his problem.

    E.g. my elderly PPC Mac. I thought I had the right executable, but when I try to decrypt, tivodecode exits with an error code, and I haven't had time to debug the problem. So I need to carve out a corner of time where I'm awake enough to work the problem. ;)
     
  8. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    The OP is working on a PC, not a mac and the kmttg install includes the tivodecode portion. A clean install and using program streams should result in properly working downloads. One thing at a time.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I agree the OP should go for it. The install on my PC was very smooth. If my Windows machine's power supply hadn't crapped out, I would still be using it.
     

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