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TiVoPlayList - Space Available App

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dcahoe, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Mar 27, 2006 #1 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    For anyone interested, I have written a little app that runs on a Windows PC that will estimate the space remaining on a TiVo unit that is networked and running version 7.x.

    Here is a link to a page where it can be downloaded:
    http://tivoplaylist.dyndns.org

    Other features include batch downloading of multiple recordings using a download queue (even from different machines), graphical Pie Chart representation of space used VS space available, and export of TiVo Now Playing lists to CSV files for use in Excel or other programs.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2006 #2 of 140
    OldTownTreadles

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    :up: HUGS :up:

    Thank you! Now that's motivational! Plus good Monday news, and both are welcome.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2006 #3 of 140
    Amnesia

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    Does the machine you install this on need to have TiVo desktop?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2006 #4 of 140
    ufo4sale

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    What size hard drive does the 140 hour TiVo come with? If one of my TiVo's has 203hours and 56 minutes on basic, what size hard drive would that be?
     
  5. Mar 27, 2006 #5 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    No, technically Tivo Desktop is not required for this program to function. However, any shows copied to your PC will be encrypted with your MAK and may require Tivo Desktop for you to play them back. You may be able to convert them to MPG with DirectShow Dump or VideoRedo without it though.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2006 #6 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    I personally have a 140 hour TiVo and have found that I have a little over 102Gb of storage space. If your machine records 204 hours of shows at basic quality, I would say your capacity is about 149Gb.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2006 #7 of 140
    greg_burns

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    When I opened mine up (Series 2 240) it had a Western Digital 120GB in it.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2006 #8 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    Greg, what sort of recording capacity do you find you get? If yours is listed as a 140 hour machine, do you get a little over 102Gb of recordings also?

    I have not opened my machine up yet, but I will soon. It is a Series 2 540. If I find a 120Gb hard drive also and figure the formatted capacity is 120Gb (which it probably isn't), then that means the OS and system overhead is over 17Gb which is good to know.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2006 #9 of 140
    greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Unfortunately I upgraded my 240 unit and added a second drive quite some time ago. Currently have a 160GB + 320GB. Which shows up as 568 Hours @ Basic.

    I moved that Western Digital 120GB into my 40Hour refurb 540 unit (removing the original drive). It shows up as only 130 Hours @ Basic. :confused: I'm assuming it used to show up as 140 Hours @ Basic when it was in my 240, or somebody would have complained. ;)

    I haven't filled up either drive to determine just how much (in GB) really fits on either. The 120GB drive isn't connected to any video source, so it will be quite sometime before I MRV enough stuff over to be able to say how much it holds.

    On a related note, the new Tivo units everyone is talking about is listed as 180 Hours. I've never seen a 180GB drive and would seem safe to assume these are going to be 160GB drives (which are extremely common).
     
  10. Mar 27, 2006 #10 of 140
    morac

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    It looks interesting, unfortunately since I run at 120 DPI it doesn't fit in the window that opens and the window can't be resized to make it wider (it can be made taller).

    So basically all the columns to the right of Duration are missing as is the option to choose the view and refresh or exit the app (half of the view graph and export list are visible).

    Can you make it so that the window can be resized to be wider?
     
  11. Mar 27, 2006 #11 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    I tested this and see what you mean. I'll see what I can do.

    OK. Try downloading v0.51a of the .exe and just replacing it in your apps folder.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2006 #12 of 140
    Sirshagg

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    Nice.

    I tried downloading a show what at work (there's a VPN between my home and the office). I t saved only a few bytes of the show. Is this a limitation of the software since i'm on a different subnet? Otherwise everything appears to work fine.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2006 #13 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    Thanks for the input Sirshagg.

    If you open the file that was created with something like Notepad is it just HTML that says something like <h2>Authorization Required</h2>? Or do you see the TiVo header info (license, notice, etc.) (a.k.a. metadata) followed by the start of the mpg data?
     
  14. Mar 28, 2006 #14 of 140
    jmoak

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    I'm seeing "<h2>Authorization Required</h2>"
    ???

    on my tivo, under "TiVoToGo" in system info, I see "a,a,a" and galleon downloads did work, but it's since been de-installed from my comp.

    btw, I really like this simple program, run it when you need to, no constant server running approach to saving programs!!! THANKS!!!!!!!
    :D
     
  15. Mar 28, 2006 #15 of 140
    Sirshagg

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    <h2>Authorization Required</h2>
     
  16. Mar 28, 2006 #16 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    OK good, that gives me a starting point.

    Does your router at home have port 80 forwarded to your TiVo? If so, is it configured for both TCP and UDP traffic?
     
  17. Mar 28, 2006 #17 of 140
    jmoak

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    I know you're replying to Sirshagg, but I'm getting the same symptoms on a local connection.

    Just ignore me if I'm being a butt-insky.:eek:
     
  18. Mar 28, 2006 #18 of 140
    Sirshagg

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    I have a hardware based VPN between home and the office. It is configured so that EVERYTHING is open between them.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2006 #19 of 140
    Sirshagg

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    Realized I didn't really answer your question.

    No there is no port forwarding. This is because there does not need to be. I can access every device at my home just like I was there.
     
  20. Mar 28, 2006 #20 of 140
    dcahoe

    dcahoe TiVoPlayList Author

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    LOL jmoak, no problem.

    I have the same reply for you, check that you don't have firewall settings blocking incoming (or outgoing) TCP or UDP traffic on port 80.
     

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