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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dcahoe, Mar 27, 2006.
Nice work dcahoe! Thank you
thank you for this AWESOME application... of course I'm sure that the Mac people would be quite jealous.
Very nice program. I'm switching to this app from Galleon for downloading as this doesn't seem to hog resources.
I have to access https://<my tivo ip>/nowplaying/index.html with IE (Firefox won't work) everytime I start the app before I can download. Seems to be the norm right now but hope it can be fixed in the future.
One feature request: includes episode title in the default download file name (e.g. Without a Trace - Manhunt (Recorded xx-xx-xx)) would be nice.
My wife is obsessive-complusive about deleting/moving shows to create free space. She's gonna like this.
Is there any way to use this app to tell one TiVo to transfer a show to another TiVo?
Sorry no, you cannot schedule or delete shows with the program.
TiVoPlayList has been available for just over 2 months now. It has received some great feedback.
Thanks to everyone for the support,
Nice work dcahoe.
Any chance you could keep a little log of downloads and the relevant information for each (date/time, file name, file size, recording quality, recording length, transfer time, average transfer rate, etc.). That way, anyone that is using your app to transfer shows from the TiVo would have a consistent way to measure and compare transfer speeds.
Sure, adding a download log makes good sense and should be easy to implement. Watch for it in the next release. Thanks.
I had this thing working, but now I get a Load Error message. Checked IP and MK numbers.
Does your router assign your TiVo IP through DHCP? If so, maybe it changed, double check it on the TiVo Settings screen.
You might try browsing to https://x.x.x.x/nowplaying/index.html. Substitute your IP for the x's, the login username is tivo, and the password is your MAK. Then trying TiVoPlayList again.
My IP number changed. Got it to work now. Thanks.
New version v0.53 of TiVoPlayList is now available for download.
New features include a download history log which keeps transfer stats (size, duration, xfer rate, etc) and the default save file name now includes the episode name of recordings.
Look for the log file in the programs folder under the name 'Download_Log.txt'.
As before, you can download from http://tivoplaylist.dyndns.org
There have been reports of problems accessing TiVo recorders using TiVoPlayList (or even just the web browser method) if IE7 is installed. People should realize that IE7 is in beta. A quick Google of 'IE7 wininet' will find many problems with many applications. Microsoft rewrote the wininet.dll that IE7 installs and it has some problems with certain methods used by many current programs. I believe they will fix this problem by the final release of IE7.
In the mean time, you can simply replace the wininet.dll found in your \Windows\System32 folder with a previous version from your OS or service packs. I have a version available for FTP at the TiVoPlayList site in the program archive area found here -> http://tivoplaylist.dyndns.org
This version should work with Windows 2000 and XP, but I give no promises for people running Windows 98 or ME. Just overwrite/replace the copy on your system. You might want to make a backup copy or rename your file before overwriting it.
Allow the IP address to be a normal internet address. I use dyndns.org, so my home network is at XXX.dyndns.org I would rather type that in, than the actual IP address.
I believe that this should work already. I verified by putting a DNS entry in my hosts file at work and accessing my TiVo at home using the hostname I created instead of a straight IP address.
The DNS server that you mention needs to be pointing to your TiVo and not your PC, and port 443 needs to available or mapped.
You can attach the port to the IP address (or dns name) in TiVoPlayList like this:
Actually, depending on how the DNS server you mentioned is accessed, it may not work. Using your web browser, can you access your TiVo via https://XXX.dyndns.org/nowplaying/index.html ?
If not, it won't currently work. Perhaps some sort of DNS lookup could be added to the program to execute first and substitute into the https call. Hmmm. Or perhaps there already exists a program out there that will do this needed DNS lookup and insert a DNS name into your hosts file before you run TiVoPlayList.
Two items - one comment, and one observation
1) I love the program --- thank you! - Tivo desktop wont run with my VPN (I have to disable the VPN service to run) and this is a better alternative!
2) I too, like several others have run into the issue where I get "Web Browser Authorization failed." when trying to download. This was rectified (as suggested in this thread) by actually accessing the Tivo through the web browser (h-t-t-p-s:TiVo-ip-address/nowplaying/index.html). Once that was done, I was golden! Or so I thought -- one of my two tivos was rebooted, and boom! - same problem - but just with the rebooted TiVo. Access the rebooted Tivo again directly -- and boom! -- I am golden again.
Would just like to thank dcahoe for taking the time to write this useful program.
I use it all the time now to transfer the shows I like to keep for taking with me when I travel.
I haven't traveled yet, but I do now have about 10 programs to put on my PDA for plane rides.
Thanks again for this.
Thanks for the download log file... that really helps me keep track of my transfer speeds. Any chance you could add show "duration" (and/or show quality information) to the log? I know it's not really relevant to the transfer rate but, I think it helps complete the picture when people want to know how fast someone can transfer a recording of a given length/quality. Also helps make the leap to "real time transfer rate" a bit easier.
I am having the same problem, but cannot seem to get around this issue. This looks like an awesome program and would love for it to work for me.
I am running TiVoPlayList v.053, and I have 2 TiVo's and have double checked each of the IP addresses from the TiVo Desktop. I am running a Linksys router. I have accessed my Now Playing List from Internet Explorer via https://IPADDRESS/nowplaying/index.html and entering "tivo" and my MAK. I have also temporarily disabled Norton Internet Security. No matter what I do I am receiving the "Load Error:Check IP address and/opr Logon Information".