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Want to play nearly ANY video file on your TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by pipakin, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Jan 24, 2007 #81 of 1740
    Deadpan Science

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    I got this working finally and I have to say, pipakin, you are a god.

    Also, thanks to everyone that helped with my problems earlier.

    EDIT: small suggestion/question

    Is there a way to transcode the videos when you're away from your tivo so that you don't have to spend the time transcoding AND transferring? If not, that would be a cool option or addition
     
  2. Jan 24, 2007 #82 of 1740
    rrr22777

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    Does this HMO option work with HR10-250's?
     
  3. Jan 24, 2007 #83 of 1740
    johno6969

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    If you can do this you have a product that does what no others do! That includes any and all SW packages and media adapters.

    I realize this goes beyond transcoding but would essentially make a Tivo the SUPERHERO all purpose PVR/media adapter.

    I personally store all my DVDs as unencrypted backups on a 1.5T Infrant NAS as my kids tend to destroy the disks in no time at all. I then additionally transcode them to a SVCD mpeg file that is also stored there.

    In my Tivo folder I just paste shortcuts to the mpeg2 files and am able to easily stream them (minus any program info - darn it).

    So, if you could natively support the video_ts folders structure you would have reached the HOLT GRAIL for such as application.

    Beyond that if you could leverage the incredible MYMovies work (just google it if you are interested) for creating and browsing a DVD library....WOW nirvana.

    john
     
  4. Jan 24, 2007 #84 of 1740
    pipakin

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    You lost me there with the "video_ts folders structure". If you can explain what you're looking for in detail, I can and will implement it. :)
     
  5. Jan 24, 2007 #85 of 1740
    pipakin

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    For all you adventurous fellows out there who want to try this on alternate platforms:

    1. Get Mono for your platform and install it: http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

    2. Get ffmpeg for your platform and install it.

    3. Get the TivoMono-0.3.0a-Test.zip file and unzip it to a directory of your choice: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tivodotnet/TivoMono-0.3.0a-Test.zip?use_mirror=osdn

    4. Edit the settings.xml file included in the zip file and set the Installpath to the path you unzipped the zip file to (make sure it ends in "/" or "\", whichever is applicable) and FFMpeg_Path to the path (including filename) of the ffmpeg executable.

    5. Run the TivoMono assembly using mono : "mono TivoMono.exe"

    6. Access the admin page in the same way (you need to be on the box that it's running on).

    7. ???

    8. Profit!
     
  6. Jan 24, 2007 #86 of 1740
    greg_burns

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    Slower...
  7. Jan 24, 2007 #87 of 1740
    Dan203

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    He's looking for the ability to pull the main movie from the structure of a DVD. Inorder to do this you have to be able to parse the IFO file of the DVD, then read only the packets from of the main movie from several VOB files. Your software also would have to be smart enough to only transcode video as needed. If a DVD is already formatted properly for TiVo playback (i.e. 29.97fps) then it could just stream it as is, however if it's not (i.e. 24fps "film mode") then it would need to transcode it before streaming.

    On a completely unrelated note I have a suggestion... You should come up a data file format that users can use to add their own custom data to recordings. Then simply have the software look for a file of that format with the same name as the video file, parse it and then present that data to the TiVo so that when the program is transfered it'll contain a complete title, description, etc... of the users choice. If you poll the TiVo Desktop server for a list of programs you can see the XML format the TiVo needs to get data in. Perhaps the easiest way would be to simply retain that format in a .xml file.

    Dan
     
  8. Jan 24, 2007 #88 of 1740
    pipakin

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    *chuckle*

    Watch a whole video from the TiVo.Net server and then go back to the video dir and look for a .tvm file (it's xml. TVM = TiVo.net Metafile). ;)

    It's not used to the fullest yet. It's just used to get the final encoded size for the video so it doesn't have to send a bogus size to the TiVo, but it does have a description, title, and duration field that will be used once I get around to it.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2007 #89 of 1740
    pipakin

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  10. Jan 24, 2007 #90 of 1740
    oldskoolboarder

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    Is there a place to just get the executables to try this out? I don't have easy access to a compile environment on my machines.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2007 #91 of 1740
    pipakin

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    If you're looking for a windows version, just download the msi (Installer) and install :)
     
  12. Jan 24, 2007 #92 of 1740
    Habanero

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    Is there anybody using TiVo Software version 6.1 getting this to work?
     
  13. Jan 24, 2007 #93 of 1740
    propman07

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    No response to this question, so I'll ask my dumb one for the day...

    What model/type of Tivo will this work with?
    (Series I, Series II...HR10-250)
     
  14. Jan 24, 2007 #94 of 1740
    pipakin

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    Anything that supports the TiVo Desktop software should work (Most Series II's, I don't know about the others). Unknown with Hacked TiVo's, since mine's official and I don't know anyone with a hacked one.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2007 #95 of 1740
    propman07

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    Thanks. I just read that info on your site...damn, this looked pretty cool.

    Good luck.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2007 #96 of 1740
    Habanero

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    It is too bad that there has to be a "hack" to get a Series2 TiVo from DirecTV to get the features the rest of the Series2 TiVo community is enjoying.

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    Good luck to you on your project.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2007 #97 of 1740
    pipakin

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    Indeed. Don't get me started on the whole DTV thing...
     
  18. Jan 24, 2007 #98 of 1740
    tim254

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    DVD support would be amazing. Right now I have to use a utility for VideoReDo (see VideoReDo's forum ... "DVD Copy program for Home recorded DVDs") to combine the VOB files into an MPG and then transfer it to my Tivo.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2007 #99 of 1740
    MichaelK

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    Haven’t had a chance to download it yet and kick the tires- but is it easy enough to change the output settings to the Tivo? Hopefully soon the S3 gets network content enabled and It would be nice to be able to send it HD or at least 16:9 resolutions.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2007 #100 of 1740
    windracer

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    I did notice that a .tvm file was created in my videos directory for a transfer I attempted (even though it never actually transferred). Pretty cool.
     

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