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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. windracer

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    I have TiVoMono running on my Linux "server" which is a Toshiba Satellite laptop with a 1Ghz Celeron CPU with only 256mb of RAM. My video files are on a Buffalo Linkstation which the Linux box accesses via a samba share.

    I can't quite do realtime transfers, but it works!
     
  2. cmtk05

    cmtk05 New Member

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    How long do you have to let it buffer before you can watch it? What quality setting do you have it on?
     
  3. johncherbini

    johncherbini New Member

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    If I let it go 5 mins for an hour long show, I rarely have any buffer issues.

    ffmpeg is set to do a VBR, so it winds up being a little over 4000kb/s.

    Not exactly HD, but it looks good.

    JC
     
  4. cmtk05

    cmtk05 New Member

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    hmm, how do you set ffmpeg to vbr? I thought it was low medium and so on in the admin screen
     
  5. huma

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    Same issue as others with it not saving the video onto Tivo as well on 0.9.7. Reverted back to 0.9.1 and works beautifully.
     
  6. kenrippy

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    this new version isn't saving any size video on my tivos. the last one i tried was only about 144mb. i haven't tried any older versions yet, but someone just mentioned 0.9.1a working so i'll give that a try.

    btw, we are using two standard series2 tivo's on the network.

    EDIT: yes the 0.9.1a version is working great keeping all transfers now. but i haven't tried anything over 800mb yet, so let us know if that works for you.
     
  7. Stu_Bee

    Stu_Bee New Member

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    Yes .9.1.a is the most recent release that provides stable results in proper file transferring.
    The only downside to it is that it way overestimates the file size during transfer...so your number of Tivo'd suggestions will drop (if you have suggestions on) during the transfer.
    Not a big deal as long as your Tivo isn't filled to the rim with non-suggestion recorded shows. After the file is transferred, Tivo knows the real size of the file, and new suggestions will be recorded again.
    Hope that made sense.
     
  8. kenrippy

    kenrippy New Member

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    makes sense to me, thanks for the confirmation & info. i'll keep using 0.9.1a until we see a new revision that works better.
     
  9. MichaelK

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    yes- galleon does just that.

    I use a mix of galleon, tivo.net, and tivo desktop to do differnt things.
     
  10. dlfl

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    If you're talking about the Windows version, yes. See this post. The DivX file was 1.5 GB and became a 3.7 GB mpeg on the Tivo. Using 0.9.7a and sizeFudge = 1.0.

    Suggestion:Am I the only one having trouble keeping track of who uses Linux or Windows versions on this thread? Since the versions seem to have a different set of problems it would help if posters would indicate their OS in each post.
     
  11. coco banderos

    coco banderos New Member

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    When running TivoMono 0.9.7a with the --noterminal flag, the call to ffmepg looks like:

    "/usr/bin/ffmpeg -v quiet-i "/home/apps/tivomono/Videos/Movie.avi" -vcodec mpeg2video -r 29.97 -b 3072k -aspect 4:3 -s 720x344 -padtop 68 -padbottom 68 -acodec mp2 -ac 2 -ab 128 -f vob -"

    Notice the "quiet-i". There's a space missing between "quiet" and "-i". This either causes the file to be overwritten or no transcoding at all.

    This doesn't occur without the --noterminal flag (in other words, everything is fine without --noterminal)


    Thanks
     
  12. windracer

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    Good catch ... that explains why "quiet" isn't working! I didn't think to check the verbose log.
     
  13. A@ron

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    well since I cannot get my hands at 0.9.7 src to edit it to work on mine and other Macs here is my edited 0.9.5a with the TivoMono Preference Pane. It will allow you to start and stop the service and view some of the xml options. Saving any edits done to the xml settings is not supported yet and hence why the save button is non-clickable ;)

    Read the readme!

    [​IMG]

    http://rapidshare.com/files/17991501/TiVoMonoMac_Pref.zip.html
     
  14. jmcdermott

    jmcdermott New Member

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    I have a series 2 Humax with built a built in DVD recorder. I am wondering what settings I can use with FFMPEG to allow the movies transcoded with tivonet to be written to DVD using the DVD recorder built into the tivo.
    Thanks.
     
  15. dumbdiety

    dumbdiety New Member

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    Just a thought...since TiVo Desktop sees the IP addys of the various TiVos on the network, is there a way TiVo.Net can see those IPs, and then we can assign different aspect ratios to an IP? I've got one TiVo on a 4:3 and another on a 16:9, and this would solve all sorts of problems....
     
  16. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Hot dang, that looks sweet. Makes me want to go back to a S2 :p (as I'm currently with a S3.) Holding on to hope that us S3 owners get some MRV love soon and that we can start using some of this video transfer/transcoding goodness! Kudos for the great work, A@ron!
     
  17. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    None, the only thing the DVD burner TiVo will burn is stuff it recorded originally off the air (or cable or sat, etc).
     
  18. kcarsten

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    Actually I've transferred VHS to my DRT800 and subsequently burned to DVD... has been a slick way to save some of my (favorite) legacy videos.
     
  19. CuriousMark

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    True, VHS counts as etc in my list. The things it won't record are things with copy protection flags and things that were transferred in digitally rather than recorded from either the front or rear video inputs. I suspect that it only trusts things that it encoded itself.
     
  20. Taps

    Taps New Member

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    I have actually thought of seeing if more people would stop using this one thread and start using the forums on the application's web site.

    There are separate forums for each app.

    Tivo.Net

    and TivoMono


    Its much easier to keep track there....
     

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