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Wonky Tivo Desktop Plus Fixed (knock on wood)

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Scott9mm, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Scott9mm

    Scott9mm Member

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    TCPView says pyTivo.exe is using port 9032. I don't see any port numbers in the error message. Should I be looking at something else? After exiting pyTivo port 9032 is no longer in use
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think TiVo Beacon needs port 2190. Look for something else using that port.
     
  3. Scott9mm

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    TiVoBeacon.exe is using 2190 in TCP and UDP.

    I didn't see the beacon process before because it was owned by SYSTEM (not me).

    In any case, I killed the TiVoBeacon process with task manager, which released port 2190, and restarted pyTivo with the same result as before. After starting pyTivo, TCPView shows port 2190 belonging to pyTivo as TCP and 2190 was released when I stopped pyTivo.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Do you still see the same error in the console window?
     
  5. Scott9mm

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    I didn't look closely enough. The console messages are different from before. Starting with all TiVoxxx and pyTivo processes killed, I get the following in the console window. Does that mean it worked? If so, the conflict was the port 2190 in use by TiVoBeacon.exe. I never killed that process in earlier troubleshooting because I was only looking at my processes and beacon was listed as a system process.

    Code:
    INFO:pyTivo:Last modified: Mon Apr 24 16:46:52 2017
    INFO:pyTivo:python: 2.7.13
    INFO:pyTivo:System: Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1
    INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Scanning for TiVos...
    INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Announcing shares...
    INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: My TiVo Recordings
    INFO:pyTivo:pyTivo is ready.
    INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.12 [26/Apr/2017 14:42:37] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryC
    ontainer&Container=My%20TiVo%20Recordings&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=7460021902FADF0
    HTTP/1.1" 200 -
    INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.10 [26/Apr/2017 14:42:37] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryC
    ontainer&Container=My%20TiVo%20Recordings&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=8480001902047F6
    HTTP/1.1" 200 - [\code]
     
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  6. Scott9mm

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    Thanks for all the help , folks, but I need to put this on the back burner for the rest of the day. Cheers. Scott
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It's not throwing the error any more but it's still not finding the TiVos. :( Might want to try one more time and make sure the firewall is off.

    Also I had another user with a problem like this and it turned out that he had some viritual network adapters installed by VirtualBox or VMWare and they were causing some sort of conflict. When he disabled them it started working.

    Beyond that I'm not sure what else to suggest. I didn't write the networking portion of the code so I'm not 100% familiar with how it works. Maybe @wmcbrine could offer a suggestion?
     
  8. Scott9mm

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    Dan (and others): I installed pyTivo on my Win7-32 notebook computer and everything worked perfectly. I did not see features in pyTivo to automatically download videos in a list or to transcode them to smaller files. So considering the installation issues on my desktop PC (still not solved) and the fact my TiVo Desktop is working so well now, I plan to stick with Desktop for now. But I enjoyed experimenting with pyTivo and thank the folks that built it and helped with my install problem.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Those are features I plan to add in the future. But I completely understand, use what works for you. The whole point of this was to make it easy to use, not a headache.
     
  10. Scott9mm

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    My TiVo Desktop was working well until it started acting up again right after a Microsoft update: the TiVo Desktop process would not open and TiVo Server kept closing saying wrong server version. After some experimenting, I discovered that Task Scheduler was all goofed up (over 50 tasks "corrupted") and that this is typical after rolling back a Win 10 install. This is the result of the crappy Win 10 rollback where the registry is restored but task schedules are not.

    I found and ran an app that would fix these "corrupted" tasks at: Repair Tasks - Home Then I reinstalled TiVo Desktop. Again, so far so good, knock on wood.

    By the way, even when I could not start Desktop or Server normally, I was able to start them by running the TiVo Desktop executable manually using Run as Administrator.
     
  11. Dan203

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    Weird.

    Maybe you should give pyTivo another shot now and see if that was causing an issue there too.
     
  12. Scott9mm

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    Dan, Sorry for the unforgivably long delay. I did retry pyTivo with the task scheduler fixed but got the same result as before. So something else on that particular PC is preventing pyTivo from finding the TiVo boxes. On the plus side, TiVo Desktop has been working perfectly since I fixed the "corrupted" task scheduler (corrupted by Win 10 install/deinstall) and installed TiVo Desktop "as administrator" (knock on wood).
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Thanks for testing
     
  14. unitron

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    I just ran into that wrong server version problem myself when I started using a couple of just acquired Win 7 machines to run Desktop on instead of the XP units I'd been using.

    After mixed results installing as admin, I installed 2.62 on one of the Win 7 units, ran it successfully, then installed 2.8.3 on top of it, and I think it's fixed for now-fingers crossed.
     

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