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mini occasionally reboots when deleting a show

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 19:35
Lately, as of the past week or two, when I am finished watching a show on my mini and delete it, the screen goes blue, and then it reboots. The delete option I'm talking about is the one when you finish watching a show and you're prompted to keep/delete it.

I don't think it's happening every time but now regularly enough to definitely notice.
I've made no setting changes and I'm not on the newest version rolling out yet.
I've not noticed this on my Roamio or my other mini.

Anyone have any ideas?

Gotham S01E15, "The Scarecrow" 2/9/2015

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:22
I'm glad I didn't make any bets concerning this week's episode based on last week's... I'd have lost big time.

Fish is in some flavor of jail... anyone have any idea what's going on with that? I get this is how she makes her comeback, but I don't see how we got from last week's "collision" to here.

"Leslie" is channeling her inner "Malcolm" from Firefly. Naughty girl. Of course, Jim is so uptight he squeaks. His facial expressions make me laugh.

Scarecrow origin story was interesting. Was his origin in the comic books? Similar?

So probably it's the Jim-Leslie-Edward triangle that sets Edward off... I would guess with help from Penguin.

Found a couple good Gotham Drinking Games ("because, what else are you going to be doing on a Monday night?") :)

Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show later this year.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 17:58
He announced it at today's taping.


And the Comedy Central Twitter account has confirmed:

Need help/advice re connecting 2 antennas to Roamio

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:57
Wondering if anyone can help (Sorry if any of this comes across as dumb but I am not the most tech savvy guy): I have Roamio with over-the-air antenna, but because of our HOA rules we cannot use an outside antenna, instead we have to use indoor HDTV antenna. The problem is that we get some network station channels (but not all) with the antenna in one corner of the room, and we only get the others when the antenna is moved to the opposite side. So it seems the only solution is to somehow connect two different antennas to the TiVo into the same input (with the two antennas in different parts of the room), and we switch between them in order to get all channels. I have searched for something that will allow me to input two antenna sources into the Tv but so far all I have found is different variations on the coaxial splitter/switch thingy with two inputs on one side ("ANT A" and "ANT B"), a switch to flip between them in the middle of the little box, and then one similar connector on the other side, but this connector does not seem to be compatible with the Tivo CABLE/ANT input. So is this the right solution for me and if so, how do I connect the little switching thingy to the Tivo?

Thanks in advance for any help.

How specify multiple specific channels for OnePass

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:25
The new OnePass has been, er.., interesting. It recorded something I would not have otherwise gotten, nice.

BUT: some of the shows I watch (ESPN: Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, a few others) are aired *multiple* times .. like 5 or so. I'd like to limit these to just two channels, not all the ESPN channels.

This used to be quite easy with Season Pass, but now when I try to select two channels, only the last is chosen. Its All or Just One, apparently?

I'm sure this can't be the case, so the question is: how do I set up OnePass to only record from two channels? .. not all the possible channels?

Trouble pushing movies into folders

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:42
Trying to push movies into folders using info found on a thread called "Folders using PyTivo push function."

I keep getting error messages and two out of the six movies will transfer, but will be empty, showing "Partial 0:00" for the duration.

Here is the Terminal text with the error messages (attached as a text file as well):

Code: Pauls-MacBook-Pro-2:~ paulfisher$ /Applications/pyTivo/pyTivo.py
INFO:pyTivo:Last modified: Wed Dec 24 09:17:34 2014
INFO:pyTivo:Python: 2.7.5
INFO:pyTivo:System: Darwin-13.2.0-x86_64-i386-64bit
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Scanning for TiVos...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Announcing shares...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: Movies
INFO:pyTivo:pyTivo is ready.
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:56:16] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:56:20] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:56:20] "GET /main.css HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:56:24] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Movies&Format=text/html HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Big Driver.avi" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Felony.avi" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/John Wick.mkv" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Kill the Messenger.mp4" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Predestination.mp4" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] Queued "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Rosewater.mp4" for Push to DVR-A363
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:57:13] "POST /TiVoConnect HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:57:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Movies&Format=text/html HTTP/1.1" 200 -
ffmpeg version 1.1-pytivo Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Jan  8 2013 15:00:31 with gcc 4.7.2 (MacPorts gcc47 4.7.2_2+universal)
  configuration: --prefix=/opt/local --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-libmp3lame --mandir=/opt/local/share/man --enable-pthreads --cc=/opt/local/bin/gcc-mp-4.7 --arch=x86_64 --enable-yasm --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-libx264 --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-postproc --enable-libx264
  libavutil      52. 13.100 / 52. 13.100
  libavcodec    54. 86.100 / 54. 86.100
  libavformat    54. 59.106 / 54. 59.106
  libavdevice    54.  3.102 / 54.  3.102
  libavfilter    3. 32.100 /  3. 32.100
  libswscale      2.  1.103 /  2.  1.103
  libswresample  0. 17.102 /  0. 17.102
  libpostproc    52.  2.100 / 52.  2.100
Input #0, matroska,webm, from '/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/John Wick.mkv':
    creation_time  : 2015-01-24 20:07:25
  Duration: 01:41:12.96, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 5377 kb/s
    Chapter #0.0: start 0.000000, end 297.506000
      title          : 00:00:00.000
    Chapter #0.1: start 297.506000, end 741.866000
      title          : 00:04:57.506
    Chapter #0.2: start 741.866000, end 1027.735000
      title          : 00:12:21.866
    Chapter #0.3: start 1027.735000, end 1585.167000
      title          : 00:17:07.735
    Chapter #0.4: start 1585.167000, end 1960.250000
      title          : 00:26:25.167
    Chapter #0.5: start 1960.250000, end 2184.599000
      title          : 00:32:40.250
    Chapter #0.6: start 2184.599000, end 2536.033000
      title          : 00:36:24.599
    Chapter #0.7: start 2536.033000, end 2733.272000
      title          : 00:42:16.033
    Chapter #0.8: start 2733.272000, end 3302.507000
      title          : 00:45:33.272
    Chapter #0.9: start 3302.507000, end 3567.564000
      title          : 00:55:02.507
    Chapter #0.10: start 3567.564000, end 3973.428000
      title          : 00:59:27.564
    Chapter #0.11: start 3973.428000, end 4455.910000
      title          : 01:06:13.428
    Chapter #0.12: start 4455.910000, end 4753.040000
      title          : 01:14:15.910
    Chapter #0.13: start 4753.040000, end 5249.786000
      title          : 01:19:13.040
    Chapter #0.14: start 5249.786000, end 5544.789000
      title          : 01:27:29.786
    Chapter #0.15: start 5544.789000, end 6072.960000
      title          : 01:32:24.789
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x800 [SAR 1:1 DAR 12:5], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
      title          : ETRG
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 640 kb/s (default)
      title          : ETRG
[NULL @ 0x108810600] Unable to find a suitable output format for 'as'
as: Invalid argument
Unhandled exception in thread started by <unbound method Video.process_queue>
ERROR:pyTivo:Exception in pyTivo
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Applications/pyTivo/plugins/video/video.py", line 119, in process_queue
  File "/Applications/pyTivo/plugins/video/video.py", line 80, in push_one_file
    new_path = transcode.mp4_remux(f['path'], f['name'], f['tsn'])
  File "/Applications/pyTivo/plugins/video/transcode.py", line 709, in mp4_remux
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/John Wick.mkv.pyTivo-temp"
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:57:36] "GET /Movies/Big%20Driver.avi?Format=video%2Fmpeg HTTP/1.1" 206 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:36] Start sending "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Big Driver.avi" to DVR-A363
ffmpeg version 1.1-pytivo Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Jan  8 2013 15:00:31 with gcc 4.7.2 (MacPorts gcc47 4.7.2_2+universal)
  configuration: --prefix=/opt/local --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-libmp3lame --mandir=/opt/local/share/man --enable-pthreads --cc=/opt/local/bin/gcc-mp-4.7 --arch=x86_64 --enable-yasm --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-libx264 --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-postproc --enable-libx264
  libavutil      52. 13.100 / 52. 13.100
  libavcodec    54. 86.100 / 54. 86.100
  libavformat    54. 59.106 / 54. 59.106
  libavdevice    54.  3.102 / 54.  3.102
  libavfilter    3. 32.100 /  3. 32.100
  libswscale      2.  1.103 /  2.  1.103
  libswresample  0. 17.102 /  0. 17.102
  libpostproc    52.  2.100 / 52.  2.100
Input #0, avi, from '/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Big Driver.avi':
    comment        : RARBG.COM - Big.Driver.2014.HDTV.XviD.MP3-RARBG
    title          : RARBG.COM - Big.Driver.2014.HDTV.XviD.MP3-RARBG
    encoder        : Lavf56.9.100
  Duration: 01:25:16.82, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1222 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg4 (Simple Profile) (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p, 720x400 [SAR 80:81 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 23.98 tbn, 24k tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3 (U[0][0][0] / 0x0055), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16p, 128 kb/s
[NULL @ 0x109000000] Unable to find a suitable output format for 'as'
as: Invalid argument
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:57:36] Done sending "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Big Driver.avi" to DVR-A363, 0 bytes, 0.00 Mb/s
INFO:pyTivo: [10/Feb/2015 10:58:47] "GET /Movies/Felony.avi?Format=video%2Fmpeg HTTP/1.1" 206 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:58:47] Start sending "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Felony.avi" to DVR-A363
ffmpeg version 1.1-pytivo Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Jan  8 2013 15:00:31 with gcc 4.7.2 (MacPorts gcc47 4.7.2_2+universal)
  configuration: --prefix=/opt/local --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-libmp3lame --mandir=/opt/local/share/man --enable-pthreads --cc=/opt/local/bin/gcc-mp-4.7 --arch=x86_64 --enable-yasm --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-libx264 --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-swscale --enable-avfilter --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-postproc --enable-libx264
  libavutil      52. 13.100 / 52. 13.100
  libavcodec    54. 86.100 / 54. 86.100
  libavformat    54. 59.106 / 54. 59.106
  libavdevice    54.  3.102 / 54.  3.102
  libavfilter    3. 32.100 /  3. 32.100
  libswscale      2.  1.103 /  2.  1.103
  libswresample  0. 17.102 /  0. 17.102
  libpostproc    52.  2.100 / 52.  2.100
[mpeg4 @ 0x107851e00] Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected
Input #0, avi, from '/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Felony.avi':
  Duration: 01:47:08.63, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 910 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p, 640x272 [SAR 1:1 DAR 40:17], 23.98 tbr, 23.98 tbn, 23.98 tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3 (U[0][0][0] / 0x0055), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16p, 128 kb/s
[NULL @ 0x10784dc00] Unable to find a suitable output format for 'as'
as: Invalid argument
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[10/Feb/2015 10:58:47] Done sending "/Paul's Folder/Torrents/Movies/Felony.avi" to DVR-A363, 0 bytes, 0.00 Mb/s Thanks in advance,

Attached Files Terminal Saved Output.txt (8.9 KB)

Manual Video Quality Adjustment on Android App

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:07
Is it possible to turn the video quality down in the Android app when I am doing streaming from out of home? At work, the network speed isn't the best, and I would like to turn down the video quality so that the playback works better.

streaming on public wifi

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:33
For some reason, while on the road, i had connected to a public wifi (more specifically, my cable company's wifi where I have to log into with my credentials) . When I went to stream something from the tivo app on my iPhone, it was telling me I wasn't connected and the watch now function was grayed out. Is it because I was on a quasi public wifi spot?

Premiere large drive with external

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:06
Question for anyone with knowledge of this. Since the premiere can surpass the 2T threshold is it at all possible to take an existing smaller drive of 500g that has recorded shows on it that are spanned across an external WD 1T drive, copy the internal drive over to a 2T or better yet a 4T and still function? Will the tivo accept this size drive and still accept the external with the recordings still intact though would in essence create either a 3T or 5T setup or would a 1T internal still be the max allowable with this external to remain intact? There are reasons for me to not want to lose the external right now for my situation even though going directly from a 500 to a 4T and losing recordings would be another option that I'd like to avoid at this point. Just looking for advice on feasibility and options available.

Skip forward button behavior with Comcast on demand

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 06:22
I'm wondering if anyone has found a workaround for this one.....

When using the Roamio with Comcast on demand, if you accidentally press the 30 second skip forward button, the video jumps all the way to the end of the show. I find this irritating in the extreme because A) I am so used to using that button to skip commercials that I seem to always forget and press it at least once per on demand show and B) the max FF / RW slew speed (there really is only one speed) is VERY SLOW with Comcast on demand and it is tedious to get back to where you were.

I'm not sure what would be better.... maybe have an option to limit the function of the skip button so that it only worked (to jump to the next 15 minute marker) when you are currently fast forwarding or rewinding?


New Forum User / Tivo User

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:28
Hello All,

Like many of you, I decided to skip the cox $9/box charge and plan a Cablecard system. I've got the main entry point in to my home directly under my main TV and plan to use an XL4 tuner there. I also have the coax split, sent to a booster and then out to different ports in my house where I would like to use tivo minis. I have 5 cable cards (I think I only need 1) and 5 cisco tuning adapters from cox. My question is, do I need to use the tuning adapter since these devices are all moca ready? Also are there any other considerations for my planned setup? I actually wanted to buy an XL4 that I saw for sale here in the classifieds since I cannot seem to find what I need on ebay without getting in a bidding war while I'm at work but alas, I can't even PM anyone without 10 posts. *sigh* Anyway, I look forward to meeting some of you. I used to dabble in FTA a few years ago and their community was great. I have no doubts this community is the same from what I've read.


Mini pairing with wireless Roamio Basic

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 23:03
I currently have 2 Tivo Roamio Basic units. One of my Roamio Basics is ethernet wired. The other is not and receives it's signal wirelessly. If I buy a mini for a third TV will I be able to pair up the Mini with either one of my Basic Roamios (the wired and/or the wireless one)? The Mini will be wired by ethernet cable.

(I am not going to be using Moca networking).

Better Call Saul S1:E02 - 2/9/15 "Mijo"

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:10
Saul's brother has a mental illness in which he's afraid of electricity.

Web interface to view guide and manage recordings?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 22:04
Can I point my PC browser at my Roamio Plus LAN IP with a certain port or path to view the guide and set recordings? I know there are apps for mobile devices and BlueStacks may be an option, but I'd like to know if there is an interface that I can pull up directly on my desktop browser.

kmttg sligbox error

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 20:10
I have set everything in kmttg to capture from slingbox pro hd. No matter what I try I get the following error.

Capture to file failed: D:\kmttg\slingbox\Test
Exit code: 1
ffmpeg version N-63644-ge1bd40f Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers
built on May 31 2014 22:01:50 with gcc 4.8.2 (GCC)
configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --disable-w32threads --enable-avisynth --enable-bzlib --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-iconv --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libcaca --enable-libfreetype --enable-libgme --enable-libgsm --enable-libilbc --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libtwolame --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwavpack --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-decklink --enable-zlib
libavutil 52. 87.100 / 52. 87.100
libavcodec 55. 65.100 / 55. 65.100
libavformat 55. 42.100 / 55. 42.100
libavdevice 55. 13.101 / 55. 13.101
libavfilter 4. 5.100 / 4. 5.100
libswscale 2. 6.100 / 2. 6.100
libswresample 0. 19.100 / 0. 19.100
libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. at D:\kmttg\slingbox\rec2a.pl line 178.
pipe:: Invalid data found when processing input

Any suggestions what to try next?


Mon, 02/09/2015 - 18:51
Anybody watching this new show on HBO? It was created by Mark & Jay Duplass, and it centers around 4 people - a married couple (Brett & Michelle) with young kids whose marriage is slowly deteriorating and they don't quite know what to do about it, Brett's friend Alex, a struggling actor, and Michelle's sister Tina (Amanda Peet) - who all end up living together, and how they try to get back on their feet/rediscover themselves.

I'm really liking it so far - it's a dramedy in the truest sense of the word. Very slice of life. It's 4 episodes in on an 8-ep first season, and a second season has already been ordered.

New to Tivo

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:37
I just got my Tivo on thurs and I want to watch my favorites on youtube and I can`t sign in to youtube on the Tivo. Can any body help? When I go to youtybe it tells me to sign in and then it won`t let me. Can I watch my youtube channel that I have on my computer? The TiVo is a 2.0 and it belongs to the cable company. Midcontinent cable out of Siouxfalls SD. Thanks for the help.

Copy protected meaning of life

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:44
First off let me say as i newcomer to tivo from being a lifetime sat subscriber i am realizing what i missed over the years. I also understand the reasoning behind provider copy protection. I may not necessarily agree with it in its entirety but i understand it. What i am trying to understand is why if you have multiple tivo boxes A, B, C, etc. You can "record" a copy protected show on box A. "Record" a different copy protected show on box B. Same on C. The boxes can see each other on a network and you can "view" each show from a different box but not "transfer" any between boxes. I totally understand not being permitted to "transfer" to a pc, mobile device, etc but why would anyone care which box the content resided on as long as it stayed within the confines of the tivo system? Just one of the questions of the tivo world that has me baffled.

kmttg, pytivo, and mutiple accounts and Media Access Keys, MAK's

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:22
With two accounts under my name and two different MAK's.

1. If I download / transfer programs with kmttg or pytivo will I only be able to put .Tivo content back on the respective TiVo that the content was transferred from?

2. If the content is converted to mpeg with kmttg or pytivo will I then be able to put the programs back on either TiVo without a concern for the original MAK?

Back story...

I have a TiVo Roamio Plus at home in one state and another TiVo Roamio Plus at the condo I rent at my work location in another state.

One Roamio Plus is on Bright house and the other on Cox.

Both TiVo's were on the same account and had the same MAK, Medial Access Key. I could look at and stream from both TiVos with the apps on my iPhone and iPad.

In December I added TiVo Mini's to the mix. The Mini connected via Ethernet works well, but the Mini's connected via MoCA constantly lose the ability to see the Roamio Plus (at the same location).

To fix this problem TiVo Tech Support suggested that a second account be created to "separate" the Mini's that were / are in different locations.

Roamio Worth the Upgrade?

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:08
I currently have a Premiere with Lifetime subscription and an upgrade HDD (1TB). I'm thinking of moving over to the basic Roamio (I don't have a need for streaming to iPad, etc.) and Mini. I also have a Roku for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu that I would like to retire if I could.

Now that the Roamio has been out for a while, and now that the Premiere has had several updates since the Roamio came out, what is the consensus? Is it worth losing the Lifetime subscription and getting a Roamio + Mini? I would like to access Tivo on my bedroom television from time-to-time.

Are the Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu apps as good as their Roku counterpart? (Netflix and Amazon are dreadfully sluggish on Premiere.)