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Faster Streaming with 20.4.2

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:49
Not sure what was done with the software, but it seems like my stream starts a lot faster now. Kudos to the development team. :)

The Last Ship "El Toro" (7/20/14) [SPOILERS!]

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:23
Okay, I know that they had to go back. And I know that US military personnel are well trained and Jayne's a good street fighter, etc. But, going back with 3 unarmed guys against 13 heavily armed hombres, doesn't make good tactical sense. Go back to the ship, get the spec ops guy and an overwhelming force, return and kick El Guapo's ass!

Of course, then the commander couldn't go all Jim Kirk, disobey the Prime Directive and be the hero. There was some violent stuff in that take down, though.

I was wondering how they were going to solve the dilemma of leaving that scumbag alive. Problem solved!

What's the tag line, "Find the cure, save the world"?

I realize that they're probably shooting the shipboard scenes and B unit stuff first, but still, Michael Bay must be writing a pretty big check to Uncle Sammy for the use of that boat.

WTB USB RF dongle for premiere/mini

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:04
Anyone have a usb dongle from the slide pro remote that you do not need? Looking to use my roamio rf remote with my premiere. Would you take $10 + shipping?

Thanks,
Jeff

"Hybrid" season pass option?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:17
Anyone know if this is possible, or if it's on the feature road map?

I'd like a "Hybrid" season pass for shows that get ran back to back to back to back, etc... Like Pawn Stars.

For example, I'd like the Roamio to keep 10 episodes of Pawn Stars. The New/First Run episodes would be kept until I delete and then the DVR could fill up the balance of 10 episodes with reruns.

In the Pawn Stars example, the new episodes come on Thursday night. Then the show frequently runs for a good part of the day on Friday and sometimes on Saturday. My current setting of "Record new and repeat" episodes knocks the new episodes out in favor of repeats by the time I decide to watch them on Sunday or Monday.

To fix this I have to choose to only record new episodes only, and then can't get my glut of repeats in should I decide to watch those as well. I haven't tried setting up two season passes with different delete rules (I don't even know if this is possible - two season passes for the same show.)

Premiere Rebooting

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 18:49
Been having a Reboot once a week so far ever since Summer update. Anyone else having this happen?

Tivo desktop files not showing up on Tivo

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 18:37
When I bring up Tivo Desktop I can transfer files that are on the Tivo to my computer (into the My Tivo Recording) directory. But when I go to the now playing list on the Tivo and look under my computer the files don't show up? Any ideas how to troubleshoot/fix this?

johng

An unknown error occured

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:23
Was on vacation far from home the last 2 weeks so got ample opportunities to try OOH streaming. Must say it got very annoying at times. I got this infamous error more times than I care to count:
Problem Streaming
An unknown error occured.

What makes it more annoying is right after getting the error I'd go back and start stream right away again and it would continue without issue for a while but then eventually give me the error again.
Also, most of the time the video quality was only 2 or 3 bars giving me a fuzzy picture. Switching to Slingbox using the same connection would give me much better picture quality after letting the stream buffer for 30 seconds or so. But using Slingbox trick play to skip commercials was very annoying as well due to the latency involved, but at least the Slingbox was reliable in terms of connection and video quality unlike the Stream.

So overall I was quite disappointed with OOH Stream and glad I had Slingbox available as an alternative. I wish my experience had been more favorable but there you have it. I could almost tolerate/forgive the fuzzy picture over shaky connections, but the "Unknown error" made it unbearable.

P.S. I did also try using downloads instead of streaming on a couple of occasions, however the download speeds @medium quality were < 1 Mbps and estimated download time for a 1 hour show was on the order of 1.5 hours, so that wasn't really practical.

Sharp TV powers Tivo off

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 17:13
How do I get Tivo to stay on when I power my sharp TV off? Tivo automatically powers down when I turn off my TV so I have to wait for it to reboot every time I turn my TV on which takes several minutes. Appreciate any help.

Western Digital WD10EURX 1TB 64MB Cache

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 16:13
http://www.ebay.com/itm/191235527900...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

There or 1tb drive Manufacturer refurbished $39.99 free S&H

Not a bad price.

HME Lessons Learned

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:07
I've tried to write down most of the HME quirks I've learned over the past couple of years working on Enter Webz in hopes that they could help others.

I've documented them all at the hmedev.wikidot.com wiki on the page HME Lessons Learned
Right now it has all the stuff that was on my mind: Stream Resource URL issues, moyekj's Video and Youtube launching discoveries, Video scaling, and details of launching an application as stream.

It may not yet have everything I've included in the V49BApplication classes I posted before (and still haven't transferred to the wiki). But it's some of the bigger subjects.

I'll add to it as I remember or learn more. Please do the same ;]

Remote to control Tivo app running on iPad

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:59
Is there an app for the iphone or an actual remote that lets you control the Tivo app running on the iPad? I realize you can do so by touching the iPad itself but would like to control it from a distance like with a traditional remote.

Thanks for any help.

20.4.2 shortcuts/easter eggs

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:53
Admin, please delete this thread. My mistake.

Who Do You Think You Are - WDYTYA - Season 5 - Spoilers OK

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:40
My SP for Who Do You Think You Are on The Learning Channel (which I toyed with deleting several times because I thought the series had run it's course) has picked up new episodes beginning Wed, July 23rd at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT. It looks like there are past episodes running that day leading up to that (and several between now and then) if you've missed any.

The first this season is Cynthia Nixon and then Jesse Tyler Ferguson (those are the only two in my guide data at this point).

Certainly not Must See fare for me, but I do enjoy them once in a while during dry times.

Who Do You Think You Are - WDYTYA - Season 5

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:38
My SP for Who Do You Think You Are on The Learning Channel (which I toyed with deleting several times because I thought the series had run it's course) has picked up new episodes beginning Wed, July 23rd at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT. It looks like there are past episodes running that day leading up to that (and several between now and then) if you've missed any.

The first this season is Cynthia Nixon and then Jesse Tyler Ferguson (those are the only two in my guide data at this point).

Certainly not Must See fare for me, but I do enjoy them once in a while during dry times.

Roamio Access to FIOS on Demand?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 12:31
I'm wondering if there's any way to set up Roamio and Mini so that you can still access the FIOS On Demand? Could I split the line? Or is there any hope that this will be available normally anytime soon? We like to use mini to go back and see what shows we missed recording that we might want to watch.

pyTivo error #86 on pull

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:39
So I was going thru yesterday and scheduling a bunch of things to pull (so that I can watch from the app) and my internet connection died.

I rebooted my router and the Comcast router and the connection came up, but the blue transfer light stayed on and the Premiere XL4 still thought it was transferring one of the shows. I killed that transfer from the Tivo side and then went thru the pending recordings and killed the other one that it was aware of.

Now when I try to do a pull I get the error #86 that basically says it can't do it at this time. I rebooted all the Tivos and the internet, router, etc and it still gets this message. I've also updated pytivo.

Push recordings work just fine. My season passes work just fine. I let it sit overnight to see if it needed to flush something out but it still doesn't work. I also rebooted everything again just to make sure.

Any ideas? Below is the log

Code: INFO:pyTivo:Last modified: Sun Jul 20 10:24:15 2014
INFO:pyTivo:Python: 2.6.6
INFO:pyTivo:System: Windows-post2008Server-6.2.9200
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Scanning for TiVos...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:LR Elite
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:BR Premiere
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Announcing shares...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: Music Share
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: Video Share
INFO:pyTivo:pyTivo is ready.
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:45] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryCo
ntainer&Container=Music%20Share&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1"
200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryCo
ntainer&Container=Video%20Share&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&F
ilter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mp
eg,video%2F*&SerialNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:32:59] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:00] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryCo
ntainer&Container=Video%20Share&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&A
nchorItem=%2FVideo%2520Share%2FIn.The.Flesh.S02E01.HDTV.x264-RiVER.mpg&AnchorOff
set=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx
-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:00] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQu
ery&Container=Video%20Share&File=%2FIn.The.Flesh.S02E01.HDTV.x264-RiVER.mpg&Seri
alNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:00] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryCo
ntainer&Container=Video%20Share&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&A
nchorItem=%2FVideo%2520Share%2FIn.The.Flesh.S02E01.HDTV.x264-RiVER.mpg&AnchorOff
set=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx
-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQu
ery&Container=Video%20Share&File=%2FIn.The.Flesh.S02E01.HDTV.x264-RiVER.mpg&Seri
alNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryCo
ntainer&Container=Video%20Share&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&A
nchorItem=%2FVideo%2520Share%2FIn.The.Flesh.S02E01.HDTV.x264-RiVER.mpg&AnchorOff
set=-7&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx
-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=7582001901F0352 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.4 [20/Jul/2014 10:33:12] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFo
rmats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -

R.I.P. James Garner

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 08:33
This one really hurts. I grew up with Maverick and I've seen every episode of The Rockford Files at least 10 times. I can easily play the opening music in my head. The same pleasure goes for his western movies like Support Your Local Gunfighter/Sheriff.

I noticed in his obit that he was married for 58 years (to the same wife). That has to be a Hollywood record. It tells me that he was likely much the same offscreen as on - a really good guy.

They just don't make 'em like him anymore.

pyTivo web-app for Amahi - Announcement

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 01:01
I just worked with one of the admins over at Amahi. We wrote (mostly the admin) a pyTivo web-app for Amahi.

http://www.amahi.org/apps/pytivo

For those not familiar with Amahi, it's just a Linux (currently Fedora) based home server software. It has a really clean web-interface and makes it really simple to install a variety of linux software for your home server.

Right now, the pyTivo app does not include the tivodecode binary. We will also be adding vidmgr in the coming days. If you are interested in testing this app, just request access on the amahi site.

Can't Pause Live TV on SD Channels

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:26
My tivo is on the latest 20.4.2 update. When I pause live tv on a sd channel, it unpauses after about a second. :down:

Satisfaction - the new Hung?

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 19:08
Just watched this today and my first reaction was that this is going to be another version of Hung, but with better acting and writing. The main difference being that the main character isn't pimping himself out because he's out of work but rather in spite of it and the fact that his wife is cheating on him. I'm hoping the plot gets better, but I still liked it better than Hung, which I found to be more than a little quirky. At least Matt Passmore's potential pimp seems to have a brain.

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