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Am I a Good Man?

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 07:43
We have a teaser trailer and, at last, a date, for the next chapter in the Doctor Who saga!

Peter Capaldi and co will launch on August 23rd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzgoB8pXuc

Some TS .TiVo files won't open with VRD v4.21.6.674

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:27
Some TS .TiVo files won't open with VRD v4.21.6.674

I download in Transport Stream format to maintain Closed Captions, make the files easier to edit and for easier streaming/Pulls w/pyTivo. After download I run qsfix and when that started failing on some of my downloads recorded on my Roamio I investigated further.

They play with no problem on both of my TiVo's (Roamio Basic and 2-tuner Premiere).
They work fine when downloaded as Program Stream.
I have restarted my TiVos, no help.
I can transfer the recordings from my Roamio to my 2-tuner Premiere and have the same problem after downloading from it.
I have TiVoDesktop Plus v2.8.3 installed.

These downloads (some PBS and other non-encrypted OTA channels) appear to be encoded incorrectly to TS by the TiVo's.
They appear to have no video.
Windows Media Player v12 takes over a minute to load the Transport Stream .TiVo files and then plays only audio/no video.
VRD fails to open the files with the error message "Video program stream not found".
Pavtube Video Converter opens the files, but shows unknown Video Resolution and Bitrate and won't convert them.
MediaInfo shows the following;
Code:

General
ID : 1 (0x1)
Complete name : C:\kmttgOUT\Road Trip With Huell Howser\Road Trip With Huell Howser - Seabiscuit.TiVo
Format : MPEG-TS
File size : 4.81 GiB
Duration : 1h 0mn
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 11.5 Mbps

Video
ID : 3553 (0xDE1)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : MPEG Video
Codec ID : 2
Compression mode : Lossy
Encryption : Encrypted

Audio
ID : 3554 (0xDE2)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID : 129
Compression mode : Lossy
Encryption : Encrypted

Here's the VRD log set to Medium debug level trying to open one of them;
Code:

2014-02-15 21:01:47 Decoder support lib: 7.0 build 205.58, ippvcp8_l.lib+
2014-02-15 21:01:47 Image support lib: 7.0 build 205.58, ippvcp8_l.lib+
2014-02-15 21:01:48 VideoReDo TVSuite started. Licensed to: ##-######-######, Version: 4.21.6.674 - Jan 23 2014, AVP On (00cf0070-1258}
2014-02-15 21:01:48 Checking reg: 120
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS -> PAT shows program_number: 1, PMT PID: x64
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS ReadProgramMapTables, seeking to: 1721534173
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS ReadProgramMapTables, seeking to: 3443068346
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de1, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x02, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de2, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x81, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 TS->program Info Descriptor: PID:x de3, Program_number: 1, Stream Type:x97, Version: 31
2014-02-15 21:01:58 Remaining Program Map entries
Program_number: 1, PMTPid: x64, Elem PID: xDE1, Count: 105912, MPEG2 Video
Program_number: 1, PMTPid: x64, Elem PID: xDE2, Count: 3719, AC-3 Audio
Program_number: 1, PMTPid: x64, Elem PID: xDE3, Count: 28, Unknown: 151
2014-02-15 21:01:58
***** Loading: C:\kmttgOUT\Road Trip With Huell Howser\Road Trip With Huell Howser - Seabiscuit.TiVo

2014-02-15 21:01:58 Creating DVR-MS reader.
2014-02-15 21:01:58 Open DVR-MS file.
2014-02-15 21:02:02 Unable to open file: C:\kmttgOUT\Road Trip With Huell Howser\Road Trip With Huell Howser - Seabiscuit.TiVo, <Video program stream not found.>

Roamio, new unit, unusable due to reboots

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:19
I received my new Roamio unit yesterday and set it up last night. Upon powering it up, it got about half way through setup and I had to stop because I didn't have internet access.

This evening, I was able to get internet working after much frustration. I turned on the TV, set the HDMI switch to the TiVo and it was still on the screen asking me to select the internet connection type. So, no reboots up until this point.

I selected ethernet and continued with the setup. The Roamio wanted to do an update, so I let it do the update. After the update completed (I think?) it rebooted. I suppose this was OK, maybe it was planned, maybe not.

After rebooting, the unit made it to the mishmash startup video of the TiVo guy doin his thing stompin around and zapping stuff with lightning. And it rebooted. It got back to the mishmash video, and rebooted again. It got back to the mishmash, and I hit the TiVo button which brought it to some setup screen. Then it rebooted. Same thing, mishmash, TiVo button, setup screen. It has rebooted probably 10-20 times in the last 15 to 20 minutes.

Any chance of fixing it? Or should I just return it to Amazon? I can go down the street tomorrow and pick one up from Frys, at least I think they're in stock. Not 100% certain.

Is there a way to force the update? Can I pull the hard drive and format it without voiding warranty?

Separate question. I bought a 2 TB drive for a S3 a few years ago and then immediately switched to U-Verse. That drive was a WD drive and needed some special setup utility to be run on it so that it wouldn't spin down during startup. I never ran that utility. Can I put that drive in my TiVo and use it without running that utility?

Left D*, Recover Recordings from HR21-700?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:31
Hi, I just recently left D*, but they told me to send in only the access card, not the HR21-700. Is there any use for the HD DVR other than as a boat anchor? E.g., any way to recover the movies I have already recorded on the drive?

How to playback recorded shows

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:12
Two. Can't find a list of recordings to playback. Recorded one show as a test but ...

TiVo Priority Update Page is LIVE for 20.4.2 (Summer Update)

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:58
It's back up. Just noticed some mentions in other threads of the recent Youtube video posted for the 3-column My Shows and decided to check the Priority page. It's now LIVE.

http://www.tivo.com/priority

HELP Input Won't Come Up On Screen

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:37
TiVo Two. FINALLY hooked up. Worked when he left. Next day, didn't work -- only static on screen, so installer showed me the steps:

* Use TV remote to turn TV on (not yet programmed into TiVo remote)

* Push Input button

* Choose Input 2

* Push Guide

We tested it, worked fine. Shut TV with TV remote last night. Woke up, used TV remote to turn it on, had picture and sound. I changed channels -- with TV remote -- and that fu**ed it all up.

Guide didn't work nor did Input. I shut it off via TV remote, waited a minute, then turned it on. STATIC. No buttons worked. Input, Guide, Info, etc.

My guy won't be back until Monday and had today off. I really don't want to wait until Monday afternoon to watch TV (I'm in a nursing home and NEED the TV to work).

So, any ideas how I can get it to work? He came in Thursday, turned it on saw static, hit Input and all was fine. I feel I'm missing a step but have amnesia so that's my excuse (!).

Option to display other DVRs at top

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:00
This may be a bigger problem on the Roamio Pro than other DVRs, but having other available DVRs listed at the end of the My Shows list is a bit annoying. I know which DVR certain programs record on and would like to be able to just hit "right" once I'm on the My Shows list to get the list on the other DVR. As it is, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, which is already several pages long (after having the 2 Pros for a month) and keeps getting longer. It would be soooo much easier if the other DVR were at the top of the list (as an option, at least).

Help! Is there any way at all to record

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:59
from a paused point? I know kmttg doesn't allow it anymore but is there a way around that? Either with kmttg or another program?

New CNBC Documentary on Amazon.com

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:56
Since there's no way to have a season pass for the CNBC documentaries, here is your alert! "Amazon Rising" starts Sunday and looks pretty good.

FIOS specific question

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 08:48
I want to set up my TiVo Mini in the back yard to project onto a screen. I have a question about the FIOS outdoor box.

If I split the coax coming out of that and send 1 back into the house as it is now and run the second into the backyard, would my mini get a signal to connect to the Roamio in the house via MOCA?

Thanks.

Can someone explain this code thing to me?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 01:51
So, It's time to add lifetime service to my Roamio Plus, a mini, and I want to buy another mini with lifetime.

I checked out ebay to see if anyone had any deals and instead there are a million people selling "codes" for lifetime membership or something like that

I'm not sure what it is.

I've been with tivo since the beginning. never heard of this before.

is it something illegal? or technically legal, but tivo's not happy about it? is tivo supportive? what is it???

gif attachments

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 01:01
When I post a screen grab as an attachment, it comes in gif or png (because its graphics). But when Uploading it, it gets converted by the server script to .jpg. The result can look very fuzzy or bad.

Can this be reconfigured so gif's remain gif's? The usual explanation, that that feature does not exist, should not apply, since JPEG conversion, would be the extra future. Just need it to stop modifying all image types.

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out at 'The View'

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:50
Quote: Sherri Shepherd will no longer be part of The View -- and Jenny McCarthy is leaving as well.

"It's been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and (executive producer) Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity," Shepherd said in a statement to The Wrap. "I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/t...view/11437147/

Scanning for Channels (OTA)

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:26
Whenever I scan for channels OTA I never get any more channels after about 50% but the 2nd 50% of the scan takes about 30-45 minutes to do.

If I hit "CLEAR to cancel" does that cancel the channels already scanned to that point or does it just cancel finding any channels in addition to those already found by the current scanning process?

I don't want to hit cancel and lose my currently new scanned channels I just want to stop wasting 45 minutes on not finding new channels.

Does anyone have any gems of wisdom regarding this action?

Taxi Brooklyn

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:26
OK, I admit I only watched around 2/3 of it last night.. (I will watch the rest.)

But it seems very strange to make a TV version of a 10 year old movie that most people *think* of as a big flop (but looking it up on imdb, I found a story about flops from 10 years ago, and it said it actually did halfways decent).. and they reversed the genders of the characters.

The actress who plays the main character, Chyler Leigh, is the main reason to watch the show. (She totally reminds me of Molly Ringwald, but when I really compare them, they don't look THAT much alike.) Looking through Chyler's previous roles, the only one I remember her from was "That 80s show", and even that took some old memory paging in!

html Remote

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:05
I have a few devices that can't run a Tivo remote, so I made a basic remote that runs from a cgi web server, and hopefully controllable by the average web browser.

I know ABCD keys should be added, though I'm unfamiliar with the new 'BACK' key. If someone tells me it's useful, I'll switch to that layout at the same time.

The codebase is really small and simple so anyone should be able to customize.

Requires:
Perl
webserver w/CGI
Tested on OS X and BSD

TODO:
Move to stand alone web server
Add ABCD keys
Multi Tivo Support
Closed Captioning
Keyboard
Attached Images Remote Screenshot.jpg (40.3 KB) Attached Files htmlRemote.zip (71.6 KB)

Host ID not changing??

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:52
Technicians out again today. Now they think the reason my TIVO is not working is because the HOST ID is not changing?? They said when they insert new cards in the TIVO that the host ID is supposed to change each time. However, it remains the same. They said they could put a million cards in there but if the host id is not changing then it will never work??? However, when another technician (a week ago) noticed the number was not changing the pairing person on the phone told him that it was not supposed to change. It would remain the same. Have any of you heard of that? Is that number supposed to change? I'm beginning to think they will never figure out what is going on. They will not listen to me when I mention the conditional access menu and how the values must look. Anyway, I need to know if there is a possibility that they are on to something. Or if we will end up looking for another solution.......

ETA: My problem now is that I only have some of my channels. I'm missing a whole tier. I had all the channels for one night. Then the next morning a ton of channels were missing. The values have never added up. They are Con: YES, VAL: ? Auth: and FWK (something like that) a

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