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simpler guide recording option

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:59
Right now if you have set up a season pass for a show through the guide you have about 7-8 button clicks to get through to do that plus in this process you are taken to a 2nd (entirely different) screen for the season pass setup and any show running in the video window is interrupted for a second or two.

Also right now to cancel a recording in the tv guide requires 8 button presses through a series of menus.

This seems like it could be drastically streamlined and should be right?

Well in WMC it works like this......

Press the record button once on a show in the guide and it records the episode.

Press it twice and it sets up a default season pass.

Press it again and you are back to square one. You have canceled.

Season Pass KAM options affect prior recordings?

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:19
I always thought that if you adjusted the "keep at most" number in an SP, that it only affected go-forward recordings. For instance change KAM set to 3, from 25. If you already have 5 episodes, it would leave the 5 and not record again until you are down to 2.

Apparently, though, that's not the behavior? I had an SP that was at "record all" and had 100+ episodes. Wanted to stop/slow the pace of recording additional episodes, so changed the KAM to 3 and it automatically deleted all but three of the unwatched episodes. I guess in hindsight, I should have just switched the SP to "new only" as there are no new episodes, only repeats.

software upgrade - network view

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:01
I saw a software update go by the wire. The Roamio just grabs a bunch of gzip packages via HTTP.

Code: Host port 8080
GET /TMS_US/static/SwSystem//$OS_VERSION/$PACKAGE-$VERSION.slice.gz?params Should be straightforward to block for those inclined.

It leaves these on the hard drive, and next boot it reassembles them for the kernel, root and slice file systems.

20.4.1 only:
Code: GZdlna
GZsmooth_streaming 20.4.1 / 20.3.8 USA, base roamio
Code: GZcore

Tivo fan replacement

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:30
Anyone have a source other than Weakness for fan replacements? Perhaps I'm just cheap but $20 plus shipping doesn't seem very affordable.

Changing mpeg2 program stream file to tivo file

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 23:34
I want to change a mpeg program file to a tivo file using videoredo. I get this when I try to save it "Tivo is only supported when the source file is also a tivo file'. How can get thisto save as a tivo file or can it be done?

Mini and lag?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:09
I am thinking about getting a Mini to replace my Premier, which is to me is extreme slow doing anything. I have a Roamio which is 10 times faster and more reliable than my premier is. Couple of questions.

1. When changing chennels is their a lot of lag time?
2. I lose 1 turner from my Roamio correct?
3. I can just hook it up to my Ethernet Network on Comcast?
4. Menus etc are they fast and fluid or slow as hell like the premier?
5. No cable card, but does that mean I will not get On Demand stuff?

I have a change to get a mini for $60 is why I am thinking of doing it.


Legend of Korra 7/25/14

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:23
Tonight, Nickelodeon's only airing one episode of Legend of Korra. The rest of the season (and probably season 4) will be released online only, no more airings on Nick. Starting August 1, they'll release new episodes online weekly.


kmttg - no demux files ... tivodecode failed

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:08
Hi, I am having a problem with SOME of my *.TiVo files... trying to convert them to some/any format that I don't need a subscription to watch. So, I've been using KMTTG... but with files that I've already transferred to my hard drive on my PC, I've been having problems ... again, just with SOME of them.

Forgive me if my formatting of the following log is not in keeping with the rules. I couldn't tell how to make a box around the log.

Thanks very much in advance for any and all help.



>> CREATING E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mp4.txt ...
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK -D -x "F:\media\tivo folder 99\prior to 2014\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).TiVo"
metadata job completed: 0:00:00
---DONE--- job=metadataTivo output=E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mp4.txt
>> DECRYPTING F:\media\tivo folder 99\prior to 2014\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).TiVo ...
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --no-verify --out "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" "F:\media\tivo folder 99\prior to 2014\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).TiVo"
tivodecode failed (exit code: 10 ) - check command: E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --no-verify --out "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" "F:\media\tivo folder 99\prior to 2014\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).TiVo"
TiVo Private Data : Unmatched Stream ID: No error
ts_handle_tivo_private_data failed: No error
processing frame: No error
Encryption by QUALCOMM ;)

>> Running projectx demux on E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg ...
java -Djava.awt.headless=true -jar E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\ProjectX\ProjectX.jar "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" -demux -out E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r
summary of created media files:
=> 0 bytes written...
-> we have 1 warnings/errors.
No demux output files found
demux failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: java -Djava.awt.headless=true -jar E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\ProjectX\ProjectX.jar "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" -demux -out E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r
>> ENCODING WITH PROFILE 'ff_tivo_hd' TO FILE E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mp4 ...
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -y -i "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" -threads 8 -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -flags +loop -coder ac -level 41 -b 8000k -refs 3 -bf 3 -me_method umh -subq 9 -me_range 16 -qmin 10 -qmax 50 -qscale 1 -g 24 -f mp4 "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mp4"
encoding failed (exit code: 1 ) - check command: E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -y -i "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg" -threads 8 -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -flags +loop -coder ac -level 41 -b 8000k -refs 3 -bf 3 -me_method umh -subq 9 -me_range 16 -qmin 10 -qmax 50 -qscale 1 -g 24 -f mp4 "E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mp4"
ffmpeg version N-53033-g56ba331 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
built on May 13 2013 22:18:29 with gcc 4.7.3 (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-libgsm --enable-libilbc --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-libvo-aacenc --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --enable-zlib
libavutil 52. 31.100 / 52. 31.100
libavcodec 55. 9.100 / 55. 9.100
libavformat 55. 7.100 / 55. 7.100
libavdevice 55. 0.100 / 55. 0.100
libavfilter 3. 65.100 / 3. 65.100
libswscale 2. 3.100 / 2. 3.100
libswresample 0. 17.102 / 0. 17.102
libpostproc 52. 3.100 / 52. 3.100
[mp3 @ 022bbe40] Format mp3 detected only with low score of 1, misdetection possible!
[mp3 @ 022b7740] Header missing
Last message repeated 1 times
[mp3 @ 022bbe40] decoding for stream 0 failed
[mp3 @ 022bbe40] Could not find codec parameters for stream 0 (Audio: mp1 (mp3), 0 channels, s16p): unspecified frame size
Consider increasing the value for the 'analyzeduration' and 'probesize' options
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\Whitney - ''Codependence Day'' (Recorded Jan 25, 2012, KOAA).mpg: could not find codec parameters

>> Running auto transfers for TiVo: DVR-DAAA
>> Getting Now Playing List from DVR-DAAA ...
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\soehl\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie7496893434122199792. tmp --url --output C:\Users\soehl\AppData\Local\Temp\NPL8164129264921739345.tmp
NPL job completed: 0:00:01
---DONE--- job=playlist tivo=DVR-DAAA
>> Continuing Now Playing List from DVR-DAAA (16/50)...
E:\ExecSW\kmttg_v1p0r\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\soehl\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie7496893434122199792. tmp --url --output C:\Users\soehl\AppData\Local\Temp\NPL8164129264921739345.tmp
NPL job completed: 0:00:02
---DONE--- job=playlist tivo=DVR-DAAA

Jointly purchasing a property with other family members

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:19
I'm looking for some general thoughts on joint purchase of a single property by several people -- my siblings and I, to be precise. (I know there are some threads adjacent to this topic, like dthmj's saga thread, but I think this is a slightly different issue.)

Disclaimer: I'm aware that we will likely need actual legal help with this. I am not seeking to use TCF as a proxy for a real attorney. I am just looking for some general thoughts from anyone with experience doing this.

Background: My sisters and I may have the opportunity to jointly purchase a vacation home in a location where my family has been taking summer vacations for literally my entire life. Our intent is that this would eventually be a multigenerational family vacation home, which is common for other properties in this area. The cost is such that it would be impractical for any one of us to make the purchase ourselves; a joint purchase removes that restriction. And we really do all want to share ownership. This will be a family asset. (Again, this is common in the area in question. Our neighbors there share the property among five generations of their family!)

Questions: This opportunity may come and go quickly, so we are trying to get grounded on the mechanics of making a purchase this way as fast as possible. (I'm not worried about the arrangements after the purchase for now, such as who pays for what maintenance, and so on.) I have no idea how to set ourselves up to do it. For example, what name(s) would be on the mortgage? The tax records? Does it have to be one of us (and if so, how do the others legally participate), or can it be all of us? Or do we need to set up a corporation of some sort to be the legal owner, and then we all have a stake in that? How does insurance and liability work?

Again, we will consult appropriate legal help for all this. But I'd be grateful for any informal knowledge or advice from TCF to help me start thinking about this properly. Has anyone here done something like this?


Putting shows on DVD with DVD Recorder

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:07
I had a Humax Tivo and loved it. I put shows on DVDs for my oldest son while he was in college. He is out of college and a naval aviator in San Diego and on his own so I thought I could upgrade to a nice Tivo Roamio. Well....he is getting deployed next month and has given me a long list of shows he wants recorded and mailed to him while on the ship. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I don't have the old Tivo hooked up anymore. So here are my choices: I do have a DVD recorder that I could hook up to the Roamio but I cannot find anything that would enable me to put a recording on another device on the Roamio menu (even with my ancient Tivo2 before the Humax, you had the "Save to VCR" option), I could have the DVD recorder record live tv and schedule the recordings which would be a pain as I would have to find out every week which shows plays at what time....or....I can hook up my old Humax Tivo to another TV :oand have to keep my Verizon FIOS box which I was planning on getting rid of since I have a cable card in my Roamio. I'm not the savviest technology expert so I can't do an elaborate set up. I also do not have a computer with a DVD writer any longer, just a laptop with Windows 8 or an Ipad (if that were the route I had to go). Thank you for any help anyone can offer.

Can Tivo stream content outside the USA

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:31
I'm traveling abroad right now and can't seem to connect to my Tivo stream from Brazil. All I get is "a network error occurred". I've tried on several wireless networks but I can't even establish a connection. Is there something in the IP addressing preventing me from connecting to discourage viewing US content outside the US?

The Almighty Johnsons

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:30
The show starts tonight on SyFy but with the 3rd episode, not sure why so I watched the first episode on Amazon for free just to get a idea of what it's about. Looks to be a fun show but check it out for yourself.
Here is the link.


The Bridge Season 2 (spoilers to current episodes)

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:00
No discussion yet? ok then I'll start it.

With the new direction the series has taken in going to a more character driven and less procedural bent, I'm not 100% sure they have found their way.

With 2 episodes in so far I'm ok with some of the changes, at times it feels like I can invest more into the show, but there are some things that I really miss.

Having lost Marco's family I'm having a lot harder of a time connecting with him, and Sonya sleeping with her sisters attackers brother just came out of nowhere, and they have softened her up a lot, she seems to have lost a lot of that quirkiness I found endearing.

What seems trivial and bothers me the most so far is Demian Bichir's inconsistent accent, in S1 his english was very consistently accented, but in S2 it's all over the map, sometimes there's almost no trace of accent in his english. I've seen the actor in other roles being very fluent in english so I'm not sure where the inconsistency is creeping in from.

Big Brother 7/24/2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:55
Hopefully that's the last bit of exploitation of the death of that old man from CBS, Julie, Frankie, and Derrick.

GSOD on tivoHd- can I buy Roamio and keep 12.95/mnth?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:24
Hi all-

Came home last night to find the green screen of death on my 7 yr old TivoHD. I have the 12.95 month to month. I looked at the Roamio today and on Amazon it's $30 cheaper and I get free 2 day ship. We use the TiVo for the excellent guide and time shift- we don't keep a lot we just watch at our leisure. The TiVo site offers me as an existing subscriber the Roamio for 199 and the 12.99 m to m. If I buy the unit on Amazon can I keep the 12.99 when I call to activate and then cancel my old unit? Thanks!


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Wishes with Captivating Rakhi Gifts are sure to melt any heart

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:33
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Swapping drives in a Roamio

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:14
I swapped out a 1gb drive from Roamio Plus with a 3tb drive I had previously in a Roamio basic. Thought it went ok until I realized none of the recordings I had set were recording. By chance I went into the sys info screen and found that the TSN was missing??

When I did the swap it all worked until the last boot (box had to download a software update) but when it came up it told me there was hardware problem and I would need to reboot the Tivo. Do so and until now I thought I was ok until I found it wasn't recording anything.

I'm doing a clear an reset and see if that helps. Has anyone else seen this before?

HDMI roamio basic fix? Still broke after the summer update.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:10
I had my roamio basic for about 4 months, and one day after coming home from work with the same television the hdmi was not outputting. The television was not updated so whatever was working for the past 4 months all of a sudden does not.

What are my options? I really don't consider an external HDMI adapter as a fix. The UI is nice and all but im not too far from just going with comcast's DVR. I dropped another 20 bucks on the weekness composite cables just to get crappy rca video so thats OK for now but its got all sorts of buzzing which sucks some more. Thanks for any helpful comments.

Bug report: Aspect Correction Mode switches from Panel to Full

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:25
Since getting the Summer 2014 software update, I've noticed a bug with the aspect correction mode setting. I have it set to Panel on a 16:9 display. After 24 hours, the video changes to Full aspect, but still displays the setting as Panel. Every time I reset it, it switches back to Full a day later.

I prefer Panel when viewing old SD programs so they don't get stretched horizontally.