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C++/Windows TiVoServer and TiVoClient software.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:20
I decided I wanted to write my own transfer programs in C++ to transfer files from the TiVo to my PC and from the PC back to the TiVo.

Transferring from the TiVo to the PC is pretty straightforward.
1. Listen for Beacons to find the tivo servers.
2. Visit the /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=/ url to get a list of containers.
3. Using the TiVo MAK for http authentication, Parse the appropriate containers.
4. select and transfer a file from the URL in the container, store it as a .TiVo file.
5. optionally use tivodecode and the MAK to convert the .tivo file to a .mpg file.
6. optionally use ffmpeg to convert/transcode the .mpg to a different container format.

I'm having a problem letting the TiVo pull files back from the PC.

I broadcast beacons.
The Tivo connects and gets the "/" container.
I can browse the container under the "/" from my tivo.
I can transfer .tivo files back tot he tivo just fine. (just sending the file via http)
I am using the latest version of ffmpeg for container muxing.
I can transfer files that I'm not transcoding just fine. eg "-vcodec copy -acodec copy"

My problem happens on any file that ffmpeg is transcoding. The tivo resets the TCP connection anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes into the transfer.

I've compared ffmpeg command lines with what pyTiVo is using, and gone so far as to exactly duplicate the command, but I'm still getting the issue.

because the transfer is happening fast than realtime, the video is failing anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes in. On the same video, it does not happen at the same frame in multiple tests.

Can anyone tell me why the tcp connection is getting reset?

HELP. Someone with a premiere and the DIY channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:09
Can someone here help me record a show tonight? My TiVo is down and I need to get this show into my computer.
It's a show called I Want That on the DIY channel

May 01, 2013
11:30 PM e/p

I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks

Mike

Love my TiVo Premeire, but was playing with my friend's DirecTV...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:57
I was totally shocked that the latest DirecTV has 5 tuners is so smoking fast! The search features and the size of the hard drive were actually pretty impressive as well.

Can someone explain to me, in layman's terms, why their DVR is so fast and TiVo's Premiere continues to be so slow? Their menus all seemed to be Hi-Def as well.

Just wondering....

test

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:42
someone reply to this test.

Wanna Chat With Your DVR?

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:29
According to Variety, DirecTV has been working on a Nuance-powered iPhone app to bring speech recognition to HR24 and newer set-top boxes. My initial reaction was that it’s nothing more than a clever, but not very practical, application of Siri-like skills. Yet, upon reflection, being able to change channel via station name, rather than researching a corresponding [...]

HIMYM - Bro Mitzvah - S08E22 - OAD 04292013 SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 09:44
Anybody watch it? I really liked it.

I didn't see the Karate Kid twist at the end coming.

Hope the rest of the episodes are this good.

Problems with audio, guide, tivo recorded shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 08:30
So my S3 is on the fritz. I have lifetime on it and don't have the $$ for a new tivo. I run farifax va fios with cable cards.

I have 2 kids and this the primary tv distribution product so I need to fix it.

Problems escalated last night.
I had audio dropouts on recorded shows and live shows.
Then I let it sit for a while and didn't touch it.
Then it worked for a few hours later that evening.
Then this morning, almost total non responsive to the remote.
There were no shows listed in the saved list.

I had guide problems and interface problems where I haven't been able to change channels or select a recorded show.
I finally got on a cartoon network but I couldn't do much else.

I think I have narrowed the list down to. I'm not very handy.
a. hard drive issue
b. power supply
c. capactictor
d. verizon line trouble
e. cable card
f. coax into box from street
g. external hard drive (western digital 500gb hooked up thru esata)


I understand that e-g are the least likely reasons for the trouble but are the easiest to test.

I'm less concerned about shows that I might lose that I have already recorded.


1. My first question is if I disconnect the external hard drive, will the tivo work? (IF that were the problem)

2. If I bought a tivo series 3 on craigslist for $50, could I just use it for parts like power supply, capatictors to repair my nonfunctioning tivo series 3.

Thank you in advance,
jctivo

shark tank 4/26/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 07:14
i swear there's something out in the ocean right now using the energy of the waves to power stuff?

i wonder if he asked for less money if they would have given it to them.

i'm amazed mr wonderful wouldnt support a hometown girl. if he's from there why doesnt he have the funny accent too?

they really jumped at the bobber and i would have loved to hear lori's offer. i do hate when the other guys say answer in X seconds and stuff like that. but people have pulled their offers before so you really do have to act now

the belt seems neat but isnt that a bit noisy? i'm sure it doesnt matter unless you are getting dressed in a quiet room though.

Hollywood Movies.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 03:53
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Robb & Laura on set. Mind blown!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 00:46
My mind is blown on this photo of the behind the scenes shooting The Dick Van Dyke Show!


Click to embiggen
http://www.shorpy.com/node/15190?size=_original#caption


Wow!

Who knew:
  • They filmed with three cameras before a live audience.
  • They filmed in Hollywood - not New York.
  • Those were all stage sets. They looked so real!

It looks like Jerry Paris is in costume to be Dr. Jerry Helpern.

You can see that this set is on the left of the stage. I'll bet the living room is in the center and the kitchen is on the right. Maybe with the Alan Brady Show writers office in there somewhere.
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New Build Wiring for Premiere4XL & Mini's?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 23:05
Our new build wiring consists of 1 Coax & 1 Cat6 to each location.
We really design it with a strict budget & the promise from TiVo or others of a whole house DVR/Independent TV watching strategy in mind.

So, we first thing is that we want to be able to send 2 signals from the P4XL to 2 secondary rooms.

Questions:
1) Can the Mini's receive & pass along to TV - HiDef 1080i/1080p video via the coax or Cat6? If so, which is the prefer method?

2) Do I need an HDMI in there somewhere?

3) If I want to control remotely & put the Mini's & P4XL into a central closet, is it better to do RF or IR remotes?

4) Can the remote signal transmitted via the same coax or Cat6 above?

Appreciate any feedback!

A few channels not tuning.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 22:15
No tuning adapter. Two TivoHDs and a TV with cable cards from Comcast. 3 HD channels WGNHD, MASNHD, AND MASN2HD will come in and then go out - Tivo then says no signal. Then the channels will come back - sometime in minutes sometimes hours.

Comcast has replaced the cable cards in all three - waste of time, since they all showed the same channels dropping.

Now a supervisor is telling me that it is a frequency problem at the headend, and it is affecting a number of Alexandria, VA viewers. But, they are working on it. I doubt this since these channels all carry baseballs games, and if folks could not get the Nationals or Cubs, there would be some chatter.

Today another channel dropped ESPNNEWSHD and came back and dropped again.

This has been going on for a month or more.

Anyone else experiencing problems like this??

Community "Basic Human Anatomy" S04E11 04/25/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 21:22
I thought this was a great episode. There have been some really stellar ones this season.

Donald Glover did an amazing job mimicking Abed's mannerisms and speech patterns. Troy isn't as obvious, but Danny Pudo got a few of his signatures like looking off into space. The split scenes in the lost and found vs at the lunch were great.

I love Annie vs. Shirley for valedictorian. And Annie lusting after Dean because he was acting like Jeff was great.

Plus, no Chang and minimal Pierce. :up:

Premiere 4 keeps rebooting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:59
Out of the blue, our tivo Premiere started to reboot constantly. Bought replacement Premiere and still keeps rebooting following and/or during downloads. Bought Premiere 4 and that keeps rebooting. Have tried Moca as well as ethernet. Something dealing with the data signal is causing the issue. Determined this after elimination process: 1) connect cable only and no reboots. Also brought both TiVo Premiere and Premiere 4 to other residence and no reboots. Not sure what to do!

I've tried using ethernet only and tivos reboot usually when in the network connection process where one connects and then downloads. It will either get to 43% and then reboot or finish and then reboot after startup. I checked power using line conditioner and it's not a power issue. I replaced the 5-1000 splitter with a 5-1200 splitter. But, no difference.

Does anyone have any idea? Using ethernet or moca I still have same issues!

Thanks!

TIVO Mini streaming has me befuddled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:56
I have a Premiere XL4 and 2 Premiere 2 tuners. I recently installed a TIVO Mini and paired it with my XL4. I can stream live TV as well as recorded shows from the paired XL4. Thru what I had read I was under the impression that although the Mini needs an XL4 to stream live TV the Mini could stream recorded shows from any other Premiere on the same network. I have found this assumption to be incorrect. That discovery has even been confirmed by a TIVO Customer Service Rep. I have been told the other Premieres cannot be accessed in any way by a Mini - the Mini is blind to them. Did I read something incorrect before the rollout? A Mini cannot stream recorded shows from any Premieres other than an XL4?

"Additional fonts" available to HME on Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:15
The story begins: I was wandering around the Premiere interface trying to remember where some setting was hidden when I ended up in Closed Captioning. I noticed it had a lot of font choices available for captions including Cursive and Serif and Monospace. The first two fonts were named "default" and "system"... the same as the only two fonts built in for HME. Brainstorm! I hacked up an Application class to let me access all the ostensible system font resource IDs (10-19 since 10 is "default.ttf," 11 is "system.ttf," and 20 is a sound id).
The hope: make all those closed captioning fonts available in HME... or at least SOMETHING other than the two built-in sans-serif proportional fonts.

Launched an app to show text in each of those possible fonts and voila... 3 "additional fonts!"

It all goes downhill from here. :(

Oddly enough, id 12 is invalid, but 13, 14, and 15 are valid fonts (and 16-19 aren't).
"13.ttf", on close inspection, has the same "strokes" as "system.ttf", while having the same "width" as "default.ttf", with slightly taller ascenders.
That is to say, "13.ttf" has a "1" with no bottom line, a g that looks like an upside down 6 (vs. the squished 8 style), and a "J" with a longer upstroke - all the same as "system.ttf" and different from "default.ttf." However, "system.ttf" has really fat characters, while "13.ttf" and "default.ttf" are similarly thin.

In other words, no real value to it... you have to look really hard to see the difference between "default.ttf" and "13.ttf"

Then we come to 14 and 15. Of all things, they are pre-italicized and pre-bolded versions of 13.
The only useful thing you get out of that is you can still apply italic and bold styles to them, so you can effectively get two degrees of angling and two degrees of thickening vs. 13.

The final blow: they don't exist on my TiVo HD, just my Premiere.

I had so hoped this would be the answer to one of Enter Webz' prayers :/
Oh well... it was a fun little adventure.

Maybe somebody wants to search for possible new built-in sound IDs using pyHME? Too much work to hack that one in the Java SDK.

Premiere broken in month 7; $50 replacement cost???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:19
How does this work????

The DVR hard drive went bad in the 7th month of service, and I was charged $50 to replace it, as it was "out of warranty". But I was obligated to pay $14.99 per month for one year to get the box, and then it broke well short of the end of my commitment. Shouldn't the box have a warranty that is equal to the length of the monthly commitment? Seems kind of lousy to have to buy the DVR, and then spend another $50 when the hard drive busts after just seven months.

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Closed Captioning

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:13
I'd like to transfer shows from my PC to the Tivo and be able to watch them with Closed Captioning. Please inform me of the steps I'd need to take to do so.

No Show or Reality Show?

TiVo Blog - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:27
Watching the television landscape shift from a place dominated by sitcoms to a world plagued by reality shows is a wild, sometimes unbelievable ride. That’s why we’ve been inspired to play a little game: No Show or Reality Show? Below is a list of six shows with accompanying descriptions. Four are real reality shows, currently on the air. Two are totally made-up. Can you tell the difference? Hillbilly Blood In this reality series about life in Appalachia, two mountain men head into the woods to make moonshine, and put their Continue Reading

The Following 4/29/13 "The Final Chapter"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:28
What, no thread yet??!!

STUPID TO THE VERY END!!! OK, the main bad guy dies in the fire and they have rounded up several other followers. BUT they certainly did NOT get all of the followers - for example Emma is still at large. So at the very end when Ryan orders the food delivery, I thought for sure the "police officer" that gave him the delivery would be a follower and kill him. But he wasn't. But then there's a noise at the door and Ryan casually opens it up and looks out. And somehow someone sneaks in and knifes both him and Claire. At first I didn't recognize who the killer was and for a moment I thought it was Claire (wouldn't that have been a kick!!). But then I saw that it was Ryan's previous girlfriend, I think Molly. When they both get stabbed and it fades to black and then to the credits and I realized that was how the season ends, I started to laugh!! Quite loudly!!

Oh well, I'll see if I stick with it next year!!

Gerry

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