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Pytivo-Videos Get Deleted When Transferring

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 19:51
I know this is going to sound stupid, hey maybe it is, but if it is and someone knows the answer I will eternally be grateful.
The problem I've been having has been going on since I started transferring about two months ago.
I replaced my Tivo premiere 4 for the Premiere 4 XL4 and I initially tried to use the tivo to go software to transfer my shows from the old tivo to the new, but it sucked and never worked. So I tried pytivo and it worked and was able to transfer all the shows from my computer, which I had backed up from my old tivo.
I was able to transfer all my shows no problem, and I thought "hey let me transfer more shows so I can just watch them on the tivo instead". Long story short I transferred a lot of shows, and then I noticed several shows were disappearing. Not that they expired but that they were just being deleted like they were making room for others. So after a few weeks of doing nothing I decided I was going to try a few things, including changing all the season passes to "keep until I delete" and that saved my season pass shows from being deleted, so I transferred more shows and it was fine for a little bit until transferred shows started being deleted.
I then went through all my transferred shows and changed them to "keep until I delete".
Now it seems I have hit a brick wall because while it's not deleting anymore shows I have previously transferred or recorded that are marked "keep until delete". When I try and transfer a show it will record it and then get replaced by the next transfer.
I don't know really; I know I wrote a lot, but honestly I don't know what to do.
The only real solid info I can give you is that ironically the number of shows it will keep transferred is 500; it will not go above that. I don't know if there's a cap or not, I couldn't find any info on one. As for recorded off the tv itself I currently have 147.
So I have 641 shows and theoretically I shouldn't be having a problem with hard drive space, as the XL4 comes with (I believe) a 3TB hard drive and on top of that I have the extender connected to it that I used with the old tivo, (obviously it was reformatted). So I only used 892 Gb and should have 1867GB Free. So I really don't know if it's a hard drive error, a config problem, a cap limit, etc. If anyone has any info that would be awesome.

Just for reference I use pytivo to push my shows and also use kmttg, but not for pushing anything just to get stats from the machine; also I use meta generator 3 to create metadata files for the shows I downloaded.
Heres my pytivo config file though I doubt thats causing the problem. Thanks

PHP Code: [Server]
zeroconf = On
debug = on
togo_path = D:MTKRedVideos
tivodecode = C:Python27pytivo-masterbintivodecode.exe
tivo_password = [code]***********[/code]
tivo_mak = 5955878542
tivo_username = ******@*****.com
ffmpeg = C:Python27pytivo-masterbinffmpeg.exe
ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2



path = D:MTKRedVideos
type = video 

Sd menus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 19:19
Why do I have sd menus when I connect to my other premiere. My now playing list shows up in the old sd format.

Feature Request, To Do Lists

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 19:09
Okay... my first feature request.
I should be able to see the "To Do" list of the Host Roamio/Premier while using a Mini. I'm here sitting in front of the TV with the Mini, my wife is watching the host machine in the living room, I'd like to know what our recording plans are for tonight. For those with multiple Premiers and Roamios feeding the Minis, allow a choice of "Host or All To Do Lists"

Does the Roamio Record Suggestions?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 17:49
I apologize if this has been asked already, but I didn't see it in my search. Has Tivo fixed the Roamio where it will record suggestions when connected to a tuning adapter?

Time for a new spokesman - Tim Tebow out of a job

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 17:20
There may be some love for the Roamio in new england, but no love for Tebow. He was just cut from the Patriots. I am sure Tivo would love to see him make it big so they could use is "star power" more, but it seems like his star is dimming out.


Stupid question! Is the Roamio capable of receiving analog channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 16:24
I called my cable company yesterday to pair the card that was in my old Premiere to my new Roamio. When I was on the phone and saw that my digital channels were all working I said thanks and hung up, I didn't even think to check my Basic or Extended lineup analog channels. I realized this morning that I'm not receiving any of them. Before I call my cable company and look stupid to ask where my missing channels are I wanted to check first to see if the box is even capable of using them. I went to the TiVo chat and the guy told me that the Roamio is "digital cable only" but I only got that response after I had to explain my question a few times.

I knew when I purchased the box that it "supports digital cable" but I guess I assumed that just meant that I needed a cable card for it to function, not that I would only be receiving the digital channels that are part of my cable package. It's not the end of the world, I just want to know if it's normal.

My cable company is pretty rinky dink and the reps are kind of stupid so every phone call to them is a big headache. Plus they are unfamiliar with TiVo so I don't want to waste my time calling and trying to explain all of this to them if the box won't receive analog channels in the first place.

Thanks in advance!

What are my second Tivo options with a 2 tuner premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 15:55
So I jumped on a good deal on a premiere 2 tuner with lifetime last night on ebay for 325 shipped.

I had plans of getting a mini for the bedroom, seemed like a perfect combo..

Little did I know that you needed at least a 4 to run a mini as well. sigh...

What would my best option be for the bedroom? Pick up a used series 3 and pay the discounted monthly until I figure it out? Or just get a standard cable box from time warner for 8 a month for the time being?

Any suggestions welcome :)


Slide Remote BT dongle

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 15:31
Does my Roamio even need the BT USB dongle that comes with the slide remote?

Roamio Plastic Bad Fan/Ventillation System?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 15:06
Has anyone noticed that the plastic Roamio box gets really warm when turned on? Is the fan/Ventillation system bad? Is this a quality and durability problem that I should be concerned about? Any comments or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Base Roamio and Streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 14:21
I have a base Roamio and a Tivo Stream coming Tuesday.

Do both of them need to be wired to the router?

I have a Apple Airport extreme and a Apple Airport express currently, with the extreme hooked to the cable modem, and the Express as a (wireless) extension to the network. The express only has connection so if I have to hook both the roamio and the stream up, I am out of luck.

We are cutting Directv and going with a Roamio and 3 Apple TV's, I have the HD Antennas hooked up and all is good there.

Question about Roamio streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 13:03
Hi all,

Current premiere owner here, but highly interested in upgrading to the roamio. I had a couple questions about the streaming capabilities.

1. I know it's possible for all iOS devices, but is it possible to connect one of these devices to a TV via HDMI (and a digital AV adapter with an iPad for example)?

2. Any idea if the streaming will be rolled out to PC/Mac anytime soon much like the slingbox can do?

I want my son who is in college in another state to be able to watch our local NFL team without paying the hefty price for Sunday Ticket - any knowledge on this would be much appreciated, thanks!

Tivo Search

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 13:02
Help please. I am a new Tivo user. I am trying to figure out how to search for shows currently available to watch. For instance, I would like to be able to search for football games that are currently on and viewable, not in the future. Or, search for kids show that are currently on. I have found how to search for shows, but it seems to be search all times and formats and I can not tell if they are on now or in the future. Is there a quick search for shows currently on?

Tivo Roamio Question for Current Owners

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 12:48
I'm interested in a Roamio Plus box. I was wondering if it had the same annoying issue as my XL4. If anyone with a Roamio could test this for me, I would appreciate it.

With the TV Preview window on (upper right corner) while going through a Tivo menu, if you push the live TV button or the guide button, does the TV preview audio stop and then restart and a black screen comes up for a quick moment?

Thanks for anyone who tests this out for me.

Help with kmttg please

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:58
Hello everyone,

I have a new Roamio on the way and am trying to set up Kmttg to help me out with my transfers. I have read the instructions a few times now and have seemed to do everything correctly. I am getting errors and cant figure out what to do. I know its something probably pretty easy and I'm missing it. I have pasted the errors below so maybe somebody could point me in the right direction. Thanks

Configuration saved to file: C:\Users\KYLE\Desktop\config.ini
Refreshing encoding profiles
Encoding profiles dir not valid: C:\Users\KYLE\Desktop\encode
Configuration saved to file: C:\Users\KYLE\Desktop\config.ini
>> Getting Now Playing List from MY TIVO ...
Failed to start command: --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\KYLE\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie8416938789842062088.t mp --url --output C:\Users\KYLE\AppData\Local\Temp\NPL7581811534405674976.tmp
Cannot run program "": CreateProcess error=87, The parameter is incorrect
>> Getting Now Playing List from MY TIVO ...
Failed to start command: --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\KYLE\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie6202200077260639267.t mp --url --output C:\Users\KYLE\AppData\Local\Temp\NPL3815884316550637185.tmp
Cannot run program "": CreateProcess error=87, The parameter is incorrect

Guide speed on Mini from Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:54
I've noticed that on my two Minis that the guide data is slow to populate compared to when my Minis are connected to my Elites. On my Elites I can go down to the next line and the info on the right is populated in a split second. When the Mini is linked to my Roamio, the info on the right column takes one to two seconds to populate. Could this just be because I recently set up the Roamio PRo and it will speed up in a few days?

It does seem to have guide data out to 9/12. But it is very slow going out that far since it takes 1 to 2 seconds to populate with each change. While when the Mini is connected to the Elite I can change it superfast since the change is almost instant. What speeds are other people seeing with the Mini linked to the Roamio?

Anyway to control receiver power with roamio remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:07
Anyway to control receiver power with roamio remote?

I find the the tivo remote way more comfortable, would be nice to beable to turn on/off both the tv and receiver aswell as change tv mode.

Roamio "network status" screen doesn't show MoCA?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:02
I'm using my Roamio Plus as a MoCA to ethernet bridge. However, I don't see the MoCA network statistics page under network status like my XL4 shows. The Roamio displays only ethernet information under network status.

Has Tivo moved the MoCA statistics somewhere else?

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Season 9 on FXX

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 10:58
Season 9 starts on the new FX channel called FXX on Wednesday Sept 4th at 10pm EST.

" FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network launching on September 2, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule will feature original series, movies, and acquired series.
The channel will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legit and the critically acclaimed late-night strip Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Chozen, a new animated comedy, will launch in first quarter 2014. "

You can go here to see if your provider is carrying this station:


ATTENTION:TiVo Support Representatives Dtv no longer trying to support tivo thr22

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/31/2013 - 10:27
I have 2 thr22 , and wound up with no on demand for downloads. I have equipment protection extra 7.99 monthly. Call for service and service tech installs 2 hr24's without trying to fix problem, I'm at work get call from my wife as to whats going on I talk to tech he says they can't be fixed.
I told him to leave thr22's behind as I have shows on them I wanted to watch. Called directv get runaround ,get local service area phone number they tell me they only have one thr22 in stock for ny/nj area ? I was told to call back to directv and see about getting tivos fixed. It took me a few days and got a rude liar from tech service. tells me all kinds of bs how I only have 3 days to complain about different dvrs or I am stuck with them.(I did call back within the 3 days) I lose it with him and ask for supervisor. All went well with him. Got referred to different department.
They have me reinstall tivos reactivate them and now are working except really slow hbo, showtime downloads.
I have been told by numerous reps at directv that tivo will no longer be repaired or leased


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