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Any interest in a Java of tivodecode?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:19
KMTTG, I've noticed, calls tivodecode as an external app. I'm thinking of starting work on a Java app with TTG features, but I'd like to have the decoding entirely in Java.

So, that means making a port of tivodecode to Java. Would anybody else be interested in using this if I ported it? Would anybody else be interested in *helping* to port it?

Downloading Existing Amazon Prime Content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:49
Hi. I recently upgraded to TiVo Series4. I have a lot of content in my Amazon Prime video library. I've linked my account and tried to access the shows I own, but I can't find them.

Is there a way to download that existing content, without having to re-buy it?


Best Avisynth Scripts For XL-4 & HD Content?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:47
I currently have the TiVo XL 4, I use that to record my HD content, and transfer it to PC for later editing. I've been using Handbrake, but I know that's not the "proper" and "scene" way to encode any type of video. I know avisynth is the only tool to use for proper encoding. I've heard others say it's not a good idea to use cookie cutter templates from other sources, or shows, but avisynth is so over my head, I don't think I'd ever learn how to code for my own RAW files. That is why I was wondering if anyone has an avisynth script that works with .TIVO files created from the XL4 in mind?

If it helps, here's the video codec info from my RAW files:
Code: File:                                    Name : J:\TiVO Recordings (RAW)\My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic - ''A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1'' (Recorded Feb 3, 2013, HUBHD).TiVo
                                          Size : 2.764 GB
                                      Duration : 00:32:01.01
                                      Mux type : TiVo TS
                                    TS mux rate : 18.211 Mbps
 Video:                                Encoding : MPEG2
                                  VideoStreamID : x1B4F
                                    Frame rate : 29.97 fps
                                  Encoding size : 1920 x 1080
                                  Aspect ratio : 16:9
                                Header bit rate : 14.664 Mbps
                                    VBV buffer : 976 KBytes
                                        Profile : Main@High
                                    Progressive : Prog or Int
                                        Chroma : 4:2:0
                                      Bit rate : 10.683 Mbps
 Audio Stream: 1 (Primary)                Codec : AC3
                                        Format : AC3 stream
                                      Channels : 5.1
                                            PID : x1B50
                                  PES Stream Id : xBD
                                      Bit rate : 384 Kbps
                                  Sampling rate : 48000
                                    Sample size : 16 bits I'm capping both live action, and animation, so I know I'd need at least two scripts.
Also, the biggest thing for me is being able to deinterlace/decomb properly. I've used Handbrake to try and deinterlace/decomb my files, but after using the DECOMB filter, I can still see some interlacing lines every so often, and it's quite annoying. A script that would properly handle that would be great.

As for file size anywhere between 700-850MB for a 30min.(22min. without commercials) episode is fine.

Thanks to anyone that can help me out! Perhaps finally I can get my stuff to "scene" standards. :D

Grey's Anatomy - Bad Blood 1/31/13 **SPOILERS**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 17:41

I'm still sticking with this even though its often a little too soapy. But I've been watching it from the beginning and will probably watch it until the end!

Someone had posted in a previous thread that the Docs who get the big payment for the plane crash would end up buying the hospital. I think that may happen but not rightout. It looks like that new Dr/cost cutter is really there to cut out the non-profitable areas in preperation of selling the hospital to some unknown company. I bet that starts to happen and then the rich Docs team together to make a counter offer and end up actually buying it. Then they will become investors in the hospital and maybe on its Board and will have a say in how the hospital operates. We shall see!

Also, does anyone know if those cameras that were put into supposedly all the rooms for another Dr to monitor and possibly override the regular Dr has ever been done for real? That seemed to me to be the silliest thing I've seen in a long time!


Premier upgrade failure - Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 17:24
I recently purchased a Tivo Premier and a WD20EURS hard drive from Amazon with the intention of upgrading the Tivo hard drive. After considerable research online, I downloaded the premiere_linux_inc_supersize_jmfs-rev104.iso and the wdidle.iso and burned them each to cds. I attached the original Tivo hard drive and the WD20EURS (straight out of the box; no formatting) to my computer and booted with the jmfs disk.
After a bit the screen, where choice of Copy, Expand, Supersize, Exit etc. is shown, appeared, but with the “Copy” selection grayed out along with the msg that only one drive was attached. I had noticed on start up that the
WD20EURS was making a clicking sound; i.e. four clicks, slight delay, and then a fifth click repeated over the period of about a minute followed by apparent complete shutdown of the drive. Repeated boots produced the same results.
I figured I had received a bad drive, so I exchanged it for a new one. Much to my chagrin, I got the same results when attempting to copy to the new drive; same messages, same noise. I removed and installed the new drive in a second computer where Disk Management listed the drive with a red X with the message that the drive must be initialized. Upon selecting “initialize” I get the msg “Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check). During the period the new drive was installed in the second computer, it was clicking and starting up and shutting down.
To try and determine if it was the WD20EURS or a problem with my computer, I successfully initiated copy to another SATA drive, so apparently the jmfs program works.
What is going on? The odds that I would receive two bad drives with the same symptoms would be infinitesimal.

Multi-Part Episodes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 16:30
It's sort of frustrating when Tivo Suggestions records only one part of two part episode of a series. Since the episode title almost always includes Part I and Part II, Tivo should add a few lines of code to record both parts (or neither part) of a two-part episodes.

TiVO Stream to iPAD only over 5Ghz network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 15:06
I've got a 3rd generation iPad and an iPhone 5. IN both cases, I can download content using tivo stream when my devices are connected on the 5Ghz wireless network. They seem to stream content just fine on either network though..

Any ideas?

Wish List gone mad!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 15:06
What the heck? First of all, I have the auto-wishlist thing completely turned off so I don't have any wish list items unless I set them. That's the way I like it.

Recently I have set a couple of movies on Wish List so that when they hit HBO or Showtime, or whatever, they will record.

That was fine for months but all of a sudden today I find, in my 'to do' list, all kinds of shows that have some of those words in their titles and even some that don't. For example, one show it started recording is called CSI: Miami. I have never watched a CSI show in my life and none of my wishlist movie titles have those words in it. I found all kinds of stuff like that, as well as a bunch of shows I've never heard of in my to do list. So I guess you can't just wishlist a movie title anymore. :(

I'm assuming that they are 'wishlist' generated because each one has, to the left, a little white star above two blue checkmarks.

Since the last couple of updates (I have Premieres), there are a lot of weird little problems that I cannot explain. I sure hope they are working on this stuff. I absolutely HATE the search function since I replaced my old Series 2 Tivos with Premieres anyway but it seems like it just gets worse and worse. :(

Ok, rant over. :) Happy Day to all!

About To Buy First Tivo (Premiere HD) Have A Few Key Questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 14:56
As the title says, I am looking into purchasing my first Tivo. Something I had wanted to do for a very long time, but I was awaiting the ability to access Comcast Xfinity On Demand, which has finally come to Michigan. This will replace my primary Comcast (Motorola) HD-DVR ( I have 2)

I do have some important questions first, though.

The base model Premiere, as you know, offers 500gb and 75 hours of HD programming. The next model up doubles that, which is about the capacity I want. However, from $137.00-249.00 (Amazon pricing) is a large jump. Is it better to get the more expensive model, or add the Western Digital external drive which bumps storage up even further?


Or, can the internal drive be upgraded as a better option? And is that difficult to do?

One review I read said that the Tivo needs a phone line. Is that correct? My land line is long gone :(

Thank you, in advance for any assistance with this. I'm really looking forward to dumping the Comcast box and its idiosyncracies and limited storage.

Increase in Recording Quality/Size in mid-December - across channels and Tivo's

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 14:42
I've talked to Tivo twice - and poured over threads about recording quality. I see people saying that digital channels (including sd channels) will just record at the quality and file size they are transmitted - that there is no such thing as the ability to select basic, medium, high or best quality. I see that people have said that if you're using a cable card and getting digital channels, that you simply get the file size that is transmitted.

However - my experience is different than these claims. And the impact on me is huge. I have bought two Tivo Elites (now called XL4). I like to keep a lot of recordings - and would not have the space to store all of it if it were in high/best quality sd or hd. For a couple of years (after Comcast became all digital - and with cable cards the whole time), I have been recording series that I'd like to keep in sd (on basic or medium quality). Each 1/2 hour sitcom (for example) would be about 350-550 MB. This quality and file size would allow me to get the 2774 hours of sd recordings that Tivo claims you can get with a 2TB drive. And I wanted that many hours of recordings.

Last month, everything changed. At some point in December (between the 4th and 11th) - I think after the fall update, I noticed that my sitcoms were now 2100MB in size. When I first went to Tivo Desktop plus to pull it to my PC (for commercial cutting with VideoRedo) and eventual storage, I noticed that some of these 1/2 hour sitcoms were over 2GB in size. At first I thought that the fall update might have reset my season passes to record from the HD channels. So once the holiday busy-ness was over, I re-did some of my season passes. Then discovered that they were definitely recording on the sd channel (ABC, NBC, FOX,, Nick, TBS, BBC, G4 - as far as I have noticed, this is occurring on all channels) - but were recording as highest quality and largest file size. Then I thought that perhaps the fall update changed the recording quality to a default of highest quality.

I have a Tivo premier and went in and made sure to set the recording quality on basic. I went to change the recording quality on the two Tivo Elites (Tivo 4's) - and saw there was no option to choose recording quality on these. I called Tivo twice - both people were surprised at this and unaware of it - but both checked. One said what I've read here - that digital channels will record at whatever quality/size they are broadcast. Tivo has nothing to do with that size. But - again - until mid-December, I was able to record sd channels at different qualities and file sizes across all my Tivos (Tivo 4, premier and HD). The other Tivo rep said there should be some software change they can make and he'll escalate my issue bc. I would not have bought the last Tivo XL4 if I'd only be able to record about 500 sd hours.

It seems that none of what I've read or heard reconciles with my experience. I have a Tivo Elite I got in April, 2012. It is filled with sd recordings I've made. I have one hour dramas (like Parenthood) with a file size of 990MB up until Dec, 4, 2012. After that, an hour episode (same channel) is 2100MB large. It's also striking to me that both 1/2 hour sitcomes and full hour shows in sd are both 2100MB. Same with Dr. Who (BBC) - one hour episode was :confused:990MB until Dec. 6, and 2100MB starting on Dec. 7. December 7 is the date that I got the fall update rolled out to my Tivo's. Various sitcoms were 350- 650MB range before mid-December. Now all my 1/2 hour shows are 2100MB. This is not a big space saving above HD, where a 1/2 hour show in high definition is in the 2600-2900MB range. Since this change has occurred across all networks, I do not think it's a matter of the networks changing the quality/file size of the shows they transmit. And I definitely was getting SD shows recorded in much less space before December.

So I think I am asking for a few things:

1- a way to understand why this change occurred. These channels have been digital all along and I've used cable cards all along

2 - is it possible that Tivo software could reverse this change?

3 - managing my recordings is already taking too much of my time. I have been learning to use VideoRedo more efficiently and do batch managing to remove commercials. I like to save my videos as Tivo files - so that the meta-data is kept - and when I transfer the edited shows back to my Tivo, they group together in the same folder. For those reasons, I want to keep saving my edited files as Tivo files. If I do that, is there an easy way to reduce the file size? I know if I create a DVD (which I haven't done in a couple of years and don't quite remember), I can reduce file quality/size. If there is no way to still record shows with a smaller file size, is there an easy way to change the size later?

I hope my questions are clear. I know there are many on these forums that would not want to record in reduced quality/file size. But I've also seen some who share my concern for conserving space.

Thank you for any input, similar experiences, suggestions, etc.


PS - ultimately, I want to store my videos on a NAS (but still don't want 2GB sitcoms) - that could group series of shows, and show playlists to pull to Tivo. Right now I just got the NAS - don't know how to use it, haven't had time to post here about how to get Tivo recordings on it, etc. But after my next period of work crunch, I may devote more time to this. And that solution might incorporate my desire to keep smaller-sized recordings.

Netflix isn't watchable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 13:22
Does anyone else have this issue? Netflx is painfully slow to load, the browse screen gets cutoff - but the worst part is the quality of the video.

While I get a perfectly fine video when using either apple tv or connecting my iPad directly to my tv, when watching through TiVo the video is pixelated and unwatchable.

I am using the wireless n adaptor, but even whe I tried a direct connection it wasn't that much improved.

Is this just the way it is or are there suggestions on how to get a better experience?

Series2 Video Input Recording HELP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 10:28
I have a TIVO subscription at home. However I was using my old S2 box at my office using the video input to record photos and as a security camera backup. It worked fine for nearly 3 years.

A month ago we had power problems and I had to reset/restart everything and go through the Guided Setup. The S2 worked like normal until yesterday. I tried to transfer some photos and I cannot get it to record. When I go to "Find Programs>Record by Time or Channel>Set up Manual Recording" or press the "Record" button nothing happens. I assume that when the Guided Setup was used it changed/updated the operating system.

Is there any rollback or solution?

Premiere4 with James expanded 2tb drive-add ext drive?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 09:42
I've looked all around and can't find definitive answer for Premieres

If I've upgraded using Jmfs 1.04 my premiere4 int drive to 2tb, can I plug a 1tb external drive in to expand to 3tb total automatically?


Suburgatory s2e11 Yakult Leader

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 08:51
Anyone else watching? This is one of my favorites.

"I've been trying to get Jill into bud play since college!"


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 07:08
Dhaka university is the best versity in Bangladesh. We proud it.what you think?

Watch four tuners at once?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 06:31
This probably shows a bit of ignorance on my part, but here goes...

In Live TV, could Tivo have a mode where you can see all four tuners on your screen at once, kind of like DirecTV does with their "Mix" channels?

They could label them A, B, C, D and you could use those buttons on the remote - press once to select for trick play and hear the sound, twice for fullscreen.

Is there an engineering reason why they couldn't?

Why JotForm?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 03:18
There was a time once when creating online forms was a big pain
for web designers. Then came JotForm, first WYSIWYG online form
builder, and turned it to a joy. Today JotForm has over 1,000,000
satisfied users.

Why JotForm?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 03:17
There was a time once when creating online forms was a big pain
for web designers. Then came JotForm, first WYSIWYG online form
builder, and turned it to a joy. Today JotForm has over 1,000,000
satisfied users.

Why JotForm?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 03:17
There was a time once when creating online forms was a big pain
for web designers. Then came JotForm, first WYSIWYG online form
builder, and turned it to a joy. Today JotForm has over 1,000,000
satisfied users.

Why JotForm?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/03/2013 - 03:17
There was a time once when creating online forms was a big pain
for web designers. Then came JotForm, first WYSIWYG online form
builder, and turned it to a joy. Today JotForm has over 1,000,000
satisfied users.


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