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Old 04-23-2014, 03:28 PM   #6661
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I could be wrong, but I thought that a title was added to the auto.history file as soon as the transfer completed.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #6662
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Yes it does, that's what I meant to say.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #6663
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Just enter it in "Global Server Settings". In fact, I am not sure that it works anywhere else. The source video does not have to be in TS format. In fact, I use it mainly so that h.264 recordings aren't transcoded, but simply remuxed when being transferred to a Premiere or Roamio.
My tests seem to show that, as far as closed captions are concerned, it doesn't seem to matter whether I put the ts=on parameter in the pyTivo settings for the particular share I'm using, or remove it. As long as I did the kmttg transfer from the Roamio Plus to the Mac with the kmttg config parameter set to download the file as a transfer stream, then sending it back the Roamio Plus seems to carry the closed captions along regardless.

I haven't yet tried putting ts=on in "Global Server Settings," as the captions are already present in the file transferred back to the TiVo.

I do understand the point you and moyekj are making about ts=on avoiding the transcoding of h.264 files pulled to the TiVo, so I will be using that parameter. I just wanted to note that, at least in my testing, that parameter seems to be optional with respect to preserving closed captions.
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I do understand the point you and moyekj are making about ts=on avoiding the transcoding of h.264 files pulled to the TiVo, so I will be using that parameter. I just wanted to note that, at least in my testing, that parameter seems to be optional with respect to preserving closed captions.
It's only working because you are transferring back .TiVo TS files which pyTivo leaves as is regardless of the "ts" parameter setting. If you were to try .TiVo PS files or videos in mpeg2 program stream container the captions won't work on the TiVo.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:35 PM   #6665
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To completely uninstall remove the top kmttg folder on down. If you want to preserve settings then delete everything except for .ini files.
You should run the following from a "cmd" window to debug (so you can see error messages):
cd \where\you\installed\kmttg
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #6666
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It's only working because you are transferring back .TiVo TS files which pyTivo leaves as is regardless of the "ts" parameter setting. If you were to try .TiVo PS files or videos in mpeg2 program stream container the captions won't work on the TiVo.
Kevin,

I'm not quite clear on this. If I use the relevant kmttg config parameter to download files to the Mac using transport stream format, I gather that pyTivo will always send them back with captions, regardless of the "ts" setting.

But if I download a file to the Mac as a program stream, by virtue of not enabling the kmttg parameter, I seem to be finding that employing pyTivo's "ts=on" setting does not give me captions when the resulting .TiVo file is moved back to the TiVo.

So I can't quite see how "ts=on" is relevant to the retention of captions.

What am I missing here?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #6667
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But if I download a file to the Mac as a program stream, by virtue of not enabling the kmttg parameter, I seem to be finding that employing pyTivo's "ts=on" setting does not give me captions when the resulting .TiVo file is moved back to the TiVo.

So I can't quite see how "ts=on" is relevant to the retention of captions.

What am I missing here?
Perhaps you don't have ts=on setting under [Server] section of pyTivo? Take a look at your pyTivo.conf file and check if ts=on is under [Server] section of the file, if not then that's your problem. Also, when changing such pyTivo settings, you have to make sure you re-start pyTivo. When pyTivo is setup correctly if you try and transfer mpeg2 program stream container back it will remux to TS container. Note that I think you will also need to configure pyTivo for tivodecode so that PS .TiVo files can be decrypted and re-muxed.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:24 PM   #6668
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Perhaps you don't have ts=on setting under [Server] section of pyTivo? Take a look at your pyTivo.conf file and check if ts=on is under [Server] section of the file, if not then that's your problem. Also, when changing such pyTivo settings, you have to make sure you re-start pyTivo. When pyTivo is setup correctly if you try and transfer mpeg2 program stream container back it will remux to TS container. Note that I think you will also need to configure pyTivo for tivodecode so that PS .TiVo files can be decrypted and re-muxed.
Kevin,

Well, I'm still not getting it.

I checked pyTivo.conf:

Code:
[Server]
tivodecode = /Users/eric/Desktop/kmttg_v1p0r/tivodecode/tivodecode
tdcat = /Users/eric/Desktop/kmttg_v1p0r/tivodecode/tdcat
ffmpeg = /Users/eric/Desktop/kmttg_v1p0r/ffmpeg/ffmpeg
ts = on

[_tivo_SD]

[_tivo_HD]

[Seagate 3TB Drive TiVo Downloads]
path = /Volumes/Seagate 3TB Drive/TiVo Downloads
type = video
That path to tivodecode is in fact a good one. It's the binary that is in the kmttg folder! I can execute it in Terminal just fine. Note that I have "ts = on" under [Server].

I do always restart pyTivo after making changes.

My test file was downloaded while "Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format" was not checked. I assume that gave me a PS .TiVo file.

Yet when I send my test file back to my Roamio it has no captions. I also can't tell from the Terminal window that tivodecode was actually brought into the scenario:

Code:
INFO:pyTivo:Last modified: Mon Apr 14 04:35:14 2014
INFO:pyTivo:Python: 2.7.5
INFO:pyTivo:System: Darwin-13.1.0-x86_64-i386-64bit
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Scanning for TiVos...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:LR Premiere III
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Bedroom
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Announcing shares...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: Seagate 3TB Drive TiVo Downloads
INFO:pyTivo:pyTivo is ready.
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.12 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=74600119063AED3 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=8480001903A5399 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.12 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.10 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.17 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.10 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:127.0.0.1 [23/Apr/2014 20:12:20] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=Settings&Container=Settings HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:41] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:41] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=8480001903A5399 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:41] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:41] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:42] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:51] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&AnchorItem=%2FSeagate%25203TB%2520Drive%2520TiVo%2520Downloads%2FState%2520Circle%2520%252804_18_2014%2529.TiVo&AnchorOffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=8480001903A5399 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:52] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQuery&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&File=%2FState%20Circle%20(04_18_2014).TiVo&SerialNum=8480001903A5399 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:13:57] "GET /Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads/State%20Circle%20(04_18_2014).TiVo?Format=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[23/Apr/2014 20:13:57] Start sending "/Volumes/Seagate 3TB Drive/TiVo Downloads/State Circle (04_18_2014).TiVo" to Bedroom
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:15:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:15:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Seagate%203TB%20Drive%20TiVo%20Downloads&Recurse=Yes&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&AnchorItem=%2FSeagate%25203TB%2520Drive%2520TiVo%2520Downloads%2FState%2520Circle%2520%252804_18_2014%2529.TiVo&AnchorOffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F*&SerialNum=8480001903A5399 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:15:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:15:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.1.16 [23/Apr/2014 20:15:11] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg-ts HTTP/1.1" 200 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[Errno 32] Broken pipe
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[Errno 32] Broken pipe
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[23/Apr/2014 20:15:49] Done sending "/Volumes/Seagate 3TB Drive/TiVo Downloads/State Circle (04_18_2014).TiVo" to Bedroom, 424673280 bytes, 28.94 Mb/s
ERROR:pyTivo:Exception during request from ('192.168.1.16', 42622)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 593, in process_request_thread
    self.finish_request(request, client_address)
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 334, in finish_request
    self.RequestHandlerClass(request, client_address, self)
  File "/Applications/pyTivo/httpserver.py", line 91, in __init__
    client_address, server)
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 651, in __init__
    self.finish()
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/SocketServer.py", line 710, in finish
    self.wfile.close()
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 279, in close
    self.flush()
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 303, in flush
    self._sock.sendall(view[write_offset:write_offset+buffer_size])
error: [Errno 32] Broken pipe
So I'm doing something wrong still, I think. Do I need to add some more settings into pyTivo.conf, such as maybe my MAK?

Thanks again for all your help ...
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:55 PM   #6669
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Yes, you do need to supply MAK in pyTivo config so pyTivo can decrypt. Not exactly sure if pyTivo will decrypt PS .TiVo file automatically with ts=on setting. But other thing you can try is decrypt the PS .TiVo file using kmttg and then have pyTivo transfer the resulting .mpg file. You should find pyTivo will remux that one and result should have captions.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #6670
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Eric, I just confirmed that for .TiVo files, pyTivo pulls will not transcode them in any way regardless of the "ts" setting. So if you want to transfer back PS .TiVo files and preserve captions on the TiVo, you 1st need to decrypt them to .mpg before transferring back with pyTivo and ts=on setting.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:41 AM   #6671
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Eric, I just confirmed that for .TiVo files, pyTivo pulls will not transcode them in any way regardless of the "ts" setting. So if you want to transfer back PS .TiVo files and preserve captions on the TiVo, you 1st need to decrypt them to .mpg before transferring back with pyTivo and ts=on setting.
The thing is, the only sure way I've found to retain usable captioning is VideoReDo. tivodecode usually at least garbles them. If I run projectx qsfix, they don't seem to be there at all,even garbled.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:57 AM   #6672
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Yes, it's documented that projectX kills captions, and the kmttg "QS Fix" tooltip warns in bold about projectX discarding captions. I don't recall issues with tivodecode garbling captions however, but I mostly used VideoRedo for decrypt/qsfix.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:44 AM   #6673
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Eric, I just confirmed that for .TiVo files, pyTivo pulls will not transcode them in any way regardless of the "ts" setting. So if you want to transfer back PS .TiVo files and preserve captions on the TiVo, you 1st need to decrypt them to .mpg before transferring back with pyTivo and ts=on setting.
Thanks, Kevin,

OK, that jibes with what I've been seeing. For my archival purposes, I don't really need to decrypt the .TiVo files to .mpg, and as long as I am using kmttg's program option to "Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format," it looks like pulling them back to the Roamio gives me the closed captions I want. As you say, the "ts" setting in pyTivo doesn't seem to make any difference in that one particular usage. But I will keep in mind that if I ever decrypt the .TiVo files and possibly transcode them, I will need to have "ts = on" set in pyTivo.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #6674
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Double Downloads

I've been using KMTTG for several years, and love it. Recently I added a couple of S3 TiVo HD's to my home, and now I see double downloads (auto processing) on many of the shows coming from these new devices.

For example, in my config I use [title]_[EpisodeNumber] for the file naming.

Tonight it downloaded "Surviving Jack - Something to Talk About_106.tivo", and then it downloaded "Surviving Jack - Something to Talk About_105.tivo". Researching the auto.log shows me that sometimes these shows come from each of the two different TiVo's, but other times they actually come from the same TiVo.
By the way...
1. The KMTTG GUI shows me that both TiVos have [Ep 105] in the list.
2. When the metadata file gets downloaded, one of them shows Episode 106, and the other shows Episode 105.

To try to solve:
I switched to Java downloads, rather than curl - no change.

The only thing I can think to try next is to switch to transport stream downloads.
Has anyone seen these double downloads before?
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kmttg tracks what has been auto downloaded in auto.history file. You can manually add an entry in there by selecting a title in the NPL table and choosing Auto Transfers->Add selected to history file. That should prevent further auto downloads of that title. You can also get visual indication in NPL table of what has been auto processed previously by enabling "Highlight processed shows in history file" under config->Visual tab.

To get more complete episode information for your series 3 units supply your tivo.com login & password under config->Tivos tab if you haven't already.
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kmttg tracks what has been auto downloaded in auto.history file. You can manually add an entry in there by selecting a title in the NPL table and choosing Auto Transfers->Add selected to history file. That should prevent further auto downloads of that title. You can also get visual indication in NPL table of what has been auto processed previously by enabling "Highlight processed shows in history file" under config->Visual tab.

To get more complete episode information for your series 3 units supply your tivo.com login & password under config->Tivos tab if you haven't already.
Kevin,
Right, I've got all of that down to a science, and I use the login and password in the config. The weird thing is, there's only one entry in the history log, even though the show is being downloaded twice.

I'm not able to manually add the entry in the history, because the 2nd show starts as soon as the 1st one is done. (auto means I don't watch it)
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anyway to remap the computer keyboard shortcuts for the remote feature ?
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anyway to remap the computer keyboard shortcuts for the remote feature ?
Short of modifying source code, no.
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I'm not able to manually add the entry in the history, because the 2nd show starts as soon as the 1st one is done. (auto means I don't watch it)
Don't understand. Bring up the GUI, refresh the NPL, select the show and then use the menu entry to add to history file.
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Don't understand. Bring up the GUI, refresh the NPL, select the show and then use the menu entry to add to history file.
What he's saying is he is not at the computer when the problem occurs.
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OK, but if it's a one off problem (affecting 1 particular title) then bring up kmttg GUI somewhere and add the history entry. There must be 1 computer that's not headless.
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OK, but if it's a one off problem (affecting 1 particular title) then bring up kmttg GUI somewhere and add the history entry. There must be 1 computer that's not headless.
FWIW, here's my take on what the OP is describing:

He has autotransfers running, either via the server or looping in the GUI.
It is sometimes downloading the same episode twice, once from each TiVo, and somehow they are getting two different episode numbers.

He only discovers this after the fact. He may not even be home when it happens.

He posted an example. This was not a one time occurrence.

To the OP: Do you by any chance have the "Treat each recording as unique" box checked on the Auto Transfer entries for which this is occurring?

Also, it would be helpful if you posted the relevant portions of the log and auto.history. That would give everyone a better idea of what kmttg is doing.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:39 PM   #6683
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It happens every night

lpwcomp is correct, this happens every night now, and it's with many shows. I checked, and I am not using the "Treat Each Recording as unique" with these shows, but I may be with some of others.

Last night the shows that had double downloads were:
The Big Bang Theory - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
The Millers - Tomlandia
Two and a Half Men - Lotta Delis in Little Armenia
Surviving Jack - Something to Talk About
Bad Teacher - Pilot
Sirens - There's No 'I' in Cream
Anger Management - Charlie Spends the Night With Lacey
Black Box - Kiss the Sky
If it was just one show doing it once in a while, I wouldn't really worry about it, however when 8 shows do it on a single night, I'm waiting for 64GB of downloads, rather than 32GB.
History file is attached, but auto.log is too large to attach on this forum.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #6684
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lpwcomp is correct, this happens every night now, and it's with many shows. I checked, and I am not using the "Treat Each Recording as unique" with these shows, but I may be with some of others.

Last night the shows that had double downloads were:
The Big Bang Theory - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
The Millers - Tomlandia
Two and a Half Men - Lotta Delis in Little Armenia
Surviving Jack - Something to Talk About
Bad Teacher - Pilot
Sirens - There's No 'I' in Cream
Anger Management - Charlie Spends the Night With Lacey
Black Box - Kiss the Sky
If it was just one show doing it once in a while, I wouldn't really worry about it, however when 8 shows do it on a single night, I'm waiting for 64GB of downloads, rather than 32GB.
History file is attached, but auto.log is too large to attach on this forum.
OK, I can duplicate at least part of the behavior. I record "Jeopardy!" on two different TiVos. One records the SD channel and one records the HD channel. I have an auto transfer entry for it, but it is normally set to transfer from a particular TiVo. I changed it to All, started "Loop in GUI" and ended up with 2 metadata jobs, one for each TiVo, the first one finished before the second one was added. So I'm thinking there is a timing issue.

My suggestion to you would be to change the auto transfer entries to use a preferred TiVo rather than all.
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Yes, if you have auto entries set to look at all TiVos and you have duplicate recordings on different TiVos then this behavior is to be expected. The auto.history entry doesn't get added until after a successful download has completed (for cases where downloads are interrupted or fail), so it's possible to queue up same show on multiple TiVos when there's no auto.history entry preventing that.
As lpwcomp suggested, for shows that you duplicate on both TiVos you should change the auto transfers setup to look for a particular TiVo instead of all.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:43 AM   #6686
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Ok, I'm getting closer on using kmttg. I turned off the 'Fast Transfer' setting in Tivo Desktop. So, I just tried using only kmttg this morning to move a new TV show from my Roamio to my PC and convert it (using the ff_h264_high_rate setting). I got some error messages below even though I did end up with a playable .mpg file. Any idea on these errors?

Also - what is the best encoding profile to use to get the best looking hidef file (and one that VLC can play, can be later edited on video software, etc.)? Thanks for the help!


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Ok, I'm getting closer on using kmttg. I turned off the 'Fast Transfer' setting in Tivo Desktop. So, I just tried using only kmttg this morning to move a new TV show from my Roamio to my PC and convert it (using the ff_h264_high_rate setting). I got some error messages below even though I did end up with a playable .mpg file. Any idea on these errors?

Also - what is the best encoding profile to use to get the best looking hidef file (and one that VLC can play, can be later edited on video software, etc.)? Thanks for the help!

I addressed this already in your previous post:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...5#post10084065
(The double prefix problem is still there)
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Yeah, I see that now and fixing it. The weird thing is when I go to the Config area and use the files browser to select the directories that's the way it lists them in the config area. how about the second part of my question:

What is the best encoding profile to use to get the best looking hidef file (and one that VLC can play, can be later edited on video software, etc.)? Thanks for the help!
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What is the best encoding profile to use to get the best looking hidef file (and one that VLC can play, can be later edited on video software, etc.)? Thanks for the help!
Best option for that is to not encode at all. VLC plays mpeg2 files and many editors handle mpeg2. i.e. Just enable "decrypt" task and nothing else.
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Yes, if you have auto entries set to look at all TiVos and you have duplicate recordings on different TiVos then this behavior is to be expected. The auto.history entry doesn't get added until after a successful download has completed (for cases where downloads are interrupted or fail), so it's possible to queue up same show on multiple TiVos when there's no auto.history entry preventing that.
As lpwcomp suggested, for shows that you duplicate on both TiVos you should change the auto transfers setup to look for a particular TiVo instead of all.
Yeah, this is very strange. Sometimes this happens on a single TiVo. I had one of the TiVo's turned off for several days, and it was doing it then as well. The other weird thing is, the shows are being recorded on the same TV network, at the same time. KMTTG's GUI shows the same Ep numbers, but switches it on the fly in auto-download, or loop in gui.

This never happened when I had 3xSeries2 TiVo's with KMTTG, it just started when I switched to the HD units. I'm in the process of moving my KMTTG and pytivo services to a new PeeCee, we'll see if this problem follows.

If it does, I'll try the setup change to look at particular TiVo for a particular show
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