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Old 12-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #151
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Hey Jan. I'm kind of a newbie to all this stuff myself. It's pretty straight forward to get PyTivo working if you follow the step by step instructions, but anything off the beaten path and I'm pretty useless. There are some really advanced users here that helped me get set up the first time. I'm sure they'll be around to help you too. It's an awesome program. I've never had a single problem with it once I got it installed.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:24 AM   #152
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Hi! Thank you very much for such a great post! Everything that I want in a nutshell! I'm stuck tho... not sure if I did something wrong... Terrible embarrassing that I'm stuck in the first section.. no nifty little icon with the name 'movies' on it.. Can anybody help?

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #153
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My OS X FFmpeg build has been updated for those interested:

http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/...s-x-t1803.html

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:18 AM   #154
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My OS X FFmpeg build has been updated for those interested:

http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/...s-x-t1803.html
Thank you for the heads up. Just downloaded it.

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #155
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Launcher App

I'm installing pyTivo according to bareyb's instructions. However I'm having trouble with Fofer's pyTivo launcher app. After downloading it and trying to run it, I get an error message saying that it is "damaged and can't be opened."

Any ideas?

Otherwise, pyTivo is running fine.

(Running Mountain Lion on a MacBook Pro)

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #156
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I'm installing pyTivo according to bareyb's instructions. However I'm having trouble with Fofer's pyTivo launcher app. After downloading it and trying to run it, I get an error message saying that it is "damaged and can't be opened."

Any ideas?

Otherwise, pyTivo is running fine.

(Running Mountain Lion on a MacBook Pro)
That sounds like gate keeper is blocking it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290?v...S&locale=en_US

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #157
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That sounds like gate keeper is blocking it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290?v...S&locale=en_US
Yes thank you, that seems to be it. Assuming that the app is not really "damaged", is there a way to get it to work?

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #158
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Yes thank you, that seems to be it. Assuming that the app is not really "damaged", is there a way to get it to work?
Got it to work by changing the security settings in System Preferences.

Thanks for pointing me to this.

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:23 AM   #159
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FYI: Updated the information on the Main Pages to reflect the new GUI and the ability to download H.264 files natively without pyTiVo having to convert it. It's SMOKIN' FAST. I downloaded an hour and a half H.264 in about 20 seconds.

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #160
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This is interesting stuff.

So is there a way to stream videos to the Tivo or can you only download it (and presumably transcode it at the same time?)?

Does ffmpeg support all the codecs which might be used in mkv and other formats or is it only mpeg, as the name suggests?

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #161
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all you have to do is right click the pyTivoX application icon, choose "Show Package Contents" and drag the latest versions of ffmpeg, wmcbrine pytivo, and streambaby to the Resources folder.
Is this accurate? Seems too good (easy) to be true.

What about .dylib files?


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Old 09-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #162
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Has anyone gotten this to work? I followed the instructions on the wiki, and it will work for me one time. If the computer is turned off and then back on, pyTivo does not start. I have a similar situation, and it would be really convenient to start on boot...

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I store our media files on a HD attached to our family iMac - my kids use it primarily. They both have their own logins.

With our current Roku setup, I usually login to the iMac and then use fast-user switching to put up the login window for the kids. That way my account has the little orange checkmark next to it and always stays logged in so that Plex Media Server (and a couple other servers) can be running which serves up our movies to the Roku. This is rarely a problem as long as I get myself logged in first whenever the iMac reboots.

In setting up our new TiVo Premiere, I am wondering whether I could place the pyTiVo launch file into the /launchdaemons folder instead of /launchagents and have it launch on boot instead of on login. Admittedly, I don't have a very deep understanding of how UNIX logins and daemons work so I could be imagining a solution that won't work.

It's certainly not a deal-breaker, but it would sure be nice not to have to worry about logging in my account any time we re-boot.

Thoughts?

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:02 AM   #163
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Thanks so much Barey, for taking the time to do this fabulous tutorial. It was really helpful

I wonder what I am doing wrong
Ctivo works fine for me.

I got PyTivo up and running, but my Movies folder on my Tivo has no movies on it.
Do you have any idea what I could be doing wrong?

Jas

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I went to follow this guide again and notice that all of the screenshots from the first (very many) posts are gone?

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I went to follow this guide again and notice that all of the screenshots from the first (very many) posts are gone?
Oh BUMMER! They were all hosted on Skitch. I think I have a set of back ups. I'll have to upload them to the servers here on TCF. Thanks for letting me know.

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Thanks bareyb, that'd be great. Really appreciate you putting this guide together "for the ages." It's a helpful resource!

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All fixed.

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I'm getting an error message when launching pytivo launcher.

Says it is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash.

Otherwise everything else is working.

One other item. What format should I convert HD .mov files to for playing on the Bolt?

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I'm getting an error message when launching pytivo launcher. Says it is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the trash. Otherwise everything else is working. One other item. What format should I convert HD .mov files to for playing on the Bolt?
Why not just use Plex?

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Why not just use Plex?
I am not familiar with Plex.

I went to a link that referenced Plex server and Firefox warned that it was not a good site to go to.

Besides I just got everything set up with pyTivo. What is wrong with it?

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The Plex client is built into Roamio and Bolt now and is also much easier (IMO) and more elegant than PyTiVo.

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The Plex client is built into Roamio and Bolt now and is also much easier (IMO) and more elegant than PyTiVo.
I just set up Plex. Not sure it is exactly what I am looking for. I just want a simple push/pull between tivo and computer.

Maybe I am not familiar enough yet with the Plex capability but initially I just see the ability to view content from my computer.

There is content showing on the server that is video editing software, some 10 second aac files. Why does that stuff show up in there? I just want to see what is in my movie folder and not other items unrelated.

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What format should I convert HD .mov files to for playing on the Bolt?
pyTivo does the conversion; you shouldn't need to worry about it.

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I just set up Plex. Not sure it is exactly what I am looking for. I just want a simple push/pull between tivo and computer.

Maybe I am not familiar enough yet with the Plex capability but initially I just see the ability to view content from my computer.

There is content showing on the server that is video editing software, some 10 second aac files. Why does that stuff show up in there? I just want to see what is in my movie folder and not other items unrelated.
Yeah, Plex does pull only, it doesn't push.

It sounds like your Plex Media Server is searching for and serving all of your video files. It can be configured to only search specific folders.

When it's all set up and working, it's a beautiful thing (IMO.)

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Yeah, Plex does pull only, it doesn't push.

It sounds like your Plex Media Server is searching for and serving all of your video files. It can be configured to only search specific folders.

When it's all set up and working, it's a beautiful thing (IMO.)
I did find one thing about Plex that is working for me that pyTivo isn't doing.
It will allow me to play 4K video served from my laptop. With pyTivo I can transfer the 4K video to the Tivo box, but it will not play.

One thing I find about Plex that I find annoying is the sign in process.

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