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Old 02-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #4111
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Just reporting back. Still have problem with ! icon and shares greyed out but they all work anyway now. And pulls work as h.264 video without transcode now.

I blew away my pytivo install and started fresh so it was something mucking up the works with many many over writes of new pytivo code over the years. I have no idea when pulls quit working for me as I had not used them in a long time. Over a year.

Anyway, with current code and a less cluttered conf file built from the conf.dist file, I am working again. And pushes are back as well thanks to tivo rebooting the mind server.

Thanks everyone. Sorry to have hogged so much bandwidth. Looking foreward to the next big thing....
Yeah, that ! icon is a pain. My wife has asked me at least a hundred times if something is wrong with our video server.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #4112
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Yeah, that ! icon is a pain. My wife has asked me at least a hundred times if something is wrong with our video server.
Well, the answer is yes. Namely, it's not getting zeroconf packets to the TiVo. But, if you upgrade to my latest, AND you have only video shares (no music or photos), then you should be rid of the problem, even with zeroconf not working.

You can also force a fix even with music and photo shares active, IF you don't mind them appearing as "Music on sharename's PC" instead of "sharename". (Or, of course, you could run two different instances of pyTivo on different ports, one for video and one for music and photos.)
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #4113
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Well, the answer is yes. Namely, it's not getting zeroconf packets to the TiVo. But, if you upgrade to my latest, AND you have only video shares (no music or photos), then you should be rid of the problem, even with zeroconf not working.

You can also force a fix even with music and photo shares active, IF you don't mind them appearing as "Music on sharename's PC" instead of "sharename". (Or, of course, you could run two different instances of pyTivo on different ports, one for video and one for music and photos.)
I only use video with pyTivo so I will do that over the weekend...thanks!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #4114
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Just curious, how does pyTivo know to use the HD or the SD section? How does it know if the Tivo it is sending to is HD or SD?

I have both sections set in my config file but I have no clue how it knows when to use which section???
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #4115
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How does it know if the Tivo it is sending to is HD or SD?
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def isHDtivo(tsn):  # tsn's of High Definition Tivo's
    return bool(tsn and tsn[0] >= '6' and tsn[:3] != '649')
The TiVo Service Number, or TSN, is included in each request the TiVo makes to pyTivo. The first three digits are basically the model number of the TiVo. Series 3 units have a TSN that starts with "6"; Series 4 units' TSNs start with "7". The Series 2DT's TSN starts with "649", so it's treated as a special case. Other Series 2 TSNs start with "5" or lower.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #4116
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def isHDtivo(tsn):  # tsn's of High Definition Tivo's
    return bool(tsn and tsn[0] >= '6' and tsn[:3] != '649')
The TiVo Service Number, or TSN, is included in each request the TiVo makes to pyTivo. The first three digits are basically the model number of the TiVo. Series 3 units have a TSN that starts with "6"; Series 4 units' TSNs start with "7". The Series 2DT's TSN starts with "649", so it's treated as a special case. Other Series 2 TSNs start with "5" or lower.
So since I have a 652160 I have no reason to set the SD portion of the config file. That's nice to know.
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I am running as a service on Win8 and the share keeps disappearing. Ive opened port 5353 UDP for incoming and outgoing. Any ideas?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #4118
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I am running as a service on Win8 and the share keeps disappearing. Ive opened port 5353 UDP for incoming and outgoing. Any ideas?
Make sure it's not related to this problem:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...22#post9526322
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #4119
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Make sure it's not related to this problem:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...22#post9526322
I don't think so. That seems to be more of a problem downloading from the TiVo. This is my share isn't seen by TiVo after a while. I have to restart the service.
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Something that occurred to me a while back vis-ŕ-vis installing updates to pyTivo - is it possible that Python isn't always checking the mod date of the .pyc file against the .py file, particularly on subsidiary modules, so that you end up using the old .pyc file?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:57 AM   #4121
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This show appears squished on the TV. The aspect ration is waaaay off. The people are tall and skinny and I have black bars on both sides. Any sugestion to make this play right?

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INFO:pyTivo:192.168.0.195 [26/Feb/2013 01:47:55] "GET /Lenny/XXXXX/Season%202/XXXXX%20-%20s02e04%20-%20Nobody%20in%20a%20Nothing%20Place.mkv?Format=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 206 -
INFO:pyTivo.video.video:[26/Feb/2013 01:47:55] Start sending "/video/XXXXX/Season 2/XXXXX - s02e04 - Nobody in a Nothing Place.mkv" to FamRoom
ffmpeg version N-50171-gb16bf91 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Feb 21 2013 21:55:21 with gcc 4.4.5 (Debian 4.4.5-8)
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-version3 --enable-memalign-hack --enable-avfilter --enable-pthreads --enable-libx264 --enable-libfaac --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libaacplus --enable-libbluray --enable-libxvid --enable-libfaac --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-librtmp --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx
  libavutil      52. 17.102 / 52. 17.102
  libavcodec     54. 92.100 / 54. 92.100
  libavformat    54. 63.100 / 54. 63.100
  libavdevice    54.  3.103 / 54.  3.103
  libavfilter     3. 39.100 /  3. 39.100
  libswscale      2.  2.100 /  2.  2.100
  libswresample   0. 17.102 /  0. 17.102
  libpostproc    52.  2.100 / 52.  2.100
[matroska,webm @ 0x95b4600] Unknown entry 0x80
Input #0, matroska,webm, from '/video/XXXXX/Season 2/XXXXX - s02e04 - Nobody in a Nothing Place.mkv':
  Duration: 00:45:25.53, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 618 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (Main), yuv420p, 352x478 [SAR 20:11 DAR 320:239], 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 1k tbn, 59.94 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1: Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
Please use -b:a or -b:v, -b is ambiguous
Output #0, vob, to 'pipe:':
  Metadata:
    encoder         : Lavf54.63.100
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 352x480 [SAR 20:11 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 8192 kb/s, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc (default)
    Stream #0:1: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 448 kb/s (default)
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 -> mpeg2video)
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (aac -> ac3)
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
frame=   51 fps=0.0 q=2.0 size=     256kB time=00:00:01.80 bitrate=1160.1kbits/s dup=2 drop=0    
frame=  104 fps=103 q=2.0 size=     574kB time=00:00:03.56 bitrate=1318.0kbits/s dup=2 drop=0    
INFO:pyTivo:192.168.0.195 [26/Feb/2013 01:47:57] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 -
frame=  105 fps= 47 q=2.0 size=     578kB time=00:00:03.59 bitrate=1315.4kbits/s dup=2 drop=0    
frame=  154 fps= 49 q=2.0 size=    1108kB time=00:00:05.19 bitrate=1745.6kbits/s dup=2 drop=0    
frame=  209 fps= 58 q=2.0 size=    1522kB time=00:00:07.05 bitrate=1767.1kbits/s dup=2 drop=0

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #4122
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I was reading here http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/i...nfigure_pyTivo and changed optres = False then added par = 1.0 and it seems to have fixed it.

I was going to add aspect169 if that didn't work.

Is there a right way to fix this?
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This show appears squished on the TV. The aspect ration is waaaay off. The people are tall and skinny and I have black bars on both sides. Any sugestion to make this play right?
Try "Full" mode via the Zoom button?

It's a weird resolution, but the FFmpeg output says that it was marked as a 4:3 video, and that this was conveyed in the copy. If it was actually meant to be 16:9, but was flagged 4:3, that's not too unusual.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #4124
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Try "Full" mode via the Zoom button?
It wasn't changing anything...

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It's a weird resolution, but the FFmpeg output says that it was marked as a 4:3 video, and that this was conveyed in the copy. If it was actually meant to be 16:9, but was flagged 4:3, that's not too unusual.
The par = 1.0 appears acceptable except I notice it's cropping the top and bottom of 4:3 SD shows. I would prefer to have the video uncropped with left and right black bars on 4:3 shows like this but this seems like a fair comprise and certainly livable. Optres = True was giving me left and right black bars until I got to this show so who knows, I may put that back and see if this alternative remedy will work for just this show.

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Alternative option: Specify par in metadata txt files by adding "Override_par : x.xxxx" to a metadata file associated with the video file. If all files in the folder have the same par, add the option to a file called default.txt instead of creating individual metadata files.

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The particular file in question is improperly encoded. Note the resolution shown in the ffmpeg information is 352x478 indicating the video is taller than it is wide. The resolution is encoded backwards. Should have been 478x352. Its unlikely the video will ever look reasonable if re-encoded to a correct 4:3 resolution.
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Note the resolution shown in the ffmpeg information is 352x478 indicating the video is taller than it is wide. The resolution is encoded backwards.
No -- 352 is one of the standard widths for NTSC, and 480 is one of the standard heights (I'm assuming there were just two lines cropped). Like I say, it's weird -- usually you'd see 352x240 (VCD) or 704x480 (or some other width). But these dimensions weren't flipped. In fact, I think 352x480 might even be a resolution that the TiVo generates, in a low-quality mode.

Obviously it's not using square pixels, but neither are any of the above. (640x480 is 4:3 with square pixels.)
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The par = 1.0 appears acceptable except I notice it's cropping the top and bottom of 4:3 SD shows.
That's not "par = 1.0", that's "Zoom" mode on the TiVo. Switch it to "Panel" mode (again, via the "Zoom" button, aka "Aspect").

"par = 1.0" doesn't even do anything, normally. I actually took out the "par" option in my latest versions, since in the extremely rare cases where it's useful, it's only so on a per-video basis.

You don't say what kind of TiVo you have?
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #4128
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That's not "par = 1.0", that's "Zoom" mode on the TiVo. Switch it to "Panel" mode (again, via the "Zoom" button, aka "Aspect").

"par = 1.0" doesn't even do anything, normally. I actually took out the "par" option in my latest versions, since in the extremely rare cases where it's useful, it's only so on a per-video basis.

You don't say what kind of TiVo you have?
I have two, a TivoHD and a premier.

Wow, now this is really weird to me but you're absolutely right, I removed the par = 1.0 and it still fills the screen. However, pushing the window button rotates me through panel, zoom and full but it doesn't change the appearance on the screen like it normally does but I left it in panel per your advice.

Why I say it's weird is that everything is back to the way it initially was yet it seems to be acceptable at this point. There is still noticeable cropping at the top and bottom but the picture fills my 16:9 CRT and the people aren't distorted ie.. tall and skinny or short and fat so I guess it kind of fixed itself along the way.

This is the TV I have http://www.amazon.com/JVC-AV-30W475-.../dp/B0002V242E and I continually have troubles with aspect ratio's. Is there an optimal setting I should be using? This is my config file. If possible I would like to have 4:3 shows appear square in the middle of the screen with black bars on the left and right. This way I know the aspect ratio is correct and that's I'm not losing the top and bottom due to cropping.

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[_tivo_SD]
video_pct = 0
audio_fr = 48000
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
video_fps = 29.97
tivo_password = XXXXXXX
video_br = 4096K
optres = true
height = 480
ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2
width = 544
max_audio_br = 448k
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXX
bufsize = 1024K
audio_br = 384K

[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXXX
ffmpeg = /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2
tivodecode = /usr/local/bin/tivodecode
tivo_mind = mind.tivo.com:8181
zeroconf = True
tdcat = /usr/local/bin/tdcat
beacon = 192.168.0.255
togo_path = /video/zfromtivo
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXXXX
port = 9032

[_tivo_HD]
video_pct = 0
ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXXX
audio_fr = 48000
video_br = 16384K
optres = True
height = 480
width = 720
max_audio_br = 448k
max_video_br = 17408K
tivo_password = XXXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXXXXX
bufsize = 4096k
audio_br = 448k

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force_alpha = True
type = video
path = /video

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[_tivo_SD]
video_pct = 0
audio_fr = 48000
video_fps = 29.97
video_br = 4096K
height = 480
width = 544
max_audio_br = 448k
bufsize = 1024K

[Server]
tivo_mind = mind.tivo.com:8181
zeroconf = True
port = 9032

[_tivo_HD]
video_pct = 0
audio_fr = 48000
video_br = 16384K
max_audio_br = 448k
bufsize = 4096k
audio_br = 448k
These options are all the default values, so there's no need to set them. Also, the whole _tivo_SD section does nothing if you don't have an SD TiVo.

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[_tivo_SD]
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
tivo_password = XXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXX

[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXXXX

[_tivo_HD]
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_password = XXXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXXXXX
There's no need to set these redundantly. Just set them under "Server".

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[_tivo_HD]
height = 480
width = 720
This downrezzes all your HD videos to DVD resolution. Is that really what you want?

May I suggest:

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[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXXXXXXX
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXXX
ffmpeg = /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2
tivodecode = /usr/local/bin/tivodecode
tdcat = /usr/local/bin/tdcat
beacon = 192.168.0.255
togo_path = /video/zfromtivo
tivo_username = XXXXXXXXXXX

[Lenny]
force_alpha = True
type = video
path = /video
Additionally, you don't need to specify the locations of the binaries if they're in the PATH, unless there are other versions earlier in the PATH that you don't want. And you shouldn't have to specify the beacon address in most cases, either.
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Good thing I got one parameter right, ffmpeg_pram = -threads 2... ROFL...


Yes, I "downrezzes" since I have all CRT's in the house and would go down further if I better understood the settings. I figure this speeds up the transfer.
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Yes, I "downrezzes" since I have all CRT's in the house
Ah. You might've mentioned that earlier... I assume these are 4:3 sets, like most CRTs? And, you have "TV Aspect Ratio" set to 4:3? That would explain why the Aspect button doesn't work on your SD video.
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Ah. You might've mentioned that earlier... I assume these are 4:3 sets, like most CRTs? And, you have "TV Aspect Ratio" set to 4:3? That would explain why the Aspect button doesn't work on your SD video.

That's what confuses me, this is the set http://www.amazon.com/JVC-AV-30W475-.../dp/B0002V242E

http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/0...4/YA246ien.pdf page 46

It says it's 16x9 but because it's a CRT I think it's taking the 4:3 and stretching it. I don't believe 16x9 was broadcast back in the CRT days but I could easily be wrong. So my confusion is figuring out what it wants to be fed???

Does it want 4:3 and let it stretch it until the aspect ratio looks awful (it really does) or can I feed it 16x9 which should look better but for some reason gets the crap cropped out of it.

I would appreciate one of you experts taking a look at the specs on page 46 and recommend both Tivo and pyTivo settings. I am stumped trying to get a consistent decent looking picture.
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That's what confuses me, this is the set http://www.amazon.com/JVC-AV-30W475-.../dp/B0002V242E
Ditch the TV and get a new one. The reviews on Amazon hint at what that set can't really do, which is anything beyond 480 video. Even a cheap Vizio or a Westinghouse would do a FAR better job. The money you'd save on powering that beast for a year would probably pay for a new LCD TV.
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Ditch the TV and get a new one. The reviews on Amazon hint at what that set can't really do, which is anything beyond 480 video. Even a cheap Vizio or a Westinghouse would do a FAR better job. The money you'd save on powering that beast for a year would probably pay for a new LCD TV.
Thanks for the advice but I was just laid off the old job... Offshoring... I doubt if I'll be buying anything soon and this one I got free though I can see why they were tossing it out. My 36" GE just died so I was hoping this one would get me by until I get back on my feet.
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That's what confuses me, this is the set http://www.amazon.com/JVC-AV-30W475-.../dp/B0002V242E
Interesting device. Um... you may have to switch the TV's aspect instead of the TiVo's. "Cinema" is the only mode I see that crops anything (although there's probably always some overscan). You'd only want to use that for letterboxed 4:3 material (like the "Zoom" mode on the TiVo). "Regular" and "Full" should be useful more often. (Personally I would never use "Panorama".)

ISTR some issues with 16:9 in 480i on the TiVo, but I'll have to get back to you on that.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #4136
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Well, I try very hard not to bother those of you that provide these marvelous tools for free but I've reached the hair pulling stage and I haven't that much left. I've been using pytivo for several years exclusively to transfer video from my PC to my Tivo(s). Never had any major problem and the minor ones ere easily resolved reading the forums etc. Sadly, it became necessary to format and reinstall XP on my ancient laptop I use as a media server. That went surprisingly well but now pytivo will not work. Or at least transfers to the Tivos won't work. Oddly, pulling files from the Tivo to the computer does work(and I'd never even tried to do that before). I've uninstalled and carefully reinstalled using the latest wmcbrine files(several times), lastest ffmpeg and latest tivodecode. I can connect to the web configuration at localhost:9032 . I can pull files from the Tivos. I can see MyVideos(and the files therein) on the Tivo Now Playing screen but when I try to transfer a file to the Tivo nothing happens but a blank blue screen. I have the sense this is some sort of configuration error but I'm darned if I can figure it out.

The debug log shows this:

2013-03-02 01:02:01,490 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:01] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:01,536 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:01] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=My%20Videos&Sor tOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:03,645 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:03] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:03,645 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:03] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:03,707 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:03] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=My%20Videos%2FT V&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&AnchorItem=%2FMy%2520Vi deos%2FTV%2FPrimeval.New.World.S01E09.HDTV.x264-2HD.mp4&AnchorOffset=-5&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:04,380 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:04] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=My%20Videos%2FT V&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:07,270 INFO pyTivo: 192.168.1.131 [02/Mar/2013 01:02:07] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&SourceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
2013-03-02 01:02:07,365 ERROR pyTivo: Exception during request from ('192.168.1.131', 2464)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python26\lib\SocketServer.py", line 560, in process_request_thread
self.finish_request(request, client_address)
File "C:\Python26\lib\SocketServer.py", line 322, in finish_request
self.RequestHandlerClass(request, client_address, self)
File "C:\pyTivo\httpserver.py", line 85, in __init__
client_address, server)
File "C:\Python26\lib\SocketServer.py", line 617, in __init__
self.handle()
File "C:\Python26\lib\BaseHTTPServer.py", line 329, in handle
self.handle_one_request()
File "C:\Python26\lib\BaseHTTPServer.py", line 323, in handle_one_request
method()
File "C:\pyTivo\httpserver.py", line 118, in do_GET
self.handle_query(query, tsn)
File "C:\pyTivo\httpserver.py", line 171, in handle_query
if self.do_command(query, command, basepath, tsn):
File "C:\pyTivo\httpserver.py", line 150, in do_command
method(self, query)
File "C:\pyTivo\plugins\video\video.py", line 441, in QueryContainer
video['valid'] = transcode.supported_format(f.name)
File "C:\pyTivo\plugins\video\transcode.py", line 1041, in supported_format
if video_info(inFile)['Supported']:
File "C:\pyTivo\plugins\video\transcode.py", line 807, in video_info
limit = config.getFFmpegWait()
File "C:\pyTivo\config.py", line 245, in getFFmpegWait
return max(int(float(config.get('Server', 'ffmpeg_wait'))), 1)
ValueError: empty string for float()

And this is my pytivo.conf file:

[loggers]
keys = root
path =
precache =
type =


[_tivo_SD]
video_pct =
audio_fr =
copy_ts =
bufsize =
audio_ch =
ffmpeg_pram =
video_br =
optres =
audio_lang =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
width =
max_audio_br =
max_video_br =
audio_codec =
video_fps =
height =
audio_br =

[handler_console]
formatter = basicform
args = (sys.stdout,)
path =
precache =
type =
class = StreamHandler

[My Videos]
precache =
type = video
path = E:\XXXXXXX


[handlers]
keys = console,rotfile
path =
precache =
type =

[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXX
par =
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
ffmpeg = C:\pyTivo\bin\ffmpeg.exe
temp = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo
ffmpeg_pram =
ffmpeg_wait =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
beacon = 192.168.1.255
togo_path = E:\XXXXXXX
debug =
tivo_username = XXX@XXXXX.com
guid =
port = 9032

[formatter_basicform]
format = %(asctime)s %(levelname)-5s %(name)s: %(message)s
path =
precache =
type =

[handler_rotfile]
formatter = basicform
args = ('C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo\debug.log', 'a', 10485760, 5)
path =
precache =
type =
class = handlers.RotatingFileHandler

[_tivo_HD]
video_pct =
audio_fr =
copy_ts =
bufsize =
audio_ch =
video_fps =
ffmpeg_pram =
video_br =
optres =
height =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
width =
audio_codec =
max_audio_br =
audio_br =
audio_lang =
max_video_br =

[logger_root]
handlers = console,rotfile
level = DEBUG
path =
precache =
type =

[formatters]
keys = basicform
path =
precache =
type =

I typically run pytivo as a service but switched to console to get the debug logs. doesn't seem to do anything different though.

Please help. My sanity is in jeopardy. Thanks again for the excellent tool and any assistance you can provide.

BB3
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:19 AM   #4137
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Well, I try very hard not to bother those of you that provide these marvelous tools for free but I've reached the hair pulling stage and I haven't that much left.

And this is my pytivo.conf file:

[loggers]
keys = root
path =
precache =
type =


[_tivo_SD]
video_pct =
audio_fr =
copy_ts =
bufsize =
audio_ch =
ffmpeg_pram =
video_br =
optres =
audio_lang =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
width =
max_audio_br =
max_video_br =
audio_codec =
video_fps =
height =
audio_br =

[handler_console]
formatter = basicform
args = (sys.stdout,)
path =
precache =
type =
class = StreamHandler

[My Videos]
precache =
type = video
path = E:\XXXXXXX


[handlers]
keys = console,rotfile
path =
precache =
type =

[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXX
par =
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
ffmpeg = C:\pyTivo\bin\ffmpeg.exe
temp = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo
ffmpeg_pram =
ffmpeg_wait =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
beacon = 192.168.1.255
togo_path = E:\XXXXXXX
debug =
tivo_username = XXX@XXXXX.com
guid =
port = 9032

[formatter_basicform]
format = %(asctime)s %(levelname)-5s %(name)s: %(message)s
path =
precache =
type =

[handler_rotfile]
formatter = basicform
args = ('C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo\debug.log', 'a', 10485760, 5)
path =
precache =
type =
class = handlers.RotatingFileHandler

[_tivo_HD]
video_pct =
audio_fr =
copy_ts =
bufsize =
audio_ch =
video_fps =
ffmpeg_pram =
video_br =
optres =
height =
ffmpeg_tmpl =
width =
audio_codec =
max_audio_br =
audio_br =
audio_lang =
max_video_br =

[logger_root]
handlers = console,rotfile
level = DEBUG
path =
precache =
type =

[formatters]
keys = basicform
path =
precache =
type =

I typically run pytivo as a service but switched to console to get the debug logs. doesn't seem to do anything different though.

Please help. My sanity is in jeopardy. Thanks again for the excellent tool and any assistance you can provide.

BB3
Remove most of that uh, stuff, from your config file and make it look like this:
Code:
[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXX
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
togo_path = E:\XXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXX@XXXXX.com

[My Videos]
type = video
path = E:\XXXXXXX
With the proper values for the fields, of course. Do you really have a folder on your E drive named XXXXXXX?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #4138
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Well, he might also want to leave in the log stuff. But yeah, all the "option = <blank>" lines are unnecessary, and in the case of the "ffmpeg_wait = <blank>" line, it's what's causing the error. I may need to make the parsing more robust there, because pyTivo can handle blanks in some other cases. But there's no reason to have those lines in there.

So:

Code:
[loggers]
keys = root

[handler_console]
formatter = basicform
args = (sys.stdout,)
class = StreamHandler

[My Videos]
type = video
path = E:\XXXXXXX

[handlers]
keys = console,rotfile

[Server]
tivo_password = XXXXXX
tivo_mak = XXXXXXXXXX
temp = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo
beacon = 192.168.1.255
togo_path = E:\XXXXXXX
tivo_username = XXX@XXXXX.com

[formatter_basicform]
format = %(asctime)s %(levelname)-5s %(name)s: %(message)s

[handler_rotfile]
formatter = basicform
args = ('C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\pyTivo\debug.log', 'a', 10485760, 5)
class = handlers.RotatingFileHandler

[logger_root]
handlers = console,rotfile
level = DEBUG

[formatters]
keys = basicform
I also took out "port" and "ffmpeg" because they were set to the default values. You probably don't need "beacon", either, but that depends on your network(s).
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:57 AM   #4139
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Gentlemen, your genius is reaffirmed. Works like a charm. Thank you so much.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #4140
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I know it's been said before, but I'll say it again, THANK YOU!
I just went through a rebuild, and after pulling all my shows down I finally took the plunge into pytivo to start pushing them back, so far, no issues, easy instructions, even for someone like me with only basic python knowledge, the tips have been great.
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