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Old 03-02-2008, 03:12 PM   #1831
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Feature requests

I have a couple of feature requests.

1. I use a number of programs to put videos onto the file server (galleon, TyTool, etc), and they all by default or configuration add the date and if applicable the channel to the file name. This works great for helping organize the server, but it would be nice if pyTiVo didn't display this info in the NPL. The additional data is contained within parentheses directly preceding the extension. Could we get an option (possibly user configurable) to not display anything in parentheses directly preceding the extension in the NPL?

2. I use the format <Series Name> - <Episode Title> in the filename to identify programs which are part of a series, and then of course I put them all in a folder of the same name. When pyTiVo displays the names in the NPL, this is how they come up, except of course the Episode title is probably half chopped off. It would be great if pyTivo would eliminate any leading string of the form "Name of Show -" if the subfolder name is "Name of Show".
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #1832
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Hey, folders are working! I don't know if this is old news or not.
Yeah, you're way behind. Sorry, I'm not sure if it was announced in this thread or not -- most of the discussion is going on over on the pyTivo forum now.

They're only partly working -- see below.

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Did someone figure a way around TiVo's quirky folder handling
Yep -- it involves adding a "UniqueID" for each folder. However, it still only works for the topmost level of folders. (Which makes sense in a way, because the TiVo box itself only supports one level of folders.) To go lower, you have to enable "hack83" (put "hack83=True" in the Server section of pyTivo.conf), but that's slower and sometimes unstable.

Re: your requests about the display -- maybe -- but in the meantime, you might want to try using metadata files to get the episodes to show up the way you like.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:43 AM   #1833
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Behind the times

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Yeah, you're way behind.
'Figures

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However, it still only works for the topmost level of folders. (Which makes sense in a way, because the TiVo box itself only supports one level of folders.)
That is sufficient for my purposes at this time.

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Re: your requests about the display -- maybe -- but in the meantime, you might want to try using metadata files to get the episodes to show up the way you like.
I thought the metadata files only affected the information once one drilled into a program listing, not how it was displayed in the upper level of the NPL. Of course, I must admit I haven't done any research on the topic, yet.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:58 AM   #1834
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Nope, they work everywhere.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #1835
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Ooof!!

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in the meantime, you might want to try using metadata files to get the episodes to show up the way you like.
Ooof!! I downloaded the MetaGenrator, and it's a neat little program, but I have hundreds of videos. Manually creating a metafile for each one will take an enormous amount of time. Not only that, but per the discussions above, it's not working for movies right now.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:47 AM   #1836
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The metadata files are just text files. You can make them with a text editor, with a script, or with gmd's program. You don't need to use MasterCephus' program.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:37 AM   #1837
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The metadata files are just text files. You can make them with a text editor, with a script, or with gmd's program. You don't need to use MasterCephus' program.
I haven't seen gmd's program. I'll look it up.

A script is a real possibility. I'm running under Linux, so there are plenty pf tools for building the script. Of course the data provided by MasterCephus' program is really slick, if the movie section gets fixed, but I have to weigh that against the rather daunting prospect of wading through hundreds of programs. Even at less than a minute apiece, it's a lot of work.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:08 AM   #1838
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Just want everyone to know that the newest version of the MetaGenerator works with Movie Data again. Movie-xml is back up for the time being. The only thing that I know does not work is movie titles with less than 4 characters. So if you search for 300, you will get no results. Zag2Me is working on fixing this so when he fixes it, it will just work. I will keep an eye out and notify everyone when it's working again.

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Old 03-09-2008, 07:31 AM   #1839
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Thank you!!!

Having used Pytivo for over a year with my S2, I had issues updating, so I just stuck to the old version.

Well I just updated using the windows installer version, and a grown man just got emotional over his Tivo's abilities again... thank you! Thank you all for working so hard to develop such an amazing and worthwhile piece of software. It truely is amazing.

My folders work, the the item count works.... uh oh.. were did I put my tissues.

Thanks again!
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My folders work, the the item count works.... uh oh.. were did I put my tissues.
Shall we stand by with a resuscitation cart?
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@#%#^#$! Windows!!!

Hey MasterCephus,

Any chance of a Linux version? I just managed to blow away my copy of Superman: The Movie because Windows doesn't recognize characters like ?, *, :, and \ in filenames. Dammit. That was one of my favorite movies on the server.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:01 AM   #1842
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Can't view the video's

Ok, I installed all the latest releases of Python and pvTivo. The console is running fine, or so it appears. I can see the videos on my Tivo, but when I start to transfer everything seems fine, but then I get a message saying that "the transfer has been interrupted , the connection was either lost of not configured correctly". I searched this forum, but don't see anyone with just this problem.

Here is the log from the console:

Checking to see if pyTivo is already running . . .

Starting pyTivo Server. Use ctrl+Break to exit.

pyTivo is ready.
C:\Program Files\pyTivo\Cheetah\Compiler.py:1508: UserWarning:
You don't have the C version of NameMapper installed! I'm disabling Cheetah's us
eStackFrames option as it is painfully slow with the Python version of NameMappe
r. You should get a copy of Cheetah with the compiled C version of NameMapper.
"\nYou don't have the C version of NameMapper installed! "
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:35] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:38] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:39] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Fil ter=x-tivo-container
%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1"
200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:44] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:44] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos%2FRECYCLER&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&Item Count=8&Filter=x-tiv
o-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F
* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:47] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:47] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F RECYCLER&AnchorOffse
t=-3&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-t
ivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:51] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:51] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F Weeds%2520Season%252
03%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbitur&AnchorO
ffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2
Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:56] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:53:56] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FMy%2520Vi
deosSouth%2520park%2520The%2520Spirit%2520of%2520Christmas%2 520%2528uncensored%2
529.mpeg&AnchorOffset=-5&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%
2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:04] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:05] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&Anc horItem=%2FMy%2520Vi
deosSeussical%252005.20.01.wmv&AnchorOffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-vi
deos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:05] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQuery&Cont
ainer=My%20Videos&File=Seussical%2005.20.01.wmv HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:20] "GET /My%20VideosSeussical%2005.20.01.wmv
HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:30] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:30] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FMy%2520Vi
deosSeussical%252005.20.01.wmv&AnchorOffset=-4&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-vi
deos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:33] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:34] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FMy%2520Vi
deosLost%2520-%2520%2527%2527Confirmed%2520Dead%2527%2527%2520%2528Recorde d%2520
Feb%25207%252C%25202008%252C%2520KGTV%2529.mpeg&AnchorOffset =-8&Filter=x-tivo-co
ntainer%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HT
TP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:36] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:36] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F System%2520Volume%25
20Information&AnchorOffset=-4&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-conta
iner%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:40] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:40] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F Weeds%2520Season%252
03%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbitur&AnchorO
ffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2
Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:42] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:42] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F Weeds%2520Season%252
03%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbitur&AnchorO
ffset=-8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2
Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:45] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:45] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos%2FWeeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20eps%2 01-4)%20Mp4's%20by%2
0Arbitur&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-video
s,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:50] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:51] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos%2FWeeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20eps%2 01-4)%20Mp4's%20by%2
0Arbitur&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&AnchorItem=%2FMy %2520VideosWeeds%252
0Season%25203%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbi
tur%2FWeeds%2520Season%25203%2520%2528preair%2520ep%25203%25 29.mp4&AnchorOffset=
-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tiv
o-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:51] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQuery&Cont
ainer=My%20Videos&File=Weeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20eps%20 1-4)%20Mp4's%20by%20
Arbitur%2FWeeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20ep%203).mp4 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:54:52] "GET /My%20VideosSeussical%2005.20.01.wmv
HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:00] "GET /My%20VideosWeeds%20Season%203%20(pr
eair%20eps%201-4)%20Mp4's%20by%20Arbitur/Weeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20ep%203).
mp4 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:07] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:07] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos%2FWeeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20eps%2 01-4)%20Mp4's%20by%2
0Arbitur&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&AnchorItem=%2FMy %2520VideosWeeds%252
0Season%25203%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbi
tur%2FWeeds%2520Season%25203%2520%2528preair%2520ep%25203%25 29.mp4&AnchorOffset=
-3&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tiv
o-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:09] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F Weeds%2520Season%252
03%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbitur&AnchorO
ffset=-8&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2
Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:15] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:31] "GET /My%20VideosWeeds%20Season%203%20(pr
eair%20eps%201-4)%20Mp4's%20by%20Arbitur/Weeds%20Season%203%20(preair%20ep%203).
mp4 HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:40] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:40] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Fil ter=x-tivo-container
%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1"
200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:53] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:53] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=8&Anc horItem=%2FTiVoConne
ct%3FCommand%3DQueryContainer%26Container%3DMy%2520Videos%2F Weeds%2520Season%252
03%2520%2528preair%2520eps%25201-4%2529%2520Mp4%2527s%2520by%2520Arbitur&AnchorO
ffset=-1&Filter=x-tivo-container%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2
Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:59] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryFormats&So
urceFormat=video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg HTTP/1.1" 404 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:59] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&
Container=My%20Videos&SortOrder=!CaptureDate&ItemCount=1&Anc horItem=%2FMy%2520Vi
deosLost%2520-%2520%2527%2527Confirmed%2520Dead%2527%2527%2520%2528Recorde d%2520
Feb%25207%252C%25202008%252C%2520KGTV%2529.mpeg&AnchorOffset =-1&Filter=x-tivo-co
ntainer%2Ftivo-videos,x-tivo-container%2Ffolder,video%2Fx-tivo-mpeg,video%2F* HT
TP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:55:59] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=TVBusQuery&Cont
ainer=My%20Videos&File=Lost%20-%20''Confirmed%20Dead''%20(Recorded%20Feb%207,%20
2008,%20KGTV).mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:56:07] "GET /My%20VideosLost%20-%20''Confirmed%2
0Dead''%20(Recorded%20Feb%207,%202008,%20KGTV).mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -
192.168.1.4 - - [10/Mar/2008 05:56:38] "GET /My%20VideosLost%20-%20''Confirmed%2
0Dead''%20(Recorded%20Feb%207,%202008,%20KGTV).mpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 -


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Old 03-10-2008, 08:58 AM   #1843
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Any chance of a Linux version?
it's written in .NET so you could try and intall Mono and see if it will run....

EDIT:

after running the MoMA from Mono, it appears that the MetaGenerator will work; however, the SQLite stuff will not. In one of my next releases, I am removing the SQLite stuff because there is no need for it...then it should work with Mono...
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:20 AM   #1844
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I would like to upload 1080i video to my TiVoHD. I set the ffmpeg_prams setting to what it states in the description, but when I transfer something that's 1080i, it seems to show it to me "zoomed in", where I can't see the whole video. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:54 AM   #1845
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Eh, how much "zooming" are you seeing? That could just be overscan. In which case, you could potentially turn it off on your set; or you could use a patch to pyTivo to pad the video (see the pyTivo "hacks" forum -- I hope to make this mainstream, but I haven't gotten around to it).
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:22 PM   #1846
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Yay! Adding the aspect169=false to a named tivo section in the config file fixed it for me, and I can watch 16:9 videos now without switching to my xbox 360. It's so much easier to watch movies on my Tivo.

I'm surprised they haven't fixed this yet, the earliest bug reports seem to be from November last year.
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Eh, how much "zooming" are you seeing? That could just be overscan. In which case, you could potentially turn it off on your set; or you could use a patch to pyTivo to pad the video (see the pyTivo "hacks" forum -- I hope to make this mainstream, but I haven't gotten around to it).
Right now I have my TiVo HD connected to my Dell 2405 LCD through component cabling. I transferred the Ice Age 2 quicktime trailer (ice_age_2-tlrD_h1080p.mov) and, when playing it, it shows up in 720p and is zoomed in and scrunched. Shouldn't it have changed the TiVoHD to 1080?
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I just did a side-by-side comparison between the PC and the TiVo and noticed that it zoomed in the top and bottom slightly but did not trim the left and right, which is the reason why it lookes scrunched. Where the PC version has black bars at the top and bottom, the TiVo transfer shows a full screen with a little trimming of the top and bottom. The real question is why it's showing as 720p.
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Right now I have my TiVo HD connected to my Dell 2405 LCD through component cabling. I transferred the Ice Age 2 quicktime trailer (ice_age_2-tlrD_h1080p.mov) and, when playing it, it shows up in 720p and is zoomed in and scrunched. Shouldn't it have changed the TiVoHD to 1080?
This is pyTivo behaving normally under a default configuration. Videos under 1280x720 are passed to the TiVoHD and Series3 unaltered, since they can accomodate a video variety of MPEG-2 video formats. Videos over 1280x720 are downscaled to 720p. This was chosen as a reasonable default value, in order to keep the transcoding CPU utilization down, and the speed of transfers to the TiVo at a reasonable level. Should you wish to transcode your videos to a higher resolution, feel free to do so. Specifying the "height", "width" and "video_br" parameters should get you what you want.
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I just found pyTivo and would like to thank the author for creating this app.

I have one question I would like to ask. I tested pyTivo with two home videos. One was made on miniDV camcorder and was imported into an AVI format using Windows movie maker 2.6. The other home movie was made using a Nikon L11 digital camera. It says TV resolution (640x). The movie made using L11 shows up better as compared to the one made using camcorder.

The panning on camcorder movie is horrible. My Tivo is S2 and the TV is a 65" 1080P TV. Will this be any better when my TivoHD arrvies? or do I need to tweak some settings?

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I have one question I would like to ask. I tested pyTivo with two home videos. One was made on miniDV camcorder and was imported into an AVI format using Windows movie maker 2.6. The other home movie was made using a Nikon L11 digital camera. It says TV resolution (640x). The movie made using L11 shows up better as compared to the one made using camcorder.
Which looks better on your computer ? What is the resolution of the camcorder ?

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The panning on camcorder movie is horrible. My Tivo is S2 and the TV is a 65" 1080P TV. Will this be any better when my TivoHD arrvies? or do I need to tweak some settings?
Depends upon what the resolutions of the source materials are. The higher resolution of the two (either camcorder or digicam) should look better on your 1080p display.

The Series2 will only accept a very specific resolution and refresh rate, so pyTivo must convert all videos to meet those requirements when transferring to an S2. TiVoHD and S3's can accept a video variety of MPEG-2 resolutions/rates, so less transcoding will occur and should make your videos look a bit better.
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I just found pyTivo and would like to thank the author for creating this app.

I have one question I would like to ask. I tested pyTivo with two home videos. One was made on miniDV camcorder and was imported into an AVI format using Windows movie maker 2.6.
I'd blame the Windows Movie Maker software for poor conversion. You can just have pyTivo transcode the raw video if you want. I've been using ffmpeg directly to convert the raw video to DVD format, and also to a lower bit rate format that I use on pyTivo.

I just have a Series 2 Tivo and an old regular TV, so lower resolutions look just fine. (I love how low resolutions look like crap on my PC, because it tries to convert them to higher resolution, but they look fine on the TV - just basic, old-fashioned TV is actually a pretty cool technology)
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oh, I just realized you said your TV is high res, but your Tivo is not. You might therefore be experiencing the same sort of thing as looking at low res on your computer.
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Which looks better on your computer ? What is the resolution of the camcorder ?

The Series2 will only accept a very specific resolution and refresh rate, so pyTivo must convert all videos to meet those requirements when transferring to an S2. TiVoHD and S3's can accept a video variety of MPEG-2 resolutions/rates, so less transcoding will occur and should make your videos look a bit better.
They both look ok on my computer but I was watching them in smaller window. I haven't tried watching them full size on 20" monitor. I don't know the resolution of Camcorder. It is Sony TRV17. But I imported video on computer in highest possible resolution mode (AVI).


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I'd blame the Windows Movie Maker software for poor conversion. You can just have pyTivo transcode the raw video if you want. I've been using ffmpeg directly to convert the raw video to DVD format, and also to a lower bit rate format that I use on pyTivo.
Movie maker may be the culprit here. How do I access raw video? I do need to import it somehow to computer as it is sitting on a tape in the camcorder.


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oh, I just realized you said your TV is high res, but your Tivo is not. You might therefore be experiencing the same sort of thing as looking at low res on your computer.
My THD should be here tomorrow. I will test it and report here.
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They both look ok on my computer but I was watching them in smaller window. I haven't tried watching them full size on 20" monitor. I don't know the resolution of Camcorder. It is Sony TRV17. But I imported video on computer in highest possible resolution mode (AVI).

Movie maker may be the culprit here. How do I access raw video? I do need to import it somehow to computer as it is sitting on a tape in the camcorder.
I've got the Sony TRV22, so I'm familiar with what you're dealing with. Try WinDV HERE to try and extract the video via firewire. It shouldn't mess around with the video as its being pulled from the camcorder.
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I have been trying a lot of things to get pyTivo to play playlists. But I am not having any luck. Have any of you who run pyTivo on Windows XP succeeded in getting pyTivo to play playlists? If so, would you tell me how you did it?
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new tivo desktop 2.6 supports a new reverse 'auto transfer', pushing content to your tivo's from your pc -- any bets on how long to reverse engineer this and add it to pytivo?
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new tivo desktop 2.6 supports a new reverse 'auto transfer', pushing content to your tivo's from your pc -- any bets on how long to reverse engineer this and add it to pytivo?
I suppose it would depend if the auto transfer is truly a "push", where TD instigates the transfer and forces the new content down into the TiVo. It could very well be that the TiVo is polling TD, checking for any new content, and requesting a transfer for any new content.

If it truly is a push, I'm not sure pyTivo could do this since that runs contrary to how pyTivo typically runs. pyTivo usually responds to queries from the TiVo. To support a "push" model, pyTivo would have to be actively querying the shares to see if there's anything new, and then proactively send a message to the TiVo informing it of new content. pyTivo doesn't do either of these things right now.

If it's a "poll 'n pull", I think we might see pyTivo support fairly quickly. We just need to figure out how the TiVo is polling TD for new content, and then get pyTivo to mimic TD's behavior.
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I suppose it would depend if the auto transfer is truly a "push", where TD instigates the transfer and forces the new content down into the TiVo. It could very well be that the TiVo is polling TD, checking for any new content, and requesting a transfer for any new content.

If it truly is a push, I'm not sure pyTivo could do this since that runs contrary to how pyTivo typically runs. pyTivo usually responds to queries from the TiVo. To support a "push" model, pyTivo would have to be actively querying the shares to see if there's anything new, and then proactively send a message to the TiVo informing it of new content. pyTivo doesn't do either of these things right now.

If it's a "poll 'n pull", I think we might see pyTivo support fairly quickly. We just need to figure out how the TiVo is polling TD for new content, and then get pyTivo to mimic TD's behavior.
if i'm reading this right (http://www.tivolovers.com/2008/01/14...m-tivo-at-ces/), TD sends a instant message to the 'mothership' which bounces that message down to the individual tivo, then the individual tivo uses the information from that IM to start pulling the show from TD. so yes, it might be outside of pytivo's normal functionality, but perhaps a simple plugin, that you set a poll interval (check every 15 minutes) and folders to check?
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if i'm reading this right (http://www.tivolovers.com/2008/01/14...m-tivo-at-ces/), TD sends a instant message to the 'mothership' which bounces that message down to the individual tivo, then the individual tivo uses the information from that IM to start pulling the show from TD. so yes, it might be outside of pytivo's normal functionality, but perhaps a simple plugin, that you set a poll interval (check every 15 minutes) and folders to check?
I'm not sure that the XMPP ("jabber") support is in the 9.2 TiVo software, or even if it's scheduled to be released as a part of the 9.3 release. We also don't know if this iteration of TD software uses XMPP to effectively push the content to the TiVo, or if it's still relying on the TiVo to poll it.

We'll know soon enough, I'll wager.

I'll be firing up TD 2.6 tonight with a packet sniffer and see what interesting things pop up...
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