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Old 01-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #1831
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What is the best kmttg encoding preset that will create a file compatible with streaming back to the Tivo with Streambaby natively? Is there a preset that works well with content ranging from cartoons to dramas, SD to HD, 1920x1080 and 1280x720? Or do folks assign a specific preset for all of these sources?

I am specifically interested in anyone using kmttg to pull 1920x1080 NBC shows(hereos, 30 rock), decrypt, ad detect, ad cut, encode and stream back with Streambaby in realtime without pauses, etc.


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Old 01-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #1832
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For some reason my Videoredo TV Suite V4 tools won't launch. Here is the output of a file I tried to run the various tools on Windows 7

> Running qsfix on G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo ...
C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock186480141797480718 9.tmp
qsfix failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).TiVo" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock186480141797480718 9.tmp
C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD2806065642663928554.vbs( 25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not locate automation class named "VideoReDo.Application".

mpeg file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
vprj file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).VPrj
mpeg file not found: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
mpeg file not given or doesn't exist: G:\My Tivo Recordings\House Detective - Chilly Temperatures and Low Water Pressure in a 60s Bungalow (01_30_2010).mpg
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #1833
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ajayabb, try running VRD TV Suite 4 GUI as Administrator at least once.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:51 AM   #1834
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What is the best kmttg encoding preset that will create a file compatible with streaming back to the Tivo with Streambaby natively? Is there a preset that works well with content ranging from cartoons to dramas, SD to HD, 1920x1080 and 1280x720? Or do folks assign a specific preset for all of these sources?

I am specifically interested in anyone using kmttg to pull 1920x1080 NBC shows(hereos, 30 rock), decrypt, ad detect, ad cut, encode and stream back with Streambaby in realtime without pauses, etc.


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I recommend using ff_tivo_sd for SD sources and ff_tivo_hd for HD sources.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #1835
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ajayabb, try running VRD TV Suite 4 GUI as Administrator at least once.
No Luck after running as Admin
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:58 AM   #1836
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Here's the output of another file after Running as Admin

VideoRedo video dimensions filter is enabled
VideoRedo video dimensions filter set to: x=704, y=480
>> Running qsfix on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock637850728956785004 1.tmp
qsfix failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock637850728956785004 1.tmp
C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD7087231410377749994.vbs( 25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not create object named "VideoReDo.Application".

>> Running comskip on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
"C:\Program Files\kmttg_v0p7h (1)\comskip\comskip.exe" --ini "C:\Program Files\kmttg_v0p7h (1)\comskip\comskip.ini" --videoredo "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg"
comskip job completed: 00:01:53
---DONE--- job=comskip output=G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj
>> Running adcut on G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).mpg ...
C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010)_cut.mpg" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock221949516018028165 2.tmp
adcut failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010).VPrj" "G:\My Tivo Recordings\McLaughlin Group (01_24_2010)_cut.mpg" /l:C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock221949516018028165 2.tmp
C:\Users\ajay\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD194558845561072222.vbs(2 5, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not create object named "VideoReDo.Application".
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #1837
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ajayabb, the problem is the following:
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WScript.CreateObject: Could not create object named "VideoReDo.Application".
The registry is supposed to have that object after your run VideRedo GUI at least once but for some reason it's missing or not accessible in your case. Turn off the following setting in kmttg:
Allow multiple VideoRedo jobs at once
This will then have kmttg use "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent" object instead to run VideoRedo and I'm curious if that also fails.

It's some kind of permissions issue. Perhaps try temporarily with UAC turned off in Windows 7 to see how that goes. i.e.
Turn off UAC
Run VideoRedo TV Suite 4 GUI and then exit
Run kmttg GUI

I am using Vista 64 which also has UAC, but I turned off UAC a long time ago.
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #1838
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ajayabb, the problem is the following:

The registry is supposed to have that object after your run VideRedo GUI at least once but for some reason it's missing or not accessible in your case. Turn off the following setting in kmttg:
Allow multiple VideoRedo jobs at once
This will then have kmttg use "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent" object instead to run VideoRedo and I'm curious if that also fails.

It's some kind of permissions issue. Perhaps try temporarily with UAC turned off in Windows 7 to see how that goes. i.e.
Turn off UAC
Run VideoRedo TV Suite 4 GUI and then exit
Run kmttg GUI

I am using Vista 64 which also has UAC, but I turned off UAC a long time ago.
Turning off UAC did it. I hate that thing. It must have been re enabled during my Windows 7 upgrade.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:14 PM   #1839
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Allow multiple VideoRedo jobs at once
This will then have kmttg use "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent" object instead to run VideoRedo and I'm curious if that also fails.
This is the error I get now "VideoReDo.VideoRedoSilent".

I only get it on a few things though, not every xfer I do, for instance I get this error on America's Test Kitchen but not on Ask This Old House, both during the same batch.

I have only recently starting using a couple of the options in kmttg so I don't really understand much. I use decrypt and VRD QS fix, but not ad detect or anything else if that makes a difference.

I am also using the TV suite of VideoReDo.

And if you are taking requests I'd like to be able to increase the font size, I squint to see the letters as it is, in the documentation online it said that in the general tab you could adjust this, but in my version v0p7d this option is not there.

Nice program, thanks =)
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Sandi, font size setting was added in version v0p7f so recommend you upgrade to latest. Online documentation I update to stay current with latest version as it's too much trouble/work to keep separate documents for every version.

As with above user try turning off UAC if you are getting WScript.CreateObject errors.
I don't understand how you can be getting that error for some shows and not others... Note that if you have multiple versions of VideoRedo installed then the last version that you ran is what is used for the VideoRedo tasks.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:57 PM   #1841
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I recommend using ff_tivo_sd for SD sources and ff_tivo_hd for HD sources.
Thanks Moyekj. I attempted tivo_hd on the latest Heroes. Here is the media info output below. Noticed the strange fps it reports, different from the source. I suspect this makes Streambaby actually convert it instead of streaming it natively based on the wiki compatibility diagram for h.264. Is it possible that this strange fps is what is causing the less than real-time delivery of the transcoded stream to the Tivo? Thanks for all of the help as always!

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Complete name : C:\kmttg\work\Heroes\Pass_Fail.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 768 MiB
Duration : 41mn 46s
Overall bit rate : 2 570 Kbps
Movie name : Pass/Fail
Part/Position : 1
Part/Total : 1
Performer : Heroes
Genre : Drama
Encoded date : UTC 2010-01-18 00:00:00
Writing application : Lavf52.46.0
stik : 10
desc : Hiro subconsciously deals with some of his past decisions as his brain tumor worsens; Claire receives an unexpected visit from Sylar; Samuels plan to impress Vanessa takes a frightening turn.
tvsh : Heroes
tvnn : WMAQDT

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.2
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 41mn 46s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 2 180 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 5 000 Kbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 25.655 fps
Minimum frame rate : 19.980 fps
Maximum frame rate : 59.940 fps
Original frame rate : 59.940 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.041
Stream size : 651 MiB (85%)
Writing library : x264 core 80 r1376 3feaec2
Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=3 / deblock=0:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.0:0.0 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=0 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=0 / b_bias=0 / direct=2 / wpredb=1 / wpredp=0 / keyint=24 / keyint_min=2 / scenecut=0 / rc=abr / mbtree=0 / bitrate=5000 / ratetol=0.8 / qcomp=0.50 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=50 / qpstep=3 / ip_ratio=1.25 / pb_ratio=1.25 / aq=1:1.00

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID : ac-3
Duration : 41mn 46s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 115 MiB (15%)

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Thanks, I am very happy with the updates in this release. For those using VideoRedo even if not upgrading to TVSuite 4 version this release has some good changes as well that make updating worthwhile.

Hopefully the new ffmpeg won't cause problems... I'm still not totally happy about the ffmpeg "aac" codec compared to the older "libfaac" one but hopefully the issues are isolated to me and I know how to workaround them.
moyekj: I am a little confused on which VideoRedo you are now recommending as the "best choice" to use with your new version of kmttg (v0p7g). It was my impression that you were using the beta version of VideoRedo Plus (3.10.1.587?) which I have also been using. Are you now recommending making the move up to VideoRedo TvSuite4?
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You might move the "Download TiVo Files in Transport Stream Format" to the General tab and rename it as "TiVo download format" with drop down selections for MPG and TS.
Disregard this suggestion until TiVo adds support for TS to the U.S. boxes.

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I'm still learning Java GUI programming. I just made an adjustment that allows all 3 panels to be stretched vertically very flexibly now instead of the somewhat restrained area in v0p7h. That means for example you can devote most vertical area now to the Now Playing List and leave just a tiny area for the other panels. I can get you a test version to try out once I put in a fix for the above folder view issue.

The way it's programmed now all tabs are created horizontally only. I suppose depending on your font size setting it starts to wrap tabs around. For me on my Vista machine I get just a single row of tabs right now.

Makes sense to bundle these currently somewhat distributed options into a group.
Just tried beta v86a. It's perfect!

I wouldn't mind the ability to hide the record times (under the date field), but that's more of a nitpick. V86a works very well for me as is.
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OK I have the h version now, boy I never heard this program ding so much until tonight....

I had all sorts of errors at first, it will not use VRD to decode "Encountered problems obtaining encoding profiles from VideoRedo" so I went back to not using that option and that error went away.

Now I still can't qsfix:

G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.TiVo: size=1196.40 MB elapsed=00:14:20 (11.67 Mbps)
---DONE--- job=download output=G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.TiVo
>> DECRYPTING G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.TiVo ...
"D:\Program Files\kmttg_v0p7d\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe" --mak MAK --out "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg" "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.TiVo"
tivodecode job completed: 00:00:38
---DONE--- job=decrypt output=G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg
(Deleted file: G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.TiVo)
VideoRedo video dimensions filter is enabled
VideoRedo video dimensions filter set to: x=720, y=480
>> Running qsfix on G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg ...
C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\Sandi\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD3705462654741032950.vbs "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg" "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\Sandi\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock23734085451141709 92.tmp
qsfix failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command: C:\Windows\system32\cscript.exe //nologo C:\Users\Sandi\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD3705462654741032950.vbs "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg" "G:\Tivo Output\Americas Test Kitchen From Cooks Illustrated - Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner _Ep#921.mpg.qsfix" /l:C:\Users\Sandi\AppData\Local\Temp\VRDLock23734085451141709 92.tmp
C:\Users\Sandi\AppData\Local\Temp\VRD3705462654741032950.vbs (25, 1) WScript.CreateObject: Could not locate automation class named "VideoReDo.VideoReDoSilent".

I have already disabled UAC, run VRD and kmttg as admin.

About updating, do I have to keep checking to see if you put out a new version or is there some way to get notified?

Thanks again for the font size thing.
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I don't recall seeing the "HD Channels" folder before. Is this specific o the latest beta? Or did I somehow miss this in past versions?
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moyekj: I am a little confused on which VideoRedo you are now recommending as the "best choice" to use with your new version of kmttg (v0p7g). It was my impression that you were using the beta version of VideoRedo Plus (3.10.1.587?) which I have also been using. Are you now recommending making the move up to VideoRedo TvSuite4?
Not really. VideoRedo Plus is just fine. I upgraded to TVSuite 4 because of ability to edit H.264 videos and secondary ability to encode to H.264 & VC-1. There are still things missing which I am waiting for in TVSuite 4 such as AC3 support in mp4 container. VideoRedo Plus is still fine for QS Fix, mpeg2 editing, etc. so there is really no reason to upgrade to TVSuite 4 for those capabilities.
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I don't recall seeing the "HD Channels" folder before. Is this specific o the latest beta? Or did I somehow miss this in past versions?
It's been there since folder support was added. I think it's pretty useless for most people, especially if most of your recordings are from HD channels. (And yes it's named "HD Channels" intentionally since it includes any recording from an HD channel - there is no information from TiVo metadata if a recording is true HD or upscaled HD).
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Not really. VideoRedo Plus is just fine. I upgraded to TVSuite 4 because of ability to edit H.264 videos and secondary ability to encode to H.264 & VC-1. There are still things missing which I am waiting for in TVSuite 4 such as AC3 support in mp4 container. VideoRedo Plus is still fine for QS Fix, mpeg2 editing, etc. so there is really no reason to upgrade to TVSuite 4 for those capabilities.
I'd like those capabilities too, If we do upgrade, is there anything we have to configure differently in kmttg other than potentially the directory location?
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Sandi, as long as you get this error VRD tasks won't work:
WScript.CreateObject: Could not locate automation class named "VideoReDo.VideoReDoSilent".

What version of VideoRedo are you running?

Note that VideoRedo batch manager also relies on the above to work, so try using batch manager in VideoRedo:
- Start VideoRedo GUI (not as administrator) and open up a video
- Choose Save As... and then set the "Queue to batch" option and then choose "Queue" button.
- Choose Tools->Start Batch Manager.
- Choose "Save and Execute" button.

This will create and run a VideoRedo batch script which uses "vp.vbs" script installed in VideoRedo which also relies on "VideoReDo.VideoReDoSilent" object to work.

So by doing the above steps either:
1. If it works it should create the object and then kmttg VRD scripts should work as well.
2. If it doesn't work you will probably need to ask for help in VideoRedo forums to find out why not.
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I'd like those capabilities too, If we do upgrade, is there anything we have to configure differently in kmttg other than potentially the directory location?
Directory location and optionally if you wish you can switch kmttg to use VideoRedo encoding profiles in the latest v0p7h version. (I am still using ffmpeg for encoding for now since VRD doesn't have AC3 support in mp4 container yet, though that capability will be coming).
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #1851
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It's been there since folder support was added. I think it's pretty useless for most people, especially if most of your recordings are from HD channels. (And yes it's named "HD Channels" intentionally since it includes any recording from an HD channel - there is no information from TiVo metadata if a recording is true HD or upscaled HD).
Thanks. I take it there is no way to hide this folder? My apologies if this was asked before.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:24 PM   #1852
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Thanks. I take it there is no way to hide this folder? My apologies if this was asked before.
No. I probably should just take it out as I don't think many people care for it anyway...
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:53 PM   #1853
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Thanks for the help but I think I am done fiddling with it, too much hassle for a non-programmer person like me.

I will go back to using PyTiVo and manually editing the files myself.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:18 AM   #1854
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Thanks Moyekj. I attempted tivo_hd on the latest Heroes. Here is the media info output below. Noticed the strange fps it reports, different from the source. I suspect this makes Streambaby actually convert it instead of streaming it natively based on the wiki compatibility diagram for h.264. Is it possible that this strange fps is what is causing the less than real-time delivery of the transcoded stream to the Tivo? Thanks for all of the help as always!
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Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 25.655 fps
Minimum frame rate : 19.980 fps
Maximum frame rate : 59.940 fps
Original frame rate : 59.940 fps
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That is a little odd on the variable frame rate. I just tried real quickly ff_tivo_hd profile on a 720p recording I had and it ended up with Constant frame rate of 59.940 fps (same as source). I do have that same Heroes episode, so even though of course the source comes from a different headend I've queued it up for download and encode just out of curiosity to see what I end up with. Will post results when complete.

If you still have the original source mpeg would be curious to see Mediainfo results on it (to see if it perhaps has variable frame rate).

NOTE: If you want to you can force ffmpeg to use a fixed frame rate for example by adding -r 59.94 to the ff_tivo_hd.enc file. Or perhaps make a copy of that file to a different name and add the frame rate option to it.

EDIT: I reproduced the problem you are seeing. Turns out it's not the frame rate that is the problem. The problem is it encodes to H.264 Level 4.2 for this source which TiVo does not like/accept. I simply added -level 41 to the encoding specs and that fixed it - both streambaby and pyTivo push worked and video played back fine on my S3.

So, in summary to fix it, edit ff_tivo_hd.enc file and right after libx264 add the following:
-level 41
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:10 AM   #1855
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That is a little odd on the variable frame rate. I just tried real quickly ff_tivo_hd profile on a 720p recording I had and it ended up with Constant frame rate of 59.940 fps (same as source). I do have that same Heroes episode, so even though of course the source comes from a different headend I've queued it up for download and encode just out of curiosity to see what I end up with. Will post results when complete.

If you still have the original source mpeg would be curious to see Mediainfo results on it (to see if it perhaps has variable frame rate).

NOTE: If you want to you can force ffmpeg to use a fixed frame rate for example by adding -r 59.94 to the ff_tivo_hd.enc file. Or perhaps make a copy of that file to a different name and add the frame rate option to it.
Streambaby also reports "Same", meaning it will transcode, on the KMTTG TIVO_HD MP4 above. I am also experimenting with the h264 presets and will report back.

General
Complete name : C:\kmttg\work\Heroes\Pass_Fail.mpg
Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 5.50 GiB
Duration : 1h 0mn
Overall bit rate : 13.1 Mbps

Video
ID : 224 (0xE0)
Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@High
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Duration : 1h 0mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 12.2 Mbps
Nominal bit rate : 20.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.196
Stream size : 5.12 GiB (93%)

Audio
ID : 128 (0x80)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Duration : 1h 0mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Stream size : 165 MiB (3%)

Text
ID : 224 (0xE0)-608-1
Format : EIA-608
Muxing mode : MPEG Video / EIA-708
Muxing mode, more info : Muxed in Video #1
Stream size : 0.00 Byte (0%)
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:21 AM   #1856
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abnersnell, check my edit above. All you need to add is -level 41 to the existing ff_tivo_hd profile for it to work.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:13 AM   #1857
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I just want to say THANKS to Moyekj for this program.
This program works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:22 AM   #1858
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I'll second that. I transferred a bunch of stuff last night using the h version and everything went fine. Shows, clips, etc.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #1859
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abnersnell, I experimented some more with a 1 min clip from Heroes and found that simplifying the profile and increasing the bit rate to 7000k resulted in good quality result while still reducing the file size quite considerably. Here's my latest profile:
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FFMPEG -y -i INPUT -threads CPU_CORES -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -level 41 -b 7000k -refs 3 -bf 3 -me_method umh -subq 9 -me_range 16 -qmin 10 -qmax 50 -g 24 -f mp4 OUTPUT

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:26 PM   #1860
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After some more tweaking I finally settled on this. The quality difference between source mpeg and resulting h.264 was virtually imperceptible, with still big file size savings:
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FFMPEG -y -i INPUT -threads CPU_CORES -acodec copy -vcodec libx264 -flags +loop -coder ac -level 41 -b 8000k -refs 3 -bf 3 -me_method umh -subq 9 -me_range 16 -qmin 10 -qmax 50 -qscale 1 -sameq -g 24 -f mp4 OUTPUT
I have checked in above in SVN as the encoding profile for next release for ff_tivo_hd. I have same profile for ff_tivo_sd but with 3000k bit rate.
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