Archivo: a new app for archiving TiVo recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by fflewddur, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Feb 1, 2016 #201 of 374
    fflewddur

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    Awesome, thanks for the update! I'm planning to add a more helpful message when Archivo detects that another processes (like the nVidia service) has locked the port that Archivo needs for TiVo detection to help people diagnose what's going wrong.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2016 #202 of 374
    fflewddur

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    I tested this out last weekend on a 2.5 hour HD recording. The 64-bit version of ffmpeg and comskip don't have any noticeable impact, while the 64-bit version of HandBrake ran about 9% faster (about 55 minutes vs. 60 minutes). I may still end up making a 64-bit release at some point, but this isn't too high on my priority list.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2016 #203 of 374
    fflewddur

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    The new 1.0 Beta 2 release should fix this. I found another user who had a similar problem, and it turned out his virus scanner (AVG) was preventing ffmpeg from running. The latest release digitally signs the ffmpeg and comskip binaries, and my own AVG install now permits them to run as expected.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2016 #204 of 374
    aaronwt

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    Did this version just get released? Or has it been out awhile.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2016 #206 of 374
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    Thanks for providing a great piece of software. Downloaded, installed and ran a few TV Show episodes on Roamio OTA. Here are my observations:

    Setup was a breeze and it immediately starting working. However a short guide would go a long way, especially if you plan to enhance this further. Even if you just copy past most of the comments here that is probably good enough.

    1) Not sure which profile to try to get AC3 sound. Tried most and all have AAC 2.0. I can also live by AAC 5.1 but don't know how to do that.

    2) Don't know if there is a batch mode available because almost no one wants to do this by hand (one at a time). Could you please let me know how to do that if that is possible? If not then its utility is extremely limited for my use, especially because 1 hr programs are taking 15-30 min to compress.

    3) Season pass would also be an excellent thing that would go along with the batch mode.

    5) For all the presets, could you please provide resolution and sound settings for the output?

    6) Not sure why some of my programs are recorded in 1080p vs some are 720p. Maybe that depends on the transmission I guess. So in that regard, is it possible to preserve both sound and resolution settings of the original program? Maybe like a preset called "Original".

    7) 1 hr programs have something like 7.6 gig TS file. I might just start using that if there is no other way to preserve the 1080p/AC3 settings. I just use Plex server so TS files is not an issue for me. Turns out this would be the fastest method anyway.

    I will post more thoughts are try this software out. But thanks once again for a very simple software that does some good work.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2016 #207 of 374
    fflewddur

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    Sorry, I just realized there was a problem with the auto-update mechanism and fixed it; it should be notifying about new releases again.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2016 #208 of 374
    fflewddur

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    Yeah, I keep meaning to setup a webpage with a basic usage guide. :)

    In the meantime...

    AC3 passthrough is included in the Apple TV and H.264 High Profile presets, as well as the PyTiVo and Decrypted/Encrypted TiVo file formats. Let me know if this isn't working.

    Differences between 1080i, 1080p, and 720p are from your TV provider. Archivo uses the highest available resolution unless you limit it to something lower with the "Limit video resolution" option in Preferences.

    The presets are based on the built-in HandBrake presets. I'm planning to add finer-grained control of those in the future, which will also make it easy to see the output resolutions each uses.

    You can queue up multiple recordings to transfer (once one transfer begins, just select another show and click "Archive" to queue it up), but there isn't any "select multiple files and archive with one click" functionality yet. I'm planning to add this in the future.
     
  9. pwlcheng

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    It would be nice to be able to archive on the 'folder' level. e.g. when I highlight the name of a Show (with the whole season of episodes in it), it gives me the option to "Archive" the whole Show. Thanks.
     
  10. tmeek

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    When I try to archive anything from any of my Tivos, your program says "error repairing video" and fails. I am running it on Windows 7 Home Premium.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2016 #211 of 374
    AZBrowncoat

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    fflewddur - your continued efforts are appreciated.

    Just downloaded and installed the latest version yesterday, no issues to report so far.

    Still bouncing back and forth between Archivo and KMTTG as I'm still experimenting with both.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2016 #212 of 374
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    rpc port would be interesting in the program settings rpc port withdrew because in many tives given problem and does not connect
     
  13. Mar 9, 2016 #213 of 374
    fflewddur

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    Each TiVo announces its RPC port when you query it via Bonjour, and Archivo uses this port when connecting. Is there a situation where its reporting the wrong port number?
     
  14. etxekalte

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    Connection error in rpc port
    It would be great that you could choose the connection between TiVo and file can no longer be connected to be activated rpc port conesion THROUGH 1413
     
  15. fflewddur

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    Hey all, just wanted to announce that Archivo 1.0 is now available!

    The main changes since Beta 2 are improved TiVo detection and fixes for some problems with video playback in archived recordings.

    I'd like to thank everyone who's tried out Archivo and submitted bug reports or ideas; you've made this project so much better than I could have done on my own! I know I haven't included every feature idea quite yet, but now that 1.0 is out the door, I'm going to get to work on that backlog. :)

    You can checkout the shiny new release on Archivo's shiny new website: http://straylightlabs.net/archivo/
     
  16. tampa8

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    Tried it tonight to put "Adele In New York" onto my computer from my Roamio OTA. It worked flawlessly, plays back on my computer no problem. I like that it found my Video folder with no interaction needed by me.
    I will transfer it to my Android phone and see how it works, it should with no problem.
    It does take a long time to compress, about an hour. Downloading to my computer was something like 1/2 hour or so.
     
  17. radtechy

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    I am so trying this. Maybe I can delete some stuff off my tivo
     
  18. mlw983

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    I tried to download a Building Alaska episode, after it downloaded and removed the commercials it went to compressing which indicated it was going to take 292 hours. I was using H.264 standard. I am using windows 10 have good internet speed I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. I think that is a little too long.
     
  19. Zonker007

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    I tried the new version on Saturday's broadcast of SNL - Ariana Grande host. The playback fell apart toward the end of the broadcast with large pixelation and audio issues. I played the original and did not have this problem.

    The format I converted it to was .TS

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  20. skipanderson52

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    Since the Archivo 1.0 upgrade, the .ts files drop the audio (somewhere part way through the show). I cleaned out the log.txt file and history.xml files before capturing this error. They are available if that helps. Any ideas?
     

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