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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by fflewddur, Oct 11, 2015.
If you import into iTunes does it preserve the metadata?
It is possible to get Archivo to load at startup if you are running Windows anyway. There are directions here to add any program you want, http://www.howtogeek.com/208224/how...and-folders-to-system-startup-in-windows-8.1/
If by starts and runs automatically, you mean somehow selects all the programs you have recorded...that aren't copy protected, and bypasses certain providers (HBO), that would be infinitely more complex in my mind anyway. Don't have a clue.
Should I be able to download 5.1 Dolby Digital audio? Downloading Wayward Pines Season 2, I see 2.0 PCM files although I have the only setting I can find set to surround. Both TiVo and PC are connected by MoCA.
5.1 DD audio has been there for me when I downloaded using Archivo.
Under preferences the only choice I see is limit audio to surround or stereo and I have always had surround selected. I can't find anything regarding Dolby Digital.
The details from a file.
Are you positive the local broadcast for that episode was in 5.1 DD?
This may be a stupid question but I just downloaded the release (for the first time) and although it seemed to install correctly, I can't get it to open. It sort of flashes on the screen and then disappears. Using Windows 10. Any ideas?
Check to see if you have Java installed on that PC or just download the latest version and install it. Then try installing Archivo again, you might need to reboot the pc.
Yes, I can play the video with DD 5.1 from the TiVo before downloading it with Archivo. I also have selected the remove commercials option, maybe that is the reason this is happening.
Maybe. I don't use that option when I use Archivo.
I've stopped using the remove commercials option too as it more often than not results in garbled recordings. I didn't realize it but a good chunk of my archive recordings were perfectly fine for the first half but then after the mid episode commercials were removed the audio & video would be out of sync. I'd end up with one of two issues. Either they were just out of sync by 10+ seconds or they would be out of sync and the audio would be sped up making it unable to be understood.
I just did some sampling of the recordings I have processed, I use the remove commercials and the lowest setting 480P. The first 40+ I looked at were fine as far as the audio sync is concerned, but I did find just one so far where it went totally out about half way through, it sounded like the audio was being played back at high speed and was so far out of sync I couldn't even estimate it.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the quality settings or it is just the commercial removal process that causes this.
I record all of mine at the "Limit video resolution to 1080p" and "Limit audio channels to Surround Sound."
I used a different computer, same Archivo settings and the file downloaded with 6 channel audio. The situation is:
Desktop Windows 10 Pro, downloads with 2 channel audio, connected to the network using MoCA.
Laptop Windows 10 Home, downloads with 6 channel audio, connected to the network by Ethernet.
I just tested this last night with a show. Leaving the commercials in I got six channels of audio. Removing the commercials still got me six channel audio. I was using Ethernet between all TiVos and the PC. And the PC is running Win 10 Pro.
This is also how mine is set.
Hrm, that's an interesting idea. I added the "Auto-organize" option in preferences to address this problem, but I'm not sure it's discoverable enough. Automatically selecting that mode when the user tries to archive multiple files at once might be a good middle-ground; by default, you'd still have full control over file naming for individual files, but it would default to the TiVo's metadata for naming files when multiple ones are selected. Thanks, I'll think this over
Right now, the answer to both is no. I'm probably not going to add a service feature myself (I assume you're interested in having it automatically archive certain shows whenever your PC is on, correct?), but since it's open-source, anyone is free to implement that
As for excluding channels, yes, I plan to add an option to hide copy-protected shows. I think the default should be to display them, since it allows Archivo to explain why the show isn't available for archiving; I figured it might be confusing for a new user to start Archivo and not see some of their programs available at all. But I agree, after using it for a while, it's just annoying to see shows in the list that I can't do anything with.
Yes, but the full 5.1 audio is only preserved with the AppleTV 3 and H.264 High Profile presets. If you save in either of those formats, you should get both stereo and 5.1 auto tracks. All of the other file formats down-mix the audio to stereo to ensure the widest range of compatibility with different playback devices.