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Archivo: a new app for archiving TiVo recordings

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

  1. Aug 6, 2016 #341 of 372
    fflewddur

    fflewddur R&D

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    What software are you using for playback? I've noticed audio sync problems with Windows 10 Movies and TV player and Windows Media Player, while VLC, iTunes, and my Apple TV play the files back without issue. I'm not suggesting you change your preferred playback software, but I'd like to know which players are exhibiting problems so I can investigate further.
     
  2. MacBrian

    MacBrian Active Member

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    I'm hoping to archive a bunch of TiVo TV show recordings to my Plex media system. I'd LOVE an Archivo solution that would maintain the subtitles that TiVo captures in its recordings and have the subtitles passed inside the video file to Plex.

    Question: Any progress on subtitles?

    Suggestion/request: Maybe instead of completely deleting commercials, how about an option that will simply set chapter markers where the commercials are? I've been messing around with PlayOn and that's how they do it -- a chapter marker marks the commercials and their playback software uses those markers to automatically skip the commercials. That might save a lot of processing time and also reduce the risk of losing audio/video sync, etc. Unfortunately, Plex clients won't automatically skip chapters the way PlayOn's software does, but commercial skipping is a breeze in the Plex client. (Up-arrow to skip to the next chapter.) It would be great to be able to do that with TiVo recordings too!

    Thanks for making Archivo such a simple piece of software to use and for all the helpful refinements, like automatically naming TV shows correctly with Season and Episode numbers!
     
  3. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    I second this request! An option like that would be super awesome. Because the "completely deleting commercials" option doesn't always work well, so I end up just disabling the option.

    Setting chapter markers instead would be a nice option, as a compromise...
     
  4. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I received Tivos new Rovi guide data last night. When I did my usual morning "refresh" on Archivo and started to check for last night's latest recordings to backup, first the "refresh" was unable to "fetch" my recordings as it normally does. So, I close Archivo and restart it, it then detects and fetches my recordings, but all of the programs I had previously "archived" were no longer noted as such. Apparently this is a result of receiving the newest Rovi guide data on my Roamio.
    Anyone else noticing this?
     
  5. Zonker007

    Zonker007 Member

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    Archivo is begging for a commercial skip preview.. too many of the new fall shows are starting late and cutting off early. A preview would help make sure that doesn't happen.

    Thanks,
     
  6. Oct 2, 2016 #346 of 372
    DarylO

    DarylO New Member

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    Does anyone know how to install this app in Ubuntu 16.04? I've installed ant, and I have the latest Oracle Java virtual machine, but I'm getting the following errors:

    init.artifacts:
    [taskdef] Could not load definitions from resource com/sun/javafx/tools/ant/antlib.xml. It could not be found.

    BUILD FAILED
    /home/darylo/archivo-1.1/build.xml:283: Problem: failed to create task or type javafx:com.sun.javafx.tools.ant:fileset
    Cause: The name is undefined.
    Action: Check the spelling.
    Action: Check that any custom tasks/types have been declared.
    Action: Check that any <presetdef>/<macrodef> declarations have taken place.
    No types or tasks have been defined in this namespace yet


    Thanks!

    Daryl
     
  7. Nov 8, 2016 #347 of 372
    rhet599

    rhet599 New Member

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    This is probably the stupidest of questions, but.... This app will work with a Bolt Plus, right? The Requirements on the website specifically say "Bolt", not "Bolt series", so I just wanted to be sure. I'm probably being overly literal here, but the ability to use this app (or something like it) is a huge selling point for me in making the switch to a TiVo. I'm trying to decide which model to buy, so I just wanted to be safe and make sure this will actually work on a Plus, if I get one of those. Thanks for any guidance! :)
     
  8. Nov 8, 2016 #348 of 372
    mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a Bolt of any kind, nor have I used Archivo, but yes, it will work.
    (I use kmttg, btw, for the same purpose, with my Tivos.)
     
  9. Nov 9, 2016 #349 of 372
    rhet599

    rhet599 New Member

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    That's great to know. I'll definitely have to check out kmttg too. Thanks!!
     
  10. Zonker007

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    I hope development of this app isn't dead.. had so much promise

    Z
     
  11. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    What more so you think is needed?

    Scott
     
  12. Zonker007

    Zonker007 Member

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    some bug fixes that I reported and suggestion of commercial skip preview before cropping video. Perhaps integrating the SKIP feature that TiVo provides and remove ComSkip altogether?

    Z
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  13. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I see your suggestion on commercial skip preview. What bug fixes did you report (just curious)?

    Unfortunately, fflewddur hasn't been on here since August 11th. :(

    Scott
     
  14. Zonker007

    Zonker007 Member

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    I emailed him about some shows not archiving. He wrote up the bug on Issues · fflewddur/archivo · GitHub as "Shows with parentheses in their titles can't be archived"

    Z
     
  15. Topmounter

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    I'm trying Archivo on my Mac and it shows the content on my Tivo just fine, but when I click "Archive" on a program, it keeps saying "Connection Failed, retrying in x minutes" over and over. My Mac is connected to the same switch as the Tivo. Anyone know how to resolve this issue?
     
  16. vbgregg

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    Does this app still work in MacOSX? I just downloaded it today and tried to run it, but it crashed immediately.

    In the terminal app, I get the following messages:

    2018-01-13 13:51:42.286 Archivo[592:8598] JRE search exception: 'launch path not accessible'
    Segmentation fault: 11

    Does anyone know what the problem is and/or how to fix it?

    Thanks,

    Gregg
     
  17. Fofer

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    Not sure what the issue is that's preventing it from launching on your end, but I can confirm that it works fine for me on macOS 10.13.2.
     
  18. vbgregg

    vbgregg Member

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    Thanks for letting me know that it still works with 10.13.2. I am running 10.12.6, so I assume that should be fine.

    I am not a programmer, but I googled and it looks like JRE stands for Java Runtime Environment, so perhaps my problem is related to Java. Did you have to load anything special or change any settings to get things to work?

    Thanks,

    Gregg
     
  19. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI...
    So you'd need to make sure the Java 8 runtime was installed.

    Java SE Runtime Environment 8 - Downloads
     
  20. vbgregg

    vbgregg Member

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    Thank you very much! That worked. I had tried installing some package called Java for MacOSX, but not this particular Java package from Oracle.

    Thanks again. I really appreciate the help.
     
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