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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by mackworth, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    I do most of the support at Issues · dscottbuch/cTiVo · GitHub, but I can certainly answer this one here. You should try the Decrypt MP4 format (you'll need to enable in UI at Edit>edit formats.). From the wiki:

    • Decrypt MP4: This is a Format for experts. It's very fast, and will copy the video and audio through without re-encoding, so (especially if interlaced) it may be incompatible with iTunes and other systems. Unlike Decrypted TiVo Show below, it converts the file format to MP4, so you can add subtitles, commercial skipping information, and other metadata inside the file.
     
  2. dwight001

    dwight001 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I used Decrypt MP4 as you suggested. The .mp4 format was not recognized by my Macbook. I tried changing the extension in the name to .mov, a change which works with Decrypted Tivo SHow but, alas, did not work here. Any other suggestions? Thanks again.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2017 #183 of 212
    Dr_Zoidberg

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    I haven't used cTiVo in a while, so I just installed the 2.5.1 version. I'm able to connect to both TiVos in the house, and the program supplied me with a list of episodes. However, the list isn't complete. In particular, I don't see Rick and Morty in the list of recordings, even via a search. Have they blocked/hidden it somehow, beyond preventing it from being downloaded?

    Actually, I realized that all the Adult Swim programs are missing from the Now Playing list.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2017 #184 of 212
    tannebil

    tannebil Member

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    It's possible they are marked "Copy 0". Go into Preferences and check "Show Protected Shows" to show the episodes CTiVo isn't showing.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2017 #185 of 212
    Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg Member

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    That was it, thanks. I missed that option when scanning the preferences.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2017 #186 of 212
    tannebil

    tannebil Member

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    Doesn't really help other than understanding why they can't be recorded. Cartoon Network isn't normally a premium channel so I'm surprised the shows are protected. Who is your cable provider?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2017 #187 of 212
    Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg Member

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    Optimum/Cablevision
     
  8. Apr 4, 2017 #188 of 212
    tannebil

    tannebil Member

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    I used the wrong terminology. "Copy Once" are programs that can't be copied off the TiVo (the first copy is the one on the TiVo).

    Some cable systems (Time Warner is notorious) apply that flag on channels where it's not required (normally it's only on channels like HBO) but people have reported little success in getting it changed over the years.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2017 #189 of 212
    mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    javabird and gonzotek like this.
  10. Nov 6, 2017 #190 of 212
    javabird

    javabird Active Member

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    The 3.0 Release is now available.
     
  11. Rodney

    Rodney TiVo'd since 9/17/01

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    I just upgraded and the Decrypted Tivo Show saves as a .ts file instead of the normal .mpg
    Is that the expected behavior or did some setting change?
     
  12. Rodney

    Rodney TiVo'd since 9/17/01

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    I will answer my own question. I see that they did indeed make this change:

    Change to .ts for unencoded files copied over Transport Stream (for compatibility with PyTiVo)
     
  13. Ladd Morse

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    I'm using the latest version of cTiVo (3.0.1) and find that when downloading shows from my Roamio to my Mac and then testing a pull from the Mac back to the TiVo (I have pyTiVo installed), I lose the close captioning (CC) for that show. Is there some setting in cTiVo or pyTivo I can make to ensure that I get the CC when a show is pulled from the Mac back to the Tivo?
     
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  14. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    I don't think pyTiVo works with captions. According to this thread, there's a fork by LucasNZ that apparently does support permanently burning the captions into the actual video stream as the video is sent back to the TiVo. There's also a discussion of this on Reddit, suggesting Streambaby or Plex as alternatives.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If you leave it as a .tivo file and don't recode or decrypt the captions should be retained.
     
  16. Ladd Morse

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    I am unable to find a setting in cTiVo that leaves me with a .tivo file. Would you be so kind as to point out where I might find this option?

    Basically, I'm going on a vacation to visit my folks and want to ensure that my Roamio doesn't fill up with recordings while I'm gone. I would like to offload some recordings to free up space, then load them back again when I return. Retaining Closed Captioning would be very helpful; I'm not trying to view the program files on other devices.
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    It also needs to be a TS .TiVo file since we know PS .TiVo files screw up captions.
     
  18. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    cTiVo doesn't have the option to just move an encrypted .TiVo file over. However, the decrypting process doesn't damage the embedded captions, so using either Decrypted TiVo Show (for MPG2 .TS files) or Decrypted MP4 (for H.264 .MP4 files) should work. As Kevin says, you should enable .TS for the channels you want in Edit>Channels.

    Note especially if it's an MPG2 channel that you lose the benefits of re-encoding, particularly much smaller file, commercial marking etc, compatibility with other players...
     
  19. Ladd Morse

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    I initially tried the "Decrypted TiVo Show" format when using cTiVo to download shows from the Roamio to my Mac. This resulted in a .ts file. Since it has been suggested the PyTio won't get the .ts file back to the Roamio with Closed Captions intact, can you offer a suggestions as to how to get the .ts file back to the TiVo?
     
  20. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    It should work; I just tried one, and it was fine.
     

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