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

  1. Ladd Morse

    Ladd Morse Member

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    Must be something different in your setup from mine; it doesn't work here. My cTiVo preferences shown below

    I download the TV show from Roamio to Mac via cTivo. I get a .ts file, a .srt file and a .txt file. Moving the .ts file back to the Roamio via McBrine pyTiVo and I get a working video file with audio, but there are no closed captions. Hitting the "info" button on the remote shows nothing in the CC field.
     

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  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You have to have a recent version of pyTiVo for sending files back that preserves the TS container, not one that remuxes to PS container. i.e. For mpeg2 pyTiVo needs to send the file as is, not remuxing.
     
  3. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    What's GetInfo look like in the Finder on that file? And does the metadata (descriptions, actors, etc) appear properly on the TiVo for the returned file?
     
  4. Ladd Morse

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    Get Info on the Mac looks normal, although the preview never appears. After pulling the file back to the Roamio, the metadata appears to all be there. The first time I play the file, the CC info shows that CC is on, but no captions appear. Any subsequent time the file is played, the CC field is blank and the captions never appear.
     

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  5. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    Yes, that info looks correct. So, previously I had tried an MP4, but I just tried it again, pulling over a MPG2 with both PS and TS. The PS(MPG) one fails on captions (as expected), but the TS one worked fine.
    Which version MacOS? Which version pyTiVo? Can you post the pyTiVo log?
     
  6. Ladd Morse

    Ladd Morse Member

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    Mac OS 10.13.2 (High Sierra). Most of the files in the pytivo folder are dated February 21, 2016. The terminal window says I'm running python 2.7.11. ffmpeg is version 2.8.2.

    Program "News4 at 6" (which has CC) downloaded via cTivo to Mac. At the Roamio, deleted the original file, then pulled the downloaded file back to the Roamio. All program info seen, but the CC field is blank and there are no captions.

    Log file "TerminalSavedOutput.txt" attached
     

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  7. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    Well, the pytivo log definitely shows it transcoding it. I don't know when pytivo was updated to send over the TS stream, but my copy is 2/17. Try updating and see if it still does it.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You should try my version of pyTivo. It's much easier to set up and I have a Mac build.
     
  9. mackworth

    mackworth cTiVo Developer

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    That’s great to hear. Where is it?
     
  10. rgr

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  11. Ladd Morse

    Ladd Morse Member

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    Downloaded the Dan203 version of PyTivo; sorry to go off topic, but the "Easy to Use PyTiVo" discussion thread is 74 pages long and it's going to take me a while to get through it. Do I need to uninstall my current McBrine PyTivo before installed the Dan203 version?
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No, but you do need to make sure the old one is not running or they'll conflict.
     

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