Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop

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    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Crap you're right, there is a bug in the way I'm reading the option from the config file. I'll have to release another build.
     
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    I can confirm that v1.6.27 resolves the issue.
     
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    I've been putting off upgrading my version for years, but finally gave in and upgraded to 1.6.27 the other day so I wouldn't have to keep VideoReDo 5 installed anymore. I had one of the older versions that couldn't detect it. Since my upgrade I've had issues with downloads hanging that I've never had before though.

    This morning I set multiple recordings to download. Some were to process via VideoReDo and some weren't. I had the "Queue" screen up so I could monitor the progress. All of a sudden all of my downloads disappear and I get the Nothing in the Queue message. When I close the Queue box the downloads still show on the pyTiVo window and when I click on the arrow to bring the Queue box back up all of the scheduled files are there. BUT, when it gets to the end of the one downloading it hangs. The progress bar goes away, but it doesn't move on to the next file. Even if I delete that file from the Queue, or all of the files from the Queue and restart with a different one it refuses to download anything again until I completely restart my PC. Anyone have any ideas on this one? It happens whether the program downloading has stream errors, or is error free.
     
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    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I just had another user report a similar issue with VideoReDo processing. I will look into it over the next few days
     
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    I'm sorry if this has been covered somewhere before. I've tried searching for it but came up short.

    I'm using v1.6.27. If I add a video share, it shows up twice on my NLP. One will have nothing in it, the other is the actual share.

    I've tried deleting the share from the PyTivo GUI, editing the pytivo.conf file, rebooting the computer, rebooting the TiVos, changing the name of the share. I can't get rid of the duplicate.

    Computer: Win 10
    TiVos: series 3 (wireless), (2) series 4 (wired)

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. Dan203

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    Do you have TiVo Desktop installed? That will also create a share on your PC that points specifically to "Documents/My TiVo Recordings". The extra share could be coming from that.
     
  7. Pmack714

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    I do not have Tivo Desktop installed, only PyTivo Desktop.

    In settings, I have the Tivo Recordings folder set to V:\Video Archive\Tivo Transfers
    I have the Share directory set as V:\Video Archive
    with a name "Video_Archive"
    and I have two shares in the NPL called "Video_Archive"

    If I delete the share, reboot the computer and reboot the Tivo, I have no shares in the NPL. I add a new one in settings called "Temp" and I end up with two shares called "Temp". Rinse and repeat.

    I'm figuring its best to just completely remove PyTivo desktop and reinstall from scratch, but I figured I'd ask if there's something I'm missing first.
     
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  8. Dan203

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    Honestly I have no idea what would cause that. That portion of pyTivo wasn’t written by me. Although I've never heard anyone else complain about it, so I'm confused as to why it would happen.

    Did you ever install the service option I had in older versions? Maybe it’s possible that both the service and the regular versions are both running simultaneously.
     
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    It's weird, I was running your software for years on a Win 7 desktop without a problem. In November, I built a Win 2016 server and created a Virtual Machine (Win 10), where I did a fresh install of 1.6.24, and I've had the problem ever since.

    Just as a test, I reconnected the Win 7 machine and didn't have duplicate shares. That one is running 1.6.16.

    I'm just going to remove it and reinstall from scratch. Will report back.
     
  10. Dan203

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    I bet it's the VM. Most VMs use a virtual bridge network driver to talk directly to the host. The VM could be causing pyTivo to announce the share using both the IP of the VM and the IP of the host, which is why TiVo displays it twice. The second one is empty because when the TiVo attempts to contact the host it doesn’t actually have the server running so it gets no response.

    Not 100% sure how to fix it, but that’s my best guess as to what’s happening.
     
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    You're correct that my VM is using a virtual bridge, and I think you nailed it. Reinstalling didn't help. It's a minor annoyance that I will live with. Thanks for your help!
     
  12. Dan203

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    @wmcbrine knows more about this part of pyTivo than I do. Would any of the settings in pyTivo allow him to block broadcast on a specific adapter?
     
  13. Tom Z

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    I installed pyTivo Desktop on my Windows 10 PC. It sees my Bolt just fine and I can download recordings.

    I have two video shares configured. If I'm not mistaken, they should be visible on the My Shows screen, correct? Am I missing a configuration somewhere that makes that work?

    TIA
     
  14. ThAbtO

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    It would be at the bottom of the Shows/Play list.
     
  15. Tom Z

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    Unfortunately it is MIA.

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  16. ThAbtO

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    Its because you are on TE4, which the function was removed.
     
  17. Dan203

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    Unfortunately TiVo removed the ability to transfer recordings back to TiVos on the new TE4/Hydra UI. You might be able to revert to the old UI if it's important to you, but if you do that it has to delete all your recordings so transfer them to your PC or another TiVo first.
     
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  18. Tom Z

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    Thank you for the reply. Now I know. Oh well...
     

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