Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop

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  1. Apr 12, 2017 #261 of 2498
    Dan203

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    I've just uploaded a new build that includes two new features....

    1) The ability to toggle groups on/off, in case you want to see all of your shows as one big list
    2) The ability to download all shows in a group, or all shows from an entire TiVo is grouping is turned off

    @Redoctobyr I know you're already using kmttg but if you have any trouble with it this new version should do what you needed.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2017 #262 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Wow, very cool, thank you Dan! I will install the new version. Thank you for adding this feature.

    I am trying kmttg at the moment, but it's great to have options. As pyTivo can also handle the sharing, it may be better for me to simply use pyTivo for both functions.

    I hope this isn't a dumb question. But I'm currently running pyTivo on my laptop, since it's easier to manage on that, vs my desktop PC that's hooked up to the TV (it doesn't have a separate monitor, so it's tougher to use while we're watching TV). Is it possible to use a network mapped drive letter, or network folder, as the TiVo Recordings Folder? That could give more flexibility for what computer runs the software, vs where the big files are stored. I only seem to see my local drives as an option.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2017 #263 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Mapped drive will definitely work. Not sure about shares. I'd have to look at the code to see if it handles the slash slash syntax for SMB shares.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2017 #264 of 2498
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    Dan203

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    Unfortunately no. That feature required a call into an API on TiVos servers and TiVo disabled that API last year. No software can do push now. :(
     
  6. Apr 13, 2017 #266 of 2498
    Mikeguy

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    Dan, any idea how reliable the pulling of large groups of shows is? That so often seemed to be an issue with transfers, earlier. Thanks--
     
  7. Apr 13, 2017 #267 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Pulling to PC or to TiVo?

    I just did hundreds of TiVo to TiVo transfers from my Roamio Pro to my new Bolt+ and it never glitched once.

    I haven't done any bulk transfers to or from a PC though, so I can't comment on how reliable that is. Although I just added that download all feature, maybe I'll queue up a bunch and let them run overnight to see how they fare.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2017 #268 of 2498
    Mikeguy

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    A nice start. I'd be interested to hear the PC situation.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2017 #269 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Thank you. When using 1.5.5, selecting my storage location in Win7, I clicked on the "..." button, and the only drives that appeared in the list on the left were my local drives. I couldn't select a mapped network drive. But when I went back to the "Tivo recordings folder" page of the settings, I discovered that I can copy/paste a mapped drive location into the "Tivo recordings folder" field. I now have it using a network drive, which is very helpful.

    I will try to install the new version tonight, to try group transfers.
     
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  10. Apr 13, 2017 #270 of 2498
    Rowan

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    All I did was map a network driver and then in the settings I just put in the drive letter and path and it worked correctly. The directory selector only shows local drives.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2017 #271 of 2498
    aaronwt

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    I just tried transferring half a dozen shows in a group. And it had no issues transferring from the TiVo Bolt to the PC.

    EDIT: Transfer rates seem to be decent. Around 300Mb/s.
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2017 #272 of 2498
    aaronwt

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    I'll need to try some transfers with the Bolt in Standby with no tuners buffering. To see what the top transfer rate is. Bolt to Bolt topped out around 500Mb/s.

    EIDT: I just did a quick test while in standby with no tuners buffering and it increased the transfer speed by 10% to 330Mb/s.
     
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  13. Apr 13, 2017 #273 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Nice. I hadn't realized originally that the selector only showed certain items, but that you could also enter other paths yourself, at the first screen. That's really nice.

    I guess that's the difference that 12-14 years of hardware makes! Getting a transfer rate of 300-500Mbps and calling it decent, vs you blowing my mind with that kind of speed :) I'm getting roughly 3Mbs and 5-6Mbps from my different Series 2s. So things have come a LONG way, apparently! That's amazing. Some of my home network is gigabit, but some is still 100Mbit. If that started to limit me, I could upgrade another switch to bring more of it up to gigabit speed.
     
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  14. Apr 13, 2017 #274 of 2498
    George Cifranci

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    I have pyTiVo working and it can see my new Bolt. If I hook up my old TiVo Series 2 (that the account is closed on and I am not paying for serivce on) should it be able to see it and transfer shows from it to my PC? The reason I ask is that I just hooked it up but pyTiVo doesn't see it.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2017 #275 of 2498
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    What's the current version? and how does one see/load updates?
     
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    PSU_Sudzi

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    I am a total newbie to this software but I got it up and running and added a video share, saved it, and rebooted pyTiVo--where would I see the share on my TiVo Roamio? Was looking around in various places but can't seem to find the folder anywhere.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2017 #277 of 2498
    lpwcomp

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    Should be at the bottom "My Shows".
     
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  18. Apr 13, 2017 #278 of 2498
    George Cifranci

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    Version: 1.5.7

    I don't believe there is a way inside pyTiVo to download updates, I just went to pyTivo Desktop and installed the latest version.
     
  19. Apr 13, 2017 #279 of 2498
    PSU_Sudzi

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    Thanks, no luck seeing it there, will try it out again tomorrow.
     
  20. Apr 13, 2017 #280 of 2498
    wmcbrine

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    No, unsubscribed TiVos have no network capabilities. Pretty much all you can do with them is play back existing recordings, or (in some cases) buffer live TV.

    If you want to transfer shows off a TiVo, do it before you drop the subscription.
     
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