Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop

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  1. May 8, 2017 #601 of 2498
    JoeKustra

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  2. May 8, 2017 #602 of 2498
    ClearToLand

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    The TiVo Desktop "TS vs PS" one... ;)

    Are you currently able to successfully transfer shows TiVo-to-PC via pyTiVo Desktop PS / 'Slow' Format transfer and then view them with either pyTiVo, pyTiVo Desktop or Streambaby?
     
  3. May 9, 2017 #603 of 2498
    Steve

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    I rebooted the Bolt+ and still couldn't see the PC share. Then I remembered I had been playing with a VPN client on my desktop, and forgot it was turned on. I turned it off, and "voila". The share showed up on the Bolt+.

    What's confusing me, tho, is why the Moca-connected minis can see the share folder and the Bolt+ can't. That a TiVo network thing, I wonder? May not be apples to apples, but if I run a vpn client on my iPhone or iPad, the TiVo iOS app still communicates with the Bolt+ via the LAN address, not the VPN address.

    Dan, in case it matters, is there a way to insure pyTiVo broadcasts the share over the LAN adapter, so the Bolt+ can always see it?
     
  4. May 9, 2017 #604 of 2498
    Dan203

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    You can force the beacon to broadcast over a specific address by typing it into the beacon box. The zeroconf (aka Bonjour) should work across all addresses, but I'm not 100% up on how the networking stuff in pyTivo works so it may pick the subnet from a specific adapater.
     
  5. May 9, 2017 #605 of 2498
    Steve

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    I'm thinking it's a TiVo thing, not a pyTiVo thing. Looks like the Beacon frames are passing through the Bolt+ to the moca-connected Minis. Minis see them, Bolt+ doesn't. Weird.
     
  6. May 9, 2017 #606 of 2498
    ClearToLand

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    Suggestion: Please add dates to the revision / release history page.

    Thanks! :)
     
  7. May 9, 2017 #607 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Not sure if I have that. Maybe I can use the build date on the install files. I've been keeping all the old install files for posterity.
     
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  8. May 9, 2017 #608 of 2498
    ClearToLand

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    I do (did) the same. :thumbsup:

    I was pretty limited in naming back in my CP/M Z-80 ASM coding days with 8.3 filenames and 15 fixed subdirectories (IIRC), but with WFWG 3.11 forward, I append the date in YYYYMMDD (and sometimes YYYYMMDDHHMM) format to the filename and have things stored on floppies, zip drives, tape drives, jaz drives, old desktops and laptops, etc...

    My wife asks me why I'm keeping all this old 'crap' if it won't run todays software and I tell her I have my 'stuff' on it and as soon as I get a 'Round Tuit', I'll move it to a... (floppy-to-zip-to-jaz-to-flash-to-external HDD-to-NAS) 'real soon now'... :rolleyes:

    I've been looking for that 'Round Tuit' for over a decade now...
     
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  9. May 9, 2017 #609 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Dan, I just tried installing 1.6.1 on a Win10 laptop. The Setup program remembered the existing path where I've been saving the files, but it refused to accept it, saying I needed to specify a valid path.

    This is a mapped network drive letter, with a folder path after that. It's accessible, and I've been saving things to it with 1.5.15. I noticed that if I did Browse at this page of the 1.6.1 Setup, my mapped network drives did not appear in that list. The computer had just been restarted. I booted it up, then plugged in the Ethernet cable, changing over from (and disabling) WiFi. But Windows shows my mapped network drives.

    I did not think to try installing it while specifying a path my C: drive, and then changing it back to the mapped network drive after pyTivo was actually running normally. I had to leave it running my current 1.5.15, to keep things working while I try to finish transferring shows off my Series 2s, before they get deactivated.
     
  10. May 9, 2017 #610 of 2498
    Dan203

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    That's part of the installer. It pulls the path from the conf file, but then before it lets you hit next it checks to make sure it's a valid path. Was the Z drive (or whatever letter it was mapped to) accessible at that point?
     
  11. May 9, 2017 #611 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Yes, I double-checked that. The mapped drive was available in Windows at the time.
     
  12. May 9, 2017 #612 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Weird. I think I can disable the check. Maybe I will do that.
     
  13. May 9, 2017 #613 of 2498
    Dan203

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    According to the installer documentation the installer does not have access to mapped drives because it elevates to admin and mapped drives are user specific.

    I'll just disable the verification check
     
  14. May 10, 2017 #614 of 2498
    Sparky1234

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    Is there a way using pytivo to pull shows/movies from PC to TiVo (from the TiVo) into one folder onto the TiVo?
     
  15. May 10, 2017 #615 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Yes. You create a pyTivo metadata file and give all the episodes a seriesId of TS00000000 where those last 8 digits are whatever you want, but all the same across the episodes you want to group.
     
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  16. May 10, 2017 #616 of 2498
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    Dan,
    I, for one, really appreciate this version of pyTivo. I like having software that tells me when it needs to be updated, instead of me trying to remember to check for updates. I installed the latest version on my Mac and once a day it pops up the window to tell me that:

    A new version of pyTivo Desktop is available
    Current version: 1.6.0
    Current version: 1.6.1

    Would you like to download it now?

    Aside from the confusion of having 2 current versions and no new version in the messages, nothing happens if I click on the Yes button. I end up having to open a tab in Safari and go to the web site to download the latest version.
     
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  17. May 10, 2017 #617 of 2498
    Dan203

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    Thanks for the bug report. I will look into that and figure out what's going on
     
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  18. May 10, 2017 #618 of 2498
    Dan203

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    I found the issue. Apparently there is some weird bug on OSX where if you display a dialog in a worker thread it doesn't return the proper value relating to the button that was pushed. So instead of telling my code that you pressed Yes, it always returned No. I have to rearrage the code a bit to show the dialog in the main thread so I can get the proper result. Sorry. I only ever tested this on Windows, and it worked there, so I assumed it would work on Mac too. :eek:

    Edit: OK working now, will be fixed in next up date
     
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  19. May 10, 2017 #619 of 2498
    Mikeguy

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    Thanks for one of my biggest chuckles of the day. :) I think you meant to say, it worked on Windows, and so you assumed that you would need to change it in some special way to work on a Mac. ;)
     
  20. May 10, 2017 #620 of 2498
    Redoctobyr

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    Cool, thank you! I have had 1.5.15 stop transferring a few times in the last several days, so I tried again to install 1.6.1. I set the path to something on my C: drive during the install, then set it back to the mapped drive again after installing.

    I don't know what caused the stopped transfers. This Win10 machine was on WiFi, so I changed it over to Ethernet. But by the next night, it had stopped again. So last night I installed 1.6.1, still on Ethernet, and a day later it's still transferring. Sadly, I don't know anything more about what may have caused it.
     

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