Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dan203, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    If it's not doing anything and you are sure that the downloads are stalled (e.g. you don't see any movement on the pyTivo Desktop downloads progress bar or any change in the download ongoing percentage statistics), it could be a connection issue or an issue with your wireless network; when that's happened to me, I exit out of pyTivo Desktop (both the user interface as well as the underlying pyTivo Desktop engine that is in the Windows system tray at the lower right of the screen), and then start it up again, once again choosing the files I want to download. It happens.
    If you've already chosen the "Decrypt with TiVo-libre" option on the pyTivo Desktop Settings TiVoToGo tab (that is, the box already is checked), there is no need to change it; otherwise, check the box using your mouse, and click the "Save" button at the lower right (or the new setting will not be saved).
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    The patience of Job.
     
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  3. Sparky1234

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    LOL!!!!
     
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  4. HarleyRandom

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    The problem is that there is no save button.

    I think the only thing to do at this point is try again and uninstall pyTiVo and download it again.
     
  5. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    pyTiVo won't even run. It's time to start over.

    Never mind. Certain things are running extremely slowly.

    Also, for some reason scrolling down worked and there was a save button.

    And it's downloading now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  6. HarleyRandom

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    I saw the progress of the download and eventually there were no shows in the queue but I don't see any new files.
     
  7. Mikeguy

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    Did you go to the folder on your PC set for them to go to? As listed and set under pyTivo Desktop/Settings/TiVoToGo tab.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    As I understand it (I haven't tried the new software myself), TiVo-to-computer still works, just not the other way.
     
  9. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Found it, and I'll explain how in the other thread.
     
  10. duhmel

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    I want to upload some .mp4 files to my Tivo. I have installed pyTivo and pyTivo desktop and have been able to download files from the Tivo to my PC. However I don't see how to upload files. I went to "Share Videos, Music and Photos". Now I am stuck - I do not know what to do next to get the files to upload.
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Go to Tivo shows list, computer should be listed on the bottom (unless you are using Hydra/V21.7+)
     
  12. Mikeguy

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    As @ThAbtO states above. The explanation: TiVo earlier broke the ability to push transfers--transfers only can be pulled nowadays.
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah you have to do this from the TiVo itself. The PC will be listed as a Device on the TiVo, from there you can select it to see a list of all videos in your share. Select the one you want and transfer it.

    As others have mentioned this ability has been removed from Hydra/Exp3. So if your TiVo has that software your only option is to stream using Plex. There is no way to transfer anything from PC to TiVo in the new software.
     
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    Hydra is Exp4, also called Mira and TE4.
     
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    andrew1883

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    I was having a great time with pyTivo Desktop, running multiple passes and seeing how many (or few) errors there were. Thanks for this.

    It took a while to get it seeing the TiVo properly, but now it is. The problem is that this afternoon there were 2 shows deleted from the TiVo while PTD was downloading. No surprise but there were sitting there, listed but nothing happening. I must have deleted them, or just closed the transfer status window, not sure. But now when I launch PTD, it sees the TiVo but then sits at "Loading show list..." for hours (presumably forever). I've restarted my notebook, even shut right down and started fresh, but it still does it.

    What can I do to get it to see the list or recordings?

    Not sure this is significant for troubleshooting, but it's a TiVo Premiere (ethernet cable to router), Windows 10 (on WiFi) at the other end.

    Thanks!
    =aw
     
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    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    REboot Tivo.
     
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  17. Feb 6, 2019 #1897 of 2492
    andrew1883

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    :: smacks forehead ::

    Thanks, that fixed it! :)
    =aw
     
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  18. Feb 7, 2019 #1898 of 2492
    andrew1883

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    Is there any way to avoid this? It happened again yesterday evening and I had to wait 3 hours before I could reboot the TiVo (waited for unimportant things to be recording). Then this morning I found it happened again. These aren't even the oldest recordings being deleted, just "keep 5" or whatever where a 6th episode records. This morning I deleted all the items in the queue, but it still showed 1 in the icon. So I rebooted the TiVo, and rebooted my notebook, and now PTD is stuck on "Finding TiVos" (sometimes it says no TiVos found).

    I was having the problem not finding the TiVo before, and I forget exactly how I fixed it (I know I gave PTD the IP address of the TiVo -- 192.168.0.107 -- and did something else, and it was reliable for a few days, but now it's stuck again). Is there a standard set of changes to get the TiVo seen?

    Thanks!
    =aw
     
  19. Feb 7, 2019 #1899 of 2492
    Mikeguy

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    The flip way for me has been to exit pyTivo Desktop fully--both the user interfaced and the engine represented in the system tray--and then to restart it.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2019 #1900 of 2492
    andrew1883

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    Thanks. I just tried that, exited pyTivo then launched pyTivo then launched pyTivo Desktop. PTD said Finding TiVos then opened the Settings window to the TTG tab. The MAK is correct, the recordings folder is on my C:\ drive (I move manually to external after). I have Transfer format set to "per-recording" though earlier it was working with "always TS". No TiVos listed.

    I changed back to "always TS" and hit Save. pyTivo is restarting... and Settings pops up.

    Where does TiVo Desktop fit into this app? I think I have to have it running (for decryption?) and I do, though if I try to get a list of recordings on TiVo it identifies how many there are but the "can't open [some] file". It's been like that all along, both when PTD was working and when it wasn't.

    [added: somehow I had changed zeroconf to Off, I changed it back to Auto and I got a list of recordings from the TiVo. So now my concern is how to avoid having PTD fail so badly when a recording gets removed from the TiVo. I guess I could download 1 at a time and refresh the recordings list each time (which doesn't guarantee a recording won't be deleted but at least reduces the window). But that means no batch transfers overnight.]

    =aw
     

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