Easier to use pyTivo - pyTivo Desktop

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  1. Bane7

    Bane7 New Member

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    I have been able to get pyTIvo to see my roamio again. However I am still unable to get tivo to show the share in "my shows." I can see via netstat that pytivo is listenting on the network, on my ip on port 9032 Any other ideas?
     
  2. mlippert

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    By any chance is one device wired, and the other wireless? You might need to look into configuring multicast forwarding on your router/access point. (zeroconf uses mDNS which uses UDP multicast to announce itself)
     
  3. Bane7

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    Both devices are wired into the same switch.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    FYI the video share will only show up if it's pointing to a folder that actually has video files in it. Check the shares tab. Is the video share pointing to the proper folder?
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    One common mistake is that when you change the location of the My TiVo Recordings folder in the settings it does NOT update the folder pointed to by the share. Internally those are two different things, so the only time they're linked is during install when it automatically creates the share pointing to the same folder you picked for downloads. But once you're past install those are two separate things. I could probably fix this in the UI portion of the code, to search for a share with the old folder and automatically update it with the new folder, but I haven't really been working on this code in a while. I kinda got discouraged when Hydra came out and had removed the upload feature.
     
  6. Bane7

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    Both my Recordings folder and my share are set to c:\data\tivo and I have at least 50 files in the folder.

    Another oddity that I am seeing is that if I queue multiple downloads, I sometimes get an error saying there isn't enough space even though I have 2 terabytes free.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not sure then. Something on your network or your PC must be blocking it. Although the fact that it sees the Music share is weird as I'm pretty sure they both use Bonjour/ZeroConf to function.

    I didn’t write pyTivo, only the UI part, so I'm not completely up on how exactly that discovery part works. Maybe @wmcbrine can offer another suggestion?
     
  8. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    Your Roamio IS running TE3, right? No TE4 box can see a PC share.
     
  9. cp2k

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    Is there any way (command line) or otherwise to easily convert a large # of .TiVo recordings to .mkv files without having to open every one separately in VideoReDo and saved them individually? I primarily use pyTivo for my transfers and it does this automatically but recently I recorded several seasons of a show off MeTV that still haven't been released on DVD. pyTiVo downloaded some of them fine, but for some reason other episodes caused it to "hang", requiring me to restart both the PC and the TiVo before I could transfer again. I ended up just transferring them with the old TiVo Desktop software, but now I'm stuck with 90+ .TiVo files that I really need to get to a more workable format. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  10. reneg

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    Look at the Tools -> Batch Manager in VideoReDo. If that doesn't work for you, kmttg is another option.
     
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  11. ThAbtO

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    Making MPEG4 video from SD video would more than likely the filesize would be larger. Tivo works with MPEG2 and MEG4.
     
  12. mlippert

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    @ThAbtO .mkv (matroska) containers support mpeg2 and h.264 video streams. But out of curiosity are you saying that the Tivo Desktop downloads only support ps transfers, and therefore all of his downloads must be mpeg2?

    @cp2k I agree with @reneg that VideoReDo or kmttg are probably your easiest options. I looked briefly at the VideoReDo batch processor and it looks like it should do what you want. Don't forget to have it qsfix them while decrypting.
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Batch manager is best option in VodeoReDo. If you're also transcoding, and not just remuxing as MKV, it can take a very long time though. Even on a fast computer transcoding an hour long show can take 10-15 minutes. Multiply that by 90 and it can really add up.
     
  14. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I was referring to the filesizes... Compare the same SD video in .MPEG2 and in MPEG4 after they were processed and you may find that the MPEG4 version is significantly larger.
     
  15. Bane7

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    My Roamio can see the pytivodesktop box and its content. However my mini's do not see the content shared from the Pytivo desktop. Is this normal?
     
  16. ThAbtO

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    Yes, Because the Mini doesn't have a hard drive to store the videos.
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah. Minis can only stream. So you either have to transfer to to the TiVo first, then stream to Mini, or use Plex to stream directly from PC.
     
  18. Bane7

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    I assume I need to decrypt the TS files to convert them to MP4. Since I have already downloaded about 3 TB of files from my Roamio, is there a way to decrypt the ones I already have? Also, if I decrypt them but don't convert them to MP4, can they be transferred back to the Roamio?

    Thanks,
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can decrypt them using the tivolibre exe included in the pyTivo install folder. But you'd have to do it one at a time or set up a script to run it as a batch.

    If you're a VideoReDo user you can use the batch manager to do them all at once.

    The hardest part is retaining the metadata. If you decrypt them to .ts you'll lose the metadata. PyTivo has a built in function to convert the internal metadata to an external file, but as far as I know that functionality isn't duplicated in any standalone program.
     
  20. Bane7

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    So it sounds like I may need to move them back to my roamio and then transfer them back to the PC to decrypt and maintain meta data. Is there any way to send them back to the roamio as a batch?
     

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