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Easier to use pyTivo

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

  1. Jan 23, 2017 #1 of 1684
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I have just completed a new version which now includes a full feature UI called "pyTivo Desktop" which includes TiVoToGo support. I hope it works well for everyone. Please let me know if you have any trouble with it...

    New website...

    pyTivo Desktop

    Release builds
    Last Updated - Windows: 9/15/17 4:20pm - v1.6.16
    Last Updated - Mac: 8/14/17 1:05pm - v1.6.15

    Beta builds
    Last Updated - Windows: None
    Last Updated - Mac: None


    I've created an easier to use/install version of pyTivo. It's compiled into a standard Windows exe and does NOT require you to install python on your PC to work. It also includes a simple UI for setting up and managing shares. Some of the advanced features still have to be setup using the web UI or by editing the config file by hand, but this should be a lot easier for people to get going if all you want to do is transfer videos from your PC to your TiVo or use Music/Photos.

    pyTivo_setup.exe

    pyTivo_setup.zip (alternative for those getting antivirus warnings with exe)

    In a future release I plan to add a UI for some of the advanced settings and maybe the TTG portion too.

    I'm also going to try creating Mac and Linux versions too when I have some more time.

    Edit: 4/2/17 Updated version with settings dialog
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017
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  2. Jan 24, 2017 #2 of 1684
    dslunceford

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    I uninstalled PyTiVo a while back, maybe around the time Plex first hit, as I was using it mainly to push content. May give this a try though. Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2017 #3 of 1684
    slowbiscuit

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    Something like tivodecode-ng or tivolibre code needs to be integrated in as well because you currently can't decrypt H.264 .tivo files to native with pyTivo (e.g. Tivo-to-PC transfers on Comcast). I don't think wmcbrine ever released a version that handles them but kmttg handles them just fine with tivolibre.

    BTW music playback from pyTivo is still broken on the Roamios. Tivo broke it with 20.6.3.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2017 #4 of 1684
    UCLABB

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    Chrome won't let me download the file.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2017 #5 of 1684
    foghorn2

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    Thanks Dan, Im inclined to buy VideoReDo even though I dont really need it just to support the stuff you did here.
    Or let us donate to this project.

    I know how to program myself, but with a full time job and 3 kids, I have no time.
     
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  6. Jan 24, 2017 #6 of 1684
    foghorn2

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    It should take you to a MS OneDrive Site and click on the Tile.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2017 #7 of 1684
    UCLABB

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    Yes, that is when Chrome blocks it. I haven't figured out how to block it. Unless someone knows, perhaps I'll try another browser.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2017 #8 of 1684
    Dan203

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    I can upload a zip as well. Maybe Chrome will allow that. I don't have an actual server to host this on, that's why I used OneDrive.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2017 #9 of 1684
    Mikeguy

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    Just go via another browser, the simple solution--no issue with IE11.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2017 #10 of 1684
    krkaufman

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    Wow, great effort and contribution, Dan. I've been putting off getting pyTiVo running forever, but now I feel like I need to give installing the original version a try just to appreciate the work you've done.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2017 #11 of 1684
    Dan203

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    I've uploaded a zip for those of you having trouble downloading the exe
     
  12. Jan 24, 2017 #12 of 1684
    osu1991

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    Thanks
    I've had pytivo set up on my desktop and laptop, since I got a Tivo. I use it and VideoRedo weekly.
    I have an older spare laptop, Ill have to pull out and install it on that. This could save me having to look up the instructions, when others ask me how to do it.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2017 #13 of 1684
    Dan203

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    I posted a very minor update just now, overwriting the original files. Just a few minor UI tweaks, nothing functional.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2017 #14 of 1684
    eherberg

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    Just an FYI -- I use Chrome and was able to download it just fine yesterday.
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2017 #15 of 1684
    UCLABB

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    I had about three layers of warnings about the download. I ended up using Edge and had to keep clicking download anyway. Hope Mr. Haddix isn't a hacker!
     
  16. Jan 24, 2017 #16 of 1684
    Dan203

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    You caught me! The past 15 years I've spent on this site were just to butter you up so I could trick you into installing a hack on your PC.:smilingimp:
     
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  17. Jan 24, 2017 #17 of 1684
    Wil

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    A perfect execution of the long con!
     
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  18. Jan 25, 2017 #18 of 1684
    dlfl

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    Yes the old super-moderator-is-a-hacker ploy.:rolleyes:
     
  19. Jan 25, 2017 #19 of 1684
    bradleys

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    It worked really well... For the novice it might be confusing because there is no installation notification. No obvious way to determine the next step - you have to go to the tray, find the pytivo icon and right click on it for options.

    It would be nice if the dialog to choose a file directory were presented to the user immediately following install.

    That said: It was quick and sweet... I didn't have to install and configure, I didn't have to setup pytivo as a service....

    Really nice job!
     
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  20. Jan 25, 2017 #20 of 1684
    eherberg

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    The shares must be stored somewhere else, correct? I uninstalled the first version after looking at it (already have pyTivo up and running). When I installed the updated version to look at it - my video share, mak, etc were already populated. I checked app data folder under local, roaming, etc but didn't see it there.
     

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