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Easier to use pyTivo

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

  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Does your normal logon account have admin privileges? I suspect most forum readers run that way. If you don't, that might explain the need for "run as administrator".

    These account privilege features are a PITA for windows users, most of whom don't really understand the details. I understand they are trying to protect us from ourselves but it just seems there must be a better way.
     
  2. b-ball-fanatic

    b-ball-fanatic Member

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    I do understand the details, and my normal account IS the admin account. So it already had the privileges. This is clearly a glitch in the installer.
     
  3. Microman66

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    Wow, I was happy to find this thread and the work done on install app. I just installed on my MacBook Pro, and all worked flawlessly. The reason I was encouraged, was that my grandson was using my old Black MacBook, with the old Pytivo and Tivo Desktop, and I saw the music available on my Tivo Bolt. So I asked around and found this install, and I have music streaming to my Tivo Bolt. Question however, I have it directed to iTunes media music, and when it shows up on the Tivo Bolt, it is by folders and those folders are artists in Alphabetical order, as iTunes stores the music. Is there a way to have it show the PLAYLISTS as it does on my Black MacBook ..... There it is nice to just play a set of music and not deal with the names of one artist that may or may not have more than one song in the folder.

    Thanks, for your hardworking
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    What version of Mac OS are you running? This only works on Sierra or newer.
     
  5. b-ball-fanatic

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    Any disadvantage?

    I'm having a lot of trouble getting clean TS downloads lately, even though Comcast hasn't yet switched me over to H624. This prompted me to try pyTiVoDesktop, but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have helped much, so now I'm going back to PS downloads. When downloading as PS, I seem to get clean, intact video. Then with VRD, I can usually do a clean conversion to TS....occasionally a handful of added video frames, but nothing like the issues I get trying to directly download in TS.

    So, my question: Is there any drawback to this, downloading as PS and then converting to TS, aside from slower downloads? (I really don't care about download speed so long as I get a clean copy.) Since I don't change the audio or video encoding, VRD uses Fast Frame Copy and I presume I'm getting identical video quality to the original download. So as I understand it, this means that the TiVo box is doing a TS-to-PS conversion on-the-fly as I download, then I'm doing a PS-to-TS conversion in VRD.


    Until Comcast changes over and I'm forced to revisit the headaches of TS downloads, is their any reason not to do it this way? Is it reasonable to assume that the TiVo's TS-to-PS conversion is sound, such that if I then run a good PS-to-TS conversion, I can safely assume that I have a TS video that's virtually identical to the original recording sitting on my TiVo?
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    From what I've read some people have issues with the captions in PS files. But I think VidroReDo can fix those up for you too, so if you're converting to TS using VideoReDo then it's probably fine.
     
  7. b-ball-fanatic

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    Thanks for the quick reply, Dan. I'll just keep doing it this way as long as I can, then. Even though the steps look a little tedious, I'm finding it's much faster than dealing with glitchy, unsynced TS files.

    BTW, I really like pyTiVoDesktop for these downloads. I still need kmttg for certain things, having both programs has streamlined some of my tasks. Thanks for all your work on it.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    FYI the newest version of pyTivo Desktop has built in VideoReDo integration. So you can set it up to to convert your downloads to TS automatically if you want. (requires TVSuite v5)
     
  9. Richard959

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    Just installed pyTivo Desktop on my windows 10 pro. Instantly saw files on my Tivo Roamio and was able to download files right away. I set up a share on my PC (D:\xx) but I don't see it showing up anywhere on my Tivo. I do see the Tivo Desktop share on my pc link in the Tivo "Shows" and I can upload to the Tivo using that for compatible files - but no pyTivo based share is showing up on the Tivo side so I can't pull anything over using pyTivo Desktop shares.

    Any idea what I should try next? Should the files in the upload folder on my PC list in the "Share" field within the pyTivo Desktop app or is that just to input share addresses?

    Thanks
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    TiVo Desktop will conflict. You need to completely kill TiVo Desktop. You may also need to reboot your TiVo.
     
  11. Richard959

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    Will the pyTivo share show up in place of the Tivo Desktop share via the pc link in "Shows" on the Tivo or some place else on the Tivo?
    Thanks
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    yes
     
  13. Richard959

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    Does this mean that Tivo Desktop needs to be uninstalled - or is there some configuration that can permanently stop it from conflicting with pyTivo Desktop with every reboot of the PC ie. while still allowing TivoDesktop to be installed - but not automatically be restarted and running?

    Thanks
     
  14. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    I did not have to uninstall it on my W10 box - just changed the statup option to not start automatically. current PyTiVo works just fine for me like this.
     
  15. Richard959

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    When I disable Tivo Desktop my Roamio stops being able to see my PC. I saw that tivo beacon was still running in services and disabled that but no change. Also, I am not seeing the shared folder I created for the pyTivo Desktop app listing the files I put in it. It seems like the folder isn't really being shared or broadcasting its location to the Tivo. Yet I can still download files fine.

    Within the pyTivo Desktop app in the settings "upload" menu all I see is "Send files as Transport Streams", Additional FFmpeg commands" and "Use Tivolibre to bypass..".

    Within the pyTivo Desktop app in the settings "Network" menu all I see is "Port" with a grey 9032, "Zeroconf on auto", "Beacon = empty" and "Listen = unchecked". I tried the pc and tivo IPs in the Beacon field and rebooted the tivo which did't work and I have tried checking the Listen box which didn't work.

    What can I try next?

    Thanks
     
  16. Richard959

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    Success in pulling to Tivo via pyTivo Desktop. Needed to allow pyTivo to communicate through windows firewall for all instances to private and public networks (control panel_windows firewall_allowed apps).

    Is the pyTivo Desktop app supposed to list the shared files in the defined "Shared Folder" under the Video Tab\Share Videos, Muisc and Photos?

    Thanks
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No. It only lists the folders. You can have multiple shares, which is why it's a list.
     
  18. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Dan

    You may have addressed this so sorry for asking but I can't get the program to see my network shares. It sees them if I change the directory to my PC but not my shared drive. When I used the old pytivo it would see the share.

    The path is \\WDTVLIVE\Elements\Movies . I can see the Movies folder on the tivo but nothing is there.
    Is it something I am doing wrong?

    thanks
     
  19. lpwcomp

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    What I ended up doing was assigning a drive letter to my NAS.
     
  20. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    thanks. I'll try it when I get home.
     

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