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Easier to use pyTivo

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

  1. Feb 6, 2018 #1481 of 1665
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I'm certainly glad I was never even tempted to "upgrade" to Hydra.

    My fear is they will completely disable transfers for all models and/or force Hydra on all models capable of running it and EOL any that aren't, which would include Premieres.
     
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    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    No.

    I doubt that you're diagnosing this correctly. There's probably some other differing factor besides the number of shows.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2018 #1483 of 1665
    Sparky1234

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    I thought seriesId might be the culprit so I "made up" a different seriesId last night and different show title. Same result 26+ added to My Shows separately. They should have been added to a new folder under the different show title. Then tried several video / audio conversions to compatible mpg2, mp4, mkv, etc., and again same result. Original videos are exactly the same as the first 25 that loaded to the same folder. Perplexing, TiVo is playing tricks on me. LOL.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2018 #1484 of 1665
    Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    Thanks. See my last post for additional details.
     
  5. lew

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    I used KMTTG to download an old star trek (BBCAmerica in HD), edited out the commercials and encoded to h.264 mp4 using stock VRD profile. Video is fine on PC playing with VLC. When I use pytivo to transfer encoded file back to my Roamio the time is wrong, shows the original program length. Plays fine, no commercials. Not the end of the world, but it's annoying. The ad detect in VRD is spot on.
     
  6. lpwcomp

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    Try adding this line to the server section of pyTivo.conf:


    ffmpeg_pram = -muxdelay 0
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can do that in the Desktop App. Settings, Uploads tab, Additional FFmpeg Commands
     
  8. lpwcomp

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    Forgot where I was. Sorry.
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You can skip the encode to h.264/MP4 if you are just going to send it back to the Tivo, to save time.
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    Takes up more space on the PC if he is archiving and takes longer to transfer back. Not to mention the fact that there is a high probability that the source recording is already h.264.
     
  11. mlippert

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    Can you explain what the muxdelay setting does? I've tried googling, but while I found this pretty useless (to me documentation)
    I haven't found a description which explains why setting a muxdelay of 0 fixes the problem of the tivo reporting the wrong program length.
    Thanks
     
  12. lpwcomp

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    I have no idea why it works. Someone else came up with it.

    Another possibility is if you used something other than VRD to decrypt and thus didn't run qsfix.
     
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    Ah, well thanks for replying, and having the solution is useful.

    Meanwhile maybe someone else can explain that setting and why it fixes this issue?
    Ah, interesting hypothesis.
     
  14. lpwcomp

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    I actually do have a SWAG. It prevents ffmpeg from futzing with the timecodes.
     
  15. cp2k

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    So I'd been running pyTiVo and it has worked wonderfully since I installed it... until my PC restarted recently. Once that happened now I get Error connecting to pyTiVo! Verify pyTivo is running and retry every time I try to use it. I finally figured out that I could open up the pyTiVo "Console" and as long as it was running the programs would transfer and I could see all the information going back and forth. That isn't very user friendly though, so I decided to use the service. I installed it using the included "Install Service" batch file and restarted. The service was there, but was "stopped". I started it, but when I ran pyTivo it had lost its memory. I had to re-enter my Media Access Key, it had to re-find all my boxes, etc. If I restart the service "stops" and it loses its memory again.

    I know I'm likely missing something simple, but how do I fix this so it will work fine every time without having to manually open the "console" and keep it running? I'm going from my Windows 7 desktop to a Windows 10 laptop. I have TiVo Desktop running on it fine, but I'd prefer to use pyTiVo.
     
  16. lpwcomp

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    I suspect it's having a problem updating the config file.

    On a side note, I've never understood the preference people have for running pyTivo as a service. How exactly is it more "user friendly"?
     
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  17. Dan203

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    The service doesn't work right. You should uninstall and reinstall without the service option.
     
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    So the only way to use this version is to go to start the pyTivo console, leave it running, and then start the GUI? Or, is there a way I'm missing to keep the console running in the background? The first time I used it the console window never appeared and it worked fine- until my computer restarted.
     
  19. lew

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    I'm working with a roamio. Encoded with VRD h.264, supplied profile. Pytivo is encoding when I request transfer via share listed on my shows. I thought pytivo can pull h.264 files without encoding back to mpeg. The message about encoding is added to my metadata and displays as part of the description.
     
  20. lpwcomp

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    What container? Are you certain that it is transcoding and not just re-muxing?

    I take it you have debug on.
     

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