iTiVo (TiVo -> mac -> iPhone)

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Jun 2, 2009 #501 of 741
    Yoav

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    Actually it's covered in the description of a subscription :).

    But yeah, subscriptions only add 'future' episodes of shows, and only add them once (so if you delete it it won't be added again). Old ones already on the tivo will not be added.

    I suspect you're trying to download a bunch of shows of a series already on your tivo. the easiest way to do this is to the word 'show' at the top of the column. This will sort all your tivo shows by name.. so then you can shift-click all the shows to add them to the queue...
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 #502 of 741
    GoHokies!

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    I read that over and over, but it was ambiguous (to be at least) how shows already on the Tivo were covered. My line of thinking was that shows that had never been transferred were "new" to iTivo and therefore may be transferred.

    I'm trying to d/l a bunch of old series and then every new episode going forward, so I'll add the subscriptions and then manually add the existing episodes to the queue. Not difficult at all, I just wanted to make sure that the program was acting as intended.

    Thanks again for the great program and great support!
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 #503 of 741
    Marconi

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    Are subscriptions from multiple TiVos supported? That is, if I connect to one TiVo and add a subscription, then connect to another TiVo and add a subscription, will iTiVo implode?

    I don't know if the subscription mechanism stores info about which DVR a subscription is for. I'm guessing it doesn't.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 #504 of 741
    Yoav

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    It will implode :)

    support for multiple tivos is very rudimentary right now: You select a tivo, and then stick to it (if you change tivo while you have things in the queue, it will start trying to download the shows from the wrong tivo, etc). Specifically, if you have a subscription that exists on both tivos when you switch to the new tivo, it will try and pull 'new' shows from that tivo, but then when you switch back, it will probably miss some old episodes etc..

    So yeah.. no big explosions etc, but you may end up missing episodes if you swap back and forth *AND* the show exists on both tivos. If multi-tivo subscription support is important to you, I would suggest you try out Tivo Butler or kmttg (which is now much easier to install on a mac). Their interface is more complex, but at the same time, the complexity buys you extra functionality/power...
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 #505 of 741
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    Hello,

    I get an applescript error when launching iTivo:

    DNSService call failed
    No matching processes belonging to you were found (1)

    If I click OK, and then click on the Prefs button, I get an Applescript error:

    Can’t get item 1 of {}. (-1728)

    I've tried reinstall, reboot, etc... Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    E
     
  6. Jun 7, 2009 #506 of 741
    Yoav

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    What version of MacOS are you using?
     
  7. Jun 7, 2009 #507 of 741
    cptodd

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    So I did a little search for both "low volume" and "sound" but could not find anything that addresses my problem. For some reason when I use iTiVo to transfer shows the sound volume is quite low. Is there a way to fix this?
     
  8. Jun 7, 2009 #508 of 741
    Yoav

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    the conversion normally doesn't change the volume from source to destination. Except that for some devices, it was necessary to do as it was too low (example is the iphone conversion).

    The downside to forcing volume 'up' is potential 'clipping' of the louder bits. But if you're certain that you want to up the volume, go to Prefs, select the download format you want. The rest of this instruction is assuming you pick a format that uses 'mencoder' as the encoder. If you're using a different encoder tell me and I'll see if I can figure out the correct options for it.

    Go into 'advanced'. There, under 'audio options' ADD the following:
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    -af volume=13:1
    Select ok, and try a new encode. If you like this you can save this as a new 'format' name for future use (otherwise, it will stay with that option until you change formats in the future)
     
  9. Jun 7, 2009 #509 of 741
    solutionsetc

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    1.7.6 running on intel under 10.5.7. IS this normal? Files seem to be transferring ok other than constant messages to both console and system logs.

    Code:
    Jun  7 13:00:01 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 3   currentFileSize: 2262  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:01 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 0   currentFileSize: 2263  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:02 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 1   currentFileSize: 2263  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:03 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 2   currentFileSize: 2263  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:03 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 0   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:04 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 1   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:05 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 2   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:05 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 3   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:06 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 4   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:07 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 5   currentFileSize: 2264  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:07 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 0   currentFileSize: 2265  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:08 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 1   currentFileSize: 2265  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:08 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 2   currentFileSize: 2265  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:09 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 3   currentFileSize: 2265  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:10 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 0   currentFileSize: 2266  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:10 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 1   currentFileSize: 2266  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:11 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 2   currentFileSize: 2266  fullFileSize:2680"
    Jun  7 13:00:12 Work iTiVo[41195]: "curl++ timeout: 3   currentFileSize: 2266  fullFileSize:2680"
     
  10. Jun 7, 2009 #510 of 741
    europa00

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    I'm running OS X Leopard with latest patches...
     
  11. Jun 7, 2009 #511 of 741
    Yoav

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    Yes, those are debug messages that are just reporting on the progress of the transfer. They are useful for when things go wrong so I can figure out what's the deal. Is the logging driving you nuts?
     
  12. Jun 7, 2009 #512 of 741
    Yoav

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    At the top, is it seeing your tivos?
    The first error makes it sound like it's failing to get your tivo information via bonjour, which then sets off a cascade of issues. You may have some more luck if you know your tivo IP address and can type it in (although correctly fixing this would involve figuring out why your home network is denying broadcast packets inside).
     
  13. Jun 7, 2009 #513 of 741
    solutionsetc

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    It seems a bit excessive (of course better to have it than not have it when it comes time to troubleshoot an issue). Perhaps a pref or a plist string to turn it on/off might be a reasonable suggestion for the next build. :)
     
  14. Jun 7, 2009 #514 of 741
    europa00

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    I did some looking and it looks like my D-link DIR-615 router may have problems with Bonjour. I can't find any posts anywhere that tells how to fix these problems though..
     
  15. Jun 7, 2009 #515 of 741
    Yoav

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    Unfortunately I don't know.
    However, have you tried just typing in the IP address of your tivo into the field at the top? does that work or does it still freak out?
     
  16. europa00

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    yes, if i type in the address of the tivo, it doesn't work... i have no way of configuring the media access key.
     
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    Call me a cheater and a louse but I use the iTivo comskip from inside the package in my own perl script to trim commercials out of the SD programs I download (since i cannot find a Mac OSX-compiled comskip online). HD programs just do not get trimmed correctly ever and I just decided to check the source of iTivo so i could see the build of comskip you ship with it.

    Now, I know you disabled the comskip functionality in the interface of iTivo...but I was surprised to find no comskip -- either compiled or source -- in the checkout of your program from code.google.com.

    What is the deal? I know comskip is not officially compiled for os x but since you ship it inside iTiVo, why is it not in the svn repository?

    I love iTiVo but I hate that comskip does not work for my HD (Discovery Channel Mythbusters in particular...but many many HD programs...)

    Is there a source for comskip that you download and somehow compile? If so, I would love to know from where.

    In the latest release of iTiVo (v1.7.7b3), the comskip command-line app is reporting "Comskip 0.79.126" and that is all the way back on Mar 25, 2008. Is there a specific reason that you have not included a newer version?

    I know comskip is not your program but I would like to know these things and also know if there is a reason for the above questions I have.

    Thanks!

    addition: Today I changed detect_method=43 instead of 47 and it works now with ABC and CBS HD.

    Jann
     
  18. Yoav

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    A long time ago, a nice fellow (jon.christopher) took comskip, cleaned it up, and made it compile on macOSx, as part of his etv-comskip system. The front page of iTivo has the link to etv-comskip, but here it is anyways: http://code.google.com/p/etv-comskip/

    There is a source tab there, from which you can get the source code that was used. As part of a package build I build that (and things like mplayer, and lots of other little thingies). I don't keep the source in my repository since I don't maintain those. Instead I provide a link to the official place I got them from on the iTiVo page.

    I have tried using newer versions from kaashoek, and mostly have gone nuts. He has added a bunch of windows-dll dependencies and ffmpeg library dependencies and some stuff to mess with closed captioning. I pretty much gave up trying to get it to build the latest.

    Unfortunately, it looks like etv-comskip has also abandoned trying to update to the latest code.

    That said though, if changing settings for comskip is helpful, it shouldn't be too much work to add some sort mild gui-control for those settings. (probably not complete control, but something like 'aggressive, regular, permissive) as a pulldown might be enough. Alternatively, if you want to go all-advanced, just edit the file comskip.ini in iTiVo.app/Contents/Resources.... but make a backup of it somewhere as every update to iTiVo will overwrite it.
     
  19. Jul 7, 2009 #519 of 741
    cptodd

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    Yoav,

    Thanks so much! I will try this out and let you know what happens!
     
  20. Jul 7, 2009 #520 of 741
    UncaAndoo

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    The best solution is to buy Hazel, so maybe someone will have a cheaper solution in a bit.
     

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