iTiVo (TiVo -> mac -> iPhone)

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

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    More specifically, you're a TWC subscriber. It's not TiVo who's doing this.

    There are several threads about this already; for example:

    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=429670
     
  2. Yoav

    Yoav New Member

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    edit : Looks like I'm just repeating what wmcbrine just said :) oops

    Someone else mentioned that recently TW in LA just turned on CCI flags for all non-broadcast channels. But yeah.. It's time warner. If you can switch to Verizon Fios, I highly recommend you do so and tell TWC why you're dropping them. And tell your friends to switch too.
     
  3. Bombino

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    thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2009 #544 of 741
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    tdm New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to the forum hoping to solve a problem. I have been using iTivo with a Series 3 HD for several weeks on a Macbook Pro running Leopard. Awesome program with no issues. This seems to be the only thread about iTiVo and a forum search found nothing, so here goes...

    Today I connected as usual and no shows are displayed at all. Hard Drive usage sidebar is accurate at 120 shows but not one is displayed. IP and MAK are correct and TiVo prefs are set to enable downloads. Tivo Transfer works fine and Tivo Decoder also sees all programs on the TiVo drive so it doesn't seem to be a protection issue. I deleted iTiVo app and reinstalled but no luck.

    Any help??
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 #545 of 741
    tdm

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    Solved my issue. Instead of just deleting the app I went into the Home Library and searched for all the iTiVo files I could find and deleted them as well as the app. It seems that a .plist file was corrupted. After reinstalling iTiVo and connecting, all is fine.
     
  6. chucky23

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    Yoav (or anyone else),

    I love iTivo, and here's my query:

    I'm trying to use Comskip with my TiVo files, using the "decrypt and copy" setting, and as you warned, I'm getting severe audio/video sync problems.

    I'm wondering if there is any way around this.

    I understand that the OS X version of Comskip is likely stuck in the past, however, I do have a VMWare Windows XP virtual machine available.

    Basically, I wondering if I mess around with the newest versions of Comskip and Comclean on Windows, if I'd be able to get comskipped versions of the decrypted TiVo MPEG2 streams with audio/video sync intact.

    (I'd just try it out instead of asking, but I'm a true Windows noob, so getting Comskip and Comclean up and running on that alien platform will take me a LOT of time. So I'd love to figure out ahead of time if it's there is sunshine at the end of that road.)

    TIA for any advice.
     
  7. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    I have success by downloading with decrypt, then using KMTTG to do the comskip/comcut (which appear as Ad Detect and Ad Cut in the KMTTG interface).

    I've done hundreds of files this way and have noted no synch problems.
     
  8. chucky23

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    Oh, good lord. I had no idea KMTTG even existed.

    Thank you very, very much, Marconi.

    I've done only one file so far with KMTTG, but it has perfect A/V sync (along with perfect commercial detection and cutting).

    Thanks again. You saved me from having to learn Windows.
     
  9. UncaAndoo

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    Cedar...
    First of all, thanks for a great tool.

    I don't know if I have a suggestion or I'm incompetent, but I'm wondering if the metadata isn't being applied appropriately. I want to sort by episode number/order in iTunes, but there isn't a field to do this. Clicking on Show Info for a few entries, it looks like the information in "Episode Number" should be in Episode ID, since the Episode ID info is a duplicate of the Name info (Which is where I think it should be.)

    The "Season Number" and "Episode Number" fields should strictly be a number indicating what season the episode is from and what episode from that season it is, respectively. Whereas the Episode ID may be a number that combines the two or another code entirely.

    This doesn't explain the length of the Episode ID field, of course, but it helps me, and isn't that what really matters?

    Please tell me if I'm an idiot, I can use the help.
     
  10. bbmertz

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    Yoav, will iTiVo be compatible with Snow Leopard? If not, how soon are you likely to release a compatible version?

    BTW, I started using iTiVo a few months ago and think it's a great application. Nice work!
     
  11. Yoav

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    There is nothing in the code that is designed to stop it working on snow leopard. However, as I do not have snow leopard installed I can't promise anything. I'll probably be picking it up soon and can verify for sure...
     
  12. jannlinder

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    Rest assured iTivo works! I can, as a developer with 10.6, validate that it has worked ever since I installed 10.6

    Jann
     
  13. bbmertz

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    Thanks for the quick responses! I'll let you know if I encounter any problems after installing the Snow Leopard OS tomorrow.
     
  14. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    Is Version 1.7.7b3 (1.7.7b3) still the latest beta available?
     
  15. Yoav

    Yoav New Member

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    yeah.. I've been kinda doing other things and haven't put in any coding time on the programs.. Is there some feature you're waiting on?
     
  16. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    Not really. There are the problems of the metadata file using equals signs for a few items instead of colons and the case problem of "seriesId" which I figured would be easy fixes with a new beta out shortly after the metadata problems were known. Not a problem though, I have a script in my text editor to fix these minor problems very quickly on multiple files at once, so it's no big deal. More like curiosity on my part, wondering if I'd missed a newer beta. That's all.

    Oh, as long as I have your attention... The other day I queued up some recordings to transfer but did not Run the queue. When I came back a while later, downloads had begun. I guess that in the normal course of updating the Now Playing list, it also started the queue transferring, unbidden. Bug or "Feature?"
     
  17. Yoav

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    well, "intended feature" that may not be behaving the way you want. The queue is processed whenever you're idle for ermm 15 mins I think (which is how the automatic downloading does it too). So even if you never hit 'run queue'.. if you leave the program running it will start processing the queue at some point.
     
  18. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    Now that I know it behaves that way, I know better than to queue things up before I'm ready to transfer them.

    But, you talk about 'idle for 15 minutes' so I could queue them up then quit iTiVo until I'm ready to run the queue, correct?
     
  19. Yoav

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    yep.. that should work (it saves the queue between invocations)...
     
  20. jenz

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    I'm hoping someone who knows more about connectivity than I will be able to help me out re iTivo transfer speeds. Somehow I'm no longer achieving the transfer speeds that I used to see, ie a 10gb iTivo transfer would take slightly under 10 hours. Now, the same transfer will take slightly less than 20 hours and so on and so forth, ie a 4gb transfer that used to take slightly less than 4 hours now takes a little less than 8 hours. Somehow I managed to go from 1:1 to 2:1 and can't figure out why. What other speeds are people getting themselves?

    As for me, I have both the S3 and the MBP on wired connections into the same 4 port Netgear GbE switch. I encode my shows at h.264 QT 10mbps setting in iTivo, and the laptop is a Intel MBP running Snow Leopard. The home network itself is Fios Actiontec router -> Airport Extreme w/GbE (1 port free, Slingbox) -> Netgear GbE switch (S3, MBP, desktop, Slinglink) switch.

    Maybe I'm an idiot but figured the best throughput would involve putting both devices on the same switch. Any ideas and definitely thanks in advance.
     

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