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Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by dlfl, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jun 7, 2018 #1 of 315
    dlfl

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    Support and download links for Metagenerator 3 (MG3) are now transferred from the pyTivo forum to this thread, starting with the release of MG3 Ver. 3.83

    Metagenerator looks up metadata for TV Shows and Movies, including Rovi-style programId and seriesId. It creates pyTivo .txt metadata output files but also can insert metadata into .mp4 and .wtv files. It can create output folders, and rename output files, based on metadata. It has automatic and semi-automatic modes. There is no user guide for MG3 but a complete cumulative change log is included in each version distribution. Searching this log and/or posting questions on this forum are the two best ways to get help.

    Metagenerator was originally programmed by Master Cephus and has been enhanced and supported by me starting in 2011.

    NOTE REGARDING ANTI-VIRUS:
    Norton AV and Windows Defender have flagged some distributed MG3 files but these are believed to be false alarms. Just configure an AV exception for the MG3 runtime folder.

    Change Log: The change log is included in the distribution zip. Only the changes for the latest version will be given in this post:
    Ver. 3.87 (5 November 2018)
    Enhanced: Added shared database of known movie programId's. Saved in appdata file "knownMovieIds.txt". If a file named "distroMovieIds.txt" is located in the MG3 runtime folder, its known programId's will be merged into the database at startup and then the file will be deleted. To distribute your known id's make a copy of your "knownMovieIds.txt" file, rename it "distroMovieIds.txt" and provide it to other users who can merge it into their datbase by starting MG3 after placing it in the runtime folder. Known programId's are added to the database when movie metadata is saved to a pyTivo .txt metadata file either individually or during movie autoprocessing. See post #265 of this thread for more info on the movie programId database:
    Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

    Use of the {resolution} tag is optional and requires mediaInfo.dll in the installation (run time) folder.
    Download here: MediaInfo.zip
    See discussion in this pyTiiVo forum thread from July 18-21, 2011 for details on this and the optional filenamer.VBS file:
    pyTivo Discussion Forum :: View topic - MetaGenerator Version 3

    You can download the latest version of MG3, 3.87 in the attached zip file.
    There is no installer. Just extract the files to any folder and create a shortcut to MetaGenerator Version 3.exe.
    NOTE: To avoid weird Windows file permission issues it is recommended that you do NOT put MG3 into a folder under the "Program files" or "Program Files (x86)" folders, and that you follow the procedure given in Post #125 of this thread for unzipping the downloaded distro:
    Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

    You can download rpcSearch127.zip here:
    rpcSearch127.zip
    Putting rpcSearch127.exe (from this zip) into your MG3 runtime folder allows you to do RPC searches for programId's and seriesId's without having python installed on your computer.
     

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  2. Jun 10, 2018 #2 of 315
    windracer

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    Just FYI, Windows Defender Antivirus (Windows 10) seems to think rpcSearch126.zip contains the Win32/Tiggre!plock trojan and won't let me download it.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2018 #3 of 315
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    Mediafire flagged this file and wont allow downloading.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2018 #4 of 315
    dlfl

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    I'm trying to figure out what's going on here -- very strange since the previous version (rpcSearch125.exe, .zip) had no such issues and I haven't changed anything about how these files are generated or uploaded to mediafire.com.

    I think I did get the Win10 1803 update between the times these two versions were created, so maybe that changed something.

    Meanwhile I've removed rpcsearch126.zip from mediafire.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2018 #5 of 315
    dlfl

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    Frankly never figured out exactly what the problem was but finally got a version of rpcSearch126.zip up on mediafire.com that doesn't show the "virus" problem and have edited the link in the first post. Whatever it was did not involve any changes in the rpcSearch126.py code or the method used to generate the .exe and .zip files. Rather it appeared to be related to Win10 folders and permissions.

    I didn't catch the virus warning icon on mediatfilre.com (file view, which only I can see) because (1) it's very small and (2) I've never encountered this problem before. I (and 18 other people) downloaded the original rpcsearch126.zip and neither .zip nor .exe showed any virus detections on my PC, using Sophos Home AV. And MG3 ran fine with the downloaded file. So I'm guessing the issue was some quirky interaction between the Win10 file system and mediafire.com.
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2018 #6 of 315
    dlfl

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    Unfortunately rpcSearch zip files are too large to be attached to posts here, thus my use of mediafire.com. However after this recent glitch I am open to suggestions for a better file sharing site.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2018 #7 of 315
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    @dlfl - Thanks for moving over to the TCF!
     
  8. Jun 14, 2018 #8 of 315
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    Still get the dangerous file warning from mediafire.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2018 #9 of 315
    elprice7345

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    I use Norton and I've had to exclude my MG3 directory from scans to be able to run MG3.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2018 #10 of 315
    dlfl

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    Is that for MG3 or rpcSearch126.exe?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2018 #11 of 315
    dlfl

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    What is your PC and Windows version?

    It's showing 18 downloads with the updated rpcSearch126.zip link in the first post. Is anyone else seeing this issue?
     
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  12. Jun 14, 2018 #12 of 315
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    I've had Norton flag both, so I exclude the entire directory from scans.
    I just tried to download rpcsearch126.zip and mediafire blocked me.
     
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  13. Jun 14, 2018 #13 of 315
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    I have an iMac running boot camp with Windows 10. Looks like someone else also still having issues too. I ended up just installing python to get around it.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2018 #14 of 315
    PSU_Sudzi

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    Hi, one more question, have you had any problem recently getting the programID when doing a search? I can't find any tv shows or movie IDs even after double checking my TiVo user name and password, etc.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2018 #15 of 315
    dlfl

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    I just checked using rpcSearch126.exe and no problems.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2018 #16 of 315
    dlfl

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    Something very strange going on, I'm guessing a weird interaction with the virus checker built into mediaFire.com.
    A couple of days ago, MediaFire was showing no virus flag for rpcSearch126.zip but now it is. My Sophos AV shows no detections for either the .zip or the .exe.

    Thus I would like to explore using a different download system. Try this One-Drive link:
    rpcsearch126.zip

    This is a Microsoft utility so conceivably there could be problems with a Windows emulation, which I assume is what Boot Camp on the iMac is.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2018 #17 of 315
    PSU_Sudzi

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    Thanks for sending that link, it worked, and I removed python and used that .exe and the RPC call is now working. Much appreciation!
     
  18. Jun 15, 2018 #18 of 315
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    Boot camp's not emulation - it allows dual-booting on a Mac - you pick either true native Windows or true native OSX at boot time, and can switch between them only on reboots.
     
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  19. Jun 15, 2018 #19 of 315
    dlfl

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    I've updated the link in the first post to the OneDrive download.
     
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  20. Jun 15, 2018 #20 of 315
    elprice7345

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    The OneDrive link works for me.

    Norton still flags it as having “WS.Reputation.1” and quarantines it. My workaround is to exclude my MG3 folder from Norton scans.

    I don’t know if there is a way to fix this with Norton or maybe something to add in your 1st post for future users. If I’m the only one with the problem, I wouldn’t worry about it.
     

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