New program for 1 step TTG downloads, decryption, encoding - kmttg

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by moyekj, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2015 #8621 of 12918
    innocentfreak

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    Doesn't DVRMSToolbox support Mpeg2? You could always continue to use it and just have KMTTG strip the TiVo container to the raw Mpeg2.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2015 #8622 of 12918
    jcthorne

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    Where does kmttg pull the names of the tivos on the network?

    As part of installing my new Bolt, the Roamio moved locations so several of the tivos have new names. They are all now reporting correct names at tivo.com and on the my shows listings, yet kmttg still shows the old names.

    i tried deleting each of them and then have kmttg rediscover tivos on the network and the only one that came up correct was the new Bolt. They others all came back with their old names on the tabs.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2015 #8623 of 12918
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Following a rename you have to reboot each TiVo since they keep re-broadcasting using old name (in addition to new name) until you do. It's an age old TiVo bug.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2015 #8624 of 12918
    ALbino

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    I saw you get a shoutout from a TiVo exec in the Ira Bahr interview thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10651262#post10651262

    He even suggested they would start helping the developer community, and in particular KMTTG. Has anything come from that? Have you heard from them at all? I'd love to see you get some questions answered finally, and maybe even have them implement a proper API.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2015 #8625 of 12918
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps I'm too much of a pessimist, but I wouldn't read much into response from a chief marketing officer. If anything TiVo in recent years has gone out of their way to discourage community development. For example, for a while we could use the built in opera browser on the TiVo to run our own html/html5 apps, but then TiVo locked us out. They started this TiVo Developer Channel a few years ago and then just let it rot and die. Several RPC commands that used to be available to me have been locked out in last couple of years. They stopped any public HME/HMO development many years ago now. I just haven't received any indication that they are willing to encourage community development in any way. And no, nobody from TiVo has ever reached out to me offering any help related to kmttg or any kind of community development.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2015 #8626 of 12918
    ALbino

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    Sorry to hear that. That's kind of what I suspected the situation was, but figured I'd ask anyway :)

    It's too bad really, because honestly almost the only reason I still use TiVo is because KMTTG makes it so powerful. I literally couldn't imagine not having all of the abilities KMTTG provides.

    I truly hope they do decide to become more active with the developer community and reach out to you guys with some support. Good luck!
     
  7. Oct 6, 2015 #8627 of 12918
    jcthorne

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    Sad to hear. I am not even a developer and a Tivo person reached out to me when we were having difficulty with metadata a few revisions back. Its how we know now how to send programId for pushed shows so they go in common folders with gracenote metadata lookup. Other issues too.

    We do know Ira monitors this forum as do other Tivo employees. Most do not reply in public but asking specific questions here on TCF sometimes gets answers floated our way. Never give up hope. Perhaps things will improve when Tivo sees a synergy between where they want to go and the community developers.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2015 #8628 of 12918
    jcthorne

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    I can second this. If it were not for kmttg and pytivo, I would have left Tivo a long time ago for a HTPC solution of some sort.

    Moyekj, personally I am hopeful you take an interest in Plex. I think your knowhow and abilities could add a great deal to the tivo plug in for Plex.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2015 #8629 of 12918
    plamumba

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    I was thinking, if anything, Tivo should ask you for help. If it weren't for your program, I probably would have dropped them years ago. They seem to struggle just to keep their own software working, perhaps focusing mostly on how to put spam into a device people buy to avoid spam.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2015 #8630 of 12918
    krkaufman

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    That *is* a painful irony.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2015 #8631 of 12918
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    It was the questioner, innocentfreak, who first mentioned pyTivo and KMTTG by name. The way Ira Bahr's answer was phrased, he seems to have thought they were the names of developers rather than programs.

     
  12. Oct 6, 2015 #8632 of 12918
    dlfl

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    Not a lot of difference between marketing people and politicians! :D

    Although we need them both ........... I guess.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2015 #8633 of 12918
    namirkhan

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    Can't get kmttg to work in El Capitan. My Java is up to date, but won't open. Any ideas?
     
  14. Oct 6, 2015 #8634 of 12918
    moyekj

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    Start from command line to see any potential error messages:
    java -jar kmttg.jar

    My guess is that you have more than 1 java installation in place, and the default installation you are running is not Java 8.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2015 #8635 of 12918
    Hyrax

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    Hi-
    I have had a recurring problem getting closed captions from decrypted Tivo recordings. I look at them on the Tivo and things look great. I strip them and then try to use them and the captions are 10 seconds late and somewhat garbled. I am using the latest version of ccextractorwin.exe to put them in SRT files.

    Oddly, if I play the MPG file with VCL the embedded closed captions are also 10 seconds late, but not apparently not garbled. I compress MPG files to MP4 so I can play them on other devices, and I need the external SRT captions file in order to get the captions in the compressed video.

    The problem seems to be in the decrypting (I combine download with tivodecode and am using version 2.0s of KMTTG). I am rapidly approaching an age where I really need closed captions most of the time, so this is a real problem. Does anyone have an idea what I can do to get better closed captions?

    Thanks.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2015 #8636 of 12918
    krkaufman

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    DISCLAIMER: Haven't fully RTFM'd on this issue, so flame away or ignore, as felt appropriate.

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    I have KMTTG installed on my laptop, and shift between several homes with different TiVo accounts and associated MAKs.

    Are there instructions somewhere on how to customize my KMTTG laptop install to facilitate its use when hopping between locations? (e.g. the ability to select from two separate configuration files or filesets, containing the known TiVo devices and associated MAKs -- and any other account- or location-specific details -- for each location)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2015 #8637 of 12918
    namirkhan

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    Error: Unable to access jarful kmttg.jar

    I am running Java 8 Update 60. Error message above from Terminal
     
  18. Oct 6, 2015 #8638 of 12918
    lpwcomp

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    Try:

    Turning off the combined download-decrypt. Decrypt using tivolibre & run qsfix.

    What are you using to convert to mp4 that is losing the cc so that you have to use subtitles instead?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2015 #8639 of 12918
    lpwcomp

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    You need to either be in the directory where kmttg.jar is or specify the full path.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2015 #8640 of 12918
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Easiest thing to do is keep 2 separate installs of kmttg in separate folders - 1 for each location. Then run the respective one depending on your location.
     

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