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

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  1. Feb 24, 2016 #9401 of 12957
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Also, if you're running service you have to make sure the kmttg service is running using your account, not the default windows service account.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2016 #9402 of 12957
    wireman121

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    I'm still having an issue with TS files missing some time. If I play the original recording on the TiVo it's fine. If I playback the cut recording on the TiVo, there are random pieces of missing time, usually in 1-2 spots throughout the recording.

    I know we started discussing this in the past, and at the time I had just stopped using TS files, but since we are all going to be forced to start using them soon (if not already?) then I think it might be best to try to figure out what's causing this situation.

    Also - I'm wondering if it's possibly for kmttg to extract the "skip" information from shows that have it which would allow skipping over adscan and just use the saved information from TiVo to cut the show and push it back to the TiVo?


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  3. Feb 24, 2016 #9403 of 12957
    moyekj

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  4. Feb 24, 2016 #9404 of 12957
    wireman121

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    Well that answers that :) thanks


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  5. Feb 24, 2016 #9405 of 12957
    ClearToLand

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    On kmttg wiki: Auto_Transfers, the first reference to NOT in the image uses a hyphen (-keyword=>NOT)while the second uses an exclamation point (!new york):

    [​IMG]

    Further down the page, '!' is referenced:
    Code:
    <p>You can setup a more complex keyword match by specifying multiple keywords with different operators:</p>
    <ul>
    <li>With no parenthesis surrounding a keyword this indicates a logical AND.</li>
    <li>With (parenthesis) surrounding a keyword this indicates a logical OR.</li>
    <li>[B]With a ! as the first character in a keyword his indicates a logical NOT[/B].</li>
    <li>An example is given in the Auto Transfers Configuration GUI as a reminder:<br/>
    <code>(basketball)|(football)|[B]!new york[/B]</code><br/><br/>
      This means match show descriptions that contain either “basketball” or “football” but don’t include any that have “new york”</li>
     
  6. Feb 24, 2016 #9406 of 12957
    ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Configuring kmttg screen:
    [​IMG]
    Configuring Auto Transfers screen:
    [​IMG]
    I'd appreciate:
    • a copy of the "Available Keywords" dropdown from 'Configuring kmttg' added to the right of "Treat each recording as unique" on 'Configuring Auto Transfers'.
    • the ability to easily copy the contents of the "File Naming" box from 'Configuring kmttg' to the "File name override" box on 'Configuring Auto Transfers'.
      Maybe a double-click on a blank "File name override" box would copy it but if the box was not blank any clicks would be ignored.
    • a tip about the [/] keyword in a mouseover on the "File name override" box on the 'Configuring Auto Transfer' screen.
      Maybe just something like:
    • an OR for "Check Tivos interval (min)" of "Check Tivos at:"
      where, like WiRNS for ReplayTVs, instead of repeatedly checking every xx minutes, kmttg could check ONCE daily at HHMM.
      Since I know (today at least) that all of my shows will be recorded by 2300, I could check once at 2330 and have my transfers take place during my Tivos 'Idle Time'.
    Thanks for considering my ideas. :)
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2016 #9407 of 12957
    moyekj

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    ClearToLand, for your use model where you want to run once a day you're better off using batch mode run and a scheduler program instead of service mode. For example of running with Windows scheduler:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/kmttg/wiki/windows_task_scheduler/
    Of course for Linux you can use cron or similar for scheduling jobs if that's the OS you're using.

    Thanks for pointing out the ! vs - typos - I fixed the Wiki and the label in kmttg GUI.

    You can use the normal copy/paste keys for your OS for copying naming template from config form to auto config form (Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V for example).

    Not really necessary to duplicate the "Available keywords" IMO. You can just use the kmttg main config form to build up your entry if you want and then copy/paste from there to auto form, then just cancel the config form to not apply any changes. Most often though I find the template becomes complex enough where I actually prepare it in a text editor and then copy it over to kmttg. To me the "Available keywords" is just a reminder of what keywords I can use.

    A good tip also when playing around with naming template is to:
    * Turn on config--Visual--Show full paths in job Monitor
    * File--Launch--Do not launch queued jobs
    * Then choose one or more entries to process in GUI and click on START JOBS button and you can see in the job table what the file names will come out as without having kmttg actually start doing any processing.
    In this way you can test things out without actually running anything to make sure you get what you want.
     
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  8. Feb 25, 2016 #9408 of 12957
    shiffrin

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    Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

    My kmttg service had been running fine for months with the UNC name (including the space). It was only during my recent checking that I tried changing it to use the R: drive.

    I just took a look at the logon properties in the service and it was set back to "local system account". I didn't change this, but something did. When I changed it back to my admin account everything worked fine.

    I don't know what could have changed the logon properties,

    Barry
     
  9. Feb 25, 2016 #9409 of 12957
    muerte33

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    I recently switched over to using TS downloads instead of MPG for the speed difference in KMTTG (version 2.1j).
    I do not know if that is what caused the problem with COMSKIP, but it really missed a LOT of commercials in this latest download I just performed. I noticed there is a newer version on his website at
    http://www.kaashoek.com/files/
    81.091 (from February 2016)
    I think the version that is running in the newest KMTTG support files (2.1i) is
    0.81.051 (from December 2012)
    At least that is what is in the readme.txt

    Any ideas on how to improve comskip?
    If I download this update, what will happen to comskip.ini that comes with the KMTTG tools?

    UPDATE!
    I looked at the old vs the new comskip.ini like they did above:
    Not in old comskip.ini
    hardware_decode=0 ; Set to 1 to enable hardware accelerated video decoding, only available in donator version
    output_videoredo3=0 ; The new videoredo v3 format.

    Note that the comskip.txt file has changed too, I wonder how it is involved?

    So I guess it is best to just use all the files that go with the new version
    (overlay the old with the new)?


    UPDATE!!
    I went ahead and moved the old comskip files into another directory and put the new version in the kmttg\comskip directory. The new version worked great on another video from the same channel (got all the commercials on this particular video).

    Thanks very much!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
  10. Feb 25, 2016 #9410 of 12957
    Teeps

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    moyekj,
    FYI
    Yesterday I tried updating kmttg from x.i to x.j version on a win7 sp1 machine using help > update kmttg.
    I got an error saying trouble unpacking the .zip file.
    Went to the kmttg folder and the .zip file was there but would not extract via tools available on win7.

    I was able to download and unzip the x.j package from https://sourceforge.net/projects/kmttg/files/
    So, I was successful in the upgrade, but had to do it manually.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  11. Feb 25, 2016 #9411 of 12957
    moyekj

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    Yes, see the release notes or a few posts back in this thread - sourceforge changed download URLs which broke updates for previous versions, so the update has to be done manually to get to current version, but then should be OK subsequently.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2016 #9412 of 12957
    Teeps

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    Makes sense, I guess. I'll do the manual install so all is good again.
    And a huge thanks for this handy program or is it an App now?

    Same thing happened when updating on my XB sp3 box too.
    This time I copied the error message.

    Installed version: v2.1i
    Available version: v2.1j
    Downloading file: http://sourceforge.net/projects/kmttg/files/kmttg_v2.1j.zip/download?use_mirror=autoselect ...
    Download completed successfully
    error in opening zip file
    Trouble unzipping file: C:\kmttg1\kmttg_v2.1j.zip
     
  13. Feb 27, 2016 #9413 of 12957
    UCLABB

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    moyekj:

    I have been trying to use the backdoor SPS macro on KMTTG to get the quick clear play bar back on my Mini I(had to reboot the mini to get skip mode). It hasn't worked. I notice when using it, the Mini is not left in a paused state as the last buttons pressed are pause and select. Or, did you add a "play" at the end of the macro?

    Also, is the web KMTTG working? Tried to use 192.168.1.103:8181 with no luck. Am I doing something wrong?
     
  14. Feb 27, 2016 #9414 of 12957
    moyekj

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    My guess is you don't have RPC option enabled for the Mini in config--Tivos tab so telnet is being used instead which doesn't work for SPS codes.

    Check settings under config--Web tab.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2016 #9415 of 12957
    RBeatse

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    I hadn't use kmttg for about a month and then now that I have, some convert fine and a few give me errors. So I checked and I was running 1.1p. I upgraded to 2.1j but and have refreshed to the latest encode profiles. Now, I get through the download and when it tries to encode, no matter what I use, it has errors. If I use ff_ipad, I get
    -f m4v -D 1,1 -A Stereo , AC3 --rate 29.97 --srt-file "D:\Tivo\mpg files\Top Chef - s13e12 - Wok This Way (02_25_2016).srt" --srt-codeset UTF-8 --srt-lang eng --srt-default -v -o "D:\Tivo\Tivo Files\Top Chef - s13e12 - Wok This Way (02_25_2016).m4v"

    encoding failed (exit code: 0 ) - check command:

    If I use hb_ipad, I get Handbrake errors that t won't let me paste in the comment window.

    Help????
     
  16. Feb 27, 2016 #9416 of 12957
    rileyrd

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    I have started getting the below error when performing an upgrade from the help menu. It started a couple of versions ago. I did recently upgrade the server to an newer mac mini from an old iMac from 2007 that was on its last legs. Any guidance would be appreciated.


    error in opening zip file
    Trouble unzipping file: /Users/XXX/Desktop/kmttg/kmttg_v1p0c/kmttg_v2.1j.zip
     
  17. Feb 27, 2016 #9417 of 12957
    UCLABB

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    Thanks Kevin. My settings and confirmation got messed up when I had to download a new version from Sourceforge because updating fron the help menu wouldn't work.

    Back door for quick clear worked on first attempt. Thanks again.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2016 #9418 of 12957
    Teeps

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    Me too.
    There's supposed to be info a few posts back but the short story is do this:
    open kmttg
    click help
    click about
    click down loads
    download the latest file to the kmttg folder.
    close kmttg
    find the .zip file in the kmttg folder then extract the files to the kmttg folder choose over write files.

    moyekj says after this work around the update should work again. see post 9412 above.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2016 #9419 of 12957
    moyekj

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    You need to install v2.1j manually. See:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10799758#post10799758
     
  20. Feb 27, 2016 #9420 of 12957
    moyekj

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    ff_ipad profile is obsoleted and has been removed from kmttg a while back (you still see it because of installing over old installation). Switch to use one of the ff_mobile* profiles instead.
     

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