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

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  1. Feb 28, 2016 #9421 of 12957
    RBeatse

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    Thanks. I decided to just do a completely new install and things looked like they were better. It only found two of my 4 TiVo's and so I manually added one and while the other two can download, the one I added cannot. I get an http error 503 (the NPL downloads fine).

    I'm getting closer but not yet.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2016 #9422 of 12957
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Reboot that TiVo to fix it.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2016 #9423 of 12957
    moyekj

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    v2.1k version is now released.

    This release introduces new feature: AutoSkip
    • Watch a show on a series 4 or later TiVo and enjoy hands free commercial skipping.
    • Requires you to manually prepare and import skip data for shows that you wish to watch using AutoSkip.
    • This is a good complement to TiVo SkipMode for cases when TiVo SKIP is missing for some shows.
    • Note that you can use AutoSkip service in kmttg so that you don't have initiate playback of a show from kmttg. You can initiate play of a show from any TiVo as normal and enjoy AutoSkip to get automated commercial skipping without touching kmttg.
    • Refer to AutoSkip Wiki for details on how to use this feature: https://sourceforge.net/p/kmttg/wiki/AutoSkip/

    Refer to release_notes for full release details.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2016 #9424 of 12957
    UCLABB

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    Holy cow! This sounds great, but I haven't wrapped my feeble mind around it totally.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2016 #9425 of 12957
    Bill Zigrang

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    Still get error trying to unzip with v2.1k

    Zig
     
  6. Feb 28, 2016 #9426 of 12957
    moyekj

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    As stated in release notes if you are running v2.1i or earlier version you need to manually install the zip file. From v2.1j you can update from Help menu again.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2016 #9427 of 12957
    UCLABB

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    I'm going to regret asking this because I know I will feel stupid, but what/where is the Z button?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2016 #9428 of 12957
    reneg

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    The Z key on the keyboard where kmttg is running.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2016 #9429 of 12957
    jdbogaard

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    Hey Guys -

    Been using KMTTG for a while with no problems until today. I opened it up today and fetched my NPL, but it only fetched the most recent 49 recordings. I've tried everything including updating from 2.1j to 2.1k; uninstalling and reinstalling KMTTG, and restarting my TiVo but not sure why all of a sudden I can only fetch the most recent 49 recordings. I checked and "NPL # of fetches" is set to 0.

    Not sure what happened, but any suggestions on how to fix it would be most appreciated. Let me know if there are any log files I can post that would be helpful
     
  10. Feb 28, 2016 #9430 of 12957
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    jdbogaard, if it's a series 4 or later TiVo enable config--Program Options--Use RPC to get NPL when possible. If that's already enabled, try rebooting the TiVo. Fail that, post message window messages you are seeing.
     
  11. Feb 29, 2016 #9431 of 12957
    Bill Zigrang

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    I WAS trying to update from j to k; the 4th or 5th time, it worked.

    Zig
     
  12. Feb 29, 2016 #9432 of 12957
    tedbrown

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    tried out new autoskip on 60 minutes from last night (has a skip flag) told it to play (works) then typed z:

    Recorded Sun 02/28/2016 08:00 PM on 2-1=KCBSDT, Duration=60 mins, EpisodeNumber=4824, originalAirDate=2016-02-28
    Thousands of errors in the Social Security Administration's Death Master file; a condition that prevents people from being able to recognize faces.
    Playing show on TiVo 'xxxxxx': 60 Minutes

    Starting AutoSkip
    AutoSkip: No skip data available for 60 Minutes
    AutoSkip: DISABLED

    tried checking the autoskip service flag in the file menu:

    No skip table data available - ignoring skip service request

    Did I forget to do something?
     
  13. Feb 29, 2016 #9433 of 12957
    moyekj

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    I think perhaps you misunderstand the new feature. You need to manually generate skip points for the show either by running comskip to generate .edl file or VideoRedo to generate .Vprj file, then import that data into kmttg using the Import Skip button. Once imported when you will see an "S" in the NPL image column for the show or if you bring up AutoSkip Table (File--AutoSkip Table) it will show which shows you have imported skip data for.

    i.e. For each show that you've manually imported skip data for you can then play them in auto skip mode. More details are given in Wiki:
    https://sourceforge.net/p/kmttg/wiki/AutoSkip/

    Longer term I plan to have a project where perhaps users can share skip data with each other (using closed caption data to sync up skip points on different TiVos much like TiVo is doing with SkipMode), but for now you are on your own to generate skip point data.

    What I'm doing currently is for shows that have TiVo SKIP indicated I use TiVo SkipMode to play them. But as we have been seeing there are several holes in TiVo SkipMode where shows that should have SKIP do not for some reason. Being spoiled by SkipMode I now refuse to watch shows that don't have some method to instantly skip commercials, so for shows that are missing TiVo SKIP I'm using kmttg AutoSkip for those. Since about 75% of shows I record have TiVo SKIP that leaves about 25% where I use VideoRedo to mark commercials and import them into kmttg for AutoSkip.

    Since hands free commercial skipping is so nice, on occasion I'll actually take the time to use AutoSkip for some shows that do have TiVo SKIP so I don't have to bother with pressing Channel Up while watching them to skip commercials.

    EDIT: Note that using TS downloads it takes usually under 5 mins to download a show from my Roamio Pro and then another 2 mins or so for me to manually find skip points using VideoRedo and generate .Vprj file to import to kmttg, so about 7 minutes of time per show, and less if you queue up a bunch of shows at once to process.
     
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  14. Mar 1, 2016 #9434 of 12957
    mattack

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    Didn't there used to be a "restart tivo web server" option? If I'm remembering correctly, I'm guessing it was removed because it no longer worked?

    I'm getting a 503 error for one particular show, which seems to then make me unable to download from the Tivo for a VERY long time.. (a half hour or more?)

    I just tried downloading it without being from pause point, thinking that might work, it didn't.. I just restarted my tivo to be able to download some other stuff without waiting..

    Is there any other workaround? I may try transferring to my other tivo then downloading..

    It really did seem specific to this particular show (an old Today show episode with a musical performance), since I had dowhloaded some other stuff, then downloading this episode got a 503.. and I reproduced it later too.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2016 #9435 of 12957
    reneg

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    Autoskip worked great for Blindspot last night which did not have a Skip icon on the Tivo. Thanks.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2016 #9436 of 12957
    moyekj

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    I've had cases where I get 503 error attempting to download anything as PS container that worked fine when switching to TS container. For those cases PS container downloads no longer work until I reboot the TiVo.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2016 #9437 of 12957
    moyekj

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    Yup, no TiVo SKIP for Blindspot or The Voice for me either on NBC last night, so will be employing AutoSkip for them too.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2016 #9438 of 12957
    Smurfslayer

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    The awesome is strong in this feature.

    I had a couple of questions. I’m not familiar with videoredo, so I’ll do some searching.

    you say “using TS Downloads ... “ can you elaborate? I’m transferring from a premiere to a Mac, and I’m happy if I get a 40 minute transfer. I think I’ve got 10/100 mb ports at both ends. Network and router are not the limiting factor. I believe I’m downloading in ff_TiVo hd format, using only the ad cut.

    thanks
     
  19. Mar 1, 2016 #9439 of 12957
    moyekj

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    Enable Configure--Program Options--Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format

    Downloading in TS format is faster than PS format. Series 4 TiVos are significantly slower than series 5 and 6 TiVos for almost everything including downloads, so it will take much longer than 5 minutes to download a 1 hour show from series 4 units because they are CPU limited.

    P.S. VideoRedo is pay software (worth every cent) that only runs on Windows.
     
  20. Mar 1, 2016 #9440 of 12957
    Keen

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    (For brevity's sake, I'll just quote a little bit of your excellent explanation for AutoSkip.)

    Is there any way for you to automate the Channel Up command that's needed to trigger SkipMode? If this was added to AutoSkip, you'd be my hero (well, a bigger hero than you already are!).
     

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