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

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  1. Dec 19, 2017 #11521 of 12887
    Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    It this the right place to make suggestions, or on SourceForge?
    If here, now that I'm running AutoSkip on a Pi I would like to see more options be accessible from the command line. For example, pruning the Skip Table (or having it done automatically with kmttg.jar -s)
     
  2. Dec 19, 2017 #11522 of 12887
    ualdriver

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    Hello-

    I haven't ran my KMTTG software in a few months, but when I tried to start the software today, it wouldn't boot up. I double click the icon like I normally do, but I only get that tone (sounds like a harpsichord?) and nothing happens- program doesn't run.

    Any help appreciated. I tried searching the forum "KMTTG won't load" and a few other phrases but no luck.

    I'm using Windows 10 on a PC.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2017 #11523 of 12887
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Good news/thanks: I got a message about deleted channels today and it was a snap to modify the OPs to "All Channels" in case some other channel runs repeats.

    The oddity: while reviewing the list of OPs (Roamio Basic), I noticed that kmttg isn't putting the number of upcoming episodes on all of the entries that should have them.

    Specifically, my late local news is on at 11:00 PM every night (and I regularly have to go in and delete the repeats at 1:07 AM), so there should be lots of entries.

    I thought that maybe I wasn't seeing a count on these episodes because the entries are generic, but Death in Paradise on the Africa Channel is showing 2 upcoming episodes and the data on those episodes is generic.

    Am I missing something? What should I look for?

    I saw there was a new version and upgraded, and it's happening with v2.4d (I was on v2.4b before).
     
  4. Dec 23, 2017 #11524 of 12887
    jonginear

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    Hi-
    I made the mistake of upgrading my Bolt+ to Hydra............... Found a post that mentioned using KMTTG to transfer all shows and season passes to a desktop computer, wiping the bolt, and transferring all data back to the bolt. I'm just trying to get rid of Hydra, nothing fancy. Is there a how to for KMTTG or possibly someone willing to provide some guidance for a user that is obviously a bit challenged as evidenced by falling for Hydra?
     
  5. Dec 23, 2017 #11525 of 12887
    Tony_T

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    For kmttg instructions, see: kmttg / Wiki / Home

    Keep in mind is that copy protected shows (i.e. HBO, Showtime and many Network) cannot be transferred to a Desktop Computer.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2017 #11526 of 12887
    ndfan77

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    Thanks for a great program.

    If extended metadata is needed to have an accurate [originalAirDate] in file naming, which means its needed for every job/refresh, why is it so hard (seemingly) to retrieve?

    Unless I'm missing something, we have to individually walk through the entire list of recordings and manually press [m] on each recording in order to have an accurate [originalAirDate] when the output file is named?

    Wouldn't a configuration option that automatically retrieved extended metadata during each refresh make things a lot easier?

    Or, lacking that, why not have the context menu or the keyboard hotkey [m], respect multiple selections?

    Thanks again for the great program!
     
  7. Dec 26, 2017 #11527 of 12887
    moyekj

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    If you use RPC for NPL list then extended metadata not needed.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2017 #11528 of 12887
    ndfan77

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    I have a Tivo Bolt VOX running the new Hydra interface and kmttg 2.4d with "Use RPC to get NPL when possible" enabled.

    If I don't manually request extended metadata before starting a job, [originalAirDate] will use the date recorded instead of the original air date (have double checked several times).

    Is there anything I can try or check to help figure out what's not working right?
     
  9. Dec 27, 2017 #11529 of 12887
    ndfan77

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    On another subject, I'm using the conditional text option in Advanced File Naming, but found that it doesn't seem to conditionally exclude trailing text. For instance, I tried using:

    ["[" episodeTitle "]"]​

    To surround the episodeTitle in square brackets when defined. The leading bracket works great. It's there when the episodeTitle is present, and not otherwise. But the trailing bracket always shows whether or not episodeTitle is present. Since it's inside the closing bracket for the conditional variable, wouldn't it be logical for trailing text to also work the same way as leading text?

    Food for thought... :)

    And thanks again for the awesome app!
     
  10. Dec 31, 2017 #11530 of 12887
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    The RPC data should have originalAirdate most of the time, at least it does for my Roamio Pro. To check RPC data select a title in kmttg NPL list and press 'r' bindkey to dump contents of available RPC data, then look for "originalAirdate" field. As an example for a show for me:
    Code:
       "remindUser": false,
       "isEpisode": true,
       "originalAirdate": "2017-10-01",
       "deletionPolicy": "whenSpaceNeeded",
    
     
  11. Dec 31, 2017 #11531 of 12887
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Square brackets are one of the special illegal characters to use in file naming for kmttg as specified in Wiki page, so you shouldn't expect it to work with conditional file naming:
    kmttg / Wiki / File_Naming
     
  12. Dec 31, 2017 #11532 of 12887
    ndfan77

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    Yes, I did see that, but thought maybe the parsing logic would know it was in quotes (which I believe you're calling literal text), and since they seemed to be working fine for the leading conditional character, figured there was something else wrong with conditional trailing characters. Switching to squirrely braces ({}) does work as desired.

    FWIW, square brackets are legal file naming characters in all the operating systems I've been involved with (a lot). Why take them away as options in file naming (particularly in a application where multiple fields are often desired within a single string, and this type of distinction is valuable)? There aren't many bracketing characters available (parenthesis, square brackets, squirrely braces, and angle brackets). If time ever permits, maybe an option that allows switching file naming keyword quote characters to something else would be useful. IMHO, the angle brackets (<>) would have been a better choice (as they are not legal in filenames, at least not in Windows/DOS). (Or, add an escaping mechanism and/or respect quoted literal strings in this context.)

    Again, thanks again for the awesome app!
     
  13. Dec 31, 2017 #11533 of 12887
    ndfan77

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    When I press "r" nothing happens (at least visibly). Same for choosing the same option in the context menu.

    I'm starting to wonder if the TiVo being in a different subnet than the computer might be contributing to this. The computer accessing the TiVo has full access to all network ports on the TiVo, but not vice-versa (the subnet the TiVo is in is considered less secure than the subnet the computer is in).
     
  14. Jan 1, 2018 #11534 of 12887
    J_Palmer_Cass

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    I don't have VideoRedo.

    You mention DirectShow Dump.

    For a TiVo TS file, the standard decrypt method appears to use tivolibre. Is that the correct method to use to decypt a TS TiVo file?
     
  15. Jan 1, 2018 #11535 of 12887
    m_mcgover

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    Can someone confirm/deny if it is possible to use kmttg to download programs from a TivoHD to a PC? I was doing this with no issues on our S3 and when Comcast moved to mp4, I purchased a used TivoHD with lifetime so I would not be without HD. I added the TivoHD to our account and everything else with it is working fine. When I try to download a show through kmttg, all I get is the audio, no video. Are there different options I must use to get this working. I am using kmttg_v2.3a. Thanks in advance for any help/answers.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2018 #11536 of 12887
    lpwcomp

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    Sorry to say but the answer is no. H.264 recordings must be downloaded in Transport Stream format and the TiVo HD does not support TS transfers.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2018 #11537 of 12887
    HerronScott

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    You will need a Premiere or higher to download these.

    Scott
     
  18. Jan 2, 2018 #11538 of 12887
    reneg

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    Getting recordings off a Tivo HD to a PC is now a two step process and you need a second Tivo, Premiere or newer. 1) Transfer videos from Tivo HD to another Tivo (Premiere or newer). Manually transfer each show via the Tivo interface. 2) Transfer from other Tivo to PC.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2018 #11539 of 12887
    elprice7345

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    @moyekj - Question regarding modifying Season Passes:

    The new season of “The Magicians” is starting 2017/01/10. I would like to change the “Start From” season in the kmttg Season Pass list to Season 3, but kmttg only offers me “Season 1” or “New episodes only” as choices. Is there some reason why kmttg doesn’t show me seasons 2 and 3 as starting options?

    Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are available start options on the iOS TiVo app and on my TiVo.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2018 #11540 of 12887
    severe

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    After having downloaded and installed kmttg and java, I can view my TiVo's content in kmttg's window, but I'm unable to open Configure by attempting File>Configure.

    I just get the following error report.

    I'm running v2.4d.

    css dir not valid: C:\Users\sever\Desktop\Temp4_kmttg_v2.4d.zip\css

    java.lang.NullPointerException
    etc...
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018

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