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

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

  1. Jul 9, 2018 #11921 of 12014
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Because as I said before autoskip service existed there was no "offerId" needed, only "contentId", so that's what was used initially and has stuck. For most situations it works fine as there aren't too many people recording duplicate shows on multiple machines, and running AutoSkip from SkipMode on the same show on 2 or more machines.
    The AutoSkip capabilities evolved slowly as I figured things out. Originally you could only get it to work by playing show from kmttg, there was no service mode, that came later.
     
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  2. Jul 9, 2018 #11922 of 12014
    mad6c

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    Question about AutoSkip, enabled it a few months ago and it's awesome, I have only had a few instances where the skip information being pulled by my nightly scheduled task gets messed up.

    I am running the new Hydra interface and it doesn't seem like there is a way to disable Autoskip, on hydra I can't turn to channel 0. Is there a configuration file that can be modified to change the enable/disable channels?
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2018 #11923 of 12014
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not configurable at the moment, but sounds like for Hydra users that it may be necessary.
     
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  4. Jul 10, 2018 #11924 of 12014
    mad6c

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    That would great, let me know if you need me to test it.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2018 #11925 of 12014
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    v2.4j version is now released which has enhancements recently requested such as TS Download option moved to main GUI page and available for individual Auto Transfers entries, and also configurable channels for disabling/enabling AutoSkip service. Consult release notes for details:
    kmttg / Wiki / release_notes
     
  6. Jul 14, 2018 #11926 of 12014
    Richard959

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    @moyekj Previously answering a question (from me) you said "You should use AutoSkip service for what you want, that way you don't have to initiate playback from kmttg, and it will autoskip for anything you have autoskip data for automatically without any interaction with kmttg.
    (I never supported initiating play for more than 1 show at a time in kmttg, with or without autoskip)."

    Is initiating a series of shows from kmttg ( a playlist by any other name) a technically difficult thing or just not a priority of users? I have seen a couple of threads where users have requested this from Tivo but is always ignored. Would the difficulty be in setting up the queue or tagging the files or ???

    Is there a way to create a custom playlist using kmttg custom commands?

    Thanks
    Richard959
     
  7. Jul 14, 2018 #11927 of 12014
    moyekj

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    There's no RPC function I know of that allows you to initiate play for a group of shows. The function I'm using only allows 1.
     
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  8. Jul 14, 2018 #11928 of 12014
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    Last question on this subject (I promise) -- I don't know anything about programming so maybe this is just baloney but if you know the length of the shows would it be possible to create a loop of some kind that re-initiates the code that calls the RPC function for each new show at the appropriate time?
    Thanks
    Richard959
     
  9. Jul 14, 2018 #11929 of 12014
    moyekj

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    No, that wouldn't be practical - if you use any trick play it would screw it up.
    At any rate, after looking at it some more and trying things out it looks like I can get a group of shows to play after all. So I'll have something along these lines for next release.
     
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  10. Jul 15, 2018 #11930 of 12014
    Richard959

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    Sounds Great
    Thank You
    Richard959
     
  11. Jul 15, 2018 #11931 of 12014
    mlippert

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    I don't personally need this functionality, but I just wanted to say thanks for how responsive you are to everyone. kmttg probably doubles (more maybe) the value of my TiVo to me.

    And I have a ton of respect for your abilities figuring out how to implement all the things that kmttg does w/ little to no information from TiVo.
     
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  12. Jul 15, 2018 #11932 of 12014
    nyjklein

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    Thanks for this! Tested it on my Hydra boxes. It was just the zero which was problematic. So it works now with an alternate.

    Jeff
     
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  13. Jul 15, 2018 #11933 of 12014
    mad6c

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    Thanks for the update just tested it and the configureable channels for enable/disable of autoskip work as expected.

    Thanks for the prompt response, the program is amazing, I recommend it to anyone I know who has a TiVo.
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2018 #11934 of 12014
    nazopo

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    It appears that for untitled recordings, tivos now send a "none" or nothing as the recording's title. This is causing a null pointer exception being thrown by the comparator when trying to sort by title in the NPL.
     
  15. Jul 31, 2018 #11935 of 12014
    singemfrc

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    Thank you so much for 2.4j! Having the TS button on the main GUI will save me lots of time!
     
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  16. Aug 1, 2018 #11936 of 12014
    lew

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    I think i know the answer but it doesn't hurt to ask......Is there any way to have 2 MAK numbers or do I need to have a different configuration file?
    One of my tivos had MAK temporarily unavailable. Tivo's solution was to assign a new MAK number to my account.
    Thanks.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2018 #11937 of 12014
    mlippert

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    If they've replaced your MAK number for your account, didn't that change the MAK on all of your TiVos associated with that account?

    But in any case I'm pretty certain kmttg only keeps track of a single MAK, so you would need a different configuration file.

    The only scenario I know of where you would have multiple MAK addresses on different TiVos on the same network is when they're associated with different accounts. My mom has that scenario because she owns one TiVo on her personal account and she has one TiVo from RCN (the cable company).

    I could also see multiple people in the same house each w/ their own TiVo w/ their own account.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2018 #11938 of 12014
    lew

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    My MAK was charged for my account. I was told I'll use my old number for old recordings. Wouldn't have been an issue if I was willing to comply with the instruction to clear and delete everything.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2018 #11939 of 12014
    mlippert

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    Ah, I hadn't really thought about that. That's tricky and not how I thought it would work. You need the MAK to connect to the TiVo and get the list of recordings, I'm guessing that is now the new MAK, but when you transfer the recordings from the TiVo they will need to be decoded using the MAK that was active when they were recorded? Weird.

    And clear and delete everything (on all of your TiVos) boy that's really a scorched earth "fix", I wouldn't be willing to do that either.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2018 #11940 of 12014
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Make sure you still have your old Media Access Key (MAK), you would need it for all the shows still in .TiVo files already downloaded. Using the old MAK, you need to decrypt them or they will not transfer back to the Tivo when you need to.

    You would need the new MAK to access your Tivos since they were changed on your Tivo.com account.
     

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