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

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  1. Apr 13, 2019 #12141 of 12508
    MRYFLYGUY

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    What a great utility! Still learning but.. installed on my Mac, could not find the Bolt so I entered the IP address manually and everything worked/transferred as expected. When I select REMOTE to check the To Do List, etc. I'm getting an error no IP. Is there another Is this script pulling the IP address from somewhere else? Anyone know how fo fix this?
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  2. Apr 13, 2019 #12142 of 12508
    worachj

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    Under the configuration/tivos tab did you check Enable rpc style communications?

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  3. Apr 13, 2019 #12143 of 12508
    ThAbtO

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    Restart KMTTG.

    Be sure to use static IP addresses for your network devices. That way it does not have to look for Tivos every time it starts, creating a new Tivo tab. (which you can uncheck "Look for Tivo on Network.")
     
  4. Apr 13, 2019 #12144 of 12508
    MRYFLYGUY

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    The rpc setting did it - I’m golden.

    And I do have a static DHCP reservation defined for the Bolt and Mini.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 #12145 of 12508
    MRYFLYGUY

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    One more question about Comskip - does it work? Read the documentation and seems to be set up but I'm getting this error. I can take it to a video editor but thought I'd ask...

    >> Running comskip on /Users/Scott/Documents/Videos/The Three Stooges - No Census, No Feeling.ts ...
    /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip --ini /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip.ini "/Users/Scott/Documents/Videos/The Three Stooges - No Census, No Feeling.ts"
    Output file not generated or empty: /Users/Scott/Documents/Videos/The Three Stooges - No Census, No Feeling.edl
    comskip failed (exit code: 3 ) - check command: /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip --ini /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip.ini "/Users/Scott/Documents/Videos/The Three Stooges - No Census, No Feeling.ts"

    Comskip 0.79.126, made using:
    Comskip-0.4.1-cvs - by Michel Lespinasse <walken@zoy.org> and Aaron Holtzman
    0 frames decoded in 0.00 seconds (0.00 fps)
    Removing job: {source=https://10.0.1.54:443/TiVoVideoDetails?id=2518 tivoName=Bolt type=comskip_review status=queued familyId=5.17}

    Removing job: {source=https://10.0.1.54:443/TiVoVideoDetails?id=2518 tivoName=Bolt type=ffcut status=queued familyId=5.19}

    Killing 'comskip' job: /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip --ini /Applications/kmttg_v2/comskip/comskip.ini "/Users/Scott/Documents/Videos/The Three Stooges - No Census, No Feeling.ts"
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 #12146 of 12508
    MRYFLYGUY

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    Ive tried several configuration options but Comskip is not generating a .edl file so the GUI editor never opens.

    Anyone?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 #12147 of 12508
    ThAbtO

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    I don't use comskip, but use VideoReDo and manually remove the unwanted content (commercials, etc.) Auto-removal can be unreliable as it can remove wanted content as well.
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 #12148 of 12508
    MRYFLYGUY

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    I think I got it working but will give ViedoReDO da try. Thanks!
     
  9. Apr 17, 2019 #12149 of 12508
    giomania

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    I purchased VIdeoReDo, and like you noted, auto-removal doesn’t work well, so I used it to manually cut commercials from two episodes, but I found it very time consuming.

    Right now I am just using it for QS fix and transcoding, so it is still worth it. The kids can just fast forward past the commercials!

    Granted, I just dove in and tried to wing it, so there are probably some short cuts.

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  10. Apr 18, 2019 #12150 of 12508
    reneg

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    This works very quickly for me: Configure Videoredo Options->Navigation to move arrows keys forward and backward one I-frame. After running a show through download and decrypt (no need to QS fix if decrypting with videoredo). For shows that have skipmode data, use the kmttg 'v' command to mark skipmode points, then use 'e' export commercial cuts to Vprj. I then bring up the .Vprj in videoredo and manually inspect the commercial cut points using tab to advance and using forward and backwards arrows to adjust, marking start of commercial breaks with F3 & end with F4. Delete key to adjust cut points to new marks throughout the file. Control P to save the vPrj and then the 2nd stage through kmttg with adcut, captions, & encode. If a show doesn't have skipmode, data, I run it through ad scan which is a bit more time consuming as it is not as accurate as the exported skipmode data.
     
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  11. Apr 18, 2019 #12151 of 12508
    giomania

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    Thanks for these great tips!


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  12. Apr 19, 2019 #12152 of 12508
    gimgol

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    Is it possible to call comchap (add chapters to the original file - BrettSheleski/comchap) instead of comcut?
     
  13. Apr 21, 2019 #12153 of 12508
    Kaphka

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    Is there any word on this issue? I tried to back up my thumbs today (since I heard that thumbs might be going away soon,) and about 50% of them are wrong in kmttg. The titles appear to be correct, and that's all I really need, but it would be nice to get the thumbs right as well.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2019 #12154 of 12508
    Mikeguy

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    Kmttg novice here, have followed it generally and have used it for more minor tasks: checking my TiVo boxes' status and info., downloading thumbs/Season Passes, etc.

    Do I recall seeing that one can reboot a TiVo box remotely via kmttg (or, had I dreamed that)? If so, where are the needed settings/what is the process? I've searched through kmttg and can't find it, and likewise have searched here (but have not re-read all 608 pages). Thanks--
     
  15. Apr 26, 2019 #12155 of 12508
    minimeh

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    Remote->Info->Reboot
     
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  16. Apr 26, 2019 #12156 of 12508
    Mikeguy

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    Thanks! Coincidentally (of course, as these things go), I also bumped into it a minute ago before checking messages here. But appreciated.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2019 #12157 of 12508
    minimeh

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    I think that falls under the same law of physics that dictates the symptom you go to the dentist/doctor/car mechanic clears upon arrival. :)
     
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  18. Apr 27, 2019 #12158 of 12508
    Mikeguy

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    I'm migrating shows off and then back onto TiVo boxes, doing C&DEs to correct box software corruptions, etc., and kmttg, which I've looked at before but now am really exploring more, has been very nice to re-discover. Many thanks, to say the least!
     
  19. May 6, 2019 #12159 of 12508
    TheDownloader

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    I have a TiVo Bolt OTA VOX (1TB) that I got a few months ago that I started to fill up pretty quickly. Downloaded kmttg to my Windows 10 computer, got the MAC key in and connected fine, but have been struggling with the different settings and which ones to use on the main screen, so I have been doing several different downloading runs with varying settings, the only consistent ones that I use are metadata box checked and TS downloads box unchecked, and I don't mess with AdDetect/AdCut/Comskip (I am fine with fast forwarding or clicking through commercials in VLC Media Player or other media players). I just swap QS Fix and Decrypt on and off between the runs. Don't get me wrong, kmttg is a fantastic program, I just want to be sure I am using it in the best possible way to get the best possible quality recording files off, with the least glitches or errors.

    I have been scared as a newbie at this to start deleting off of my Bolt OTA VOX because I want to get the best possible file format off it it, ideally one that I could get the other formats off of,with no or minimal errors and glitches, such as the "root' or file format the Bolt stores the recordings in. Would this be no decryption, just downloading in .TiVo format?

    If so, how would I go about doing this, getting the other formats once they are down on my hard drive? From what I understand kmttg does not allow decrypting and encrypting, etc of files once they are down on my computer, so I would need another program.

    A couple of points that I have noted in my experimentation:
    Encoding flat out seems to take way longer than it should at the setting, so I have discontinued it for now. When I am getting runs from afternoon or evening into the next morning of a single 1 hour or so episode there is or I am doing something wrong as far as I'm concerned in my notedly new to TiVo and kmttg opinion. I can worry about encoding once it is down on my HDD.

    Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
     
  20. May 6, 2019 #12160 of 12508
    ggieseke

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    Since you're downloading from an OTA TiVo, all of the recordings should be in MPEG-2 format. That actually simplifies matters because you you can use TS or PS formats. Most cable channels use H.264 video encoding these days, and TS is the only option.

    PS downloads are still fairly reliable but you will probably lose the closed caption data if you care about that. TS downloads tend to have errors for a lot of people, which is why Dan203's pyTivo Desktop has a bunch of options to retry when it detects corrupted packets. FWIW, I don't have any issues with either format on my hard-wired TE3 Roamios.

    For decrypting the raw .TiVo files I prefer a partial install of TiVo Desktop and VideoReDo's QuickStream Fix or DirectShow Dump. Since your downloads are are MPEG-2 it shouldn't matter. Any of the available decryption methods (tivodecode, tivolibre, DSD or VideoReDo) should work fine.
     
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