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

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  1. Sep 6, 2019 #12281 of 12339
    minimeh

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    I have seen that using comskip for adscanning. If I recall correctly it was because comskip had an error on a faulty download. I found that I could right click the "Output" column for the adscan job of the Jobs table and bring up a complete log of the output from comskip and see the error output.
     
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    ThAbtO

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    VRD here.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2019 #12283 of 12339
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    It locked up again for me overnight. I did not see anything unusual in my log. It was still running but not repainting the screen. I played a show on a tv and the automatic skipmode in kmttg still worked. Kmttg didn't respond to mouse clicks, so I tried a hotkey (Ctrl-O) to configure kmttg and it painted the separate configuration window that usually pops up but it did not paint any of the text within the window, it painted just the frame. I could close that pop up window and bring it up again, but it would never draw the text in the window. Still could be a Windows, Java, video display driver or kmttg problem, but for me it does seem to be something going wonky with visual output since background (skipmode) and input (hot keys) still function.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2019 #12284 of 12339
    ThAbtO

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    I had loaded the problem video file into VRD and found it had an audio sync issue. When I was adscanning, VRD crashed after it was stuck at 6% then 9% on 2nd try.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2019 #12285 of 12339
    minimeh

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    The GUI froze for me again as well. I did not have debugging on, but the auto log didn't show any strange errors this time.

    And it just occurs to me why not!

    Previously when I found the GUI frozen, I tried clicking various elements to get a response. Of course there was no visible feedback at all from the GUI to indicate that it had processed the clicks. One of the things that I knowingly clicked was the Files tab which did not visibly bring up the Files tab--the Tivo box tab was still displayed. Then I clicked the visible "Prune skip table" button to no effect other than I did hear a ding. So actually, the Files tab had the logical focus even though not being visibly displayed. What I was actually logically clicking was the "Run AtomicParsley" button even though it was not visible. When the GUI is normal, you can switch between a Tivo tab and the Files tab and see that the two buttons share much of the same screen space.

    Similar events are true with the mystery "Add selected to history file". I had clicked the "Auto Transfers" menu item, which dropped down the menu logically but not visibly. Then I must have clicked on the screen where the "Add selected to history file" logically occupies the screen space.

    The good news is that makes whatever is happening to the GUI thread a lot less scary (no random jumping into code).

    The next time your GUI freezes, you can prove this out by clicking the Files tab (which won't appear) then click the visible "Prune skipTable" button a couple of times. You should hear a ding, see the error message in the messages window, and see the same in the auto log.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2019 #12286 of 12339
    ClearToLand

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    I RDP into my living room laptop from my den desktop but I use a different user since I also briefly check kmttg / pytivo / plex status by just getting up off the couch now and then. Since I have to stand though (the laptop is on top of an entertainment center @ ~5'), anything requiring extended time and effort is done through RDP from my desk in the den.
    • After you've logged into your kmttg pc from workstation #1, do you have to log out before logging in from workstation #2-4 or does it just kick you out and then re-connect?
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    • Are you ever logged into the kmttg PC *ON* the actual kmttg PC?
      Will it kick you out if you then try to RDP in?
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    • Does it resume the kmttg pc desktop when you move around?
    Adding a parameter to the Chrome icon lets me run multiple instances, each under a different user (laptop and desktop), but I haven't found a way to do that with kmttg. Thus, with pytivo and plex, it appears that you can have unlimited simultaneous logons via a browser. I regularly check pytivo from my tablet while on the couch.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2019 #12287 of 12339
    ClearToLand

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    If you're using TS (Transport Stream) 'Fast' File Transfer Mode, you're experiencing TS Sync Errors. This was discussed extensively in the spring / summer of 2017 when @Dan203 was creating pyTiVo Desktop. If you read back in this main kmttg thread, you'll see several posts discussing random download length variations - @lpwcomp and @elprice7345 are the first userids that come to mind.

    You can start your reading on TS Sync Errors here: Post #47 if you're interested. Continue reading until you hit 'Bandwidth Rate Limiting' which further improves your chances of getting a perfect TS transfer with perfect video, audio *AND* closed captions without resorting to purchasing VideoReDo to bypass the errors (no need to bypass anything since there won't be any errors! ;) ). Search my UserID for more.

    Don't get me wrong though - VideoReDo is a great product and a big time saver. Using PyTiVo Desktop and then kmttg is time consuming but I'm retired and I don't download all that much (I'm currently saving the six Star Wars movies (~18 hours!) recently shown on TBS). IME, the longer the download, the more chance for errors and the lower I have to limit the bandwidth with my managed switch.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2019 #12288 of 12339
    ClearToLand

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    The issue is TS Sync Errors during download.
    Purchase VideoRedo, incorporate it into your kmttg process and accept the ( bypassed / corrected) dropouts. Many VRD owners say the dropouts are unnoticeable. There's a 30-day free trial to see if it works for you.

    @mlippert and myself both posted our manual PyTiVo / kmttg work flows - should be relatively easy to find.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2019 #12289 of 12339
    kpeters59

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    Was this for me?

    Windows Pro desktops only support a single concurrent user, so yes, connecting from a different machine disconnects the current user and connects the 'new' user.

    I normally had been directly using the 'KMTTG' machine, but since I moved in July, I haven't settled on 'machine distribution' yet, so the 'KMTTG' machine is residing in the Rack and I'm using every other machine to connect to it. Even from work.

    When you connect to it remotely, except for the change in screen size/ resolution, there's no functional difference between direct connection and remote connection.

    -KP
     
  10. Sep 10, 2019 #12290 of 12339
    ClearToLand

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    Yes. [I QUOTEd you. o_O]
    I previously asked the following three somewhat unanswered questions:
    My curiosity revolves around the status of the desktop on the individual PC. For example, if / when my den desktop PC crashes / reboots while I have a RDP session open to my living room laptop PC, when I re-connect, the laptop PC desktop is as I left it. From the den, logged in as USER2, while I can check the status of PyTiVo, Plex and my NAS from any Chrome browser tab (desktop local, laptop local, laptop RDP), I cannot check KMTTG jobs anywhere but at the laptop local (logged in as USER1).

    If I RDP into the laptop as USER1 while USER1 is already logged in locally, besides getting kicked off locally, will the RDP get the pre-existing laptop PC local desktop?

    I reboot my PCs when my swapfile activity gets too high according to Resource Monitor, Task Manager and CleanMem Mini Monitor (Chrome is a pig). I have many tabs open both in my taskbar and in Chrome to do the tasks that I perform on a regular basis and it takes a bit of time to open them all up again after a crash / reboot. Before I try it myself, I thought that I'd just ask someone else with an interest in RDP and KMTTG. ;)

    What I would like to do is:
    1. Log into the laptop PC locally as USER1 and set up the desktop (on the laptop) for my tasks.
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    2. If I'm working on the desktop PC, logged in as USER2, I would like to RDP into the laptop PC as USER1 and see the same desktop that I saw when standing at the laptop PC in the living room.
      [Although I don't have a Domain, I do create unique primary logins on each PC and duplicate all these logins as users on all of the other PCs.]
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    3. If I'm back working on the laptop PC, after being kicked off by RDP, I would like to be able to re-login locally and still see the original desktop that I set up for my tasks. I'm hoping that getting kicked out (vs logging out) preserves the desktop.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2019 #12291 of 12339
    minimeh

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    So I think maybe you were on the right track suspecting everything but kmttg. I'm on day 4 of kmttg running without a problem (knock on wood).

    I checked the event viewer to see if anything useful was there. I found nothing specific to Java or certainly kmttg, but did see many "Error ESENT-455" errors. Googling found that was something seen after upgrading Windows to version 1903. One suggestion was if seeing this error or any other inexplicable problems after the update to 1903, to do a repair update. I did that and everything has been clean since.

    See Event Viewer Erro 'ESENT-455' since Update 1903 and How to: Perform a Repair Upgrade Using the Windows 10 ISO file for more information.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2019 #12292 of 12339
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    I'm seeing the same error in the Windows Event Log. I'll do the repair upgrade later tonight. Got my fingers crossed that it resolves the issue. Thanks so much!
     
  13. Sep 11, 2019 #12293 of 12339
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    I just updated kmttg to the newest version yesterday ( I think I was at 2.4i or j). Since then, I've encountered several problems. When I start kmttg I see a "Refreshing encoding profile". It never performs the initial initial playlist load. If I manually force a refresh, it never realizes that there are shows to download. It's been a long time since I had to change kmttg configurations. There is nothing recent in kmttg.log and auto.log

    Platform is Windows 7.1.

    what am I missing?
     
  14. Sep 12, 2019 #12294 of 12339
    reneg

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    So the good news is that I no longer see the ESENT-455 event log messages. The bad news is that I still have the kmttg freeze issue. The issue seems to be related on my system to disconnecting my Remote Desktop session & reconnecting. When I reconnect the remote session, kmttg is frozen. I have duplicated the issue on another system running the same version of Windows and Java with completely different video drivers.
     
  15. Sep 12, 2019 #12295 of 12339
    reneg

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    Initial playload load is enabled under File->Configure->Tivos, Start NPL jobs when starting kmttg GUI, Check the box. I assume you have some shows set up for auto transfer that you're expecting to start transferring, but they aren't? If so, check the Auto Transfers->Configure options. If there is nothing listed to transfer, perhaps you did not upgrade your previous version in place and installed the new kmttg in a different directory than before.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 #12296 of 12339
    minimeh

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    Ugh, that sucks.

    FWIW, I connect and disconnect with RDP to the machine running kmttg without issue. Kmttg is continuing to run just fine here.
     
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    minimeh

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    @reneg: Did you do the upgrade repair to both machines?
     
  18. Sep 12, 2019 #12298 of 12339
    ThAbtO

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    RDP?
     
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  20. Sep 12, 2019 #12300 of 12339
    reneg

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    I have only done the repair upgrade on one machine.
     

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