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

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  1. Jan 24, 2020 #12541 of 12618
    ThAbtO

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    You can never have too much space. More is better and less risk of shows deleting. You can go up to 4tb for about $100. WD Red recommended, not red pro, 7200+ RPM.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2020 #12542 of 12618
    JoeKustra

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    A 3TB red can be installed in about ten minutes. You'll need a lot longer to go larger (and additional hardware). see: TiVo Upgrade Center

    If you enjoy saving programs you may never watch, then go for 8TB. Just examine your viewing habits and see what fits.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2020 #12543 of 12618
    rpk113

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    deleted my config by accident.. I'm trying to get the file naming correct again, but it seems the a lot of shows don't have seriesEpNumber. Am I missing something? I haven't touched that in years so I'm walking blind. any suggestions?

    my current naming is [mainTitle] - [SeriesEpNumber] - [episodeTitle]
     
  4. Jan 30, 2020 #12544 of 12618
    mattack

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    Those are Transport Stream files, which you get when downloading from MPEG4 stations.

    Make sure you have the delete from tivo options turned OFF, and then try downloading in non-transport stream. That is now the leftmost checkbox under the titlebar in recent kmttg.


    Though I have also been having a similar problem. Comcast seems to have changed even the HD broadcast stations to MPEG4.. and I too am getting shows I cannot play properly (e.g. I'm downloading some PBS shows I record in HD and then could watch with streambaby hopefully if they expire off of the PBS app).

    Some will not open in Quicktime nor VLC at all. Some won't open in Quicktime, but in VLC will play JUST audio (yes that sounds like the "download TS as PS" problem, but it's not.. the files are the right SIZE but either play no video or have a blank video screen even in VLC).

    So now for these, I am attempting to download, and if they won't play, I just leave them on the tivo.

    examples were that I could download & play part 1 & 2 (which was one episode) of Sanditon on Masterpiece. But I couldn't play episode 3 so left that on the Tivo until after I watched it. same with some other PBS shows I recorded in HD lately.

    Is there something useful I could give about one of these files to help fix the problem?

    I forget, is there a way of converting TS to MPG without actually reencoding? (i.e. isn't it essentially a file format difference, not a video format difference?)
     
  5. Jan 30, 2020 #12545 of 12618
    ThAbtO

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    This is a sample of what I use.

    [mainTitle] - [season][episode] - (RAW) - [episodeTitle] ([year].[monthNum].[mday]-[hour].[min])
     
  6. Jan 31, 2020 #12546 of 12618
    rpk113

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    Does that import into plex?
     
  7. Jan 31, 2020 #12547 of 12618
    mlippert

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    Here's mine which does import into plex quite well (both movies and shows) once you put them in the right folders
    Code:
    [mainTitle] ["- s" season]["e" episode " - "][episodeTitle " "]["(" movieYear ") "]([month]_[mday]_[year], [channel])
    
    Plex needs movies and TV separated and TV shows have a hierarchy
    Code:
    +  Movies
    + TV Shows
      + [show name 1]
        + Season 1
        + Season 2
      + [show name 2]
        + Season 1
    ...
    The directory names for the top level "Movies" and "TV Shows" can be named anything, those names are just nice and descriptive.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2020 #12548 of 12618
    nt40lanman

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    Hi, I'm running KMTTG to try and get Thumbs data but I'm not sure how. If I click REMOTE, I see Thumbs but below, My Tivo HD isn't in the drop down, only the newer Roamio.
     

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  9. Feb 4, 2020 #12549 of 12618
    reneg

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    Your Tivo HD no longer supports anything on the REMOTE tab that uses RPC communications. I think it's been a couple years since we lost that capability on Tivo HD & Kmttg.
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2020 #12550 of 12618
    nt40lanman

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    I thought only the newer ones were limited. I guess I'm out of options. Im going to download with PyTivo and transfer them to my Roamio.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2020 #12551 of 12618
    mlippert

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    Can't you transfer them directly to the Roamio from the HD? (not that having your shows backed up on your PC is a bad thing)
     
  12. Feb 4, 2020 #12552 of 12618
    ThAbtO

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    It never use RPC.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2020 #12553 of 12618
    reneg

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    Ok, whatever the middlemind protocol was called.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2020 #12554 of 12618
    nt40lanman

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    I'm not sure why but I think I want to try and switch as fast as I can once I get it started and I think download from a PyTivo PC would be faster. I can back up to PyTivo 10 at a time while I'm out of the house.

    Can I re-download on PyTivo from my HD and have it skip the already recorded shows?
     
  15. Feb 5, 2020 #12555 of 12618
    mlippert

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    I don't think so but that question is probably best asked in the pytivo thread and not in this kmttg thread.
    pyTivo - Transcoding server
    or if you're using pytivo desktop
    Easier to use pyTivo

    I do know that you can't "push" from pytivo on your PC to your TiVo, you will have to pull each show individually, the same as you would from another TiVo in the house.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2020 #12556 of 12618
    rpk113

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    Thank you for this...

    So far no dice on getting the season and episode out of my recordings.. am I missing a setting in kmttg to download more metadata?

    edit. I think I may have figure something out. only one of my tivos shows the episode # in the GUI. the other three don't. any idea why?
     
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  17. Feb 6, 2020 #12557 of 12618
    mattack

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    Is there some way I can use kmttg to set all of my recordings as keep until I delete?
    When I looked at it a while ago, it didn't seem obvious to me.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2020 #12558 of 12618
    mlippert

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    You're very welcome, I'm glad to hear it helped.
    The fact that 3 of your tivos aren't showing episode #s is definitely suspicious. What models are the 4 TiVos? Maybe someone else here can help.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2020 #12559 of 12618
    rpk113

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    after much coffee and head slamming I figured it out. Needed to add my TiVo login to the GUI as well as turn on RPC comms for all my series 4 and above units.. never realize how much you need something till its gone :)
     
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  20. Feb 7, 2020 #12560 of 12618
    wmcbrine

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    If both video and audio are compatible with a program stream container, then yes, you can just remux them. Note that only MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video codecs are compatible with program streams -- h.264 and HEVC are not.
     
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