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

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  1. Jun 17, 2020 #12721 of 12738
    DManzaluni

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    This is becoming more and more annoying, not least because the more I get into it, the more I realise this must be my fault and what I am doing wrong must be obvious

    Everything checks out, although I do NOT have anywhere to check VIDEO SHARING. The settings are a,a,a,a, with no i,

    But I do have a WHOLE HOME page which tells me that transferring to/from a computer is enabled on this device, which IS running 20.7.4b!!

    I even laboriously scanned the whole network, which took about 20 minutes, all to no avail!

    It is as if kmttg isn't communicating with the box rather than there being something within the tivo settings preventing video sharing? Am I imagining this? Or would I do better trying it on a Mac on the same network, just to rule out there being something wrong with the Tivo's settings?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2020 #12722 of 12738
    mlippert

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    @DManzaluni In the kmttg configure on the Tivos tab, is your tivo listed with an IP address?
    (I've configured my router's DHCP to assign the same IP address to my tivo every time, it keeps things simpler, although I am not saying you should have to do that)

    (Also does someone else remember the url to view the tivo from the browser? just for testing purposes.)
     
  3. Jun 17, 2020 #12723 of 12738
    DManzaluni

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    Nothing; when I go to file-configure in kmttg, I get some audible dinging I can hear from the computer and nothing happens.

    Is it something to do with getting KMTTG to (communicate with the tivo and) download the .TIVO file (iit appears never to have done so?), so that it can decrypt it to get the .TS file?

    Again, You guys will appreciate that I haven't got the vaguest idea what I am talking about but there doesn't seem to be any communication between the computer and the tivo.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2020 #12724 of 12738
    mlippert

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    @DManzaluni , wait, you're saying you don't even see the configure dialog at all?!
    OK, where did you install kmttg? I'm wondering if you have file permissions issues, for example if you installed in Program Files that might cause problems.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2020 #12725 of 12738
    DManzaluni

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    That's right!

    I let it install to the default location and something must have installed because I now have a MY TIVO RECORDINGS folder in my Documents folder and a Tivo directory in my Program Files (i386) directory, though that may be something to do with my failed implementation of Tivo Desktop.

    No, there are no KMTTG directories in Program Files or Program Files (i386) and nothing seems to exist in add/remove programs in control panel??
     
  6. Jun 17, 2020 #12726 of 12738
    mlippert

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    I think the 1st thing is to figure out where you've installed kmttg. Also how are you starting it? (I've had it installed for so many years I don't remember any of how it is recommended to install and run)
     
  7. Jun 17, 2020 #12727 of 12738
    minimeh

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    Same boat. But it seems to me kmttg installation is just a zip archive extraction. The support files is another archive extraction that kmttg defaults to finding in the kmttg folder. No such thing as a full Windows installation so it won't appear in the applications control panel. Also, it is essential to not extract the archives into Windows protected folders (even if it seems to allow it) such as Program Files. Recommended to extract into "C:\Users\<your Windows account name>\kmttg". As I recall, that is all spelled out in the kmttg wiki, right?
    Usually when an audible ding is heard, the status window will display relevant error messages. What do you see in the status window? How about the log file?
    Without specific error messages, it's just a WAG, but my WAG is no. You don't seem to be close to where that is even broached.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2020 #12728 of 12738
    minimeh

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    In looking back to see the history here of DManzaluni's problem, I wonder if this excellent bit of advice was followed? I second it.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2020 #12729 of 12738
    ThAbtO

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    That is all Tivo Desktop's doing. So, it did not fail. You may not be able to get a Tivo Shows listing is because the security certificate had expired and there was no renewal.

    KMTTG does not need to be installed, you just unzip (unpack), copy the files within to a folder of your choosing and just run KMTTG.JAR.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2020 #12730 of 12738
    Alan747

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    I just want to say thank you and provide some feedback to the good folks who offered advice on problems I described with transfers from Tivo to computer in the past few weeks. I did a survey of wifi signals in my condo, and based on that changed from using channel 4 (autoselected by my router) to channel 6. With that and the advice to partially uninstall Tivo Desktop, in the past three weekends I have been able to do transfers in the 12-15 Mbps range as compared to an unworkable 0.3-0.4 Mbps previously. I appreciate the help.
     
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  11. Jun 29, 2020 #12731 of 12738
    JV23

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    Hi all,

    apologies if I should have started a new thread for this but it’s a very specific kmttg question. I’ve just recently been tinkering with the web server and it’s looking like the transcoded output is interlaced. Wondering if anyone knows where the ffmpeg profile info sits for the HLS encoding sits...my hope is I can tweak performance and maybe add a deinterlace feature. I am programmatically weak (ie can follow simple code but couldn’t create much more than “Hello world”) but thinking I could pull this off if it’s a quick fix. If it involves recompiling the kmttg jar I may be out of luck (or discovering a new rainy day project!)

    Thanks for any hints!
    Jeff
     
  12. ryanc

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    Hi,

    I decided to upgrade VRD from VRDPlus3 to TVSuite6. I'm having some issues with TV suite 6 that I intend to share with the devs, but in the meantime I thought I'd go back to using VRDPlus3 with kmttg. I changed the path to VRD in the kmttg configuration but it seems the VRDscripts look up the path to VRD in the registry or something, so even though I changed the path back to VRDPlus3 it's still using TVSuite6. If I uninstall TV suite 6, kmttg fails to QS fix, saying "VRD version 4 or later was not detected" ...I'm using v2.4o and it was working fine before I installed TV suite 6. So it appears the TVSuite6 installer modified my registry in some way that is preventing the kmttg scripts from finding VRDPlus3...

    Has anybody else come across this issue and knows how to get kmttg to use VRDPlus3 again? I'm not very familiar with visual basic and COM objects.

    Thanks,
    ryan
     
  13. mlippert

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    It's possible the issue you're seeing is related to the qsfix and adcut vbs files I posted a fix for New program for 1 step TTG downloads, decryption, encoding - kmttg

    After I made those changes to kmttg ver 2.4o VRD 6 has been working great for me. I know those changes have been made in the repo so they would be in the next version, but that hasn't been released yet.
    The VRD folks have always been very responsive to me (I consider VRD well worth what I paid for it! I've owned many versions over the years), and @Dan203 answers questions here when he sees them.
     
  14. ryanc

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Unfortunately after copying in your fix and turning off TS downloads it's still hanging on qsfix. I installed the latest beta to see if issues with missing audio and audio sync were fixed, seems that's when qsfix started hanging. I think others on the videoredo.net tvsuite6 beta forum are having similar issues with qsfix and audio. So maybe don't update to latest for now :)

    My experience with VRDPlus3 was great and the devs seem very responsive so I'm hopeful they'll be able to fix. In the meantime I'll keep trying to figure out how to make kmttg use VRDPlus3 again (navigation of cutscenes/frames is more responsive in VRDPlus3 anyway and i figured out how to get handbrake do what i needed and with much faster VCE hardware encoding so don't really need tvsuite)... is anyone maintaining kmttg currently? sourceforge says it's abandoned.
     
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  15. elprice7345

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    @ryanc - I'm not sure if your problem is the same as what I posted here: "Problem while seeking" Error with v6.61.1.819a
    I rolled back to v818a and all works fine.
     
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  16. ryanc

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    I was actually seeing that message with some files, in 6-60-10-816a (latest stable?). And the audio was missing or out of sync in some files too. Anyway I uninstalled and then re-installed VRDPlus3, and now the kmttg error is gone and I'm back to using VRDPlus3 which hasn't failed me yet. Thank you guys for your help!
     
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  17. Lurker1

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    Is it at all possible that someone will come up with a new certificate early next year after it stops working for everyone? Would someone with the appropriate skills volunteer to assume maintenance of this project?
     
  18. mlippert

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    Besides Kevin, David Blackledge has done work on the project. If someone was able to supply the certificate sometime by early next year, I'm pretty sure we (the kmttg community) could get a new release of kmttg with that certificate incorporated.

    And I would just like to thank Kevin for all of his work on this over the years.

    This project is the only reason I have continually gotten newer versions of TiVos. I depend on it mostly for archiving those shows that I most enjoy, but also for things like transferring season passes from one tivo to another, and for searching for and adding new shows to be recorded.
     
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