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

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  1. Aug 11, 2020 #12801 of 12829
    DManzaluni

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    Sorry for delay during another 3-4 day transfer. Two files are now transferring at a time but at half the snail's pace speed!

    No, the programs are nowhere despite numerous app restarts.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2020 #12802 of 12829
    Hyrax

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    Assuming it is hardwired and you don't have any network issues, most shows should transfer in a shorter time than their play time. Now doing all the other stuff (Qfix, Ad Detect, Ad Cut, & compress) are all external programs that are launched by KMTTG. I've found it much faster to just transfer (and possibly decrypt) with KMTTG and then launch the other programs manually. Much faster. I just tested and a 2 hour, 13.5 GB show takes 21 minutes to transfer to my computer as a .Tivo file. Have you tried just transferring to your PC? Also, a warning about compressing. Most cable shows are already compressed so much that the picture quality is borderline terrible. In my experience, just buy a larger hard drive and keep them as they way they were delivered. They will look better. Again, just my opinion ... after doing this for nearly 20 years I wish I'd not compressed any of my shows.

    EDIT: Running VideoReDo directly, it took 5 minutes to do a Qfix of the file, 4-5 minutes to do an ad detect, 5 minutes to write out a .TS file, and (using HandBreak) 1:45 minutes to compress it (using 2-pass, avg bit rate of 10000) to a MKV container. This is with a 9 year old computer with 16 GB memory.
    The fact that it is taking you days indicates your computer may need tweaking or upgrading.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2020 #12803 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    We can't help you without specific details. Most of these replies to you are just guesses.
     
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  4. Aug 17, 2020 #12804 of 12829
    dmahoney22

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    WOW!
    I admittedly haven't been on the forum in some time, but this thread is over 12 years old and 641 pages!
    I'm a lazy B@$tard, and don't want to read all of this :)
    Is there a Readers Digest version to "How to transfer recordings from my TiVo Bolt to my desktop"? Is TiVo Desktop the way to do it?
    Thanks...and sorry if this is considered "hijacking" the thread.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2020 #12805 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    Tivo Desktop is no longer supported by Tivo and doesn't have the abilities this program have. TD also needs its security certificate updated to access the Tivo.
     
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  6. Aug 17, 2020 #12806 of 12829
    justen_m

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    TiVo Desktop is obsolete. I use kmttg on my Win10 and Linux boxes (and Mac?), but many use pyTivo Desktop on Win10 and Mac.

    The former is more powerful, but the latter is simpler.
     
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  7. Aug 17, 2020 #12807 of 12829
    dmahoney22

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    Thanks.
    I downloaded pyTivo and will give it a try. Is there a Wiki or documentation on it somewhere?
     
  8. Aug 17, 2020 #12808 of 12829
    JoeKustra

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    Easier to use pyTivo
     
  9. Aug 17, 2020 #12809 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    I use KMTTG to download shows and process them. Then when I want to send them back to the Tivo, PyTivo (not Desktop).
     
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  10. Aug 23, 2020 #12810 of 12829
    nirmelamoud

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    I have one Tivo that kmttg works with and one that it fail to bring any video (can get meta data) , any idea why ?
    for now what I do is I transfer video I want to download from, one tivo to the other so KMTTG can download it, annoying
    IT worked with both tivo boxes up until few weeks ago.

    thanks
     
  11. Aug 23, 2020 #12811 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    Can you specify what models they are? Look up on tivo.com, login to your account, then in [DVR] Preferences and see if the Video Sharing is checked on your boxes. Any changes, click Save at the bottom, the Force a Tivo Service connection on all of your Boxes.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2020 #12812 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    Can you make it so that KMTTG saves the selected jobs for each Tivo box and Files, so that each can have separate jobs checked for each. IE: 1 box can have MetaData and decrypt checked, Files have QSFix, encode. Another box can just have Decrypt.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2020 #12813 of 12829
    mtepper27

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    I've just begun using kmttg, and I would like to know if there's any way to download PS streams of my tivo recordings and also "Ignore Errors" and get the full length of the recording as you can do on PYTIVO? I have searched in kmttg configuration and can't figure out how. Thanks for any help provided.


    Edit: I'm not interested in encoding or decrypting the files. Simply downloading PS Streams while ignoring errors.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2020 #12814 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    PS stream downloads is default. There is TS download as a checkbox, unchecked PS.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2020 #12815 of 12829
    mtepper27

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    Thank you. And the ignore errors option so I don't lose any time off the original recording?
     
  16. Aug 25, 2020 #12816 of 12829
    ThAbtO

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    I Hardly get any errors, but it can be set to how many times it can try downloading when it fails before it quits. Also better to give it extra time when it fails, can be set in Config, I'd give it 30 seconds.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2020 #12817 of 12829
    HerronScott

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    I believe you are talking about the feature to detect errors in TS downloads that Dan added to pyTivo Desktop. As far as I know kmttg does not have the capability to detect those errors and my understanding was they only affected TS downloads and not PS downloads. I'm curious why you are looking to use kmttg if you have pyTivo Desktop?

    Scott
     
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  18. RyanL

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    Don't know if this has been answered (a few hundred pages back) but I'm new to the kmttg program but figured things out for the most part by trial and error over the last couple of days. Anyway, my question is about comskip and it's features/tweaks. Messed around with the settings in the ini file quite a bit and think I have it mostly figured out but this one issue is driving me absolute bonkers. I have a bunch of recordings that don't have any sort of unique id and are all named the same. Anywho, comskip seems to be using the data from one recording for all of them instead of scanning and generating new commercial break points for each show. Thought I figured something out with the "Prune Skip Table Automatically With NPL Refresh" checkbox under kmttg configuration>>Autoskip, but selecting that didn't seem to do anything. I'm searching and searching but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. There's a setting under auto transfers configuration and it's "treat each recording as unique". Comskip needs a setting like this. Anyone run into the same issue I'm having?

    EDIT: I'm a stubborn SOB and figured this out. There's an ini text file in the main kmttg folder named "AutoSkip.ini". I deleted the contents and changed it to a read only file. Haven't had any errors because of this and have transferred a handful of shows without commercials over to my PC now. BTW, I use handbrake (not the one included in kmttg) with my own profiles (have one for SD and one for HD) and have the resulting MKV files looking better than the originals with around 1/3rd the original file size.
     
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  19. andcbii

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    Any idea what this error is?

    Code:
    RemoteInit - (IP=192.168.10.118, port=1413): Connection timed out: connect
    [java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.connect0(Native Method), java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Unknown Source), java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(Unknown Source), java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(Unknown Source), java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source), java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source), java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source), java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source), sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source), sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.<init>(Unknown Source), sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketFactoryImpl.createSocket(Unknown Source), com.tivo.kmttg.rpc.TiVoRPC.RemoteInit(TiVoRPC.java:265), com.tivo.kmttg.rpc.TiVoRPC.<init>(TiVoRPC.java:106), com.tivo.kmttg.rpc.Remote.<init>(Remote.java:57), com.tivo.kmttg.rpc.Remote.<init>(Remote.java:69), com.tivo.kmttg.main.config.initRemote(config.java:635), com.tivo.kmttg.task.NowPlaying$1AutoThread.run(NowPlaying.java:90), java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)]
    Getting this when running auto transfer from the GUI.

    Win10, kmttg v2.4o
     
  20. ThAbtO

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    Make sure that is your Tivo's IP address. If you are not using static IP and it has changed unknowingly.
     

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