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

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  1. Sep 16, 2020 #12821 of 12832
    RyanL

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    I'm kind of clueless with all things kmttg so far but to me it sounds like it's losing connection with the tivo just like it says. Are you connected via wireless? I'm using a bolt and the wifi on it sucks just like most smart devices (only ones I've found that are consistent are rokus). I hooked everything in at my entertainment stand up to a wired switch and one network cable going back to my router. Did that about a year ago but I wish I did it a few years earlier.

    Edit: (the person who just responded right above just reminded me of something too). When I tried using the Tivo for just about anything, I found that assigning a static IP address made it a bit more consistent. Plus the added benefit in case you are using wireless, if it disconnects and reconnects briefly, you are still going to have the same IP address instead of the router assigning a new one each and every time (could be what's going on in your scenario).
     
  2. Sep 16, 2020 #12822 of 12832
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I have been using wifi and it has issues in its initial time period, until I changed to the wireless channel 11 in the router. The interference is the cause, from Microwaves, landline cordless phones.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2020 #12823 of 12832
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    Since I ironed out the issue I was having up above, I have a more generalized question about kmttg. I may come to a conclusion after a bit more trial and error but is it typical for kmttg to hang if you're doing a bunch of shows at once. Came across a few posts here and there talking about the program hanging but never really saw the cause and effect or more importantly, the solution. Noticed when when trying to transfer a whole bunch of shows to my PC (all SD quality, don't know if that matters much) that they go fairly quickly (the whole transfer, conversion to ts file, and the comskip/cut ordeal). You can clearly see the green progress bar moving across constantly in the kmttg gui but I saw that it wasn't doing anything (only got about a 1/3rd of the way through that show folder) and it wasn't doing squat. Let it sit for a few hours and it never went anywhere so I cancelled the operation and restarted pretty much where it left off but only did about a dozen shows this time. Does this happen often? Also found that one of the recordings (could be more) seemed fine when I tested the ts cut file but after the first or second commercial skip the audio was out of sync by over a minute. Haven't even had a chance to research that yet as I just discovered it. TIA for any input.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2020 #12824 of 12832
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Downloading a shows can halt when there is a glitch in its video or audio. You would need to view the downloaded file to see where it stopped, then go to the same spot on the Tivo and view it, and pause after the spot. (Hope its in a commercial.) You can then refresh the shows list in KMTTG and enable resume download. Don't forget to rename the file already downloaded, ie: show.1.TiVo. otherwise it will erase it or will not overwrite and skip.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2020 #12825 of 12832
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    I've had all kinds of wifi issues over the years with various devices. Phones, tablets, and dedicated streaming devices (mentioned Rokus before but FireTVs are good too) are usually rock solid. But when it comes to any kind of mulit-use "smart product" they seem to skimp on the wifi. Some problematic devices I've had are HT receivers, smart TVs (they're the worse), Tivo Bolt, and another one is any sort of add on card or wifi USB stick for PCs (yet laptops almost always are trouble-free). Hell, I have a 85" Sony smart TV that doesn't like to stay connected to the internet via wifi. You would think that the wireless in that thing would be just as good as a $35 streaming stick, if not better IMO. And can't use channel 11 around my house (it's over populated - I live in a somewhat urban area and there's a lot of noise) so 2.4 is on channel 6 and 5GHz is on channel 100. Wired is always better for me in every way. Especially now with 4K streaming with HDR/DV. Consistently good high bandwidth is a must.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2020 #12826 of 12832
    ThAbtO

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    Wireless G/N channel 11 is also on my neighboring wifis and I have no issues on this channel.

    The better channels for G/N is 11, 6, or 1, 5G I think, I have it on 140.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2020 #12827 of 12832
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    Thanks, I'll have to figure out which one it is. No telling since it's SD quality like I said and not sure if I mentioned before but it's OTA as well. OTA can be problematic from the little bit or research I did and a lot of people having issues with comskip too (especially on SD content). Seems to be working for me for the most part though.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2020 #12828 of 12832
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    I can do a scan of the area with my router and it posts the the available wifi networks in range. Like I said, I chose the ones that were the least populated. Plus I have a secondary router on my second floor (with the same SSIDs) and have to have that on different channels also.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2020 #12829 of 12832
    ThAbtO

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    It should not be a problem if you use WPA2 and a password. Seems to keep them from intermingling with others.
     
  10. mattack

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    Is "Resume Downloads" supposed to work along with TS downloads?
    It seems to me, if I try to combine them, I always get just the audio (the same as when you try to download a TS recording in PS mode, but the file shows as a .ts file)

    I was trying to use this to get a chunk out of the Time 100 show (Halsey performing a 4 Non Blondes song). Thankfully, I WAS able to download the whole program then use LosslessCut to cut out that chunk..

    But other times, I was hoping I could try transferring from a second in or something on recordings that don't seem to transfer properly at all -- I get a lot of TS recordings that are the right size, but won't play with video in ANY program, quicktime player, VLC, etc.. In VLC, they just play with audio and won't show video.. Quicktime Player thinks they're corrupted files.
     
  11. ThAbtO

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    Only PS.
     
  12. mattack

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    Then the program should prevent those from being used in combination.. grey out the menu item when you're doing a TS download.

    Bummer that they're not combinable though.. I guess I just wish TS downloads actually WORKED reliably. (The show is often not playable after download..)
     

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