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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by moyekj, Mar 15, 2008.
"stopped working" is very vague. What happens? What does the log show?
this issue was on the previous version I had installed (v2.4o) that I think had a certificate of some kind that expired Dec. 2020. basically, I would load the main program, and when trying to connect to one of my 2 Roamios to get a list of the recordings on each, it couldn't and came back with all these errors in red in the bottom box.
I installed the version 2.4p and all now works great again. From what I could read, this version will probably expire Dec 2022 & do the same thing my v2.4o did, right? If so, was just wondering what alternatives I may have at that time to do the same thing. Again, I have 2yrs to figure this out and/or use v2.4p so I guess no huge rush here
Yes. Either someone will figure out the key (??) to update by then, or it'll stop working.
Two years from now, the same series of evens will occur. We will worry about it breaking in December. Either someone will manage to get a newer cert into it, in which case we've likely got another two more years, or noone will, and it will be dead dead on Dec 12 2022 at 00:24:50 GMT.
To whomever did that this time, thank you. Not only did it fix kmttg, I have several side scripts that I use to automate tasks on my Tivo's, which of course broke, and and the new cert fixed them right up.
Yes, BIG thanks to whoever fixed it for v2.4p. I was afraid I wasn't able to use it any longer. This program works WONDERFULLLY for my needs. Basically, I manually record 6hr blocks of some local channels and/or Xfinity cable access channels on my Roamio. 3-4 times per month. I then use kmttg to not only pull it from the TiVo, but it encodes it to a much smaller file (less than 2GB). I can then easily upload it (via filemail.com) for the person who needs to then download it. Easy, simple and its a basic program with a basic look. Nothing fancy, but works great.
Luckily, none of my local channels have been flagged and "copy protected" either as I noticed this software won't handle those. With cable card support slowly coming to an end and/or Xfinity moving to iptv channels, we will see how much longer I will be able to use it. I wonder which will come first; lose my local Xfinity channels to IPTV (therefore, making my Roamio useless) or the kmttg certificate ending 12/2022 & no replacement (LOL!!!). Until then, I'll happily use v2.4p as needed.
There is no software that can handle the copy-protected content.
yea, I figured this. I'm thinking at some point, both my TiVo and kmttg will be totally useless for my needs. Since I only record and need SD channels, I will probably get some sort of HDMI to RCA down converter and just use a simple USB video capture device on PC.
I have been using KMTTG successfully for a few months now and it works really well to save space on my Tivo; but over the last few weeks the app suddenly stops at the encode stage. The clock keeps counting for days on end and nothing is happening in the background to complete the MP4 file. It seems to have completed cutting the ads at the TS stage but doesnt create the resulting MP4 file at all in certain full length feature films.
After encountering this problem I have tried cutting the ads on TV shows and it still works fine to do this and runs on even lengthy public tv programs but however many times I try, it wont work on some feature length movies!
Is this a known problem please? Is this something to do with the incorrect error message I sometimes receive on my screen supposedly telling me that with some content, I cant play that content through an HDMI cable? (which I obviously can do without problems)
Be sure you're running the latest version. The prior version had certificates that expired in December. The latest version has certificates that extend to Dec. 2022.
No, that wasn't it, though I was using an old version from last July and an old tools, both of which I updated.
Now it fails to conclude the operation at the .ts file on all programs! Specifically, it (still) stops working at the comskip stage.
Just a guess, but to me, your initial issue of hanging while encoding sounds like the .ts file is corrupted. You could try running the file through VideoRedo's quickstream fix or using pyTivo Desktop to download the file with transport stream error detection set to reject and retry with enough attempts to get an error free download. On the second issue of failing on all programs, is it possible that you've run out of free space on the disk drive? Or it could also be possible that the .ts files are corrupted such that even comskip won't run properly.
Maybe but how is every ts file corrupted on not just the file i am looking at but on all attempts at comskiping?
I also wondered about space on the hard drive but I think there are 79gb of free space. Perhaps that report is wrong, but when I delete some old 2 hour ts files which weren/t encoded to mp4, the problem (now on a 30 minute file) didn't go away.
They get corrupted by the TiVo during download. If you're using pyTivo Desktop and see numbers at the end of the file name, like 0_184.ts then that means there is corruption
OK Thanks guys, I'll install PyTivo and see if the files have that sort of name.
@DManzaluni if you are using the comskip that comes with kmttg tool note that it does not support scanning of TS files. A long time ago you used to have to get paid version of comskip to get one that supported TS files. I'm not sure the status now, but most likely if you are using comskip in your flow that is the issue.
Then I am completely baffled by how that part of the app which identified and skipped commercials has worked flawlessly up until this problem surfaced!
I have just noticed that the problem seems to be associated with certain tv shows!
I can add others to the queue and it will run and complete in parallel. It just wont complete certain shows! it may be a corrupted file but vlc plays the .ts file just fine?
Maybe it's a channel dependent problem. I have Comcast cable and most channels are now H.264, but none of my local channels have been converted and are still mpeg2. Comskip / TS / H.264 are problematic.
I've been using this software for a number of years but all I've ever done is simply download files. But since Tivo is my most-used device in the whole house I'm curious what tasks you automate, since I'm thinking maybe I should be doing the same. The problem is, I wouldn't know where to start. Would you care to share your scripts? Would be much appreciated.
Are you confusing the free version of ComSkip not supporting H.264 (and AAC, MP3, WTV, etc... - see table on ComSkip.Org) with TS files?
I've always used kmttg with MPEG-2 AC3 TS files and had no problems with ComSkip.
NOTE: TS files can contain MPEG-2 or H.264 video so @DManzaluni needs to check what video codec he is recording (i.e. what video codec the channel is sending).