Problem with mkv2tivomp4.bat

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  1. Mikey_C

    Mikey_C Member

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    I'd tell...
    I've been successfully using mkv2tivomp4.bat for some time now. However, I just tried to run it against an mkv file and got the following error message:

    Code:
    Gathering file information. Please wait...
    
    Input file information:
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    1: h264/AVC, 1920x1072 24p (120:67)
    2: DTS Master Audio, 5.1 channels, 16 bits, 48kHz
    3: DTS Master Audio, 5.1 channels, 16 bits, 48kHz
    4: Subtitle (PGS)
    
    48 was unexpected at this time.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    What do you use to transfer to the Tivo? If you use PyTivo, you do not need to convert to anything since PyTivo will do it for you.

    I have transferred .MP4, .MKV using PyTivo and there was no problems that I know of yet.
     
  3. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I have a strong feeling it's the embedded parens (). My computers with the code (and sample video files) are packed up waiting for movers to ship to my new location in Columbia MO. I'll grab a the zip off the code.google project site and so some testing with a mock "tmp" file using the information you provided, and get back to you!
     
  4. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    There are many advantages to having the files stored in tivo compatible format prior to pyTivo pushing them. For one, the transfers are much faster. Faster than real time so they replace the function of streaming.

    Properly formated and pushed HD files take far less space on the tivo.

    Also any unknowns about IF they will transfer correctly are handled before hand. When I or a family member asks the tivo to watch a show, that is not the time to find out it does not play correctly.
     
  5. Spenner

    Spenner Member

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    What the OP is using doesn't convert, it re-muxes, for pyTivo to "push" without transcoding. There's zero quality loss, vs the MPG conversion that pyTivo does to MP4 and MKVs by default when "pulling" to the Tivo.
     
  6. xyth

    xyth New Member

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    What version of eac3to.exe are ypu using? 3.24 is the current version. Support for PCS subtitles was not added until version 3.18, so if your using a version older than that it might be your problem.

    Also, the batch file I'm using has this section:

    IF NOT DEFINED h264_ID CALL :h264 : h264
    IF NOT DEFINED ac3_ID CALL :AC3 : AC3
    IF NOT DEFINED dts_ID CALL :DTS : DTS
    ::IF NOT DEFINED sID CALl :Subtitle : Subtitle %aLang% %sLang%

    Notice the fourth line is remarked out on my version. Perhaps yours is different?
     

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