pyTivo no picture on Mini, plays fine on Bolt

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  1. waterchange

    waterchange Member

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    I have a some videos that when transferred to my Bolt will play fine on the Bolt. But watching the same video file on a gen1 Mini that is paired to that Bolt, the picture is blank/black but I can hear the audio. Not all transferred video are effected in the same way.

    Are there ffmpeg settings that might address this that I can set in pytivo.conf? I did update ffmpeg via the builds here Builds - Zeranoe FFmpeg recently but don't recall if that correlated with when I noticed this issue. Any suggestions/comments are appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Try disabling the TS transfer option. That'll force a recode of the video to a TiVo compatible format. With TS enabled it'll accept almost any H.264 format, but the older hardware like the v1 Mini can't play all H.264 encoding.
     
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  3. waterchange

    waterchange Member

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    Dan, thank you. This is the info I needed.
     

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