PyTivo - Talk to me like I'm in Kindergarten

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by sptnut, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 #1 of 103
    sptnut

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    I have spent half the day trying to get pytivo to work I feel like I've looked at every help file on this forum but I know I'm missing something. I have python on my computer, I used the pytivo windows installer. After that is where I get lost. I can't figure out how to up date it. Yes, My Videos shows up in my Now Playing but I can't change the directory of where my videos are. I keep reading about user interface and I have no idea where thats at. I transfered a test file (HD) from my computer to my tivo, on the Tivo come out in SD. I just need someone to go step by step with me to help me set this up. I am not a programmer at all so I'm completely lost.
     
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    sptnut

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    Those were the instructions I was following. I think where I start getting detrailed is when I install the update, I get duplicates in my pytivo folder for 90% of the files. It doesn't overwrite the files already in the folder.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 #4 of 103
    jcthorne

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    Sounds like you are not unzipping in the correct location. It should over right the current installation files with the new ones.

    The old windows installer version is very outdated. Following these instructions from the pytivo wiki are much more current and the correct way to install in windows:

    http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Windows_Install

    Post back and we will help get you running.
     
  5. May 10, 2011 #5 of 103
    windracer

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    And once you have pyTivo running, you should be able to point your browser to http://localhost:9032 and see the web interface.
     
  6. May 10, 2011 #6 of 103
    dlfl

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    Are you by any chance running Windows 7 and trying to unzip things into a Program Files folder? That can lead to strange happenings related to UAC and folder permissions. How are the "duplicate" files named? (They obviously can't be named exactly the same.)

    If you suspect this kind of problem the solution is simple: Do not install pyTiVo in the Program Files folder tree.
     
  7. May 10, 2011 #7 of 103
    sptnut

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    I tried this again and it did the exact same thing. I included a print screen so you can see what I see. I am on Vista if that makes a difference. I installed it orginally in the program files folder, but this time I tried a different one with the same results.
     

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  8. May 10, 2011 #8 of 103
    windracer

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    Look closely at your screenshot. The .py and .pyc files are two different types of files, not duplicates. The .pyc files are "compiled" versions of the .py files, created when pyTivo runs. That screenshot looks fine to me.
     
  9. May 10, 2011 #9 of 103
    jcthorne

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    I think you need to look in the wmcbrine directory for the new version files and copy them where they belong. The pyc files are not duplicates as windracer says, you still have a problem with the new version not being installed over the existing though.
     
  10. May 10, 2011 #10 of 103
    sptnut

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    Ok I've done everything suggested above, I copied all of the wmcbrine folder in the main folder, asked me if I wanted to replace all the duplicate files I said yes. But its still not working. I disable my firewall to see if that was it, nope, I check the local host, that doesn't work either.

    Oh and the service is running I checked that too.
     
  11. May 10, 2011 #11 of 103
    jcthorne

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    I suggest just running it in a window until you get the bugs worked out. Then deal with the service option. Its also much easier to restart pytivo when you change options if its running in a window.

    Did you shutdown and restart pytivo after replacing the files?

    You need to let us know what pytivo log says when you start it.
     
  12. May 10, 2011 #12 of 103
    sptnut

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    Here's everything that was in my log:

    05/10/2011, 13:50:31
    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.exe
    05/10/2011, 13:50:31
    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.ini
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    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.log
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    pyTivo
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    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.exe
    05/10/2011, 14:41:07
    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.ini
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    C:\Pytivo\pyTivoService.log
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    pyTivo
    05/10/2011, 14:41:22
    StartServiceCtrlDispatcher failed, error code = 1063
     
  13. May 10, 2011 #13 of 103
    jcthorne

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    So the service did not start properly. Please try running pytivo in a window. Much fewer permissions issues and easier to diagnose there.
     
  14. May 10, 2011 #14 of 103
    sptnut

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    Ok I tried this an got an error saying pytivo.conf doesn't exsist.

    I just did a search and looked in the recycling bin, it's not on my computer at all.
     
  15. May 10, 2011 #15 of 103
    windracer

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    Take the pytivo.conf.dist file (I see it in your screenshot) and rename it to remove the .dist. Then edit it in a text editor to configure your basic settings.
     
  16. May 10, 2011 #16 of 103
    eskay

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    Don't forget about Step #12 in the installation link above.
     
  17. May 10, 2011 #17 of 103
    sptnut

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    Well Hallelujah I think I got it up and running. Not sure I understand any of the web admin however :|
     
  18. May 11, 2011 #18 of 103
    jcthorne

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    Ask away, we are making progress. Do you have your shares identified in the config file/web admin? Your mak address, tivo login info?

    What is it you want pytivo to do for you and we can work toward that task first.
     
  19. May 11, 2011 #19 of 103
    sptnut

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    Basically I want pytivo to be able to download files from my computer. I'd love to be able to push them from my computer to my tivo too. Beyond that I'm not exactly sure what else it can do.
     
  20. May 12, 2011 #20 of 103
    jcthorne

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    OK, have you tried pushing or pulling video pc to tivo? Do you have video files ready to transfer? Have you tried the web interface from your computer for pushing videos?
     

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