pyTivo - Transcoding server

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by armooo, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. bantar

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    I retried it one more time with an abbreviated metadata file. It still failed. However, there's one more variable that might be causing me grief and not you. I don't know if the titles from TvDB matches the data in TMS. However, in my previous testing, I used 4 different series as a hedge against this, but they could all have issues too.

    Oh well, for now, I'm content with Pulls vs having bad metadata. I look forward to a fix as it is definitely inconvenient.
     
  2. lpwcomp

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    So much for that theory. I sent multiple episodes of a series today, carefully waiting for one to complete before queuing the next one and they all got the same episode title. TiVo really needs to fix this problem.
     
  3. HerronScott

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    Has anyone reported it to TiVo?

    Scott
     
  4. lpwcomp

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    Yes.
     
  5. rassi

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    We have two TiVos - a TiVoHD and a Roamio Plus. Using pyTiVo for several years, and beyond one issue it's working well. Only issue I have is that on the Roamio the "view" for my NAS drives that pyTiVo is sharing keeps changing from group view to file view. This works fine for our Movies drive, but the "other" category has too many individual files so pyTivo dies. If I go into the movies drive first and change back to group view, everything works fine. But next time I try and view the pyTiVo drives, it reverts back to file view. Not sure if this is an issue with the Roamio or pyTivo....???
     
  6. bareyb

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    It's TiVo. My Roamio does the same thing. I just push the number 2 on the remote and the folders come right back.
     
  7. lpwcomp

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    Known issue with the current Premiere/Roamio s/w. Not a pyTivo problem nor is there likely a way to kludge it. If you look, you'll note that the same problem exists when viewing the THD from the Roamio. Until it is fixed, what you can do is select a share (or the THD) that is small enough so that it doesn't cause pyTivo to crash and, if groups are disabled, enable them by entering a "2", back out, and then select the large share. Do not go to TiVo Central in between. That will cause it to revert to "Groups Off" for shares and pre Series 4 TiVos.

    What might also work is if you enter a 2 after selecting a share but before pyTivo crashes. I don't have a share with enough recordings in it to test this. Plus, if groups are still on, this will turn them off.
     
  8. jcthorne

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    While pytivo may not be able to do anything about the grouping error, it should not crash, no matter how many files are on a share.

    Please post the log file for the crash and hopefully wmcbrine will be able to have a look and kill the bug.
     
  9. wmcbrine

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    Right, there's no hard limit on the number of files; but without grouping, pyTivo might choke on some specific file that it doesn't reach when folders are on (until you enter the folder where that file is).

    Also, there's a timeout on the list, on the TiVo end, which is easier to hit when grouping is off. In this case, you'd just get a "no files found" type message. But it should work if you then exit and re-enter the share.
     
  10. steveyal

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    Anyone have a link to the latest version of PyTivo? thanks.
     
  11. HerronScott

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  12. email68

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    Thanks for posting this! :up: It was one piece of info I was missing.
     
  13. steveyal

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    Ok. so, I installed Python as well as PIL-1.1.7.win32-py2.7.exe and I have ffmpeg-2.5.1 folder on my desktop.

    I DL'd PyTivo from sourceforge but am stumbling with these instructions:

    "You need to edit pyTivo.conf in 3 places

    1. ffmpeg=
    2. [<name of share>]
    3. path=

    ffmpeg should be the full path to ffmpeg including filename. path is the
    absolute path to your media."

    What does this mean and how do I do it? Thanks.
     
  14. dlfl

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    I would recommend the Windows install instructions on the pyTivo wiki:
    http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Windows_Install
    I'm not sure how current the instructions you're quoting are, but the ones on the wiki will be much clearer and more detailed.
     
  15. bareyb

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    Okay been about a year since I upgraded PyTiVo to the latest version. Is there anything new and cool that you guys added that I'd need to upgrade for? :)
     
  16. steveyal

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    Ok. First, thanks everyone for their help thus far. I have everything installed and I my PC showing up in the MY SHOWS menu in TiVo central. However, I can't seem to populate the folder.

    In pyTivo settings I listed my path as d:\movies
    but the movies in that folder are not showing up in the movies folder on the DVR menu.

    I tried checking the force alpha and the force ffmpeg boxes; but that seems to have made no difference.

    I fixed the path for ffmpeg to C:\pyTivo\bin\ffmpeg.exe
    which is where I put it and I added my TiVo user namr and password.

    any suggestions?
     
  17. lpwcomp

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    Post your pyTivo.conf file after redacting sensitive entries like user names, passwords and your MAK
     
  18. steveyal

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    Anyone see anything wrong with this configuration? Why does my Tivo box say "The Movies PC has no recordings. Press LEFT to return to the My Shows list."

    [Server]
    ffmpeg_wait = 0
    tivo_password = #######
    tivo_mak = ###########
    tivo_username = steven.###########@gmail.com
    ffmpeg = C:\pyTivo\bin\ffmpeg.exe

    [_tivo_SD]

    [_tivo_HD]

    [Movies]
    force_ffmpeg = on
    path = D:\Movies
    type = video
     
  19. lpwcomp

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    Make sure you are running an up to date version of ffmpeg.

    Make sure you are running an up to date version of pyTivo. I could be wrong, but I don't believe the one at sourceforge is it.

    It would be nice to have the messages that pyTivo is producing.

    What kind of video files are in D:\Movies?
     
  20. HerronScott

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    The Download and Current releases link on the pyTivo Sourceforge site points to wmcbrine's repository on github.com site for downloading.

    Scott
     

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