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pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. Darr

    Darr New Member

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    Nope... pointing a music share at a folder served up by an iTunes server still gives the same message...
    and Plex apparently won't talk to Twonky.
     
  2. lpwcomp

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    I now have RC24 on both Roamios and the local Premiere and music does not work on either Roamio but does work on the Premiere (746320)
     
  3. Sep 5, 2017 #5923 of 5969
    newsposter

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    anyone know why i cannot upload from laptop to tivo when torguard is on ? it took me a very long time to figure out the correlation here but now i'm certain of it. i can turn on torguard while i see 'mymovies' on the tivo and when torguard is on. the movies directory disappears.

    the thing that sucks is when i turn off torguard, mymovies doesnt always reappear and i have to reboot the machine. also once i start the upload, i can turn on torguard and it will continue to upload so that is good
     
  4. Sep 5, 2017 #5924 of 5969
    mlippert

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    I have some guesses. I think it has to do with how pyTivo advertises its presence on your LAN. I saw similar things which I finally realized was due to having VirtualBox installed because it installs additional network adapters, and I believe VPNs do that as well.

    I assume you're running wmcbrine's fork of pyTivo. You might try setting the beacon entry in the conf file to specifically your LAN broadcast IP address.

    I don't know what OS you're running on. I've been playing w/ the pytivo code starting with wmcbrine's fork and converting it to Python 3 and updating some of the utilities used such as zeroconf, which may improve the situation, but I've only tested on linux so far. It's also a little more work to install my fork right now since you need to use pip to get the dependencies. If you want to try it, I'm happy to help you get it running.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2017 #5925 of 5969
    newsposter

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    yes to wmc and to be honest talks of more details are beyond my knowledge. it took me a while to get this setup the 1st time and i'm lucky it still works (win 8.1)
    is the broadcast IP address this:

    LAN
    MAC Address:
    xxxxx
    IP Address:
    192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask:
    255.255.255.0

    i initiallly had the beacon set to the tivo IP which was .103. should i change it to .1?

    oh actually you triggered a memory. i do believe i ran dan's exe file a while go. i got tired of using my batch file to run pytivo but i still have to do that or it wont run but the tivo icon also is in my taskbar. so i have no clue what is all running :)
     
  6. Sep 5, 2017 #5926 of 5969
    mlippert

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    @newsposter gotcha.

    So if you've already got beacon set to your tivo's IP, I don't think using the broadcast IP would make much difference, but you can try.

    For your LAN the broadcast IP is 192.168.0.255
    (.1 is probably your gateway (ie router's) IP address.

    If you're using Dan's pyTivo fork, he also used a later version of zeroconf (but he's not using Python 3) so that would have been my only other quick solution to try.

    Sorry I can't help more, if I figure out anything else in the next few weeks I'll post back here.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2017 #5927 of 5969
    newsposter

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    is there any chance having both things installed is causing me issues? when i installed dans i never changed anything on anything. but i guess if i dont run my batch file to start pytivo there cannot be a conflict?

    i tried both .1 last night and it made no difference while torgard was on.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2017 #5928 of 5969
    mlippert

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    @newsposter I think there is a chance of conflict with both installed but you should really ask in the Easier to use pyTivo thread. Although I've seen @Dan203 respond in this thread also.

    I'm guessing you meant both .1 and .255 (and yeah that's what I thought once you said you already had the actual IP address of your TiVo in the beacon setting)
     
  9. Oct 5, 2017 #5929 of 5969
    knarf829

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    Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I couldn't find it. If I install PyTivo as a service (which is what I'm getting ready to do after years of running it manually from a shortcut to the .py file), can I open a console window at will to see what's going on under the hood and then close the console window without stopping or restarting the service?

    The reason I ask is that, for some reason, it takes my Bolt forever to see PyTivo if I stop and restart it (never had issues with my old Premiere XL4), so, for this and other reasons (I'm an info junkie:D), I'd like to get PyTivo up and running as a service and leave it running, but I'd still like to check the console for info occasionally.
     
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  10. cwb3106

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    I have the same problem. Found in another forum that if you unplug/replug in the Ethernet cable, the Bolt will see PyTivo in less than a minute.
     
  11. knarf829

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    Thanks. I'm on coax, but it's the same situation. Or it was. In the time since I made that post, the Bolt has stopped seeing pyTivo with any regularity at all. I've been up and down the line unplugging, rebooting, running pyTivo as a service, uninstalling it as a service, zeroconf, this and that beacon setting, connecting via ethernet and then back to MOCA, section for the Tivo itself in the conf, no section for this Tivo in the conf, etc. . It will, at times, pop up when I start pyTivo, but mostly not and with no rhyme or reason as to why it has and, when it does, it stops seeing pyTivo within a few hours.

    The other tivos see pyTivo, and they and the bolt all see each other. kmttg sees and retrieves from the Bolt at lightning speed.

    I'm going nuts trying to figure this out. With the Premiere XL, it just worked. Now it's a daily struggle.
     
  12. newsposter

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    weird problem. normally i have 2 entries on the tivo. one is 'now playing' with name of my laptop but i dont really understand why its there, nothing is every in it. then i have 'my movies' which is where i normally see what is on my laptop and upload from

    ive rebooted both machines but i cannot get my movies back. i see the now playing just fine. i can get thru the interface in my browser and list all the movies on my tivo. but i cannot get my movies on the tivo so i can pull from the laptop. i am pretty sure i never change anything recently in any settings.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    You have TiVo Desktop running. That's what is creating the "Now Playing" entry.
     
  14. newsposter

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    can i kill tivo desktop with out any issues

    i knew as soon as i posted, id find the solution....sorta...somehow the IP address got changed in the configuration, i have my movies back with an exclamation point but i can see the list of movies so i guess i wont worry
     
  15. lpwcomp

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    Yes. You might need pieces of it for some things but it doesn't need to be running. In fact, you don't want it to run as it uses the same port (9032) as pyTivo unless you configure pyTivo to use a different one.
     
  16. wmcbrine

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    Incorrect. They do have a port in common, for the old-style beacons -- 2190 -- but that's only if "listen" is enabled in pyTivo, under "beacon:". They both use port 5353 for Zeroconf/Bonjour, but in a shared mode where there's no conflict. The main port, 9032, is specific to pyTivo -- I don't remember exactly what TiVo Desktop uses there, but it's something like 7288. They can run in parallel with no problem. Also, nothing in pyTivo depends on any piece of TiVo Desktop.
     
  17. lpwcomp

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    My mistake.

    That I knew but other things, such as VRD, do.
     
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  18. Dan203

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    My installer includes the TiVo Desktop bit that VRD uses. (i.e. the DirectShow filter)
     
  19. newsposter

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    i know this is something with my setup probably but why would you not be able to see a movie file? its mp4 so nothing weird there but no matter what i do i cannot see it on the tivo. for instance say that movie folder 1 shows (1) meaning theres one movie in it. but even if i move the movie that i cannot see, into that movie folder 1, and the (1) turns into a (2). clearly indicating the movie is in there, i cannot see that movie through the tivo

    there's also an issue where i have movies in folders and i cannot see movies that are loaded in the main folder. its like i cannot scroll down. it just jumps back up on the tivo when i hit the down button. i've tried many different movies and even when the movie files show, its hard to get it to even load. unsure how to troubleshoot. rebooted laptop.
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Does the movie have any weird Uincode characters in the name? pyTivo can't handle some unicode characters.
     

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