pyTivo - Transcoding server

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

  1. mlippert

    mlippert Active Member

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    I had the same interest a while back and there were a couple of things I wanted to add to pytivo, so I built on wmcbrine's pytivo fork. I tried to have good commit messages as I was going, and I converted it to Python 3 as my 1st step.
    If you want to look at it as well, you can find it at mlippert/pytivo

    [edit] I use it for all TS downloads from my TiVos (running on linux) so it is still working just fine although I haven't made any updates in a while. I haven't really verified getting it working on Windows and I don't do anything at all w/ Macs.
     
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  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not working hard to "discourage others from learning my secret incantation", I'm just trying to save you time. All the code for pyTivo Desktop is on GitHub including the build scripts and installer scripts. I'm just trying to offer a simpler solution for using pyTivo, which I think is great. Before I did the whole Desktop thing I still offered a version that just had the installer and the tray app, along with a rudimentary UI for common settings, because I wanted to promote the use of pyTivo but feel it's much to difficult for most people to setup and get running. That’s why the title of my thread is "Easier to use pyTivo", because it predates Desktop.

    pyTivo Desktop literally takes 2 minutes to install and is free. Why bother futzing with the pure python version, which is clearly giving you trouble? If you really want to transverse the source it's on my GitHub.

    The whole point of pyTivo Desktop and it's predecessor "easier to use pyTivo" was to eliminate the exact type of issues you're having.
     
  3. fotoryder

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    I'll be looking at this Python 3 version. I haven't programmed with Python at all, so this will let me see the newer update of Python. I've seen the struggles of version conversions in other languages before.
     
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    mlippert

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    Great. Let me know if you've got questions, with any luck I can answer them. You can DM me here, or ask in this thread.
     
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    >successor

    predecessor
     
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    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No idea what you're talking about. #modpowers :D
     
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    Soapm

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    As of today, my Tivo HD doesn't see my Tivo Premier and my Tivo HD doesn't see my pyTivo shares.

    Was there some kind of change I didn't know about? I can see my shares from my Tivo premier but they're not appearing on my Tivo HD

    Is there a test I can do to see what might be up?
     
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    Soapm

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    Never mind, I had updated the firmware on my router which seems to have caused the problem. I downgraded the firmware and I can see the shares again. What gives???
     
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    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Probably blocking multicast packets.
     
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  10. lesrhorer

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    I have been having this problem for a very longtime, and it is getting more frustrating by the day. I cannot download videos to my two leased TiVos. Downloads to my owned TiVos work just fine. I can see the shares, and I can see the videos listed in the shares, but every show has an X by it, and selecting a video does nothing. I am not sure how to proceed.

    The leased TiVos are premiers, BTW.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The cable companies have the ability to limit functionality on leased units. Your cable company probably disabled the ability to transfer PC to TiVo.
     
  12. mlippert

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    There are 2 things I can think of that might cause this.
    1. What UI version are the leased TiVos running? The Hydra version doesn't support downloading.
    2. I'd bet that the leased TiVos have a different MAK than the ones you own. If you change the MAK on pytivo you may be able to see it, and pull videos from the leased tivos. (Actually re-reading your post, you can see the shares now, so that sounds like @Dan203 's theory is more likely)
     
  13. lesrhorer

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    Yeah, a MAK is not required for transfers to the TiVo. I can transfer from them, just not to them. I am not sure where to look for the UI version. The software version is 20.7.4B.RC3-750-2-750
     
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  14. Dan203

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    Premiere units don’t support Hydra so you're fine there. Plus you say you can see the shares just not transfer from them. That is a sure sign that your cable company has imposed a limitation.

    Unfortunately apps on the Premiere units are really slow so using Plex isn’t really a viable option either.

    Using a secondary device like a Roku or Fire TV is probably your best bet.
     
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  15. lesrhorer

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    No, I am just going to dump the leased boxes. They suck, any way.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah Premier units are pretty terrible.
     
  17. lesrhorer

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    Oh, they are bad enough by themselves, but ths company has apparently killed the ability to upload files to the TiVo via anything but Plex, and taken back ownership of the units so I can't transfer between my own TiVos and theirs. They did all this about two years ago and won't even acknowledge they did it. They keep pointing fingers at TiVo. I've had it.
     
  18. lesrhorer

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    Leased TiVo sent back and a 6T Premiere put in its place. I still much prefer my Series III TiVos, but it gets the job done. Mostly.
     
  19. Dan203

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    You should look for a Roamio or Bolt. They have a much better user experience than the Premiere. The Premiere is probably the worst TiVo ever made.
     
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  20. lesrhorer

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    Hard to argue that, although I would nominate the Series II. At least the Premiere has SD menus, though, and it was cheap, even with Lifetime service.
     

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