SOAK--Windows Tasks and direct show filter

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by lew, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

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    I used windows task manager (KMTTG user) to create autoskip from skip mode and to process my auto transfer jobs. I used the direct show filters, using video redo to decrypt.

    In setting up for the fall season I discovered by my windows task jobs went missing. VRD said the tivo desktop files are missing.

    I reinstalled Dan's pytivo and sovled that problem I'm working on the 2 windows tasks.
    Does anyone know what could have caused the issue? Automatic windows upgrades?
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Every single major update in Windows 10 kills off the TiVo Desktop DirectShow filters requiring you to re-install them manually. Has happened to me with several Win 10 updates.
     
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  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah. The encryption used to store the MAK in the registry gets screwed up after every update. There is a small CLI app in the pyTivo install directory called tivomak.exe that is used to set it. If you call it like so from a command line it'll reset the MAK without having to reinstall...

    Code:
    tivomak.exe -set {MAK HERE}
    
     
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  4. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

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    First time it happened to me. I guess it also wiped out my tasks.
     

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