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Software to convert TIVO files to Mpeg

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by phughes200, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Oct 3, 2015 #1 of 64
    phughes200

    phughes200 Member

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    Any recommendations for a program to convert TIVO files to MPEG? Would prefer free and able to run on Windows.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2015 #2 of 64
    BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    KMTTG is great. The interface has a small learning curve but it has lots of useful features.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2015 #3 of 64
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    TivoDecode is what is used by KMTTG. It can be used without by the included GUI program.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2015 #4 of 64
    Teeps

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    Is there any advantage to first downloading the .tivo file to a PC.
    Then as a second operation, use TivoDecode to decrypt?
     
  5. Oct 4, 2015 #5 of 64
    lpwcomp

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    That's the usual procedure. kmttg (at least least 1.x) does have an option to combine download and tivodecode decrypt, but it's always been problematic and is not recommended.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2015 #6 of 64
    phughes200

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    I have had problems with KTTMG. Can TivoDecode be run in Windows?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2015 #7 of 64
    lpwcomp

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    Yes.

    There's also tivolibre.

    Exactly what problems have you had with kmttg?
     
  8. Oct 4, 2015 #8 of 64
    phughes200

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    This is the error message I am getting:

    C:\Users\phugh\Downloads\kmttg_v2.0s\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --no-verify --out "D:\My TiVo Recordings\New folder\Unit One (Recorded Aug 2, 2015, WTVIDT2) (2).mpg" "D:\My TiVo Recordings\Unit One (Recorded Aug 2, 2015, WTVIDT2) (2).TiVo"

    tivodecode failed (exit code: 10 ) - check command: C:\Users\phugh\Downloads\kmttg_v2.0s\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe --mak MAK --no-verify --out "D:\My TiVo Recordings\New folder\Unit One (Recorded Aug 2, 2015, WTVIDT2) (2).mpg" "D:\My TiVo Recordings\Unit One (Recorded Aug 2, 2015, WTVIDT2) (2).TiVo"

    TiVo Private Data : Unmatched Stream ID: No error

    ts_handle_tivo_private_data failed: No error

    processing frame: No error

    Encryption by QUALCOMM ;)
     
  9. Oct 4, 2015 #9 of 64
    Teeps

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    Problematic?
    I'm using kmttg 2.0s in that very configuration, Decrypt and QSfix are both checked.

    What problems have you encountered using download & decrypt routine?
     
  10. moyekj

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    You're trying to use tivodecode with a TS .TiVo file is the problem here. You can configure kmttg to use tivolibre or DirectShow under config-Program Options for decryption instead and it will work fine.
     
  11. justen_m

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    Looks like your kmttg is downloading things in Transport Stream format? tivodecode doesn't work with TS format. I think you need to use PS format.

    In kmttg, go to File->Configure->Program Options and uncheck Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format.
     
  12. moyekj

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    Alternatively with latest versions of kmttg you can just enable tivolibre for decrypt which works with either TS or PS .TiVo files.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    Do you have the "Combine download and tivodecode decrypt" option checked?
     
  14. Teeps

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    Yes.

    Again, it seems to work fine for me.
    The files processed by kmttg come out as .mpg, I then use VideoRedo to edit the commercials.
    Never had a problem, that I know of...
     
  15. justen_m

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    tivolibre... is that the java version of tivodecode I saw mentioned somewhere? You incorporated it into kmttg? I am guessing yes because I just turned on TS download and tivolibre decrypt (kmttg v2.0s) and it works on my Linux box. Cool. The download is a real bottleneck and using TS over PS is significantly faster. Thanks.
     
  16. phughes200

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    Somehow I screwed up my settings.

    I use to be able to click on kmttg.jar to execute the kmttg program. Now that does not work. What program should I be using to execute this file?
     
  17. moyekj

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    Thanks to fflewddur and his Java port of TivoDecode
     
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    You need latest Oracle Java 8 release installed.
     
  19. lpwcomp

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    And you do not have the "Decrypt using VideoRedo instead of tivodecode" option checked?
     
  20. Teeps

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    Correct.
    VideoRedo is not used to decrypt .tivo files.

    kmttg:
    On the videoredo tab, I have first and last boxes checked.
    First box, enables videoredo
    Last box, only allows 1 VDR operation at a time.

    On the programs tab, all programs are default for kmttg 2.0s.
    first line on the list is tivodecode = C:\kmttg\tivodecode\tivodecode.exe

    I'm a very basic user of both kmttg and videoredo.
    Off load tivo files, decrypt, edit commercials (manually.)
    I find the addcut (kmttg) and ad detective (videored) services totally lacking in their ability to accurately cut all the commercials out, not to mention taking a very very long time.
    I can edit a 60 min program in under 2 minutes manually.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015

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