Advertisements Download or see complete readme description and instructions ***here***. Note: With ver. 0.80 now supports TV Suite 4 with MPEG4 outputs and profiles. See **this**. WHAT IS IT? A free utility program for TiVo-to-Go (e.g., TiVo Desktop or TiVoPlaylist) users who use VideoReDo (Plus or TV Suite) for editing transferred TiVo files. It runs on a Windows computer with VideoReDo (VRD) and TiVo Desktop installed (for registry settings only). TVAP detects TiVo files being transferred and, when transfer completes, it automatically and silently runs VideoReDo processes on the files as configured by the operator in the program GUI. QuickStream Fix (QSF) and/or Ad Detective scans ("Ad Scans")may be run. Optionally, all three file types (.TiVo, QSF outputs and Ad Scan outputs) are moved automatically to specified folders after processing is completed, or the original .TiVo file is deleted. Output file types of MPEG2 (.mpg), DVD-VOB (.mpg), DVR-MS (.dvr-ms), TS (*.ts) and TiVo (.tivo) are supported. ALL configuration is via the GUI - NO MANUALLY PREPARED CONFIGURATION FILES ARE REQUIRED! You can also select a .TiVo file and click a button to launch the "normal" (interactive GUI) version of VideoReDo (Plus or TV Suite) with the file loaded. This allows you to set Ad Detective parameters or just to preview the video (or anything else VRD can do). Several metadata items are read from the TiVo files (e.g., Description, Genre, Subtitle/Episode, Episode #, Movie Year, Recording Date/Time). These are displayed by right-clicking on the file in the GUI file list and some of them are inserted in DVR-MS output files. pyTivo metaData files are automatically generated and paired with output MPEG2 files. TVAP will run a batch file of your creation after processing each .mpg, .dvr-ms or .ts file -- this is typically used to run HandBrake to create a .mp4 version. You can configure to produce a project (.vprj) file with automatic (Ad Detective or ComSkip) cuts as your output file. TVAP remembers this and displays a status of "AWAITING CUTS" for this video. Then if you later review this project and save it with your modified cuts, TVAP will automatically call VRD to produce the final edited output video with YOUR cuts. For videos that are awaiting cuts the "Run VideoReDo" button will load the project file, ready for you to review and modify the cuts. You have the option of using ComSkip for commercial detection instead of the VideoReDo Ad Detective. Read the "Things to Know" section and the Change Log at the end of the TVAP-readme.txt file for more details. THE BOILERPLATE: VideoReDo is a trademark of DRD Systems, Inc. TiVo is a trademark of TiVo, Inc. TVAP is free and is not an official product of either VRD or TiVo, neither of which are providing support for it, nor do they officially endorse it. FEATURES: - GUI Selection of VRD operations: Default and individual settings for each TiVo file. Specific files may also be "blocked", so no processing occurs. - GUI selection of whether DVD-VOB, MPEG2, DRV-MS or TiVo output file format is produced. - GUI selection of whether Ad Scan produces only the project (.vprj) file or automatically applies the cuts to produce a final edited output file. - On first startup, reads the Desktop TiVo transfer folder from the Windows Registry. If not detected, prompts the operator to select the folder to be monitored. - Can launch independent GUI version of VideoReDo with TVAP-selected .TiVo file loaded. - Totally automatic operation with real-time configuration allowed. - Status of all .TiVo files in the transfer folder and all configuration settings, are maintained in an XML data file between program runs, automatically updated on startup. - Maintains and displays a log file of processing actions. - Shows file name, current processing action, and progress bar for VRD processes and file moves. - Many tooltip hints. - Does not modify Windows Registry. - TVAP is lightweight: Uses less than 20MB of memory exclusive of VRD requirements. Uses less than 1% of processor time when just monitoring for .TiVo transfers. - Minimizes to system tray. - File Folder in .vprj file created by Ad Scan is automatically modified if the scanned file was moved by TVAP (otherwise the .vprj file cannot be opened by VRD). - For mpeg2 outputs, automatically generates a text metadata file that will automatically be used by pyTivo transcoding server (http://pyTivo.armooo.net) to attach metadata to files served back from pc to TiVo. - For mpeg2, TS or dvr-ms outputs, if you place a batch file named TVAPpostProcess.bat or TVAPpostProcess.cmd in the final destination directory TVAP will run the batch file upon completion of VRD processing. The filename WITHOUT the extension and without the path is passed as the argument to this batch file. No configuration is necessary -- if the batch file is there it will be run. - Integrated option to use ComSkip for commercial detection. HOW TO GET IT: VideoReDo has graciously allowed me to host the program on their FTP site. Point your browser to ftp://upload:firstname.lastname@example.org/VRD Add-Ons/TiVo-VideoReDo-AutoProcessor/ Click on the TVAP-readme.txt file to learn more, then click on the latest Windows installer file (setupTVAP###.exe) to download it -- the readme file will be installed in the installation folder. Post here or PM me for questions or problems -- BUT please read the complete readme file first, particularly the "THINGS TO KNOW" section.! I hope TVAP is of some use to you!