Thanks for that move. Makes it easier and more transparent, in the end.And I moved the pytivo.conf file to the AppData folder on Windows so that we wont have the weird permissions issues trying to keep it in the install folder. (existing installs will copy it automatically)
I've exercised restraint asking about the status, Dan, as you had said that work was busy . . . . But, looking forward--I'm currently working on a new UI for it which includes the transfer from TiVo part. The current version only allows that via the web interface which isn't 100% functional due to a TiVo bug that causes it's pagination to fail is you have a lot of streaming One Passes.
The current version is most useful for sharing stuff from your PC to you TiVo. The next version will include the interface for transferring from the TiVo to the PC.
I haven't installed yet, but for some of us who are TS-understanding challenged, it might make sense to put some warning, etc. there, if not there already.So you had all 3 boxes checked? That's the problem. The version of tivodecode I include with the package doesn't work with TS files. So you can't have both the TS option and the decrypt options checked at the same time.
In the next release I'm going to update the version of tivodecode I include in the package so this isn't an issue. Although from what I understand the version of tivodecode that supports ts is not 100% and can introduce some corruption into the file, so it's probably still not something that should be used. But at least it wont crash.
And so, that would be the equivalent of an auto-archive, which could be handy for shows that you know you want to archive. Would be handy.I thinking about possible feature enhancements going forward and I'm wondering if there is anything you guys wish this did that it doesn't do now?
One idea I had was automatic downloads. So you could set up a series to automatically download new episodes to your PC when they completed. Not sure how useful that would be to people, but I think it would be relatively easy to do.
I feel your pain, with similar over wireless. I swear, my router just wants a nice, slow, good life . . . .I guess that's the difference that 12-14 years of hardware makes! Getting a transfer rate of 300-500Mbps and calling it decent, vs you blowing my mind with that kind of speed I'm getting roughly 3Mbs and 5-6Mbps from my different Series 2s.
Thanks, Dan. For some reason, in my first use of the program on a folder of 4 shows, only 1 metadata file was created. This may have been a result of my laptop having gone to sleep in the course of the downloads (I'm now using a small utility to keep the laptop live, when using the program) and my re-queueing the shows for download--the downloading of a separate folder without interruption has gone smoothly, with all the metadata files being created.The decryption happens on the fly now, so there is no .tivo file to save.
Yes it creates a .txt file with the metadata in the format that pyTivo uses for return. So if you check this option and the decrypt option you'll still have all the info you need to return the file back to your TiVo.
Thanks, Dan, that's helpful. And so decrypting is more than just an "unlock" of the file.There are reports that the decryption process can introduce small glitches into the video that are not there when playing the original .tivo file. But I'm not sure how frequent they are. I personally always just download as .tio and then edit in VideoReDo, which uses a different method for decryption and doesn't seem to cause the same glitches.
Ah, and so the plot thickens, lol.The glitches, if any, are there on the .tivo file if you download in TS mode. They're almost certainly created by the TiVo when it transmits the file and is possibly some kind of weird timing issue as the glitch usually moves if you redo the download. VRD handles them better than tivolibre, at least IMHO.
Thanks, Dan, and for the reminder of the network traffic consideration--my networking speed is so sucky that best not multi-thread.The downloads are threaded so you can download and upload simultaneously. However the more network traffic you have the slower it's all going to be, so keep that in mind.
As for decrypting... if you're just archiving for laster upload to a TiVo there is really no reason to decrypt. And if you do need decrypted files later you can always run tivolibre manually.