You can't see this because I have black tape over my laptop camera lens and you're probably not CIA anyway, but I'm throwing you a kiss. There, one of my kids is also.as soon as I have some free time I'm going to finally get this ported over to Mac as well.
So downloading ts has the advantage of handling captioning better, and is the ONLY choice with mpeg4 channels, but otherwise we are better off downloading ps for multi-use (back to Tivo and also for other players) archiving. Is that a fair statement?Transport streams ... could have some buffer issues.
I knew it was going to be more complicated than that.TS also is better able to get pass transmission errors. In some cases when there is an error in the recording and you try to download as PS the transfer will just stop when it hits the error. TS can usually get past the error and transfer the whole show.
So you're not dissuading me from going to ps in all non-mpeg4 cases where I'm willing to forgo best odds at good captions, since if there's download failure due to transmission error I can simply re-download as ts (whereas if there's buffer-induced glitches via ts the download is "successful" and I simply don't know until years later when I play back).I've run into recordings that go both ways. Ones that wont transfer as PS and ones that wont transfer as TS. In every case the other option always worked.
This has been useful. Thanks. You're inside here; maybe these digressive messages should be moved to an appropriate thread (if it exists, I don't remember such a productive discussion) or a new thread created "transport streams vs. program streams" or something, to get them out of the way of your remarkable pyTivo magnum opus.You guys are correct. If TS fails it could be in the form of a glitch that you don't notice until you play the file. If PS fails it's immediate.
Do what you want, but from a user pov it's pretty trivial. Lots of developers don't want to sign up with Apple so any Mac user who's likely to be interested in this kind of software pretty much does the install on mental autopilot.The way it works now you essentially have to turn GateKeeper off just to install and it doesn't give you instructions on how to do that, so I worry that will deter people from using the app.
At least you had RS232. My original-run Apple II did not and I had to rig a brute force connection for my first salvaged teletype. Plus write my own ascii-to-baudot code. The good old days....my *FIRST* printer was an old 150+ lb teletype machine; 300 baud RS-232...
It's to our advantage as users and we should be grateful. By degrading the user experience towards the awful norm, Rivo has made using one of those other devices less painful. With those other devices getting better and better (by a little) and Rivo getting worse (by a lot) we're moving towards a wonderful user universe of choices all about the same: much simpler world.It's a giant leap backwards. How on earth did this crap get approved?
I toggle my Bolts between static and hdcp when this happens every once in awhile and they pop right back. I'd like to find out why but I'm always in a hurry when it happens so I just do the voodoo.Nope, all wired.
The brute force copying from a working Mojave continues to work fine, I just have this nagging fear I overlooked something that could bite me someday.I think the reason you are having problems is Catalina is 64 bit system vs a 32 bit system.
Works on Catalina for me, as I previously noted. I am having very minor issues but I think they are coincidental and not caused by Catalina itself.I just don't have the time, or motivation, to fix it. And even if I did my Mac will only go up to High Sierra
Understood.it was basically impossible cram them all into a single file, so the installer just made more sense.
No one here answered my question about the brute force copying. It seems to work for me. I'm running with Catalina by just copying the whole Desktop pyTivo folder in the Applications folder from a working Mojave system over to Catalina and reconfiguring paths to match the new environment. I think the option to autostart was available only during the original installation, I don't see an option to add that after the fact, so I set that up manually also. Seems to work alright.I have Mac Catalina and also Paralels with Windows 10 and am having no luck with either on in regards to PyTivo. Is there any where to get the files in order to do a "brute force copy". I'm actually moving to a place where they do not have Xfinity access so I'm going to have to sell my Tivo boxes but I'm hoping to pull all the videos off of them first.
That could only be done with the permission of the developer and because he's using products with restrictions from other developers he might be reluctant. But you could ask.desktop pyTivo folder that can be posted online or something like that so guys like me with Catalina can download it and use pyTivo? The installer is what is holding me up
Kmttg works fine on my PowerBook under Catalina. It's been years since I set it up but my advice in general would be don't rush, even though there are only a few steps. It helps if you understand what you're doing but when I don't (which can be quite often with this kind of thing) I just go painfully slow and double/triple check everything as I go.no luck with [kmttg on] my MacBook Air