Step Six: Setting up your Video Share
This is where we show pyTivo where our Movies are so they can be downloaded to our TiVos! We are getting very close now....
1.Launch the pyTivo configuration webpage here: http://localhost:9032/TiVoConnect?Command=Settings&Container=Settings
2.That brings up the webpage that will help you complete the setup. Once the "Config" webpage is open you will need to click on the button that says: "Add Section". This will open the "Add Section" window.
3. In the top field of the "Add Section" window that opens, enter whatever you would like the folder to be called on your Tivo. I chose to use "Movies" since that's the name of the folder I'm using. Hit "Save Changes" to save pyTivo. Once it relaunches you are ready for the next step.
4. A new "Movies" section should appear in the left pane of the pyTivo web config tool. Click on that to select it (see pic). A new set of text entry boxes will then appear.
5. Enter the TYPE of share you are creating In the first box down labeled "type" (see pic) you will enter the word "video" (no quotes of course and in lower case)
6. In the next box down labeled "path" you will enter the path to the Movies folder on your Mac. In my case the path is: /Users/bareyb/Movies.
Note: If you are unclear about what the path is you can click on the folder and the path will be shown at the bottom of the window on your Mac (see pic below). Don't use the part that says "Macintosh HD" and simply start with "/Users".
7. Once you have entered the text into those three fields, hit the "SAVE CHANGES" button in the web config tool. When it comes back up, restart pyTivo to make sure all the changes took effect. It should look something like this"
8. Next you should put some videos into the Movies folder on your Mac if you haven't already. Put something in there you know works...
9. Lastly, check the bottom of your "Now Playing List" aka "Your Shows" on your Tivo boxes and see if there is a nifty little icon that looks like a Computer with the name "Movies" next to it.
If so, SUCCESS! Right Arrow and the The Videos you placed in the Movies folder on your Mac should be visible. These are now available to TRANSFER to your Tivo Boxes. They transfer faster than real time, so you can watch them as they download! Once they complete the transfer to your Tivo, they will reside on your TiVo Hard Drive along with your other shows. Free to watch or delete at will. You can even use MRV to transfer them from one Tivo to another. How cool is that? If you would like to make your Music folder available to your Tivo too, stay tuned, it's a piece of cake, or should I say py?
You will need to have your Computer and pyTivo up and running for all of this to work of course. If you log out or shut down, there will not be any videos available on your Tivo for Transfer until you relaunch pyTivo again.
Congratulations! You have just installed a basic pyTivo video server on your Mac! There are a couple very easy methods for launching pyTivo automatically and/or running pyTivo in the background that I will get to later. For now if you quit Terminal, you will need to re-enter the code that launches pyTivo again.
To restart pyTivo copy the "launch code" (below) and paste it into the Terminal window again: