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Topic # 59186 29-Mar-2010 19:28
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Just installed it, to see how good it is (I have issues with Tivo Desktop).
I started to upload a program from the TiVo to my desktop PC wirelessly.
It started at 21:42 Sunday Evening and is still goint at 21:23 Monday evening.
In that time is has downloaded 2.135gb out of a total of 4.69gb. and now shows 0.1Mbps.

So, wireless is not the way to go, unless anyone can give me a suggestion.

I cannot run an ethernet cable from the TiVo box to the router.
Do you think Powerline would be significantly better.

Any other suggestions other than kmttg?




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
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149 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 312581 29-Mar-2010 20:41
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I run kmttg and you need a few special settings to make it work.

1. Wireless is definetly not the way to go, to make it worth your while you'll need to run ethernet to the TiVo somehow, or simply wait for the long transfer times.  However I'm not sure it should be showing 0.1 Mbps.

2. For NZ TiVos you'll need to make sure you have the following option set in your kmttg
- Program Options - Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format
- make sure TiVo desktop isn't running (it's a service to you'll have to disable it by right lcicking the TiVo Desktop icon and selecting disable, or uninstalling it

3. Do you want to decrypt the files, strip out the ads and compress into MP4 or MKV?

If so then you'll need VideoReDo the latest version that allows editinig of H.264 files.

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  Reply # 312583 29-Mar-2010 20:45
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Also just looking on the kmttg website I see the tivodecode now support TS stream TiVo files, will try on something tonoght and see if it works.



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  Reply # 312593 29-Mar-2010 21:09
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1. Wireless is definetly not the way to go, to make it worth your while you'll need to run ethernet to the TiVo somehow, or simply wait for the long transfer times.  However I'm not sure it should be showing 0.1 Mbps.

2. For NZ TiVos you'll need to make sure you have the following option set in your kmttg
- Program Options - Download TiVo files in Transport Stream format
- make sure TiVo desktop isn't running (it's a service to you'll have to disable it by right lcicking the TiVo Desktop icon and selecting disable, or uninstalling it

3. Do you want to decrypt the files, strip out the ads and compress into MP4 or MKV?

If so then you'll need VideoReDo the latest version that allows editinig of H.264 files.


I am downloading in Transport Stram format. The wiki mentions that this should be done for NZ/AUS.
I have paused the server.
After looking again at the status, I think it has stopped and only the elapsed time is increasing.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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  Reply # 312596 29-Mar-2010 21:14
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If you can test with a wired cable just for testing purposes only, that will rule out whether its a program configuration issue, or simply your wireless not performing well.



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  Reply # 312597 29-Mar-2010 21:14
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Started a completely new upload to the PC with no changes to settings.
In the first few minutes the status shows 9.7 to 11.3Mbps (via wireless). Total size is 2.35GB so it will be interesting to see how far it has got in the morning.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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  Reply # 312614 29-Mar-2010 21:43
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Total time to download the 2.35Gb was 32 minutes.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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  Reply # 312664 29-Mar-2010 22:54
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Good work! Maybe it was the TiVo Desktop Service, I'm fairly sure it needs to be turned off as it tries to connect to the Web Service which kmttg uses to get the files.

Check out tivodecode now so you can archive programs without having to watch them with a TiVo codec!




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  Reply # 312713 30-Mar-2010 07:46
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uktuatara...
3. Do you want to decrypt the files, strip out the ads and compress into MP4 or MKV?

a) I have now switched on Decrypt which I understand then uses tivodecode.
b) Stripping out the ads - how good is it at doing this (in your opinion)?
c) How do you get kmttg to compress into MP4 or MKV (MKV I will have to find out about as I haven't heard of it).




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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  Reply # 312723 30-Mar-2010 08:33
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You can uninstall tivo desktop if you do not use it (e.g. if you use pytivo instead).  The key info you need for kmttg to access the tivo is still stored in the registry after a uninstall.

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  Reply # 312751 30-Mar-2010 10:06
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the ad skipping is ok, now I don't have to use VideoReDo (which I was using to do the ad cropping manually) I will be on the hunt for a free alternative.  Comskip seems to handle things okay have a look at this thread for further info for tweaking for NZ.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=26443

I always prefer manual ad cropping, I have never ofund anything that does it perfectly.

If you install Handbrake into the Handbrake folder then you can use that to automatcally encode to the style you like.

Also, have a check but I think you need the TiVo Desktop installed so that tivodecode can use the DLLs for the de-cryption - having said that I don't know where I got that information from and asince haven;t been able to locate where I read that. Test is out.

If I could find a decent auto ad crop then I'd get kmttg to do all the work automatically.

MKV is just a container, the actual files are endoed H.264/AAC in my encoding profile.

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  Reply # 313745 1-Apr-2010 09:53
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I downloaded and installed kmttg last evening, it is very cool!
Installation was very simple (macbook running 10.6, used the Intel specific parts).
Connected via wireless with TiVo to new G router.
Enter MAK key, and there's the list of all recorded programmes.
Successfully transferred and (re)encoded a programme, plays in VLC.

Cheers,
Joseph



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  Reply # 316804 10-Apr-2010 15:15
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If you install Handbrake into the Handbrake folder then you can use that to automatcally encode to the style you like.


I have installed Handdbrake and can run it manually.
How do you get kmttg to do it automatically?




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
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  Reply # 316873 10-Apr-2010 20:15
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Go into Program Options and make sure you have the path to handbrak set up, then in the encoding profiles drop down select one that has 'hb' at the start. See extract from Google Code page below

"handbrake (optional)

* If you plan on re-encoding mpeg2 files to a different format using kmttg and handbrake encoding profiles then you should define here the full path to HandBrakeCLI here. All the kmttg pre-defined encoding profiles starting with ?hb_? use handbrake as their encoding engine.
* NOTE: For Windows users handbrake is included as part of the tools zip file."



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  Reply # 316877 10-Apr-2010 20:45
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Thank you.




PC: HP ProBook 470G1 (Windows 10 Pro), Intel NUC7I5BNH (Windows 10 Home), Macbook Air (Mid 2013)
Net: Draytek Vigor 130 Modem (VDSL) in bridge mode to Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite-3, 2 x Grandstream GWN7610
Storage: Synology DS216play NAS, 2 x 6TB
Media: HDHomeRun Connect, 4 x Amazon FireTV, TiVo, Echo, Dot, Spot, Broadlink RM Pro+
TV: 2 x Samsung H6400 55" LED TV, Panasonic TH-P50G10Z 50" Plasma TV (Great picture, no smarts, just old), DMR-PWT530GZ Blu-ray Recorder (Rubbish!)
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Huawei P10 Lite
Wearable: Gear S3 Frontier


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