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    Sticky: I need 6.3b for one of my tivos. Can someone: ...

    I need 6.3b for one of my tivos. Can someone:

    1. take pity and point me to the slices?

    or

    2. tell me how to put the slices from my two upgraded tivos on my un-upgraded tivo? I can see...
  2. Shahar (Prish) is probably very, very busy at...

    Shahar (Prish) is probably very, very busy at work. He has a huge (HUGE) gold date coming up and he and team are probably sleeping under their desks. I'm sure when he comes up for air in January,...
  3. Weird: 1 of 4 TiVos shows "0% Encoded"

    Hey, gang,

    I recently got 2 new HD Tivos (fun!), so I have 4 "Sources" set up for etivo right now (2 old, 2 new).

    I'm getting some strange errors with one of the HD Tivos, though:

    - when...
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    2 DTivos die within 72 hrs of hacking

    I could be paranoid and certainly am inept (more gently: out of practice) at tivo hacking, but...

    Both of my hacked DTivos became permanently stuck at "Welcome. Powering Up." approximately 72...
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    Anyone else having *severe* instability issues...

    Anyone else having *severe* instability issues with patched 3.5? My DTivos ran well for 72 - 96 hours before getting stuck at "Welcome. Powering Up..."

    Neither has any detectible hard drive...
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    Recover CSO keys for the Cubs?

    I've screwed myself royally with csoscout on one, crucial recording as I re-enabled all my hacks / kernel patches after 3.5 on my S1 Dtivo.

    That recording: Game 3 of White Sox v Cubs on 7/2/06,...
  7. Shahar, I reinstalled and that particular...

    Shahar,

    I reinstalled and that particular error has gone away. Could then delete the video source with no probs.

    But,

    I'm getting an error box when I test the tivo configuration on this...
  8. Shahar, I'm getting an "unhandled exception" on a...

    Shahar, I'm getting an "unhandled exception" on a new install of 1821, where: I've just installed the software, service has not yet been started for the first time, settings are all the same as...
  9. Poll: Hmmm, problem on machine #2 -- how do I reset...

    Hmmm, problem on machine #2 -- how do I reset the acctivo database (so as to start fresh). Sure, I could just re-install, but I'd like to know a little more about how it works. Thanks.

    (and...
  10. You found it, but...also in the tivo...

    You found it, but...also in the tivo configuration utility (second tab) for those who don't want to edit the xml.
  11. Dude, you nailed it. My old-and-creaky...

    Dude, you nailed it. My old-and-creaky installation of tyshow was the culprit on machine 1, and I didn't have it installed on machine 2. Now totally back in business.

    Thanks, man -- looking...
  12. See above (or mods: kill this). Thx

    See above (or mods: kill this). Thx
  13. Well, almost back... Getting some strange...

    Well, almost back...

    Getting some strange encoder errors after fetching:
    Could not run encoder. Error: Calling remote encoder failed with: Encoder failed: Remote encoder encountered an error. ...
  14. Poll: Love the look or AccTivo -- beautiful! Can get...

    Love the look or AccTivo -- beautiful!

    Can get it to run on my server machine, but...

    On my laptop, it hangs on initial run with the 4-color AccTivo box in center of the screen and AccTivo...
  15. Groundhog day moment... looked up my old post and...

    Groundhog day moment... looked up my old post and found that the MS aspnet installation / registration was all that I needed.

    Back in bid-ness!
  16. back in etivo saddle, or almost

    Shahar and the gang, hello: I've been away from this thread since last summer and so much has changed -- congrats to all for such great product!

    I've cleaned up the cobwebs of versions past and...
  17. I had zero problems with previous software. ...

    I had zero problems with previous software. Sorry that others did. No doubt bugs were serious for some. I likely should have qualified that mine are series 1 DTivos. We are in diminishing returns...
  18. I'm getting pretty freaking tired of...

    I'm getting pretty freaking tired of re-installing all my hacks for these new versions -- time to do a search on this site and figure out how to lock down the TiVo for upgrades yet make sure it still...
  19. I'll work through these when I return home this...

    I'll work through these when I return home this weekend and help get some answers.



    No, I didn't -- my vendor days have ended. I'll PM you with new contact info.

    Cheers,

    gobs
  20. I've just had to re-install XP (again... bios...

    I've just had to re-install XP (again... bios problem with prescott cpu / springdale chipset that makes sp2 hang) so I have a clean system to test.

    How would you recommend I test this to be...
  21. wish list?

    Shahar,

    While we're in a development mode (note the we?)...I wonder if this is a bug report or a feature request or a user error but...

    When I reboot, there is a considerable pause as the etivo...
  22. OK, Masnark, tell your house guests that they...

    OK, Masnark, tell your house guests that they need to start helping you dev and test (they are .Net compliant guests, right?) or they won't get any beer on Thursdays and/or they'll have to dogfood...
  23. Desh, My hotel (I'm here a lot, but not last...

    Desh,

    My hotel (I'm here a lot, but not last week...) suddenly started blocking certain ports. So, when I could RD in and change them up a bit, such that the external port is now <1000, I'm back...
  24. Guys, I just had to swap routers and I've...

    Guys,

    I just had to swap routers and I've somehow lost the ability to reach my etivoweb server (on IIS) through my firewall.

    I use a special port, xxx, internally, and had previously set up...
  25. Back to the showed/originally aired dates issue

    OK, got back from the West Coast and now better able to grab all the pieces here...

    Attached is my log, and a before and after look at the etivo manual queuing pages.

    Stopped etiov, cleaned out...
  26. Desh, it sounds very cool. But it requires...

    Desh, it sounds very cool. But it requires Windows Server 2003, right? Pricing for Windows Server 2003 is a little steep for home users..

    If, however, you can download the snap-ins for XP/2000,...
  27. Hey, don't get me wrong: I've said it before --...

    Hey, don't get me wrong: I've said it before -- this is the best tool on the Tivo platform in a very, very long time. It is easily my favorite and I'm in love.

    The last part of what I said was...
  28. Chief, there is nothing that ends in .log (of...

    Chief, there is nothing that ends in .log (of course I looked before I posted), there are only etivolib.dll, etivosrv.exe, etivosrv.exe.config, etivosrv.installstate, etivosrv.pdb (is this it???),...
  29. can do -- just point me to the log? Also, did...

    can do -- just point me to the log?

    Also, did you see my prev note: is it possible to key on the "showed on" date (that's what Tivoweb calls it) -- also part of the mfs_ftp filename, so...
  30. following up

    following up on my post above:
    1. did a clean install of latest etivo
    2. cleaned out the data directory
    3. started etivo
    4. grabbed the most recent episode of screen savers, o'reilly under manual...
  31. recurring shows v. one-time shows

    Ok, back after some traveling. Here's the deal:
    1. 100% correlation b/t mfsftp and tivo
    2. when you clean out the data directory, some improvement
    3. Recurring shows appear to be troublesome...
  32. two things...

    1. How do you stop Etivo from running? It runs at boot and won't die in process list.

    2. Etivo show listings are only 90% correlated with my "Now Showing" -- recent episodes of The Screen Savers...
  33. tyshow did the trick

    tyshow did the trick
  34. well, this one has me stumped

    Got all the .net and aspx working, installed windows media encoder, but now getting encoding failures.

    Fetch works fine, but encoding fails with: Remote encoder encountered an error.

    Isn't a...
  35. for those doing a clean install..

    Had a totally different error message, as I just did a clean windows install (new PC) and could not get etivoserver working for the life of me.

    Thought "what the hell" and sure 'nuff, this...
  36. I recommend Orenosp highly. It is a little...

    I recommend Orenosp highly. It is a little obscure and has become more complex, but I use an earlier version that just rocks. Https in with a password, then it forwards your packets directly...
  37. This just rocks -- well done!

    This long-time tivo futzer was blown away with mfs_ftp, shell-shocked by tytool, and now has run out of descriptors for etiVo -- it is simply tremendous!!

    I'm on the road all the time, so the...
  38. Okay, I'm glad Riley took my trollish bait and...

    Okay, I'm glad Riley took my trollish bait and owned up on what I was sure was awesome hack! A gambit, to be sure.

    However, I lost all hope of replicating it when he spilled the details. I'd...
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    We still need to break the 100 pages-of-replies...

    We still need to break the 100 pages-of-replies mark on one of these TyTool threads, so Josh has to wait a few days until that happens. If it does, I think it will be a first for the board??

    If...
  40. one more thing....

    Just doing the math here on whether this was actually cost effective on a per gigabyte basis.... Note: this is highly sensitive to current media prices and hard drive prices, so don't bother...
  41. another options for kids movies...

    I bought a 400 DVD sony changer, in which I threw all the kids DVDs (and am now stuffing it with DVDs burned via TyTools..).

    No more scratched DVDs -- kids/babysitters can pick movies via the...
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    Feedback: Nero Showtime works with vmgm

    Guys, just a bit of feedback:

    I had been using PowerDVD with my TyTool-created DVDs until I got a new Sony DVD Changer and had to start using -vmgm.

    Randomly, I decided to check the Nero site...
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    Pleasantly Surprised

    I have burned a good 50+ shows/games/movies to DVDs, so I thought I knew my stuff here, but....

    I just realized that Dolby Digital programs will (WILL!) work with Josh's tool. I had just assumed...
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    OK, that makes me feel better -- if the master...

    OK, that makes me feel better -- if the master doesn't have a quick-and-dirty algorithm, I am breathing a sigh of relief!

    I just used successive approximations, and I'll post this just in case...
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    OK, can anyone tell me the math to convert frames...

    OK, can anyone tell me the math to convert frames (FRM, as reported by GOP editor) to chunks?

    I've searched and can't find it. Somebody give me a stocking stuffer here and crack the code......
  46. Eastwind, Excellent points (and Riley, no...

    Eastwind,

    Excellent points (and Riley, no comment from you?).

    Padding could be specified by the cut-list-poster, and perhaps translated into a padding-free cut list, too at some point. The...
  47. Edit once, help many

    This suggestion will require some research, which I'll outline after..

    What if the editor program could save a cut list and upload said list to a "tivo central cut list" ftp/database.

    Then...
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    Re: Run TyTool in the Background

    OMG, I am LOL at your sig -- that is hilarious.
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    sloppy seconds

    If anyone buys a cache card and wants > $30 for their old turbonet, either sell it here or tell us that you're selling it on ebay. I know there will be more than just me in the interested column!
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    Pete, you'll notice I didn't mention anyone by...

    Pete, you'll notice I didn't mention anyone by name. I've found Toddler's material to be great, and I've enjoyed threads from Fred and Bubble, too.

    People come to this thread for different...
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    Community announcement

    I normally like tuning in to this thread to see what Josh is up to.

    I would like to mention to others that there is an "ignore user" feature on this board which will allow you to tune someone out...
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    Re: Combine

    ]

    Your question got lost in a sea of "i'm not flaming" flames...

    I believe Josh is working on this feature -- it is possible to do using DVDAuthor, which is a utility that TyTool uses to...
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    OK, Josh I'll fess up here: when I prattled about...

    OK, Josh I'll fess up here: when I prattled about the cool DVD Author menu nav stuff you could set up, this was pretty much why: to make DVDs for the kids.

    Could you include (in that option you...
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    Josh, along those lines, there are some cool...

    Josh, along those lines, there are some cool things you can do with the template files for DVD Author -- like setting up pauses between chapters/vobs, setting up the branching, etc.

    I glanced at...
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    Can you do scripts with Putty so as to fire up...

    Can you do scripts with Putty so as to fire up tserver automatically? I didn't see a scripting tool on that site.
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    While Fred and Andy debate the merits of color...

    While Fred and Andy debate the merits of color and the length of tivo programs we edit <grin> might I .renew a suggestion.

    Once I have made a cut and it is in the list, I rarely refer back to it....
  57. Greek, I think you're totally right. I've also...

    Greek, I think you're totally right. I've also enjoyed that with no thumbs up ratings, it doesn't record tons of crap. Perhaps I'll just go one step further and turn off suggestions....

    Any...
  58. The difference is amazing, and clearly I'd love...

    The difference is amazing, and clearly I'd love to have this speed *forever*, so:

    - is it worth testing this in a systematic way to see what drives a "slowdown"?
    (to me, yes; to others, weigh...
  59. "clean" dtivo easily 100% "faster" -- why so?

    Gang,

    I just got done recovering from a major hardware crash on my DTivo.

    I had no mfstools backup, so lost everything and had to start with a completely new image. Also had to go to one drive...
  60. Sticky: EDITED: Ok, take notes on your drive...

    EDITED:

    Ok, take notes on your drive partitions when they boot and follow Z's DEVLIST command thematically, adding additional /dev/hdxN partitions as needed.

    In my case, I have gotten close,...
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    Francesco at TCF fixed this one nicely -- just do...

    Francesco at TCF fixed this one nicely -- just do this to re-copy your hacks back...

    here
  62. Thread: Lost My Mods

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    Guys, Francesco at www.tivocommunity.com had a...

    Guys, Francesco at www.tivocommunity.com had a solution to this -- go to the underground there and have a look.

    I used it to restore all my hacks on two DTivos that were upgraded to 3.10b (wiping...
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    Guys, Is there any way to make TyTool generate...

    Guys,

    Is there any way to make TyTool generate the Menu Items in another color besides red?

    I'm scratching my head. Thanks
  64. Trilight, you are a superstar -- just read that...

    Trilight, you are a superstar -- just read that thread and I'm now fully versed on what I need to do.

    THANKS!!!
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    Josh, For some reason, chapter files were...

    Josh,

    For some reason, chapter files were coming up blank. I went back to the GOP editor, loaded up the cut files, re-saved, re-muxed, and the chapter files were now cool.

    Don't know what...
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    Editing controls

    Josh,

    Break what I suggested into three sections:
    1. Different keyboard setups
    2. Mouse clicks to move one frame forward/back & modifier-click to indicate cut points
    3. Visual indicator

    For...
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    chapter issues

    I played around with templates today for two reasons:

    - one, wanted to get the hang of them and indeed they give you great control and flexibilty. Very simple to make small changes and hit...
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    Josh, Thinking about how I used the keyboard...

    Josh,

    Thinking about how I used the keyboard to edit AND what tends to work from a typing (and gaming) perspective.

    Here are my $0.02

    Right hand on mouse/left hand on keyboard
    Forwards - no...
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    powerdvd jitter

    Just a software player note: I noticed that PowerDVD, with Hardware acceleration ON, seems to add a line at the bottom of the playback window every 5 seconds or so, making the whole frame jitter. ...
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    True, but.... bad block rate is as important as...

    True, but.... bad block rate is as important as signal strength. You can amp the signal into the high 90s, put in so doing, push noise down the pipe so as to have a huge bad block rate. A good...
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    Having very similar problems with chapters: for...

    Having very similar problems with chapters: for some reason, the cut points are not translating into chapter points. I've tested and re-tested. These are on files for which I did re-create the key...
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    Josh, First: awesome job with v8 -- even the...

    Josh,

    First: awesome job with v8 -- even the little things like Group By are really appreciated! This has gone from great to fantastic. Pat yourself on the back.

    Second, I've had some tys...
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    Samsk, Alphawolf is the master of this stuff...

    Samsk,

    Alphawolf is the master of this stuff -- if they send down a new version, you have nothing to worry about.

    Also, I *think* that credit for the hack you mention goes to AlphaWolf, but...
  74. Do not disturb the master...

    Guys, please, let Joshua finish up this next version, THEN hit him up with all the suggestions/feature requests you like.

    The rest of us have put bowls under our chins to catch the drool as we...
  75. {edited} Josh, That strange tytool error...

    {edited}

    Josh,

    That strange tytool error continues with this one cursed .ty. I'm not looking for a fix, just hoping that this is helpful for your diagnostic purposes

    Copied the bad.ty to a...
  76. Looks great -- love the center/right alignment ...

    Looks great -- love the center/right alignment

    One question: the text box (at present) doesn't always give you enough vertical space for your text (depends on font), even when you have...
  77. Josh, It crashes the tool. Dump report here...

    Josh,

    It crashes the tool. Dump report here

    Txt from tytool, verbosity level 3 here

    key file (if you need it?) here

    Note: it is 10am CST and the last 2 files are uploading to my server...
  78. This was the output from an episode of "Curb Your...

    This was the output from an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" that crashed TyTool 7r10.

    I'm sure there are lots of extractions that don't work for various reasons, so I'm not sure if you want to...
  79. Re: Background images

    Great tip -- thanks for posting this.
  80. Trilight, You're right -- put the DVD-R/RWs in...

    Trilight,

    You're right -- put the DVD-R/RWs in a player that could play them back and bingo.

    I was really surprised at the bitrate: variable, as the feed from sats is variable, but as high as...
  81. Substantially lower quality: Dtivo to DVD

    New to the process, read all the primers, coasterized zero discs (thanks to all) in taking tys from my Dtivo to DVD+R/+RW.

    My main (Toshiba) DVD player won't play the RWs or +Rs I've burned. ...
  82. Sticky: Re: type-o while adding to bootpage

    Ummm, well, you remember the blackout that hit the east coast last week?

    Some guy did exactly what you did -- mistyped a parameter in their TiVo bash-- and poof, down went the power grid.
    ...
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    See a thread I started re: DVD -> insert into...

    See a thread I started re: DVD -> insert into TiVo. Riley and AlphaWolf give answers (too hard to do).

    Generally, people keep saying to wait for Cwingert's HMO option, though he is very...
  84. Hey, Joshua, could you start a thread on "TyTool...

    Hey, Joshua, could you start a thread on "TyTool for DD5.1" -- I'm guessing the first post (for now) will be (from you): "not my top priority, but on the list"

    It will pull out around 10% of the...
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    I think you meant HMO for Series 1 Cwingert...

    I think you meant HMO for Series 1

    Cwingert has said there is no reason why it wouldn't work for DTivo Series 1, though since it is still in private alpha, who knows for sure...
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    So let me ask the unasked question: when might...

    So let me ask the unasked question: when might we expect a beta?

    And John Carmack has trademarked the response "when it is ready" -- use it and you'll owe him a dollar or two...
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    So what is the status of this project? Is...

    So what is the status of this project?

    Is there an alpha or beta to try?
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    wow, thanks guys. That's a really good...

    wow, thanks guys.

    That's a really good suggestion, rc3105; I may just snag an SA and do that...

    But the cwingerty HMO deal sounds intriguing.

    Again, thanks.
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    Well, that sucks. When you say "the...

    Well, that sucks.

    When you say "the information is available," what do you mean?

    I've been reading a ton since posting, so I'm guessing this is a scrambling issue -- the recording can be...
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    DVD -> backup to ty, insert into TiVo?

    How does one go backing up a commercial DVD to a tystream and inserting same on a D TiVo?

    [note: I didn't say copyrighted DVD. Just assume that the VOBs have never been on a TiVo and have...
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