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    Yes, all I care about is whether a particular...

    Yes, all I care about is whether a particular .tmf file is encrypted or not.

    Do you have a link to the binary ciphercheck source, so I can compile it ? I can only find the .tcl version of...
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    I know what you're thinking ... "why don't you...

    I know what you're thinking ... "why don't you just run it and see"

    Well, the problem is that my unix fileserver does not have tcl installed on it, and it is an embedded system running off of a...
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    standalone drmcheck for non tivo ?

    I am not currently running a tivo, but I have a huge backlog on my unix fileserver of old tmf files that I am going to start converting with s3tots.

    I'm running into some trouble with some of...
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    Hmmm... this was, of course, the first option...

    Hmmm... this was, of course, the first option that came to mind back when I started pursuing this, and it was almost immediately rejected because this only works for unencrypted/unprotected content....
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    perma-hacking the s3 ? Brainstorm ...

    I've been griping on this forum ... sorry about that.

    The problem is, I'm not a tivo enthusiast. I'm not a tivo fan. To be honest, I have no interest in tivo (per se) at all.

    All I want is a...
  6. The hacking is not the burden. The re-hacking...

    The hacking is not the burden.

    The re-hacking (and architecting my life around the tivo) is the burden.
  7. An update. Tivo force-updated my system today....

    An update.

    Tivo force-updated my system today.

    My bootpage output was perfect, upgrade flag was correct, AND I had modified the script as instructed in this thread so that the upgrade script...
  8. Ok, I can successfully "get" it from the tmf...

    Ok, I can successfully "get" it from the tmf directory.

    But doesn't this mean that once I s3tots it to convert it, I will have the same trouble ? Or will the s3tots app just work around it,...
  9. more problems with mfs_ftp and mget - untransferrable files ?

    I had problems with mget due to a (now) known issue with mfs_ftp and mget. I have worked around this by using:

    mget .*

    However, in a /ts directory full of content, the mget keeps stalling out...
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    My login session looks like: #ftp...

    My login session looks like:


    #ftp 192.168.0.11 3105
    Connected to 192.168.0.11.
    220 Mfs_Ftp ver 1.2.9p-patchlevel-20080512 - {sock24} from "192.168.0.2:50609"
    Name (192.168.0.11:root):
    331...
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    setting a user/pass for mfs_ftp ?

    My mfs_ftp does not have a username or password - I simply ftp to 3105 and am automatically logged in.

    Unfortunately, konqueror refuses to interact with an ftp server with no username and...
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    Thank you very much - I ran: ftp> mget .* ...

    Thank you very much - I ran:

    ftp> mget .*

    and it worked perfectly. I am not requesting that this be "fixed" - as long as I can mget in my CLI ftp program, I am happy.

    Thanks again.
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    This is an s3 tivo. The problem persists even...

    This is an s3 tivo.

    The problem persists even if I disable PASV. That was the first thing I tried, of course :)

    The ftp client I am using is:

    /usr/bin/ftp

    The standard FreeBSD userland...
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    nevermind, I got it. Ok, here is the level 5...

    nevermind, I got it.

    Ok, here is the level 5 debug output:



    10:36:50:AM - readlinefromsocket: "sock24"
    10:36:50:AM - echo to verify: "TYPE I"
    10:36:50:AM - parseline:
    "TYPE I"
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    Ok. Unfortunately, you can't "mount -uw /" on...

    Ok.

    Unfortunately, you can't "mount -uw /" on linux like you can on FreeBSD to change a read-only filesystem to read-write on the fly.

    So I am having trouble editing settings.tcl because my '/'...
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    WHere are you setting this debuglevel for mfs_ftp...

    WHere are you setting this debuglevel for mfs_ftp ?

    I was going to just change syslog.conf, but that does not seem to be where that debug level is set ...

    thanks.
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    ok, here is the entire log from a full ftp...

    ok, here is the entire log from a full ftp session with attempted mget:


    info(gatewayip): 127.0.0.1
    info(gatewayport): 3105


    catch close lastsock val "can not find channel named "sock24""...
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    ok then. craptastic.

    ok then. craptastic.
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    ok, but it also fails with: mget * mget *M* ...

    ok, but it also fails with:

    mget *
    mget *M* (matches all files because they all say AM or PM)
    mget *ts
    mget *.ts

    Here is error output with a plain old "mget *"
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    ok here are the logs - definitely an error of...

    ok here are the logs - definitely an error of some kind:


    08:38:30:PM - 226 Transfer complete.
    08:38:40:PM - 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,0,11,12,32).
    08:38:40:PM - 150 Opening ASCII mode...
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    jamie: If it is the "PASV bug" is there a...

    jamie:

    If it is the "PASV bug" is there a workaround for it ?
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    Yes, I am on a unix pc and I run command line ftp...

    Yes, I am on a unix pc and I run command line ftp to log into the tivo.

    Once logged in over ftp to the tivo, I am attempting to "mget *".

    I do indeed have write permissions for the local...
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    How do I get mget to work on mfs_ftp ?

    This shouldn't be difficult:


    ftp>
    ftp>
    ftp> cd ts
    250 Directory change successful.
    ftp>
    ftp> bin
    200 Type set to I
  24. no pilot error, unfortunately. That is indeed...

    no pilot error, unfortunately.

    That is indeed what my 'bootpage -p' outputs.

    I have re-hacked and gutted the script we discussed above, so we'll see ...
  25. Understood. But _given everything we know...

    Understood.

    But _given everything we know now_, I just need to rename that file and I am good to go ?
  26. so that's that ? I just rename installSw.itcl...

    so that's that ?

    I just rename installSw.itcl to "dontrun.itcl" and chmod it 0000 and ... tivo can never force the update on me no matter what they do ?

    That's fantastic. I do not mind at all...
  27. I also have heard this is not expected ... ...

    I also have heard this is not expected ...

    FWIW, the s3 I have was (at one time) (not by me) enrolled in the tivo beta program. I think there is something special about its ID ...
  28. Yes, that is what I meant - I had...

    Yes, that is what I meant - I had upgradesoftware=false in the bootpage. Twice in a row now.

    Can you elaborate on the first method you talk about - is...
  29. Better solution for blocking updates ? Brainstorm ?

    On July 16th, for the second time this year, my s3 was force-updated by TiVo, even though I had the flag set to NOT allow updates / auto update.

    I was on vacation. TiVo was not forefront in my...
  30. can you elaborate ? I have never heard of...

    can you elaborate ? I have never heard of ciphercheck...
  31. can I identify protected vs. unprotected content on the same box ?

    Tivo series 3, chipped.

    Was running for a few months, and recorded a fair amount of material. This material is unprotected.

    Then an update got forced on me by tivo, and so I was running for a...
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    no idea one way or another ?

    no idea one way or another ?
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    right - but how is amazon unbox billed ? Does...

    right - but how is amazon unbox billed ? Does tivo keep a cc on file for that, or ... ?

    (I have never used unbox, so I have no idea)
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    anonymous tivo account ?

    Let's say I don't want tivo to know my real name / info / etc. - just out of principle.

    Is there any reason that fake user info would not work with tivo ? Is there any functionality / features /...
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    receiver input control w tivo remote ?

    My tivo remote controls everything. I don't need another remote.

    Except for changing receiver inputs.

    Is there any way (even a hack) for the tivo remote to change inputs on a receiver?
    ...
  36. ok, and you simply delete the .tmf file and...

    ok, and you simply delete the .tmf file and nothing more ?

    Thanks.
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    smallest possible HD recording ?

    I am doing some work with media players, etc., and would like a sample of HD content ripped from an s3 tivo.

    The problem is, a half hour is sometimes 3+ GB in size or more.

    What I would like is...
  38. misc. questions - an s3 'df' and ftp deletion ?

    Hello,

    I have a new chipped/hacked s3 tivo.

    All is well, but I have two minor questions ...

    1. Is there a way to see how much space is free on the drive, from a command line standpoint ?...
  39. well, the FF/REW, etc., works fine on other...

    well, the FF/REW, etc., works fine on other mpegs, as well as the s3tots-converted mpegs that have time warps, but not time wraps.

    So yes, there could be some other third problem that is causing...
  40. bcc: Ok, I made an error - osxbmc does not use...

    bcc:

    Ok, I made an error - osxbmc does not use ffmpeg for mpeg decoding, it uses libmpeg2.

    So when I go to the libmpeg2 people, I should tell them:

    "libmpeg2 does not handle PCR wrapping...
  41. bcc: does ffmpeg also fall into the category of...

    bcc: does ffmpeg also fall into the category of players (like VLC) that cannot handle the timer wrapping ?

    I have a relatively benign error output:

    [root @ home]#s3tots -i pti.tmf -o...
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    bcc, Thanks for this. I am curious - how...

    bcc,

    Thanks for this.

    I am curious - how much transformation/math is involved in going from the tmf to the ts ?

    My initial guess is "very little", as I think tivo stores the shows in...
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    wait ... so this isn't my inability to set this...

    wait ... so this isn't my inability to set this to "on" - it really isn't possible ?

    I don't really think of it as a "feature" - more like "common sense".

    Wow ... someone must have some really...
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    new tivo user - two scheduling questions

    First, when I am navigating through the live TV guide, how can I tell what programs are going to be recorded ? The problem is, I keep selecting programs to record, but in reality I have already...
  45. ok, but the integrity of the shows being recorded...

    ok, but the integrity of the shows being recorded will not suffer, in your experience ?
  46. ftp fetch while recording off of two cablecards ?

    s3 Tivo.

    Any comments on offloading a program via FTP while at the same time the tivo is recording two simultaneous shows ?

    My concern is that the 5 MB/s outbound transfer that I am forcing it...
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    why not just grab that data on an interval and...

    why not just grab that data on an interval and run rrdtools (and publish the graphs) from a seperate system (presumably unix-based) ?

    You could use netcat (nc) to do an stdio-based telnet...
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    human readable naming for s3tots extractions..

    I do not yet have a finished, chipped s3 tivo yet, but it's close - so I am jumping the gun a bit with this question - perhaps it will all make sense when I see it in action.

    But I'd like to ask...
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    I disagree. You make purchasing decisions with...

    I disagree. You make purchasing decisions with your dollars, and I cannot think of more potent "cards" to hold.

    I can't be the only one out there that hasn't bought an ipod or a single song off...
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    Well, I pay for my content. I pay full price. I...

    Well, I pay for my content. I pay full price. I pay regularly, month after month on _their terms_. And I would gladly pay double or triple my monthly cable bill if that was the route that would...
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    s3 extraction non-technical discussion

    edit: these posts were split from the s3tots discussion in the s3 support forum - ronnythunder
    -----------------------------
    Well, now that the clarification is out of the way, I have two things to...
  52. Ok, I am sorry to beat this to death, but now I...

    Ok, I am sorry to beat this to death, but now I am really confused ... about 6-7 months ago I asked this question:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53492

    (see third post in...
  53. What is the track record for future tivo software...

    What is the track record for future tivo software updates/upgrades breaking this setup, should I dive into it ?

    I am thinking of the recent iPhone situation where a number of third party apps...
  54. Well, I don't know the legality - I mean, I am...

    Well, I don't know the legality - I mean, I am _paying for_ the cable TV, and I don't see any option possible to _pay more_ for it...

    This is HUGE! I am going to buy an s3 tivo _today_ ......
  55. wait .. Is this what I think it is ? Does...

    wait ..

    Is this what I think it is ?

    Does this mean I can take my recorded HD shows off of my s3 tivo and transfer them to my Unix fileserver, without DRM, and keep them forever, even if I...
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    Gary, Thanks - although I notice no stats for...

    Gary,

    Thanks - although I notice no stats for 1080p - is that not a resolution you get from any of your CATV sources ?

    The tivo _will_ record 1080p, right ?

    Given the sizes you show above, I...
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    **** cable labs. **** them dead. The s3...

    **** cable labs.

    **** them dead.

    The s3 tivo will get its shows ripped off without protection - it's just a matter of time. And as long as I keep paying my cable bill each month, it's none of...
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    ok let me ask a different question (or perhaps...

    ok let me ask a different question (or perhaps the same question, a different way).

    Now that you can hack the PROM, etc., do you have all the tools you need to work on video extraction ?

    I...
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    thank you so much for this walkthrough and...

    thank you so much for this walkthrough and summary.

    My question:

    what does this get me ?

    I don't know about all the million things people do with their hacked tivos - the ONLY thing I care...
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    any new developments on this front ? The end...

    any new developments on this front ?

    The end goal, if I understand correctly, is to get s3 HD content off of the s3 tivo in unprotected form ... so I can use the video elsewhere, emancipated from...
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    hmmm... I thought that was all a moot point...

    hmmm...

    I thought that was all a moot point with s3/HD tivi - in another thread I was assured that tivo (when working with digital signals) just dumps the bits it gets on the line to the disk.
    ...
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    Yes, I certainly understand that it's not a good...

    Yes, I certainly understand that it's not a good comparison - general purpose processor vs. purpose-built decodinng system.

    I was just putting the anecdote about the p4 in to make it clear _why_ I...
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    series 3 HD horsepower and recording rate...

    Ok, let's say hypothetically that tivo enables MRV on the s3.

    And let's say that I successfully set up TivoServer on my unix fileserver so that I can watch my .ts/mpeg/.avi/divx movie collection...
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    ok cool. And I assume you mean 2 TB ... I...

    ok cool.

    And I assume you mean 2 TB ... I suspect they wil fix that ASAP - 2 TB is really nothing anymore ...
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    Jamie, Thanks a lot - very helpful...

    Jamie,

    Thanks a lot - very helpful information. If you don't mind, would you look over this "schematic" of my plan and just yes/no confirm that it's solid:

    1. Buy s3/HD tivo today, and hack up...
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    Narf54321: Two final questions: 1. When you...

    Narf54321:

    Two final questions:

    1. When you pull the shows off the s3 tivo with FTP, can you remove/delete them from the tivo , and then successfully _put them back_ on the tivo to watch later...
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    I'm new, so I'm sorry if this is a faq, but is...

    I'm new, so I'm sorry if this is a faq, but is there any indication/evidence as to what kind of DRM this is ? Any URLs you can point me to ?

    I am thinking of investing time, money, and over the...
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    Ok. So I can do music and pictures with Galleon,...

    Ok. So I can do music and pictures with Galleon, or something like it, and then later, once MRV is up and running, I can load TivoServer on my fileserver and get the videos too.

    Sound like a fair...
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    I don't like to assume, so please allow me to...

    I don't like to assume, so please allow me to clarify. You are saying:

    Yes, an HD tivo can connect to my samba share and play my music, look at my pictures and watch my 3rd party mpeg/ts/divx/avi...
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    (presales) function check of s3 HD Tivo...

    I have one computer in my house - it is a FreeBSD fileserver running Samba.

    That's it.

    It has all of my wav files, jpeg/tiff/gif pictures, and a ton of mpeg/.ts/divx video files. Keep this in...
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