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  1. Help, recording of us open tennis final?

    Tennis fans in my city got treated to soap operas, etc., instead of the USOpen final.

    Any tennis fans out there? Please pm me if you can help.

    Thanks
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    right, zero swap

    As you suspected, Jaimie: "cat /proc/meminfo" shows zero swap.

    The problem was that the copykern v1.1 script, which runs tpip, could not see the lba48 kernel that it was supposed to be...
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    can't find kernel log

    I can mount the drive using the mslive v0.1beta6b boot disk, option 4 (byteswapping, text mode). Thanks, Jamie for that advice, because lots of other boot disks weren't working (e.g. PTVupgrade big...
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    trouble mounting drive

    I'm unable to mount the drive, despite a several hours searching posts for guidance.

    Per a post of Jamie's in another forum, I try:

    PTVupgrade /# mkdir /mnt/var
    PTVupgrade /# mount /dev/hdc9...
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    Picture frozen, unresponsive

    Sorry, spoke too soon. I got the new drive to boot OK, but the unit froze in live TV mode after half a day and the unit did not respond to the remote, didn't flash its little yellow light in...
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    Working

    Thanks Jaime and Narf, my initial searches didn't catch references to tpip and the -r 4 option, but those changes did the trick. I also updated to the ptvlba48-4.04 version of the big disk upgrader...
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    GSOD startup loop for new big disks

    New drives (tried this on two separate new drives to be used singly) trigger gsod startup loops. I've never had this problem before, so I guess I'm doing something different.

    What I've done:
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    Unscramble after 51killer?

    Hi, I ran 51killer.tcl so that I could play shows recorded on one machine on a second machine. Now all shows that were recorded past a certain date on the first machine give the "error while playing...
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    What is the other editor of choice?

    What is the other editor of choice?
  10. Thanks for the info, Alpha. I've also been...

    Thanks for the info, Alpha. I've also been browsing their forum with particular attention to the feature request threads. Again, I'm very impressed with the pace of development over there, and have...
  11. Alpha, yes, their update schedule seems very...

    Alpha, yes, their update schedule seems very quick and ambitious. And as I commented on the other thread, their customer support seems very strong - fast response time to questions, good response to...
  12. Wasn't VideoReDo

    Alpha, VideoReDo seems like a real winner, but it won't do all the things I need and it wasn't the NLE advertised in the Ads by Goooooogle space above the threadlist.

    VideoReDo is the only...
  13. mpeg2 non-linear editor advertised above?

    I'm looking for a tivo-friendly mpeg2 non-linear editor and saw one a couple months ago advertised in the section above the thread-list here (in "Ads by Goooooogle"). The makers claimed that it...
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    I did a google search for Mpeg2repair and came up...

    I did a google search for Mpeg2repair and came up with nothing. Can you direct me toward information on this program? Thanks.
  15. VideoReDo seems to have great support staff. Two...

    VideoReDo seems to have great support staff. Two product inquiries of mine were answered in the space of 3.5 hours, including one today (on a Saturday?).

    Malfunct, they tell me that "output...
  16. I too need NLE capability. If tystudio's output...

    I too need NLE capability. If tystudio's output is compatible with commercial NLE's, then that seems promising. I thought, though, that people were reporting sync issues after using tystudio's...
  17. Did you purchase the mpeg-2 Playback Component...

    Did you purchase the mpeg-2 Playback Component for Quicktime 6? If not, you'll need it to play mpeg-2 files in Quicktime. It's $20.
  18. Yes, you need an intermediary drive. If what you...

    Yes, you need an intermediary drive. If what you have is too small for all the recordings, you could transfer them in stages.
  19. Now that tivostuff.com is down (and I'm not...

    Now that tivostuff.com is down (and I'm not getting through to pvrfiles.com's download page), is this unix formatted version otherwise available?

    Also, I'm planning on swapping a drive back and...
  20. You can connect your old drive to the PC and...

    You can connect your old drive to the PC and extract recordings using jonbig's mfs_tmfstream utility. Then transfer the extracted .tmf's to the new drive in the tivo using mfs_ftp.
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    Is the program referred to here (and in the...

    Is the program referred to here (and in the direct extraction thread) still available? I don't see an attachment. Was it merged by jonbig into the main sources?
  22. First-time poster, long-time reader of your...

    First-time poster, long-time reader of your threads...

    Did the patching of timecodes and PTS/DTS codes for producing a seemless stream make it into the new release?

    Thank you for making your...
  23. Sticky: OK, I haven't done some of these things for a...

    OK, I haven't done some of these things for a long time, but I thought that the only thing necessary to make the unit network aware is to put the card in and install the turbonet driver by attaching...
  24. Sticky: Right, re-reading your second post, I see you...

    Right, re-reading your second post, I see you mentioned that your recordings are scrambled. As far as I know, unscrambling these recordings for the purpose of off-tivo viewing, using unscramble.o,...
  25. Sticky: Riley and BTUx9 point towards a reinsertion...

    Riley and BTUx9 point towards a reinsertion strategy that might be called "direct (non-networked) reinsertion," for which no widely used newbie-friendly utility is available.

    An alternative might...
  26. Sticky: Using the mfs_tmfstream extraction utility (see...

    Using the mfs_tmfstream extraction utility (see jonbig's related thread), I also had luck booting from Sleeper's Knoppix-Lite.
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    Do a search for jonbig's mfs_tmfstream thread,...

    Do a search for jonbig's mfs_tmfstream thread, which provides tools for extracting .tmf's from mounted drives.
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    rfc and malfunct, thanks for the info. I'm...

    rfc and malfunct, thanks for the info. I'm buying used, so assuming I can get a working unit, I should be in the clear, no 1-year contract. Following rfc's suggestion, I sub the new machine and...
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    Right, they would have to be able to do that when...

    Right, they would have to be able to do that when people cancel or fail to pay for service.



    The idea was to get a "replacement" card for my subbed unit, but keep using the old card in that...
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    That's an excellent idea. But wouldn't that...

    That's an excellent idea. But wouldn't that obligate me to another year's commitment on the new unit? I would like to keep my month-to-month status if possible, as I may need to move to a location...
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    I want to transfer recordings from my subbed Sony...

    I want to transfer recordings from my subbed Sony T60 to an unsubbed unit (yet to be purchased) that will have no satellite access. I would need an access card for the unsubbed unit, or else my...
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    I've got goals similar to kungpaomaster: I've...

    I've got goals similar to kungpaomaster: I've recorded tons of shows on one subbed machine and want to be able to watch them on an unsubbed machine at a different location with no satellite access. ...
  33. That's what I would suppose. Guaranteed...

    That's what I would suppose. Guaranteed sync-safety would seem like a big advantage, so long as chunkedited files can be converted to mpeg2.

    For those like me who desire a two-stage editing...
  34. Chunkediting compatible with other programs?

    Regarding GOP-accurate-chunkediting, can we still assume that chunkedited files can be converted using tydemux and moved around using mfs_ftp and mfs_tmfstream, even where a given recording...
  35. Chunkediting for better sync?

    Some worry that editing in Tystudio and Tytool can lead to lost sync. Does chunk-based editing guarantee maintenance of whatever sync was in the broadcast signal (perhaps because the DTV transport...
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    Firewire drives mountable?

    Sleeper, your Knoppix Lite has enabled me to mount an external USB drive (as /dev/sda1), which is very helpful as a destination for files when extracting from a tivo drive directly connected to a PC....
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    Has anyone succeeded in mounting an external...

    Has anyone succeeded in mounting an external firewire drive using sleeper's Knoppix Lite 3.3?
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    I don't use these boot options, but I was unable...

    I don't use these boot options, but I was unable to duplicate the "Failure to map sector" error when I tried it, so I doubt that's it.
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    bitst0rm, try setting MFS_DEVLIST to /dev/hdc. ...

    bitst0rm, try setting MFS_DEVLIST to /dev/hdc. That works for me, whereas MFS_DEVLIST="/dev/hdc10 /dev/hdc11 /dev/hdc12 /dev/hdc13" causes the super block error.

    I have successfully run...
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    mfs_tmfstream working

    I haven't actually tried tmf2ty again, but presumably the reason it choked on my file was because the file was .ty and not .tmf. That's because the file was generated using mfs_export rather than...
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    Here is the error message from tmf2ty: ...

    Here is the error message from tmf2ty:

    C:\mpeg_editing\tmf2ty>tmf2ty_cfg.exe RPM_2Night.tmf
    00:00 - entering init
    00:00 - savepath.txt found, basepath is "c:/mpeg_editing/ty+/from_tmf/"
    00:00 -...
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    Things seem to be working now after setting the...

    Things seem to be working now after setting the MFS_DEVICE variable (to "/dev/hdc10" I think), as suggested in alpha's how-to for direct extraction. From your toolset, used mfs_stream to get a list...
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    Possible S1 issues

    Thanks, jonbig, for the quick reply and suggestion.

    Trying Sleeper's Knoppix Tivo CD resolved the glibc problem. But attempts to recognize MFS partitions still lead to the "not a Tivo Superblock"...
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    Setting up mfs_tmfstream

    Thank you, jonbig, for providing this tool.

    Can anyone help with this set-up issue: after setting up a linux environment on the WinXP box (Topologolinux?), jonbig's mfs_tmfstream will compile,...
  45. Sticky: mfs_tmfstream

    jonbig, I'm tempted to try to make a tool like yours, probably starting this week, but I would take no pride in reinventing your wheel and would love to be spared the effort. Any chance you would...
  46. Sticky: You're right, BAHitman, swapping drives out could...

    You're right, BAHitman, swapping drives out could typically be more trouble than it's worth, at least when archiving small amounts of material at a time.

    In my case, I've got tons to archive and...
  47. Sticky: Extraction speed: non-networked vs. networked

    Wouldn't connecting Tivo drives to a PC be the preferred extraction strategy for archiving the entire contents of full healthy drives, not just damaged drives? Downloading hundreds of gigs of files...
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    cosmic007: Are you experiencing significant...

    cosmic007:

    Are you experiencing significant picture degradation, compared to the original mpg2, after going through the mpg2-->dv-->mpg2 transcoding steps?
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    Issues with FCP

    It's good to know that FCP can be used for frame-accurate cuts that produce well-synced output. I would think the mpeg -> dv -> mpeg transcoding steps would affect image quality though. It would be...
  50. Trilight, I wonder if DVD-Lab would compile if...

    Trilight, I wonder if DVD-Lab would compile if one first used mpeg2vcr's GOP fixer to chop up some of the non-spec super-long GOP's found in dtivo-extracted mpegs.
  51. Trilight, I wonder if DVD-Lab would compile if...

    Trilight, I wonder if DVD-Lab would compile if one first used mpeg2vcr's GOP fixer to chop up some of the non-spec super-long GOP's found in dtivo-extracted mpegs.
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    bato, after cutting commercials, do you save show...

    bato, after cutting commercials, do you save show segments individually and later concatenate them, or do you save all the segments together as one edited file? Does the saving process go pretty...
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    SYMM: Damfino (5/14/03) says that release 3.14...

    SYMM: Damfino (5/14/03) says that release 3.14 of mpeg2vcr is running much slower for him than 3.13. I wonder if you are experiencing the same thing.
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    SYMM: Have you checked the actual file sizes...

    SYMM: Have you checked the actual file sizes generated by mpeg2vcr? Pr.Sinister (4/10/03) says that these file sizes do not match the file sizes predicted in the dialogue box, so that major padding...
  55. Issues with mpeg2vcr

    For my needs, I am hoping that editors other than mpeg2vcr will work on either tytool or tystudio output. Some people seem to swear by M2-edit Pro, although it's a pain that the program adds padding...
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    M2-Edit

    Trilight, other people have reported that M2-edit will pad the video files so as to greatly increase the file sizes. I don't know if this could be called transcoding, since I don't suppose it...
  57. Alpha, do you mean that if you cut between...

    Alpha, do you mean that if you cut between I-frames, then some transcoding will be necessary, but only around the cut-points, so that the bulk of the media file will be left alone? Toddler has said...
  58. Commercial editors usable for tytool or tystudio output?

    For native mpeg-2 editing of extracted dtivo streams, commercial mpeg-2 editors might offer some of the sophisticated editing functions available in native-DV editors like Premiere and Final Cut...
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    penogg, Regarding the standalone versus...

    penogg,

    Regarding the standalone versus directivo issue, the dtivo has the following advantages if you are willing to commit to a year of direcTV programming and don't need to record from sources...
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    Thanks for the quick response, JJBliss.

    Thanks for the quick response, JJBliss.
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    will new access card affect hacks?

    DirecTV sent me a new access card and flashes a message in live TV mode that says "To continue viewing your programs, change to your new access card now."
    For my T60, I've got 25extreme'd...
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