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    Video Extraction for Dummies??

    Is there a readme.txt or something of the likes that gives a starting point for someone that just wants to get a working solution for video extraction from a DirecTivo?? I know all the information is here, but for someone who hasn't worked with it before, it is hard to tell where to start and which portions of information are actually necessary, or how much of it is a different way to go about acheciving the same thing.

    How are you guys transferring the files to the PC??

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    Re: Video Extraction for Dummies??

    Originally posted by grooves12
    How are you guys transferring the files to the PC??
    TurboNet or AirNet There are alternatives (serial port, pull the hard drive) but they suck.
    SVR 2000 running 3.0 with 1x160Gb and Lifetime Sub
    SAT-T60 running 3.1 with 1x250Gb and Turbonet over 802.11

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    Get yourself a TurboNet card from 9th Tee. The installation software is also available for download from their site. Install the TurboNet card in your DTivo. Place the DTivo hard drive in your PC and install the TurboNet software from a CD burned from the iso image downloaded from 9th Tee or SiliconDust (check the How Tos Only thread for links to all pertinent sites). Set up the IP address, etc., for the TurboNet card and place the drive back in the DTivo when you're done. Connect your DTivo to your PC via CAT5 ethernet. I recommend using a router so you can block any outgoing calls via the internet. If you're connecting directly from the DTivo to your PC you'll need a crossover CAT5 cable like a peer-to-peer connection.

    Having 2.5Xtreme and KRavEN's update will load a lot of the utilities you'll need and will make the entire job a lot easier. Download a copy of TyTool5 (in the Video Extraction How Tos thread) and install it per the readme file. The easiest way to transfer files to the DTivo is via FTP (use a program like CuteFTP or other FTP transfer program). You will also need a copy of TeraTerm Pro (also in the HowTos) to communicate with the DTivo via bash prompt.

    Once you've got the necessary files installed on the DTivo and the permissions set, open up TeraTerm and telnet to the DTivo using the IP address you assigned to it. Switch to the directory where you installed NowShowing.tcl and tserver_mfs5. Type in "./tserver_mfs5" (without quotes) and you should get a message indicating "Waiting for incomming connection. Lowest Priority level set." Now open up TyTool5 on your PC. Make sure the IP address is specified for your DTivo on the top line. Specify the location of the directory where you would like the extracted files to be placed. Click on the Refresh button. After a few seconds, the list of recorded programs should be listed in the top window.

    If you have a lot of recordings this may take a little while to update since it has to list every show by name and title. Click on the desired program to extract. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on additional programs if you want to extract more than one. Pull down the left-most menu option at the top and select either split or tystream mode. Now click on the Get button and your shows will begin to transfer to your PC. A progress window at the bottom shows how many chunks are being transferred and the size, in MB, is listed below that. There may be error messages that occur, especially when it gets to the end of the show, but they're not usually anything to be concerned about. Notice that all of the buttons, except Delete, are all greyed out during the extraction process. When all selected programs have been extracted, the buttons are active once again. Close out the TyTool window and end your telnet session via TeraTerm and you're done. Now you can process the files in any way you like for archiving to DVD, VCD, or SVCD.
    Please don't PM me or any other members looking for personal assistance. You'll do better by posting (after you've exhausted the search feature, of course) and taking advantage of the collective expertise of the membership instead of a single individual that may or may not be able to help you. Thank you and enjoy your stay at DDB!

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    captain_video, 2 words for you:

    AWESOME POST

    Thank you!!
    NYG


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    Thanks!!! this is just what i have been looking for. might want to place it in the "how to" section. Great Post!!!!!

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