Joined: 04 Mar 2013
|Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:54 pm Post subject: It installed and works! ...now am I making this too hard?
|I'm amazed that, with only a little confusion, some guessing, a few tries and locking up the Tivo once, I got pyTivo installed and working! But I am amazed when anything I have to do with networking works. Thanks for all your work.
Since I didn't stumble onto a hand-holding set of directions for actual use, I am wondering if the steps I am using are more complicated than need be.
On the computer Start pyTivo.py.
On the computer go to video podcast web page and manually check for any new episode. If so then right click download, save and navigate to drop in the video folder.
On the Tivo Go to Now Playing->My Movies, > on the video, > to start download, pause, Play, watch, < to exit video, < to exit My Movies
On the computer open the video folder and delete the watched video.
On the computer stop pyTivo.py
On the Tivo and delete the watched episodes from Now Playing.
The only thing I have to compare that with is the old season pass free video podcast process: Ah, a new episode in Now Playing, press Play, watch, press Delete.
At least my long series of manual steps with pyTivo seem to work consistently. There have only been a few times where deviating from that got things hung up.
But I understand that I might easily be making this more complicated than it needs to be. Is there a method with some or a lot fewer manual steps than I'm doing now?
Watching weekly podcast series is all I expect to do for now. Starting and stopping pyTivo.py is not a problem and probably preferred.
Thanks again to everyone who put in all the work.
Series 2, Win7, wmcbrine.