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Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By xjim1
Formatting output filenames of dvd recodes

I think I know the answer to this, but thought maybe someone here knew.

Does anyone know if there is a database/app that either a transcoder or a decrypter uses to enumerate and format output...
Forum: Batch Metadata Tools 11-14-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By xjim1
Phoenix has been pulling metadata for all my...

Phoenix has been pulling metadata for all my videos and even dvd's from tvdb, for both tv episodes and movies.
TMDB has tv episode info on it. Isn't there a plugin which uses that site available?
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By xjim1
The writing's been on the wall for sometime now. ...

The writing's been on the wall for sometime now. I'm surprised it's taken this long. There was a lot of public criticism when ATT bought TimeWarner, but it looks like their one smart move. It's an...
Forum: Hardware Support 10-18-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By xjim1
Yeah I think there are a couple of us on here...

Yeah I think there are a couple of us on here from time to time. Greetings!
Forum: SageTV v9 Customizations 10-15-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By xjim1
TVDB lookup exceptions

Installed Gemstone awhile ago and while I don't use the interface, Phoenix is collecting metadata and updating every recording and video properties file.

Is there a way to tell it NOT to look up...
Forum: Hardware Support 10-09-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By xjim1
I think it's ok for those of us in a certain age...

I think it's ok for those of us in a certain age group to say it's 'the kid in me'. :) The place was quite busy, getting there shortly after it opened. It was nice to see a good mix of older and...
Forum: Hardware Support 10-07-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,475
Posted By xjim1
Wanted to say thanks for all the input from...

Wanted to say thanks for all the input from everyone, especially about QSV(Quick Sync Video). I'd read about it in the past, but didn't put 2 'n' 2 together that I should consider that as a...
Forum: Batch Metadata Tools 09-24-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,251
Posted By xjim1
I was doing some comparing as I recorded the same...

I was doing some comparing as I recorded the same episode. A metadata file was created for the episode, but not anything of note. Don't know if it helps, but I've attached the phoenix log entry for...
Forum: Hardware Support 09-20-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,636
Posted By xjim1
Right. I was referring to my 3.5 recording hd's....

Right. I was referring to my 3.5 recording hd's. But I do consider any auto spin-down on 2.5's a plus for my use. My library drives sit idle most of the time anyway.



Found this on the Tivo...
Forum: Hardware Support 09-19-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,636
Posted By xjim1
Heck, even the 1tb I have is smr, according to...

Heck, even the 1tb I have is smr, according to Seagate.



'Sage' advice, for sure. :) I'm using 3.5 drives for recording dir's, but 2.5 for the library. A lot easier to make them portable by...
Forum: Hardware Support 09-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,636
Posted By xjim1
I discovered I own an smr drive. It explains the...

I discovered I own an smr drive. It explains the extremely slow write rate. I'm migrating to 2.5" drives and can't find anything that isn't, save for the Toshiba l200, which I can't find anywere.
...
Forum: SageTV v9 Customizations 09-19-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,862
Posted By xjim1
Do you have Gemstone installed?

Do you have Gemstone installed?
Forum: SageTV Software 09-19-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By xjim1
Yes there is an option to view tv recordings in...

Yes there is an option to view tv recordings in import directories as either videos or recordings. It's set to recordings.

I'll try BMT and CMT.
Appreciate the suggestions.
Forum: SageTV Software 09-14-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By xjim1
Looks like no one's using Sage's converter much...

Looks like no one's using Sage's converter much these days. But in case anyone else runs across this I'll summarize what I found.

A recording on a 9.1 server is converted into mkv file using...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-14-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
Well, it only took one beer tonite to realize I...

Well, it only took one beer tonite to realize I have two Sage boxes and to include my old one in my test. :rolleyes:

Just to summarize:
Two Sage servers- 9.1 and 9.2
On 9.2:
Recorded NFLgame1. ...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-13-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
Thanks but that didn't work. I started with...

Thanks but that didn't work. I started with putting the -r argument on the wrong file.:bang: A devil of a time putting it back. Seems 21:30 translates into 10:30 in the Touch command.

I'm...
Forum: Batch Metadata Tools 09-13-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,251
Posted By xjim1
I admit ignorance to all these plugins, but it...

I admit ignorance to all these plugins, but it appears the issue is BMT not fetching metadata?

I installed, then tried to uninstall, Gemstone recently. At some point after this I started seeing...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-13-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
I did another full recode on the recording, and...

I did another full recode on the recording, and still no playback control. So, small recodes can playback as expected, but recoding the full recording breaks.
I compared recode logs between the...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-12-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
I did some more digging and see the original...

I did some more digging and see the original recording has two files, a really short one (version 0) and the larger one which is the file I used in HB. So maybe that file had some corruption or...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-12-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
I mainly recode dvd's, but yesterday I tried a...

I mainly recode dvd's, but yesterday I tried a Sage recording and got the symptom I mentioned. They're all into mp4. If you wouldn't mind posting the parameters you'd use, maybe snapshots of the...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-12-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By xjim1
Continuing Handbrake recode saga

On my old system, I would experience several issues with Handbrake recodes. I concluded that an old cpu, lack of memory, and and obsolete OS were not doing me any favors, so I quit using HB.

So...
Forum: SageTV Software 09-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By xjim1
Moving Converted Recordings to New Server

As I migrate recordings from my old XP 9.1 box, I notice that converted recordings(via Sage Convert) now show up as Videos. My understanding is that Sage preserves properties w/in the recording so...
Forum: Gemstone for v9 09-09-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By xjim1
Well, I'm not going to worry about it. All my...

Well, I'm not going to worry about it. All my imported videos now get their properites files automatically filled with metadata, where I was manually doing each one before. Case closed.
Forum: SageTV Software 09-09-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By xjim1
I'd suggest keeping the thread. Good to know in...

I'd suggest keeping the thread. Good to know in case anyone else runs across it. Sage didn't cause it but triggered it, regardless.
Forum: Gemstone for v9 09-06-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By xjim1
Backing out of Gemstone

I took a wrong turn down Gemstone 'Lane', realized I didn't want to use it, and after a 15-point turn, disabled it, or so I thought. I'm back to my malore menus, but with a couple artifacts:
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