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Capturing Slingbox 350/500 video

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by moyekj, May 25, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    FYI I added the ability to open these files directly, without the MKV conversion, to VideoReDo v5. We plan to start a beta of v5 on Monday and if all goes well we should start selling it in about a month.

    It's got a LOT of new stuff that's been in development for about a year and half so I'm excited to finally get it into the hands of users. If any of you are registered v4 users and want to try it out send me a PM and I'll see about getting you into the beta.
     
  2. cosmogoblue

    cosmogoblue New Member

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    I think I may have an older version. How do I ensure I have the most up-to-date? Could that be the reason that the quality I am experiencing is well below the sample provided?
     
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Help->Update kmttg. Don't think that has anything to do with it though.
     
  4. cosmogoblue

    cosmogoblue New Member

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    Is there a certain encoding profile to use?
     
  5. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    There is no encoding profile being used. The capture is being remuxed to new container and audio converted to AC3, but original video stream is preserved. To check video quality you should just view your Slingbox 350 output directly using web browser client. Quality you see aside from Slingbox encoding depends on how well your H20 receiver outputs analog component output.
     
  6. cosmogoblue

    cosmogoblue New Member

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    would hdmi provide better video quality? Also, how good is AC3 audio compared to the original?
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    HDMI captures will only work for unencrypted channels, so probably won't work at all for capturing from satellite. Plus Slingbox 350 doesn't have HDMI input anyway.

    You can capture original stream with no changes at all by kmttg by turning on "Capture raw file" option in order to compare quality.
     
  8. cosmogoblue

    cosmogoblue New Member

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    thanks! where is that setting located?
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    It's part of the Slingbox tab.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2014 #150 of 155
    PowerCC

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    Will this method work for Slingbox M1? I just received mine and I would love to participate.
    So far I needed to install Slingplayer for Desktop (no longer web streaming) however I did notice it's using the same web plugin by right clicking on the stream.

    UPDATE: I got the Slingbox M1 stream capture working; make sure to use port 5301 instead of the default 5201.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2014 #151 of 155
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No idea if it works for M1. Guess you'll have to try.
     
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    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I just read about this product last night over at placeshiftingenthusiasts.com and it sounds promising:

    http://www.spesoft.com/slingftont-htpc-10-foot-slingbox-front-end.aspx
     
  13. Sep 5, 2014 #153 of 155
    Dan203

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  14. grimmace92

    grimmace92 New Member

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    Hi Moyekj,


    I don't have tivo but i do have a slingbox and setup kmttg to record the slingbox stream. To my delight it worked following the great instructions. My question is if there is a script that can be scheduled in windows task scheduler to tell the slingbox what time/channel/show to record by calling kmttg. I have no experience using perl at all and was hoping you could point me in the right direction of what to do. Maybe a batch file or something? Thanks for your time.
     
  15. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You can see what a sample perl script call looks like when starting from kmttg in the message window. So then take that and confirm you can run it manually from command line, and that will be what you setup windows scheduler to run.
     

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