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How to set up Streambaby under Mac OS X Lion

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by ShinySteelRobot, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. ShinySteelRobot

    ShinySteelRobot New Member

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    Lots of Mac people use pyTivoX because it has Streambaby support. However, it seems like pyTivoX is getting pretty long in the tooth. It looks like it's been well over a year since the developer last updated it. In order to use the latest & greatest Streambaby on my Mac I went through the process of installing Streambaby under Lion. It took a bit of futzing around to get it to work seamlessly. Once I figured it out, it was actually pretty simple.

    There didn't seem to be a single comprehensive guide to installing Streambaby under Lion, so I wrote one. I hope you find it useful.

    http://www.logicsector.com/mac/how-to-set-up-streambaby-under-mac-os-x-lion-10-7/

    The same steps may work for 10.6 Snow Leopard, but I don't have an old copy of Snow Leopard to test it with.
     
  2. timatkn

    timatkn New Member

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    Ive never tried streambaby before. I followed your steps and all of the directories/folders show on the TIVO, but when I click on them they are each empty. There is nothing to stream.

    Any ideas where to trouble shoot?

    Thanks,

    T
     
  3. timatkn

    timatkn New Member

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    Never mind I am new to entering things into the terminal. I must have entered something wrong. I had to tweak it a little from what you had to get it to work on my TIVO.

    Most videos stream now. Some I get the Oxffff error from my videos I shot from my ipod touch 4g. Assume it is the format it was recorded in?

    T
     
  4. Dagwood70

    Dagwood70 New Member

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    Got it to work on my Macbook Pro & iMac (both Core 2 Duo running 10.7.2) but I was hoping I could get my old Mini (ppc/10.5.8) so I could still get some service out it. It seems to run fine but when I try to stream from the TiVo I get an error. The output on the computer in Terminal indicates that ffmpeg (I downloaded the Universal one from your link) is quitting.
     
  5. timatkn

    timatkn New Member

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    Thanks BTW for post/link. Very simple instructions even a noob like me could follow :)

    T
     
  6. ShinySteelRobot

    ShinySteelRobot New Member

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    Not sure what causes that error, I'm pretty new to Streambaby myself. :) I get the Oxffff on videos that are likely to be copy protected, such as a few of the *.mov files I downloaded from Apple. Other *.mov files seem to stream just fine. So, I'm not sure if Oxffff is a copy protection error or if a few specific files are not compatible with Streambaby/FFmpeg.

    If it's the format it was recorded in, you can try transcoding it to another format using Handbrake. The MKV format seems to stream well on my system.
     
  7. ShinySteelRobot

    ShinySteelRobot New Member

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    Hmm, try using a different FFmpeg that's PowerPC compatible. There are some G5 builds linked in this post:
    http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/rdian06-s-ffmpeg-builds-t468.html#3558

    Direct download link:
    http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download.php?id=221

    The downside is they are built on ffmpeg 0.9 so I don't know if they'll work with Streambaby.

    Hope it works for you!
     
  8. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar New Member

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    It's built from SVN r19249 which is from FFmpeg 0.5 era I believe.
     
  9. cur1ous

    cur1ous New Member

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    ShinySteelRobot, Used your wonderful detailed instructions and: On a Mac running 10.8.2., pyTivoX runs fine (and has for years), StreamBaby not so good. Experiencing the same problem as Andy Grant: "I was able to follow the instructions above to get Stream, Baby, Stream to appear in my Tivo Menu, and I can navigate the directories of my movies folder(s) with no problem.
    HOWEVER…
    When I make that final step to “Play” the selected file, I get the grey screen with red text:
    “Failed to open stream” "


    streambaby.ini

    dir.1=/Users/cur1ous/Movies dir.1.name=StreamBaby? com.unwiredappeal.tivo.vm.ffjava.FFmpegJavaVideoModule=false ffmpeg.path=/Applications/streambaby/ffmpeg

    Contents of streambaby folder:

    assets cache extra ffmpegX ffmpegXbinaries20060307 jbin lib native scripts simplelog.properties streambaby streambaby.bat streambaby.ini streambaby.log stylesheets

    (I don't have "streambaby.ini.ORIG" in my streambaby folder. You have it listed in your response to Andy Grant and I don't know what it is.)

    streambaby.log

    01/13/13 14:26:45 Listener: added factory 01/13/13 14:26:45 Main: streambaby ready & listening. 01/13/13 14:32:50 Listener: 192.168.1.101 icon.png HTTP GET - to factory /streambaby/ 01/13/13 14:33:00 Factory: HME receiver connected 01/13/13 14:34:13 Listener: connection to receiver closed 01/13/13 14:34:13 Factory: HME receiver disconnected 01/13/13 14:48:17 Listener: 192.168.1.101 icon.png HTTP GET - to factory /streambaby/ 01/13/13 14:48:36 Factory: HME receiver connected 01/13/13 14:49:17 Listener: connection to receiver closed 01/13/13 14:49:17 Factory: HME receiver disconnected 01/13/13 14:55:02 Listener: 192.168.1.101 icon.png HTTP GET - to factory /streambaby/ 01/13/13 14:55:09 Factory: HME receiver connected 01/13/13 14:55:53 Listener: connection to receiver closed 01/13/13 14:55:53 Factory: HME receiver disconnected 01/13/13 14:55:55 Listener: 192.168.1.101 icon.png HTTP GET - to factory /streambaby/ 01/13/13 16:51:37 Listener: 192.168.1.101 icon.png HTTP GET - to factory /streambaby/ 01/13/13 16:51:46 Factory: HME receiver connected 01/13/13 16:52:14 Listener: connection to receiver closed 01/13/13 16:52:14 Factory: HME receiver disconnected

    Appreciate any help! From anyone! Please!
     
  10. TimothyGraham

    TimothyGraham New Member

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    I'm curious, what's the benefit of your approach if my pyTivoX is working? Will this offer additional options or a better outcome?
     
  11. ba2991

    ba2991 New Member

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    Hello
    Thinking of giving Streambaby go but was wondering if anyone has tried it on Mavericks witch I intend to download in a couple of weeks.

    Cheers
     

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