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Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by dave13077, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #501 of 634
    miller890

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    Has anyone compared Tivo Stream and play-back performance on older iPad gen1 vs newer iPads? Tivo Desktop plus conversion files play fine on a iPad gen1, but I don't think that means much since the Tivo App is doing the playback.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 #502 of 634
    bradleys

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    I have tried it using a VPN connection from my ipad to my network and it does not work...
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012 #503 of 634
    bradleys

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    I tested it on an iPad 1, iPad 2 and an early iPod... Works well on all platforms.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #504 of 634
    bradleys

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    I have not noticed any artifacts... I transfered a full HD movie in best quality (~2GB), a 1 hour HD television show in best quality (~1GB) and a 1 hour HD television show in standard quality (~650k)

    I cannot personally tell the difference between the best quality and the standard quality on my iPad2. The video quality is fantastic.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2012 #505 of 634
    Aero 1

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    bummer, thanks.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #506 of 634
    vectorcatch

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    For a VPN to work it would need to support mDNS and Bonjour.

    This means that your IP address given out on your network would have to be on the same subnet as your Tivo. It also means that your VPN server would need to correctly handle multicast and arp requests from the VPN client. The VPN Client would have to appear like any other device on the local LAN.

    The only non-commercial solution I have seen that may be able to do this is StrongSwan (using the dhcp and farp plugins). OpenVPN may have similar functionality, but as it doesn't work with iDevices (non-Jailbroken) I haven't looked.

    This will never work with PPTP.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #507 of 634
    button1066

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    I've had the "shifted video lines" issue on streamed content but not on downloaded. It occurred after repeatedly doing 30-second skips and goes away when I stopped the video and restarted. I got the impression I was overloading the Stream and it was going into some kind of reduced quality mode. It's worrying that it can happen on downloads because as far as I can tell the downloads are higher quality than the streamed video and have all worked for me other than the time it takes to download sometimes being longer than expected.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2012 #508 of 634
    jmpage2

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    Difference is a bit more noticeable on the iPad 3, due to the higher resolution and higher contrast screen (I would imagine).
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 #509 of 634
    cherry ghost

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    Those are the sizes after transfer? Any idea how that compares to the size using KMTTG with the iPad encode?
     
  10. Sep 6, 2012 #510 of 634
    cherry ghost

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    If this thread disappears, it will probably found in the new Stream section
     
  11. Sep 6, 2012 #511 of 634
    chrislemasters

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    I have (gen1 vs gen3). No difference to my eyes. Hope that helps!
     
  12. Sep 6, 2012 #512 of 634
    chrislemasters

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    This had been my experience, too, with the downloaded programs (on both gen1 and gen3 iPads). No artifacts, hard to tell diff between standard and best quality (other than download times).
     
  13. Sep 6, 2012 #513 of 634
    NYHeel

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    I think bradleys misunderstood what you want and I believe the answer is no. You can not initiate a transfer from a Tivo series 3 to a premiere from the iOS app. You obviously can do it from the Tivo itself but you can't do it using the app. At least you couldn't do that prior to v2.0.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2012 #514 of 634
    Fofer

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    "false pretenses?" They told you it would work on jailbroken devices?

    Listen, I jailbreak too, and I am annoyed about this too, but your rant is off base.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2012 #515 of 634
    Fofer

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    FWIW, I have set up a software VPN which lets me trick the TWCableTV app into thinking I am on my home network when I travel. Works fine. For kicks I tried it with the TiVo app too, with the 1.9 version, and it did NOT work, at all. The app couldn't discover a TiVo to control. I don't expect this to have changed with 2.0, but would be very happy to learn otherwise.

    As it stands I won't be experimenting with a Stream until the jailbreak detection is circumvented.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2012 #516 of 634
    bradleys

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    OK - that is correct. It has never been possible to initiate a transfer from one TiVo box to another TiVo box using only the IOS app. You need to do that via the TiVo itself.

    But you can transfer the shows by browsing the S3 NPL via the S4 TiVo and initiate the MRV. As soon as the MRV is initiated you can begin to either stream or side load the video.
     
  17. Sep 6, 2012 #517 of 634
    windracer

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    Heh, that doesn't work with the Brighthouse streaming app since in addition to jailbreak it also checks for VPN!
     
  18. Sep 6, 2012 #518 of 634
    David Platt

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    I thought I posted a reply to this last night, but it mysteriously disappeared. My Stream was activated on my account, but just for kicks I decided to rename it like you did. I have no idea why, but that cause it to start working. It's now streaming well. Now if xCon just gets this pesky jailbreak thing worked out, I'll be happy!
     
  19. Sep 6, 2012 #519 of 634
    Dan203

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    You can watch something that's being transferred via the stream but the app does not have a way to initiate a TiVo to TiVo transfer so you'd need to do that on the TiVo itself.

    I saw that on a few shows when streaming. I could reproduce it consistently on those shows, but others worked fine. I then rebooted the stream and the effect went away.

    Dan
     
  20. Sep 6, 2012 #520 of 634
    sbiller

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    FWIW, it looks like there is a way to reboot the Stream from the iOS app so no need to pull the plug.
     

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