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Linux box as TiVo "PC" server

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by andrewperrin, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. andrewperrin

    andrewperrin New Member

    Aug 6, 2013

    I have a TiVo HD box on the network, a Windows PC operating TiVo Desktop, and a Linux box that is my main home computer. Generally, in order to stream a video to my TiVo box, I use ffmpeg to translate it into .mp4, then copy it to the Videos directory on the Windows PC, and it gets automatically copied to the TiVo.

    Recently, the name of my Linux box has been showing up in the TiVo's "Now Playing" list as a PC, so I'm wondering if there's a way to bypass the Windows PC and serve video from my Linux computer to the TiVo. No videos show up when I select that option, so I can't figure out where on the Linux computer I should place videos to be served. I'm very experienced with Linux but have never really tried to connect it with TiVo before. Any pointers will be very welcome.

    I did download Galleon and install it, and it's running. I haven't tried pyTiVo yet but am happy to do so if that's what handles this task. Thanks for any help.

    Andrew Perrin
    Chapel Hill, NC
  2. ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

    Jun 1, 2006
    Galleon on the Linux box is why it's showing in the TiVoHD NPL. It's empty because there are no videos in the directory Galleon is looking at.

    At least that is my guess.:)
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    Galleon and pyTivo will both do this (with slightly varying capabilities), yes.

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