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Need help with MP4 settings for playback on Streambaby

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by atomarchio, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I am using Tivo Premiere/Streambaby for streaming MP4 files.

    Most of the time it works fine, however, I am noticing a slowdown with some of my larger sized MP4 videos. I try to use handbrake but sometimes it will not convert the entire video file.

    So I purchased Aimersoft Video Converter to convert larger MKV files to MP4 with the standard Aimersoft settings.

    While it does work, I am noticing the video playback just stops and then I have to press the play button every few seconds to get the video to keep playing.

    Are there any suggestions for settings I should change which would avoid the pause when streaming MP4 video files?

    Please help. Thanks.
     
  2. ajayabb

    ajayabb Member

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    Have you tried mkvtivomp4. http://code.google.com/p/mkv2tivomp4/. Rather than transcode, it extracts or remuxes the h.264 video file from an mkv container into an mp4 file that streams natively to the Tivo.
     
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like Streambaby is transcoding your video files on the fly (perhaps to mpeg2) and that the processor is not doing it fast enough to keep up with real time playback. i.e. Likely the converted videos you are generating are not TiVo compatible (or at least Streambaby doesn't think they are).
     
  4. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I just followed the instructions and installed this. Once the file is converted, how do I find the folder it's in?
     
  5. ajayabb

    ajayabb Member

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    I think it places the mp4 file in the same folder as the original
     
  6. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I must have done something wrong installing then. I see a text file with the same name as the MKV file and a ".info" at the end.

    Here is the contents of the file.

    1: h264/AVC, 720p (16:9)
    2: AAC, 2.0 channels, 48kHz

    Can someone help me understand how to fix this? Please help. Thanks.
     
  7. ajayabb

    ajayabb Member

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    Did you install eac3to.exe and mp4box
     
  8. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I just installed MP4BOX and have this working. Wow, this is much easier/faster than transcoding!

    I will be using this application often in the future. Thank you for the help.
     
  9. ajayabb

    ajayabb Member

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    Glad it worked:up:
     

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