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playon through pytivo is broken for me

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by poppagene, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    Was working earlier this week. When I navigate to the pytivo playon interface in the now playing list and try to transfer a streaming internet video, tivo adds it to the todo list and does nothing with it.
  2. moose53

    moose53 New Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, me too.

    I posted over here this afternoon: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9721738#post9721738 because I thought it might be related to the problems we had last February.

    It was working for me late last night (just before midnight).

    I think Playon pushed a significant update through early this morning. I couldn't find anything in the release notes that indicates what they've been messing about with this time: http://www.playon.tv/releasenotes

    I've spent almost twelve hours trying to figure out what's not working on this. I wish error messages would go into an "error" log so you'd have some information to work with.


    I did notice when I reinstalled Playon that a lot of the sites that they provide as part of the software are requiring a login. Starting to look like they're locking up a lot of stuff.

    Good luck. If I find out anything, I'll post here too.
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    Looks like the port was changed again with PlayOn ver.

    What now works (for me) is:
    path = path.replace(':54479',':53478')
    Both pushes and pulls are working for me with this change.

    I determined this with the same kind of detective work described here:

    I queried PlayOn about the port assignments back when it first happened and got no helpful response. Not surprising since pyTivo isn't supported by them.

    Kind of tedious testing port numbers -- you get (On a Tivo HD at least) the stuck blue light when you try a transfer with the wrong port number and have to restart to clear it.
  4. moose53

    moose53 New Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks. THAT did it!! Don't know why they keep mucking about with port numbers ... if they'd at least document what they're doing in the release notes, it would save a lot of headaches.

    Interesting that they don't "support" pyTivo ... maybe they should look out the window and see who their customers REALLY are.


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