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pyTiVo question regarding my home network

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by timckelley, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    Hello, I have pyTiVo running on a Windows XP computer. On that computer is where I run the pyTiVo server (pyTivo.py), and that same computer is where I access my TiVos via google chrome pointed to "http://localhost:9032/", so that I can pull shows off it, moving them to my NAS.

    However I have a few Windows computers in my house all on the same network, and I'm pretty sure that "http://localhost:9032/" doesn't work on any of them, but the one where pyTiVo was installed. So my question is: Can I really not use any of the other computers on the network to move shows from a TiVo to my NAS? I have to use the one that's got pyTiVo installed on it?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    No, you can use any of them. You just have to give them the right address. e.g.

    http://192.168.1.12:9032/

    or a name, if it has one. ("localhost" is just a DNS name for 127.0.0.1. That address is known as the loopback interface, and it always points right back to the computer you're on. You need a different address to access one machine from another.)
     
  3. timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    That's very good news. Thanks for this useful tip.
     
  4. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    That is why it is called "localhost". It is the local machine.
     

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