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pyTivoX

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Feb 8, 2009 #241 of 1437
    Yoav

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    I'm not sure about the crash.. I did notice your file is named "name.mp4.m4v" though, which is interesting. You may want to fix that to be just .m4v . (that won't fix the bug you're seeing, but you probably want to fix it anyways).

    To fix the problem, try choosing a different quality streaming setting when you select the film and tell me if it works?

    (basically, many .m4vs are unplayable by the tivo as they are, but streambaby thinks they are valid and lets them through. You'll need to tell it to transcode them anyways by selecting a quality setting other than 'same').
     
  2. Feb 8, 2009 #242 of 1437
    Yoav

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    might be worth seeing if that issue is fixed in the beta (under the downloads tab)?

    the gui (pyTivoX) I'm coding for free, so no donations, but thanks. If you like the underlying projects, you may want to donate to the pyTivo project or the streambaby project. There are links to both on the pyTivoX page at http://pytivox.googlecode.com/
     
  3. Feb 8, 2009 #243 of 1437
    kas25

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    I just tried a bunch more files and it really works great. One suggestion is to block any files, if possible, that you know Tivo won't play as I just tried a file that I purchased on Itunes and it caused a crash. It looks like the only way to get things going after such a crash is to restart pytivox from my Mac? Thanks again for all the help and great program!!
     
  4. Feb 8, 2009 #244 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Is it pyTivo or streambaby that's causing the crash? Can you forward me the contents of /tmp/pyTivoX.log and /tmp/pyTivoX-SB.log ?
     
  5. Feb 8, 2009 #245 of 1437
    TiVoEvan74

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    mp4, Science Friday Video podcast issue solved w/o a glitch with the beta! Fantastic!

    How wonderful that you contribute such skilled labor to the community. It's much appreciated. So often people seek only to monetize their talent (deservedly so, for sure, given the effort involved), so seeing such a free, public giveback is really welcomed!

    Now, as to contributing, the home page for the PyTivo project doesn't seem to have any donation links on it! "How you can help" is about writing documentation, plugging the project, developing for it, etc., but not about donations.

    Perhaps I've overlooked a link! I'd like to offer something to the effort that way.

    By the way, I did find this blog overview of PyTivo that describes it nicely. http://www.giveusoneminute.com/enhance-your-tivo-usage-part-ii-pytivox/
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 #246 of 1437
    wmcbrine

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    If you really want to donate, one of the pyTivo developers has a link in his sig. :D
     
  7. Feb 8, 2009 #247 of 1437
    stevencombs

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    I'm the writer of this blog post and I was pleased to find that someone found us! I hope our post is of service to this wonderful project. Its a small way for me to give back.
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    Dr. Steven B. Combs
    :: Give Us One Minute (GUOM)
    :: giveusoneminute[dot]com
     
  8. Feb 9, 2009 #248 of 1437
    Yoav

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    1.1b15 up. You will need to hit 'apply' to generate the new config file (or remove the lines with use.title and sort.filename manually.).
    Latest streambaby (r80) included, as well as ffmpeg.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2009 #249 of 1437
    jannlinder

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    Yoav,

    Any chance on giving us (in the beta) a place to enter our own additions/changes to the StreamBaby .ini file?

    Really looking forward to that!

    :)

    Thx

    Jann
     
  10. Feb 11, 2009 #250 of 1437
    NA9D

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    I assume that even though you are running a "b" version (ie: 1.1b10) that pyTivo still doesn't check for Beta builds. There's not a setting that I see to do that like in iTivo.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2009 #251 of 1437
    Yoav

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    As of (I think b12) if you download a beta it will check for future beta builds.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2009 #252 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Nope. (ok that was the short versoion).

    The long version is: This gui tool is intended to be a simple front-end. If you know enough
    to edit files, then you should be able to manually edit the streambaby.ini, and stop relying on the
    gui tool's generation of that file.

    I do not intend to add support for partial control of the streambaby.ini file in the gui, as that will open the
    door to conflicts with settings, and problems that I just don't want to have to deal with. Right now
    I just say "hit apply" and I know what should be in the file. If you choose to change that, you KNOW
    what you're doing. you KNOW it's unsupported, and if things break, you know you're gonna have to
    figure out what's wrong (or hit 'apply' and lose your changes). It also means you are now responsible
    for figuring out if you need to make changes to the file with new releases of streambaby.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2009 #253 of 1437
    NA9D

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    Feature Request:

    Can we select which folders to use with pyTivo and which for Streambaby? Right now it's all or nothing...
     
  14. Feb 11, 2009 #254 of 1437
    Yoav

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    (already there)..
    Instead of using "video" as the "Type", use "video:stream" or "video:pytivo"
     
  15. Feb 11, 2009 #255 of 1437
    NA9D

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    Cool! Thanks
     
  16. Feb 11, 2009 #256 of 1437
    jannlinder

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    The only issue is that I cannot get streambaby to run on OS X without using pyTivoX

    It complains about other things about no native FFMPEG.

    I would love if PyTivoX simply did not change the ini file between runs. :) Then I could just alter the file in /Application Support/ and be done.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2009 #257 of 1437
    gilbreen

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    Yoav,

    Thanks again for a great program. A minor request and if not able to do, no big deal but it would be great to be able to rearrange the list in the Shared Directories by dragging and dropping the names to its new place. Not sure if I am describing it right, but just looking for a way or suggestion to rearrange the order without having to delete and re-add the names. Again, not a huge deal if not easy to implement since inputting the directories isn't terribly laborious.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2009 #258 of 1437
    matelot

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    Installed on my machine but I don't see Pytivo or Streambaby checkbox on the main screen. Do I have the right version?
    Got it working flawlessly first time and now it stopped working. I can see the file name on Tivo but when I click on it, nothing happens. Any pointer?

    Great program. That's the reason I got Tivo so I can stream my movies on my computer.

    Thanks for all your hard work,
    Mat
     
  19. Feb 11, 2009 #259 of 1437
    Yoav

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    Your wish is my command! poof! done! :)

    pyTivoX never changes the ini file between invocations. The only time it ever changes the ini files is when you hit the 'apply' button.

    So just don't hit the 'apply' button. Upgrading will not change the .ini file, nor will 'exit' or 'start'.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2009 #260 of 1437
    Yoav

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    The streambaby/pytivo checkboxes are only in the beta right now. I haven't released the beta as the main program since streambaby is still being actively developed, and I want it to reach a 'stable' point before I unleash it... If you're happy to help test though, download and install the beta instead.

    As for it stopping working, I don't have enough context to figure out what happened. Does exitting and re-starting help? We can look at the logs, but I'd suggest you install the beta first...
     

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