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pyTivoX

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

  1. yooper126

    yooper126 u betcha

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    krakelohm: It sounds like you are transferring, not streaming. Is that correct.

    dig_duggler: are you streaming or transferring?

    In my case I had no streaming options, and when I tried to transfer Tivo gave me a DRM like error. I can't remember exactly, but it was something like, "Copyrights do not allow transfer of this video".

    And I am the guy with the profile problem, but my doc gave me meds for it.... :^)
     
  2. dig_duggler

    dig_duggler losing enthusiasm

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    Transferring. Series 3 Tivo, Late 2009 Imac. Have not had an issue since day 1. 1.4.1b of pyTivoX.
     
  3. krakelohm

    krakelohm New Member

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    I am starting the transfer and then watching as it transfers, so streaming I would say.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar New Member

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    if that is an xvid video like the title describes then you are transferring (transcoding) just faster than real time. As far as I am aware Tivo cannot process an xvid stream natively.
     
  5. krakelohm

    krakelohm New Member

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    Gotcha thanks for the clarification. Not sure but hope I have helped.:D
     
  6. momentmaven

    momentmaven New Member

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    I'm new on the scene, but wanted to report that pyTiVx 1.3 works fine on my Lion install. In fact, the reason I even discovered pyTiVo was because the Mac3Tivo program of Toast 11 let me down (Doesn't work in Lion). Who knows if it's even near as capable as py.

    Question. Has anyone got advice on how to get the "push" working? I don't think it's pushing. The reason I ask is that I've noticed I have some "half transfers" - The transfer will be complete (not showing blue circle), yet only part of the file made it. I think it's because my mac went to sleep or something. I restarted the transfer and it completed, but still a pain. Any advice?
     
  7. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar New Member

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    If you feel that your computer going to sleep is causing the issue then you should change the power settings to make sure that the file can be pushed in enough time before the computer goes to sleep.

    I set my laptop to go to sleep (on AC) in 1 hour. This is generally enough time for the push to get through to my TiVo in most cases. If not I just get in the habit of walking past the laptop every so often and tapping the keyboard to reset the sleep timer. I am certain you can find other programs that allow you to temporarily prevent sleep.
     
  8. thewebgal

    thewebgal MacAphile AV geek

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    Thanks for all the help in this thread folks! I upgraded my mac Pro to Lion a few days ago and PyTivoX was one of my broken tools. I have my 4 share directories on an external eSATA drive - and I thought I used PTivoX to stream them to my TIVOHD under Snow Leopard, but now that I have it mostly working again, I guess it was mislabelled and I had been using Stream, baby! Oh, it doesn't care about the dashes in the directory names.

    I do get some complaints in the terminal window when I start streambaby up about FFmpeg native libraries, even tho I seemed to have no problems when I ran the install MacPorts thing via Terminal ... Its playing fine - avi files mostly, tho the mkv files I tried are working too!

    I'm guessing the ip listed in the ini file is for the computer and not the ip address of the TIVOHD?

    Anyway, I did use finder but I never found the /opt/local/bin/ffmpeg

    my Streambaby ini looks like this:
    =======================

    ffmpeg.path=/opt/local/bin/ffmpeg

    dir.1=/Volumes/Cuda-2TB/DoctorWho
    dir.1.name=ShareWho-ALL
    dir.2=/Volumes/Cuda-2TB/ShareMovies
    dir.2.name=ShareMovies
    dir.3=/Volumes/Cuda-2TB/ShareTV
    dir.3.name=ShareTV
    dir.4=/Volumes/Cuda-2TB/ShareTV-UK
    dir.4.name=ShareTV-UK
    # Ip address to bind to
    # most people don't need to change this.
    ip=192.168.100.6
    # port to use
    # port=7290
     
  9. Nov 5, 2011 #1169 of 1437
    mlistiak

    mlistiak New Member

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    This worked great. Thank you very much.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2011 #1170 of 1437
    Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    Anytime I connect to my TivoHD with either ktmmg or pytivo the Tivo reboots.

    I can transfer files ok from my computer to the Tivo just fine. But when I connect to the Tivo using the computer it reboots. Any suggestions how to trouble shoot this?
     
  11. Nov 6, 2011 #1171 of 1437
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    You probably will have to get TiVo to help you with that. Before you do that, see if you can reproduce the problem using TiVo Desktop, which is the only officially supported method. They won't want to hear about kmttg or pyTivo. (You could also try the TiVo's built-in HTML interface, but even that is considered "unsupported".)
     
  12. Nov 6, 2011 #1172 of 1437
    RAM5

    RAM5 New Member

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    I want to build a plugin for PyTivoX to stream AirMozilla to the tivo.

    My plan was to modify the pytivoyoutubeplugin that's on Google Code.

    But can't get that plugin to work with PyTivoX. I suspect that the problem is that I can't actually find the correct .conf file. PyTivo.conf doesn't seem to be in the app bundle. There is a pyTivo.conf.dist in the PyTivo-wmcbrine folder, but making the changes there doesn't seem to work.

    Is there a PyTivo.conf somewhere else on a Mac OS 10.6.8 PyTivoX install?

    Is modding the PyTivo YouTube plugin the best way to attempt this?
     
  13. Nov 6, 2011 #1173 of 1437
    Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    How do I get to the built in HTML?

    What does PY?kmttg speak to on the Tivo to request the NPL? I figure I must have over written a file with a 32bit version while trying to get a FTP program to work. I have no idea what could have been over written do I am trying to get almost file by file replacing what I have with 64bit versions.

    What command can I use to see the version of a file that is on my Tivo?

    Ps... Not sure if this rings a bell for someone but when using Tivo DT I can see it pull up all the files until it gets to 1406 of 1406 then it reboots. This tells me the desktop program can speak to the Tivo just as PY can, it is just displaying the list of files that seems to cause the reboot. There is a showing play list file but I have no idea who calls it into action.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2011 #1174 of 1437
    RAM5

    RAM5 New Member

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    Soapm:
    Just browse to the ip address of your TiVo.
     
  15. Nov 6, 2011 #1175 of 1437
    Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    I can't find it but there was another port you can use it it would give you a different view of your list.

    Anyway, I think I was having a conflict with tserver. Strange but I killed that PID and now it works. Now, off to break something else!
     
  16. Nov 7, 2011 #1176 of 1437
    RAM5

    RAM5 New Member

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    Looks like I was barking up the wrong tree.

    Wmcbrine's awesome HME/VLC Video Streamer does exactly what I need!

    Thank you wmcbrine! :up: :up: :up:
     
  17. rgura

    rgura RobGTX

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    Is anyone actively working on pyTivoX? Are there any planned updated?

    Nothing particularly wrong, I just had a few ideas for some improvements.
     
  18. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    Probably not, seeing as the code hasn't been updated in 14 months, and Yoav hasn't logged in here in over 25 months.
     
  19. Allshookup

    Allshookup TiVo Newbie

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    I have been following this thread for a few months as I used to stream from my iMac OSX (10.6 Snow Leopard) without any problems but after the OSX (10.7 Lion) upgrade I can not stream from my iMac with pyTivoX. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall it, I have tried most of the "hacks" listed in the thread but nothing has worked. I can get the Channel listed and even see the videos that are on my iMac listed but when I click to play it fails. Is there any one who is using pyTivoX 1.3 or beta and it is working on OSX Lion? If so could you please explain step by step how you were able to get it working.
    Thanks for any help I can get.
     
  20. seattlewendell

    seattlewendell New Member

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    I am using it on Lion, and it works flawlessly with some additional work on your part. note* this came from the message board the the developer of the program use to maintain (he's m.i.a.). I believe someone else on the board figured it out.
    1-Launch pyTivox as normal
    2-Launch a Terminal window (if you don't know how to do this google it)
    3-Type:
    mDNS -R "streambaby" _tivo-hme._tcp . 7290 path=/streambaby/
    Type it exactly as above (with spaces quotes, everything)
    4-Go to your Tivo, and "streambaby" should be under "showcases & apps". If it is not there, go to live tv, and back to the interface. It should appear.
    5-Streambaby will remain in apps as long as your mac remains connected to the network. If your mac goes to sleep for any reason you are going to have to redo this process.
     

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