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Streambaby - new streaming application

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by kearygriffin, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. zeke009

    zeke009 yeap...

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    You may need to edit the bat file to point to the Java executable. I had to do this for the setup I have on Windows Home Server 2011.

    Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe"
     
  2. Rick in LA

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    I recently took a bedroom Series 2 out of the rotation, replacing it with the former living room Tivo HD which was, in turn, replaced by a new Premiere. Ahhh, the Circle of Life...

    Anyhoo, despite renaming the FORMER living room device as "Bedroom" under DVR Preferences, Streambaby continues to see it as "Living room" for push purposes and sees the new Premiere as "Living room(2)."

    I can't imagine what else I can do at Tivo.com. Could the problem be on Streambaby's end?
     
  3. windracer

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    Does the renamed box actually show its new name under System Information? You might need to force a few connections from the TiVo for it to "take" and then restarting streambaby should pick up the new name as well.
     
  4. Rick in LA

    Rick in LA New Member

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    Yep, multiple restarts of Tivo and SB sorted it. Thanks.
     
  5. jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    Please help. I had streambaby working for several years and now my tivo won't recognize Streambaby anymore. I don't see the option in the music, videos, menu option.

    I have a series 3. I have tried rebooting the computers and tivo but no luck.

    I tried tivo desktop as well on a laptop with windows 7 (64 bit) and desktop with vista and that didn't work.

    On the new install of streambaby on windows 7 laptop (with eset software), my error is : unable to load ffmepg native libraries

    I put streambaby here:
    C:\streambaby-0.29

    I have this file in that folder: ffmpeg-dist.tar.bz2

    I tried unzipping it but no luck.

    Is this my problem? Please help.

    I did just install dar.fm recently don't know if that screwed anything up or not.

    I really need this to work because I put photo music videos of my kids together and that keeps them dancing and busy for 20-40 minutes making my life much easier. Of course, I have tried to put some new ones together and then push them to my tivo but alas, I can't.

    PLEASE HELP a parent in need.

    I'm a computer programmer but I would easily pay for an app like this as it has in the past made my life so much easier.

    thank you in advance,
    jctivo
     
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    jctivo, I think you need to install 32-bit JRE (Java) instead of 64-bit as this applications uses 32-bit ffmpeg libraries for making thumbnails.
     
  7. jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    I really appreciate the help.

    I installed that new java that you told me to.

    Do I need to point it somehow in the .bat file?
    @echo off
    set LAUNCHDIR="%CD%"
    pushd "%~dp0\native"
    java -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Xmx256m -Xmx256m -jar "%~dp0/jbin/streambaby.jar" %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8
    echo Exited.
    pause
    popd


    here is my log:
    05/30/11 14:49:52 FFmpegJavaVideoModule: Unable to load FFmpeg native libraries
    05/30/11 14:49:53 Listener: added factory
    05/30/11 14:49:53 Main: streambaby ready & listening.
     
  8. jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    I also tried editing the path but no luck in the environment variables
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest now that you have 32 bit java installed, simply unzip streambaby-0.29.zip in a brand new directory. The first time you launch streambaby.bat it should connect and download the ffmpeg binaries it needs under the "native" folder. Then things should work normally. Make sure if you have any firewall active that it is not blocking Java.

    Also remember you need to have streambaby.ini edited with at least 1 valid path to where your videos are located. The "#" character is a comment, so you should have dir.1 uncommented and pointing to a valid path on your PC.
     
  10. jctivo

    jctivo New Member

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    I reinstalled to a new directory on my desktop which worked a week ago and it now works. Thanks! jctivo

    PS and the push worked as well so my parenting just got a bunch easier! THANKS!
     
  11. KidSquid

    KidSquid HD SQUID

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    Hello All -

    Hoping someone can shed some light on my challenge. I am new to StreamBaby...old to Tivo.

    I installed StreamBaby on a network machine (Win7) and my Tivo's can see and access the directory structure just fine. I have ripped a test DVD "Thomas the Train" for the kiddo using Make MKV on a MAC. The MKV plays fine in PLEX and when I attempt to play it on a networked Tivo via StreamBaby I receive the error message "Incompatible Video Stream".

    It was my impression that StreamBaby could read and transcode MKV's to the Tivo...can anyone suggest what I might be overlooking?

    Many thanks,

    Squid
     
  12. Jun 2, 2011 #2392 of 3405
    KidSquid

    KidSquid HD SQUID

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    I was able to get things working.....

    It seems the MKV's I was making on the MAC were not able to be read by StreamBaby on the PC. A little weird I thought.....but when I put StreamBaby in verbose debug mode I saw that StreamBaby could not determine the container type. I assumed that a MKV would be a dual binary and could be viewed accross the different OS's but I guess not.

    I installed MakeMKV on the PC...reripped and eveything played as it should.

    One question though - is there a way to get metadata for the Rip so I don;t have 12 files 0.mkv, 1.mkv, 2.mkv etc? Is there a way to get title and chapter info?

    Thanks,

    Squid
     
  13. Jun 3, 2011 #2393 of 3405
    jcthorne

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    Are you ripping from a dvd? If so, rip to one large vob and then do the conversion. Mp4 would be better than mkv as it will stream to the tivo without transcoding. If this does not answer your question, what are the '12 files' ?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 #2394 of 3405
    KidSquid

    KidSquid HD SQUID

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    Yes...

    If I do this will I have DVD Menu's I will need to navigate?

    What effect will this have on quality....expecially on Blu-Ray?

    I believe the 12 files are the chapters of content from the DVD. What brought me to this point is MakeMKV just titles the files 0-12.mkv so by looking at the filenames you get no idea of what you are going to get when you play. I guess I could open each up watch and rename but I was hoping there would be some kind of metadata lookup....should I be looking at another option?

    Thanks for your help from a fellow Houstonian! :up::)
     
  15. tomm1079

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    Ok i love streambaby. I prefer it over the other solutions cause it allows me to stream files (i dont like moving files to my Tivo if i can avoid it). I have all my files sitting on a Windows home server and i just discovered last night that i can add metadata and get it to show up in Streambaby. I got normal metadata to show up using metagenerator but then i found this:

    # Added metadata parsing. Metadata is displayed on "Play" screen and when pressing the info button while playing

    * Metadata is looked for in the form "filename.mpg.xxx" where xxx the metadata extension.
    * Metadata is looked for in the same directory of the video file, or in a subdirectory of the directory where the main file is called .meta
    * Metadata supported:
    * .txt files- Either a pyTivo metadata file or a standard txt file (autodetected)
    * .html
    * .xml
    * .gif, .png, .jpg: Use as straight images. New config property info.preserveaspect=true to control if img is allowed to be stretched

    This leads me to believe i can add images also. I tried an images as filename.jpg and folder.jpg in the same folder as the MKV but it didnt show up anywhere. What do i need to do to get the image to show up in streambaby.

    Thanks,
     
  16. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

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    I wanted to post this since i had to dig deep for this. Special thanks to dlfl for putting me on the correct path in the other thread.

    Here is a WORKING txt file for streambaby metadata. This is a metagenerator file that just has an image : tag added.

    Note: The image tag must be all lowercase and you need a space before and after the colon. I have the text file and the movie file in the same directory so i just needed to add:

    image : Expendables.jpg


    Code:
    title : The Expendables
    movieYear : 2010
    description : Barney (Sylvester Stallone) leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. But once on the ground, the team learns there's more to the mission than they were told. Their next move determines whether they survive -- or are, indeed, expendable. Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li round out a stellar cast.
    isEpisode : false
    starRating : x5
    mpaaRating : R4
    vProgramGenre : Action & Adventure
    vProgramGenre : Action Thrillers
    vProgramGenre : Military Action & Adventure
    vDirector : Sylvester Stallone
    vActor : Sylvester Stallone
    vActor : Jason Statham
    vActor : Jet Li
    vActor : Dolph Lundgren
    vActor : Eric Roberts
    vActor : Randy Couture
    vActor : Steve Austin
    vActor : David Zayas
    vActor : Giselle Iti
    vActor : Charisma Carpenter
    vActor : Gary Daniels
    vActor : Terry Crews
    vActor : Mickey Rourke
    image  : Expendables.jpg
    
    Hope this helps! Now to try to get a metagenerator that also does images!

    How to get metadata images working in streambaby
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 #2397 of 3405
    orangeboy

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    Nice. In "pyTivoMetaThis", would adding something like this work?

    Code:
    if "cover" in movie.keys():
        <do something>
    
    I was looking at imdbpy, and saw that "key" that refers to "cover url". The <do something> above would most likely be a http file request.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2011 #2398 of 3405
    dlfl

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    And thank you, tomm1079 ! I wasted a lot of time trying to get this to work and then finally noticed the part in your post about the image tag having to be all lower case, which was what I had wrong. I swear I've seen it specified as being capitalized several places in this thread!

    I've been playing with the MetaGenerator code and it's trivially easy to dump JPG (or other image formats if preferable) files of the cover art it retrieves. I haven't been able to contact the program's primary author yet, but I think there will be a revised version one way or another. ;)

    What I will program unless someone has other suggestions is the meta image will be a JPG created in the same folder as the video (with the pyTivo metadata file) with the name <video>.<ext>.jpg and the appropriate image tag line will be included in the pyTivo metadata file. This will be an option -- operation without the image stuff will still be there.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2011 #2399 of 3405
    orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Frak. I've commented on "gmd's python metadata generator", while I think you guys have been talking about MasterCephus' "MetaGenerator Version 2".
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 #2400 of 3405
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Newbie here, sorry I have not read all 80 pages of this post yet....

    I have SB installed and working, but it sees all my .mkv files as folders and then reports 'No entries in this directory'. .avi and .mpg seem to play fine, but not .mkvs.

    Did I miss a basic setting to configure use with .mkv files?
     

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