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Streambaby - new streaming application

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

  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Let me see if I am interpreting this correctly - newer versions of Java and ffmpeg are released that break existing applications and that is the fault of the application?
     
  2. DougD

    DougD New Member

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    I have another possible reason for some users as to why the metadata file is causing trouble. I run streambaby on my Linux box and anytime I click on a movie which has the entry image : xxxx.jpg in the metadata file streambaby locks up if the file xxxx.jpg is not in the folder. To fix it I comment the line #image : in the metadata file and restart streambaby. When I run streambaby on my windows PC streambaby runs fine if the image file is missing.
     
  3. DougD

    DougD New Member

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    The build.xml files in streambaby say they are generated by Eclipse but I have not been able to successfully create these files from Eclipse. Does anyone know how to do this ? I don't know what file to click on nor what menu items to select to build a new copy of streambaby.
     
  4. stalemate

    stalemate McGruber

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    I don't know the specifics of streambaby but typically things with a build.xml file are built with apache ant.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2012 #2545 of 3402
    zabolots

    zabolots Member

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    Yes.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 #2546 of 3402
    techguy82

    techguy82 New Member

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    I just tried streambaby tonight and it seems like a great app.

    I am having some trouble with streaming MKV files. There is no sound coming through. When looking at my Onkyo there is no audio signal at all

    I have tried Avi and MP4 files and they seem to work great. SO i am not sure what the issue might be.

    All of my MKV's are DVD rips (if that helps)

    I was using pytivo transcoding with FFMPEG and that was working great no issue at all.

    Any idea what could be going wrong?
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 #2547 of 3402
    zabolots

    zabolots Member

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    I use the batch file in this thread to convert MKV to TiVo-compatible MP4 files which then play through Streambaby with no issues.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 #2548 of 3402
    utivol

    utivol New Member

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    I am having a problem with Streambaby not playing videos where I have the metadata txt file present. It will not go any further on the Tivo than the screen which displays the description derived from the metadata file. Otherwise it plays video just fine when the file isn't present. I am using Streambaby 0.29 on a Windows 7 machine and 2 Tivo premieres. I have tried creating the metadata files with both the MetaGeneratorV2.0.6.1 and MetaGenerator334.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2012 #2549 of 3402
    techguy82

    techguy82 New Member

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    Is there a way to show thumbnails for the movies? Can it be made into Grid view? Also is there a way to cache the dir so it wont take so long to load? ( have over 400+ movies and it takes a few to load)

    Thank in advance!!
     
  10. Jul 7, 2012 #2550 of 3402
    DougD

    DougD New Member

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    Check the metadata file to see if you have a line like image: xxxxx.jpg
    if so try deleting it and see if the video plays. If the image file is not in the same directory as the video streambaby locks up.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2012 #2551 of 3402
    DougD

    DougD New Member

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    I am hoping one of the guru's can point me to where in the streambaby code the image art is handled. I have the line image: xxx.jpg in the metadata file but it is not in the same folder as the video. I am hoping to add a line to catch the file io exception but do not know where to enter it. I am getting the following error messages (note I added additional output messages)

    07/07/12 11:07:27 CobraRenderer: In cobra
    07/07/12 11:07:27 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    Jul 7, 2012 11:07:27 AM org.lobobrowser.html.test.SimpleHttpRequest$1 run
    WARNING: send(): Error in asynchronous request on file:/media/raid1/movies/0TO9/0974661.jpg
    java.io.FileNotFoundException: /media/raid1/movies/0TO9/0974661.jpg (No such file or directory)
    at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
    at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:137)
    at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:96)
    at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.connect(FileURLConnection.java:87)
    at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.getInputStream(FileURLConnection.java:178)
    at org.lobobrowser.html.test.SimpleHttpRequest.sendSync(SimpleHttpRequest.java:312)
    at org.lobobrowser.html.test.SimpleHttpRequest$1.run(SimpleHttpRequest.java:240)
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
    07/07/12 11:07:28 CobraRenderer: In cobra Going to sleep
     
  12. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Cottage...
    Do you have any ability to use the MP4 metadata inside of the MP4 itself? I have been doing that for many years with out an issue. However I know it would require you to apply metadata to all of your movies and use a different process.

    For your original question.. The path should up as "/folder/folder/folder/file.jpg" in the error message. You may be able to try using a fully qualified file location in the txt file such as e:/blah/folder/folder.jpg if you are in windows. Another potential gotcha is you may need to use double backslashes, like //folder//folder//image.jpg instead.

    Just try a few different things.. Create a few metadata files.. One with the image in the same directory (should work). One with the image in a subdirectory of the movie referenced with a local path.. folder/image.jpg
    One with a fully qualified path where the movie lives, etc. Work through those and see what works and what doesn't.

    Rick
     
  13. jhilla

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    Last few days streambaby and galleon were working great. yesterday Tivo no longer allowed the port to function. Would this be a Tivo upgrade that hit the series 4 Premiere recently or am I looking at something more tight from Brighthouse? I was told the other day my account had a maintenance? Now I am running Windows 7 Home Premium along with Panda Cloud w Firewall. I have multiple ports open, I show no changes on my end. I already reset the Tivo and no change.
     
  14. jhilla

    jhilla Guest

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    Turned out Windows Firewall and Panda Firewall were competing killing ports. Disabled WF & Panda now happy with Tivo! :)
     
  15. DougD

    DougD New Member

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    THANKS Your idea of including the subdirectory name such as ./folder/image.jpg seems to do the trick
     
  16. bigguy126

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    I had Streambaby installed as a service and running for months. Windows 7 - 64bit. All of a sudden it stopped working. I see it on showcases and am able to see all my videos but it hangs when I select one. It does work if I run it from the bat file. I have a tivo hd and and elite, it is doing it on both. I tried disabling windows firewall and my antivirus(Kapersky). I tried changing the port in the ini, nothing works. Anyone have any ideas? Weird that it stopped all of a sudden.
     
  17. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Cottage...
    Sounds like a permissions issue. Ensure the service is running as a real user that has admin access.

    I actually stopped running streambaby as a service and am instead running it as a one time BAT scheduled task on startup. Seems to work a bit more reliably.

    Rick
     
  18. Aug 1, 2012 #2558 of 3402
    ballzo

    ballzo New Member

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    Over the last few weeks, I've been updating my XP laptop. First there was a java update that I think stopped streambaby 0.29 from working a few months ago. Its Java 7 update 5. streambaby fails to start as a service with error 1067. I can't find anything that will get this to work. If I browse to the bat file directory and run the start-streambaby-service.bat, that also fails.

    Then I removed my old virus scan software for something more current and secure. I went with Avast free and now I think it maybe stopping my pytivo from working. It will work if I restart the laptop but after some time, they stop showing on my tivo menu's. Can anyone help with any of this? I'm having a hard time getting to any of my personal content. They have worked pretty flawlessly for years until recently.

    Ballzo in Sacto
     
  19. bigguy126

    bigguy126 Member

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that I found the solution to above. It appears to be a Java issue. I was at java 7.5, I backed it off to java 6.10 and everything is working again. Working as a service on both machines.
     
  20. jcornell

    jcornell New Member

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    I installed streambaby on a new iMac running 10.8.0 and it was working fine. I updated to 10.8.1 last week and since then I've been having trouble with it. When I load, it says it's ready an listening, and on the TiVo I can see the Stream Baby Stream menu item but when I click it, it either hangs forever or takes me to the directory and then hangs when I select the directory. Any ideas or suggestions to troubleshoot?
     

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