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Streambaby - new streaming application

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

  1. Sep 1, 2012 #2561 of 3405
    davkrev

    davkrev New Member

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    Streababy was working fine for a while. Now, I no longer see it in the Showcases & Apps list. I've added the IP again for my computer running the server and it accepts it, but it never shows up in the list.

    I am running the latest version of java and have tried disabling symantec firewall & windows firewall -- still no luck...

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Sep 1, 2012 #2562 of 3405
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Latest version of Java as in Java 7? That is probably the problem. Roll back to Java 6.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2012 #2563 of 3405
    davkrev

    davkrev New Member

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    Yes. I can downgrade. Which update version of Java6 should I use? Also, should I use 32bit or 64bit version?
     
  4. Sep 1, 2012 #2564 of 3405
    davkrev

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    Just tried download Java 6 update 35 32bit version and still doesn't work after rebooting computer & tivo.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #2565 of 3405
    ajayabb

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    I am also having a similar problem with Streambaby and native mp4 files. After I select the video, the program just hangs and never plays. I am running Windows 7. Same problem after rolling back to JRE 6.35. Maybe I will try an even older Java version and see. Very strange. Programs that require encoding play just fine, and some mp4s play while other that did previously no longer stream.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2012 #2566 of 3405
    DougD

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    A new version of Streambaby is now available. The program has been updated to provide a search capability based on the metadata files. You can search based on title, actor, writer, director, genre or any combination. The download is here:http://code.google.com/p/streambaby/downloads/detail?name=streambaby-20120828-2030.zip

    Changes consist of:
    * Added Search capability
    * Changed display of show jpg on play screen to only wait a specified amount of time in case jpg is missing
    * Added new config CoverImagesFolder= for specifying folder which contains all show covers
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 #2567 of 3405
    DougD

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    Let me know if you have any questions about the new search capability in streambaby
     
  8. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Does this search MP4 file metadata as well? I have 3000 MP4 movies all with only MP4 metadata and embedded image. I prefer never to construct a separate metadata file.

    Glad to see some development occurring in Streambaby again.

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  9. DougD

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    It only looks at txt files such as moviename.mpg.txt However it works with the Med's Movie Manager database so check out Med's movie Manager it has several ways to read in movie information.. You may be in luck the website says "Technical info can also be retrieved from media files like AVI, OGM, MPEG and DVD (ifo)."

    Once you create the database (choose HSQLDB for the type) streambaby will be able to read it.
     
  10. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

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    I also have the same problem of Streambaby up and stop working last week. I can start Streambaby but it doesn't seem like Tivo is connecting with it (Just sits there listening). I am able to get it to connect fine on my laptop so it's not my router. I assume something auto updated but I've rolled the Java back to 6 with no luck. Any other ideas?
     
  11. DougD

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    I assume streambaby shows up as a menu choice. Do you then get a please wait when selecting it? Are you running streambaby on a Windows PC or Linux or Mac?
     
  12. DougD

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    This may be premature but has anyone successfully used the new search feature?
     
  13. mrpantstm

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    No, Streambaby does not show up as a menu choice in the Showcase tab. It doesn't seem like it's making a connection with the server. Running on Windows 7. Was working fine up until last week. Works fine on my Windows 7 laptop.
     
  14. DougD

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    I have also had a problem with this over the past few weeks but found that if I leave streambaby running then by the next day the Tivo finds the app again. Not sure why this is happening or if other apps are having the same problem.
     
  15. DougD

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  17. emkorial

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    Anyone else having audio issues?

    Videos will start fine, but when there is a loud sound like an explosion or somehting, the suido cuts out and won;t come back until I pause and restart. Then after a few times of that, the Tivo will crash and reboot. Any ideas?

    Running a TivoHD
     
  18. Oct 6, 2012 #2578 of 3405
    nrnoble

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    EDIT: Solved. Apparently the default setting for the Premiere is to display video as 4:3, thus cropping the video. Changing the setting to letterbox fixed my cropping problem.

    I am posting my question before having scanned all 86 pages, but as soon as post my question I shall continue searching for a solution.

    Q: Is there a way to control the cropping and\or aspect ratio of the movies while using StreamBaby to an HDTV?

    I've only tested a few movies so far, but all the widescreen movies I tried result with significant cropping of the widescreen movies that appear letterbox even on my HDTV. The problem is obvious when watching the opening credits and text is clipped and during scenes where people are opposite sides, and one or both are mostly off screen. When the movie are played back on the PC\Mac, movie has the proper aspect ratio and no cropping occurs.

    Maybe its the way that I have been ripping the movies, and if I ripped the movies differently, Steambaby would display the movie without cropping it.

    Thanks for any tips.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2012 #2579 of 3405
    BP-isMe

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    Do I just copy over the files? I am running as a service...I assume I could stop the service, copy over the files.

    Thank You...
     
  20. DougD

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    1. Download the file http://code.google.com/p/streambaby/downloads/detail?name=streambaby-20120828-2030.zip
    2. unzip the file. In Linux I do this by opening a terminal server cd to the folder and entering unzip streambaby*2030.zip you should be able to do this from windows by right clicking and then selecting extract all
    3. stop the currently running streambaby
    4. Start streambaby - from linux I do this by
    cd str*2030
    sudo ./streambaby

    If you are running streambaby as a service instead of step 4 try the following http://code.google.com/p/streambaby/wiki/WindowServiceInstallation
     

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