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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by kearygriffin, Jan 20, 2009.
Is HME mp4 video working for Bolts too still?
Another subtle change you may not have noticed. If a TiVo is removed from a network with multiple TiVo boxes, the entry in My Shows was unchanged until a restart. Now that entry goes gray in a few minutes and can be removed quickly. A small change, but what unintended consequences may be the result?
So I have installed vanilla streambaby and now it doesn't work at all. Every time it runs, I get "ERROR: error in opening zip file" after it downloads the MacOSX tools file. Nothing will play, some folders appear empty, etc. I've tried manually decompressing the zip file and all I get is a .cpgz file which when decompressed, creates the same MacOSX_tools zip file all over again in a recursive loop. Maddening.
Anyone know how to fix this? I couldn't find anything when searching.
You can download the tools zip file manually and install it under "native" folder wherever you installed streambaby:
FYI, I fixed the base URL used for downloading tools zip file, so the automated download should work again.
Thanks for that. I was able to download and unzip manually. The download still completes every time Streambaby runs, but of course the unzip fails.
Now however, SB doesn't work at all... doesn't even show up on the Tivo anymore. Multiple reboots, no dice. SB says it's listening, everything looks good with the exception of the unzip failure. No idea what to look at now.
Remove the .zip file and the "native" folder and let it re-download and install automatically.
If still no dice follow instructions for debug wiki:
streambaby / Wiki / debugging_problems
Oh jeez... how did I miss this...
Dec 14, 2016 7:00:00 PM javax.jmdns.impl.JmDNSImpl closeMulticastSocket
WARNING: closeMulticastSocket() Close socket exception
java.net.SocketException: Can't assign requested address
PS no change regarding the download/unzip, still fails.
OK got it, had to reinstall java.
Almost there... one last issue to address but I think it's a path problem on my end.
EDIT: Yep I had a bad path to one of my drives. All appears to be working now... thanks for all the help!
WHEW! OK for anyone else like me who vastly prefers to continue using PyTivoX... the trick is that the mp4 disable setting has to be added to streambaby-user.ini that needs to go in ~/Library/Application Support/pyTivoX
Once I finally figured that out, I could just update SB like I always have inside the PyTivoX app, and all is well with the world. Yay!
No, I tried streaming an MP4 file from streambaby to my new Bolt and it did not work.
I'm glad I kept several Series3 lifetime units. These are still are able to stream MP4 files. I now have one sitting next to my Roamio. Unfortunately it inhales ~40W which costs about $40/yr (not to mention the waste of energy) if left running constantly. And of course we have to change the input on the TV and grab a different remote.
Yes, series 3 is certainly better for HME mp4 streaming now. At least I suppose there's a workaround for series 4 and later to force it to transcode all mp4s to mpeg2 to allow it to work still, but in that regard doesn't make it much better than PLEX.
So this is going to seem like a dumb question, but is there any way to revert the interface to the older layout? I really dont like the new smaller fonts and left justified text. I turned off the sideview, but all that does is make the left pane even more obviously unbalanced. I miss the centered text and bigger fonts from V20120828-2030 (gettin' old).
Is there some way to tweak the conversion settings for Streambaby to convert MP4 to MP2 to reduce the CPU horsepower needed? As it stands now, when I disable the MP4 option in Streambaby my old media server is not fast enough to handle the realtime conversion (though Plex seems to handle it just fine).
Slow down transcoding while still preserving adequate quality? No, don't know how to do that. Probably better option is to use a different more powerful server to pre-transcode your recordings to MP2 for streambaby use.
When I tried Plex, there was no CPU load increase at all when streaming the MP4 files. So looks like Plex is just sending the MP4s to Tivo without transcoding them. I swapped an i5-2400 in place of the i3-2120T in my main server, and it still struggles with the Streambaby real-time transcoding. Unfortunate that the Intel QSV can't be used.
Im sure this has been covered somewhere in this thread before, but Im running Streambaby 0.53 on a Mac and lately i have to set the quality to 512 kb/s for the movies to stream to my series5 Tivo. My streambaby.ini file has directory location and two other lines
Anyone know how i can fix this so i don't have to keep setting quality = 512 kb/s to watch movies.
TiVo broke HME H.2564 video streaming in 20.6.3 release. Best known workaround to the problem is to set this in your streambaby.ini file:
Thanks, that works. I no longer have to set the rate for the movies to play. Is there an easy way to show more posters rather than just file names, similar to that of Plex.