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Streambaby - new streaming application

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

  1. Mar 17, 2009 #741 of 3410
    jcthorne

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    Load that mkv file in handbrake and transcode it to an mp4 and it should stream fine without on the fly recode. Most mkv files are not interleaved to allow streaming. At least not in a way decoded directly by tivo. The video and audio content look fine, its the container that is flubbing this up for you.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 #742 of 3410
    Sicklybutsexy

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    I don't want to. I love the 16 Mbps, looks great. I can take the stuttering early on if that's the price to pay for video looking like that! Thanks though...
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 #743 of 3410
    Yoav

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    Unless you have discovered a 'don't re-encode' setting in handbrake, I don't believe that's possible.

    ffmpeg with the -copy and mencoder with -copy both seem to generate invalid mp4s when I do this. So I'm sure there's SOME way to do this, but haven't figure out how.

    Have you TRIED using a lower quality setting. even 5Mbps? really you shouldn't notice a difference (and it'll probably look MUCH better than a stuttery video). If nothing else, it will at least let us figure out if our theory about the transcoding is correct.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 #744 of 3410
    starks9630

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    New at this, so pardon my stupidity. What is the easiest way to take a dvd, rip it to my pc, then stream to my tivo? This program is amazing (if I could get it to work right)
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 #745 of 3410
    moyekj

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    There are countless solutions, I'll mention 1. DVDFab is pretty popular since it can rip both DVD and Blu Ray titles.
    (From initial window pick "Start DVDFab HD Decrypter" to run free version).

    streambaby can play a group of VOB files in sequence so you don't necessarily have to join the main title VOB files together and in fact because of the 1.1GB file size limitation it's probably best to leave them split up anyway.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 #746 of 3410
    reneg

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    I'm having a couple issues with streambaby that I don't understand.
    1) The filename changes names when displayed on the Tivo after I stream a video and exit it. For example, the filename "Lost.S03E20-The Man Behind the Curtain" becomes "Lost - The Man Behind the Curtain" after I stream and exit the video. Is there a way to stop this file renaming behavior?
    2) I'm having aspect ratio problems on some files with Streambaby that work fine with pytivo. What I expect is 16:9 display, but what I get is 4:3 scrunched up video with cropping on the top and bottom.

    Edit: I should have double checked before I posted. Second problem turned out to be a loose nut behind the keyboard. The problem video and a few others are displaying scrunched up under pytivo too, so I will just re-rip and re-encode them.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 #747 of 3410
    harley3k

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    This app rocks... thanks!
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 #748 of 3410
    moyekj

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    I like to keep my filenames showing as well instead of the Title names. Set the following in your streambaby.ini to achieve what you want. (Second setting is not really needed once you set 1st but I have it in case I do set use.title=true I still like them sorted by filename so that the episode order is still correct).

    use.title=false
    sort.filename=true
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 #749 of 3410
    ITGuy72

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    Anyone have issues FFwding through a VOB file? Can't seem to get past the buffer, maybe this is expected? TIA
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 #750 of 3410
    cburbs

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    I need to try this. I played with it one day and went down to I believe medium and it still did the same thing.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 #751 of 3410
    cburbs

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    Does it look the same if you use Full Screen, Panel or Zoom on the Tivo?
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 #752 of 3410
    jcthorne

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    Nope, Handbrake will re-encode but its the easy way out. If you really want to do it without re-encoding. eac3to to demux and convert the audio to ac3 at less than or = 448kbps. Then MeGUI/MP4box to remux into a streaming compatible MP4. Works MOST of the time. There is a bug somwhere in mp4box that crashes about 25% of the time for me in this sequence. I mostly let handbrake do its thing and have been happy with the output.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 #753 of 3410
    reneg

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    Thanks, this worked exactly how I like.

    It looks the same. 99.9% of the time, I use panel mode.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2009 #754 of 3410
    starks9630

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    I tried to play the VOB files, but an error came up on the screen. I change the quality, and now the video and audio are very distorted.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2009 #755 of 3410
    Saxion

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    This is a GREAT program! Thanks so much to the developers!

    This has probably been asked before, but: why does TiVo have a 1.1Gb limit on streaming? Is it some misplaced attempt to control file sharing? Is it likely to get fixed someday?
     
  16. Mar 19, 2009 #756 of 3410
    wmcbrine

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    The stream buffer uses disk space. (Otherwise, you couldn't rewind, or buffer ahead.) Since it's not associated with an NPL program, it has to use temporary space, like the Live Buffer does, so it has to be limited in the same way.

    The feature was originally designed for use with YouTube, where the videos are all well under the limit.

    Not even close. How would that work, anyway? :)

    Netflix-style streaming works in a completely different way, and the limit doesn't apply there (and as a result, you can't really rewind Netflix streams). Other than that, don't hold your breath. But who knows?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2009 #757 of 3410
    moyekj

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    Works fine for me and others. You'll have to post more details for debugging purposes, such as:
    1. Change to com.unwiredappeal=debug in simplelog.properties file to turn on verbose output and restart the program and try playing back the VOB file that is failing, then post output in streambaby.log file here.
    2. Post the output of MediaInfo on VOB file that is not playing back.
    Only reason I can think of it may not play back correctly is if primary audio track is DTS audio instead of AC3. If that's the problem solution is to make sure you rip only with AC3 audio track.
     
  18. Mar 19, 2009 #758 of 3410
    Saxion

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    Thanks for the info wmcbrine! True streaming protocols like RTSP don't need to buffer data to support scale changes; the client just sends a SET_PARAMETER to the server with a new Scale factor, and the server changes the rate (including rewind). I guess TiVo isn't implementing a full streaming protocol like this.
    I could see someone having the misguided logic that by limiting the streaming size to short-form video, it decreases the likelihood that it is copyrighted. Thank goodness it appears no such reasoning is behind this :).
     
  19. Mar 20, 2009 #759 of 3410
    alexander123

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    Okay was looking for something like this. Hope it works.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2009 #760 of 3410
    orangeboy

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    Ok, I spent a couple of hours reading this thread, and got up to page 11 without finding what I was looking for. My apologies if the answer is on page 12, but is this expected behavior?


    03/21/09 11:48:11 Listener: 192.168.0.105 I/O Exception handling HTTP GET 139d3fc5-4fe6-40bb-86e7-848519ce786b.stream: Connection reset by peer: socket write error
    03/21/09 11:48:18 Listener: connection to receiver closed
    03/21/09 11:48:18 Factory: HME receiver disconnected


    This occurs after stopping a stream, and "leaving" the application. The app is no longer found in Music, Photos, & Showcases, unless I CTRL-C and restart streambaby.bat in Windows. How do I keep the app persistent in the M,P,&S menu?

    I'm using:

    Microsoft Windows XP SP3,
    Streambaby-0.25,
    java version "1.6.0_10"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_10-b33)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.0-b15, mixed mode, sharing)
     

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