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TiVo Stream STILL Incompatible with H.264 Content

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by gamo62, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. gamo62

    gamo62 New Member

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    TiVo Stream still will not work on systems with H.264. One would have hoped that they would get this issue resolved, but apparently not. And no mention of that limitation on their web site.
     
  2. jrtroo

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  3. Apr 5, 2014 #3 of 33
    maury

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    Not sure how you're doing it, but when I save TiVo files as h.264, they still have the tivo wrapper (.tivo extensions). So, using Stream doesn't play those?

    In another thread, I'm asking some questions about using TiVo Desktop with Drobo NAS. I'm wondering if I save my files to the NAS, will my TiVo be able to find them and play them, just like on my PC?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2014 #4 of 33
    jwbelcher

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    MPEG4 is already being used by the Cable operators - so recordings on the TiVo are h.264 encoded. FiOS has used it for a while and my own cableco just started this month with the addition of Starz HD.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2014 #5 of 33
    gamo62

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    You can neither view nor download H.264 content. Anything MPEG2 works great. I have no idea when (or if) they plan on fixing this. It's really annoying being able to only use it with local networks.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2014 #6 of 33
    moyekj

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    gamo62, I would suggest you look for an alternative solution (such as Slingbox) if it's something you really want, rather than waiting on TiVo for a solution which may not come any time soon, if ever.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2014 #7 of 33
    gamo62

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    I'm not in a hurry. It may not come until new Stream hardware is released. I'm not sure a software update would work. Or else , why not already?
     
  8. Apr 8, 2014 #8 of 33
    moyekj

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    Android support probably is much higher priority than this and hasn't happened yet either, so I don't think Stream updates get much attention at all at TiVo.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2014 #9 of 33
    aaronwt

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    I still can't believe that the TiVo stream was launched 19 months ago. Back in September 2012. And there still isn't any Android support. At the time I was hoping there would have been android support before the end of the NFL season. But that was just a pipe dream. I'm glad i picked up the SlingBox 350 when it was launched in October 2012 instead of waiting for Android Stream support. it just seems crazy how long it has taken.
     
  10. gamo62

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    Is there any reason WHY Stream doesn't yet work on H.264 content? WTH are they waiting for?
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I've heard through the grapevine that an update to the Stream is coming along with the Summer update. No word on whether it'll add H.264, but it's probably your next hope.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    Is that update along the lines of adding Android support and also enabling pigs to fly? I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  13. Dan203

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    I have heard nothing about Android. Just that there is a Stream beta going on that coincides with the Summer update. Didn't even really get details as to what's being tested, could be a big disappointment but I always try to keep hope alive. :)
     
  14. BigJimOutlaw

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    Android support is [finally] coming. Only thing I heard about h.264 is that it was planned. File it under the "someday" category and hope it's sooner than later. :)
     

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  15. Austin Bike

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    Just to come full circle, did TiVo claim support somewhere like they did with android?
     
  16. mr_smits

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    Thanks for that nugget of hope after the intense downer that Aereo lost its supreme court case.
     
  17. gamo62

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    They don't tell you that it's not capable of streaming H.264 content when you order it from their web site. And they know it too.
     
  18. mr_smits

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    Is this why content I rip from DVDs and push to tivo using pytivo are not playable on iPad streaming? There's no way a copyright flag is being picked up, so it must be tivo or the tivo stream is incapable of playing mp4 content.
     
  19. lpwcomp

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    Pushed recordings are always marked copy protected.
     
  20. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    Why is that? I don't need my media device to parent me. I need it to display content I want to watch and go to the effort to push to it.
     

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