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TiVo Stream via VPN?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by davezatz, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Gaidin43

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    I am almost tempted to return my stream now until this is allowed and just get a sling box. I can still mirror everything to another TV without any restrictions. Only issue is I'm controlling the TV the unit is attached to when compared to just using a tuner like the stream would be.
     
  2. Bigg

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    Doesn't the paid version of TiVo Desktop do that? You could have it running on a machine at home, do the transcode, and then you could slurp the show down via VPN or FTP.
     
  3. Fofer

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    Seems like such a waste of resources to have a computer transcoding every show just to provide the availability of a large file to download. And that would only work on shows that don't have the CC flag set. The whole POINT of the TiVo Stream is for on-demand transcoding and streaming, for all recorded shows.
     
  4. Gaidin43

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    Also you can't watch shows that are being copied by TiVo desktop until they are finished.

    I am looking for a live away from home alternative.
     
  5. Fofer

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    Unfortunately it seems like Sling is the better product for that.

    The TiVo Stream is "so close, and yet so far."
     
  6. morac

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    I'm able to watch while transferring to TiVo Desktop, though only up to what has already been transferred when I start playing. To go past that I have to close the file and reopen it.
     
  7. Gaidin43

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    It would sell so many more units if it allowed AirPlay and wireless steaming away from the home network. I doubt the cable companies would ever allow it though. Even the new models of Slingbox don't have their own built in tuners and require a stb or dvr or player of some sort to stream content.

    There has been a huge change I'm how media is consumed and distributed and the media companies are smuggling with how is the best way for them to do it while maintaining the same profits they used to see. All copyright and from protects they build in make it harder for the end user to watch the media they produce.

    Things like the stream and the Slingbox need to be combined with an upgraded tivo. That would be the ultimate one box solution. Right now the HTPC is the only real on box solution out there and it takes a little know how.
     
  8. Bigg

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    It depends if you're running a 24/7 machine anyways or how much power a machine would slurp down.

    There is no way to stream directly from WMC over the internet that is in any way functional or reliable. The only way is to Sling an XBOX. No joke.

    Yeah, it would get kind of sticky to do remote streaming, since it's an all-digital path, unlike the Sling which goes through the analog hole. In-home AirPlay shouldn't be an issue though, as it's no different than a TiVo Mini or anything else, and the quality is lower anyways.
     
  9. innocentfreak

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    I always hear people swear by Remote Potato for streaming remotely.
     
  10. Bigg

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    I tried it, it barely works over a LAN. I have no clue how it would work over a WAN. Maybe two FIOS connections, since that would be similar to my LAN...
     
  11. dsnotgood

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    Check out kmttg. You can do all of those in one automated step. Just make sure you check the qs fix box or else encodings get all messed up.
     
  12. GTXgp

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    That looks interesting, but I would still need an app like VLC to allow me to download to my iPad when I am away from home for offline viewing...
     
  13. ShayL

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    Once you download, decrypt, and transcode to H264, you just need to put into itunes. You should be able to set the output destination in kmttg to the autoload directory of itunes.
     
  14. GTXgp

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    I understand that, but loading into iTunes doesn't do me any good if I am away from home ;) VLC allows me to stream or download remotely from my home computer.
     
  15. ShayL

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    I would suggest a slingbox for that scenario.
     
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    How do you configure Bonjour Beacon to access your stream?
     
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    Fofer

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    Yeah -- I'd like to try that.
     
  18. Fofer

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    Going through the new Roamio FAQs here, I see:

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    (highlighting added by me.)

    "Functionality is exactly the same," eh? So does this mean a 2-Tuner Premiere, along with a TiVo Stream (both of which I have,) will eventually allow me to do streaming away from home as well?

    Fingers crossed.

    (Oh TiVo, please, don't screw this up for us. We've been disappointed for too long and I'm not going to buy a whole new TiVo (and deal with failing at transferring over my library of recordings) just to get features we should have had from the start.)
     
  19. kylen

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    I missed those items--the only thing I saw was this item in the comparison chart of the Roamio models:

    Their description of the Roamio says it contains the features of all these other devices--including a Slingbox. But that is entirely untrue--who uses a slingbox to watch stuff at home on another TV?! Everyone uses it to stream stuff outside of the home.

    I am hopeful we will finally get a real use for the TiVo Stream the way it should have been from the start!
     
  20. windracer

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    So I won't need my overly complicated jailbroken iPhone + OpenVPN solution? :D I'm curious to see how this will work!
     

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