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Vuze officially supports TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by morac, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. BryGuy

    BryGuy New Member

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    The Vuze site states that this capability only works for Series 3 TiVos. I did get it to work for one of my Series 2 Tivo for a short time when Vuze had incorrectly discovered the TiVo as Series 3. The converstion (handled by Vuze) went quickly, and the transfer to the TiVo was faster than HMO between my TiVos (both wired).

    I love it. Now if they would only support Series 2!
     
  2. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Try this: http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=7505786#post7505786
     
  3. gouldtv

    gouldtv New Member

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    Since installing the new Vuze client, my Tivo Desktop Control Panel on my Mac no longer lets me click "Start" to invoke the Tivo Desktop file-sharing to my Tivo. The minute I hit Start, it starts for 1/2 second, then shuts down and the Start button is visible again. Anyone else having this problem? I'm on Snow Leopard.

    I wanted to give Vuze a spin, and I encoded a few video files, but the audio was messed up in all of them. So I want to go back to the way I used to work - - - where I download with Vuze, run the file through VisualHub, and let Tivo Desktop share the file to the Tivos in my home. Now I broke something, and Vuze sharing is the only thing that shows on my Tivo's, and Vuze will only share it's own compressed files with the bad audio. Not good.

    Perhaps there's a command-line thing I can do to de-activate the Fuse controls over file-sharing to the Tivos?
     
  4. moose5

    moose5 New Member

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    I wanted to give this a try and it seems to work fine but when zi go to transfer on tivo the audio is completely cut apart from some random burp-like sounds. Help?
     
  5. joleta

    joleta New Member

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    ryanperry: I have the same problem. My TiVo HD doesn't show up in Vuze. I'm also on Leopard on a Mac.
     
  6. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    I am using Snow Leopard on my new iMac and Vuze work just fine. Make sure your Wi-Fi connection is working. You may have move the TiVo’s wireless adapter to get a better signal.
     
  7. joleta

    joleta New Member

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    Both the Mac and the TiVo are on the same wired (not wifi) network. PyTivo works fine for streaming from Mac to TiVo, and the TiVo Transfer that comes with Toast Titanium can pull programs from the TiVo back to my Mac, so I know the connection is okay.

    I still wish I knew why Vuze can't see my TiVo, but I don't really need Vuze now that I've got PyTivo set up.
     
  8. jtso

    jtso New Member

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    I'm running Snow Leopard and have a TiVoHDXL and had the problem where my TiVo never showed up as a "device" on the left side pane of Vuse. I solved the problem by turning TiVo Desktop off in the system preferences.

    By the way, if you have a DNLA device on your network (I have an Oppo Blue Ray Player), it will see Vuse running on your Mac and think it is a DLNA server. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it to play any TiVo shows (I have them in MPEG 1/2 format) stored on my computer through Vuse. Maybe someone out there knows how to do that...

    I have been able to watch TiVo shows stored on my computer through my Oppo by running a nifty program called PS3 Media Server.app. When I run it on my Mac, the Oppo sees my Mac, I can use the Oppo's remote control to search my computer's file structure to find the show that I want, and then I can watch it. It is not perfect, and there are glitches, but I've had more success with this than with Vuse.
     
  9. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    I just downloaded Vuze (4.4.0.6), onto my Windows XP SP3 machine, downloaded a movie, enable Devices support. Even before enabling, Vuze already saw all three of my TiVos. After enabling it, I "dragged and dropped" the movie into the TiVo Device (HD-TiVo) on the left hand side and it did the transcoding thing. I even see the .vob file on the Windows machine. However, when I go to the TiVo NPL Vuze does not show up.

    Thinking it was the TiVo, I dragged and dropped the movie to the Series 3 TiVo device hoping it would work. But, Vuze doesn't show up there either on the S3 NPL either. My 3rd TiVo a S2, and from what I understand that doesn't work to begin with so I didn't bother dragging to that device, but I did confirm it also doesn't "see" the Vuze computer.

    All the computers and TiVos are on the same network. Do I need to open a port up on my Windows machine to allow TiVo to "see" it? Note that I do not have TiVo Desktop installed on the computer that has Vuze on it. I do have a laptop with TiVo Desktop installed on it, and all three TiVos "see" it.

    Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
     
  10. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Vuze uses the same method to serve up files as TiVo Desktop. As long as they are on the same network it should work. Without getting connection or packet sniff data from you, it's hard to what's wrong.
     
  11. keenanSR

    keenanSR Member TCF Club

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    Try a re-boot of the TiVo and/or the computer? I tried Vuze awhile back and can't remember exactly how it worked but I seem to recall having to re-boot one or the other.
     
  12. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    Okay, I downloaded and installed Wireshark. Are there any particular filters you want me to apply? Do you just want me to capture 10 minutes worth and save the capture file somewhere where you can download it?

    I can see where it is receiving the "TivoConn" (protocol) "Discovery Beacon" (Info). Of course that make sense, since Vuze "saw" the TiVo. It is the TiVo that isn't "seeing" Vuze. Should I be seeing some response from my PC/Vuze? If so, that doesn't seem to be happening. I'm literally not seeing any traffic towards the TiVo, I finally ping'ed it just to make sure Wireshark was monitoring outgoing traffic and it did log the pings.

    I appreciate your help "Evil Code Monkey!"
     
  13. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    I just rebooted both, still nothing shows up on any of the TiVos.
     
  14. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Vuze should be broadcasting out beacons similar to the incoming ones. If it's not then the TiVos won't see Vuze.

    It's been a while since I played with Vuze, but I remember there being a setting to enable sharing. Make sure that's turned on.
     
  15. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    Man, there are a million settings on Vuze but I think I stumbled across something. I turned off "simple view" for Devices and that uncovered the "Media Servers" and that allowed me to see the settings for the Vuze Media server on my PC. Under properties for it, it shows the IP address it had for itself. Unfortunately that IP address was bound to my VMware logical adapter. So then, I went to the advanced network settings under Connection and configured Vuze to bound to the "real" Ethernet device.

    After restarting Vuze now the Media server says it as the same IP address as my PC, which of course is in the same network as the TiVos, but the TiVos still don't "see" it, and Wireshark still doesn't log any out going packets.

    Any other suggestions? Has anyone else had this problem and resolved it? I'll try posted to the Vuze forum, but based on the activity there, I don't think it is monitored much.

    Thanks!
     
  16. morac

    morac Cat God

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    If I can remember I'll try playing with it when I get home and see what it does.
     
  17. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    Thanks Morac. Note that I sniffed the VMware logical device and sure enough, the TiVo beacons are still being sent there. I'm guessing this is a bug. I just posted to the Vuze forum: http://forum.vuze.com/thread.jspa?threadID=92025 so you might check it before doing any work in case one of them are able to tell me what I can do to resolve it.
     
  18. kcantrel

    kcantrel New Member

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    As a quick update. One of the developer of Auze was able to quickly patch it to do the right thing. The latest beta version 4.4.0.7 B18 is working as expected.
     
  19. Pabs82

    Pabs82 New Member

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    Hey, I just bought a TIVO and want to play shows from my computer on it. I have Vuze and have opened the Now Playing List but it is not there. My vuze has it and i have copied files to it ok, but how do i see these files?
     
  20. MyM3

    MyM3 New Member

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    I have the Vuze icon on my Now Playing list as well, although it says that there are no recordings. My Vuze is open on my PC and the Vuze screen is showing the library. Will I need to install TiVo Desktop (for the PC) in order to play my Vuze library on my Premiere XL?
     

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