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Want to play nearly ANY video file on your TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by pipakin, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Jan 23, 2007 #1 of 1740
    pipakin

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    I don't want to break any advertising rules, but I'm posting this in the hopes that someone finds it useful. I wrote some software that does auto-transcoding (on the fly) and transfer to the tivo. It's windows only (cause it's a windows service), but it's open source. If anyone wants to take a look, here's the links (er...or not...I can't post urls until I make 5 posts....so I guess you'll have to wait :rolleyes: )

    So anyways, eventually I'll get around to making 5 posts and I'll put the links here. :)

    [size=-1]Dan203: I'm unsticking this thread as the software is pretty stale and is no longer the best choice for this functionality[/size]

    SourceForge Page : http://sourceforge.net/projects/tivodotnet/
    Download Page : http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=187185
    Home Page : http://www.satellite-of-love.org/TiVoDotNet.ashx
    Forum : http://www.satellite-of-love.org/Forums/YaBB.pl?catselect=tivodotnet
     
  2. Jan 23, 2007 #2 of 1740
    Bluesfan77

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    Well until you can post the url, you could expand on what your software does and how it works.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2007 #3 of 1740
    Dan203

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    I've bumped your post count to 5, go ahead and post the link. I'm very interested in seeing what you've done.

    Dan
     
  4. Jan 23, 2007 #4 of 1740
    pipakin

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    I'll do both.

    The app is a windows service that runs on any PC on the same network as the TiVo. It sends out a tivo beacon just like the TiVo desktop software and provides video content to the TiVo. You just point it at a directory with videos in it, and go to your TiVo and watch!

    Admittedly, on my noisy WiFi network at home I have to watch at lowest quality, but I can't see worth crap anyways. :)

    Also, keep in mind I wrote this less than a week ago, and haven't gotten any significant bug reports yet...so if it blows up, you've gotta let me know :D

    SourceForge Page : http://sourceforge.net/projects/tivodotnet/
    Download Page : http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=187185
    Home Page : http://www.satellite-of-love.org/TiVoDotNet.ashx
    Forum : http://www.satellite-of-love.org/Forums/YaBB.pl?catselect=tivodotnet

    BTW: The website www.satellite-of-love.org is a Mystery-Science Theatre 3000 reference, in case you were wondering ;)
     
  5. Jan 23, 2007 #5 of 1740
    Dan203

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    So what formats does this support for input?

    Dan
     
  6. Jan 23, 2007 #6 of 1740
    pipakin

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    For now, anything that ffmpeg supports (see http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg-doc.html#SEC21). I haven't found any of my movies that failed yet, but I'm sure there are some. I'm working on a plugin structure so new transcoders can be put in there to fill in any gaps.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2007 #7 of 1740
    Enrique

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    installed the files and i still can't get to the admin screen help?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2007 #8 of 1740
    pipakin

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    Hrm, Can you go into your Services Screen and verify "TiVo.Net Auto-Transcoding Service" is started?

    Edit: Yeah, it just blew up on me...loooks like one of the installer files was corrupted...grrr.....I'll fix it and post a new release. :eek:
     
  9. Jan 23, 2007 #9 of 1740
    windracer

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    Looks cool ... I'll have to check this out (especially if it works with DivX files). :up:
     
  10. Jan 23, 2007 #10 of 1740
    pipakin

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    Heh...it appears the problem is the registry key "Installpath" didn't get set...I'm fixing the installer and uploading a new ver. It'll be a few minutes, it's a crazy day at work today.

    Fixed installer : http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tivodotnet/TiVoDotNetSetup-0.2.0a-fixed.msi?use_mirror=osdn
     
  11. Jan 23, 2007 #11 of 1740
    scott816

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    admin interface is now working.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2007 #12 of 1740
    Enrique

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    I keep on getting this error System The system cannot find the path specified Minor Error in the Error Log and when I put a video in the C:\Program Files\PipKin Technologies\TiVo.Net\Videos\ or any other folder tivo can't see it.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2007 #13 of 1740
    scott816

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    i get the same error
     
  14. Jan 23, 2007 #14 of 1740
    pipakin

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    bah!

    :)

    I'll look into it. I've probably got the path setup wrong in the installer...give me just a moment. As I said, crazy work day, so I'm a little busy at the moment.

    BTW, thanks much for the testing you're unexpectedly doing :D
     
  15. Jan 23, 2007 #15 of 1740
    dumbdiety

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  16. Jan 23, 2007 #16 of 1740
    pipakin

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    Hrm, could one of you try to go to the admin page and change the directory to one without spaces? (at home I use C:\DotNotTivo\Videos\)

    I think it may be that it doesn't like spaces in the direcotry names *blush* I'm going through the code now...
     
  17. Jan 23, 2007 #17 of 1740
    TydalForce

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    Awesome work, great project!

    Waiting on someone to port it to OS X ;-)
     
  18. Jan 23, 2007 #18 of 1740
    pipakin

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  19. Jan 23, 2007 #19 of 1740
    turnipsun

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    Let me first state, this program seems very very exciting and can not wait to give it a try.

    Although a couple weeks ago pyTivo was released and it also streams videos to the tivo box.

    I was unsure if any of you guys saw it, the post is here:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=328459

    Ofcourse it doesn't seem as fancy as TiVo.Net but it is a a very quick and easy solution.

    I was wondering if there are any speed differences when streaming?
    If any has tested both I would love to hear there thoughts..

    So once again, TiVo.Net seems like some cool work, and I applaud the effort.

    Chris
     
  20. Jan 23, 2007 #20 of 1740
    pipakin

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    pyTivo was my inspiration for this. It had speed/stability issues on my computer though, So I thought a windows service would run faster (plus, I have a serious case of NIH syndrome).
     

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