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Old 08-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Stream, Baby, Stream works fine

Works just fine on my Plus.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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Works just fine on my Plus.
Externally outside of the home? Or are you talking just inside the home network? I think the internal streaming is suppose to work out of the box. It's the slingbox like internet streaming that's "coming soon." Correct?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Internal. Stream baby stream is a third party app that hasn't been updated in years. It is what we use stream all sorts of encoded videos from my pc. Was just saying that it seems to work fine (whereas it does not work with my Mini).
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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Works just fine on my Plus.
But what about PyTiVo?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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But what about PyTiVo?
I've never used it. What does it do?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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I've never used it. What does it do?
http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/PyTivo
https://github.com/wmcbrine/pytivo/
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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So, it says it lets you stream from pc to Tivo. Any reason I would want to use that over Stream, Baby, Stream? Only problem I ever have with that is that we have to keep that command window open and occasionally it stops working and have to reboot.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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So, it says it lets you stream from pc to Tivo. Any reason I would want to use that over Stream, Baby, Stream? Only problem I ever have with that is that we have to keep that command window open and occasionally it stops working and have to reboot.
I use the same method for PyTivo, though I think it's possible to have a service running in the background. PyTivo uses file transfers instead of streaming.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #9
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PyTivo uses file transfers instead of streaming.
Really? This page said it streams.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #10
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Really? This page said it streams.
That's the original post from 2006 when the terminology hadn't really been settled on. It "streams" in that you can watch the recording while it's transferring but you can't skip ahead past the portion that has already transferred like you can with streambaby.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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Ok, thanks. I guess for me one advantage of PyTivo would be that I could transfer some shows to the Tivo and then use my Mini to view since Stream, Baby, Stream does not work on the Mini. But, my Mini is on a Samsung SmartTV that can stream off my PC (although without FF/REW functionality)
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #12
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I guess for me one advantage of PyTivo would be that I could transfer some shows to the Tivo and then use my Mini to view since Stream, Baby, Stream does not work on the Mini.
You can also push with Streambaby and then view the recording on the Mini. In my opinion Streambaby is far superior to Pytivo (except for the ability to stream music). So I use Streambaby for video (stream and push) and then have Pytivo running only for mp3s.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:19 AM   #13
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In my opinion Streambaby is far superior to Pytivo (except for the ability to stream music).
ramiss, i am not saying that you are wrong about this, but i am curious about your reasoning.

What is it that makes streambaby superior over pytivo for video?

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:09 PM   #14
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I could never keep Streambaby working and once I got the Roamio I gave up on trying. pyTivo works great. Just wish I could get Movie poster art to transfer over too when I use the metadata program.(forgot its name)
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