Best way to stream videos from WHS to Tivo HD

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  1. Jan 2, 2010 #1 of 29
    tinytool

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    I'm wanting to stream my videos from my Windows home server to my Tivo HD. I noticed a couple of programs like Tivo Desktop actually download the videos to the Tivo HD. I'm only intrersted in streaming them to keep my hard drive on the tivo only recording live TV. So I came to the conclusion that there are two programs for this: Streambaby and pytivo. Pytivo seems very technical (which I'm not). From what I've read Streambaby seems like what I need. Can someone who has installed this on a WHS machine explain to me the exact steps on how to install this on the WHS. I'm also open for suggestions on any other program that will do what I need. Thanks for the help!!!
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 #2 of 29
    reneg

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    I've had my WHS for a week now. I installed Streambaby today on my WHS and documented the process with lots of pictures. Here is a link, http://drop.io/kqwxiku to a PDF file I created. The document was much too large to post here directly. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 #3 of 29
    tinytool

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    This is perfect!!! I appreciate you all the time you put into this. You explain it perfectly!!!!!!!!! Definitely interested in pytvo guide also.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 #4 of 29
    reneg

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    I installed pyTivo on my WHS and documented the process for that too. It's available on the same link posted above as a PDF file.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 #5 of 29
    tinytool

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    Thanks again man- very detailed!
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 #6 of 29
    will792

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    Thank you for documenting the installation process so well. It did save a lot of time. I might suggest to add info on DVD plug-on that allows to read VIDEO_TS directories without making any changes/conversions/renames.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 #7 of 29
    reneg

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    Glad it helped and thanks for the feedback. I haven't installed the DVD plug-in, but if I do, I'll document the process.
     
  8. HerronScott

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    Reneg,

    Great documentation! I did this myself a couple of months ago using another post here but this documentation would have really helped shorten the time it took to get it installed.

    Scott
     
  9. tinytool

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    Which DVD plug-in are you refering too? Sounds interesting
     
  10. reneg

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    DVD plugin for pyTivo
     
  12. will792

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    Tivo Publisher does work but has incredible inefficiency since it transcodes file for every transfer to Tivo. For my hardware (HP EX485) it makes transfer speed around 1/2 of real time for DVD rips. This defeats the whole purpose of having DVDs on the network. You have to give almost 1 hour headstart time before you can start watching a movie. On the positive side it is almost too simple to install.
     
  13. reneg

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    I just realized I made an error in my pyTivo installation walkthrough. When Tivodecode & Tdcat are extracted, they wind up in the pyTivo\bin\tivodecode directory, not pyTivo\bin directory. I uploaded a corrected version of the document to http://drop.io/kqwxiku.

    If you have followed this installation walkthrough already, you can correct the error by moving tivodecode.exe & tdcat files from the C:\Program Files\pyTivo\bin\tivodecode directory to the C:\Program Files\pyTivo\bin directory. Or, you can correct the error by editing the pyTivo.conf file and changing the path statements for tivodecode & tdcat to reflect their location.
     
  14. adamantium

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    I am just starting this exact set up. reneg, I would love to see your process, but the drop.io links no longer work. Would you be able to re-post? Thanks!
     
  15. reneg

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  16. adamantium

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    Excellent! Thanks!
     
  17. arrarrgee

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    thx found it....

     
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