pyTivoX

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 #961 of 1455
    pilotbob

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    I found out why Stream Baby wasn't working. Apparently I had installed an update to my routers firmware that was pretty buggy. It also blocked bonjour (mDNS packets) which I assume is what streambaby used.

    Once I updated to the v2 linksys firmware (for my v1 device the horror) streambaby once again worked.

    Thanks for all the help folks. At least I go a newer version of pyTivo and ffmpeg into pyTivoX out of all this.

    BOb
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 #962 of 1455
    cjsiv

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    I am a newbie to tivo but am loving it so far. Really prefer the streambaby portion as it works very well for me. I have read through extensively (I do believe) and I have seen others with the issue I am having. I downloaded and installed pytivox, have java updated, etc. When I start pytivo up, both it and streambaby appear on my tivo. After a few minutes, streambaby disappears from the tivo. I have to relaunch it on my imac, and then it works again. The constant dropout is getting kinda annoying since the computer is downstairs. Any help is greatly appreciated. I am running an airport extreme. My imac and the tivo are connected via ethernet. Tivo is an hd and hdxl. I am very competent when it comes to electronics, but can only do the basics with networking. Like I said, any insight is greatly appreciated. Other than the dropouts, it is a phenomenal piece of software. Thanks in advance!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 #963 of 1455
    Phantom Gremlin

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    You should post in the Streambaby thread; maybe someone there can help.

    Pytivox is a front end that runs both pytivo and streambaby. But if pytivox starts streambaby and then streambaby crashes, it's probably not something that pytivox can fix. Of course, pytivox can monitor if streambaby is still running, and restart it, but that seems cumbersome.

    At any rate, I use pytivox just for the pytivo portion, I know very little about the streambaby portion.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2010 #964 of 1455
    cjsiv

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    Think I fixed it. I removed everything with apptrap. Downloaded pytivox v1.3b and it has been up and running all day today without dropouts.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2010 #965 of 1455
    RealityCheck

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    PyTiVoX refuses to "push" h.264 files to my Series3 without transcoding to MPEG-2 first. I try selecting files to "push" from the web interface, but nothing happens. Any advice? Sorry for the anemic details.

    PyTivoX 1.3 running on Mac OS X 10.5.8 PowerPC (iMac 2.1GHz G5).
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 #966 of 1455
    Rdian06

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    Your stated problem is self-contradictory. In the first sentence you're saying that the "push" works, but transcodes to MPEG-2. The second sentence indicates "push" doesn't work at all. Which is it?

    Also, anemic details evoke anemic answers...
     
  7. Jun 8, 2010 #967 of 1455
    RealityCheck

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    I would like to push h.264 AVC files to my TiVo *without* transcoding them to MPEG-2. PyTivoX is supposably capable of this, but seems to fail when I attempt it. The attempts to "push" files through the web browser bare no results. I don't even get an error message.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2010 #968 of 1455
    wmcbrine

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    What do you get? A blank page? Or what?
     
  9. Jun 8, 2010 #969 of 1455
    RealityCheck

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    Using Safari and Camino (with PyTivoX 1.3 loaded), I go to http://localhost:9032/. Next, I click on "My Share" and go to the list. I select an AVC file from "My Share", click on the check box, make sure my S3 is the target and click "Send to TiVo". The "loading" icon appears on the Safari bar. When the "loading" icon disappears, the list on the webpage remains. Nothing more happens.

    The files stream fine with the "Streambaby" portion of PyTivoX (all are in .mp4 format AVC). They just refuse to "push".
     
  10. Jun 10, 2010 #970 of 1455
    Wil

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    I just saw a reference to version 1.3b6. I have McBrine's 1.3b (his message here 1/28/2010). Is there a b6 somewhere?

    I also noticed mjboyle in a recent message in this thread simply replaced the "pyTivo-wmcbrine" resource file with the contents of the newest branch code and deleted the .pyc files. He did this to solve a specific problem, but would this be a good idea generally, to keep current?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 #971 of 1455
    Daiv

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    I'm having a problem with pyTivoX 1.3. I have a MacbookPro running 10.6.3 and have been running pyTivoX for some number of months with no problems. About the same time I updated to 10.6.3, I signed up for Tivos Beta testing program on my TivoHD. Now my Tivo can see my folders but always tells me there are no recordings when I try to navigate them. I have deleted folders, selected new folders, renamed folders, restarted and re-installed pyTivoX, restarted my Mac and I get the same results every time. I even restarted my router several times, just in case. No luck!
    Any suggestions?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2010 #972 of 1455
    jeaent

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    New to this. My Share folder shows up on "now showing," but folder remains empty.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2010 #973 of 1455
    jeaent

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    Forgot to add. Mac OS 10.5.8
     
  14. Jun 25, 2010 #974 of 1455
    Daiv

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    Nevermind... I pulled out my Series 2 DT and it's working just fine with pyTivoX. I'm made to assume there are some settings in the Beta Software on my Series 3 that is blocking the content transfer.

    Note to other Beta testers, PyTivoX will not work with your boxes.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2010 #975 of 1455
    chucky24

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    Apologies in advance if this has been addressed previously in the thread. I've done a cursory read of all 33 pages of the thread, and while I've seen others touching on this issue, I can't find a solution that works for me.

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    The problem in a nutshell:

    My Mac Mini and my TiVoHD are on different subnets, and so my TiVo can't see the pyTivoX. I'm mainly interested in pyTivo functionality, although Streambaby functionality would be nice as well, but neither work.

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    My setup:

    My WAN router communicates with my Mac Mini HTPC box via a nice 5ghz Wifi-n radio. I don't wish to buy a Wifi-n radio receiver for just my TiVo, both to save money, and to avoid the clutter of another box and power brick in the cramped area around my TV.

    So I'm using the Mac Mini as a radio receiver / router for the TiVo, connecting the Mac Mini to the TiVo via ethernet cable. I then enabled Internet Sharing on the Mini, sharing the Airport connection to Ethernet, and pretty much everything works just fine, with the exception of pyTivoX. Here's a list of what works with my setup:

    - iTivo
    - Roxio's Mac2Tivo
    - Roxio's TiVo Transfer
    - Netflix Streaming and Amazon VOD on the TiVo

    Again, pyTivoX is the only thing I can't get working with this setup.

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    My settings:

    TiVo Network Settings (These are manually set)

    IP Address: 192.168.2.2
    Gateway Address: 192.168.2.1
    Broadcast Address: 192.168.2.255

    Mac Mini Airport Settings (These are where the Mini's sits on the LAN)

    IP Address: 192.168.1.4
    Router: 192.168.1.1

    Mac Mini Ethernet Settings (These are how I manually set up the Mini to function as the TiVo's router)

    IP Address: 192.168.2.1
    Router: 192.168.1.1

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    Possible solutions:

    - Change something in the pyTivoX config files.

    I've tried editing the config files in ~/Library/Application Support/pyTivoX, but either I don't know what I'm doing, or it's not possible.

    This is obviously my preferred way of solving the problem.

    - Change something in my Mac Mini Ethernet Settings.

    If there is some way to put the TiVo on the same subnet as my Mini without mucking up everything else on the TiVo that currently works perfectly, I'd be happy to solve the issue that way.

    I originally put the TiVo on a different subnet purely because I couldn't figure out any other way to get the Mini to properly work as the TiVo's router if I put it on the same subnet, but I'm no networking genius, and perhaps I'm missing something obvious here.

    - Either buy the TiVo a separate router or give up on using pyTivoX.

    Obviously, this doesn't seem like much of a solution to me at all, but if that's where things are headed, I'd love to know.

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    Thanks in advance for any advice or tips.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2010 #976 of 1455
    kupe

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    Hey wmc and everyone-

    I have a PyTivoX question. I discovered today that the latest version of Handbrake will encode with "Soft Subtitles". In the past, it could only hard-burn the subtitles onto an encode, so you couldn't turn them on or off. I tested a Handbrake encode today and it works great in Quicktime Player under OS X Leopard. Subtitles can be turned on and off.

    I then transferred the same file to my Tivo HD with PyTivoX 1.3b6. Unfortunately, my Tivo HD does not recognize the presence of Subtitles or Closed Captions and is unable to display them. Is this a Tivo software issue, or are the Subtitles perhaps being stripped by PyTivoX during encode?

    Dave
     
  17. Jun 27, 2010 #977 of 1455
    orangeboy

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    I'm sure you probably tried it before, but how about:

    TiVo
    IP Address: 192.168.1.15
    Gateway Address: 192.168.1.1

    Mac Mini Airport (unchanged)
    IP Address: 192.168.1.4
    Router: 192.168.1.1

    Mac Mini Ethernet
    IP Address: 192.168.1.10
    Router: 192.168.1.1

    All should have the same subnet mask (255.255.255.0).

    I'm not a Mac guy, and it seems the terminology is a bit different (Router in place of Default Gateway?), but creating different networks and/or subnets usually shouldn't be required in a typical household.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2010 #978 of 1455
    chucky24

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    I actually haven't tried that, given that everything I've read about using OS X's Internet Sharing emphasizes the necessity of creating a second subnet for the shared connection, and given that everything else connecting the TiVo to my LAN and WAN works like a charm as is, with the exception of pyTivoX.

    I assume it has something to do with the fact that a Mac isn't really a full router, and can't work as a "bridge". But I really don't have solid knowledge of the finer points (or even the rougher points) of LAN networking, and your suggestion could well work perfectly. But, again, all the tutorials I've read on the OS X software feature strongly advise against it.

    So, hopefully, someone with good pyTivoX knowledge will pop on here and tell me what to do with the config files to let pyTivoX send its beacon on the second subnet. If that doesn't happen in a couple of days, I'll try your suggestion, and report back the network mayhem or success.
     
  19. Jun 28, 2010 #979 of 1455
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    Chucky-

    Why not just buy a Tivo Wireless N adapter for your Tivo? Then it will be talking to the same router as the Mini and your subnet problem is solved. It's cheap, no power brick, and tiny.

    Just a thought.

    Kupe
     
  20. Jun 28, 2010 #980 of 1455
    chucky24

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    1) Well, $70 + tax is cheap compared to expensive things. But I'd rather spend the money on a 1 TB HD, or buy more Amazon VOD, or whatever.

    2) There is a non-insignificant power brick in the plug.

    3) Cable clutter is an issue where my Mini and TiVo live, and this adds two.

    4) And perhaps even more importantly, I can get all the network connectivity I need, and I can get all the TiVo LAN and WAN interaction one can get (with the lone exception of PyTivoX) with my existing gear.

    Other than pyTivoX, the TiVo is living quite happily on the second subnet. The TiVo can talk to the internet. The Mini can talk to the TiVo. The Mini can even send a beacon to the TiVo (using Roxio's Mac2Tivo). And with one line of UNIX, all the other computers on the LAN can talk to the TiVo.

    So, I'm thinking I perhaps don't have a subnet problem to solve. I'm thinking I (hopefully) just need to find a line to put into one of pyTivoX's config files to have it send its beacon out to the second subnet, and that's the problem to be solved.

    The issue of multiple subnets and specifying them in config files in pyTivoX is touched on earlier in the thread, but the context was a bit different, and I couldn't suss out the meaning.
     

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