Stream Will NOT work on MPEG4

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by gamo62, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Verizon's IP push is geared towards their impending internet-based TV service. A separate service from Fios.

    For Fios, Verizon opted to start muxing channels 3:1 and phase in new h.264 channels (sometimes) rather than blow up their existing QAM infrastructure. I don't think big changes are likely anytime soon since they will have to play ball anyway with the technology that replaces cablecards that is currently in the works.

    But yeah, Tivo needs to get on the ball with mpeg4 Stream support.
     
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  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I see FiOS added yet another HD channel this week in my area that uses H.264.

    SO yet another channel with recordings that can't be used with the Stream.
     
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    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is a new update coming in the next few weeks. Maybe it will finally support H.264 streaming.
     
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    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Until they fix the problem where the Android app won't allow me to stream transferred recordings, I will have no way to find out directly since I don't currently have any h.264 channels, although that is supposedly coming.
     
  5. gamo62

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    Nice to see that update that finally allows streaming of MPEG4 content. A long time coming.
     
  6. davezatz

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    Which update did you get? And was it TiVo and Stream, or just one or other?
     
  7. JWhites

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    Still waiting for an answer here, been over 24 hours. If we don't get one soon we'll have to call BS.
     
  8. cannondalege

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    I have been working with engineering for almost a year on a problem where I am unable to stream BeIN Sports and Universal Sports on FIOS. I am amazed to read some posts here that are so old and yet engineering couldn't identify my problem. They originally said it was new copy protection. But I said I can transfer the videos to my desktop via TiVo Desktop and view them so there is no protection. It had been throwing this message:

    Problem Playing Recording
    an error occurred while playing this recording​

    on my Apple devices. Now, since it seems they figured something out it shows:

    Can't Play Video
    This show uses an incompatible video format and can't be played.​

    But I only noticed this updated message at the beginning of this month! I can't understand how I can copy the videos to my desktop for viewing yet they can't be transcoded on the fly to stream to my portable devices. That was the only reason to buy a TiVo. Otherwise I would have stayed with the FIOS boxes as they can share content between devices and play on demand content, also. And they aren't much more expensive since the price of the cable card is $5 on FIOS and a client might be around $10
     
  9. gamo62

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    TiVo doesn't give a crap about Stream owners. This has been ongoing. And supposedly a fix was to be released early in 2015. That has come and gone. Perhaps that is why they have online.tivo.com. Because their crappy hardware can't be upgraded for MPEG4.

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  10. aaronwt

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    Really? They were that clueless? They should have known the Stream doesn't work with H.264 channels.
    H.264 channels have been on FIOS for a while now. And those recordings have never worked with the Stream.
     
  11. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

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    They are. Or they don't care.

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  12. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Long-ass delay, but Tivo updated their Atlanta, GA Comcast support page sometime recently with this line:

    "TiVo Stream: These devices are not yet compatible with MPEG4. TiVo Stream will not work with the upgraded Comcast HD channels until mid-2015, when a Stream software update that provides compatibility with MPEG4 will be released."
     
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  13. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

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    Someone should let them know that "mid" is here.

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  14. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    And goes through the third quarter. That seems more likely.
     
  15. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

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    What's more likely is that it won't happen.

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  16. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I don't believe that for a second. Its clearly a trend they need to contend with, their cable partners are probably pushing on them to support as well.
     
  17. aaronwt

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    That would be very surprising. As more and more systems start to switch to H.264, TiVo will have even more need to support it with the Stream.
     
  18. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

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    TiVo has never been one to be ahead of the curve. They're always playing catch up.

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  19. lpwcomp

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    Take my advice and DNFTEC.
     
  20. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    That's a new one to me. AGREED!
     

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