Streambaby - new streaming application

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  1. whynotthisname

    whynotthisname New Member

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    com.unwiredappeal.tivo.vm.ffjava.FFmpegJavaVideoModule=false

    solved my problem

    Streambaby working (again)


    Thanks
     
  2. MarkSly

    MarkSly New Member

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    I've searched all through this thread, but I haven't figure out if anyone is having the problem I'm seeing...

    I have a few videos (BD rips) that will play video just fine (including subtitles), but no audio is playing.

    When I take the movie (mp4 format - MPEG-4 AVC video with stereo or 5.1 AAC mp4a audio) and push it to the TiVo with the Desktop Plus software, the video and audio play just fine. (This suggests to me that there is no Cinavia blocking problem in this movie as an earlier set of posts discussed.)

    But no matter what I try, the streaming with audio isn't working. I need to view this (foreign) film with subtitles, so streaming is the only way I know to make it work, but I still want the audio.

    Any ideas, anyone?

    -MarkSly
     
  3. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar New Member

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    TiVo won't work with AAC 5.1 anyways but have you tried to transcode the audio into AC3? You can maintain the surround and may fix problems by transcoding the audio and remuxing the file.

    Does your file contain both AAC5.1 and Stereo at the same time?
     
  4. MarkSly

    MarkSly New Member

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    The Main movie I'm trying to play has two audio tracks: (below is the description from VLC)

    Stream 1
    Type: Audio
    Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
    Language: 日本語 (Japanese)
    Channels: Stereo
    Sample Rate 48000 Hz
    Stream 2
    Type: Audio
    Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
    Language: 日本語 (Japanese)
    Channels: 2
    Sample Rate 48000 Hz
    Bits per sample: 16
    Bitrate: 1536 kb/s

    So from what I can tell (and that VLC is accurate), I have two non-surround audio tracks in the video.

    It just really confuses me why the audio plays OK when I push the video to the Tivo, but does not play audio when streamed.

    I suppose that Streambaby only sends track 1, and perhaps the TiVo doesn't understand the encoding on it and uses track two on the copy on the TiVo hard drive.

    I'll try playing around with it -- I'll see if I can create a version without track 1 (move track 2 to track 1 and leave only one audio stream.) I'll also try transcoding to AC3.

    -MarkSly
     
  5. MarkSly

    MarkSly New Member

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    Yay! that worked!

    I demuxed the streams with "My MP4Box GUI" , then re-muxed just the video and the 2-channel audio (didn't even transcode file) into a new mp4 video. Everything is running great now.

    I now have high-definition video, audio, and subtitles!

    Thanks for your help.

    -MarkSly
     
  6. ebf

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    Hi all. I've been using Streambaby for ages. I love it, but these 0xFFFF errors are driving my crazy. They occur randomly and I have to just wait it out before they go away. I've searched the thread, but I can't find an answer. Can someone give me the definitive fix for this error? I'm version 0.29 on a TiVo HD XL with OS 11.0k-01-2-658.

    Thanks.
     
  7. mbagshaw

    mbagshaw New Member

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    Having now spent several hours trawling through this long thread, I see that the increasingly desperate voices of Australian TiVo users seem to die out late in 2009. Unless I have missed something reading later posts, I suspect the answer to my question "has anyone found a solution to the 0xffff problem that prevents Australian TiVo devices working with Streambaby?" will be "No". True?
     
  8. ebf

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    As you can see from my post right above yours, the 0xFFFF problem has been around long before the Aussies got the TiVo. I think the complains have died down as folks have given up. I wish there was more active work on a solution.
     
  9. Allshookup

    Allshookup TiVo Newbie

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    I have been following this thread for a few months as I used to stream from my iMac OSX (10.6 Snow Leopard) without any problems but after the OSX (10.7 Lion) upgrade I can not stream from my iMac with pyTivoX. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall it, I have tried most of the "hacks" listed in the thread but nothing has worked. I can get the Channel listed and even see the videos that are on my iMac listed but when I click to play it fails. Is there any one who is using pyTivoX 1.3 or beta and it is working on OSX Lion? If so could you please explain step by step how you were able to get it working.
    Thanks for any help I can get.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 #2470 of 3674
    treat2day

    treat2day New Member

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    Restarting the tivo under the help menu should clear it up.
    I see the 0xfffff error ever so often when trying to stream
     
  11. Jan 8, 2012 #2471 of 3674
    ebf

    ebf New Member

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    Thanks for the tip, treat2day, but I know that. I want to know the actual cause and how to keep it from happening. It happens at least once a week. I just wait it out as I think restarting the TiVo is akin to pulling the plug on a live computer.
     
  12. jy3

    jy3 New Member

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    I'm having problems getting Streambaby up and running on my Tivos.
    I can navigate to the Streambaby folder from any other computer on the network(http://192.168.1.101:7299/streambaby/folder.png),
    but the menu item doesn't show up on any of the Tivos.

    Anyone else have or had this issue with Ubuntu? I've managed to get a copy working from a Windows XP laptop, but no dice with the Ubuntu box.

    Any help would be appreciated. Transferring massive files over PyTivo is killing my free space, and I'd like to start streaming directly:D

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  13. aymanme

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    I've got it working from a debian box (upon with Ubuntu is based). It works fine to both my tivos. However, the startup scripts that are floating around did not seem to work reliably for me. Here is my streambaby.ini (which I keep with the streambaby tree in /usr/local/streambaby/) My box is dual honed so I do bind to an IP ...

    Can you telnet to the port from say your windows pc? i.e.
    telnet <your ubuntu box> 7290
    You want to do it from another machine to make sure you can get to the port from outside the serving machine.



    dir.1=/data/shared/movies
    dir.1.name=Movies
    dir.2=/data/shared/kid_movies
    dir.2.name=Kid's Movies
    #dir.2=/media/disk
    #dir.2.name=External Drive
    # Ip address to bind to
    # most people don't need to change this.
    ip=192.168.1.10
    # port to use
    port=7290
     
  14. jy3

    jy3 New Member

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    I can get to it from a browser(Windows XP box), but not telnet:confused:.
     
  15. AZrob

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    Hi,

    Has anyone seen this issue? I can see the subtitles, but half the time the words are black on a black background...so they are undecipherable. This can vary from moment to moment so that one set are good, then the next are bad, then the next are good again. I can't see anything odd in the SRT file.

    I would appreciate any help,

    thanks,

    Rob from AZ
     
  16. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes if you have a series 4 with 20.2 software it introduced an issue with HME backgrounds and transparency. You can fix the issue as follows:
    Install latest version of streambaby which has a bunch of new cc options:
    http://streambaby.googlecode.com/files/streambaby-20111203-2132.zip

    Add following to streambaby.ini (to disable transparency):
    cc.background.transparency=0

    To see all the cc options available consult the Wiki:
    http://code.google.com/p/streambaby/wiki/StreamBabyIni
     
  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Could you elaborate on this? Maybe in the HME Dev section.
     
  18. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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  19. aymanme

    aymanme Member

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    Not sure I follow that .... The browser you refer to (I think) means that you are just looking at the shared folder. That probably works fine since you have samba on your ubuntu box. But from your pc (windows) can you open the command line and type "telnet <linux> 7290" and have it not give you an error? If so, then at least your linux box is listening on the proper port.
     
  20. jy3

    jy3 New Member

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    Changed routers, and finally got everything working:D
     

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