Streambaby - new streaming application

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  1. Apr 3, 2012 #2501 of 3674
    ignavia

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    First thing I'd do is restart the app. I spent half an hour one night trying to troubleshoot network connectivity when all it needed was an app restart.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 #2502 of 3674
    moxyman

    moxyman New Member

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    Hi all. I created a post for this and then found this thread. I figured this may be a better place to get help.

    I am running WHS2011 on my network and I cant seem to get stream baby (0.29 plus additional CC config options) to work on my Premiere Elite (software version: 20.2-01-2-758). When I first installed it back in January, it worked for a week or so, and then it just stopped. When I clicked on the streambaby service I got an error that it couldn't start.

    Then last week I had to reinstall WHS2011 on my server. So once i got it all up and running again I installed streambaby (and java) again. I ran the bat file and it said there was a problem with my FFmpeg (i belive) so i added the suggest line "com.unwiredappeal.tivo.vm.ffjava.FFmpegJavaVideoModule=false" to the .ini file. At that point the it said the service was running and i could see "StreamBabyStream" on my tivo.

    But when i went to start it my tivo just remained at the "PLEASE WAIT SCREEN" until I eventually exited. I ran the bat again the next day (and i haven't installed it as a service yet) but it says its "ready and listening" and i no longer get the FFMpeg error:

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    However "Stream Baby Stream" doesnt show up on my Premiere Elite anymore. So again the tivo isnt seeing streambaby. I have tried changing the title in the .ino to see if a change would somehow reset it but that hasnt worked.

    I dont know if its a problem with WHS2011, or Tivo, or even my router. But i dont understand why it worked for a while then stopped, and then sort of worked, and now doesnt work at all when I havent changed anything on my end. I am very much a noob to all this so im hoping somebody here has faced this problem and can help or point me in the right direction. Any help would be truly appreciated. I tried to give all the info I thought would help and also included my streambaby .ini info below if that will help.

    Thanks guys!

    ---------INI FILE---------------
    com.unwiredappeal.tivo.vm.ffjava.FFmpegJavaVideoModule=false

    dir.1=d:\ServerFolders\Videos
    dir.1.name=My Videos

    title=Erics Server

    tivo.username=(myemail)
    tivo.password=(mypassword)
     
  3. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to uninstall this program. Can I just delete the folder or does something else need to be done? Thanks.

    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
     
  4. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    If you installed it to run as a service you need to uninstall the service. Look under the extra directory to find the appropriate script to run depending on your environment.

    After uninstalling the service (If you installed it to begin with), you are free to just delete the directory streambaby lives in.

    Rick
     
  5. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Ok, I have been using Streambaby forever, but just upgraded my HTPC and installed Win 7 64 bit this time around. I have Java 64 bit and Streambaby is running with the batch file (When I run it as Admin).

    The only issue with this install is I do not get Native FFMPEG, which for me is fine as almost all my videos are Tivo compatible MP4s anyways. To resolve this I think I need to run using 32 bit Java, but I will cross that bridge later.

    My major issue is I can not get this to run as a service. Has anyone gotten the Wrapper to work under windows 7 64 bit?

    Any hints on the direction I can take?

    I tried to use "yajsw" instead of the default "wrapper" but StreamBaby does not quite start up using the yajsw conf that is generated. I think it can not find the .ini file when it runs or something.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Rick
     
  6. noseph

    noseph New Member

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    I gave up trying to get StreamBaby to run as a service under Win7 and just run it from a shortcut to the batch file in Startup.
     
  7. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Last night I also gave up and used a scheduled task. That way I can hide the command prompt window and ensure it starts up with out a user logging in.

    Disappointing that it is no longer able to be run as a service under 64 bit, but at least this is a partial solution.

    Rick
     
  8. emkorial

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    I tried Streambaby and had issues. Whnever there was a scene in a movie with a sudden loud sound (like an explosion or something) the sound would crackle and die on my Tivo, until I rewound the video a few secs and played it again. Also, after about 20 or so minutes, Streambaby crashed my Tivo and it rebooted.

    Any ideas why that would happen? I have a TivoHD
     
  9. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    Can you post the video details using MediaInfo or similar tool. Most likely it is an audio codec or bitrate not completely supported by the TiVo. If there is a loud noise it may be exceeding the audio bitrate the TiVo can handle and it fails or worse reboots.

    Rick
     
  10. Thomaseo1

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    Hello I've been using Stream baby for the better part of 1.5 years. Recently I created media data using metaGenerator for my movies and TV shows to stream including things like titles descriptions and subtitles etc... I am running into a few problems finding options for some settings. First is getting the mpaaRating to display onto the tivo like the description does.

    Here is an example of a info file
    Filename:"Avatar [2009].avi.txt"
    Code:
    title : Avatar Extended Additional Directors Cut
    movieYear : 2009
    description : Disabled Marine Jake Sully travels to planet Pandora...
    isEpisode : false
    starRating : x6
    mpaaRating : P3
    vProgramGenre : Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    vProgramGenre : Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    vProgramGenre : Alien Sci-Fi
    vProgramGenre : Sci-Fi Adventure
    vDirector : James Cameron|
    vActor : Sam Worthington|
    vActor : Zoe Saldana|
    image : Avatar [2009].avi.jpg
    
    I found that the "tivo-pyxml.xsl" file references mpaaRating but I don't know much about xml.

    Another problem I have run into is I want the title of the movie or episode to be the file name since I have my media renamed with fileBot and are now properly sorted. I have already created all the meta data I need and do not want to delete the title on all my meta files (that would take way too long).

    Current sreambaby.ini File
    Code:
    #
    # ./streambaby --help for more configuration file options
    #
    
    title=Thomas's Movies
    dir.1=F:\My Videos\Movies
    dir.1.name=Movies
    dir.2=G:\My Videos\TV Shows
    dir.2.name=TV Shows
    meta.vidinfo.disable=false
    trimextensions=true
    ffmpeg.threads=8
    autogenerate.delete=true
    preview.quality=85
    preview.autogenerate=true
    preview.big=True
    preview.threaded=true
    preview.predictive=true
    autogenerate.delete=true
    ffmpegjava.previewformats=*.jpg
    extensions= mp4,mpeg,vob,mpg,mpeg2,mp2,avi,wmv,asf,ogg,ogm,mkv,tivo,raw,3gp,mov,flv
    info.preserveaspect=true
    quality.2channel=6
    use.title=False
    sort.filename=true
    streambaby.delete=false 
    mpaaRating=true
    
    Any help as to how I can find/add/change theses two settings to work would be greatly appreciated.

    Ah I feel silly now "use.title= (default:true) Use metadata title instead of filename when available" all I had to do for the title was set to false, but the mpaa thing is still bugging me
     
  11. May 2, 2012 #2511 of 3674
    Thomaseo1

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    Bump

    I'm still looking for an answer to from anyone who might be able to help with displaying mpaa rating
     
  12. superflysocal

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    When I run streambaby, by default, the subtitles are usually black background with dark gray text, thus making it unreadable.

    I made changes to steambaby.ini with these lines:

    cc.fontsize=medium
    cc.backgroundcolor=black
    cc.textcolor=white
    cc.yoff=30

    This helps alot, making text bigger, with most text now white on black babckground. However about 20% of the text is still gray with black background (unreadable). I don't know why this happens. It happens even with the same speaker within one sentence (but on different lines). How do I make sure all subtitles are white with black background?

    I am using 0.29, but I just now noticed there is a more current version with new cc options, but I don't know how to use them.
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Disable transparency:
    cc.background.transparency=0

    The latest Premiere software update fixes this issue with transparency introduced in 20.2.
     
  14. superflysocal

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    fontsize = medium is the equivalent to what point size? i want to go a little bigger.
     
  15. superflysocal

    superflysocal Member

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    I tried this and it didn't help. Also, i was mistaken, the unreadable text is gray slightly transparent background with black letters.

    I do have a Premiere.
     
  16. superflysocal

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    Ok, got it to work. I used the more recent 0.29 version with expanded cc capabilites and the above chnages. Everything works now. Still want to know what is the size of "medium" and what size I should use to make it even larger.
     
  17. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what the equivalent integer sizes are but you can set cc.fontsize=integer (like 15 for example) instead of using a string to select very specific font size. You'll have to experiment with different integers to find the size you like.
     
  18. superflysocal

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    when i set font to 26, I get the issues with the font and background 100% of the time again. I think it was too large of a size?
     
  19. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Don't know. You can try turning off background completely:
    cc.background=0
     
  20. Thomaseo1

    Thomaseo1 New Member

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    I'm still curious to know how to show the MPAA ratings for any movie with the proper txt file where it has mpaaRating : P3 and such to appear on the media's info to be something like "Rated PG-13" any help into this matter would help.
     

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