Streambaby - new streaming application

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by kearygriffin, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Sep 3, 2016 #3381 of 3657
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If you supply tivo.username and tivo.password settings in your streambaby.ini file then from streambaby you can push a video to a non-mini dvr from the mini running streambaby. Then while the push is active to destination TiVo you can stream it from the Mini just as any other recording. i.e. In that use model the Mini is just using streambaby front end to find and push videos to a real non-Mini dvr.

    Probably better option for true streaming to Mini is to use Plex.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2016 #3382 of 3657
    lpwcomp

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    Especially since push is very iffy lately.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2016 #3383 of 3657
    dougdingle

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    In fact, push is not working for me out of streambaby, either.

    Seems time has come to consider Plex.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2016 #3384 of 3657
    jgantert

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    So now that Plex requires a login, is there any chance this feature could be added to streambaby? Right now the only option is to add the streambaby IP address to the authentication not required list (which is acceptable for me since it is a local IP).

    From the Plex release announcement:
    Plex Media Server 1.1.3 is now available for everyone.
    IMPORTANT: With the security changes in version 1.1.0, if your Plex Media Server is signed in to a plex.tv account, then all of the apps you use must also be signed-in. If you use older apps that cannot authenticate (e.g. LG's MediaLink app), you can add the IP address of the device to the following advanced preference: Settings > Server > Network > List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth. (We strongly encourage apps to be signed in for improved security and enhanced functionality.)
     
  5. Sep 9, 2016 #3385 of 3657
    ismikes

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    I have a Tivo Premiere with the most recent software version installed and I had Streambaby up and running in about five minutes. I've got some technical skills so it was very easy. An installer would be a good idea for those who lack such skills.

    I have Streambaby installed and running on a Windows 10 box with the latest 64 bit Java. I moved the folder to the Program Files (x86) folder then tested to make sure it was still working right. Then I did the Service install and now it is working perfectly as an automatic start service.

    Nice work folks! :)
     
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  6. Sep 9, 2016 #3386 of 3657
    dougdingle

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    Yeah, he does nice work. If it worked with the Mini, I'd offer to have his love child :D.

    I'm playing with Plex, and it's just amazing how much worse it runs in every respect possible on the TiVo Roamio and Mini when compared to, say, on the Amazon Fire.

    And restricting it to 720 and 4 Mb/s on TiVos is just plain brain dead :mad:.
     
  7. ismikes

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    I'm noticing that in some of the SRT files I'm using the text starts with <i> and ends with </i> I'm assuming that this means that the text should be italicized. However, that's not happening. The <i> and </i> are not being interpreted, rather they are just being displayed like the rest of the text. Is this something that could be easily corrected?
     
  8. moyekj

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    No, not easily, because HME doesn't let you arbitrarily mix different fonts, so to add italic support would mean having to break up a line horizontally into multiple pieces of separate text blocks as opposed to 1 text block per line which is being used now.
     
  9. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    For what it's worth, I added "spaces" to titles using <alt>0160 (on Windows).
    http://www.umsiko.co.za/links/specchar.html
     
  10. orangeboy

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    I am curious how resume processing works. I tried tracing it through the various .java files, but figured I would get a quicker answer by asking!

    Is it possible to "pre-load" resume points? I have some music videos and it would be nice to (always) resume to a specific time stamp within the video file. Even if it involved "hard-linking" (my version of Windows only flavor of linking) the same video file to many different names, it would be worth it to me.

    For example -
    Base file/full movie: "00 - The Delicate Sound of Thunder.mp4"
    Hardlinked file name: "01 - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part I).mp4" - resume time 00:01:00.960
    Hardlinked file name: "02 - Signs of Life.mp4" - resume time 00:04:16.889
    Hardlinked file name: "03 - Learning to Fly.mp4" - resume time 00:07:41.294
    Hardlinked file name: "04 - Sorrow.mp4" - resume time 00:12:25.845
    and so on...

    Of course I could cut the base file up to individual pieces, but either the continuity is broken attempting to play all files if the base file is deleted to save precious hard drive space, or "double" the space is required to preserve the base file and all it's pieces. I would much rather just point to places within "one" file.
     
  11. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

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    I looked through the thread and I did not see if push has been solved except by reverting to an older Java. Has it been solved? Here is the error I am seeing

    Code:
    11/11/16 17:00:49 InternalPush: 57 intPush: file:////myNASserver/Media/Videos/Rips/MyMovie.mp4, tivo: LivingRoamio
    11/11/16 17:00:50 Mind: 366 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><error><code>memcacheError</code><debug>14</debug><text>Memcache error while doing login</text></error>
    11/11/16 17:00:50 InternalPush: 65 ERROR: Failed to login to tivo-push-control: r***@****.***, **********
    
    My Java Version
    Code:
    java version "1.8.0_77"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_77-b03)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.77-b03, mixed mode)
    
     
  12. moyekj

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    Pushes are broken for everyone using any tool - pyTivo, TiVo Desktop, streambaby. TiVo broke tivo.com authentication for pushes.
     
  13. dorpen

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    I'm having the same problem with the pushes, having to try multiple times for it to work, if at all.
    Today when I started pytivo and it was scanning for my two tivos, it was not able to find either.
    I've been trying pytivo all day but each time when it starts, it scans for the Tivos but does not find them.
    Any ideas what is causing this problem?

    dorpen
     
  14. Dixon Butz

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    Read the post above yours...
     
  15. dorpen

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    I see there is is general push problem.
    I found the wireless network name had been changed so when I updated it on my Tivos, the scan was able to find them.
     
  16. wkearney99

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    Is streambaby capable of streaming with subtitles? Not as bitmapped text in the picture, but as actual text that can be turned on/off during the stream (at the tivo end)

    If so, what container format and codecs support this?

    I've got a number of disc rips (into MKV) that have subtitles. I'm debating what container/codec to use, as 264 saves QUITE a lot of space compared to the straight format pulled from the discs. Disk space is relatively cheap, I know, but it becomes tedious adding more storage vs dramatically reducing the file size with 264 encoding. Sure, quality takes a slight hit, but it's DVD material anyway.
     
  17. wkearney99

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    Is there an .ini option to configure where streambaby puts the cache directory? I just notice mine had grown to +300MB. The machine's running on an SSD and space is a premium. I've got another spinning rust drive that'd be a better candidate for it. I could, I suppose, just run it ALL from the hard drive. But if there's a .ini option I'd use it.
     
  18. moyekj

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    If you have a .srt file with captions accompanying your video file then streambaby can use it (ASPECT/ZOOM button toggles captions on/off).

    There are a bunch of CC related options in the ini. Look at:
    streambaby / Wiki / StreamBabyIni
    (Closed Captioning Options section)
     
  19. moyekj

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    ini looks like has cache related options in it if you check above Wiki link:
    preview.disable= (default:0)
    * 0=Don't disable
    * 1=Disable, but show window with time during ffwd/rewind in previewmode
    * 2=Disable completely, only move shuttle bar during preview

    preview.displaytime= (default:true)
    Display the time over the preview image when ffwding/rwding

    preview.cache= (default:cache)
    Directory to look for (and possibly store) static pvw files

    preview.autogenerate= (default:true)
    Autogenerate static pvw files when file is played for first time

    autogenerate.continue= (default:true)
    continue autogeneration of previews, even when movie stopped

    autogenerate.delete= (default:false)

    I have preview.disable=1 since I don't care about having preview pictures and try and avoid skipping ahead of the current buffer.
     
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  20. thewebgal

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    Has anyone had issues with Streambaby 53 running on MacOS Sierra? I was working earlier just fine. But, I hadn't used it in a while, and when I start it on our Roamio last weekend it never seemed to complete connecting -
    So I just reloaded Java and Streambaby ... no real change. I even tried loading Java for OSX from last year - no change. It starts trying to connect - and eventually times out.
     
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