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Streambaby - new streaming application

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

  1. vanclute

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    And as if I needed another reason to hate using Plex, it's apparently "down for maintenance". I had no idea this could even happen, I thought I was running a *local* Plex server. This is infuriating. Fingers, toes, eyes, and everything else crossed that TiVo actually re-enables HME apps on Roamio.
     
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  2. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    Update?
     
  3. vanclute

    vanclute Member

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    Plex came back up again last night eventually, but now that I know it depends on their service being up - *even though I run a local Plex server* - I want to stop using it for anything ASAP. Just eagerly waiting to hear about a fix of some kind for HME from TiVo.
     
  4. eherberg

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    This is because your system isn't set up for local access. Under the advanced area of Settings --> Network you can add a list of IP addresses that are allowed without authenticating.

    You can also use the server for DLNA access for times when internet is down.

    Plex.TV was down for about an hour and a half. It didn't affect my client due to local cache and the above tweaks.

    Resolved - A good portion of PMS servers didn't respond immediately when trying to notify them, this linked to a bug we had on the failsafe code overloaded our background jobs and brought the systems down. Code has been fixed.
    Oct 10, 19:51 PDT
    Identified - An unforeseen issue upgrading notifications code caused connectivity issues with PMS servers that went past our threshold limits.
    Oct 10, 18:15 PDT
    More info on how to use Plex without internet is here.
     
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  5. vanclute

    vanclute Member

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    Very nice! Thanks for that. At least now I know I'll have a local fallback that will always work!
     
  6. Sparky1234

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    Good catch on the local issue!
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    There was a post here that 20.7.4 fixes local HME app problem. My Elite unit got 20.7.4 in last day or 2 and so I fired up streambaby and went looking for it on Elite. Initially I didn't see it under apps, so I restarted HDUI (thumbs down, thumbs up, play, play) and then streambaby did indeed show up under the "apps" menu. So it does look like TiVo actually fixed it at least for now. If this is last UI update before Hydra then hopefully if one chooses not to go with Hydra (me being one of those) then the capability should stick around for a long time.
     
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  8. leswar

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    Hurray!
     
  9. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Very good to see they put it back. There never was any good reason to remove the functionality other than spitefulness. Glad to see it was just a bug that got fixed. Good show Tivo.
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    FYI my Roamio got 20.7.4 this morning and same story there - after starting streambaby and doing an HDUI reset I can see it in Apps menu now.
     
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  11. leswar

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    My Bolt was updated and after restarting HDUI (thumbs down, thumbs up, play, play) streambaby showed up under apps. Yay.
    Still waiting on my Roamios for the update.
     
  12. leswar

    leswar leswar

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    Roamios updated and streambaby is back on all my tivos.
    Now how do I remove that app I installed via "add an app" when I lost streambaby.
    Someone mentioned it and the ip address. It added a lot of webpages to the app section. Most if
    not all that do not work. For the life of me I cannot recall the name. Any help on this will be appreciated
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Highlight one of the app items and hit the "clear" button on your remote to remove it.
     
  14. Sparky1234

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    What apps do TiVo users "add" to TiVo? Should this be a new topic?
     
  15. leswar

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    So simple, so simple. Why didn't I think of that. :) I'm looking all over the Tivo menus and searching online, and there it is.
    Thanks moyekj.
     
  16. thewebgal

    thewebgal MacAphile AV geek

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    Did the refresh yesterday and found we are now running 20.7.4 -
    and sure enough, there's streambaby, and - it works just fine again!
    Bravo all over again!

     
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  17. dchomak

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    Same here, my 2 Premieres are back with Streambaby in the apps menu.

    I actually called TiVo and told them I would pass on their $199 Bolt upgrade with Lifetime service offer because I could at least use Streambaby on my Premiers with the SD menus.

    Lately, with the last 2 updates from TiVo, pyTiVo does not work for music anymore for me.
    Which brings me to this question. Since TiVo no longer "supports" TiVo Desktop, and I now can't use pyTiVo, how hard would it be to get Streambaby to work with mp3's?
    It almost works now if I add "mp3" to the list of extensions in the streambaby.ini file.
    Having a fast a reliable mp3 player would be so nice.
    Also, being able to use the search function would just make it so much better than anything else there ever was.
     
  18. wmcbrine

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    There are already some dedicated HME-based MP3 players out there for you to try. (I'm not really current on that, but there's this one. Some other possibilities might be found here, but many seem to be no longer available.)
     
  19. babatunde

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    I'm adding a post from a couple of months ago for reference.

    Now - All of a sudden (started a few weeks ago) my streambaby/kmttg setup no longer worked. I downloaded (what I think are) the latest streambaby (0.54) and kmttg (2.4b). I see the kmttg interface has changed a lot. I'm not "technical" enough to understand why it no longer will stream, though I assume it's a kmttg config issue. streambaby loads just like before, but I can't figure out (even after reading the new kmttg instructions) why it won't work. The first time I ran kmttg it asked for one of my MAK addresses (I have two tivos), so I did that.

    I should mention all I want to do is stream video files from my computer to my Tivos. I don't want to move Tivo files to my computer. I CAN see my tivo files in kmttg. I just can't figure out how to make Tivo see my streambaby folders.

    Any help would be most appreciate. I think I just don't "get" the new kmttg configuration. Like, do I have to point it to the files I want to stream? In my old setup that was all taken from the streambaby.bat file.

    many thanks,

    BT


     
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  20. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Unless you are using Hydra software you don't need kmttg to launch streambaby as TiVo fixed it with 20.7.4 software. So just launch streambaby and then go to the Apps menu on TiVo. If you don't see "streambaby" there then go to TiVo home page and then click following sequence with your remote to reboot the HDUI:
    Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Play, Play
    Then head back to the Apps menu and you should see streambaby if it is indeed running properly on your streambaby server
     
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