Streambaby - new streaming application

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  1. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Hi @reneg ,

    I noticed in the TiVo Streaming Plugin for Plex TiVoToGo.Bundle thread that you're running Plex. Since you're also running Streambaby (v0.30), have you ever tried entering the IP of your Plex Server into the Streambaby .INI file and playing 'Plex' shows through Streambaby (ffmpeg)?

    Almost two months ago I asked if anyone running both Streambaby and Plex had been able to play 'Plex' shows through Streambaby (Streambaby & Plex: "Failed to open stream" - Volunteers?), but haven't received any responses to date. I would be very appreciative if you would either share your experience or perform the 'experiment' to see if you have a different result than I have ("Failed to Open Stream").

    As I said in May, I can plainly see that Streambaby is returning Plex metadata vs TiVO metadata but I cannot get a file to play. It looks like the filename is not being input to ffmpeg. If I point Streambaby directly to a Plex directory on my NAS, either via UNC or drive mapping, all those shows play just fine.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. reneg

    reneg Well-Known Member

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    Plex support in Streambaby wasn't added until v0.32, so it's not in the version of Streambaby, v0.30 that I'm using. I continue to run v0.30 because I made modifications to Streambaby to personalize it to my liking. It's been so long ago, that I'm not sure I could bring those changes forward without a lot of effort. Plus, Java is not my preferred programming language.

    When I get a chance, I will install a separate, updated version of Streambaby and try out the Plex option and let you know the results in your other thread.
     
  3. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    Is there any way to have SB use .NFO files? Or a converter of NFO files into something it will use?
     
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    tluxon

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    The PC I use as a "server" is running W7x64 so I can continue using WMC (recording shows without mp4 "holes") until it is no longer feasible or there is a better (for my purposes) alternative. Our family used Streambaby almost daily for many years until about 2 years ago (when we got the TiVo Bolts). The last version I used was 0.29 and that seemed to work fine from the server to any of our TiVos.

    Today I got the urge to try Streambaby again and after several minutes of "One Moment" (used to list videos within seconds), a screen appeared that said:

    App Temporarily Available
    The requested application is currently unavailable (V301)
    Please try again in a few minutes
    For more info, visit tivo.com/help/V301

    I've updated Streambaby to v0.54 and added it as a service. I added login username and password to the service properties. The server is running Java 8 update 201.

    Any ideas why we're getting this error and/or what I can do to resolve it?

    One other issue - one of the TiVo Bolts and our TiVo Premiere list "Streambaby" in their Apps, while two of our TiVo Bolts don't show it at all. I can't seem to find how to add it to them and a reboot of the TiVos didn't do seem to it.
     
  5. tluxon

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    I resolved the problem when realizing that the tools file didn't contain anything. I was able to manually download it from sourceforge and then running the streambaby batch file got it just fine. I now have streambaby getting past the "one Moment" screen and almost instantly showing me the directories in the .ini file. The problem now is that none of the videos actually play. I have primarily .wtv (mp4 and mpg WMC files with integral metadata) files and h.264 mp4 files, but every file of all file types I try to play gives me a "Failed to open stream" error in red letters. Do I need to have an ffmpeg file in Streambaby's home folder or is it something else?
     
  6. tluxon

    tluxon Member

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    That was it. SB was looking for ffmpeg in the native folder and it wasn't there and I found it in the zipped tools file. I got the native folder from the tools file and copied it into SB's native folder. Now everything plays fine. I saw the ffmpeg file in the tools file was from 2014, so I put a new one in there.
     
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  7. solikedude

    solikedude New Member

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    Similar setup to me, but I have been running 0.54 but not within the last few months.
    Unfortunately, I saw your symptoms the last time I started it up.
    However, I already had the "native"folder downloaded from tools.

    My fix was to change the batch file to point to an older version of java that was left on my drive.
    "d:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\java" -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Xmx256m -jar "%~dp0/jbin/streambaby.jar" %1

    I did not verify with other versions of java8, but this was an easy fix for me
     
  8. tluxon

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    Two of our TiVo Bolts still do not "see" Streambaby. Restarts and Net Connects don't seem to make any difference. Does anybody know what has to happen for a TiVo to be aware of Streambaby? FWIW, The ones that "see" it are the TiVos that have been in place the longest.
     
  9. tluxon

    tluxon Member

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    No
    Nobody?
     
  10. Dixon Butz

    Dixon Butz Member

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    Do they have the new interface?
    Needs the old interface to work.
     
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  11. kflinch

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    Are you saying that Streambaby doesn't work with Hydra? My Tivo updated to Hydra and now I do not see Streambaby. Is there a way to revert to the previous OS?
     
  12. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Not without losing all of your shows.
     
  13. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, last someone reported it's still possible to launch Streambaby on Hydra via kmttg (as long as kmttg runs on same machine hosting streambaby):
    Remote--Remote--Launch App=streambaby

    i.e. Hydra still has capability of running HME apps, it's just launching HME apps that TiVo broke/discontinued.
     
  14. kflinch

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    Thanks for the tip. If the downgrade falls I try launching Streambaby from kmttg.
     
  15. kflinch

    kflinch Member

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    OK, I tried launching Streambaby from kmttg. It works, but it's pretty cumbersome. Much less convenient than selecting from the Apps menu on Tivo. Appreciate the suggestion, though.
     
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    mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    can someone even explain what this means? You mean kmttg *on the computer*?

    if so, how does launching another program from the computer end have anything to do with what the *tivo end* can see?
     
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    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    kmttg can send a command to the TiVo that launches Streambaby on it.
     
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    mattack

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    Oh, then it seems like you should add a checkbox to the prefs for "auto-launch streambaby" for the poor souls using the new UI.
     
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    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I would think hardly anyone would want streambaby automatically started on their TiVo every time they start kmttg, especially when you can do so if and when you actually want. But in any case it's a very poor substitute to being able to launch from TiVo itself which Hydra broke.
     
  20. davidblackledge

    davidblackledge Registered l√úser

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    Ok, compromise in the latest release of KMTTG:
    New program for 1 step TTG downloads, decryption, encoding - kmttg

    Turn on File > AutoSkip Service for the TiVo in question, tune to channel 0-5 on Live TV, and streambaby will launch.
     
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