Streaming from Tivo to a laptop

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by az1097, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I had the same issue before I reinstalled DuOS. But after I did it gave me a landscape app. There's also an orientation circle icon in the upper left corner you can try. I'm not really sure which fixed it though.

    I also accidentally installed the Amazon TiVo app at first and it didn't work right. So I uninstalled the Amazon app and then did the Google Play version and it worked well except for the streaming issues I'm still dealing with.

    It's almost 4:30am.....go to bed young man! :D
     
  2. Arcady

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    I just uninstalled the app and reinstalled from the Google store. Now it works properly in landscape mode. It's almost like the one from the Amazon store was the phone version or something.

    Thanks for the tip. (Going to bed now...) :D
     
  3. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    I I stalled DuOS on my notebook, rebooted my computer and bam, no more functional boot drive... I have a SSD, and it was locked once I hit reboot. So far haven't had any luck unlocking it, so looks like I get to reformat and reinstall everything...

    Could have been some other quirk, but I am thinking that DuOS did it.
     
  4. SugarBowl

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    hmmm.. I thought the amazon store and the google play store had the same app. But you're right.. The amazon store app looks more like a phone format. The google version looks like the iOS ipad app.
     
  5. SugarBowl

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    For those that are only seeing 1 folder, are you holding the primary mouse button down and scrolling down the list?
     
  6. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yeah, it must be messing with the root files or something. When I tried uninstalling my DuOS to get it back to factory default, it deleted a crap ton of programs from my PC!

    I'm not able to test it because I reinstalled everything and its working now. I'm not going to go back to the broken version to test it. ;)
     
  7. Gadfly

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    You are right. that was the problem. I didn't know I have to do it from Windows.

    Now I am getting an error about "unauthorized modification to your android blah blah" when I try to play back a show.

    Plus not being able to go pass the first folder.

    Edit: I was setting Duos to run in root mode. once I got rid of that, I restarted Duos and managed to play back a show! The issue with seeing only the first folder is still there.

    Edit 2: The other folders are there too! what I needed to do was to scroll down. for some reason it opens the first by default.
     
  8. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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  9. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I installed this and it works great... But you can sure tell the android app is WAY behind the IOS app in design! The new one is supposed to arrive at the end of the month - hopefully...

    For those with the folder problem: once you open / expand a folder it doesn't close until you open another folder. This is identical behavior as earlier IOS versions.
     
  10. JBDragon

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    I run Media Center on my PC and have for around 3 years. Moving to TIVO in a few months and ending Media Center with a Windows 10 Upgrade, I'm trying to find a solution to continue watching on the PC using TIVO.

    Now using DuOS and the Android TIVO App is one solution, and I'm trying that, but the Android App is not as good as the iOS version. It's not Ideal to run a virtual Android Machine. Why is there not a native Windows App? I hope there will be a Native Windows 10 App that will run on Windows PC or even a Windows 10 tablet or phone. One App that runs on any windows. That's the whole point of Windows 10 right?

    I don't want to download a program. I like the Streaming interface with the better TIVO control. The iOS Tivo App is much better. Lets have a Windows version that is at least as good as the iOS version. Hell Be like Sling and charge for the Apps for All I care. I'd pay $9.99 for a nice Native Windows App. Free is better, but something needs to be done to get App Development rolling along faster.

    The last piece of course for Cable cutters like myself would be Native PLEX support!!! That would make TIVO the #1 Box for just about anything and everything. If Search support was added into PLEX also when looking for something besides Netflix and Amazon, etc, even better.
     
  11. slowbiscuit

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    Because Tivo doesn't want to make it easy for PC users to watch anything remotely. The usual reason speculated is that they have to bend over for their Content Overlords.

    You do know that Plex support is coming on June 8 (to the Tivo), and that you can use a Plex app called TivoToGo to use Plex remotely to watch your Tivo shows on a PC right?

    The other option is to get a Mini and a Slingbox and use Sling remotely.
     
  12. JBDragon

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    Why there isn't a Windows version of their streaming software? I have a old slingback pro, I can dig up and connect to a tivo mini, but it just seems silly and not really the best solution. I guess I'm going to have to do it. I have to wait for a very few minor parts to get here, like a set of cables to plug it into my slingbox.

    In have tried Duos on my high end PC and using the tivo app that way and it lags and the resolution sucks. Not sure why that is. Then I thought maybe my Amazon Fire tv stick plugged into the hdmi in port on my pc, but it won't output unless you're using the built in graphics and I'm using a high end video card. Then I though plug it into the free hdmi port on my monitor. That kind of worked, but no audio, so that was a waste of time. So now I'm back to this slingbox runaround.

    It is great that PLEX is coming to tivo early next month. Many things about tivo is great, and then there's some glaring holes. Why you can stream onto a Windows laptop, or a surface or a desktop and limit it to the iPad when I have our Android. I'd rather watch on a 24" widescreen then on a small almost 10" iPad screen if I can. Using the pc app to download it's dumb. It's a huge missing piece of the puzzle. Hopefully my Slingbox Pro still works. It's been years since last used.
     
  13. SugarBowl

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    Did you install the google play store and get the latest Tivo app from there?

    The last time I checked, the amazon app store had a horrible, old version of the TiVo app.
     
  14. JBDragon

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    I have the Amazon version, but I'll go try the version on Google play when I get a chance and see how it works.
     
  15. mwecksell

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    It works now. (Ah, the solution to all problems with Tivo - just wait a few years...)
     
  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Well, once they implement OOH streaming, then let's talk. :)
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It works now from the Premiere with a TiVo stream. In hoime at least. I just tried streaming from my Premiere, Roamio BAsic, and Roamio Pro from three different browser windows and it worked very well.
     
  18. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    How do you do this? Are you saying you are streaming from a Roamio directly to a browser on a PC? What browser? When I enter my Roamio Plus's ip addr (https://ipaddr/) and log in with username=tivo password=mak, I get my Now Playing list, and I can download them via MPEG-TS or PS, but I don't see any way to stream them instead. I'm using the latest stable Chrome on Linux (43.0.2357.124 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 15.04). I tried Firefox (38.0) and got the same result. Do I need IE? I've got Windows installed too (dual-boot machine). [edit] That box also has Tivo Desktop 2.8.2 installed and working in Windows -- I wanted to test it with Windows 10.

    I use kmttg and pyTivo, but that is file transfers in one direction or the other. Streaming would be preferable in many, even most, cases.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  19. pfiagra

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  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I was using the Chrome Browser(in Windows 8.1) when I tried this.
     

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