Want to play nearly ANY video file on your TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by pipakin, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. A@ron

    A@ron New Member

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    Don't bet money... your wife was already mad at you! :)
    Good to hear that the mac side sounds like it's working without any problems. I'm not a windows guy but make sure you did the port forwarding in windows firewall that has been discussed multiple times. Let me know if you want to be a guinea pig for any other mac TivoMono things I've got going on. I may try to take KRKeegan's advice on how to fix the disappearing transfers issue and build that for mono. Shame pipakin didn't post the 0.9.7 SRC on source forge or all these invalid cab errors could have been fixed by a build from SRC and I could have the mac side on that version as well.
     
  2. ciscokidinsf

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    Well, it got really stressed (Me dealing with Network issues is like a caveman staring at medical tools, ...I eventually figure it out, but is very ugly while I learn) And I didn't got it going until 20 minutes ago. (though I was out most of today)

    But.....

    We got liftoff!! (Not the Viagra kind) right now I got 2 TDN sessions running, one from Windows, One from Mac. :) God, I'm so Happy!! They are both working OK I hope (testing small videos right now) and they seem ok.

    Yesterday, TivoToGo in Windows couldn't even see the Tivos. (I could ping them though) So I was baffled. I saw a couple of suggestions in the Paralells forums. Here is what I did (I'm not 100% sure which one did the trick) So try them all:

    What I did was:

    -Disable the 'Parallels Network Adapter' within Windows and add a new one to connect directly to the 'Realtek Network Adapter' that the Mac uses.

    - Went to the Network properties within windows and check mark all sharing

    - Firewall is off

    -On The Paralells application menu VM Configuration I switched the Network Adapter status to 'Bridge Ethernet'

    So after that, TivoToGo came back and correctly connected to the Tivos. Then TDN in Windows worked. Tempting the Gods, I ran the Mac version... and it all works! (I hope)

    Problem is my network is so freakin' slow right now. I'm going to switch to ''g" (from b/g hybrid) speed tomorrow, I'll replace an older USB adapter in a laptop and I might be able to get more speed.

    Next step will be to get the Network Storage attached to both systems. And see if I can run the directories from an external hard drive. (I will need help here for sure)
     
  3. windracer

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    That should work just fine ... I have TDN running on a Linux machine and my Videos folder is on a Buffalo Linkstation which my Linux box sees as a Samba share.
     
  4. eldonjon72

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    Did you have to do anything special in downloading that file? The downloaded alternative version is named ffmpeg.exe - and there are alot of other files there with it. Did you just rename the file to ffmpeg_mp2.exe & ignore the other files or was there more to it? I'm really wondering since the file sizes are so different.

    [edit] dumb dumb dumb :rolleyes: I was looking at the file while it was still zipped - the files are exactly the same size unzipped.
     
  5. ciscokidinsf

    ciscokidinsf New Member

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    Is pipakin still MIA?

    Just asking. Traffic around here is low. Where is the other Tivodotnet thread?

    Something weird is going on with my network and the performance of different programs that communicate with the Tivos. TivoDotNet in Mac is running along at OK speed. I was hoping for faster processing compared to my old G4, but I guess the bottleneck is my network speed.

    TivoToGo in parallels is so slow. Dunno why that is. One hour of content is taking all night. My puny laptop takes two hours to transfer on a b/g network.

    However, TivoDecodeManager is also slow and so far has not completed a single transfer. Methinks due to potential legal issues against Roxio and their $100 Tivo software that TDM has been somewhat crippled. Although the website is very clear that for some users TDM would be incredible slow.

    Also, I forgot my Tivo wireless adapters were the 'b' kind. I tracked the 'g' ones on ebay. They are hard to get as the USB D-Link DWL G122 has to be the older hardware version (version A) to work with the Tivos. If you buy the most recent one (Hardware version B) Tivo no longer supports that. (no drivers!) So I'll see if I gain some speed by going 'g' speed only on all my devices.

    BING! Just had an idea... could we use TDN to send DRIVERS to the Tivo Box? (assuming of course that Tivo searches everyhere in the hard drives to get a driver, that way we could use any USB adapter available) ideas? comments?
     
  6. tadtadtadtadtad

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    After running TDN-0.9.5a-fixed for a few weeks on WinXP SP2 It stopped working. So i figured I upgrade to the latest release TDN-0.9.7a-fixed. I get this error

    The cabinet file '_C438E0DA6D445DFF3724A1ABED0663F4' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used. This could indicate a network error, an error reading from the CD-ROM, or a problem with this package.

    And I have to cancel the install. So now neither installation works for me. Any ideas where I can look to solve my problem. Prior to all this the uploaded movies worked perfectly.

    I tried to find this error in the thread but could not.

    Tadtadtadtadtad
     
  7. windracer

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    It's referenced quite a few times ... here and here are two quick examples I found.

    Yes, this is a known issue with that "fixed" MSI. It was the last thing posted before pipakin disappeared so there has not been a newer release.

    edit: nevermind, I see you found the thread over on the TDN forum.
     
  8. scott816

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    Has anyone attempted to contact Philip outside of this forum? He did register a domain so a quick whois search I am sure would reveal some contact info. I am not sure if it would be appropriate to try and contact a person in the real world after interacting with them solely in forum. There sure is a big mystery here though. What happened to the TIVO.NET god? I know he had the flood but that was a long time ago. Just a thought.
     
  9. rjdafoe

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    I am not sure that this has been specified before, I could not seem to find it in this thread, but I could have missed it.

    Will this work on a zippered Direct Tivo? I am using 6.2 and used the patch script to upgrade to 6.3.


    On google, I have found references to HMO enabled on 6.2 of these units, but I have also found references that it is not.

    Thanks
     
  10. ajayabb

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    Tivodot Net is stuck on a transfer. when I attempt to transfer a show to my S2 is says that a transfer is in progress and It will add the transfer to the TO DO list; yet never does. I restarted TIVo and reinstalled TIVO dot Net all to no avail.
     
  11. windracer

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    No. You only have HMO and TiVo.Net requires HME, which is only in version 7.x of the software and higher.
     
  12. windracer

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    Anything in the log? Sounds like maybe ffmpeg is having a problem ...
     
  13. ourdoc

    ourdoc Tivo Hawaiian Style

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    Are you on Vista? I know on mine if I don't change the binding address to the IP address instead of the address like fe80::d4a0:fd2d:d155:d1f3%3 I got that problem, after selecting the IP it was fine. This has to be done each time the service is started. I think it is something to do with IPv6.. not sure, not a coder here :)
     
  14. rjdafoe

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    Thanks, thats too bad, I am looking for something that could replace TivoServer and was hoping this would be it. Oh Well.
     
  15. wrg

    wrg Wife jealous of TIVO

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    Try over at his forum http://www.satellite-of-love.org/


     
  16. ciscokidinsf

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    Hey A@ron, this is how I mapped the Netwrok Storage in my mac :

    smb://Fjgnas/SHARE/TivoTDN/

    However, if I add this to the TDN diredtory location app, it fails. (and as usual, I CANNOT find it in terminal) Help, please?

    Also, FYI. I haven't been abel to connect TivoToGo to the attached storage either. There is another thread here in the forums that says that my specific type of NAS (Buffalo Terastaion) is kinda hinky and cannot be the depository of videos using TivoDesktop.
     
  17. eldonjon72

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    I've had the same problem, the only way I've been able to unstick it is to go into the To Do list on the Tivo, make sure all transfers are cancelled/deleted, then reboot the Tivo.

    It seems to only happen when you cancel a transfer before it is finished transferring. (and never, EVER cancel a transfer from within the program on the PC! Guaranteed to monkey it up like this).
     
  18. Leo Valiant

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    I think we should give the guy his privacy. If he wanted to be here he would.
     
  19. windracer

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    Maybe you should edit that out ... it might be publicly available but I doubt he'd want it posted here like that.
     
  20. windracer

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    Well, I'm not using a Mac, but I am running TDN on Linux and all of my videos are on a Buffalo Linkstation (250gb) running the OpenLink firmware ... and using the samba share works just fine. You should be able to just put '/Fjgnas/SHARE/TivoTDN/' in your videos path.
     

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