WMA Support for TiVo Desktop - Beta1

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by pzand, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Feb 7, 2004 #81 of 171
    dbschoo

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    I'm having the same problem as described by Marc below. Have any suggestions or solutions been posted regarding this particular error?

    thanks much in advance for any help! I've been playing around with HMO for about a week now, but don't know if I'll keep it if I can't play my WMAs!

    -dbs


     
  2. Feb 16, 2004 #82 of 171
    DayDrive

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    After installing, I get an error launching TiVo Server.exe

    "The procedure entry point WMCreateSyncReader cound not be located in the dynamic link library WMVcore.DLL."

    Any ideas what's wrong?
     
  3. Feb 16, 2004 #83 of 171
    mystblade

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    I dont know what is going on but I did everything you said to get WMA files up and running and, will not even publish the files?

    I am thinking about cancel the HMO now. I buy alot of music of napster I guess iam going to try and rip a CD and see how that works'
     
  4. Mar 31, 2004 #84 of 171
    tblovell

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    Does anyone know why I can't download the plugin? When I follow the link, I get this message:

    Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0046'

    Permission denied

    /pzand/wmaplugin.asp, line 3

    Thanks for any help.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2004 #85 of 171
    pzand

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    That would be because I messed up the permissions on the web server :)
    Try again...

    Sorry!
     
  6. Mar 31, 2004 #86 of 171
    tblovell

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    Got it. Thanks!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2004 #87 of 171
    Kanyon71

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    Does this plugin support Napster files? I have a bunch of them that I would like ot stream out to my Tivo, I tried it and what happens is that it's just cycles through the songs one after another. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2004 #88 of 171
    pzand

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    Uhhmmm... I don't see why not? Is WMA file that you got from Napster different from a normal WMA? Can you play them with Windows Media Player?
     
  9. Apr 13, 2004 #89 of 171
    morac

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    I believe Napster WMA files are protected with DRM. I remember someone once posting that DRM protected WMA files won't play on the TiVo.

    The WMP API probably won't allow converting protected WMA files to MP3 for obvious reasons, though I haven't tested it.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2004 #90 of 171
    Austin Bike

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    You are correct. You need to burn them to CD then rip to MP3.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2004 #91 of 171
    thelastvoice

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    The process of transcoding wma directly to mp3, or by converting to wav, then burning to a cdr and reripping to mp3, is a bad idea if you care anything about sound quality.

    Rob
     
  12. Apr 25, 2004 #92 of 171
    Austin Bike

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    True, but you have to balance sound quality against being able to listen to them. I'd rather have lesser sound quality and more convenience listening over my Tivo/stereo than trying to listen to higher quality over a computer
     
  13. May 17, 2004 #93 of 171
    josh_wilson

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    Pzand:

    Just tried to download the plugin from your website and got the following error:

    Server object error 'ASP 0177 : 800706ba'
    Server.CreateObject Failed
    /pzand/wmaplugin.asp, line 2
    The RPC server is unavailable.

    Any ideas? Thanks -- looking forward to installing the plugin!
     
  14. May 17, 2004 #94 of 171
    pzand

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    My ISP has been having some troubles lately... I made a little workaround. Wanna try again?
     
  15. Jun 21, 2004 #95 of 171
    mdsinger

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    Hi,

    I've been tinkering around with the WMA plugin for a few days, and I'm seeing the same problem that a others have posted about.

    Suddenly, and randomly, my Tivo reports that there was an error on the server while playing a WMA. At this point, the server is pretty pissed off, and I can't play any more songs until I exit and restart the Tivo server.

    I have no files with DRM, and it seems to happen randomly, not on any file in particular.

    Do you have any updates for yor plugin?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2004 #96 of 171
    hutchca

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    Same here. I can only play 2 or 3 WMA files before I have to re-start the server.
    Any update to Beta1 in the works?
     
  17. Jun 22, 2004 #97 of 171
    mdsinger

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    I hope so. :) But it's going to be a very strange problem for the author to debug.

    One thing I can add...I tend to use WMA VBR mode...have you noticed at all if you tend to hang on VBR or non-VBR files? As soon as I get a chance, I'm going to rip a CD or two in CBR and see if I still have trouble hanging.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2004 #98 of 171
    pzand

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    didn't i post a fix for that a while back? i'm on a little pockt pc right now, so reading the whole thread is hard...

    i remember posting a bugfix, though...
     
  19. Jun 23, 2004 #99 of 171
    mdsinger

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    Pzand,

    I tried that patch that you had uploaded, and it seems to be working a lot better.

    It 's pretty easy to read over that in a thread that's this long. :)
     
  20. Your User Name:

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    Great plug-in, pzand! I know it was jokingly referenced on page one, but is there not a way to do the same thing for SHN and FLAC files? I have a 120GB hard drive devoted to music and all the files are SHN or FLAC. It would be great to be able to get those going through my Tivo.
     

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