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I'm trying this for the first time and having an issue...

I successfully start the script on my PC and it shows up on my TiVo in the Music & photos section. However when I select the app all I get is a black screen, and when I check the command window I see a error that says...

Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\Dan>"C:\Program Files\Python\python" C:\hme-vlc\start.py
HME Server for Python 0.17
Skipping: apples - No application class
Skipping: icons - No module named icons
Mon Jan 19 16:24:02 2009 Server Starts
Registering: hmevlc
172.16.1.33:1593 - - [19/Jan/2009 16:24:29] "GET /hmevlc/icon.png HTTP/1.0" 200
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172.16.1.33:1594 - - [19/Jan/2009 16:24:33] "GET /hmevlc/ HTTP/1.1" 200 -
172.16.1.33:1594 - - [19/Jan/2009 16:24:33] Starting HME: hmevlc
----------------------------------------
Exception happened during processing of request from ('172.16.1.33', 1594)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\SocketServer.py", line 558, in process_request_thread
    self.finish_request(request, client_address)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\SocketServer.py", line 320, in finish_request
    self.RequestHandlerClass(request, client_address, self)
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\SocketServer.py", line 615, in __init__
    self.handle()
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\BaseHTTPServer.py", line 329, in handle
    self.handle_one_request()
  File "C:\Program Files\Python\lib\BaseHTTPServer.py", line 323, in handle_one_request
    method()
  File "C:\hme-vlc\start.py", line 232, in do_GET
    self._page(True)
  File "C:\hme-vlc\start.py", line 183, in _page
    appinst.mainloop()
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hme.py", line 1108, in mainloop
    while self.active and self.get_event():
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hme.py", line 1189, in get_event
    handle()
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hmevlc\__init__.py", line 146, in handle_active
    self.show_top()
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hmevlc\__init__.py", line 149, in show_top
    self.root.set_image(self.graphics[0])
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hme.py", line 1008, in set_image
    self.set_resource(Image(self.app, name, f, data), flags)
  File "C:\hme-vlc\hme.py", line 709, in __init__
    f = open(name, 'rb')
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'apples/red-hd.png'
----------------------------------------
I checked the directory where the script is and there is in fact a apples folder with a file called red-hd.png in it, so I'm not sure why this would be happening. Any ideas?

Dan
 

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Hulu has RSS Feeds at : http://www.hulu.com/feed. Does anyone know how to add them to the list?
Those Hulu RSS feeds don't include a link to the video file, they just link to the Hulu site where the video is played. The RSS feed needs to link directly to a video file.

There are many RSS feeds that do include links to the video file and here is an example of how to add the Nova RSS feed.

Just open the config.ini file and enter this:
Code:
[Nova]
rss=http://feeds.pbs.org/pbs/wgbh/nova-video
 

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Has anyone tried any of the other P2P TV programs, such as TVAnts or TVu?
I know there is a Sopcast link posted that works great.
TVu would be:
Code:
[TVu]
url=http://127.0.0.1:8901
needs_vlc=True
TVAnts is a little harder because the URL changes so you will need to update the config.ini file each time you want to watch a different video. You will need to right click and select properties on the video while it's playing to find the stream's URL.
 

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I'm trying to run this on my HD TiVo.

1) I get to the screen and it shows a Live Streams folder. Inside the folder are all the ones which have a URL for them in the config.ini file, but none of the RSS items. How do I get those RSS items like Cranky Geeks?

2) I selected C-Span1 to play, but all I get is a black screen with a few numbers in the corners. On my computer, the VLC.exe Command Line Window shows the following:

[00000395] dummy interface: VLC media player - version 0.9.8a Grishenko - (c) 19
96-2008 the VideoLAN team
[00000395] dummy interface:
Warning: if you can't access the GUI anymore, open a command-line window, go to
the directory where you installed VLC and run "vlc -I qt"

[00000395] dummy interface: using the dummy interface module...
[00000411] main access out: creating httpd
[00000415] mux_ps mux: Open
[00000415] mux_ps mux: Close
[00000451] main access out: creating httpd
[00000454] mux_ps mux: Open
[00000456] access_mms access: selecting stream[0x1] audio (21 kb/s)
[00000456] access_mms access: selecting stream[0x2] video (177 kb/s)
[00000456] access_mms access: connection successful
[00000498] avcodec encoder error: cannot open encoder
[00000448] stream_out_transcode stream out error: cannot find video encoder (mod
ule:any fourcc:mp1v)
[00000448] stream_out_transcode stream out error: cannot create video chain
[00000496] main packetizer error: cannot create packetizer output (WMV3)

Is there something else I should have done to get this to work properly?
 

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I'm trying to run this on my HD TiVo.

1) I get to the screen and it shows a Live Streams folder. Inside the folder are all the ones which have a URL for them in the config.ini file, but none of the RSS items. How do I get those RSS items like Cranky Geeks?

2) I selected C-Span1 to play, but all I get is a black screen with a few numbers in the corners. On my computer, the VLC.exe Command Line Window shows the following:

[00000395] dummy interface: VLC media player - version 0.9.8a Grishenko - (c) 19
96-2008 the VideoLAN team
[00000395] dummy interface:
Warning: if you can't access the GUI anymore, open a command-line window, go to
the directory where you installed VLC and run "vlc -I qt"

[00000395] dummy interface: using the dummy interface module...
[00000411] main access out: creating httpd
[00000415] mux_ps mux: Open
[00000415] mux_ps mux: Close
[00000451] main access out: creating httpd
[00000454] mux_ps mux: Open
[00000456] access_mms access: selecting stream[0x1] audio (21 kb/s)
[00000456] access_mms access: selecting stream[0x2] video (177 kb/s)
[00000456] access_mms access: connection successful
[00000498] avcodec encoder error: cannot open encoder
[00000448] stream_out_transcode stream out error: cannot find video encoder (mod
ule:any fourcc:mp1v)
[00000448] stream_out_transcode stream out error: cannot create video chain
[00000496] main packetizer error: cannot create packetizer output (WMV3)

Is there something else I should have done to get this to work properly?
You'll need to use the latest 0.8.x release of VLC as the 0.9 releases do not work with HME/VLC.
 

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Thanks herbman, that helped me get the streams.

I now notice that I can use pause and play on those, but if I try to hit rewind or to exit the stream using the left arrow, the app freezes and I am forced to hit the TiVo button to get out, which puts me back at TiVo Central.

I'm also still wondering about how to get the RSS items.
 

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I get to the screen and it shows a Live Streams folder. Inside the folder are all the ones which have a URL for them in the config.ini file, but none of the RSS items. How do I get those RSS items like Cranky Geeks?
The RSS Feeds are in the top-level folder labelled "RSS Feeds", not under "Live Streams". If you're not seeing that folder, perhaps you're running an old version of Python that doesn't have the ElementTree XML parser. It became part of the standard library in 2.5, and was available as an add-on for 2.4.

I have no problem rewinding or left-arrowing. Anyone else?
 

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I am not seeing the RSS Feeds folder. I installed Python 2.6.1, but I just remembered that when I tried to find something to associate the .py files with, the only version of pythonw.exe that I could find was in some older directory dated 3/29/2006, and it says version 2.4.3. Is there some other executable file I should be associating my .py files with, and where is it?
 

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Maybe you should uninstall both versions and reinstall 2.6.1? The installer should correctly handle the associations automatically. I don't have a Windows system anymore*, so I don't have much more advice for you. But, ".py" should be associated with python.exe, and ".pyw" with pythonw.exe.

* My old laptop died -- see "Donations" in my sig.
 

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Python is not listed by Windows as a program that can be uninstalled by the system. I do see an "uninstal.wse" file in one of the Python directories, but I have no idea how to run it. I hate to just delete directories. Sorry, my non-Windows knowledge is pretty thin.

I looked inside the Python 2.6.1 installer file and I didn't see any .exe files at all. Do they get created by the installation?
 

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I've did a reinstall and everything is working properly now. I like it. Thanks.

So now I want to know if anybody knows of any sort of website that has a big list of available Live Streams and RSS Feeds of all types.
 

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Descriptions in the Info window for RSS items; no more idle timeout during paused video; top-level folders for streams and feeds are bypassed for three items or less; similarly, if the only item in the top-level menu is a single file share, its contents are shown instead. See Changes for more details.
 

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ok at HULU feeds

http://www.hulu.com/feed

it looks like you can subscribe to a number of different feeds and embed the video into the RSS feed.

From the Hulu feed page:
To include the Hulu embedded videos in the feed, check the "add video" checkbox before adding the feed to your RSS news reader. Note, this may increase load times for reading the RSS feed.
How could we add one of these feeds to the HME/VLC video streamer?

Lou
 
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