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    UPNP Tivo Bridge(Looking for beta testers)

    I am writing a new UPNP server primarily(at least at the moment) geared towards streaming video from a Tivo to a UPNP device. This server is only for windows at the moment.

    I am looking for for one or two people interested in beta testing this and helping me work through issues. Anyone interested should have a tivoestablished on their network with at a minumum vserver running and some knowledge of tivo extraction. Preferrably beta tester would also have tivoweb and mfs_ftp running. I have a Linktheater so someone with a linkplayer or other device would be great. Please PM me if interested.

    Current status:
    support for multipple Tivos running vserver(merges into one set of folders).
    Creates folders based on Series Title
    Supports Web Front end and standard UPNP metadata browse
    Webfront end supports limited sorting
    Webfront end also will create a playlist of the entire folder starting with the selected entry for continuous play.
    Limited Skin ability
    NO FFWD or REW at the moment.
    UI is still very rough and performance is not great but acceptible for SD streaming.
    Will also stream .TY files directly from PC server.
    Also capable of streaming mpeg and mp3 files(though this is not the intended purpose for this).
    Not yet capable of stremaing HD tivo files(though and HD tivo is fine)
    untested on standalone tivos.
    live streaming is not yet support though coming very soon.
    Server UI is very rough and some xml file editing is required for tivo registration.
    audio sync is not perfect on all files, but I will be cleaning that up.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not TRANSCODING, this is a on the fly converison of the .TY to mpeg with NO loss of quality. This does not require tyshow or any other PC side software, just this server.

    I am also curious if this is something a lot of people are interested in doing or not?

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    A Little Late

    gottahavit,

    Sorry this did not catch my eye before. I have both a SA S1 Tivo and a DTV S2 Tivo on my network. Along with a Windows 2000 server box (and assorted linux, macs and solaris boxes). I was just today trying to do what you were talking about.

    Don't know what is going on but let me know either way.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EldonGatlin
    gottahavit,

    Sorry this did not catch my eye before. I have both a SA S1 Tivo and a DTV S2 Tivo on my network. Along with a Windows 2000 server box (and assorted linux, macs and solaris boxes). I was just today trying to do what you were talking about.

    Don't know what is going on but let me know either way.

    Thanks!
    what UPNP device do yo have and what are you using to try to get this working? As far as know other than the one I am writing the only other option is IODATA advanced server which does transcoding and has many issues.

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    OOHH! I have a Gateway Connected DVD. Having my Tivos as a UPnP server would be the bomb!

    I'd love to test this, and provide any additional development efforts that are required to get something like that up and running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhantom
    OOHH! I have a Gateway Connected DVD. Having my Tivos as a UPnP server would be the bomb!

    I'd love to test this, and provide any additional development efforts that are required to get something like that up and running...
    PM me with your email, I am working on an update to improve performance and will send you when its ready

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    i have a Linpkplayer and a hr10 250 and a sat t60. This sounds like exactly what i am looking for. let me know if i can help.
    Sat T-60 130 HRS 3.5
    Tivoweb Plus, MFS FTP, Cachecard, Elseed
    HR10-250 80 hrs, killhdinitrd, MFS FTP, Tivoweb Plus

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    Thanks,

    Several people have now volunteered, and I do have someone now helping me work out some of the stability issues. I will be sending a build out to a couple other people thiss weekend to expand the testing a little, but at this point I think I have enough volunteers. I am however still interested in seeing how many people are interested in this, so that I can decide how far I am going to take this.

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    Just an update, FFWD and rewind are now supported assuming network is good enough.

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    I have a Linktheater, Linkstation (hacked), and a DTIVO S2 running 4.x software (also hacked but i'm a newb). I'm not clear how this might beneft my configuration since my LinkTheater and TIVO are in the same A/V setup but I might be able to assist if needed. I am certainly interested in finding more UPNP streaming "things" for my LinkTheater (lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKMGK
    I have a Linktheater, Linkstation (hacked), and a DTIVO S2 running 4.x software (also hacked but i'm a newb). I'm not clear how this might beneft my configuration since my LinkTheater and TIVO are in the same A/V setup but I might be able to assist if needed. I am certainly interested in finding more UPNP streaming "things" for my LinkTheater (lol).
    It probably won't.. What it's designed to do is to allow playback of tivo files from tivos on your network. In my case I have3 tivos and wanted to have access to all 3 from one location. It will also playback TY files without the need of transcoding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottahavit
    It probably won't.. What it's designed to do is to allow playback of tivo files from tivos on your network. In my case I have3 tivos and wanted to have access to all 3 from one location. It will also playback TY files without the need of transcoding.
    Fair enough, IMO that's a worthwhile project for sure! Have you looked into the stuff going on with the LinkTheater? Sounded like it too might get hacked for additional functionality - it's pretty much just a browser. Linkstation is also pretty nice for storage and easy to improve upon

    If I can be of some help let me know. It might not make sense in my setup and I'm not swift of foot with Linux but I may have a setup that could test at least. I'm on 4.x now, moving to 6.2 when I've had time to backup and am feeling bold

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKMGK
    Fair enough, IMO that's a worthwhile project for sure! Have you looked into the stuff going on with the LinkTheater? Sounded like it too might get hacked for additional functionality - it's pretty much just a browser. Linkstation is also pretty nice for storage and easy to improve upon

    If I can be of some help let me know. It might not make sense in my setup and I'm not swift of foot with Linux but I may have a setup that could test at least. I'm on 4.x now, moving to 6.2 when I've had time to backup and am feeling bold

    Yes this I have one of each and those 2 are it's primary expected audiaance.

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    Any Progress on the UPnP Tivo Bridge?

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    Another beta tester available

    Hello:

    I have 2 series II DTivo's networked together. I also have a Philips Streamium 300i UPNP media server. I would be interested in beta testing on my setup if you want.

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    i am in need of special codec for new stream?

    Quote Originally Posted by gottahavit
    I am writing a new UPNP server primarily(at least at the moment) geared towards streaming video from a Tivo to a UPNP device. This server is only for windows at the moment.

    I am looking for for one or two people interested in beta testing this and helping me work through issues. Anyone interested should have a tivoestablished on their network with at a minumum vserver running and some knowledge of tivo extraction. Preferrably beta tester would also have tivoweb and mfs_ftp running. I have a Linktheater so someone with a linkplayer or other device would be great. Please PM me if interested.

    Current status:
    support for multipple Tivos running vserver(merges into one set of folders).
    Creates folders based on Series Title
    Supports Web Front end and standard UPNP metadata browse
    Webfront end supports limited sorting
    Webfront end also will create a playlist of the entire folder starting with the selected entry for continuous play.
    Limited Skin ability
    NO FFWD or REW at the moment.
    UI is still very rough and performance is not great but acceptible for SD streaming.
    Will also stream .TY files directly from PC server.
    Also capable of streaming mpeg and mp3 files(though this is not the intended purpose for this).
    Not yet capable of stremaing HD tivo files(though and HD tivo is fine)
    untested on standalone tivos.
    live streaming is not yet support though coming very soon.
    Server UI is very rough and some xml file editing is required for tivo registration.
    audio sync is not perfect on all files, but I will be cleaning that up.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not TRANSCODING, this is a on the fly converison of the .TY to mpeg with NO loss of quality. This does not require tyshow or any other PC side software, just this server.

    I am also curious if this is something a lot of people are interested in doing or not?
    Hi do you know if the beta testers might allow me to fix a problem i have playin a new codec format? I would be interested then .........

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