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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by blucas95, Jan 5, 2007.
Trickplay is still a Viiv-only feature.
Ronen stated they have Hulu working in the lab for the 1.5 release so that should be a welcome addition for HD content. Of course the hardware requirements will go up to make it work.
TVersity seems to be an all or nothing proposition - either it works or you have nothing but problems. Usually all around codecs and permissions but still not quite 'Plug and Play'. I still keep an eye out for other servers - was trying out Jamcast recently, but that didn't work out too well. It looked like a nice little UPnP 'music-only' server with a small footprint.
I continue to be impressed with just how easy it is to get content to play with TVersity...video and photos in particular.
After working with it only for a few days...it seems simple to configure and update the library, as well as settings.
I also downloaded and installed the latest K-Lite Codec pack, per the recommendations.
I should have worded it better. I can't use ff/rw with WMP on audio files. Is this normal?
My bad - my short answer implies it is a part of the Viiv feature set which you already knew. What I should have said was ffwd and rwd only works specifically with the Viiv Media Server so you are correct - WMP does not work.
Well that really stinks. I just installed TVersity as well to try it. I need to be able to skip the commercials of the recorded radio program. I guess I am back to listening to it on my computer. Thanks.
update: I think this TVersity will work for me in recording the live streaming audio.
I got the streams url, but the hr20 keeps saying it cannot start it. I used a url that bhelton71 provided with the same results.
Well, it kind of goes like this. I have my HR23-700 set upstairs, and had it installed a couple of weeks ago when I got my 37 Sharp Aquos (sweet picture!). I bought a Netgear Poweline adapter after reading some info on this site, and got the thing to run seamlessly allowing me full on-demand access (even sweeter). However, I still cannot get the box to show an Internet connection...forget the error number (maybe 13), even thought I know for sure my Actiontec (fios) router sees it connected. As a result, I cannot get the mediasharing set up and TVersity is not working for me. What the heck am I doing wrong?? I am assuming it is a network connection set up somewhere. I have been browsing this board for days, taking notes, and trying to make sure I have this set up right, but I am simply not getting any network love on my HR23. I want to stream some pictures (we have a few hundred of the kids) and perhaps some internet radio. Nothing complicated. The PC I am using is a HP Pavillion a1219h with a Pentium 4, 519K, 1GB memory, 160GB HD, and it has a DVD RW drive.
I am somewhat technical so I hope to be able to work this thing right. HELP!! Thanks-
I added a video and started TVersity but nothing shows up in the settings menu of my DVR. Can someone walk me through?
I have been using WMP and Viiv since day one. I have had great luck out of both. I have been thinking about trying TVersity because it seems like evreyone has been raving about it for a while. What are the considerable dfferences between them? I may download tonight and mess around with it a little bit.
Sounds like you need to turn off your firewall or "allow" the connection thru your firewall program on the selected computer.
Accepted the firewall connection. I have a powerlink plug in to my DVR and going to my router. When I use the playon software it sees that just fine but not TVersity. Restarted PC and DVR and still no luck.
Make sure the firewall exception is for MediaShare.exe
Also you might try this - it is a tiny program but it will check your basic UPnP setup on the PC where you are running TVersity
TEST 1 - Operating System Support - PASSED
TEST 2 - SSDP Service Running Check - FAILED
TEST 3 - SSDP Service Automatic Check - FAILED
TEST 4 - UPnPHost Service Running Check - FAILED
TEST 5 - UPnPHost Service Automatic Check - PASSED
TEST 6 - UPnP Framework Firewall Exception Check - PASSED
TEST 7 - Adapter #0 - 18.104.22.168 - FAILED
TEST 8 - Get External IP Address - FAILED
UPnP Test Program v1.15 Copyright Mark Gillespie 2005
Bugs/Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not email me UPnP support requests. I will not answer them.
Neat little program. I am chasing the failed 7&8 test as well.
Any luck on helping me with this?
Tests 7 & 8 are around UPnP on your router. If you have seen Network Services on the HR units - this is the test to make sure the HR can map a port rule on the router. Not really pertinent to getting mediashare working but nice to know I guess .
The first 6 tests are useful. Most mediaservers (WMP etc) need the discovery protocol running - but TVersity doesn't use the OS SSDP so it is optional. UPnPHost however does have to be running. It is a windows service so it looks like from the results above if you just start UPnP device host you should be good to go. I would stop and start TVersity after you start it. Also - you *may* have to reboot the HR unit - you shouldn't but I have seen it posted enough times to believe that if the HR's don't detect a server they may actually stop looking for them.
I didn't see what operating system you are using - if it is Vista - thats a whole other can of worms - and I would actually advise against using TVersity.
7 & 8 are related to the 'Network Services' style port mappings on a router - basically the program tries to add a port rule to the router and either the router does not support UPnP or it is disabled (or hop count is too high)
All passed but 7&8 here too....Direct2PC and TVersity work fine here....so not concerned.
Neat little program with some helpful hints links...
Has anyone who streams Internet radio, to the HR2X, been able to figure out how to get Stream The World audio to stream to the HR20 via TVersity? Specifically this station: http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?CALLSIGN=WFNKFM&playnextauto=true#Main
I have gotten many to work, but this one has me stumped.