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OK, My HR20 is networked, now to stream from the internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Jazzmo, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Dec 8, 2009 #1 of 10
    Jazzmo

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    I have it networked via ethernet. Both OnDemand and Media Share are enabled. I set up TVersity on one of my computers to test Media Share and all is good.

    My question: What do I need to use to stream content such as TV shows and movies from websites such as HULU. I see Tversity has HULU in the pro version but I have not had much time to get into what Tversity can do yet. Should I be using PLAYON instead? Both my computers access the network via wireless and my HR20 is via ethernet. I do get very good speed on both computers.

    Basically I want to be able to stream TV shows from websites to my HR20 and need to know the best software to use.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 8, 2009 #2 of 10
    Stuart Sweet

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    I'd recommend PlayOn.
     
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    lwilli201

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    +1. Playon works great.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2009 #4 of 10
    car421

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    Playon is sweet. You get a 14 day free trial. Right now you can get it for 19.99 with promo code "holiday" (I think it is still good)
     
  5. Dec 8, 2009 #5 of 10
    Jazzmo

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    Wow, great! Thanks for the tip. I did download PlayOn and it works great. One thing I noticed while testing, if I am streaming a show and then stop it on my dvr, it appears that it is still streaming, or at least the pc looks as if thats the case. How can I stop the streaming or does it stop on its own? Is it at all harmful to my pc over time if this happens?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 #6 of 10
    bonscott87

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    The streaming will stop on it's own. Not sure how it could be harmful to your PC, it's just data.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 #7 of 10
    Jazzmo

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    Ok great. I figured it probably stopped on its own at some point. I just thought maybe the hard drive might be needlessly engaged, that was my only concern.

    I appreciate all the help everyone! Thanks!
     
  8. Dec 9, 2009 #8 of 10
    bonscott87

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    No problem. Your hard drive in your computer is *always* engaged doing something anyway so there isn't any extra wear and tear going on.
     
  9. kstefanec

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    I just can't get Hulu to work "well." Stutters alot, sometimes just stops 15 mins into a show and then you can't fast forward when you reload. Playon has a great thing going but I just can't tweak it to really work the way I'd like. Is everyone using a fast computer to serve content? My computer processor is 2.0 Ghz and I know they recommend faster. What have you guys found?
     
  10. CJTE

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    That you should plug one of your computers in (the one running PlayOn) and test it out that way.
     

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