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And the winner is... TVersity!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by blucas95, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Feb 8, 2009 #581 of 767
    bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    Trickplay is still a Viiv-only feature.
     
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    bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    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.
     
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2009 #584 of 767
    armophob

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    I should have worded it better. I can't use ff/rw with WMP on audio files. Is this normal?
     
  5. Feb 8, 2009 #585 of 767
    bhelton71

    bhelton71 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '09

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    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.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 #586 of 767
    armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    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.
     
  7. ajfitzer

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    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-

    Fitz
     
  8. ajfitzer

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    Buehler??
     
  9. wcwman18

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    I added a video and started TVersity but nothing shows up in the settings menu of my DVR. Can someone walk me through?
     
  10. dave29

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    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.
     
  11. dave29

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    Sounds like you need to turn off your firewall or "allow" the connection thru your firewall program on the selected computer.
     
  12. wcwman18

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    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.
     
  13. bhelton71

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    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

    http://www.junegillespie.plus.com/UPnPTest.exe
     
  14. wcwman18

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    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 - 74.162.78.160 - FAILED
    TEST 8 - Get External IP Address - FAILED

    UPnP Test Program v1.15 Copyright Mark Gillespie 2005
    Bugs/Comments to: mark.gillespie@gmail.com
    Please do not email me UPnP support requests. I will not answer them.
     
  15. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Neat little program. I am chasing the failed 7&8 test as well.
     
  16. wcwman18

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    Any luck on helping me with this?
     
  17. bhelton71

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    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.
     
  18. bhelton71

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    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)
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    All passed but 7&8 here too....Direct2PC and TVersity work fine here....so not concerned.

    Neat little program with some helpful hints links...
     
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