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GenieGO Remote Streaming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I do hope you noticed I left the apostrophe out of "don't"; it was meant as a tiny bit of humor.
    you messed it up by including the exclamation point!
     
  2. dod1450

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    I have confirmed that I am able to do streaming from a coffee house wifi network. I had created a windows XP virtual box vm and I was able to see my dvr playlist. So I still have issues with the droid and I was wondering if anyone had geniego running on a Linux native laptop?
     
  3. Lawood

    Lawood New Member

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    I believe the droid is an android device in which case it will not work as OOH is not yet supported on android devices. Keep seeing where it is reported as soon. However soon is now later. Sorry for repeating something you already know.
     
  4. mfeinstein

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    My issue is that I can't get Out of Home Access working on my iPad while it works fine on my Mac.

    I tried doing remote streaming for the first time today. Before I left my house, I confirmed that Out of Home Access was working on my iPad GenieGo app. The app says it is working fine. I did the same on my Mac laptop GenieGo app.

    Now that I am away from home, I checked the Out of Home Access again on both. And, both report that Out of Home Access is working under Settings. But, when I have the iPad app search for the GenieGo and its content, I get the message saying that Out of Home Access is no longer working. I can then go to Settings and confirm that Out of Home Access is working, and back to searching for the GenieGo to learn that it is no longer working. I am not changing any settings in between these tests, and it happens over and over again.

    On the Mac app, I can see the GenieGo and DVR content just fine with Out of Home Access. Both the iPad and my Mac on my office network.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    If you haven't used your Mac out of home, rather than just on your local area network, it may not be set up even though while in-home it's telling you it is. That was my experience.

    Only after I went through the laborious web page set up did OoH start to work.
    What modem have you?
     
  6. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

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    My Mac is working fine. It's the iPad that isn't working. I haven't done the laborious web page setup, but perhaps that's in my future.

    I have a NetGear router at home behind my Verizon FIOS box. I don't use the Verizon router that they gave me but just put the Ethernet that comes out of the FIOS terminal directly into the NetGear router.
     
  7. The Merg

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    My Mac is working fine. It's the iPad that isn't working. I haven't done the laborious web page setup, but perhaps that's in my future.

    I have a NetGear router at home behind my Verizon FIOS box. I don't use the Verizon router that they gave me but just put the Ethernet that comes out of the FIOS terminal directly into the NetGear router.


    Double check on the Netgear that you have the port forwarding set up correctly.


    - Merg

    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    To be clear- You have used your Mac while on a "foreign" network?
     
  9. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

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    Yes, my Mac (and iPad) are with me here at my office while the GeneiGo is at home.
     
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Ah, thanks. The one thing I can think of, and dislike to some degree, is to delete the app from the iPad, then sync and reinstall. Check the version number before and after!
     
  11. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

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    OK, I'll give that a try tonight. Thanks.
     
  12. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

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    I didn't delete and reinstall the app as I have a lot of content in the app and don't want to re-download it. But, I did set up a reserved IP address for the GenieGo on my NetGear router. I tested Out of Home access by connecting my iPad through my cellular modem, and it worked. I will try again from my office tomorrow. Thanks for your help, everyone!
     
  13. marabunta

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    I'm not sure if its been mentioned before, but a VPN connection to your home network will allow the GenieGo client to function fully while outside your home location.
    Just tested and confirmed on MacOS and iOS. I have a MacMini Server for my VPN Server behind a Netgear router.
     
  14. mfeinstein

    mfeinstein Godfather

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    Do you mean that the VPN will support letting me download shows from my home to the GenieGo client on my iPad? I'd love to do that, but my initial attempts at trying to make this work through a VPN were not successful. What type of VPN are you using? Please post the details of your configuration.
     
  15. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I guess the advantage of VPN vs. straight OOH is the ability to remotely copy new transcodes to the client.

    How is streaming via VPN, compared to OOH streaming? I'm wondering if it's a bit choppier, due to the added VPN encryption/decryption.
     
  16. marabunta

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    Right, my primary goal with the VPN is to download transcoded shows that are "ready for download" to my MacBook/iPhone to avoid the choppiness and delay in streaming/30 second skip. But we also have some one-off recordings this week(we're away for 10 days that I'd like to designate to trancode and download. I haven't tried streaming via the VPN, I would assume it would be choppier.

    MacOS Server has a built in VPN server. For regular MacOS, you can "bolt-on" the OS-X Server components to your existing OS for $19.99 via the App Store.
    You need to set up network clients for login, and set several firewall rules on your router, some of which may conflict and will need some sorting out. On my Netgear DGN2200 the firewall definitions(rules) are processed in the order you list them, if it finds one in conflict it stops processing and nothing below will be implemented.
     
  17. dod1450

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    Does anyone know if Geniego Apps have an encrypted login and password while it is enable for OOH viewing? I had not run any network software to view the packets while I am at a Coffee House or Library.
     
  18. mfeinstein

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    Just want to report that since I set up a reserved UP address for the GenieGo on my router, Out of Home access has worked very reliably on my iPad.
     
  19. The Merg

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    Good to hear. That will keep your GenieGo from acquiring a new IP address when it renews it lease and thus making your port forwarding worthless.

    - Merg
     
  20. Aug 3, 2013 #260 of 360
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    amt1994 New Member

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    So essentially is this useless if I'm trying to stream live sports? Considering I can't fast-forward to live TV once I record something and try watching it through the GenieGO app, is there any way to watch live sports through the GenieGO?
     

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