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KOSMO

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My AZ has a feature I found that is called something like IP Streaming

The settings are:

IP ADDRESS
PORT
How long?   (minutes)

What can I do with this?

Does this allow me to send an A/V stream to a personal computer? What do I need to run on the PC to allow for this? I have always wanted to send snips of videos I find to individuals via e-mail perhaps.
I know some or most of this could be copy righted. so I don't even want to broadcast on you tube for instance.
What would be nice is to be able to watch on a laptop in backyard on wifi while tweaking the dish.. OR watch the Satellite when the TV is being used by others for terrestrial or hulu for instance.

It would be cool if I could record because I don't have an HDD in the old AZ and I'm not working now so a new (linkbox) is not (yet) in the cards. Actually I am tempted to put a linkbox on a credit card. This thing does so much more than my AZ and I icould move the AZ to the secondary TV while it is still capable of most things.

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Supposedly, the Azbox should be capable of both playing streams sent from a computer over your lan or streaming the channel currently tuned across your lan to your computer.
  I've never got the streaming from computer to Azbox to work, except by playing files stored on your computer, and this is useless for real time content.
   However there have been a couple threads about streaming the currently tuned channel from your Azbox TO your computer.  I found one of the old threads at:
http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/streaming-video-6243663
If you read through this, you'll see several different approaches.  Some people had success via multicast, but I was more interested in unicast since multicast had a tendency to clog up my network.  I did get it to work using specific unicast addresses, but I think it was very complicated in that the Azbox kept changing the address it was sending from, by increments of 2 I think.  I also tried the multicast technique that other people were using, but while it worked, it really played havoc with my network.
    But in any event, it did work, however there is one other problem, and that is that the network interface on the Azbox isn't very fast, so it will be limited to low bitrate unless you don't have much traffic on your LAN. 
  Anyway, my memory of doing this streaming is poor, but you might read through the thread, and try some of the things mentioned.

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Setting up streaming to pc requires a hard wired network, VLC video player and your pc’s ipv4 address  and some busy work.

Hook the PC and the AZBox to your router with network cable. This is necessary because the WiFI connection isn,t  fast enough

 Next go online with your PC. Setup runs smoother this way

Start your AZBox  and navigate to your Settings .

Navigate to Internet  in settings

Select Dynamic IP and wired then click on Setup.

When setup is complete change Dynamic IP to Static IP

Exit Settings and return to TV.

Download VLC from hxxp://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html   replace hxxp with http to go to site

Install VLC

Get your ipv4 Addess by  opening  the command prompt on your PC  by typing cmd  in the run dialog box located near the Start button on most Windows systems.

Type ipconfig at the prompt and hit enter

Your network information will appear.

Copy the numbers next ipv4 . It will look something like this 192.168.1.101

Go to the streaming  option in the AZBox and type in the IP number you got and add :9000 It will look something like this  192.168.1.101:9000  (typing this with the remote can be a daunting task but can be done.

Click START

Start VlC on the PC

Click on the Media Button (top left)

Click on OPEN NETWORK STREAM

Type this command with your ip address   udp://@192.168.1.101:9000  don’t forget the @

Hit play at the bottom of the window.

You may be stopped by firewall option screen.  OK it for private network.

If nothing  happens you probably being blocked by a fire wall you have work around that

CBS feeds are the only stations that don’t work for me.

Be sure to stop the stream from the streaming option on the AZBox  before you turn it off or you may have to use the power button on the back to reboot.

You don’t have to be on line after setting up for this to work. 
Hope this Helps


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FEEDMEHD:   Strange.  What you describe is one of the methods that some people were using in the thread I mentioned above.  It worked for some people, but didn't work for other people.  Didn't work for me.  For me, I had to use a much more complicated route, ie without the "@" in VLC, which I think makes VLC use the source port instead of the destination port which it uses if you include the "@".  This made it much more complicated because I had to use a packet sniffer to find out what the source port was, since the Azbox kept changing it.

   Anyway, that was almost 3 years ago, and I was running an XP computer at the time, and an older version of VLC.   So today, when I read your post, I decided to try it again, and sure enough, your method now works perfectly for me.  I don't know why it wouldn't work 3 years ago, but perhaps it's because now I'm running Windows 7, and a newer version of VLC?   I'm still running the same version of firmware on my Azbox, so that isn't it. 

   Anyway, thanks for posting, and inspiring me to try that again.  That sure is much easier than what I had to go through with the no "@" and the source port. 
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WEJONES: I had the same problem as you but with the address changing not the port. That is why my instruction included setting the AZBox Internet from Dynamic to Static.

Now I'd like to find out if my DVBViewer 5.1 could be used to do the same thing. During football season I use the preview (PIP) feature a lot. An extra tuner might be useful.

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WEJONES: I had the same problem as you but with the address changing not the port. That is why my instruction included setting the AZBox Internet from Dynamic to Static.

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Yeah, I always use static IP#s on my lan, so that doesn't change, for either my computer or the Azbox. The destination port, ie my computer, doesn't change either.  It was the source port, ie the port on the Azbox, that was changing.  When done your way, you don't need the source port, you only need the destination port, but for some unknown reason I couldn't get that method to work.....  until now....?

I still have that XP computer running.  I may give it a try again.  Not sure if it still has the same version of VLC on it or not.

EDIT:  Well, it's not a problem with Win-XP.  I just tried it again on the old XP computer, and it worked.  However in the process, I think I demonstrated to myself that I'm not capable of typing a url perfectly without making a mistake.  It took me like 5 tries to get it to work, including making the mistake to using HTTP:// instead of UDP://, then using the port I usually use with TSREADER, ie 1234, instead of 9000, then accidently using the 127.0.0.1 address instead of the real IP# on the computer.  Then I finally got it working, but then I got curious, went back to my Win-7 machine, and tried again there, checking to see if the 127.0.0.1 address worked there, but couldn't get it to work  there, even when typing in the right address, but then realized that I had forgotten to change the Azbox back to the Win-7 computer's IP#.
    Anyway, this demonstrated that it was highly likely that I had typed in something wrong 3 years ago.  I'm not sure how the heck I got it to work the first try yesterday. [smile]


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Has something about VLC setup changed lately? I got steaming to work with v2.2.1, but with v2.2.2, it errors "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable ot open the MRL 'udp://@###.###.###.###:9000'. Check the log for details.
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I didn't know there is a 2.2.2 version of VLC. I am using VLC 2.2.1 with Windows 10 (ver 1511). Sorry jdcpa, I can't help. VLC 2.2.1 also plays Blu-ray (with menu off and ANYDVD active) and DVD's. Of course you have to equipment capable of reading Blu-ray discs.
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Which versions of AZbox support this streaming from box to computer?
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Which versions of AZbox support this streaming from box to computer?

The Elite, Premium, and Premium Plus for sure, since they use the same firmware.  I think the Ultra also, but I'm not sure.

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