For TiVo Support

  • Make sure that you have vserver (version 1.2 preferred) installed on your TiVo
  • Install the latest development version of VLC on your server
  • Patch and compile vstream-client, or download the appropriate binary for your platform (coming soon). The patch pipes all output to stdout instead of to a file.

For All Setups

  • Untar Albatross in your web servers httpdocs (or public_html) folder, or in a subfolder
  • Open albatross.ini.php in your favorite text editor and update the following: 
    • change the paths to match your installation for the support files (i.e., “/usr/bin/vlc” or “/sw/bin/vlc”)
    • under [sources], set the address for all of your TiVos and any folders that you wish to allow streaming for. For each TiVo, use syntax tivo://tivoip/, e.g.: 
      $tySourceList = array(
      	"Movies"		=>	"videos/",
      	"Windows Folder"	=>	"c:\\videos",
      	"TiVo Hacked"		=>	"tivo://tivo/",
      	"TiVo HMO"		=>	"hmo://tivo:1234567890@tivo2/"
    • Edit the Support Programs section with the appropriate paths for your files. In many cases, you may only need to uncomment the correct version for your platform. 
      	"vlc"			=>	"/Applications/",
      	"vstream-client"	=>	"/sw/bin/vstream-client",
      	"tivodecode"		=>	"/sw/bin/tivodecode",
      	"curl"			=>	"/usr/bin/curl",
      	"kill"			=>	"/usr/bin/killall -9 VLC"
  • Point your browser to index.php, and off you go!