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streambaby (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/4/2019.


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Screenshot of streambaby on TiVo menu
Screenshot of streambaby

NOTE: This is a revival of the original streambaby project on Google Code which no longer allows uploads to downloads section and did not have any updates for a few years.

  • Random access streaming of MP4 and MPG video files. Able to seek to anywhere in the video. Also removes need for qt-faststart.
  • Ability to FF/RWD to points in the video that have not been buffered yet. When outside of the buffer, a "preview" of the movie (low-quality static images) will appear, and when play is pressed the video stream will be repositioned to start streaming at that point (ala Netflix/TiVo)
  • Ability to transcode and stream video that is not inherently TiVo compatible. Supports most files that TiVo and/or ffmpeg can handle. Preview mode and random-positioning work with most transcoded files.
    Remembers your position in the video when you stop watching and automatically starts at that position next time you watch. Works even when exiting playing via the "TiVo" button.


  • Requires Java 1.6 or above to be installed.
  • Uses ffmpeg binary executable for transcoding. MPG/MP4 streaming is built-in
  • Uses ffmpeg to generate "preview" views on the fly.


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To install streambaby (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install streambaby

To upgrade streambaby (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade streambaby


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'streambaby'
    $toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url         = ''
    $checksum    = '934106829C63B1EBED70C80B15CFB66A2E9B145385060F706E818876168055C0'
    if (Test-Path "$ENV:ChocolateyInstall\lib-bkp\streambaby\tools\streambaby-0.54\streambaby.ini")
         Write-Host "  ** Backuping up previous v0.54 streambaby.ini." -Foreground Magenta
    	 Copy-Item "$ENV:ChocolateyInstall\lib-bkp\streambaby\tools\streambaby-0.54\streambaby.ini" "$ENV:Temp" -Force
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'ZIP' 
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256' 
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\streambaby.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\streambaby-0.54\streambaby.bat" -iconLocation "$toolsDir\streambaby.ico"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\streambaby.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\streambaby-0.54\streambaby.bat" -iconLocation "$toolsDir\streambaby.ico"
    if (Test-Path "$ENV:Temp\streambaby.ini")
         Write-Host "  ** Restoring previous v0.54 streambaby.ini." -Foreground Magenta
    	 Rename-Item "$toolsDir\streambaby-0.54\streambaby.ini" "streambaby.ini.default"
         Move-Item "$ENV:Temp\streambaby.ini" "$toolsDir\streambaby-0.54\"
    icacls.exe $toolsDir /grant $WhoAmI":"'(OI)(CI)'F /T | Out-Null
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'streambaby'
    remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\$packageName.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$packageName.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
  • tools\streambaby-0.54\extra\service\win32\bin\wrapper.exe.ignore
  • tools\streambaby.ico

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Kevin Moye


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
streambaby (Install) 0.54 402 Thursday, May 25, 2017 approved
streambaby (Install) 0.53 309 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 approved
streambaby (Install) 0.49 251 Thursday, March 31, 2016 approved

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