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  • Orblive streaming live tv on iphone and more
    orblive just got released for the iphone with a new ability that the webapp didnt have. TV!!!!!!!!!!

    ORB IS A MEDIA SERVER THAT ALLOWS U TO ACCESS IT OVER ANY WIFI

    available over the ste packaging repo

    heres a vid of me streaming live tv over my wifi



    NOTE THE APP DOES NOT COME WITH TV NATIVELY, U HAVE TO HAVE A PC ORB VERSION PLUS A COMPUTER WITH TV CONNECT TO IT.

    Screenshots:

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Orblive streaming live tv on iphone and more started by superrama View original post
    Comments 121 Comments
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfnumba1 View Post
      anybody know how to fix this problem, it lets me connect to myorb but when i try and play live tv it says connecting for about 5 minutes and then says "cannot play this video file" i have the ocmputer setup with no set top box and configured accordingly any suggestion?



      thats the same problem I am having too, I can't figure out why, orb even sees a thumbnail of all my videos, but it won't play them for some reason.
    1. casewicked's Avatar
      casewicked -
      Am I the only one that cannot get this to install. WINScP'd and saw that it was installed but when i got to the icon it shows the load screen and BOOM back to the springboad. Will somebody plz shed some light on this problem. It's driving me insane.
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      a lot of times, when the app closes immediately, permissions are not set correctly on the app folder. SSh back into the phone and make sure your permissions are 0755 I think and check the box that says recursively or something like that.

      wolfnumba1, i think i made some progress, it seems like maybe we do not have the codecs to decode the video, go to www.orb.com/codecs to get the decoders. I downloaded them and installed, but still having the same issue so far.....
    1. david agustin's Avatar
      david agustin -
      oh man its not for mac just pc what f is going on waaaaaaa
    1. nanooreg's Avatar
      nanooreg -
      I just bought a pinnacle pctv usb tv tuner card. i have about 12 channels that i can pick up on my laptop. how do i get it to sync with orb? when i check the tv window in orb it just states that i need a tv tuner. it doesn't even know it's there. do i need to change a setting in orb for it to read my tv tuner? if so, where would i need to change this?

      thanks in advance.
    1. deedeedee's Avatar
      deedeedee -
      Hi Everyone, After setting the ORB, Everything worked fine in My Sony laptop, Window Vista. Today only the Webcam can not stream. The connection take for 2 mins. then not thing come up. It shows "Error Failed to play this video". but my DELL, Window XP is still working fine. Any help please.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      I setup Orb and the uXM program. After 5 minutes I'm listening to O&A on my iPhone. This rules!
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by nanooreg View Post
      I just bought a pinnacle pctv usb tv tuner card. i have about 12 channels that i can pick up on my laptop. how do i get it to sync with orb? when i check the tv window in orb it just states that i need a tv tuner. it doesn't even know it's there. do i need to change a setting in orb for it to read my tv tuner? if so, where would i need to change this?

      thanks in advance.
      This PINNACLE PCTV USB TV TUNER is not compatible with ORB. Bought it 2 days, went crazy with it, but no hope. I just found out by installing my old messed up ATI TV TUNER and worked like a charm, only the picture is crappy because the card is broken.. Return it and get WinTV one, should be about the same price!
    1. volly20's Avatar
      volly20 -
      I love this app it is great working with sirius. Over the last few days I've been testing edge, which if you have full service it seems to hold the stream. However, when moving the stream isnt as reliable.
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by deedeedee View Post
      Hi Everyone, After setting the ORB, Everything worked fine in My Sony laptop, Window Vista. Today only the Webcam can not stream. The connection take for 2 mins. then not thing come up. It shows "Error Failed to play this video". but my DELL, Window XP is still working fine. Any help please.
      Try open ORB on iphone, click setting (the last icon at the bottom), click exit, then open ORB again, I think it should solve the problem.. It worked for me.
    1. kressley's Avatar
      kressley -
      Quote Originally Posted by istorm View Post
      This PINNACLE PCTV USB TV TUNER is not compatible with ORB. Bought it 2 days, went crazy with it, but no hope. I just found out by installing my old messed up ATI TV TUNER and worked like a charm, only the picture is crappy because the card is broken.. Return it and get WinTV one, should be about the same price!
      I'm having problems with a Pinnacle Tuner also. I've wasted so much time on the thing.

      It's going back today and I'm picking up a WinTV.
    1. mike1114's Avatar
      mike1114 -
      I hate to keep pestering, but this is my 4th request and no one has attempted to help me!

      I don't have live tv yet, i'm trying to get this to play my movie files from my PC.
      I can see the thumbnail in Orb on my phone, so I'm close, but when I click it, it takes a couple minutes of "connecting" then it says it failed to play file.

      WHY?

      OP, where u at??????????
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike1114 View Post
      I hate to keep pestering, but this is my 4th request and no one has attempted to help me!

      I don't have live tv yet, i'm trying to get this to play my movie files from my PC.
      I can see the thumbnail in Orb on my phone, so I'm close, but when I click it, it takes a couple minutes of "connecting" then it says it failed to play file.

      WHY?

      OP, where u at??????????

      Did you try click exit in orb, or click connect again in orb to refresh orb? This trick solved my problems every time. Its just a missed connection i guess.. If not work, try uninstall then reinstall orb.. Hope this help..

      Quote Originally Posted by kressley View Post
      I'm having problems with a Pinnacle Tuner also. I've wasted so much time on the thing.

      It's going back today and I'm picking up a WinTV.

      I exchanged for a USB WinTV-HVR 850 today, same problem like Pinnacle.. I guess I have to exchange it for an internal card. The WinTV USB is very slow and lousy on my 3GHz Windows Vista, 2GBs Ram machine... Beware
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      What is the point of this application for the iphone? If it wifi based, then there is no real value....If I am at home I will watch a TV. I suppose If I am somewhere where I can get WIFI free it might be nice....but where I might want to remotely watch TV...there is generally no WIFI.

      Perhaps under 3g this might be good. Otherwise, a sligbox and a laptop are better for this.
    1. sp00nfedem1's Avatar
      sp00nfedem1 -
      Anyone figure out how to fix this download error?? firesomething???
    1. kressley's Avatar
      kressley -
      Quote Originally Posted by sp00nfedem1 View Post
      I exchanged for a USB WinTV-HVR 850 today, same problem like Pinnacle.. I guess I have to exchange it for an internal card. The WinTV USB is very slow and lousy on my 3GHz Windows Vista, 2GBs Ram machine... Beware
      I picked up a Win-TV 1600. Absolutely beautiful. Everything is working great now.
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      I exchanged for an internal PCI Diamond HDTV tuner 600 for $74.99 after rebate. Now everything works like a charm Love the TV

      Quote Originally Posted by ZipZapp View Post
      What is the point of this application for the iphone? If it wifi based, then there is no real value....If I am at home I will watch a TV. I suppose If I am somewhere where I can get WIFI free it might be nice....but where I might want to remotely watch TV...there is generally no WIFI.

      Perhaps under 3g this might be good. Otherwise, a sligbox and a laptop are better for this.
      Actually this is quite useful. Let say youre in the class or library and bored the hell out of you, take out the iphone, and watch some tv, since school provide free wi-fi!
    1. vppnoy's Avatar
      vppnoy -
      does anyone know if Geniatech UTV3 tv tuner will work with Orb? it has built in mpeg1/2/4 encoder. i cant get it to work. please help.
    1. genge24's Avatar
      genge24 -
      Is anyone else getting a green picture when they access the webcam on their iPhone? I've tried looking in the settings menus for a fix, but I can't find anything. Thanks.
    1. kressley's Avatar
      kressley -
      Anyone notice their battery draining quicker since installing Orb on their iphone?

      At the end of a work day with no use, I only have 1/4 battery left.
      I do charge every night, and only ever noticed this kind of drain with heavy use.