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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions and there answers. If your problem is not in the list, you can mail me at: infoattheyosh.nl.

Dreambox (7)

The Dreambox ReStream software will not run on a Windows OS. This is because of some part of the code that is executing Linux OS commands. And there are no good Windows alternatives. The native support for Windows OS and Mac OSX is dropped around the end of 2012.

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Error number 2032 means that the playlist is not found. So the HLS playlist is not created by Dreambox ReStream.

There are multiple causes for this error.

1. The folder /iphone/stream is not writeable by the web server. Mostly this is the user www-data. Make sure that this folder is writateble by the web user

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You can debug Dreambox ReStream, you can add the following querystring to the weburl:
?debug=1

This will open a popup window (allow them to open in your browser). In that popup window you will get all the actions that are done. If there are red messages, than there are problems.

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The problem is that PHP is setup to show also notices. There notices are harmless and it is advised to disable the notice reporting.

You can change this by editing the php.ini file and change the setting 'error_reporting' from 'E_ALL' to 'E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE'

Restart apache and the notices are gone and the software is working.

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This is because it takes more than XX seconds to get all the data from your dreambox.
The sollution is quite simple: Locate your php.ini file and open it with a text editor. Look for the line max_execution_time. It should say something like 30. Increase that number to 60.
Restart your apache to reload the php settings. Now you have 60 seconds the time to get the information from your dreambox. If this is still to less, just increase the number with 30 seconds each.

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Make sure you have php_safe_mode off. This is needed to execute the VLC executable.

You can change that in the php.ini file, or setting it in httpd.conf file as an php option:
php_admin_flag safe_mode Off

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On most Linux systems you will not have an MP3 codec. This is because of the copyrights of the codec. But you can install it by hand.

For Ubuntu use this page: http://po-ru.com/diary/fixing-ffmpeg-on-ubuntu/

I had to change the lines from:
confflags += --enable-mp3lame --enable-faad
confflags += --enable-faac --enable-xvid

to:
confflags += --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaad
confflags += --enable-libfaac --enable-xvid

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