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Automatic soft padding running on the TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by sanderton, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. Dec 17, 2003 #581 of 1197
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Is something else running on your TiVo that might have lots of files open, as EndPad should close all its open files immediately?
    Anyway, the Tracker part of EndPad will be coming out of the next release, as I have a better way of doing it.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2003 #582 of 1197
    pahunt

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    Care to enlighten us? :)
     
  3. Dec 17, 2003 #583 of 1197
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Still working on stuff. I'm counting on hiding from rellies in the computer room over Xmas to get it working! But basically it turns out TiVo tracks stuff in MFS in a way I can use in the database without having to update it "live" as recordings are made.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2003 #584 of 1197
    pahunt

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    Sounds good :up:
     
  5. Dec 18, 2003 #585 of 1197
    comdw

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    I can't think of anything else I've got running that would have lots of open files (it is a little worrying though).

    Anyway, I want to make sure endpad will continue to while I'm away over Christmas - can I disable the tracker code simply by renaming the /var/hack/tracker directory to something else?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2003 #586 of 1197
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Yes, then restart EndPad.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2003 #587 of 1197
    comdw

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    my god that was a fast reply - thanks!
     
  8. Dec 18, 2003 #588 of 1197
    dickuk

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    I seem to have had the same problem as comdw, see copy of endpad.log below:

    Any ideas?

    Richard

    Tuesday 00:17:01 : endpad.tcl log file, log rotated
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal............
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Woken up
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Next recording is {The Osbournes} on MTVUK at 00:30
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : No episode tracking done at this time
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : No end padding required:
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Next end padding setting due 00:55
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Added 60 seconds start padding to {The Osbournes}
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Next start padding setting due 00:55
    Tuesday 00:28:00 : Next wake up will be 00:55
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal............................
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Woken up
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Recording {The Osbournes} on MTVUK now
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 01:00
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Next recording is {Dawson's Creek} on E4 at 01:55
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Added {The Osbournes} to series list
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Added episode {My Big Fat Jewish Wedding} to tracker list
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Added 300 seconds end padding to {The Osbournes}
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Next end padding setting due 03:15
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Next start padding setting due 01:53
    Tuesday 00:55:03 : Next wake up will be 01:25
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal...............................
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Woken up
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Next recording is {Dawson's Creek} on E4 at 01:55
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : No episode tracking done at this time
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : No end padding required:
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Next end padding setting due 03:15
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Next start padding setting due 01:53
    Tuesday 01:25:05 : Next wake up will be 01:53
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal.............................
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Woken up
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Next recording is {Dawson's Creek} on E4 at 01:55
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : No episode tracking done at this time
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : No end padding required:
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : No recording in progress
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Next end padding setting due 03:15
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Added 60 seconds start padding to {Dawson's Creek}
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Next start padding setting due 03:15
    Tuesday 01:53:00 : Next wake up will be 02:23
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal...............................
    Tuesday 02:23:00 : Woken up
    Tuesday 02:23:00 : Recording {Dawson's Creek} on E4 now
    Tuesday 02:23:00 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 04:50
    Tuesday 02:23:00 : Next recording is EastEnders on UKGLD at 08:20
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : Added episode {All Good Things ... Must Come to an End} to tracker list
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : No end padding required:
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : End padding of 5400 seconds already set
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : Next end padding setting due 04:45
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : Next start padding setting due 08:18
    Tuesday 02:23:01 : Next wake up will be 02:53
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal...............................
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Woken up
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Recording {Dawson's Creek} on E4 now
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 04:50
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Next recording is EastEnders on UKGLD at 08:20
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Episode {All Good Things ... Must Come to an End} already in tracker list
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : No end padding required:
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : End padding of 5400 seconds already set
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Next end padding setting due 04:45
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Next start padding setting due 08:18
    Tuesday 02:53:01 : Next wake up will be 03:23
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal...............................
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Woken up
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Recording {Dawson's Creek} on E4 now
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 04:50
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Next recording is EastEnders on UKGLD at 08:20
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Error detected
    couldn't open "/var/hack/tracker/SH247756": too many open files
    while executing
    "open "$trackerdir/$seriestmsid" a"
    Tuesday 03:23:01 : Attempting to recover
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Woken up
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Recording {Dawson's Creek} on E4 now
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 04:50
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Next recording is EastEnders on UKGLD at 08:20
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Error detected
    couldn't open "/var/hack/tracker/series": too many open files
    while executing
    "open "$trackerdir/series" r"
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Attempting to recover
    Tuesday 03:23:31 : Too many errors, stopping
     
  9. Dec 18, 2003 #589 of 1197
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Disable Tracker until I've figured it out.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2003 #590 of 1197
    threadkiller

    threadkiller Dark side Nrth Devon

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    Thanks for an excellent hack Stuart, has saved my backside twice since puttin it on this week.

    If I only have one hack it would have to be this:up:
     
  11. Dec 23, 2003 #591 of 1197
    Phil_Hoggins

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    IS there anyway to tell if endpad is running without connecting a pc to Tivo. I've put the mod on the tivo and made the call from the rc.sysinit.author but would like to be able to tell if it's working. Does the recorded time of a program give you a clue to this ?

    Cheers,

    Phil
     
  12. Dec 23, 2003 #592 of 1197
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    That would be the obvious way, yes! The green bar will initally show the standard duration plus the start padding, and will eventually show the duration plus both paddings.

    You may be able to access the endpad log through the backdoor logs key combination, although I've not tried it.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2003 #593 of 1197
    threadkiller

    threadkiller Dark side Nrth Devon

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    probably a stupid question, but if i want to alter the timings, do Ihave to restart my TIVO?
     
  14. Dec 26, 2003 #594 of 1197
    ccwf

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    No, you just have to restart endpad.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2003 #595 of 1197
    gregh

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    Does the rc.sysinit.author entry in the first post restart endpad if it crashes/goes away, or do I need to do something else to acheive this?

    cheers,

    greg
     
  16. Dec 29, 2003 #596 of 1197
    pahunt

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    If it crashes or you stop it, you can either restart it manually using the command you put in rc.sysinit.author or reboot Tivo which will run rc.sysinit.author and therefore start endpad again.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2003 #597 of 1197
    gregh

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    ..but not if your away for 3 weeks Paul!! I was wondering if it is likely to crash/stop???
     
  18. Dec 29, 2003 #598 of 1197
    LJ

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    Another option would be to set up a cron job which would restart it if it had stopped for whatever reason or do nothing if it was running - see here
     
  19. Dec 29, 2003 #599 of 1197
    pahunt

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    I missed the bit in your post about being away :confused:

    A crash is pretty unlikely if your running the latest version but there have been a few problems with the tracker version although they don't seem to have affected me.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2003 #600 of 1197
    Roj

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    Sanderton,

    I think I've found a bug with endpad. Last night my Tivo was recording 100 greatest musicals on channel 4 until 19:55, then was meant to record Top Gear from 20:00. I have endpad v 1.33 set with 4 minutes end padding, and 2 minutes start padding.
    When I came to watch Top Gear this morning, I found that the "green bar" started at 4 minutes into the program, as if it had missed the start, and it had not changed channel either, so was still on Ch4. I've seen something similar before, but this time I was aware of what it should have been trying to do. Relevant section of log is below, although it doesn't seem to show any obvious problem.

    I can't think of anything else which would cause this problem.
    Any ideas?

    Roj

    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal....
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Woken up
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Recording {The 100 Greatest Musicals} on C4 now
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 19:55
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Next recording is {Top Gear} on BBC2 at 20:00
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Added 240 seconds end padding to {The 100 Greatest Musicals}
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Next end padding setting due 20:55
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Next start padding setting due 19:57
    Sunday 19:50:01 : Next wake up will be 19:57
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal........
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Woken up
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Recording {The 100 Greatest Musicals} on C4 now
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 19:59
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Next recording is {Top Gear} on BBC2 at 20:00
    Sunday 19:57:00 : No end padding required:
    Sunday 19:57:00 : End padding of 240 seconds already set
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Next end padding setting due 20:55
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Added 58 seconds start padding to {Top Gear}
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Next start padding setting due 20:55
    Sunday 19:57:00 : Next wake up will be 20:27
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal...............................
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Woken up
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Recording {Top Gear} on BBC2 now
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Recording Scheduled End Time: 21:00
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Next recording is {Never Mind the Buzzcocks} on BBC2 at 22:00
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Not time to add end padding yet
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Next end padding setting due 20:55
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Not time to add start padding yet
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Next start padding setting due 21:57
    Sunday 20:27:00 : Next wake up will be 20:55
    Sleeping, checking every minute for kill signal.............................
     
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