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Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Yoav, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. gteague

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    i took no small satisfaction in pasting in some tivo-themed icons to replace the default applescript icons on my three new 'apps': streambaby, pytivo, and kmttg. i can't thank enough all those who have provided help above the call of duty on here to get several of us running. if any of you developers need testing done, don't hesitate to ask.

    i still have some tweaking and additions to make, but at least all the core services of these programs are functioning.

    /guy
     
  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Congrats on getting it all up and running. That's a good idea to paste a custom Icon on the Apps! I'll have to see what I can find that would work for the Launcher App I linked to. That would definitely take it to the new level. :p
     
  3. gteague

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    pytivo has the perfect one on the forum site:

    [​IMG]

    /guy
     
  4. bareyb

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    Yep. That's perfect. ;)
     
  5. bareyb

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    And no it's not... Let's just say, it doesn't scale well. :p
     
  6. Fofer

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    transparent PNG logo:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. gteague

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    it is sort of non-proportional (pi, non-proportional, go figure!) for an apple os icon, but you can recognize both symbols in the finder window column file listing once you have your eye adjusted to it and my eyes aren't that great. and it shows up great in icon view although i admit it does have more white space around it than a normal icon. did you get it from the forum site and open it in preview, select all & copy, and then paste into the file info box at the top?

    i did use@fofer's tivo icon for my streambaby app though. at least until i find an image of a floater baby ...

    /guy
     
  8. bareyb

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    Yes. Much better... :up:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. bareyb

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    By the way... I keep getting this error message in Console. Says one of my preference plists' is not a dictionary over and over. Is that normal? :

    Code:
    2/22/12 12:09:44 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2708]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 12:09:44 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2708]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 12:09:45 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2708]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 12:09:45 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2708]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 12:13:14 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x145145].pyTivoLauncher[2744]) Exited: Terminated
    2/22/12 12:27:31 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x150150].com.apple.Console[2797]) Exited: Killed
    2/22/12 12:29:01 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x159159].pyTivo Launcher[2849]) Exited: Terminated
    2/22/12 12:30:26 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x15d15d].pyTivoLauncher[2864]) Exited: Terminated
    2/22/12 12:31:23 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x15f15f].pyTivoLauncher[2875]) Exited: Terminated
    2/22/12 12:32:23 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	([0x0-0x15e15e].com.apple.Terminal[2868]) Exited: Killed
    2/22/12 1:09:42 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:09:42 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:09:43 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:09:43 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:09:45 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:09:45 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[2953]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 1:28:44 PM	com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95]	(com.apple.Safari) Throttling respawn: Will start in 58 seconds
    2/22/12 2:16:12 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 2:16:12 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 2:16:13 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 2:16:13 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 2:16:14 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
    2/22/12 2:16:14 PM	PreferenceSyncClient[3046]	Preference plist was NOT a dictionary.
     
  10. gteague

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    i searched my console/all messages for a few of the strings in your log and they weren't present. are they in the combined log or a specific log? do these log entries stop if you stop pytivo?

    if it's a pytivo thing, i'm absolutely sure that one of the pytivo guys can tell you if it's significant or not.

    /guy
     
  11. Iluvatar

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    Not coming from pyTivo directly. It's always labeled as such. Also look at the timestamps......your pyTivo launcher logs (i have never seen this either, this must be that Fofer launcher you are using, but is still not an error) are not in the same time frame.

    Console receives thousands of log lines per day. Most things are just info and not errors. Don't look too much into it unless you see a problem elsewhere.
     
  12. bareyb

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    I was just concerned since it referenced the word "plist" which I DID mess with by putting the pyTivo.plist into "Launch Agents". But it appears it has nothing to do with that. I removed the .plist and put it on the Desktop and I'm still getting the same errors messages. For all I know, it's been doing that for years. :cool:
     
  13. bareyb

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    Well apparently there WAS something wrong after all. I replaced my com.apple.Dictionary.plist, and my com.apple.DictionaryServices.plist with fresh copies and it seems to have solved the problem. No more error messages. :up:
     
  14. gteague

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    afaik, .plist is a very generic name for an apple or 3rd party config file. nearly every application has it's own .plist file. i use tinker tool system which is one utility that, among many other functions, will detect corrupted pref or plist files. onyx, which is free, will do the same.

    /guy
     
  15. Fofer

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    Love TinkerTool.

    Hehe:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. bareyb

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    That's what I think happened here. One of those two was probably corrupted. It was leaving CONSTANT error messages for the last four days. Once I stole some new ones off my wife's MBP (we bought them at the same time) and replace those two in the Prefs folder it's fine. Not a single plist error message since.

    I'll go look into Tinkertool and Onyx. Might be worth checking it out and seeing if there are any other problems. ;)
     
  17. gteague

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    the onyx developers are very good at updating it to keep up with os releases. i have no hesitation in recommending it, but, as with any such powerful utilities, beware (or at least research thoroughly) some of the more advanced features as you can outsmart yourself in an attempt to clean things up. i speak from bitter experience ...

    /guy
     
  18. bareyb

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    Yeah I see what you mean. I had it repair permissions and I have to admit that made me a little nervous. It brought up about ten pages of stuff. I reset the caches on the system and user fonts and that's about it before it asked me to restart. Any particular section of that tool you'd recommend I run? I was thinking of just going into the "Automation" tab and letting it do it's thing...
     
  19. gteague

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    you should be ok on the automation tab with the defaults although you can probably safely check the 'web browser cache' as well. if you check 'launch services' then it will again prompt you each time you launch an application.

    /guy
     
  20. bareyb

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    Alright cool. I just ran the defaults and it just got through restarting. All is well, so I guess I did no harm and possibly did some good. :p
     

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