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

  1. gteague

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    a tried-and-true troubleshooting technique is to isolate the suspect .plist file(s) into another directory/folder, then launch the associated application to let it recreate the .plist file. you'll lose any customization you've made to the application, but then again, if it's corrupted you've lost those anyway. delete the isolated files when you're sure everything is working right. this technique is usually cleaner and easier than trying to find copies of the files.

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  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    You know. This is a pretty sweet little program. The guy's got paypal on his website (how smart is THAT?) so I think I'll toss him a contribution. What do you think is a fair for something like this? I never know how much to give these guys... :p
     
  3. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Ah. I wasn't really sure what a plist file did... :eek: It sounds like any other preference file that rebuild's itself. Good to know... I was tempted to put the corrupt ones back in and see if OnyX picked them up. :cool:
     
  4. gteague

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    just guessing, but i'd think he'd be happy with $5 and ecstatic for $10. you might check out tinker tool and tinker tool system before you settle on one though. tinker tool is free and basically does system tweaks. tinker tool system i think is $10 and seems a little more advanced than onyx, but you can try it with all features for a reasonable amount of time. basically i think it'd come down to which interface you like better.

    /guy
     
  5. gteague

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    off for my weekly grocery shopping. one advantage to being nocturnal is i hardly ever have to fight any crowds! [g]

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  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Dang. I'll take it. I think he deserves it just for being smart enough to have paypal. :cool:

    And speaking of... I asked the guys at the pyTivo site if there was a way to donate and I never got any word back. Do they have a way to donate? After putting up with me, they deserve a few bucks. :D


    I'm a night ranger too. Always have been. One reason I became self employed. Getting up too early ruins my whole day. :p
     
  7. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Well I tried to donate but apparently the guy is in France and the paypal system he uses doesn't accept American $$$. I emailed the guy to see if there's a work around. :(

    ETA: Oh, and I checked out Tinker Tool. That's a pretty cool program too. It seems to have a bit of a different purpose though. I could see the need to have both, really, and I may do that. Lots of very cool tweaks to the system that I wasn't aware of. That's for sure... I'm gonna keep it for a few days and see what else it can do. :)
     
  8. Fofer

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    Tinkertool is free. But there's a different app called Tinkertool System, that is more like Onyx in its purpose, that costs about $14 US. It's extensive, elegant -- and quite a bit more "explanatory" than Onyx. I just paid for it. It's seriously impressive.
     
  9. Fofer

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    Can you tell us what happened in that experience please so that we may learn from your unfortunate mistake and know what to avoid?

    Thanks.
     
  10. gteague

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    i can't remember exact incidents, but my point was that you don't want to automatically delete something just because a utility recommends you do because it's a duplicate or flagged as corrupted. in a perfect world you'd do a backup before running some of the tools that go deeper into the system. of course this is less of an issue nowadays if you're running an active time machine volume.

    and thanks for pointing out the differences between tinkertool and tts. i've been running tinkertool since it first came out and the guy who programs it is among the most conscientious to make sure no harm will come to your system. and i recently had a startup problem on a mac pro and tinkertool system has a command line diagnostics and repair tool that you can pause the startup to run.

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  11. bareyb

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    I'll check it out. Thanks for the lead. I need to get Skitch too, I could have really used that on this. Does it allow you to add text, as well as those cool arrows; directly in the App? I'm assuming it does, and that's gotta save a ton of time over the Command-Shift-4 and Photoshop method... Photoshop Arrows look pretty uninspired compared to the ones in Skitch... :p
     
  12. Fofer

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    Yes, Skitch does it all, fast and easy.
     
  13. gteague

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    funny ... since i devote like 110% of my energies to ensure i don't become self-employed! but i'm right there with you on the evils of early rising--i've worked night jobs for several decades now to ensure i didn't have to ever wake up early. [g]

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  14. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    LOL. Hey different strokes for different folks. My wife just went to bed. I've got the whole place to myself. I just downloaded Skitch and am playing with it. I'm on vacation and I like staying up late.... ergo... :p
     
  15. bareyb

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    I just got it and I'm loving this thing. It's definitely a keeper. I'll probably redo a couple of the images in the Tutorial with it. Also, can't believe it's FREE. That's amazing. :)

    ETA: My first effort. :p

    [​IMG]
     
  16. bareyb

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    Curious. How would one take this kind of screen shot in Skitch? I want the Downloads folder to stay open during the screen shot. :eek:

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  17. Fofer

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    Hold shift down while you're clicking a screen selection. That starts a timer, so you can pull/hold a menu down (or whatever) while the snapshot takes place.
     
  18. bareyb

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    That did the trick. Thanks. :up:

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  19. rjgibson0066

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    Is there anyway to organize the transferred videos in a folder? Right now in my Now Playing list they are littered among all my recorded shows and folders.
     
  20. Iluvatar

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    edit....read your question wrong.....
     

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