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TiVo Net Controller for PC - Windows 7/Vista

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by apwheeler, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. brightonjohn

    brightonjohn New Member

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    That's right Carl but this app is having a problem getting to the guide page for some reason. But if you are already on the guide under another tab in your browser then it goes there directly. BTW my default browser is CHROME - so maybe that has something to do with it?
     
  2. drummerbod

    drummerbod New Member

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    Great work that man. Thanks!
     
  3. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    Hi Drummerbod.. Are you having any problems with the integrated VM TV Guide in the application?
     
  4. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    I couldn't get the guide up either, but opening it up in Internet Explorer first seems to work. That's my default browser, even though I use Firefox, so maybe it's your default browser setting?
     
  5. brightonjohn

    brightonjohn New Member

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    I tried OE9 and with that already open at the guide page the application worked but, of course, you still need to sign in. However just being able to flick down the list of channels and change to something else while deeply busy (!!) at the computer is a massive plus and I am very happy that it does that perfectly.:)
     
  6. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    On this laptop I have chrome as the default browser, but I often use IE too. So maybe you have to have opened it recently in IE. Very strange, I will do some investigation.

    Cheers for the feedback
     
  7. drummerbod

    drummerbod New Member

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    It was working fine earlier. Now I have tried it I get nothing - just blank white page.

    I use FF as my default browser - never use IE.
     
  8. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    Open IE and load the page.
     
  9. drummerbod

    drummerbod New Member

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    Yep - that works.
     
  10. sparky4590

    sparky4590 New Member

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    Hello All been following this post with interest, in the UK/North East
    Tivo app works fine, now rem,ebers Ip address GREAT . . .but VM site for TV listing reports back:
    oops site not found when trying to get to virginmedia.com/tvguide
    using IE9

    Any body else just cannot access TVGuide with the link?

    But fantastic app as I have my Tivo streamed on ALL 6 TV's in house with my Sky and CCTV etc it allows me to control Tivo while in office, keep up the good work:confused:
     
  11. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    I have released v0.04 today.

    www.andypwheeler.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tivoremote

    The following has been changed:

    - Fixed slow response when clicking buttons on virtual remote.
    - Automatically connects to last TiVo it was connected to.

    Sorry it has been a while, but I have only just looked at this again after a busy December.

    Let me know if you experience any problems.

    Thanks
     
  12. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    I have just release V0.05.

    Main feature this adds is Reminders Functionality:

    - Added reminders. Can now set up the application to change to a specified channel at a specified time and date (PC must running the application at time of reminder to change your TiVo).

    - Made changes to the TvGuide link to try and address the blank screen bug.

    Setting Reminders

    You can now set the application to change the channel on your TiVo box at a specific time and date using the reminders
    options.

    This can be found under FILE>REMINDERS

    Simple enter the date, time and select the channel and add this to the reminders with the Add button. You can
    enter a comment for each reminder too, however this is optional.

    Provided that the application is running on your PC at the time of the reminder, it will then change the channel
    just like the V+ box did.


    Latest version can be found on my website www.andypwheeler.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tivoremote


    Would appreciate if you could feed back whether the Tv Guide is now working correctly.

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  13. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    Sorry Guys... I uploaded the wrong version.

    I have re-uploaded v0.05.
    Also forgot to mention that I now have the Coloured Buttons working too.
    (CTRL+1 for RED to CTRL+4 for BLUE)
     
  14. apwheeler

    apwheeler New Member

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    I have just released a new version of the VM TiVo Net Remote application that I wrote earlier in the year:

    The latest version can be downloaded from my website www.andypwheeler.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tivoremote

    For those that don't know about the app here is a brief description:

    The VM TiVo Net Remote allows you to control your Virgin Media TiVo box from a PC running Windows with .NET version 4.0 or above installed.

    Your VM TiVo must be running firmware 15.2 or above, be connected to your home network via the Ethernet port at the back of the TiVo, and have Network Remote Control enabled from the settings menu.

    Use your keyboard to type in TiVo search boxes. Use shortcut keys to access all TiVo remote commands, or click on the Virtual Remote to send that command to your TiVo.

    Missing the reminder functionality you had on V+ box? Set up reminders in the application and it will automatically change the channel on your TiVo just like the V+ did.

    The enhancements to this latest version (V1.00) are:

    * Can maximise the application so that its easier to Navigate the TV Guide
    * TV Guide now uses the new TV Anywhere TV Guide
    * Button to navigate to the Manage TiVo section on the TV Anywhere website
    * Minimise to system tray
    * Added ability to put the box into Standby and out of Standby
    * Jump directly to My Shows correctly
    * Prevent more than one instance of the application running at once
    * From the File Menu specify whether to start the application in a minimized state.

    Thanks very much
     
  15. tankstage

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    Earl...
    Any chance it could run two copies as before ?
    I would like to control two TiVo's without having to connect/disconnect.
    Also can the minimise to tray be configurable ?
     
  16. jgbrown54

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    I have loaded and run version 5 of your app on Windows 8.1. So far it seems to work fine.

    I only have a couple of issues and they are related to you being in the UK and Virgin Mobil.

    1. I'm in the US and our digital over the air channels are have a dash (-) in them like 3-1, 3-2, 10-1, etc. I can't enter these in the channel list and tune them by clicking on them.

    2. I get my channel listings from TiVo.com rather than Virgin Mobil's web site.

    Is there any chance of gettiing a US version? Or could I get the source code and "Americanize" it? I would provide all changes back to you.
     
  17. jgbrown54

    jgbrown54 Member

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    If your not a Virgin user or your in the US and would like a standard look on the remote, check out my post TiVo Remote Control From PC.
     

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