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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by svms, Jul 20, 2011.
Very nice piece of code
Today, for the first time, I rec'd the daily email. I had spent a week tweaking every setting, searching online help forum, etc, trying to get this to work. The "TiVo to Calendar" part works great, but I could not get the email notification to work. I even tried having it use a calendar on an older actual GMail account (I have a Gmail Apps account), to see if that would work. Nada.
Today, a week after I gave up, my first email notification shows up. And looks great! What a fantastic app!
Hopefully, the emails will keep coming. Still can't figure out why it wouldn't work, or why it started.
First, thank you again for a fantastic program. I love it, use it and rely on it. That is, once Gmail calendars started working (again--no idea why it didn't at first, and no idea why it finally started).
Quick question: I run the program minimized to the SysTray, where it sits quietly doing its job 24/7. Sometimes when I am using the Windows Alt-Tab function to switch between active programs, TtC is listed/shown. And at other times, it's not. I know that TtC is still running minimized in either case; it is not open on the desktop.
Any idea why? It's not a big deal, it's not even a little deal. I'm just curious why sometimes it gets shown.
Thanks for this jewel of a program!
I'd forgotten about this app, but this reminded me why I don't use it.
If only the Tivo select list could be multi-select instead of single or all. I only want to see a subset of the Tivos that are on my account.
Thanks for the comments and feedback all. I try to reply to all of the posts and just haven't seen some of the questions until now for me to reply to...
@appleeye1: These issues/features should be resolved/completed with the upcoming update which should be available very soon (hopefully days away). Check boxes will allow you to specify which boxes to use to update your calendar.
@waterchange: I understand the concern. There really aren't any third parties involved with this code (which I wrote myself). The usernames and passwords are only used via secure login to log into the sites of TiVo and Google, respectively and not sent anywhere. This is the same as you logging in manually to the sites via their secure web pages.
@KungFuCow: This theoretically might work with XP (as long as the latest version of .NET is installed on it), but I haven't tested this scenario.
@dlfl: This doesn't run as a service and doesn't need to be running 24/7.
@astrohip: The window shouldn't appear in the Alt+Tab window list upon launching minimized. This has been fixed in the upcoming update.
@reneg: Please see my comments to appleeye1.
Looking forward to trying your update when it's available.
I don't know if you can fix this, but it seems that individual show padding is not taken into account.
I updated to 114 today, couple of points:
The old version detects that there is a new version, but upgrading automatically doesn't work, it just goes into a loop of uninstalling and reinstalling. Downloading 114 and updating manually was required.
When the new version ran and I checked my calendar, instead of having 10 days I only have 4 on the calendar. I cleared the calender and updated again, but still, only 4 days.
I have to be a very trusting person to type my Google password into this program.
@SeanC: Thanks for the info. Regarding the update... I missed uploading a file to the site (now up there). Regarding the number of recordings shown, since the web site isn't reliable for me I default to just a single page of recordings in the new version. What this means is that, as when you login to the site manually, anything that appears when you hit More to get to subsequent pages won't appear by default. If you really miss this feature and don't consider the reliability of the updates to be degraded, you can specify " -more" (without quotes) at the end of the command-line when the program is run. I'll look into adding the More back by default in a future update, but this is a workaround if it's something that you can't live without. I hope this helps.
Ahhhhh, well, that explains that. Not a big deal either way, I just wasn't sure if something was wrong or not. I'm a big believer in stability over features, I'll turn on more and see how it goes, if it gives me problems, I'll just turn it off again. Thanks for the quick explanation.
Seems a little hangy. "Retrieving TiVo box names... this may take a while"
A half an hour?
Mine appeared to hang too when I started the program with the -more option. I had 3 tivos selected, and it appeared to hang (15 mins or so). I selected tivos individually and it made it through 2 but each only had one page of todo items. The third tivo appeared to hang when selected by itself, this tivo had multiple pages of todo items. When it hangs, I cancel out and there is nothing useful in the history.
When I ran the program without the -more option, it made it through all 3 and then all 5 of my tivos. It took about 5 minutes to process all the tivos.
The -more option is appealing to me as I usually look at the todo list on a weekly basis.
Also, if possible, could the program use different event colors per tivo?
Another request, please add a checkbox to suppress all notifications and popup boxes.
It hung trying to select the TiVo.
It is working flawlessly for me.
All, to ensure that your feature requests or bug reports get looked, I encourage you to use the email links in the software or on the wishicouldsoftware.com site.
An update of TiVo to Calendar is now available with a few bug fixes, some optimizations to speed up some of the processing of recordings and the ability to retrieve all scheduled TiVo recordings (not just the first page from the TiVo web site). No more "-more" option.
Thanks for the update. New build works for me with multiple todo pages
Thanks for the app. Works well with a gmail account dedicated to this app.
It would be nice to have a Lenny version that could run by CLI. Sounds like if it ran as a daeman it would need only a file with user/password... The rest would be transparent...