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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Omikron, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #241 of 692
    goodtrips

    goodtrips New Member

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    wmcbrine, quick question--

    I'm having trouble getting the app to run on tiger on a mac. I built the app per your instructions, but double clicking on the new application icon doesn't actually do anything. You can see a terminal window pop for a microsecond, but that's it. Do you have any other suggestions?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2008 #242 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    No. (I have Tiger myself, BTW.) You shouldn't be seeing a terminal window at all.

    Try running it from Terminal instead of the app, and see if there's an error message.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2008 #243 of 692
    goodtrips

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    This is the error I get from terminal:
    LSOpenFromURLSpec() failed with error -10810 for the file /Users/xxxx/remote.app.

    ...it may not be a terminal window that pops up, to be fair. You can tell from the taskbar that something tries to load, but the process immediately shuts down before anything happens.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2008 #244 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    What if you just run "./remote.py"?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2008 #245 of 692
    goodtrips

    goodtrips New Member

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    Something loads in the taskbar for a split second, but then disappears... Is there any chance you can maybe post or PM me the compiled app that is working for you?
     
  6. Sep 2, 2008 #246 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    I meant, run "./remote.py" from Terminal...

    I can only give you a PPC app for the Python 2.3 that comes with Tiger, or a Universal app that requires a user-installed Python 2.5. However, I suspect it won't help.
     
  7. pauldf78

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    i can not telnet in on port 31339 on a new Tivo HD XL.. can anyone else verify this?
     
  8. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    What version is it running? V9.4 has a switch in messages & Settings/ Settings/ Remote, Cablecards & Devices/ Network Remote Control
     
  9. pauldf78

    pauldf78 New Member

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    you're right my bad it works now
     
  10. barrygordon

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    I am an old time Tivo Hacker who has not been around for a while. I currently do a lot of work writing applications for the Philips Pronto PRO line of remote controls. I no longer have a Tivo, and do not know if one will even work on the cable network I am on. I am interested in writing the Pronto TCPIP code for Tivo control. Has anyone started that yet?
     
  11. W4ZOO

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    I have a Tivo HD and also have a Pronto TS9200, I have ZIP as far as Talent but would like keep up on wha your doing..

    Ken

    Only my second post but have been a long time reader
     
  12. barrygordon

    barrygordon New Member

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    Sorry the 9200 does not do tcpip. Ionly work in that area and only with the 9400,9600,9800
     
  13. mickever

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    This is probably a dumb question, from a non-programmer whose guide to Linux is appropriately addressed to Dummies, but...

    Does the ability to Telnet open a backdoor to other possibilities? Could the Telnet crack in the Tivo HD's software armor present a Trojan Horse opportunity? I'm wondering, basically, if the underlying program architecture that allows Telnet could be exploited to transfer other utilities --- chief among them TivoWebPlus --- to the root directory?

    Or am I dreaming, guys? Anything to avoid a prom mod!
     
  14. wmcbrine

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    No.
     
  15. MelSmith

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    Thank you very much wmcbrine for your TiVo Remote application, it is a godsend!

    I have never used Python, but I could work out enough to make a few changes to the code for my own wants.

    I have attached my modified version of remote.py here. Please let me know if this is of any interest to anyone.

    [​IMG]
     

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  16. wmcbrine

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    I tried to do Unicode "icons" like that as well, but few of them showed up under Windows, so I abandoned the effort.

    P.S. Your changelog says "Added handling of '*', '-', and ' ' (space) characters to Text input", but space handling was already there. I don't agree that your layout is closer to the peanut's, either, but that's subjective. Anyway, I'm happy to see people tweaking it.
     
  17. MelSmith

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    I figured Windows would probably have an issue, but that was not an issue for me. ;)

    I know the changes are not perfect for everyone; but I thought I might as well share what I did, in hopes it would be of use to someone.

    I toyed with the idea of using an image of a TiVo remote, and implementing working buttons in it; but that is too much learning for me at this point. :)

    Thanks again for one of the most useful applications I have ever seen!
     
  18. DVDerek

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    I tried to create the stand alone application but there is not entry for "build applet" in my context menu. (OS X, 10.5.5). Am I missing something? Runs fine as remote.pyw from the terminal.
     
  19. wmcbrine

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    You have to rename it so it ends in ".py" before "build applet" will appear in the menu. (I used ".pyw" because it suppresses the console window in Windows.)
     
  20. DVDerek

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    Yeah, did that.
    [​IMG]

    You can't tell from the picture, but I'm right clicking on "remote.py" which is associated with TextMate by default (not sure if that matters).
     

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