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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

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

  1. bblue

    bblue New Member

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    On the Tivo HD XL, the sps9() function works fine, but the sps30() function doesn't seem to. After applying this during Play mode, the FF operates just as it always has. Any thoughts?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Not sure I understand you. It's the Advance (Skip) button (the one with the arrow pointing to a line) that changes function, not FF.
     
  3. bblue

    bblue New Member

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    You understood exactly, thanks!
     
  4. citivolus

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    duckfin, great app!

    Has anyone been able to get past the issue on the iPhone version where it reports "Connection Error, Unable to connect to socket".

    This happens when trying to play a show directly from the Now Playing list. The other remote control functions work fine.

    I have a TivoHD. I tried playing with the different timeouts in the remote.xml but no luck. This issue has been reported on the wiki as issue #19 and #23 for some time.

    any ideas?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 #285 of 709
    jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Unregistered User

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    Newport...
    Does this work with the new TiVo fw update?

    I'm asking, b/c the software is not working for me but I had not ever tried using it until after the firmware update.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2008 #286 of 709
    cobb

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    Gonzotek,
    I'm hugely interested in your iphone web page code. :D
    Is it to a place that you can releasing it yet?
    Does it implement the telnet tivo remote control commands?
    Thanks,
    Cobb
     
  7. Dec 5, 2008 #287 of 709
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Can you create a html and/or java version for my browser, with IP address window to set for the tivo/s?
     
  8. Dec 5, 2008 #288 of 709
    gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    Outside...
    There's a setting in the remote area of the tivo's settings menu that has the network remote functionality for this, OFF by default -- Follow the steps here to turn it on:
    http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport..._Integration_for_the_TiVo_Series3_HD_DVR.html
    Let us know if that isn't the problem.
    I'll see what I can do this weekend, I've been cleaning up the look as I have time and it's pretty much how I want it now. Everything on a standard tivo remote is implemented now (but not macros or anything else beyond what you see on a normal tivo peanut). It'll require apache and php (or another web server that has php available). It will also be BYOS (bring your own security). I'm using a .htaccess file to password protect the directory. I know there are some major security issues with how I've implemented the functionality, and I know at least a few things I can and should plug up before letting someone else run the code.

    I've hard-coded the ip address for my single THD, so far, but on my list of things that need finishing is to have a selectable list of the TiVos on the network that can be controlled. Also, right now, it relies very heavily on iphone/webkit-only css, but styling it for a desktop browser or other phone browser shouldn't be difficult.


    Thanks for the interest, I will try hard to put something together that people can try out soon.

    Oh yeah, it will be permissively licensed (BSD, I think) if that matters to anyone :)
     
  9. Dec 5, 2008 #289 of 709
    wmcbrine

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    Yes. (I couldn't answer until today.)

    See here for one possible explanation.

    Edit: gonzotek beat me to it. :)
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #290 of 709
    jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Unregistered User

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    Newport...
    I wrote a java applet to control my TiVo with the intention of making it into a Vista Sidebar gadget. I have never made a sidebar gadget before, but from what I have read, it's just an html document.

    I did make a sample gadget that displayed text just to confirm this and it seems to be true. However, I have encountered two problems.

    One: I am not able to make my applet appear in the gadget (I am just geting an 'X').
    • Does anyone know if it is even possible to load a java applet into a sidebar gadget?

    Two: I discovered that java applet are only allowed to communicate with either the local computer or the host computer.
    • Does anyone know if an exception can be made for intranet communications? Or for sidebar gadgets?
    • My applet works just fine when I open it without using a web browser, so I know it's a browser limitation.
     
  11. jeepguy_1980

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    Newport...
    Here is the java version I threw together if anyone wants to play with it. It's not really anything special and it still has a few bugs. I really wish I could figure out how to incorporate it into the sidebar.

    Java Version
     
  12. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Mow if only we can have this with a tivo remote image with working buttons.
     
  13. jeepguy_1980

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    Newport...
    That wouldn't be too hard. I'm not sure if I could animate the buttons work in Java. I know I could in Flash. But I don't have a graphic to use and don't know how to make one. Plus, the program isn't of much value unless I can get it in the sidebar.
     
  14. cobb

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    Hey jeepguy,
    I like your Java app.
    Wish I could help you on the sidebar issue,
    but if you're up for a little extra work I can point you to some really
    nice graphics for the buttons.

    Check out http://code.google.com/p/tivoremote/

    Its an iPhone app, and comes with this nice graphic
    plus 34 graphics of all the individual buttons.
    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, that iphone app requires a jailbroken iphone, :thumbsdown:
    which is why i'm looking for nice web based version.
     
  15. jeepguy_1980

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    Newport...
    Do you have those buttons all saved as individual images somewhere?
     
  16. cobb

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    All you have to do is download the zip file: tivoRemote-0.23.zip

    It contains individual pictures of ALL the tivo buttons in PNG format.
     
  17. jeepguy_1980

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    Newport...
    Are these your graphics? If so, do I have permission to use them?

    Edit: It appears to have a GPL license, so I guess that means I can use the graphics.
     
  18. cobb

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    Those are not my graphics, but they are available under the GNU General Public License...

    which from what I can tell gives you complete freedom to use them as long as you don't claim ownership of them and allow users of your program to freely copy/distribute them.
     
  19. jeepguy_1980

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    Newport...
  20. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    ACK. For petes sake add the List button PLEASE.

    It's freaking bad enough I have to hack my old Sony remote to work with the Tivo HD but now the only other remote control method (besides the pos peanut) is also missing my favorite button?! My head asplode.
     

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