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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

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

  1. May 6, 2009 #421 of 698
    djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    I posted a script at the other forum called send_url.vbs that made it easy to send commands to Tivoweb from a batch file by opening IE in the background. Call it with something like:
    send_url.vbs "<<tivoipaddress>>/sendkey/tivo"
    Link is here (remove the X):
    http://www.dealXdatabase.com/forum/showpost.php?p=297881&postcount=617

    Kinda slow, however. I had another script lying around that let you do the same with a telnet session. Much faster IIRC, but it required you install w3sockets from dimac. Let me know if it would help you at all and I'll dig it out.



     
  2. May 6, 2009 #422 of 698
    sfxc13

    sfxc13 New Member

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    This sounds exactly like what I am looking for. Would love to play with it if you can find it.
    Thanks
     
  3. May 7, 2009 #423 of 698
    djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    Found it. I don't want to hijack this thread, so head over to DDB and check out http://dealdataXbase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=302976 (remove the X).

     
  4. Carlton Bale

    Carlton Bale New Member

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    I'd also like to do IP control using a Pronto Professional remote. Anyone with any more details?
     
  5. wilsongti

    wilsongti New Member

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    GBTheater,
    I am currently working on a 2-way tivo control for a TSU9400, it is nearly ready for prime time, hopefully in the next few weeks. It will have pricing for individual and professional use. It is currently in quality assurance testing now and in the process of being re-skinned since it is currently using the default philips buttons. I mostly do web development and adobe Flash/Flex apps so scripting is second nature. Also, how do you go about getting the level 3 certification?
     
  6. GBTheater

    GBTheater Tivo user since 2000

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    Once you obtain your level 1 and level 2 certifications, you can request a level 3 certification. You then receive a Power Point with an XCF. The Power Point tells you what you need to do with the XCF and you have to answer 4 questions on the Power Point. You have one week to complete everything and submit back to Philips. They will review it and let you know if you passed.

    You're actually setting up a medium complexity, 2-room system with Power Sense, IR emitters, and RS-232 control. They also want you to submit an example of a recent file you've completed for someone else and it must contain a Pronto Script module with 2-way feedback.
     
  7. GBTheater

    GBTheater Tivo user since 2000

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    Wilson, please keep me posted on your progress. I am very interested in this module.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 #428 of 698
    JonHB

    JonHB New Member

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    Using the Tivo telnet interface via the Pronto makes keypress/buttons lightning fast! Way better than the IR.

    I have a module I did that is working, but it loses the socket connection when my TSU9600 goes into sleep mode. If I go back to the home menu and re-enter the activity, the socket is reset and functions fine.

    If you would like a copy of this to try and work on the socket logic, you can download it here:
    http://www.welfringer.com/homevision/pronto/tivotelnet.zip

    Regards,
    Jon
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 #429 of 698
    TexasGrillChef

    TexasGrillChef New Member

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    Great Job for a good basic TV remote!

    Lots of great ways to make improvements... but I must say... good job! :)

    TGC
     
  10. Jun 5, 2009 #430 of 698
    jfh3

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    The Tivo Netmote jar file doesn't work for me - launches the ap, but nothing happens after I configure my Tivo IP address (yes, network control enabled on the Tivo)

    How do I figure out why?
     
  11. Carlton Bale

    Carlton Bale New Member

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    Great Jon, thanks for posting this! Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. If I can figure out any improvements, I'll post an update. What are your rules for modifying/reusing the code? Do all improvements need to contributed back publicly? Again, thanks all of your work on this.
     
  12. JonHB

    JonHB New Member

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    You may use it for any purposes you wish. I would just like to get copies back of any version that cleans up the socket issue and/or contains a prettier interface. :D
     
  13. Softail95

    Softail95 Early Adopter

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    Hello,

    I cannot seem to get the Now Playing screen to operate properly with version 0.25... It downloads the list correctly, and I can scroll it and click it on my iTouch. But, when I select a program to view, it sends the TiVo HD to some other program and plays it. I have my TiVo set to Alphabetical with Grouping on. I set the TiVo remote ap likewise (Uses Groups=on,Sorts By Date=off). It seems like it might be ignoring the Sorts By Date setting on the remote..... So, I tried setting the TiVo and the remote to use Alphabetical sorting, but it still picks the wrong program... Anyone have any similar experience or help?
     
  14. kharder

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    My problem with Now Playing list is that it times out for 2 of my TiVo's that have a lot of recorded shows. Is there another parameter I can set in remote.xml to increase the timeout. I have tried all the other parameters with no luck.
     
  15. scrubskip

    scrubskip New Member

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    Hi, new to the board.

    I was wondering if there was a way to extract the channel information from an XML file, like the Now Playing list. I tried putting different parameters into the TivoConnect web interface, but couldn't find anything. Also tried looking at the tivo.com website, but that didn't seem too scrapable.

    With that information, you could make the iPhone remote able to just select a channel by name, rather than by number (just got comcast and the local HD channel numbers are hard to remember: 701, 702, etc instead of just being 5.1 or 12.1).
     
  16. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks!

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    FWIW, the most full-featured (and elegant) TiVo Remote I've found so far for the iPhone is DVR Remote, and one of it's features is that you can set up "Favorite Channels" and choose them by name. It's $2.99 in the iTunes App Store.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301759016&mt=8

    There is also a "Lite" (free) version to sample, the Favorites are limited to 2 channels on that one.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=303528135&mt=8
     
  17. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    The Now Playing list is all you get.
     
  18. tweekerz

    tweekerz Member

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    Just downloaded Python 2.6 and your files,

    I love how the remote offers either one of My Tivos... This is a great option for when the wife hijacks (or at least, trys to) the remote.

     
  19. pjewell

    pjewell New Member

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    Hi guys, I don't get it. I've tried everything in this forum and I still can't telnet in or use that Java remote that jeepguy posted. Ive got a DVR 48B3 and using windows vista. I've also tried using every available version of python available. HELP!!!!!

    It's quite embarrassing, but I got a new BlueRay player last weekend and found that it didn't play DIVX movies so I packed it up and returned it to the shop but what I didn't realise was that I'd packed my TIVO remote into the box instead of the blueray player's. Now the shop can't find the box and I'm stuck without a remote. And damn me I bought a blackberry storm instead of an IPhone so I can't even use that to control the thing. Please Help.
     
  20. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    Well, Python won't help you run Jeepguy's remote; those are two different things... Other than that, you'll have to give us much more specific information about what problems you've encountered if you expect help. Saying "I tried it and it doesn't work" isn't helpful, because... you know... we tried it, and it does work. :rolleyes:

    I have no idea what a "DVR 48B3" is.

    You can order a replacement from TiVo, or some other places, or get a universal remote.
     

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