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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

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

  1. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Mute and volume isn't controlled by the TiVo. So unless your TV or audio receiver is capable of accepting remote commands over the network, those functions can't be implemented.
     
  2. bbrown9

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    BTW, I'm having the same problem with the spacebar that mjh reported.

    1.The TiVo will pause the current program
    2.The TiVo will go to the prev channel displayed (unpaused)

    I'm also using python 2.7.1 on Windows (vista) if that's significant.
     
  3. bbrown9

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    Then why does TiVo document IRCODEs for them? Also, I have those buttons on my remote and they work.
     
  4. morac

    morac Cat God

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    The remote sends the IR codes for volume, mute and power to the TV and the TiVo, but the TiVo simply uses them to register that someone is using the remote. As for why it's in the documentation maybe they simply wanted to be thorough.
     
  5. bbrown9

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    I was a little suprised that ESC implemented the CLEAR function. I expected it to implement a "leave this screen without doing anything" functionality (left button on most screens) and DEL for CLEAR.

    Hmmm. I'm thinking I can just edit the remote.pyw file to customize them...
     
  6. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    I customized the .pyw file to pass lowercase letters as uppercase letters so I can just type on my keyboard instead of using the text box. I also modified spacebar to send "SPACE" as well. I still haven't figured out backspace...
     
  7. bbrown9

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    I figured this out! It's the focus_button!

    I set the focus_button to 'A' instead of 'Enter' and pressing the spacebar now works as expected.
     
  8. bbrown9

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    It's definitely in the python implementation. I downloaded python 2.7.1.4 from ActiveState and the spacebar works just fine (with the original remote.pyw).

    http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads
     
  9. cyphers72

    cyphers72 New Member

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    The Premier and the Slide remotes both have new function color buttons (red, blue, green, yellow), and I haven't found any IRCODE equivalents for those. Anyone have new codes for those? They're used sparsely in the new Premier UI.
     
  10. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    This is only a theory, but what if the codes are RED, BLUE, GREEN and YELLOW.
     
  11. orangeboy

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    Code:
    ACTION_A
    ACTION_B
    ACTION_C
    ACTION_D
    
    Edit: WTF? Outside of CODE blocks, the above gets Title Cased:
    Action_a
    Action_b
    Action_c
    Action_d
     
  12. Fofer

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    Yeah, this forums corrects "all caps" posts... ostensibly to prevent "shouting."

    Sometimes it can be annoying, but you've discovered a good workaround.
     
  13. MelSmith

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    Hi all,

    You used to be able to generate the * (asterisk) symbol in Wish List keyword creation by using the slow button or equivalent SLOW code, but this does not seem to work anymore. Does anyone know of a way to input a * without having to use the arrow buttons and select button when creating or editing a wish list keyword?

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
  14. Apr 7, 2011 #554 of 692
    mrklaw

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    Just wanted to thank wmcbrine for the python app. Works great and it seems much more responsive than TiVo's own iPad app.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2011 #555 of 692
    Fofer

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    Haven't played with this in a while.

    I've downloaded wmcbrine's tivo-remote-0.25 from GitHub?

    Now how do I launch remote.pyw on my Mac? Didn't there used to be a .jar file?

    I am using Mac OS X 10.6.7.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2011 #556 of 692
    pmiranda

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    +1!

    I just wish I could remember the keyboard shortcuts in the Windows app... maybe a little help popup button would help?
     
  17. Apr 7, 2011 #557 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    No, there was never a .jar file. There's another remote in this thread that's written in Java, so of course that one comes in a .jar.

    The ideal way to run it on a Mac is to build an applet. However, I couldn't find a version-agnostic way to do that (and I only have 10.4 here). You can do it yourself if you have XCode or third-party Python installed. Otherwise... pull up the context menu, and see if there's an option to run it there. OR, open a console, and run it that way: "python remote.pyw".
     
  18. Apr 7, 2011 #558 of 692
    Fofer

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    Thank you for the reply... will play with this when I am home, tonight.
     
  19. May 7, 2011 #559 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    OK, I finally fixed this... the change is in my repo now; I'll post a new release later.
     
  20. May 7, 2011 #560 of 692
    wmcbrine

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