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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

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

  1. Oct 7, 2012 #621 of 692
    Old Tom

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    I guess I have the same problem as post #585.

    I installed Python 2.7 under WinXP SP3 and downloaded remote.pyw (no un-zipping needed, since you seem to have change how you posted the files) but nothing happens. Running Process Explorer, I occasionally see pythonw.exe start but immediately shut down but even that doesn't happen most of the time.

    What am I missing?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2012 #622 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    First of all, no, I haven't changed the packaging, and you should still be grabbing the zip file, from here: https://github.com/downloads/wmcbrine/tivoremote/tivo-remote-0.26.zip

    But in this case, the only difference would be the absence of the Zeroconf module.

    If you've seen the problem in #585, then you should also have seen my reply in #586: If nothing shows up, not even an error message, then run it from the command line so you can see the error there.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2012 #623 of 692
    Old Tom

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    SUCCESS!!! That did it! I had downloaded from github.com/wmcbrine/tivoremote which was the problem. I'd found that URL somewhere in the forum instead of the one you posted this time. The one I got first was, I guess, the source code but since the file names are the same and I'm totally new to Python I had no idea what was wrong.

    Thanks!

    Small grumble: I had to strip parts of the URLs in order to post this since this is only my second post.
     
  4. robnturkey

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    Thanks for all the info on how to control Tivo. I've been following this thread for years, watching as new discoveries came to light.

    I just finished my own mobile app, for the Windows Phone platform, called Tivo Command. It would have been much harder to build without the great technical info included here.

    Btw, I'm also planning on speech enabling the app, using the new features available to developers on Windows Phone 8, available later this month.

    If any of you have voice commands you'd like to use in the app, let me know. I'm alreading planning on commands like these:
    • "Tivo, switch to AMC"
    • "Tivo, change to channel 104"
    • "Tivo, search on IMDB" ... "For what", TiVo asks ... "Breaking Bad"
    • "Tivo, what's on HBO tonight?"
    • "Tivo, when is the next episode of Dexter?"
     
  5. lrhorer

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    San...
    "HAL, open the iPod bay doors, please..." :D
     
  6. robnturkey

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    Sure thing! The speech part of that'll be easy, but I'll need the protocol docs for the pod doors. Which thread on here has that info. :)
     
  7. DonGateley

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    It's absolutely illogical, insane and control freakish that I can't see your links until I've made ten posts. This should bring it up to 4.
     
  8. DonGateley

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    I really appreciate that you did that. I can't figure why they want us to fly blind for a while. Post links, maybe, but view them?
     
  9. wmcbrine

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    Nearly two years on, it's time for another update to my remote. :)

    This version brings back the "Aspect" button, but as a control for the direct mode-changing codes (similar to the closed caption button), not a replacement for "Zoom". To make a place for this, I've dropped the SPS30S macro button.

    I've upgraded the Mac version to a proper app bundle. It should work on OS X 10.6+. (I've given up on trying to build a more universal app, but the .pyw will still work even in 10.4.)

    Some buttons now have an alternate, "graphical" rendering, via Unicode glyphs, selected by the "-g" command-line option. (This is on by default with the Mac app version.)

    Bug: The Thumbs Down shortcut 'd' was overridden by the one for the 'D' button. Fix: The A/B/C/D shortcuts are now capital (shifted) keys.

    Also, the Network Remote now has a new host -- I finally have a proper web site at:

    http://wmcbrine.com/

    Specifically, for the remote, at:

    http://wmcbrine.com/tivo/#remote

    This should be easier for people to deal with than GitHub, especially since they're discontinuing their download service. (The source code repository will still be available at GitHub; and in fact, it's the only place where you can get all the elements to build the Mac app.)

    Please feel free to link to the new site. :D
     
  10. Fofer

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    Awesome, thanks so much wmcbrine! I just downloaded the Mac app and it's working great for me on OS X 10.8.3. The new "graphical" rendering makes it a bit nicer to use. I appreciate it!
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    In case I never said it, THANK YOU for this program. My wife religiously uses it. Before they conceived of a TiVo Mini, I created a remote TiVo TV by using an HDMI<>Ethernet adapter, run thru CAT-5 to the kitchen TV, using your program on her laptop to control her bedroom TiVo while watching the kitchen TV. She's happy, I'm happy.

    Thank you! :up:
     
  12. jwagner010

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    Is there a way to send a command through the Network Remote interface on the Tivo to start playing a particular show? I know I can send commands that emulate presses of the remote, but is there a way just to tell the tivo which show to start playing in a single command?
     
  13. moyekj

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    Not through telnet, no. But you can with series 4 units and RPC Remote such as used by iPad/Android apps & kmttg remote.
     
  14. tzroberts

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    Has anyone played with the DirecTV TiVo? I am wondering if it accepts the same codes on port 31339 as other TiVos.
    Thannks
     
  15. Jan 5, 2014 #635 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    A new version of my remote control program:

    The Mac app bundle is now signed (for compatibility with Gatekeeper), and sandboxed -- its only permissions are network access. This cost me $99, so please donate. :)

    GTK 3+ and ttk widgets for Tkinter are now supported, with fallbacks to the old APIs and options to select them. ttk often looks quite a bit nicer than the old Tk version. (ttk requires Python 2.7, AFAIK.)

    Color highlights are now used for a few keys (A/B/C/D, Thumbs, Rec, Pause), where available (can be disabled by option).

    The "graphical" button labels are now the default for most environments, selectable via option and, now, togglable at runtime by pressing "G" (capitalized -- lowercase "g" is still Guide).

    Landscape mode can also now be toggled at runtime, by pressing "L" (capitalized -- lowercase "l" is still LiveTV). In addition, at startup, if the remote is too "tall" for the screen, it will switch to landscape mode automatically.

    Restored shortcut keys for Aspect ("a") and CC ("c").

    More robust Zeroconf.

    http://wmcbrine.com/tivo/#remote
     
  16. Jan 6, 2014 #636 of 692
    Fofer

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    Awesome, thanks so much wmcbrine! I'm traveling at the moment, but really excited to check it out when I get back home. To what address can I send a PayPal donation?
     
  17. Jan 6, 2014 #637 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    wmcbrine@gmail.com

    And there's a button at the bottom of this page. :)
     
  18. Apr 8, 2014 #638 of 692
    ppeewang

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    A few bugs I noticed, wondering if it is just me or if anyone else experienced these:

    1. using the latest version, for some reason arrow keys don't work anymore. Any ideas ?

    2. I also noticed that I can't delete anything that I have uploaded to the Tivo. Anything recorded directly from TV deletes fine. this is on both the new and older version. This was working fine before.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2014 #639 of 692
    wmcbrine

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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=515616
     
  20. jgbrown54

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