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TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

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

  1. sfxc13

    sfxc13 New Member

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    Thanks wmcbrine. Love the program.
     
  2. windracer

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    Fits perfectly on my Eee's screen, nice!

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    Watching some of the macros like CC or SPS9S is pretty cool.
     
  3. cseickel

    cseickel New Member

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    Thanks for great work wmcbrine!

    I created this modified layout to fit better on my screen. Turns out that you were uploading a new version with landscape option while I was hacking away at this, but I used a slightly different layout.

    This is a mod of the 0.6 version, the button layout is just rearranged and some buttons resized to my preferences. Thought someone else might like the same layout I do.
     

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  4. dcrowell77

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    I just thought of another use for this feature beyond the obvious very-remote control applications. You could use the menu navigation features to build a poor-man's push protocol. Basically, walk through the Now Playing list, open a remote share, navigate to a file and queue up a transfer. Obviously, there are a lot of issues to deal with (share/folder/file ordering chief among them) and it wouldn't work while someone was trying to use the TiVo, but could be interesting...
     
  5. mrhack636

    mrhack636 New Member

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    duckfin the app looks much better now!
    1 question, on my phone its using my summerboard wallpaper as the background. Anyway to switch it to black? Its pretty bright and doesn't look right with the buttons..

    MrHack
     
  6. duckfin

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    I have a new version which defaults to an opaque black background. You can also specify background image for each page in the remote.xml file (I have tested this, but do not have an image currently).

    Thanks for letting me know about the issue.
     
  7. PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    This Series I, barely-into-Series-II hacker is truly envious! Imagine, new frontiers to explore! Great work and I'm really jealous!
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    This adds some documentation (doc strings, comments) and command-line options, including short versions of the existing ones, and corrects the non-functioning of the '.' keyboard shortcut under Gtk. Also, in the last version, I changed from binding the keyboard shortcuts to all buttons in Gtk, to only one button; in retrospect, that was a mistake, so I've reverted it.

    [See sig for the latest version.]
     
  9. ivanpiro

    ivanpiro New Member

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    Great work you guys! I've seen some very cool TiVo remotes posted here and I have tons of questions. How do you install the remote? Is there a FAQ? Can I run the remote from a Mac? How could I run the latest version using a Pocket PC?

    I've been able to Telnet via the PPC but it's a real pain with all the timeouts...
     
  10. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    There's no installation. You just run it. However, you have to have Python installed first. Also, you have to specify the address of your TiVo, either on the command line, or by editing the remote.pyw file.

    This thread is what you get.

    Yes. (And it should already have Python installed.)

    I doubt that it will fit the screen, but you can try it. You just need to install Python:

    http://pythonce.sourceforge.net/

    Other sites seem to indicate that Tkinter is a separate package with that distro; you'll need that, too.
     
  11. ivanpiro

    ivanpiro New Member

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    Thank you very much! I'll be installing Python tonight.
     
  12. duckfin

    duckfin New Member

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    I am getting ready to add support to the iPhone program for automatically discovering TiVos to my program, which got me thinking about integrating more of the functionality that is already made available. With the Media Key, we can get a list of the videos that are on a TiVo, we should (maybe not in all circumstances) be able to figure out where those videos will appear on the 'Now Showing' screen. With these remote commands, we can automatically start playing any of the videos on the system.

    I am nowhere near a TiVo right now, but this should be possible, right?
     
  13. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    First problem that jumps to mind is the grouping and sorting available on the NPL. I don't think it's possible to know what those settings are set to, unless you are physically looking at the screen. If grouping is turned off, and the sorting is set to either date or alphabetical, AND the iphone or other networked app is made aware of which sort is being used, it could be possible. I don't know how close to 100% reliable we can get, a bunch testing would obviously be needed.
     
  14. crazybox

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    Has anyone found any other telnet commands other then the ones Crestron is using. I know on crestron's roadmap is to be able to poll NPL and be able to select a show...
     
  15. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    I love the macros, CC works great, but I had to add a CLEAR to the end of the clock macro so it wouldn't change channels.
     
  16. ivanpiro

    ivanpiro New Member

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    Got it working on my DELL Pocket PC. Very nice indeed!!!

    Now I control the TiVo HD (channel 3) feeding all coax connections in my home via WiFi remote. Too cool!

    Thanks again,

    Ivan
     

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  17. crazybox

    crazybox New Member

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    I can not get this to work... am I doing something wrong? What is MAK?
     
  18. ][ronMan

    ][ronMan Old School

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    Your Media Access Key...

    D
     
  19. crazybox

    crazybox New Member

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    Anyone know how to get the NPL XML file without using https? I am trying to do some crestron programming and doing a SSL is impossible so I was hoping someone knew of another way...
     
  20. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    No, no other way. Why do you say it's impossible?
     

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