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TivoWeb module - Manually Add a Channel (addchannel.itcl)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by spitfires, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Mar 8, 2012 #1 of 11
    spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    What:
    Here's a TivoWeb module to manually add a channel to your lineup.

    Why:
    If one of your "favourite" channels is no longer in your TiVo lineup then you can add it. E.g. if it has been deleted as part of the AltEPG purge on channels without guide data.

    How:
    Delete the ".txt" from the end of the filename (so it's just called "addchannel.itcl")
    Copy (e.g. by FTP) the file into the "modules" directory in the relevant TivoWeb directory on your TiVo, and then restart TivoWeb.

    Usage:
    Click on "Manual Add Channel" and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Viz.:
    1: Select the source to which you wish to add the channel (e.g. for a Freeview channel select 'Freeview'!)
    2: Enter the channel you want to add (max 3 digits)(e.g. 228)
    3: Enter a callsign (e.g. MENMOVI)
    4: Enter a description for the channel (e.g. Men & Movies)
    5: You probably don't need to change the server prefix unless someone tells you otherwise!

    So what:
    You can then amend your channel preferences to mark this channel as a favourite, so you can then channel surf it and also select it for manual recordings.


    Tested under TivoWeb 1.9.4 and TivoWebPlus 2.1.b3

    Changelog:
    # 08 Mar2012 - v0.0.1 - initial public release (2 downloads)
    # 09 Mar2012 - v0.0.2 - minor revision to instructions (1 downloads)
    # 09 Mar2012 - v0.1.0 - cosmetic changes
    # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . add check for duplicate station or channel
    # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . remove requirement for TW reload
    # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . added a delete function (experimental) (4 downloads)
    # 12 Mar 2012 - v0.1.1 - option to add to favourite channels



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  2. Mar 8, 2012 #2 of 11
    mrtickle

    mrtickle New Member

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    Great stuff :up: :up: This will certainly help people out - thanks!
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 #3 of 11
    spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Thanks MrT.

    I meant to say:
    FTAOD this will NOT add any guide data for any channel you add in this way - it simply adds the channel to your lineup.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 #4 of 11
    spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    New version (0.1.0) - no longer need to reload TivoWeb or reboot your TiVo.

    I've added a "delete" function but I'm not convinced it's working :(
     
  5. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Sorry there was test code left in that version which prevented it working. Now removed.

    New version (0.1.1) allows you to add channel as a "favourite" (so channel browsing works).
     
  6. mrtickle

    mrtickle New Member

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    Nice. We'll now see if this thread attracts a sudden increase in downloads ;)
     
  7. cahir982

    cahir982 New Member

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    Help sorry about this spitfires but i did what you said i can add the channels no problem but its 2weeks since i added them and still no data, Now the chanels i am trying to add where never picked up by the TiVo but are there in freesat would that be the problem, any help would great
     
  8. DX30

    DX30 New Member

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    I'm not sure I have understood correctly but if you are expecting EPG data to appear on the TiVo for the channels you add manually then it won't. You will be able to set manual recordings but that is all. If the channels had TiVo EPG data then you wouldn't need to add them manually, they would already be there.
     
  9. cahir982

    cahir982 New Member

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    Yea thought that would be the problem the channels i am on about are on freesat ch 140 bet 141 bet+ and 143 more than movie's but for some reason the tivo does'nt reconise them do you think it might be the wrong freesat download i am doing
     
  10. DX30

    DX30 New Member

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    Not all channels have EPG data available in a form AltEPG can use. There is a list of channels that have EPG data here -

    http://www.tivoland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=526

    If a channel isn't in the list (and I cannot see BET there) you won't get any EPG data on the TiVo. I'm afraid for those channels all you can do is set manual recordings.
     
  11. cahir982

    cahir982 New Member

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    That's great spitfires thank's for all your help it save's me a lot off messing about and getting nowere:) thank's for saving me all that trouble
     

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