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Unbox On Demand: Browse and order videos from Amazon Unbox from your TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by dswallow, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Mar 27, 2007 #1 of 557
    dswallow

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    Here was the teaser screen images I posted a few days ago... there've been a few changes since then, and I'll get around to updating the images and posting them here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=345824

    I just made available a pre-release version of a TiVo HME application you can run on your local network to provide a front-end portal to Amazon Unbox on your TiVo receiver, including browsing through the entire library of downloadable videos and placing orders.

    I think it's pretty stable, but right now, you'll be among the first group really giving it a workout. And I would really appreciate feedback on the experience, good or bad.

    We're up to Version 0.08 as of April 2, 2007.

    You can download it now at www.unboxondemand.com.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2007 #2 of 557
    jfh3

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    Very cool!

    My first comment is that "Your Media Library" should only show video items.

    Second comment - under Your Media Library, is there any way to have an option to view the video if it's already downloaded to the Tivo? (My guess is not easily, but it would be a very slick addition.

    Not a big fan of the green font, but a great fan of the ap.

    Looking forward to supporting you a few clicks at a time ... :)

    First error: Can't run - An error occured while running the application.

    Tried to select "Not available" on the "An Inconvenient Truth" screen.

    Second error: Quotes don't display properly in the description text. They show as a box, not as a ' sign.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2007 #3 of 557
    dswallow

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    I didn't think about that... I guess Amazon sells other downloadable stuff, huh?

    If you could zip up and email me the log file it generates (unboxLog.txt) in the bin directory I'll get that fixed. And if you have more than one page of items, that'll be good too, since I lacked enough purchases to get to a page 2 so don't know yet what I need to do there. :)

    doug@2150.com
     
  4. Mar 27, 2007 #4 of 557
    jfh3

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    Should I stop the HME ap on the computer first? If so, how? Or just blow the session away?
     
  5. Mar 27, 2007 #5 of 557
    dswallow

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    You can just kill it with control-C in the window where it's running. Though you should just be able to copy the file while it's running now. Maybe you need to copy the file in Explorer before running WinZip... WinZip may not like that it's open by another app.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2007 #6 of 557
    dswallow

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    Mac OS X / Linux users... try pasting this content into a file named "run.sh", place it in the same directory that run.bat is located. Mark it executable, and see if that gets it running.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../conf
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/unboxOnDemand.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/hme.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/hme-host-sample.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/hme-hd-0.1.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/bananas.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/htmlparser.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/commons-httpclient-3.1-rc1.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/commons-logging-1.0.4.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/commons-codec-1.3.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/log4j-1.2.8.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/axis.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/axis-ant.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/commons-discovery-0.2.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/jaxrpc.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/saaj.jar
    export CLASSPATH=${CLASSPATH}:../lib/wsdl4j-1.5.1.jar
    
    java "-Dconfig=../conf/unboxOnDemand.properties" com.tivo.hme.host.sample.Main com.unboxondemand.hme.app.UnboxApplication
    
     
  7. Mar 27, 2007 #7 of 557
    supasta

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    Awesome!

    Any way to hide the cmd window?
     
  8. Mar 27, 2007 #8 of 557
    jfh3

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    How about some more text on the "Purchase Options" screen?

    Instead of "A match to the Tivo receiver you're using now was found.

    <Tivo name>

    How about -

    Your selection will be queued for download to this Tivo box, <Tivo name> or something like that.

    My first reaction to the existing text was "So?".

    I might also put a warning that the selection is a one-click purchase (I presume it is, haven't committed one yet)
     
  9. Mar 27, 2007 #9 of 557
    jfh3

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    Got an error on my first purchase -

    "The expected response from the Amazon server was not encountered. Your purchase may have completed properly. Please check your Amazon account directly and confirm that the order was placed. We aploogize for the inconvenience".

    I see you are a programmer and not an English major :)

    I'll send that log too.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2007 #10 of 557
    dswallow

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    OK, I made some changes.

    How's:

    Your selection will be queued for download to this TiVo receiver, {1}, once you complete this purchase.

    The transaction will be sent to Amazon.com immediately if select this option.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2007 #11 of 557
    dswallow

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    Damn. Someone had to be first, I guess. :) Did the purchase actually work, or did that not go through at all?
     
  12. Mar 27, 2007 #12 of 557
    dswallow

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    Eventually, a proper way...

    but for now, just edit "run.bat" and replace "java.exe" with "start javaw.exe" (leave the rest of the line intact.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2007 #13 of 557
    MichaelK

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    FYI-
    the media library holds some weird stuff on the amazon website. Mine for instance shows dvd's that i have purchased and at times includes camera lenses that i have bought.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2007 #14 of 557
    rdrrepair

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    Great app., It runs fine - will play with it and report back!!! Excellent

    I love your disclaimer in the read me file...

    The author of this software is not employed by TiVo Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. Though if either TiVo Inc. or Amazon.com Inc. want to hire him or contract work with him, he's immediately available (ah, karma, thank you Mr. former-employer for your timing). :)
     
  15. Mar 27, 2007 #15 of 557
    jfh3

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    It doesn't appear to have gone through - it's not in the media library - but I can't find where the purchase history is located on Amazon Unbox.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2007 #16 of 557
    supasta

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    Worked great, thanks!
     
  17. Mar 27, 2007 #17 of 557
    dswallow

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    That's not the place it grabs the info, though... it's actually from the downloads section. So all the other purchase, at least, aren't mixed in.

    If you go directly to this page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/ays/download.html

    Log in, then go to that specific URL again, and you'll see the pages I'm working with. (You can also get there by clicking on the "Access all your Amazon.com digital purchases and bonus materials." link that's on the left side of the page you get after logging in... it's just in a frame and I hate frames. :)
     
  18. Mar 27, 2007 #18 of 557
    MichaelK

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    Heads up- thats even worse

    While it doesn't include DVD's I've pruchases-

    right now it has the 2 ubox on tivo purchases I've made to date.

    AND
    Title:D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB Adapter, PC/Mac

    AND (this is funny)
    Title:Zircon 55588 The Repeater 25' Tape Measure with Built-In Voice Recorder


    so that's not a "clean" link either.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2007 #19 of 557
    dswallow

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    OK, well, I guess I have some work to do... would you be able to send me that page of yours... jsut open up the frame and cut & paste the whole page from "view source", zip it up and email it to me.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2007 #20 of 557
    MichaelK

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    the drop down box lets you select videos and then it opens a second menu level for dvd's or unbox videos. is there a link to do that?
     

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