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Old 04-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #121
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David you have been Busy..

Well I have not received the update that all are experiencing trouble on yet. So guess that's good for now, will take a look at the new changes you rolled out as soon as my kids fall asleep they are hogging the TiVo so I'm using my notebook / phone for temp access. Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:07 PM   #122
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Thumbs up EnterWebz.tv update - new apps

Ok, one more update this weekend.

I made it possible for me to update the default apps.

Next time you look at the list, you'll see things like a replacement for the broken Shoutcast link, a new set of PBS video links, more comics, removal of some broken items like Twitter, and a new NOTICE link that you can delete, and I will re-add when there is a new notice. Solitaire, Freecell, and Mahjongg are now just links, too, so you can move/delete them if you like.

Several apps were also reorganized, and there is a new permanent entry to access the App list for editing - it's visible on both the Music/Photos and Video/Other lists.

Check out the NOTICE for more details.

If you saved your own link that differs from the default URL, it won't be altered by the update.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #123
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I believe I found out why Google/Youtube tend to think that EnterWebz.tv is in Spain.
Since most User Agent strings include an operating system model/version string, I include "TiVo/22.1.2.3.3" or whatever version your TiVo is reporting. Google is trying to be "too smart" and thinks that because there is a city named "Tivo" in Spain, I must be reporting a location, not software information.
I will change the string to "TiVoDVR/version" (or maybe TiVoOS/version?) and I'll probably take advantage of this quirk and add TiVo's Device-reported location to the User-Agent and/or to another Header. It's kind of imprecise location information (mine reports a small town 233 miles away from me), but much better than assuming all subscribers are located where my server is. Recently added language information in the same style is probably fixing Youtube/etc stuff already, though.

I've also run into some irritating inconsistencies in the newly-added PBS pages. The actual episode launching page can come up in one of three states. This looks as though it's driven by your mobile mode selection, but it can get stuck in one state regardless of your selection.
It can show up 1) with default "VIDEO" tag handling that shows little film strip icons provided by EWz which you click to start the video, it can show up 2) with one-pixel "images" you may click to start the video, or 3) the one it gets stuck on for me which has nothing available to start the video.
I've gotten some web tools to investigate this strange PBS website behavior and will try to figure the best solution, if there is one. So far it seems to give the tool one of two consistent results with different modes, and doesn't get stuck

Finally, I added some Google Docs graphs of the EnterWebz.tv history to the "statistics" page at the website. (Oddly, they won't appear from within EWz. I'm guessing the TiVo isn't recognizing the strange URL as an image... maybe I'm not doing the necessary additional handling because I've provided size information already - if I can fix that, it might fix a bunch of other images in EWz.)
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:51 AM   #124
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Davidblackledge, you might want to change the User Agent to one used by a mobile device, that way you will get mobile webpages which usually have less Java and Flash. Plus smaller images.

For example this is what the mobile version of IMDB looks like:
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0411008
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Davidblackledge, you might want to change the User Agent to one used by a mobile device, that way you will get mobile webpages which usually have less Java and Flash. Plus smaller images.

For example this is what the mobile version of IMDB looks like:
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0411008
Thanks Allanon. Actually EWz has been using a mobile UA by default (based on AvantGo) since the beginning, and has been using the m.imdb.com since the beginning. When you see that page in EWz, though, it's very limited because it uses a lot of JavaScript to fill in content.

And in the last major update here, all 8 UAs I made available are all mobile ones as well.
They each have dramatic differences in how e.g. Youtube is represented.
Either Palm or Samsung seems to be the most compatible results with EWz, but some sites only make an MP4 available for iPad mode, I think.

PBS seems to give MP4 to several mobile UAs...but it gets STUCK either providing or not providing MP4 no matter how you change your UA after that. This is happening even with a web tool I'm using to test the site. I think they must store the decision in a cookie and never check again after that.
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