auto set 30-second skip and fast-banner at startup?

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  1. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    Hi,

    Each time I reboot I always have to re-enter the select-play-select-pause-select and select-play-select-30-select backdoor codes to have the fast-banner-removal and the 30-second-forward-skip button. Is there a way I can make this setting automatically occur on reboot now that I'm networked/hacked ?
     
  2. Fozzie

    Fozzie New Member

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    Yep, do a search for Hackman, which also gives you tons of other functionality ;)

    N.B. Make sure you read the readme thoroughly, particularly wrt startup files!
     
  3. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    I just looked into Hackman. Seems like the only thing I'd want from it would be the ability to set these backdoor codes. On reflection I think I'll stick with having to press the keys, a lot less hassle :D
     
  4. mccg

    mccg New Member

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    bi66er,

    I think I came to the same conclusion.. Hackman was too much for what I wanted to do.

    There is a skip30 file that will enable this on startup though, but I can't find it now.
    I think it patched the tivoapp code itself... it only toggles one bit.
    I have it somewhere, but don't know where it came from.
    I will see if I can dig it out tonight.

    I'm sure there's another tool somewhere that will simulate keypresses on startup that could be used for the fast blanking thing.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  5. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    You can permanently set the 30 second skip button by changing one byte in tivoapp with a hex editor. I've done it with mine and it's great.

    I think the details are on Deal Datbase somewhere as someone wronte a patching tool.
     
  6. MonTheFish

    MonTheFish New Member

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  7. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    It certainly did help. Thanks, that's great - and possibly the easiest way of doing it too :)
     
  8. ericd121

    ericd121 Crown Topper

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    Can someone remind me: what is the Advance Key (i.e. ">|") default acton?

    Is it skip to tick, or 30 second skip?
     
  9. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    The default action for that key is to skip to the end of the recording.
     
  10. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    or skip to tick in FFWD or RWD...
     
  11. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Bloody irritating though if you're trying to watch something after a reboot!

    The tivoapp patch is just as easy to do, and it's a one-off.

    There is a patchers app, by MuscleNerd for UK TiVos - google on:

    MuscleNerd v2.5.5

    or if you are happy using a hex editor:

    Code:
    All Values are Hex
    
    Sw Version          Offset              Original Value      New Value
    2.5.5               002D51EC            41860034            40860034
    
     
  12. mccg

    mccg New Member

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    Having done some more digging, I find it was MuscleNerd's patch I applied.
    Much better than the keystroke thing...

    Find it attached, including instructions & source code.
    It is easy to carry out, as long as you follow the instructions carefully.

    HTH,
    Mike
     

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  13. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    Thanks Mike, good to have that here for future ref. Personally I'm happy with my tivoweb keystroke version :)
     
  14. Craig B

    Craig B Member

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    Thanks for the easy link. Just done this now as my Tivo powered off when our consumer box tripped. I had got sick of doing the keypresses after 4 years so ran the patch and it was dead easy. I should have done this years ago...
     
  15. KiNeL

    KiNeL Member

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    Looking to perform this patch but my tivoapp seems to have an original value of 41860024.

    Any idea why and is it safe to change?

    Regards

    KiNeL
     
  16. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Are you running a UK Tivo?
     
  17. KiNeL

    KiNeL Member

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    Yes
     
  18. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Pass. I did it years ago so can't remmeber the value. there is a little program which does the patch on the Deal Database thread.
     
  19. swarrans

    swarrans New Member

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    If you put a different number to 30 will the skip function still work? (ie could I put 60 in and Tivo would skip a minute?)

    I guess I could just try it!...

    Simon
     

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