Convert season passes to title wishlists

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by mikerr, May 21, 2011.

  1. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    So Benedict can you swear to us with hand on heart that you have never ever taken the lid off your own Tivo. Or have you excused yourself on the grounds of your professional training to test electrical safety.;):p

    I think what you are referring to is the lovely industry of Health and Safety which costs the UK a lot of money to very little productive benefit in its current extreme form. Although obviously its of been productive benefit to you and your family.

    The most dangerous appliances out there are probably toasters and you don't even need to take the cover off one of those to kill yourself. All you need to do is stick your finger on the slot while its on and in the process of toasting something. Strangely enough I have always resisted the temptation to do that.

    Also if what you say is true in practical terms (it may of course be true in theoretical by the book Health and Safety guv terms) then I'm surprised that Tivoland and Tivocentral are still in business and have not by now long since been sued to death for causing personal injury. Both of those place even sell the power supply. The most hazardous item to tinker with.
     
  2. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    So 4 people have told you that the design of Tivo case clearly indicates that the hard drives are not intended to be accessed by the user. Your assertion that they are user replaceable has been strongly refuted.

    Now you argue that because no one has actually died opening the case, then we must all be wrong?
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Timeout guys !

    Please take this bickering to another thread, this thread is about the SP/WL module.
     
  4. PhilG

    PhilG New Member

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    I'm not sure why install needs to do this?

    Most people will probably only install a hack once, so keeping the .tar file around serves no purpose

    It just makes it awkward for the occasional re-install of a hack (or a hack upgrade)

    Any chance install can be changed to delete the .tar file(s) when it's done with them??
     
  5. AMc

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    Sorry for the thread pollution :)
     
  6. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    Have run the conversion script and it failthfully converted all the SP titles to wishlist titles. Problem is, it also copies across special characters (like : ) and so the wishlist title fails to find any matches. For example, season pass CSI: Miami created a wishlist CSI: Miami but Tivo could not find any upcoming programmes for the wishlist (plenty for the SP).
     
  7. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    Thanks for this, it's very useful.

    The problem it has given me is with the season pass for "V", as the wish list is now recording everything with V in the title, as TiVo intended!
     
  8. Pete77

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    Surely it is actually a major design defect if Tivo does not let you set a Wishlist to record only programs with a title of "V" exactly rather than any title containing the letter V.

    Fortunately we also have Season Passes to try and cope with this situation.
     
  9. velocitysurfer1

    velocitysurfer1 Proud S1lifer

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    The Season Pass was for V, as set from the series title, and not for "V", so when the SP got changed to a Wishlist it became V.
     
  10. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Title wishlists are always keyword searches, and more to the point search both headline title and episode title:

    A wishlist on "V" matches Cricket
    where the episode title is
    England v Sri Lanka

    Note that V doesn't match Volcanoes though, unless you type V*
     
  11. Pete77

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    That would explain some of those odd recordings on my Tivo for which I have never been able to work out the cause.
     
  12. TCM2007

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    You can use TivoWeb to see the SP or Wishlist which generated the recording, but you have to get your hands dirty with the object viewer IIRC.
     
  13. dvdfever

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    Whenever I click on Season Pass in TiVoWebPlus 1.3.1, it lists a few of the season passes and then gives me what's below. I've installed this script anyway to see if it helps, but no season passes have been converted into wish lists. What follows is something I've had for some time. I rarely look at that page so haven't really done anything about it.

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.

    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_ui '/seasonpass' ''
    can't open object (0x00030019)

    while executing
    "db $db openid $fsid"
    ("uplevel" body line 2)
    invoked from within
    "uplevel $body"
    invoked from within
    "ForeachMfsFileTrans fsid name type $seasonpassdir "" 20 {
    set sp [db $db openid $fsid]
    set type [defaultval 1 [dbobj $sp get Type]]
    incr priority
    set ..."
    (procedure "action_seasonpass" line 14)
    invoked from within
    "action_seasonpass $chan "" $env"
    (procedure "::action_ui" line 41)
    invoked from within
    "::action_$action $chan $part $env"
    ("eval" body line 1)
    invoked from within
    "eval {::action_$action $chan $part $env}"
    --cut here--
     
  14. Pete77

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    Try installing TivoWebPlus 2.1.b (its latest version) or Tivoweb 1.9.4 as TivoWebPlus 1.3.1 never worked properly with the UK Tivo in my experience.

    I always suffered from the error screens that you have mentioned when I tried to use it.

    See this thread for recent discussions on the subject:-

    www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=462012
     
  15. dvdfever

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    Thanks. I'll look into that. How do I get this Season Pass script to work, though, please, as I've installed it as instructed but my Wishlists are empty. :confused:
     
  16. Pete77

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    Actually I now realise that TivoWebPlus 2.1 does not support external modules and TivoWebPlus 1.3.1 is known to be unreliable in many circumstances.

    Mike's Season Pass to Wishlist conversion utility is a Tivoweb module largely written for the Tivoweb 1.9.4 environment and not a script so you need Tivoweb 1.9.4 to run it.

    My advice would be to install Tivoweb 1.9.4 and attendant modules using Mike of Tivocentral's easy install solution as I find that Tivoweb 1.9.4 works properly (and also continues to benefit from new module development by Mike) whilst TivoWebPlus 1.3.1 does not.

    See www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=454458 for details of how to install tivoweb 1.9.4 and other hacks for tivoweb 1.9.4 with Mike's easy install scripts.

    You can run both TivoWebPlus 1.3.1 and Tivoweb 1.9.4 on the same Tivo and switch between them using the www.tivohackman.com module that you then install the appropriate version of in each of the two different forms of Tivoweb. You should only load one of the two Tivowebs at Tivo boot up time though as otherwise they take up too much Tivo memory. Personally I think I and most old hands here stick with Tivoweb 1.9.4 as being more reliable and robust with UK Series 1 Tivos.
     
  17. Mark Bennett

    Mark Bennett New Member

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    Hmmm. I managed to run it on TivoWebPlus 1.3.1

    The errors you get above I occasionally see - but a reload or reboot fixes them for quite a while.
     
  18. dvdfever

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    Thanks. I just tried a Quick Reload, and then had to reboot the TiVo to get the TiVoWebPlus usable again, but it's still doing the same. (Haven't tried a Full Reload. Is that the one you normally do?)

    However, I've backed up all the Season Passes so presumably once I do the AltEPG guided setup and lose my season passes (as I understand I will), I can just restore those?

    I'll give thought to updating to a TiVoWeb 1.9.4 but have got a few other things that need sorting out just at the mo (all of which will be sorted before my guide data runs out, as so far I've successfully connected to AltEPG but haven't yet done a guided setup) and don't want to rush it.
     
  19. kitschcamp

    kitschcamp Tweaked and poked

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    Not quite, as season ids don't align. You can restore, convert to a wish list, and then to a season pass.
     
  20. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    The backup/restore module won't restore season passes created pre-altepg will it?

    That's part of the reason for this module -the altepg conversion loses SPs, but not wishlists
    so convert Season Passes to wishlists before converting to altepg.
     

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