Convert season passes to title wishlists

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

  1. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Technically that would be a downgrade - TivoWebPlus 1.3 came after Tivoweb 1.9.4 ;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoweb

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  2. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    However TivoWebPlus is designed in such a way that in reality in all its versions it works less well and is much, much less stable with the UK S1 Tivo than Tivoweb 1.9.4 I am sure this is not true for the US S2 and other similar Tivos for which it was mainly designed.
     
  3. kitschcamp

    kitschcamp Tweaked and poked

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    It did on mine, but the series ids don't match the new ids, so you still have to do the wish lists anyway. The restored series are totally useless.
     
  4. spitfires

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    Irrelevant.



    And wrong.

    Since, by your own admission, you don't actually use TivoWebPlus then you are in no position to comment on whether it is better or worse than the 9 years old Tivoweb.
     
  5. Pete77

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    When have I ever admitted that? I have TivoWebPlus 2.1.3 installed on my Tivo and can switch between it and Tivoweb 1.9.4 using the Hackman module.

    However my Tivo boots up with Tivoweb 1.9.4 running by default because I have always found there to be numerous problems with error messages and wonky home page screens etc running TivoWebPlus 1.3.1 and then 2.1.3 that do not occur with Tivoweb 1.9.4

    It is quite clear that the Tivo S1 was never the primary intended hardware that was expected to be used with TivoWebPlus even though it did make a token effort to try and support it.
     
  6. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Having been in the USA for 10 days and my main Tivo having also run out of EPG data while I was there I have now found time to try to update my main Tivo to the AltEPG. Howeer first I wanted to run Mike's Tivoweb utility to convert my Season Passes to Wishlists.

    However even though I have ftp'ed over the file to the tivoweb-tcl/modules directory I can't get the enhanced Season Pass module to work. All I get instead is a list of tcl INTERNAL SERVER ERROR messages at the top of my Season Pass module or the Tivo completely reboots.

    I have had a long running problem with my Tivoweb 1.9.4 setup with the User Interface menu sometimes not showing up for no particular reason and this only being rectifiable by exiting Tivoweb completely and restarting it at a tcl prompt. This is a regular problem even though my Tivo is rebooted once a day anyway on a timer power switch at 5am.

    The message I am getting at the top of the Season Pass module screen when I try to access it is:-

    After a full Tivo reboot just now the User Interface menu did show up again in Tivoweb but when I selected the Season Pass module from it I again just got the above INTERNAL SERVER ERROR message.

    Does Mike have any suggestions about why this is happening? All my other Tivoweb modules are running as normal.
     
  7. Pete77

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    I wonder if the above is the cause of the problem although on my Tivo I already had this module installed as being seasonpassquality.itcl and not as vseasonpassquality.itcl

    No I just removed seasonpassquality.itcl completely from my Tivo but after a reboot I am still getting this error message when I select the Season Pass module from User Interface.

     
  8. TCM2007

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    "error "Invalid /Schedule format: '[lindex $schedlist 1]'""

    I'm not familiar with the module, but $schedlist sounds like it probably contains the list of scheduled programmes. As you've hung on to the bitter end, your list of scheduled programmes will be empty, which may have caused the error.

    You should have run the module before you went.
     
  9. Pete77

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    My "To Do" list still shows a daily manual recording on Sky News designed to put it back on a normal channel instead of channel 998 after the daily power cycle on a mains timer. Also one's To Do list always shows entries for all programs that you have Season Passes and Wishlists for at the bottom of the list after the scheduled programs so I don't accept your argument that the list is now truly empty.

    How typical of you to gloat at my misfortune just because you are satisfactorily recording everything in HD on your Windows Media Centre setup.

    I am also equally confident that instead of gloating like you that Mike will instead simply now work on updating his SP conversion module to deal with this situation.
     
  10. TCM2007

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    Accept it or not; either way your module won't work.


    It wasn't a gloat. I am, coincidently, amused by the irony that your reluctance to switch to the AltEPG you think so poorly of has come back to bite you, but if I'd wanted to say that I would have. Oh, I just did.

    Maybe Mike will help you, but as everyone else will have switched by now, he'd be putting himself out just to help save you from recreating a few season passes, despite your slagging off his service and constantly impugning his motivations. He's a bigger man than me if he does that.
     
  11. TCM2007

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    (I've looked at the module code; it's failing because there is no guide data. $schedlist hold the schedules for a station, not the TDL).
     
  12. Pete77

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    I don't see why the module needs to refer to the Guide Data in order to convert Seasons Passes that still exist on the Tivo in to Wishlists using the name of the Season Pass series to do so.

    As to me allegedly impugning Mike's motivations and so on I would like to known on what basis you make such malicious and untrue claims. The fact of the matter is that ever since Mike started up TivoCentral I have spent much of my time commending his service to other Tivocommunity forum members including the fact that it was usually cheaper than Tivoheaven for the same upgrade drive product.

    I am sure that I am not the only Tivo S1 owner who has let their Tivo run out of data who now wants to upgrade to the AltEPG so I am sure that Mike will have every reason to update his conversion utility to cope with current circumstances if it is technically possible to do so.
     
  13. TCM2007

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    I'm sure that now the module knows that you don't think it should do that it will stop being so silly and start working immediately. I find that often works with code. Once you've chastised it, please post the version which has fixed itself.

    I'd be fairly sure you are. Why would anyone but the most bloody minded have waited as long as this; BBC data ran out ages ago?
     
  14. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Tivoweb itself expects guide data in various places, this module is in turn built upon on original tivoweb code.
    Well I tried shouting at it but that didn't work, so I had to edit the code instead ;)

    sp2wishlist.tcl in first post - not a tivoweb module, just a script:

    % install sp2wishlist
    % sp2wishlist.tcl

    Adding wishlist for ....
    Adding wishlist for ....
    Adding wishlist for ....

    The script doesn't need any guide data.

    I'm sure there's still some latecomers left ...!
     
  15. Pete77

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    Many thanks for this Mike. I'm glad to see that my faith that your TCL coding skills are slightly superior to those of TCM2007 were not misplaced.:up::up::up:

    However will your script convert a Season Pass to a Wishlist with the same options as each individual Season Pass previously possessed terms of Keep Until, Recording Quality and the number of episodes to keep etc? Or will it only use some kind of default setting?

    This is summer holiday season so I'm also sure that is the case. Also what about Tivos that have been out of service for a little while but are being brought back in to use now that the EPG data is free for all Tivos.

    However could you possibly also post a version of your script in a downloadable file in the thread as I must confess that I have not yet installed your self install hack on my Tivo.
     
  16. TCM2007

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    Er, Mike confirmed my diagnosis Pete,
     
  17. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    TCM correctly said your problem was lack of guide data...

    Yes it carries over Episodes to Keep and First Run/Repeats,
    they're all set to Best quality and Keep until space needed (but you could edit them afterwards).

     
  18. Pete77

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    Is there any chance of an alternative version that sets them all to Basic quality and Keep Until space needed?

    I am intending to move over to Best/Mode 0 quality some time but that really awaits me installing a new hard drive and watching all the long archived recordings on this Tivo that are worth watching. Obviously at just over 6 years old I can't expect these two Samsung HA250JC drives to survive that much longer.
     
  19. TCM2007

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    Alternately, spend half an hour setting up new SPs on your AltEPGs rather than getting someone else to do the work for you.
     
  20. Pete77

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    As Mike seems to enjoy helping all Tivo users in need rather than only those Tivo users who pay him sufficient homage and deference I am sure that if he can provide other iterations of his tcl script he will do so.

    I did take a look at the tcl script in a Linux file editor but couldn't immediately see a line that controlled recording quality. I am therefore inclined to suspect that Best may in fact simply be a default setting so does not need to be specified but other recording qualities would require to specifically be set in the script.
     

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