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Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by dlfl, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    @elprice7345,
    Re seriesId popup: My thought was that users would either want to see this or not. Is there a use case for turning it off then wanting to turn it back on?

    The search results are just as they are returned and sorted (or not) by the API's for theTVDB and movieDB. (MG3 just gives them a search term.) I can look into sorting them prior to display.
     
  2. elprice7345

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    I might be the only one that will do it, so I wouldn't put much effort into it. It seems like a good practice to make any configuration available through the app vs. changing a config file.
     
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    I agree on the good practice but thought this was an exception because I couldn't imagine the reason anyone would want to turn the popup back on. I'm curious as to what your reason is. It's not a lot of programming effort to add a setting but I hate to add yet another one to the many already there. I assume you noticed that the choice will be offered again on the first startup of a new MG3 version.
     
  4. elprice7345

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    Just good practice. The only time I would turn it on or off would be to test the seriesId merge functionality.

    Since I've been the only one contributing seriesIds, it's not much of a concern.

    My hope when we added the merge functionality was that others would contribute and we would end up with a much more comprehensive collection of seriesIds.

    Since I know how to turn it on and off and I would only need to do it while testing, I wouldn’t worry about it.
     
  5. dlfl

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    OK I see the use case now, although unfortunately it will probably only apply to you. How about if MG3 also does the popup if it sees (and merges) either an update*.txt or distroSeriesIds.txt file in the runtime folder at startup? Wouldn't that give diagnostic info for any possible situation of interest? Note that MG3 already pops up descriptive messages if it encounters an error (e.g., improper formatting) in any seriesId file.
     
  6. lew

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    Windows defender is now identifying rpcsearch126.exe as Trojan:Win32/Tiggre!plock and quarantined the file.
    I'm on Win 10.

    If I don't hear otherwise I'll assume a false alarm. I downloaded the file from the first post in this thread.
     
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    Same false alarm when I tried it. Win 10 Pro.
     
  8. elprice7345

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    That's a great idea!
     
  9. dlfl

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    Try test distro Ver. 3.84T4 in the attached zip. EDIT: Attachment deleted -- superseded by 3.84 release.

    Ver. 3.84T4 (9 August 2018)
    Enhanced: Startup seriesId popup will appear if new seriesId's were merged from an update*.txt or distroSeriesIds.txt, regardless whether the "Do not display this again" was previously checked.
    Enhanced: Movie and TV search result lists are alphabetically sorted.
     
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    Running metagen itself is now generating a windows defender alert. I made an exception.
    I may install python. Current version seems to be 3.70. Is there a reason to install an older version?
     
  11. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Not a 100% sure you're running MG3 ("Metagenerator 3"). The current version of MG3 is 3.83 (see first post in this thread), with version 3.84 under test (see my previous post). There is no reason to run older versions and in fact I do not support them.

    Also the only version of rpcSearch126.exe you should be running is from the zip downloaded via the link in the first post.
     
  12. lew

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    I was only 99% sure I was running mg3 3.83. I just checked...100% Yesterday Windows Defender flagged rpcSearch126.exe (doesn't want me to copy from your zip archive to my MG3 directory. This morning Windows Defender didn't want me to run mg3. I let Windows Defender process an exception.

    Ah..My question was what version of python I should install. 3.70 seems to be the current version. My memory is one program required an older version of python.
     
  13. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Python 2.7 is good for mg3.
     
  14. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    So you concluded it was a false alarm, told Defender to ignore it, and used rpcSearch126.exe, correct?
    I don't use Defender. My Sophos Home AV doesn't complain and Malwarebytes doesn't either.
     
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    Once I excluded my MG3 directory, I haven't had any problems.
     
  16. elprice7345

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    @lew Unless you need python for something else, I would create an exception in Defender and run MG3 with rpcSearch126.exe.

    One less program to have to install and manage.
     
  17. elprice7345

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    I don’t think I ever noticed before, but how are you distributing the knownSeriesIds.txt file. I don’t see it in the MG3 zip file?

    The knownSeriesIds.txt popup logic works, but should the popup box remain open until the user makes a choice now that they have a choice? When I was testing, the box disappeared before I could finish reading it.

    Thanks for sorting the TV and movie title results! The movie results still contain several non-English titles. Searching in the movie tab for the text “stolen” produces several non-english titles.

    I looked at one from the results list – “Det forsømte forår”. TMDB has an English title for this Danish film – “Stolen Spring” which is why it shows up in the search results.

    Could MG3 return the English title so it’s obvious why it was included?

    One more nit – could you sort the change log in reverse chronological order? That way the user sees the most recent changes at the top of the file?

    Also, it would probably be wise to put some verbiage on your top post about conflicts with AV SW and how to work around them. This seems to come up fairly often in this thread.
     
  18. dlfl

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    Try test distro Ver. 3.84T5 in attached zip
    Ver. 3.84T5 (11 August 2018)
    Changed: The startup seriesId popup now closes only when the user closes it.
    Enhanced: English titles displayed for movies.

    distroSeriesIds.txt
    Wasn't included in the 3.84T4 test distribution
    It's a manually edited text file. No simple way to sort, although some clever thing, perhaps using SED, could do it. Not worth the trouble to me but if anyone wants to do it I will maintain it in reverse chrono order from then on.;)
    Done!
     

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  19. elprice7345

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    I saw the distroSeriesIds.txt file in T5. The 1st time MG3 opens after a new version it merges the user’s knownSeriesIds.txt file with distroSeriesIds.txt and deletes distroSeriesIds.txt. :thumbsup::up:

    The movie titles show in English. :)

    I’ve attached a change log sorted in reverse chronological order. I know I would rather see recent changes at the top and I presume others would as well.

    I’ve also attached my most recent knownSeriesIds.txt for distribution.
     

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