New TiVoWeb Module : ChannelGrid

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by cwingert, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Jun 4, 2003 #1 of 154
    cwingert

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    I created a new TiVoWeb module that allows the user to see a single channel's programming data for a week.

    The grid displays day on the x-axis and time on the y-axis.

    This allows the user to look at all programming for a favorite channel.

    As a shortcoming Schedule/Program loading time is somewhat long, but I have found some cool programs on my favorite channels by looking at the programming data in this format.

    Drop it in your modules directory and do a Restart -> Quick Reload.

    BTW - This module was developed on version 2.5 software, so YMMV.

    This code is based on schedule.itcl by David Lowe and logos.itcl by Jake B.
     

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  2. Jun 5, 2003 #2 of 154
    jberman

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    Works great on 3.0 Philips SA running TivoWeb 1.9.5. Great idea for a module, thank you! :up:

    Would be even better if the module could show program description on mouseover of the program title (you'd have to output the show description in the title attribute of each of the links - that might slow down the module load time though).
     
  3. Jun 5, 2003 #3 of 154
    cwingert

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    I'll add it if there is enough interest

     
  4. Jun 5, 2003 #4 of 154
    deebo

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    This is excelent, It works much better for through searching a certain channel than the existing, channel guide module. I also think it would be nice if you could mouse over and get the description.
    -David
     
  5. Jun 5, 2003 #5 of 154
    rrr22777

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    thank you. thank you. thank you.

    up until now i have been selecting the channel and then clicking next, next ...

    cant wait to get home so i can load this module.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2003 #6 of 154
    propman07

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    Hi-

    I'm getting ready to install my TivoWeb card for my SAT-T60, so I have been spending more time checking the boards for activity. I thought that the lates version of TivoWeb was 1.9.4. I was just curious where 1.9.5 came from.

    TIA
     
  7. Jun 5, 2003 #7 of 154
    A.C.

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    Yeah me too!!!
     
  8. Jun 5, 2003 #8 of 154
    cwingert

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    I was thinking that an EPG (maybe a 3 - 4 hour layout) would be nice too. Anybody ever look into this?

    Loading time may suck even more though, I'm not sure if it is worth it.

    It would be fun to try if TCL wasn't such a pain, its funny how you miss strong typing when it is gone. Running through the database to get data is painful too. Might not be a bad idea to export the database to a PC for crap like this.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2003 #9 of 154
    gamehendge2000

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    is awesome thanks!
     
  10. Jun 5, 2003 #10 of 154
    disco

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    Lake...
    Anyone have a screenshot to tide me over till I get home to install this?? :)
     
  11. Jun 5, 2003 #11 of 154
    Attack

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    I connected to my home network and installed the module. The pics look bad since I saved them in mspaint.

    1st screen shot
     

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  12. Jun 5, 2003 #12 of 154
    Attack

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    2nd screen shot
     

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  13. Jun 5, 2003 #13 of 154
    osetivo

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    Haven't tried yet, but is a future connection to mplay** on the agenda?

    Edit oops, forgot whrere I was.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2003 #14 of 154
    cwingert

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    Nope.

    I was bored for an hour and starting writing it.

    Turned out to take 4 hours because of how painful it is to interact with the stupid MFS and my lack of TCL skills.


    What do you mean 09 is a syntax error? :) Octal? Stupid TCL. :)

    mplayer isn't a bad word. tivo-mplayer on the other hand.... :)


     
  15. Jun 6, 2003 #15 of 154
    jberman

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    You're right, that was just me flubbing "1.9.4 beta 5." My bad. To the best of my knowledge there is no 1.9.5 yet.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2003 #16 of 154
    AlphaWolf

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    What about caching the guide data to the ext2 partition? The guide data can't be over a few megs, (if that) could it?
     
  17. Jun 6, 2003 #17 of 154
    occitan

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    Re: TiVoWeb mplay**

    Isn't tcl fun ! Debugging especially. I've lost days of my life recently making just a few minor mods to a TCS module...

    Anyway, the reason I'm posting is that I discovered your mplay** works perfectly with the M**Str**m TiVoWeb module, using http:// URLs instead of tivo:// URLs. This means it isn't necessary to run vserv**

    The current Mfs***eam module redirects the download to port 2000 or something like that when selecting on a program from the web page, making it slightly more complicated than a simple cut & paste into the command line, but it works once you get the final URL.

    Therefore it should be possible to configure ones browser prefs to launch mplay** when receiving streams from this module, e.g. file extension based. It may be necessary to modify the javascript a little in the M**Str**m page, as the way URL redirecting is done might not be compatible with defining a browser helper, but it should be much much easier than writing a new mplay** module from scratch...

    Ch**s :D
     
  18. Jun 6, 2003 #18 of 154
    disco

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    Well, I installed this module and it works GREAT! Thanks, cwingert!

    BTW, has anyone made a channel/show grid module like the one used on DirecTV or TVGuide.com, where it has channels down the left, and times across the top?...showing multiple channels at once?
     
  19. Jun 6, 2003 #19 of 154
    cwingert

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    The problem with http download is that stream skipping is disabled in the stock mplayer for that protocol.

    You can also setup protocol's in your brower to launch applications based on the tivo: protocol




     
  20. Jun 6, 2003 #20 of 154
    cwingert

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    This is what I asked about a few posts up.

    You are talking about an EPG.

     

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