New TivoWeb Module : Highlights

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  1. cashew1970

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    me too... both radio times and digiguide are now fu-bared
     
  2. Pete77

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    Its good to know that someone else is also disappointed at the fact that web page alterations at Digiguide and Radio Times seems to have now rendered this once fine Tivoweb module completely useless.

    However from the lack of interest in fixing such matters now shown by even Mike of TivoCentral I'm beginning to feel that the Tivo S1 has had its day and since I don't live in a Virgin Media cabled area the only option seems to be to build my own Windows MCE system.

    I thought of raising the problem over at altepg.com but decided not to as any comments other than "I worship the very ground you guys stand on" tend not to go down awfully well in those parts!
     
  3. TCM2007

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    You could try and fix it yourself instead of sniping at others...
     
  4. TCM2007

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    Looks like you're screwed on the RT:

     
  5. TCM2007

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    For Digiguide, try searching for this line of code:


    set digiguideDate [string trim [clock format $digiguideDate -format {%e+%b+%Y}]]

    and change it to:

    set digiguideDate [string trim [clock format $digiguideDate -format {%e+%B+%Y}]]

    No guarantees; there may have been other changes too.

    Also the line:

    set genre [string toupper [getMatchBetween "2011/" "-" $link]]

    will need to change to

    set genre [string toupper [getMatchBetween "2012/" "-" $link]]

    for the New Year.
     
  6. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    He doesn't know how

    He doesn't know how
     
  7. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Version 1.21
    Updated code for digiguide, so that's now ok,
    but RT will have to wait til next version.
    [edit]
    RT now working too in v1.22

    http://www.radiotimes.com/blog/2011-12-12/changes-to-the-radio-times-xml-tv-service

    I read that as only applying to the the XML feed :confused:

    highlights format has changed though and are now called recommendations
    at http://www.radiotimes.com/tv/recommendations at least for now


    Highlights 1.22
    # website scraping code updates:
    # digiguide no longer does a redirect, and date format changed
    # RT had changed ip and changed web page format totally, so total rewrite.
     

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  8. RichardJH

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    I for one say thanks Mike. Will you get another ?????? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Pete77

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    I for two say thank to Mike. I believe that when we get three rounds of thanks for Mike's further demonstration of his legendary Tivoweb coding skills that its then time for a round of hip, hip hooray.

    My apologies also to Mike for issuing the apparent challenge but I knew that for a gifted mind like his in this area this would be a simple matter whereas I could take from until the end of the 2012 Londo Olympics looking at the problem and still not have an answer. As someone who fits his own engine oxygen sensors (three of them costing £250 a pop x 3 at Mr Toyota but only £55 each if fitted onself fail reliably on a roughly 2 year cycle) in his car but defers to the experts when it comes to clutch replacement or head gasket work I know when a matter is beyond my capabilities and this quite clearly was such a matter.

    If I genuinely thought I was the only person still using the Highlights module then I might have tried to do the work myself but as I am sure that at least 20 other Tivo owners still appreciate its functionality I thought it only right to get it properly fixed by an expert.

    Well done to Mike for keeping this excellent module going and for deterring me from thinking about building a Windows MC HD Freeview/Freesat box for at least another six months.:up::up::up:
     
  10. cashew1970

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    thanks from me too..... much appreciated :)
     
  11. bigwold

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    ditto
     
  12. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    "Thanks for the thanks" ;)

    If anyone is interested, I do actually have some stats of sorts since the Film part of highlights gets its images from one of my websites.
    Your tivo's internal address shows up in the referrer stats.
    e.g.
    - http://192.168.1.200/highlights/
    - http://192.168.0.4/highlights/
    - http://XXtivo.no-ip.org:8080/highlights/
    - http://XXXXXstivo.homeip.net/highlights/
    - http://localhost:800/highlights/
    - http://192.168.0.11/highlights

    Last month there were 68 different tivo ip's using highlights.
    Note that only shows up when people use the film part of the module (which was still working)
    and there may be several people using the same ip, .1.200 is probably common.

    </geek mode off>
     
  13. TCM2007

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    Was it the problem I suggested Mike, or something else?
     
  14. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Digiguide had two issues:
    used to do http redirect, and now they don't - so that code had to be removed
    and also the date format (which you mentioned)

    RT changed everything:
    ip address and a new website design, so all the scraping code is new.
     
  15. Pete77

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    I certainly use the Film and Radio parts of the module considerably less often than the other parts. Also "last month" the Radio Times aspect of the module was already defective hence deterring potential use well below the maximum possible normal level.

    There will definitely also be a number 192.168.0.4 users. For instance my 192.168.0.3 can't be the one you listed as my port number is 443.

    If Highlights was actively included with Tivoweb in the AltEPG image along with an option to update it automatically with the new version when it breaks then its level of use could be made a lot higher still........

    However can I take it that it is included automatically as part of Tivoweb on pre-prepared hard drives supplied by Tivocentral?

    I'm also finding 3D ahd the increasing amount of display by broadcasters of crucial picture information outside the 4:3 picture area (eg Countdown and University Challenge) a reason to consider getting a new tv along with the fast falling price of 800 hz LED-TFT 3D sets. However I understand that proof of concept for 3D without the need for glasses has now been achieved and that higher HD resolutions than 1080p/1080i are now already in the pipeline so perhaps I should wait until the start of the next decade before declaring my Tivo S1 and old tv obsolete.....................

    Finally three cheers for the work of Mike in fixing the module and posting a new version. Hip, hip hooray......Hip, hip, hooray..... Hip, hip hooray.:):up::up::up:
     
  16. TCM2007

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    Certainly there seem to be quite a few occasions where the 4:3 safe area isn't respected any more.

    Wouldn't worry about 3D myself, and resolution beyond 1080 is not coming any time soon. Simply unnecessary at current screen (and living room) sizes.
     
  17. Pete77

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    But unfortunately that kind of common sense hasn't stopped the crappiest and cheapest possible digital snap camera from all the main makers with the cheapest and nastiest possible lenses still quite pointlessly having a sensor that takes a picture at 14 Megapixels or more rather than the maximum of 8 Megapixels that they may possibly need.
     
  18. DX30

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    If you live in Japan then you can buy one - Toshiba started selling them in December 2010. This Decembers models include a 55" monster with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, see

    http://www.3dtvguide.org/3d-tv-without-glasses.html

    LG also have a glasses free 3D model on sale in Korea, with sales in other countries in 2012
     
  19. TCM2007

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    Now cameras is another matter, especially ones with fixed focal length lenses where the extra pixels can be used to create an electronic zoom, either in camera or on a PC later.
     
  20. TCM2007

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    I've seen the higher res screens - they tend to be 4 HD panels Sellotaped together!

    With no content, no plan for content and at 55-inches you'd need to be viewing form ~3ft away to see the extra pixels I can't see it.

    Maybe one day true cineasts will be able to buy the full digital master and play that, but it's not a mass market product.
     

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