Setting up Recordings using DigiGuide

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by shanew, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Dec 9, 2003 #41 of 350
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Setting up a recording will change the tivo to the correct channel (obviously).

    I think then sending:

    http://tivo/sendkey/livetv

    switch the output to the programme.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2003 #42 of 350
    uktivo

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  3. Dec 9, 2003 #43 of 350
    Paul Webster

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    No problem .. that is what my stuff does (DABDig) - and also what shanew does.

    Drop me a note and I'll mail you a test version with it done.

    (I have sent a copy to Dialthenumb to try out ... 'cos I have to go out ... so if you need it desperately and assuming it works then I expect that he can mail you the test version as well .... he doesn't know that I have suggested this !)
     
  4. Dec 10, 2003 #44 of 350
    uktivo

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    yes i'd love a copy, what is DABdig?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2003 #45 of 350
    Paul Webster

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    You'll probably find a bit more about it if you search this forum.
    However, if you click on the "www" link above then you will see all about it.
    Mail me - using the contact details from that page and I'll send you the unreleased version with this new untested written specifically for you functionality.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2003 #46 of 350
    shanew

    shanew UK TiVo Tweaker

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    Sorry for leaving you for so long but i've finally got round to rewriting this module.

    Version 1.6 is now in the first post. It now extracts the programme directly with time/date/channel and doesn't need a title search. It should be quicker and more reliable.
    It's working with no problem on mine but i'm concerned with it getting the correct channel number. I know Pauls tool and sandertons module use channel mappings but i found that digiguide just send the correct channel number....ie BBC1=01, BBC4=10, etc..

    I've also added the code to the vbs file which sends a channel change. The only time it won't work is if you're currently on the TiVo Central page, but i'm sure that won't be too often!

    Please let me know if you have any problems..

    I'll be away from the TiVo from Thursday till end of Jan, so be patient if you're waiting for bug fixes.

    NOTE - all files except for DGscript.dgaddin have been modified.

    Cheers,

    Shane.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2003 #47 of 350
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Depends what system you have - BBC1 is only channel 1 if you have freeview or cable. It's 101 on Sky and lord knows what on RF.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2003 #48 of 350
    shanew

    shanew UK TiVo Tweaker

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    I may have to create a channel mapping file then...

    I did try your digiguide channel mapping but digiguide was only sending normal channel numbers (01 for BBC1) and channel names (Channel 4 on digiguide C4 on TiVo)...

    I guess if you set up digiguide for sky it may send the correct number (101 for BBC1) but you're right, there's no way it can know the RF numbers.

    I'll look into it tonight.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2003 #49 of 350
    shanew

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    On second thoughts, instead of creating a channel mapping for each individual person maybe it would be more convenient to make a mapping between digiguide callsigns and TiVo callsigns...

    Does anyone know how I can extract ALL of the channel names from digiguide without having to do it manually?
     
  10. Dec 15, 2003 #50 of 350
    Typhoid

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    Dunno what peeps probs are with the numbering?

    My Digiguide by default had SkyOneMix is on 31 and there were various others (eg e4+1) without channel numbers. Just went into Tools>change your channels... and then just used the change number option - works fine.

    One problem I did encounter related to the cable/aerial crossover

    On My STB

    BBC2 = 2
    BBC2(aer) = 52
    Skymovies3 = 52

    In digiguide

    BBC2=02
    Skymovies3=52

    You guessed it, when scheduling from skymovies3, digiguide sent channel 52 to tivoweb, but it thought it was BBC2 aerial - easily rectified - I just deleted the aerial channels from ones that i receive.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2003 #51 of 350
    wstanley

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    Oops. Tried loading up Digiguidesearch last night and all seems well, but when I right-click in digiguide to set up a reconding on the tivo, the IE window with TivoWeb thinks about it it for a moment, then goes to 'Page not available'.
    This is a very new tivoweb install (only finally plugged the Turbonet card in on Sat. evening), so it may unrelated to Digiguidesearch. I haven't tried every feature in Tivoweb, but it seems OK.
    Any suggestestions please?
    It was the digiguide search that made me get on an install tivoweb; great idea!
    Thanks,
    William
     
  12. Dec 16, 2003 #52 of 350
    shanew

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    Did you make sure you put your tivo's ip address in the tivo-record.vbs file.

    I think i uploaded a version with my ip which includes a port number, make sure you remove the port number if you haven't specified a port number ->

    In my tivo-record.vbs file it says 192.168.0.3:8008, the bit after the colon is the port number. Just remove the whole lot and replace it with the ip of your tivo.

    Let me know if that's not the problem.

    Cheers,

    Shane

    By the way what source are you currently using, as i dont' think it will currently work with RF only source, though i'm working on a method to fix this...
     
  13. Dec 16, 2003 #53 of 350
    wstanley

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    Shane, that fixed it. Many thanks for a great add-on to tivoweb.
    By source I assume you mean freeview( I'm using!), ie not normal analog rf tv.
    Thanks again for a great program, and an even better fix.('cos you were dead right)
    William
     
  14. Dec 16, 2003 #54 of 350
    sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    Do Digiguide's numbers change according to setup then?

    I'd have thought the list in my module was OK for digiguide numeric ID -> TiVo Callsign. I may have got bored and missed a few out, but no biggies.

    I built my list by going to a page on the Digiguide web site which lets you choose the channels, then saving the HTML for that page as text and parsing out the bits of HTML which display all the checkboxes. I then took a TiVo channel list from TiVoWeb, augmented by some helpful postings by people with cable, and splodged them together in Excel.

    Enc is a file I used in that process if it's any good to you.
     

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  15. Dec 17, 2003 #55 of 350
    Paul Webster

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    FYI re DigiGuide (desktop software at least) and numbering
    Yes - it does have different numbers for the same channel (id) depending on which provider you select.
    You can also override the given number.
    If you do not override it then they can also automatically update your numbering if the line-up changes (e.g. as when VH2 arrived).

    You can see the numbering in the channel template files.
    Note:
    - different templates for different providers (so you would have to allow the user to select which one they want).
    - location of the templates changed with 6.1 (from memory)
    - in 6.1 (and maybe 6.0) the currently selected template has a ".selectedtemplate" extension
    - do not edit the files ... they will be overwritten on next listings update if you do (from 6.1)
     
  16. Dec 17, 2003 #56 of 350
    shanew

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    Thanks for the file sanderton, I'll try an incorporate it tonight before I leave...

    Cheers for the info Paul, it seems typhoid has had a go at renumbering.
    If i do it this way i'll have to update the callsign mapping when VH2 comes along...

    If i don't get it working tonight, anyone who's interested, the tool still works ok for anything other than RF source (without having to modify anything) but as paul and typhoid have said, you can renumber the channels so it matches those on tivo...
     
  17. Dec 17, 2003 #57 of 350
    shanew

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    Version 1.7 now in first post.

    It uses a channel mapping (supplied by sanderton - thanks) which matches the digiguide channel name with the TiVo channel name (eg BBC Radio One -> BBCR1).

    This means you won't have to reassign the channel numbers manually in digiguide.

    If it say's "Channel * is not a valid channel" it means either the channel is missing from the mapping or there is a spelling mistake - please post and i can fix it.

    Thanks Stuart and Paul for advice.

    Enjoy,

    Shane.

    NOTE - Only files tivo-record.vbs and digiguidesearch.itcl have been modified since version 1.6
     
  18. Dec 17, 2003 #58 of 350
    mark.stringer

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    Hi Shane,

    Thanks for a great add-on. I installed it in seconds and it is working well.

    One mapping that is missing is for Ulster Television, i.e. ITV in Northern Ireland, which is shown as UTV in the Digiguide list and ITVULS in TivoWeb. I would appreciate it if you would add it to the list.

    Thanks,
    Mark.

    Ps. I managed to add it to my mapping file myself so no rush :)
     
  19. Dec 18, 2003 #59 of 350
    ChrisJB

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    Hi Shane

    I'm one of those trying this great script on two tivos. In the earlier versions (or at least v. 1.05) the handoff worked well. However in this iteration, Tivo 1 hands off to tivo 2 using a channel number rather than the channel name Tivo is expecting. For instance BBC2 becomes simply 2 in the url at handoff, a bit like this:
    http://192.168.0.198/digiguidesearch?q=The Munsters'%20Scary%20Little%20Christmas&qtime=10:20:00&qdate=12/19/2003&qchan=2

    If I replace the digit 2 at the end with BBC 2, it's fine.

    I gather you are away now. If anyone else has an idea of what I need to change (I guess it'll be in the ui.itcl script?) I'd be grateful!

    Thanks for a really useful utility!!
     
  20. Dec 19, 2003 #60 of 350
    shanew

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    Hi ChrisJB,

    I remembered that i forgot to do this as i was leaving!!! :mad:

    I'm afraid I don't have the ability to test any modified code at the moment but if you're willing to have a go yourself then I can point you in the right direction: :rolleyes:

    Its in the digiguidesearch.itcl within the proc_tryothertivo function.

    Just before the line that says 'set link digiguidesearch?.....'

    You'll need to write something like:

    Code:
    global digi_chan_map
    set_digiguidechannelmap
    set newlist [array get $digi_chan_map]
    set index [lsearch $newlist "* $callsign"]
    set digicallsign [lindex [lindex $newlist $index] 0]
    
    Then you need to replace 'qchan' with 'digicallsign' on that link line

    (You may have to put the global line at the start of the function..)

    I hope you get on ok..

    If you get it working you may want to post the modified file on here until i get back home so anyone else with two tivo's can get it working.

    Cheers,

    Shane.
     

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