TiVoWeb Module : Manual Record

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  1. Jan 9, 2007 #261 of 287
    BTUx9

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    I doubt a more stable version based on v1.3 will be worked on, but who knows... it's open source.
    This discussion is pretty much off-topic, so I'm dropping it.
    If you really want to continue it, I'd suggest going to PM or a new thread, but I don't really see a need.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2007 #262 of 287
    Pete77

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    As I only actually ever now currently use TWP 1.3.1 for its Channel Preferences option and use TivoWeb 1.9.4 for things like Highlights and Tracker and Search, Season Pass Reorder etc I'm happy to give your 1.4 version a go and see if it seems to be immune from the rebooting problem caused by memory overflows with SKY listings on TWv1.9.4 and TWPv1.3.1.

    If this turns out to be the case it would then be worth trying to persuade the authors of the significant modules not so far converted to run with TWP 1.4 to do so.

    I'm sorry if I seemed negative earlier on in this thread. You have now convinced me that TWv1.9.4 and TWPv1.3.1 are written in such a way that they are inherently unstable with a large channel lineup in the database such as DTivo's or Sky's. The only solution is new code that handles these listings differently of the kind you have designed in v1.4.

    Do you think you would be prepared to rework the code for some of the so far non migrated itcl modules if the authors don't mind you helping them out but feel it would be just too much hassle to do this themselves for a currently limited user base?
     
  3. Pete77

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    People in the Tivo UK forum have spotted the decision to rename TivoWebPlus 1.4 Beta as TivoWebPlus 2.0, although they were initially labouring under the misapprehension that this was a new version of TivoWebPlus they had not seen before.

    I have now explained the reason for the name change, even though its still the same software as TivoWebPlus 1.4 Beta.

    See www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4765625#post4765625
     
  4. nethead12

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    TivoWebPlus 2.0!!(1.4) has been working great for me, I was rebooting my DTivo like crazy using earlier versions.

    Now I only get random reboots during the night for some reason. (Nothing to do with TivoWebPlus)

    If you have a Dtivo get TivoWebPlus 2.0.

    "Nuff Said."
     
  5. Pete77

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    What about the missing TivoWeb modules though that have not yet been converted?
     
  6. rderkis

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    I have not used this board before, so please direct me to the proper place, for this question.

    Conflict resolution currently uses the manual record module, to schedule show rcordings on 2nd tivo. It works great! even adding the show name!. I want to be able to do this with the deleted shows in the history list, not just the ones that are in conflict. Is there a thread on this topic or a way to do it, perhaps just changing one variable in code?
     
  7. rderkis

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    I did figure out that by changing the code in confresManual.itcl from
    "creason == 20" to "creason != 20" in both places it is found, causes all shows to be displayed. From there you can pick which ones to record on your 2nd tivo.
     
  8. dmark1867

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    Background Info
    Location of unit: Eastern US
    Software System: 6.2a
    System Type: US Phillips DRS704 Series 2 DirecTiVo
    TivoWebPlus version: Version 2.0.0-070430 (the latest version as of 4/30/07)
    TiVo Time = correct time
    Date Command at telnet prompt = correct time
    If I send a Dailymail, the time is correct.
    Looking at To Do List in tivoweb has correct time.
    I have the following in my rc.sysinit.author (which allows my to run cron jobs using the correct time, 3=3am etc)
    #timezone offset
    export TZ=EST5EDT4

    ISSUE:
    If I create a manual recording (I am using the season pass option) for 5PM, when I go to the season pass page it shows a new season pass, but lists a show that comes on at 2PM. Even stranger is when I go to edit the season pass, it shows at M-F 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (8 WCHS). So just to reiterate. I setup a manual recording for 5PM, it shows in season pass's with the name of a program that starts at 2PM, when I go to edit the season pass, it shows it starting a 12PM. What in the world is going on??
     
  9. john1980

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    This could be a new v6.2 issue or possibly something that got broken in a recent TZ update. Are you able to go into the "Channel Grid" module and tell me what the setting of the TZ variable is (this can be found in the small print at the bottom of the first page).
     
  10. dmark1867

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    John,

    I deleted my TivoWebPlus directories /TivoWebPlus & /var/TWP and reinstalled the TivoWebPlus version released today. I then removed the following from my rc.sysinit.author file:
    #timezone offset
    export TZ=EST5EDT4

    I then rebooted. Things look a little better now.

    When I setup a manual recording for 5PM (either using the create season pass or not, I get the same result whether I use that option or not) It has the title of the show as the Eyewitness News at 6PM, it should say the name of the 5PM show not the Eyewitness News at 6PM. At anyrate, when I click on the season pass to edit it, it says 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM which is correct. So why is it now showing the wrong name though??

    To answer your question when I go to the channelgrid module, it says: version v0.1.7r5 (tzoffset -14400)

    Since I removed export TZ=EST5EDT4 from my startup file all my cron jobs are off by 3 hours.

    Danny
     
  11. john1980

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    I don't know what could be causing this. It could be still an issue with DST changes in the US? I am located in New Zealand (and running a UK v2.5.5 and US v3.0 system) so it is pretty hard to diagnose issues on the US v6.2 software. I would leave it a little longer to see if it is just a DST issue as the retrieval of the shows title is an internal TiVo feature and not related at all to the Manual Recording module or TivoWeb/TivoWebPlus.

    Setting the TZ variable could upset a few bits of software as the earlier TiVo's all had to run in GMT/UCT mode and it was up to the software to query the database and adjust the time when displaying it. I can only assume the newer systems now support (ie have zoneinfo files for various timezones), but I would still be a little careful before setting this... you may wish to set only for the cron daemon.

    This can usually be done by using something like the following to start it:

    TZ=EST5EDT4 crond &
     
  12. dmark1867

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    I made the change to my startup file to adjust only the timezone info for crond. Is there any way to adust the manual recording module so that you can use the season pass option but overide the data that gets inserted from the guide so I can specify a name?

    I just looked at this:
    http://tivowebplus.cvs.sourceforge....TivoWebPlus/modules/manrec.itcl?revision=1.15

    & it states that
    # Manual recordings are likely to be renamed on systems running
    # version 3.0 or greater, as they favour information from the guide
    # data.

    So I guess I might just be out of luck.
     
  13. May 7, 2007 #273 of 287
    dmark1867

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    John,

    Thanks,

    Adding
    TZ=EST5EDT4 crond &
    Did the trick so my cron jobs run at the right time and now my manual recordings run at the correct time.

    The only issue now (which really isn't a big deal) is that when I look at my season passes in tivoweb, the ones that were set up via the manual record module display the name of the show playing an hour later, which can be a little confusing at time. I wish there was an easy way to fix this, but I guess there is not. The show does record at the correct time and shows the correct name in the todo list.
     
  14. swaprat

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    Quick question on the Manual Recording Hacks:

    I live overseas and I really miss my Tivo. I'm looking at my cousin's old 14hr Tivo wondering what it's good for. Can I hack a series 1 standalone tivo to allow me to manually record programs through a browser WITHOUT ACCESS TO ANY PROGRAM GUIDE?

    Basically, I just want to program by day of week and time slot, but I'd like to be able to add my own program name so I can find it later on. I get access to AFN while in japan, and pirated StarTV while in China. Alternatively, is there an open-source program guide for these channles?

    Thx.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2008 #275 of 287
    john1980

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    Version 0.2.7 (full change history can be found in the readme)
    Now supports an additional two repeat options. The two new options are "Weekdays (Tue-Sat)" and "Weekends". This allows daily recordings of shows that occur after midnight.

    Note: This module/codebase will work under TW v1.9.4 and TWP v1.3.1. Those running newer versions (TWP v2.1+) will get the new version when they next run an update.
     

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  16. Apr 4, 2008 #276 of 287
    Pete77

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    Since when were Weekdays anything other than Mon-Fri and Weekends anything other than Sat-Sun so far as tv schedulers are concerned???

    I know there is a semantic argument about whether the week starts on Sunday or Monday in some circles (only the church will consider it starts on a Sunday) but in tv land it definitely starts on Monday and ends on Sunday and the weekend is Saturday and Sunday.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2008 #277 of 287
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    Read carefully the explanation.. to allow recordings of shows that occur after midnight.

    For example, if I want to record The Tonight Show or David Letterman no on weekdays? The program starts at 00:35AM every weekday, but if I select MON-FRI, I will miss the friday show, and on monday I will have something different recorded.

    Lost of programs run in the early hours of the morning...
     
  18. Apr 4, 2008 #278 of 287
    Pete77

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    OK so am I to understand there was already a Weekday and Weekend option for Mon-Fri and Sat-Sun and this is an alternate variant to catch programs that run in the early hours of the morning so don't fall within the normal weekday and weekend bounds?

    If so sounds good to me. Apologies for any misunderstanding on my part.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2008 #279 of 287
    jasch

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    I am getting this error with the new version (Running on a DTivo 6.2)

    I think line 234 has to be changed to:

    if {$::version > 7} {
     
  20. Apr 6, 2008 #280 of 287
    john1980

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    My bad... I have updated the previous bundle.
     

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