TiVoWeb module to help resolve clashes if you have two TiVos

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by sanderton, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. sanderton

    sanderton TiVoer since 11/2000

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    If you have a hosts file mapping the IP address to a name you can use that.
     
  2. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Thanks, I have seen that mentioned, but forgot about it as I have not had any occasion to require it in the past.
     
  3. willardcpa

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    Well, I went into the /etc/hosts file and added the names an IP addresses of my other tivos. But that didn't seem to help. I probably should mention that I am doing this on DTivos and I have five of them hooked up to my network. Since that didn't work I looked around to see if I could find a workaround. What I came up with was going into confres.itcl and on line73 where it assigns the address as "http://$tivoname/otherside" I just substituted the IP address of one of my other tivos for the "$tivoname" and it seems to have "hardwired" the conflict resolution to that particular tivo. Works for me, as I would probably just be using one for the resolution anyway. Thanks again for the help and authoring this module.
    Hmmmm, seeing how it actually reconnects to the tivowebplus on the other tivo in IE. Maybe I need to be setting up the hosts on my computer instead of on the tivo box??
     
  4. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Well after spending about five hours on this I have it figured out. I had to set up the names of the other tivos on the computers hosts file (once I figured out that it was read only and I had to change that so I could modify the hosts file).
    That got it to working - so I went back and restored the confres.itcl to their original status.
    Now I can look all around the house (five Dtivos) see the confilicts and push them to another box.

    Thanks again to Stuart for the help and original work.
     
  5. john1980

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    There is a rather modified version of the various conflict resolvers included in the "latest" TWP which does not have the integer bugs in it. The complete package has been checked and all "integer" sorts have been dealt with appropriately so you should not have any trouble with them. If you are not running the latest then I would suggest giving it a go... it's pretty good :) (TWPv1.3.0)
     
  6. willardcpa

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    Thanks John, I had previously seen that. But I misread the statement that the latest version was 1.2.1, I tuned out the later comments. Since I had 1.2.1 I thought that I had the latest.
     
  7. rderkis

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    Conflict resolution currently uses the manual record module, to schedule show recordings on 2nd tivo. It works great! Even adding the show name!
    I want to be able to do this with any show listed in the history list or just the deleted shows.
    I have studied the code for 2 weeks but can not figure out which variable checks to see if it is a conflict. I am guessing that if I could change the condition to not equal, the TLC would list all the (deleted) programs.
    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! I think I am getting to old to figure it out
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Pete77

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    OK I'm coming to the party rather late on this but after reading through the thread would appreciate clarification on the following points:-

    1. As I understand it Sanderton's (or TCM2007 as we must now refer to him) original module requires the second slaved Tivo that the conflicts are resolved on to have a Lifetime Sub. Is that a correct understanding or can an unsubbed Tivo also be used via Manual Recording with the original Conflict Resolve written by sanderton?

    2. Some of the module variants written by our US Cousins to work under TivoWebPlus appear as though they can run a Slave Tivo that is unsubbed but to do this requires the use of TivoWebPlus (probably 1.3.1 or earlier as no one seems to have reworked the automated version of the Conflict Resolve module for TivoWebPlus 2.0) and all sorts of manual messing around with channel names etc.

    I happen to have here a spare unsubbed Thomson Tivo S1 unit I got for free (from someone who would have otherwise tossed it out on the junk heap) but before I waste money looking out for a cheap Turbonet card for it on Ebay it seems there is no point if I in fact need to have a sub on this machine to get anywhere.

    Can anyone who runs the automated version of the Conflict Resolve module with an unsubbed Tivo give me an idea of how tricky it actually is to get it working and would any of the original authors of the US automated version of this module consider updating it to work with TivoWebPlus 2.0 Also will the US version of Conflict Resolve for TivoWebPlus work on a Series 1 UK Tivo as long as it is running TivoWebPlus?

    I know in the USA you have exciting things like the TivoS3 that can handle conflicts for you but here in the UK we are stuck with using our trusty Tivo S1 unless a Petition that is currently running on the UK part of the forum can persuade Virgin Media to update their Scientific Atlanta based V+ box to run with Tivo software (as run by Cox Communications on the same box in the USA) instead of the cheap dumb video recorder software they have supplied it with as standard. See http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/tivo4vplus/index.html for info on the petition.

    If either the great man himself (i.e. TCM2007 - nee sanderton) or any of our US Cousins could assist with these various questions it would be very much appreciated.
     
  10. TCM2007

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    Yes, that's correct. My module passes the program name and channel ident to the slave Tivo, which attempts top find a match, sot it needs to be subbed. This is because on my system the master has Sky and the slave Freeview, so setting up a simple "record channel 21 at 10.30" would not work.

    Others have since retrofitted the manual record as their setups are two idential STBs.

    I've not used those versions, so i can't answer q2.
     
  11. Pete77

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    I have a suspicion that there is a very high maintenance overheard to getting this working and keeping it working whenever there are channel changes that does not really justify my investment in another Lifetime subbed machine even at the current low prices (an unmodded Lifetime subbed 40Gb machine sold for £110 including delivery earlier today). As a single person household I would have no other real use for a second Lifetime Subbed Tivo.

    I do now have a basic working 40Gb machine here without a sub that came into my hands free of charge. However it would need a Cachecard or Turbonet card before we could even consider the Manual Recording option.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 #152 of 154
    1gr8ftoy

    1gr8ftoy New Member

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    Does this work still? I am going to be using a Series3 HD and a Premier XL as of next week and would love this feature...
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 #153 of 154
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Only for S1 Tivos...
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 #154 of 154
    1gr8ftoy

    1gr8ftoy New Member

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    Ok thanks!
     

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