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post #61 of 2788
I'd take 20 degrees right now...

-Suntan
post #62 of 2788
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I'd take 20 degrees right now...

It might get down into "the 20's" tonight for the first time this winter. Days have been mid-seventies. It's leaf raking time here.
--Dale--
post #63 of 2788
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New version of the PLM. It incorporates the new skip feature 'skip MYHD_Sections'. For anybody that looks at the log.txt file, that output has been tweaked too. It tries to generate entries of new found files since the last run. Can't remember if the 'new found' is before or after all 'skipping' has been done.

The ini has been updated to include the new skip stuff. I might suggest that the old exe be saved if you try this new one.

 

MYHDPlayListMgr.zip 53.587890625k . file
post #64 of 2788
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Sorry, I forgot to add that I don't I normally have Program_01 etc... files so testing was limited. Also I do use one of the show options and in the final test run (where it worked) it didn't seem to have any conflict with the show data in the program name. If anybody uses these two options together, this new skip option and show, keep a close eye on the results.
post #65 of 2788
it appears as though the issue you addressed for me is workig just fine, the "skip myhd..." only listed the first files in my playlist. pretty cool, and thanks again.
post #66 of 2788
When I tried it ended up with nothing in the list using the clear option so Iam back to previous version
post #67 of 2788
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Originally Posted by RalphArch View Post

When I tried it ended up with nothing in the list using the clear option so Iam back to previous version

At least I was right 'bout one thing, save the previous version. If you don't mind could you zip up the log.txt file and either post it or mail it to me? If you can reproduce the bad run that is. Works and doesn't work, knew that would happen :<))

How does one post those smileys? TP tried to tell me but I couldn't understand the instructions. Keep inserting the url string instead of the image.
post #68 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AllenDB
At least I was right 'bout one thing, save the previous version. If you don't mind could you zip up the log.txt file and either post it or mail it to me? If you can reproduce the bad run that is. Works and doesn't work, knew that would happen :<))

How does one post those smileys? TP tried to tell me but I couldn't understand the instructions. Keep inserting the url string instead of the image.
don'tget me wrong - I like the program and probably don't need the new features so going back to the original is fine.

the log new text file is what I get using your new version (with no files in list as the clear comes late near end)

the other is what I get with the previous version of the program - which does clear and repopulate.

 

MYHD_Log.txt 44.716796875k . file

 

MYHD_Lognew.txt 7.1474609375k . file
post #69 of 2788
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I hopefully fixed the too quick implementation of the feature for jcr. This time I ran it on my live system with over 90 files. This version would not have worked for anybody unless all files ended with "_xx". But I bet for those that tried it knew before me. "Sorry 'bout that" as they said in the movie Warriors. Great flick.

Again this version fixes the the implementation of that feature and it spiffs up the output of the log.txt file. Rearranged here and there and added some counts to tell how many files were this and that.

 

MYHDPlayListMgr.zip 53.587890625k . file
post #70 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AllenDB View Post

I hopefully fixed the too quick implementation of the feature for jcr. This time I ran it on my live system with over 90 files.>>>> This version<<<< would not have worked for anybody unless all files ended with "_xx". But I bet for those that tried it knew before me. "Sorry 'bout that" as they said in the movie Warriors. Great flick.

Again this version fixes the the implementation of that feature and it spiffs up the output of the log.txt file. Rearranged here and there and added some counts to tell how many files were this and that.

I do proofread but I want to be clear above, when I said 'This version' I should have said "The previous version".
post #71 of 2788
Just got around to trying this out, and it works really well. I have a girder script to shut everything down and I just added a call to this after MyHD shutsdown, but before the PC is shut down. Now the list is up to date the next time I start it up.

This really is nice as I don't have to manually update anytime I use H2 to cutout commercials!!

Anyway, The Menu Screen currently shows something like this (two for example)

E:\\Recordings\\Straight Up - Helicopters in Action[11-16-5].ts (5252Mb)
E:\\Recordings\\Supernatural[11-16-5].ts (5313Mb)

Is there anyway to get rid of the extra stuff that isn't needed, so it would look something like:

Straight Up - Helicopters in Action [11-16-5] (5252Mb)
Supernatural [11-16-5] (5313Mb)

I love being able to see an easy date readout, but it would be nice if a space was added between the end of the title and the start of the date brackets.

Also, I don't need to see that the files are in 'E:\\Recordings\\' as it clutters up the playlist. If it is possible to hide that, it would be great. Same for the file extension.

If any of these requests are already possible and I am just too daft to figure them out from the .ini file, let me know. If not, please consider them in upcoming releases. Thanks!

-Suntan
post #72 of 2788
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Originally Posted by Suntan View Post

E:\\Recordings\\Straight Up - Helicopters in Action[11-16-5].ts (5252Mb)
E:\\Recordings\\Supernatural[11-16-5].ts (5313Mb)

Is there anyway to get rid of the extra stuff that isn't needed, so it would look something like:

Straight Up - Helicopters in Action [11-16-5] (5252Mb)
Supernatural [11-16-5] (5313Mb)

I love being able to see an easy date readout, but it would be nice if a space was added between the end of the title and the start of the date brackets.

Also, I don't need to see that the files are in 'E:\\Recordings\\' as it clutters up the playlist. If it is possible to hide that, it would be great. Same for the file extension.

If any of these requests are already possible and I am just too daft to figure them out from the .ini file, let me know. If not, please consider them in upcoming releases. Thanks!

-Suntan

When you say 'menu' I assume you are talking about the display MYHD thows up on your TV that shows all the programs in the play list. Those are the filenames that MYHD has to use to get to the program. I have no control over the folder and drives and therefore have no control over their getting displayed. I can't control what/how MYHD displays the content of that list. Even tho I create it.

But I also have wondered about seeing a cleaner list display so I'll do some research. I know the system has a cryptic name for the system directory. I'll look into seeing if an application can create and use the same mechanism. No matter what the drive and folder are the list might look like
$MYHD01$Program Name.tp "$MYHD01$ referrring to one given drive:\\folder
$MYHD02$Another Program.tp would be a program on another drive:\\folder combination. That way the program names will all be aligned. Is that what you were looking for? Not sure about hiding the extension.

On the space before the date,,,,, any input from others?

It looks like you are having the date inserted and I see the year is one digit. Sure enough I display one digit if the mo/da/yr is less than 10. Its very easy to make sure dates are two digits if anybody cares. In my first pass at the code I was thinking about keeping the file name as small as possible and letting the slashes separate the digits. Any cares here?
post #73 of 2788
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I think I have the disk partiton size set to 10GB for recording. So when I record The Poseidon Adventure (3 hr) tonight I'll see a "_01" file and start using the skip MYHD_Sections option.
post #74 of 2788
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Its very easy to make sure dates are two digits if anybody cares. In my first pass at the code I was thinking about keeping the file name as small as possible and letting the slashes separate the digits. Any cares here?

It would be kinda nice to have '-05' for the year instead of '-5'. If for no other reason than to make it more 'self explanitory' for my wife to remember what it is she is looking at.

At any rate, it is infinately better than the date readout that MIT has setup to append to the title of the file.

Thanks again, it works like a champ!

-Suntan
post #75 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AllenDB View Post

I think I have the disk partiton size set to 10GB for recording. So when I record The Poseidon Adventure (3 hr) tonight I'll see a "_01" file and start using the skip MYHD_Sections option.

After recording Poseidon I quickly saw a couple of problems with the PLM when "_xx" files exist and show date is set.

After I fix the conflict I'll start working on a new feature called 'align'. Hopefully it will remove the folder info from the display and we should see the program names all aligned up. Right now I put the date on the right but if I can get the folder info removed I need to see how it looks on the left. Anybody have show date set and put on the left of the name? Does it look OK?
post #76 of 2788
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The option 'Align' has been added in this version of the PLM. It aligns the program names by replacing folder names with a drive letter. The handling of MYHD segmented files, those whose names are appended by "_xx", has been improved.

An attempt was made to add spaces before or after the date field. It was a catastrophe for two reasons. I had a bug and I used my live files. It screwed up the names of over a hundred files. @#%$^#^%$&%$^&% Eventually had to write a routine to fix all the names. I'll try again in a few weeks. Heading to the Windy City for a while.

 

MYHDPlayListMgr.zip 53.587890625k . file
post #77 of 2788
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You people are too kind. The first day away I realized that I had forgot to add one small tweak when the align option was released. I meant to force the clear option if align had been specified. The reason being is that if 'clear' WAS NOT specified the append process would fail miserably because the registry entries now no longer match the actual files names.

Surely someone tried 'align' without 'clear'. When I get back I'll clean it up so the PLM can run with 'align' set and 'clear' not set. In the meantime if you don't specify 'clear' and tried 'align' and got confusing results, set 'clear'.
post #78 of 2788
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You people are too kind.

Nope, just that our wives have had us running all over hell's half acre Christmas shopping for the last couple of days...

I'll try to get some free time tonight to check it out.

-Suntan
post #79 of 2788
well I have clear set but align still doesn't work for me:

11/30/05 20:23:29 Align_Program_Name: Can't align, 24 folders and 16 virtual drives

Any hints as to what I am doing wrong?
post #80 of 2788
OK - apparently I am an idiot, because I can't seem to get this to work. Here is my oversimplistic ini file which I cannot get to work:

>> clear
>> extensions ts tx tp
>> sortc
f:\\

All my files are in the root f: location.

When I run the program, this is the entry in the log:
11/30/05 20:51:14 MYHD_Play_List: Open failed The system cannot find the file specified.(2)
post #81 of 2788
sic - check the directions out - the ini file needs to be in the same folder as exe

I get same messager if I don't have ini file:
11/30/05 21:17:57 MYHD_Play_List: Open failed The system cannot find the file specified.(2)
post #82 of 2788
Thanks. That did it. I misunderstood that it needed to be in the same folder as the MyHD exe file.
post #83 of 2788
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Originally Posted by RalphArch View Post

well I have clear set but align still doesn't work for me:

11/30/05 20:23:29 Align_Program_Name: Can't align, 24 folders and 16 virtual drives

Any hints as to what I am doing wrong?

Chi Town was cold. Except for Monday the highs were in the low to mid 30s. Brrr.

When PLM examined your system it found only 16 available drive letters but there were 24 folders that needed to be changed so I bailed out on changing any of them. Are those folder names longer than 2 characters? Maybe I should go ahead and virtualize all that I can. You must be using folder names for some organization needs other than simply identifying a location of ts & tp files which is no problem.

Virtualize what I can?
post #84 of 2788
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Originally Posted by sic0048 View Post

OK - apparently I am an idiot, because I can't seem to get this to work. Here is my oversimplistic ini file which I cannot get to work:

>> clear
>> extensions ts tx tp
>> sortc
f:\\

All my files are in the root f: location.

When I run the program, this is the entry in the log:
11/30/05 20:51:14 MYHD_Play_List: Open failed The system cannot find the file specified.(2)

My bad.......................... take off the back slash.
post #85 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AllenDB View Post

My bad.......................... take off the back slash.

Thank you RalphA. I didn't initially see the problem. But I do wonder about the backslash. Maybe I need to try it.
post #86 of 2788
OK. I still cannot get it to work. I know it is something simple, but I've read and reread the directions and I cannot understand my issue. I moved the MYHD_Playlist_Manager file and ini file to the MyHD folder (C:\\program files\\MyHD). I still get the same "file not found error." Any help would be appreciated.

The ini file is named "MYHD_Params.ini" It is a text file.

Same ini file:
>> clear
>> extensions ts
>> sortc
f:

Same error in the log:
12/01/05 19:55:28 MYHD_Play_List: Open failed The system cannot find the file specified.(2)
post #87 of 2788
sic - nothing needs to be moved to myhd folder. leave everything in the folder the files were extracted to (the playlist maanger exe file and the parameters ini file). but actually it should work from wherever the two files are so if you did move both to the myhd folder it should have worked
MYHD_Play_List_Manager.exe
MYHD_Params.ini

all I can think is that maybe when you edited the ini file you changed the extension to txt..

you can check by looking at the file icon - it should have the lttle wheel next to it and not a normal txt file icon
post #88 of 2788
OK - I was beginning to think I was crazy. It was that the ini file had changed to a .txt file. It was saved as MYHD_Params.ini.txt

Changed the file type and it works great. Thanks everyone.
post #89 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AllenDB View Post

When PLM examined your system it found only 16 available drive letters but there were 24 folders that needed to be changed so I bailed out on changing any of them. Are those folder names longer than 2 characters? Maybe I should go ahead and virtualize all that I can. You must be using folder names for some organization needs other than simply identifying a location of ts & tp files which is no problem.

Virtualize what I can?

Allen
I have the file saving option set in MyHD to create a folder with the series name - so that individual shows get stored collectively in directories with the title of the series automatically created. However, this does have a side effect of getting quite a few folders that I see exceed the limits in the align process. I got it working sort of ok by deleting most of the folders (as I process files with H2 anyway and store in a different directory) But even when I did that and the align worked (looked real nice on screen btw) I ended up with some files listed as missing that were in virtual drives (after enabling and executing clear). So I went back to not using the align feature. Not a big deal for me
post #90 of 2788
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Originally Posted by RalphArch View Post

Allen
I have the file saving option set in MyHD to create a folder with the series name - so that individual shows get stored collectively in directories with the title of the series automatically created. However, this does have a side effect of getting quite a few folders that I see exceed the limits in the align process. I got it working sort of ok by deleting most of the folders (as I process files with H2 anyway and store in a different directory) But even when I did that and the align worked (looked real nice on screen btw) I ended up with some files listed as missing that were in virtual drives (after enabling and executing clear). So I went back to not using the align feature. Not a big deal for me

Thanks for the help above. Don't understand how, after setting clear, there were missing entries in the list. If you're so inclined and you generate the condition again would you mind posting the log.txt file? I already plan to completely restore the registry every time the PLM starts. This has to be done in case align is turned off and to make the matching process work. But again, if you set clear there should not be any missing entries.
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