However, for the life of me, I cannot figure out just how to use, or why I need this program.
Even if you do only have a single pc with just the MyHD in it this program is usefull.
If you cut the commercials out of a .tp (that MyHD recorded) with HDTV2MPEG2 it would create a new .ts file. MyHD would not add this new file to your 'file' list, so you would have to manually add it. With Allen's program, it will just be there the next time you run this program.
Also, MyHD will list the title of the recorded program with the date it was recorded, but the date is all mashed together and, imo, more confusing than it is useful. Allen's program will automatically add the date in a legible form that is usefull.
You need to be exact in the lines typed into the ini file you use.
I too had nothing happening the first few time I tried to create a script for it. Some of the commands require something like "<<" or ">>" in front of them (I am doing this from memory as I am work so those exact symbols may not be right) and don't get the specific symbol needed confused with the symbol needed to turn a line into a comment line.
...hope that wasen't too confusing.