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This is a great forum and although I've only owned my ReplayTV unit for about a week, I feel like I've been using it for years.


However, I've searched and searched, but I still have 1 problem pulling shows off my 5040 unit with ReplayPC:


I can't figure out which show is which!


I can download the guide, but it doesn't seem that any of the guide parsers work for the 5040 format. I can download the directory listing, but the files are only identified with long numbers (e.g. 1234567891.mpg).


Is there a working guide parser for the 5040 or is there some way to manually decipher the ReplayPC file names?


Any help would be very much appreciated.
 

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Manually deciphering them involves looking at the guide on your TV, comparing show time to File timestamp and presto, you know which show 23154987946546.mpg actually is.
 

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Is there a working guide parser for the 5040 or is there some way to manually decipher the ReplayPC file names?
The ReplayTV file "number" is one of those Unix/Linux things; i.e. the number of seconds elapsed since 12:00am Jan. 1, 1970. A web search might likely find a utility that does this sort of calculation for you. Doing it manually is a bummer!


Obviously the file with the largest number will be the most recent. The second largest number will denote the next-to-most recent recording, etc.


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 Here is an example web page that will do the conversion for you, if you have JavaScript turned on.


(Note that if you enter the number "23154987946546" from the above message you'll get a garbage date; that's because that wasn't a real filename. :) Try a number like "1038729597" instead.)


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(Note that if you enter the number "23154987946546" from the above message you'll get a garbage date; that's because that wasn't a real filename. Try a number like "1038729597" instead.)
Jim,


Actually, you'll get a date that is *only* 773,000 or so years in the future. Asimov wouldn't have a problem with that!


EXCELLENT response! Website is very helpful.


Thanks for helping the community.


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ya know, you guys crack me up, anyway =P


I use htttpfs -a 192.168.1.100 ls -l Video


lists the files, with sizes and datestamps, no thinking involved.
 

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I have a version of GuideParser that should work on the 5000 but I consider it alpha code. If you're interested in helping me test this, please send an email to [email protected] . I do not have a 5000 of my own so some of this is stabbing in the dark.


And Cyrl, it's httpfs ;)
 

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GAH, once again killin me =P ttttttthpt.... or is that ttthpt? I forget.. =)


Anyway, check yer email, if you want on weekends, I can make changes to my guide, rip it email to you, etc etc so youc an work on some.
 

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I ran into a bug in rtvguide within the current ReplayPC package. It corrupts guide files -- the problem has been fixed for the next release -- but in the meantime you might want to just use the replaypc IPaddress -g option.
 

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I ran into a bug in rtvguide within the current ReplayPC package. It corrupts guide files -- the problem has been fixed for the next release -- but in the meantime you might want to just use the replaypc IPaddress -g option.
Thanks for the 'heads-up.'


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Or just use an OS that doesn't make an artificial distinction between text and binary modes...


grumble


sorry about that folks
 

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So far it's worked flawlessly for me, if I run across anythign I'll be sure to email you.
 
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