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Okay Software Guys .. this is my wish


A mechanism for scheduling codes to be sent via httputil

This would be in the form of either:
  1. A command line utility that accepts arguments and transmits related codes (used in a batch file that is scheduled to run at specific times)
  2. A small program that can be configured to send specific codes at specific times
  3. Any other mechanism that could be scheduled[/list=1]


    My reason for wanting this is so I can force a net connect every morning at 5:45 am .. just before the blackout period ends on MyReplayTV.


    I can think of a lot of other uses for such a utility.
 

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I tried to create a vote for this thread but it dint work .. the votes would have been ...


1. Good Suggestion

2. I wish I'da thot of that

3. Wow Jim, that is really really cool, you are so smart

4. Thats just plain crazy
 

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How bout one more option:


5. Wow, this blue-on-blue text really hurts my eyes!


;) :D
 

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Seriously, though.


I don't think I follow exactly what you mean. Could you expand on it a bit?


The commands that do exist have been well documented. You can look at JTL's TWiki ( http://www.molehill.org/twiki/bin/view/Replay ) for a list of them.


Throwing together a script, or even a big batch file shouldn't be too tough. As far as scheduling, if you're running 2k pro or xp, you could easily use the at command.
 

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Quote:
Originally posted by Dallben
How bout one more option:


5. Wow, this blue-on-blue text really hurts my eyes!


;) :D
Go into user cp, options, scroll to bottom and select AVS White for display. Your eyes will be forever grateful.
 

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Sorry Lee, I forgot about that!
 

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Originally posted by BaysideBas
Go into user cp, options, scroll to bottom and select AVS White for display. Your eyes will be forever grateful.
Believe it or not, I have always liked AVS Black better.
 

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Okay .. let me elaborate ..


I KNOW the codes are well documented ..


I DON'T KNOW how to use them. I can enter the commands in the address bar of IE but that is way to slow to be useful. Is there some other way to enter the commands, perhaps from the CLI ??


I could go out and buy some compilers or assemblers and create the software .. but I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars to accomplish something so simple. (I have some software experience, but the last compiler I had was microsoft C 6.0 sumthing - which is way too old to work on XP). And i kinda figgered an experienced software guy could either tell an experienced hardware guy -- or pound out sumthing simple and useful in an hour or two. And others would be grateful as well.


I have been to the molehill site and perused it extensively prior to posting this thread. It dint help which is why i posted this thread. (sounds like a broken record this thread).


And I started another thread and the poll worked on that one, but by the time I got it started, it was too late to delete this thread. I wonder if an admin type person could combine the two threads?
 

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Originally posted by Lee Thompson
The tools for scheduling ciocodes already exist.


Both JTL and I have done work with this primarily in Perl.
Okay, you must be doing this to make sure there are numerous posts for everyone to read.


So you say the tools exist ...


Then I say ... where are they?


Then you say ... search you fool .. (I know i have read enough threads here to see a pattern) ..


Then I say .. I have searched and i can't find anything useful ..


After several exchanges back and forth .. someone else finally responds with something useful ...


So I ask ... Where do I find the information I need to perform the task I desire to accomplish? Please tell me .. I promise I'll be good next time.

frustrated
 

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The easiest way to send a ciocode without using Perl or writing your own is simply to use "wget". ( http://www.wget.org ) (For the syntax for sending the CioCodes view the documentation at the Replay Twiki, links are at the end of this message.)


JTL's original ciocode Perl script is at http://stargate.logh.net/download/replayctl.zip


My modified version (more for doing web work) is at http://stargate.logh.net/download/sendciocode.zip


Both require minor modifications (namely changing the IP address of the Replay unit).


A more elaborate web based remote can be found at http://www.idcc.net/replayremote/. Source is available for download.



CioCodes are documented at
http://www.molehill.org/twiki/bin/view/Replay/CioCode and
http://www.molehill.org/twiki/bin/view/Replay/HttpUtils
 

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Thanks Lee .. this is information I can use.


gratefully

jim


btw .. I noticed with both the really really remote control, and the replay command center the jump command does not work properly. The first command switches channels, then immediately switches back .. the second and subsequent command does nothing (perhaps the unit thinks the last channel is the same as the present). I suspect this is a problem with the replaytv software execution of the command.


Any thoughts?
 
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