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This thread is for MYHD_PlayList_Manager (PLM), Record_This (RT) and SerialPort.


The PLM is for updating MYHDs playlist in the registry. It will search for tp (and other extensions) files in specified folders and build/modify the play list in the registry. There are many options that will sort, modify, change, skip the filenames.

The PLM (and RT) have no user interface. They read an ini file that contains the instructions on how to run. The ini file can be built with notepad or some other process. The zip files contain an ini file that has the documentation.


RT is a program that will build the schedules for MYHD cards, Fusion cards/USB boxes, the HDHomerun lan box and the Hauppauge HD PVR on local and remote machines. Again there is no GUI. The ini file tells RT what to record. And it also has many options. It is meant to be a free standing program that you set up to run automatically every day without any operator intervention. The zip file contains an ini file with documentation.


Because it can handle multiple devices it has whats called a "DontCare" feature. The user specifies the programs to be recorded and the cards to use and RT will spread the recordings across the cards to avoid time conflicts. And for those that do not have an internet connection the programming can be entered manually. Or manual entries can be made in addition to the programs captured from the SchedulesDirect xml.


This reservation info comes from SchedulesDirect xml data. Meaning one will have to establish a SchedulesDirect account for a nominal fee.


Help for setting up Schedules Direct is located Here

There are some examples of setting up HDHR two posts after the one about Schedules Direct.


SerialPort is a small command line program that works with Paterson Technology's USB TV Translator. This is a Serial/USB cable that allows the PC to change the channel on a DirecTV box. The command line is serialport channel and optional subchannel: SerialPort 4 360.


RT_Helper is needed when more than one machine in a network has tuner devices that RT is to control. RT sits in one machine (main?) and RT_Helper is put in each other machine that has those tuner devices.


RT_Helper was last updated 11/10/2008.

Fix problem with socket handling.


RT was last updated 8/2/2010.

Fixed passing QAM for MYHD when calling CWHelper.


The PLM was last updated 1/18/2012.

Added three new options, StartList, StopList and AtEnd.

 

Record_This.zip 241.2890625k . file

 

RT_Helper.zip 59.2333984375k . file

 

myhd_playlist_manager.zip 94.189453125k . file

 

Categories.zip 0.7109375k . file

 

SerialPort.zip 36.4091796875k . file
 

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Way to go Allen!! I have 2 Fusions and a MyHD recording to three separate drives and use Task Scheduler to move all the recordings into a single folder every night before suspending. I like using the MyHD playlist, but don't like having to manually add all the shows recorded with the 2 Fusions. Thanks to your nifty program, the playlist will now always include all available recordings without my intervention.


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Chris,


Do you have the two Fusions in the same machine?


What naming convention do you use?


Xesdeeni

Hint: See this post for a tip on using two DVICO tuners in one PC.
 

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Thanks Allen. 31 takers so far, and 5 posts, so I figured I'd tell you I downloaded, but haven't tried yet. I'm not really playlist user... I have the PC desktop on the TV and use my own home-made app (described in this post . But I'm interested in trying what you've got!!


--Dale--
 

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Allen,


Good work. Just a quick request. Could you add support for filenames and filepaths that include spaces?


Thanks,

Robert
 

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Allen,


Good work. Just a quick request. Could you add support for filenames and filepaths that include spaces?


Thanks,

Robert

no wonder my attempt didn'y work -except to clear the list


second the above


plus can you include ts file extentions into what gets added to the list if not there already (assuming perhaps wrongly it is just tp)


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I tried it last night and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any file paths with spaces, but I'm pretty sure I had some file names with spaces.


I have my own trivial request. Could you add a sort option that lists them by date with the oldest first? (Feel free to think, "How frickin' lazy is he that he can't scroll to the bottom of the list?!?)
 

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Thanks Allen. 31 takers so far, and 5 posts, so I figured I'd tell you I downloaded, but haven't tried yet. I'm not really playlist user... I have the PC desktop on the TV and use my own home-made app (described in this post . But I'm interested in trying what you've got!!


--Dale--

I don't have the PC desktop on the TV. Seemed too much of a hassle at the time.
 

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no wonder my attempt didn'y work -except to clear the list


second the above


plus can you include ts file extentions into what gets added to the list if not there already (assuming perhaps wrongly it is just tp)


thanks

Idiot, me! I finally realized whats being said. I went to great lengths to make sure spaces were handled in all other areas (skip,schedule and others) but skipped over the most important one, the folder name. Next post no later than Monday if not over the weekend.
 

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I hate to start a new thread for this question and it looks like some of the best MyHD software people are viewing this thread - so I'll ask.


Where is the Virtual Channel/Channel Name information stored in MyHD?


The reason I ask is the cable system has some bad Info and I want to correct it. For example, they have D00-101 showing in the MyHD Channel Setting for what should be 613.

I cannot seem to find this reference anywhere in the registry or the MyHD folder.


I thought the Channel Name was in the epg.mdb but I changed the name there and it did not reflect in the program either. Yet a full computer scan for files with name ESPN for example come up blank - yet it is clearly there in the MyHD Channel Setting and no where except epg.mdb.


Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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Where is the Virtual Channel/Channel Name information stored in MyHD?

It's in the MyHD branch of the Registry, but not in convenient format for human editing. The easiest way, AFAIK, to update channel info is to use the SaveAs button on the Channel setup dialog; edit the resulting text file; and then Load the edited file from the setup dialog again.
 

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no wonder my attempt didn'y work -except to clear the list


second the above


plus can you include ts file extentions into what gets added to the list if not there already (assuming perhaps wrongly it is just tp)


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Next version. Notice the exe name changed to MYHD_Play_List_Manager.

Hopefully the spaces in the folder name are now handled.

 

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I tried it last night and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any file paths with spaces, but I'm pretty sure I had some file names with spaces.


I have my own trivial request. Could you add a sort option that lists them by date with the oldest first? (Feel free to think, "How frickin' lazy is he that he can't scroll to the bottom of the list?!?)

Try 'sortb', thats what is suppose to happen, put the most current first. I thought I tried it but let me know if it doesn't get it done.


I think I'm going to add 'sortd' in an attempt to put the list back into MYHD sequence where the oldest is the last.
 

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Great - now it does add tp files from my directories which generally have spaces as they are auto-filed by the episode name by MyHD with my options


If you are doing more coding please consider adding ts to the list of files that are searched for. Now even if I add them manually they are removed by the clear featrure. It would be nice to have all my transport streams; whether from MyHD or cable box via firewire or after processing by HD all be listed and playable with MyHD.


Thanks for the update Allen and we do appreciate your effort.
 

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Try 'sortb', thats what is suppose to happen, put the most current first. I thought I tried it but let me know if it doesn't get it done.


I think I'm going to add 'sortd' in an attempt to put the list back into MYHD sequence where the oldest is the last.

I mean oldest is first, most current is last.
 
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