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Old 12-18-2006, 04:32 PM
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BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

The goal of BTV-Externinator is to perfom recordings, using capture devices not currently supported by Beyond TV (i.e. Firewire, DVB, unencrypted QAM, HDHomeRun, R5000HD, etc.). This addon acts as a bridge between BTV's powerfull schedulling and an external application, which knows how to perform recordings with that unsupported capture device (i.e. VLC, ProgDVB, FusionHDTV, etc.)

While initially BTV-Externinator required Framework .NET 1.1, starting with version .87a2 it requires .NET 2.0 and version 1.72b moved to .NET 3.5.

See the wiki for some probably out-dated instructions... ...


Acknowledgements

- Without the BTV SDK I would not have tried to do this.
- Thanks to DaWanderer for the BTVLibrary!
- Thanks to LaMarvin for the ColorPicker!
- Thanks to Martin Cook for the Managed Font Combobox!
- Thanks to Nishant Sivakumar for the multi-line listbox!
- Thanks to RodgerB for the MessageBox with a timeout!
- Thanks to Alexander Lowe for the Windows Shutdown!
- Thanks to Kilrsat for answering my frequent questions!
- Thanks to Howard Gilbert for the HDHRcorder!

For versions of BTV before 4.8.0, you can get the stable version .75 beta - 2 or the beta release 1.31. For version of Beyond TV starting with 4.8.0 and up, you can use the beta release 1.75 (not backward compatible). Link to the official release can be found in the signature... Starting with version 2, only the Firewire+ and GrafCorder external tuners are supported. Version 2.06 added a dedicated HDHR tab.
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GrafCorder: Record from a simple .GRF file. - MLBeyond TV: MainLobby integration.
TaBTVRemote 0.12, BTVRemote 1.01, TiBTVRemote 1.05: Control BTV's interface with an Android device, PlayBook 2.0 or iPhone/iPod/iPad.

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:58 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

I copied BRVE into the directory with BTVN and BTVE does not have any of my existing settings/setups. Is there something else I need to do ?
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:06 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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I copied BRVE into the directory with BTVN and BTVE does not have any of my existing settings/setups. Is there something else I need to do ?
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You can copy your various BTV-Negociator* files to BTV-Externinator*, in order to keep your settings.
Well, you need to rename the copied configuration files... If the configuration files were also named the same that would lead to problems...
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GrafCorder: Record from a simple .GRF file. - MLBeyond TV: MainLobby integration.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:22 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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Well, you need to rename the copied configuration files... If the configuration files were also named the same that would lead to problems...
Ok - so I just need to copy the old/previous config files back in.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:45 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

I must be dense this evening. Sould I expect my External Tuner and Table of channels from BTVN to be used by BTVE ? I copied all of my config files from BTVN into the BTVE directory, but I still don't seen those setups in BTVE
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:07 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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I copied all of my config files from BTVN into the BTVE directory, but I still don't seen those setups in BTVE
Well, since I have to spell it out (I guess people are not used to renaming files at the command prompt...):

BTV-Negociator.ini ==> BTV-Externinator.ini
BTV-Negociator.ctl ==> BTV-Externinator.ctl
BTV-Negociator-ext.txt ==> BTV-Externinator-ext.txt
BTV-Negociator_DVICO-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_DVICO-Ch.xml
BTV-Negociator_HDHR-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_HDHR-Ch.xml

The other files are not used (for searches and such).
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BTV-Negociator 5.07: Conflict resolution/Guide updates/Searches/etc.
BTV-Externinator 1.70: External recordings, Firewire/clear QAM/DVB/R5000HD/etc.
GrafCorder: Record from a simple .GRF file. - MLBeyond TV: MainLobby integration.
TaBTVRemote 0.12, BTVRemote 1.01, TiBTVRemote 1.05: Control BTV's interface with an Android device, PlayBook 2.0 or iPhone/iPod/iPad.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:37 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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Well, since I have to spell it out (I guess people are not used to renaming files at the command prompt...):

BTV-Negociator.ini ==> BTV-Externinator.ini
BTV-Negociator.ctl ==> BTV-Externinator.ctl
BTV-Negociator-ext.txt ==> BTV-Externinator-ext.txt
BTV-Negociator_DVICO-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_DVICO-Ch.xml
BTV-Negociator_HDHR-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_HDHR-Ch.xml

The other files are not used (for searches and such).
Doh.... rename .... I already admitted to being dense this evening, guess I wasn't kidding
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:54 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

I don't get it. You mean change the name?
Mine complained about missing english.txt, so I copied it in there from BTVNegotiator.
The good news is that it now works exactly the same for me as the BTVNegotiator does. I am looking forward to the .net 2.0 version that uses the api directly without VLC.
Anything I can do to help?

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Well, since I have to spell it out (I guess people are not used to renaming files at the command prompt...):

BTV-Negociator.ini ==> BTV-Externinator.ini
BTV-Negociator.ctl ==> BTV-Externinator.ctl
BTV-Negociator-ext.txt ==> BTV-Externinator-ext.txt
BTV-Negociator_DVICO-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_DVICO-Ch.xml
BTV-Negociator_HDHR-Ch.xml ==> BTV-Externinator_HDHR-Ch.xml

The other files are not used (for searches and such).
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:07 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Divco is also working in BTVE as it was in BTVN
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:12 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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Mine complained about missing english.txt, so I copied it in there from BTVNegotiator.
Well, I did include some English2.txt file, but forgot to update something else.

What I really need, is for HDHomeRun users to upload their channel scan files so I can use that for the new channel mapping... Of course, a few confirmations that I haven't broken anything with the Firewire/DVICO-QAM/HDHR recordings would be nice too...

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The good news is that it now works exactly the same for me as the BTVNegotiator does.
In other words, it still doesn't work?
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BTV-Externinator 1.70: External recordings, Firewire/clear QAM/DVB/R5000HD/etc.
GrafCorder: Record from a simple .GRF file. - MLBeyond TV: MainLobby integration.
TaBTVRemote 0.12, BTVRemote 1.01, TiBTVRemote 1.05: Control BTV's interface with an Android device, PlayBook 2.0 or iPhone/iPod/iPad.

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Old 12-18-2006, 07:16 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Version .02 (alpha) is available:

- Fixed the auto-launch. (was still using the BTV-Negociator registry key)

- Removed more left over codes.

EDIT: The HDHR-Program sub-tab is not actually functional just yet...
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GrafCorder: Record from a simple .GRF file. - MLBeyond TV: MainLobby integration.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:56 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Here is my channel scan list. I've trimmed out all but the channels I'm interested in, not that there was much else, and added labels to the viewable programs. This is for Time Warner cable in Plano, TX, basic cable, and they are in QAM256 HRC format.

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:03 PM
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Here is my channel scan list. I've trimmed out all but the channels I'm interested in
Thanks, could you also post the un-edited version? The goal is also to see what I'll need to trim...
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:06 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Here is the unedited version as you requested. Didn't realize what you were looking for.

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Doh.... rename .... I already admitted to being dense this evening, guess I wasn't kidding
hey, i missed that one too.....................
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