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Old 12-24-2006, 01:40 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

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I'm trying this morning to download Externinator .10, which according to your sig is the current release.
The current release is always somewhere toward the end of this thread (depending on feedback). I have also updated the version on my web site.

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I remember seeing a concise step-by-step guide a few days back, and now I can't find it. There's so much good info that I'm getting lost in it. Is there a post which offers some handholding on this install?
You can find all the information at:

http://fonceur.tripod.com/BTV-Extern...-External.html

But I will need to make some simpler step by step for each type of external recordings.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:59 PM
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Question Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

I'm stepping through the Instructions on the tripod site, and the "Server Tab" page appears to be MIA.

Just wondering. I haven't been reading much from the BTV-N threads and info. Focusing on BTV-E. Can I realistically expect to get this working by doing that?

It seems kind of cryptic. Maybe I'm missing something on BTV-N that would make this easier?
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:32 PM
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I'm stepping through the Instructions on the tripod site, and the "Server Tab" page appears to be MIA.
Yes, that was on the "to do" list. I've copied the BTVN page for now.

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Just wondering. I haven't been reading much from the BTV-N threads and info. Focusing on BTV-E. Can I realistically expect to get this working by doing that?
In principle everything needed is in the instructions...
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:07 AM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Version .11 (alpha) is available:

- Modification to the core logic of setting up the next recording.

- Disabled the padding at the end of the recordings for now.

While there are improvements for the DVICO-QAM users, it is a temporary step back for the others, with the lost of the padding at the end of the recordings. There might be issues with the timing and the back to back recordings too...

EDIT: crashes with HDHomeRun, so don't bother for now...
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:39 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Version .12 (alpha) is available:

- Disabled the padding. (this should get rid of the timing issues until I can figure them all)

- Fixed a few problems with version .11a. (like the crashes with HDHomeRun and trying to schedul things in the past)


Known issues

* The post-processing does not seem to work for DVICO-QAM...
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Old 12-25-2006, 01:42 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Version .13 (alpha) is available:

- Shortened the recording durations by 5 seconds, to solve some timing issues.
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Old 12-25-2006, 05:25 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Version .14 (alpha) is available:

- DVICO-QAM: partial fix to the closing part of back to back recordings. (multiple back to back recordings probably still have timing issues)
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:07 PM
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Re: BTV-Externinator - Alpha release

Hope you're having a fun holiday.

Divco/QAM - No recordings are being scheduled with .14. I set up two recordings (see screen shot), but nothing is being sent to FusionHDTV. Here is the log:

12/25/2006 6:32:24 PM :: Starting BTV-Externinator version 0.14 (alpha)
12/25/2006 6:32:24 PM :: Connecting to http://localhost:8127.
12/25/2006 6:32:25 PM :: Filling/updating all the lists
12/25/2006 6:32:34 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 6:32:34 PM :: QAM: nothing to add/modify...
12/25/2006 6:33:57 PM :: Filling/updating all the lists
12/25/2006 6:34:04 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 6:34:04 PM :: QAM: nothing to add/modify...
12/25/2006 6:34:40 PM :: Closing BTV-Externinator
12/25/2006 6:34:47 PM :: Starting BTV-Externinator version 0.14 (alpha)
12/25/2006 6:34:48 PM :: Connecting to http://localhost:8127.
12/25/2006 6:34:48 PM :: Filling/updating all the lists
12/25/2006 6:34:55 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 6:34:55 PM :: QAM: nothing to add/modify...
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:25 PM
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Divco/QAM - No recordings are being scheduled with .14. I set up two recordings (see screen shot), but nothing is being sent to FusionHDTV.
Hmm, and if you check the DVICO QAM sub-tab you still see it defined as tuner 5?
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:18 PM
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Hmm, and if you check the DVICO QAM sub-tab you still see it defined as tuner 5?
Somehow it got changed to tuner #6 (maybe when I added the HVR950 ?) Changed it back to #5 and testing again
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:20 PM
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First show of a back to back recorded but the second didn't. It shows activity in the log and also shows up in the db, but it didn't record.
Also, on the show that was recorded, the show info didn't get added. From the log, it looks like it was trying to find "J:\TV\How I Met Your Mother-(Nothing Good Happens After 2AM)-2006-12-25-1.mpg" when the show is named "How I Met Your Mother.mpg". Here is the log:

12/25/2006 8:16:56 PM :: QAM: Setting up to record "How I Met Your Mother" at 12/25/2006 8:31 PM.
12/25/2006 8:30:00 PM :: QAM: Auto execution...
12/25/2006 8:30:00 PM :: QAM: Adding the database entry to record "How I Met Your Mother" at 12/25/2006 8:31 PM.
12/25/2006 8:30:00 PM :: QAM: Setting up the next closing...
12/25/2006 8:30:00 PM :: QAM: Connecting to http://localhost:8127.
12/25/2006 8:30:01 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 8:30:01 PM :: QAM: Setting up to record "That '70s Show" at 12/25/2006 9:00 PM.
12/25/2006 8:58:55 PM :: QAM: Closing part...
12/25/2006 8:59:00 PM :: QAM: Auto execution...
12/25/2006 8:59:00 PM :: QAM: Adding the database entry to record "That '70s Show" at 12/25/2006 9:00 PM.
12/25/2006 8:59:00 PM :: QAM: Setting up the next closing...
12/25/2006 8:59:00 PM :: QAM: Connecting to http://localhost:8127.
12/25/2006 8:59:03 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 8:59:03 PM :: QAM: nothing to add/modify...
12/25/2006 9:01:14 PM :: Connecting to http://localhost:8127.
12/25/2006 9:01:15 PM :: Performing an automatic update.
12/25/2006 9:01:15 PM :: Filling/updating all the lists
12/25/2006 9:01:24 PM :: QAM: Possibly setting up the next recording
12/25/2006 9:01:24 PM :: QAM: nothing to add/modify...
12/25/2006 9:02:55 PM :: QAM: starting the post-processing...
12/25/2006 9:02:56 PM :: QAM: could not find the file "J:\TV\How I Met Your Mother-(Nothing Good Happens After 2AM)-2006-12-25-1.mpg" for post-processing...
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:44 PM
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Somehow it got changed to tuner #6 (maybe when I added the HVR950 ?) Changed it back to #5 and testing again
When ever the tuner numbering is changed, you should make sure it doesn't modify the one monitored, or to re-associate it.

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First show of a back to back recorded but the second didn't. It shows activity in the log and also shows up in the db, but it didn't record.
Hmm, almost sounds like adding a recording job while one is underway is a no go... It had been confirmed to work, but maybe the back to back is creating the problem?

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Also, on the show that was recorded, the show info didn't get added. From the log, it looks like it was trying to find "J:\TV\How I Met Your Mother-(Nothing Good Happens After 2AM)-2006-12-25-1.mpg" when the show is named "How I Met Your Mother.mpg".
Could you send me your database please, or check the content of PL_URL, to see which of the 2 filenames it contains.
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Hmm, almost sounds like adding a recording job while one is underway is a no go... It had been confirmed to work, but maybe the back to back is creating the problem?
I know that it has worked for me in the past. I'll have to do more testing tonight to confirm

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Could you send me your database please, or check the content of PL_URL, to see which of the 2 filenames it contains.
I'll send it this evening
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:34 AM
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I know that it has worked for me in the past. I'll have to do more testing tonight to confirm
By then I should have another release or 3 where instead of adding the database entries 1 minute before the actual recording, it will be done 5 minutes early (don't schedul recordings 5 minutes or shorter with it)... Hopefully this will avoid the problem. Otherwise I might have to do something dumb like stoping the recording 30 seconds early and adding the database entry in that 30 seconds, which might also be too short a delay for the DVICO software to react...
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...but if you do, it will just be for dvico tuner, not hdhr?
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