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Bob_Swede
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:28 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 1066 Location: Sweden
We have consistently erroneous EPG data on a few channels here in Sweden. One is a new sports channel where the XMLTV provider has simply not provided any EPG data for this channel. Another is a mixed channel where two cable channels are merged together into one DVBt channel and transmits children's programs in the mornings and sports in the afternoon/evenings.
For this channel the XMLTV EPG is existing but incomplete so there are "holes" in the EPG.

I have looked in vain in the MyStuff manual for a way to set a timer in a blacked out area of the EPG, is there any possibility at all to create a timer to record from a start time and a certain duration without any EPG data being available?
It would work like in the old VCR days when you set start time and duration.
One could then record the whole block where the sports transmission is done.

If it is not possible, then consider this a request for a new function for 6.3...

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Bo B (Sweden)
5700HDMIPVRt, TS On, F/W: patches (3.17 aka 5.14.77)
TAPs: TF5000 Display v1.53; ChannelChangeButtonHack 1.1; MyStuff 6.4; TAP Cmder 1.34; MyInfo B5.4;
(EPG: XMLTV2Mei for Win + MyStuff)
(Toppy access: ASUS WL-500g-P FTP installed using chunkywizard's guide)
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EMJB
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:36 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 08 Jul 2005 Posts: 3645 Location: Maldon Essex
Bob_Swede wrote:
If it is not possible, then consider this a request for a new function for 6.3...


No more requests for new functions in 6.3, please, or it will never appear! Make it 6.4 if you want something new.

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Bob_Swede
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:34 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 1066 Location: Sweden
EMJB wrote:
Bob_Swede wrote:
If it is not possible, then consider this a request for a new function for 6.3...


No more requests for new functions in 6.3, please, or it will never appear! Make it 6.4 if you want something new.

EMJB

Is it possible to do in the native Toppy menus?
Will MyStuff 6.2 delete such a timer if found?

API?
Can I use the MyStuff API to create a timer that will be unconnected to an EPG entry?
If I create a command file with the keyword TIMERCREATE and LCN for the wanted channel plus start time and duration, will that then be observed?

Something like this into file ProgramFiles/Settings/MyStuff/API/FreeTimers.api:
Code:
MyAPITimer|TIMERCREATE|42|201010101900|125

Should create a timer on LCN 42 (TV10 in Sweden) starting today at 19:00 ans lasting 2h05m.
In that case I could make a Windows program that enables creation of free timers via the MyStuff API.

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Bo B (Sweden)
5700HDMIPVRt, TS On, F/W: patches (3.17 aka 5.14.77)
TAPs: TF5000 Display v1.53; ChannelChangeButtonHack 1.1; MyStuff 6.4; TAP Cmder 1.34; MyInfo B5.4;
(EPG: XMLTV2Mei for Win + MyStuff)
(Toppy access: ASUS WL-500g-P FTP installed using chunkywizard's guide)
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Bob_Swede
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:57 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 1066 Location: Sweden
Just tested and it works fine.
Only "problem" is that it does not display in the EPG grid except by showing the red symbol with the >< marker when the time range is displayed where the timer is set. The symbol is shown rightmost in the EPG line for the channel (which is empty because there is no EPG info available).

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Bo B (Sweden)
5700HDMIPVRt, TS On, F/W: patches (3.17 aka 5.14.77)
TAPs: TF5000 Display v1.53; ChannelChangeButtonHack 1.1; MyStuff 6.4; TAP Cmder 1.34; MyInfo B5.4;
(EPG: XMLTV2Mei for Win + MyStuff)
(Toppy access: ASUS WL-500g-P FTP installed using chunkywizard's guide)
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Bob_Swede
Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:48 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 1066 Location: Sweden
And the finished recording is titled "No information", could have used the name of the timer instead...

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Bo B (Sweden)
5700HDMIPVRt, TS On, F/W: patches (3.17 aka 5.14.77)
TAPs: TF5000 Display v1.53; ChannelChangeButtonHack 1.1; MyStuff 6.4; TAP Cmder 1.34; MyInfo B5.4;
(EPG: XMLTV2Mei for Win + MyStuff)
(Toppy access: ASUS WL-500g-P FTP installed using chunkywizard's guide)
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