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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 12 Dec 2005 Posts: 285
I have another hair brained idea.

Is there anyway that you could create a tap (perhaps a collaberation with mystuff and meisearch) that would search the extended info

if so, you could add Actor search, as an option.

You could get a list of the most popular actors names and as you type it in it starts showing them (much like predictive text)
so

CLI would show up Clint Eastwood and such

Then it could create mystuff timers or something to always record anything with a particular actors name in the credits.

very tivo.

thoughts?

also, i still use jags, is the genre thing with eit2mei and meisearch now working or do you still have to use epg_extender?

Thanks

The Dodmeister
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jumbo
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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Surely you can already do this in JAG! As well as genre search. I even smuggle in Radio Times Choice via rt2mei and set searches for that too!
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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:57 pm Reply with quote
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I am not using any externally got mei data.
just jags 3 with description extender.

same applies for eit2mei

would be cool to have a proper actor search menu though.

(and yes i have got this setup in jags at the min)
You cant genre search in jags though, unless you use extenal epg data.

unless i've missed something.

which is likley.
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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:37 pm Reply with quote
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(tumbleweed rolls past)

Sad
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nwhitfield
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:44 pm Reply with quote
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If you're not getting external data from somewhere, then you're very unlikely to have actor names in the information anyway, for most programmes - except perhaps the odd Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford etc in blockbusters.

You can already search and automatically program timers using extended information if you use UK Auto Scheduler, but again, it's of limited utility unless you're getting information from elsewhere.

Finally, I can't exactly see why you're posting a comment about tumbleweed less than an hour after your previous post to a thread. Even if people are desperately interested, many of them will be working during the day.

Nigel.

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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:06 pm Reply with quote
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(second tumbleweed rolls past)
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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:09 pm Reply with quote
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I know what you mean but most blockbuster films like you say will say:

Jean claude van damme stars as a tough all action kindergarden nanny,


or

Steve martin desperatly tries to resurect his career.

or

steve mcfadden takes a sideways look at the sport of dogging,


etc....

next time i have an idea.
i will play the old hush hush.
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rwg
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:54 pm Reply with quote
TAP author Joined: 29 Oct 2005 Posts: 604 Location: Oxfordshire
MeiSearch will search inside descriptions at some point in the not too distant future. The code is there but needs some tweaking as it currently takes too long and consumes too much memory to build the predictive text dictionary structures from the entire text of the program info rather than just the title.

Robin

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jindod
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:32 pm Reply with quote
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could you not add a specific actor search function into it that used just a text file with say the top 200 actors names and then as you type it makes suggestions from the list.
then if you type your own actor in then it adds it to the list.

people could then test and colate a massive list of the most popular online.

and i .... i could rule the world!

oh, got a bit carried away again.

David Hasslehoff stars in knight view riders from the bay, when decective mitch kinght discovers that he is actually the son of a famous lifeguard all hell breaks loose on the streets of san fransico and a talking motorbike and that. Bolo yeung co-stars as 'mr chips'.
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MikeyP
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:05 pm Reply with quote
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have you been at the sherry today? Shocked
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misterp
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:58 am Reply with quote
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rwg wrote:
MeiSearch will search inside descriptions at some point in the not too distant future. The code is there but needs some tweaking as it currently takes too long and consumes too much memory to build the predictive text dictionary structures from the entire text of the program info rather than just the title.

Robin


I really like the idea of Meisearch, but am COMPLETELY put off by the predictive search, Ive always turned it off when Ive bought a new phone, and Im not about to start using it on the Toppy, It would be brilliant to have a version with the on-screen keyboard as data entry. Sad

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rwg
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:34 pm Reply with quote
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I happen to loathe the onscreen keyboards almost as much Smile, plus they're more work to code than the phone text type.

At some point I might be tempted to do a non-predictive phone text version, but don't hold your breath Sad

Robin

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misterp
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:07 pm Reply with quote
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rwg wrote:
I happen to loathe the onscreen keyboards almost as much Smile, plus they're more work to code than the phone text type.

At some point I might be tempted to do a non-predictive phone text version, but don't hold your breath Sad

Robin


My Sony JSE 780 Minidisc deck has got a socket for a PS2 keyboard, great for renaming your recordings, would be a great upgrade to the Toppy.

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swedish cook
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:29 pm Reply with quote
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rwg wrote:
I happen to loathe the onscreen keyboards almost as much Smile, plus they're more work to code than the phone text type.

At some point I might be tempted to do a non-predictive phone text version, but don't hold your breath Sad

Robin


The predictive thing is good, "old-style" phone text is good too, I agree plain on screen keyboard sucks.

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