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by jimi
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Anybody still using a Toppy as their main viewing platform?
Replies: 43
Views: 5863

Re: Anybody still using a Toppy as their main viewing platform?

Salopian wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 5:11 pm I have just got a Quad HDHomeRun box.
Been looking at these, how are you getting on with it? Any good ?
by jimi
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Topfield 5800 in 2021

I spent a while wrestling with Plex and it's foibles regarding folders/structure/naming a few years ago and got it to work to a level I could live with, but since getting the Synology NAS I find Video Station easier to use. I use Rename My TV Series 2 https://www.tweaking4all.com/home-theatre/rename...
by jimi
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Topfield 5800 in 2021

Alan I use MPC-HC (the current iteration of MPC) and VLC , both will play .rec files straight from the toppy with no alteration to headers, both will also play .rec renamed to .ts or .mpg with no problems. I have tried the rec2ts and rec2mpg in the past, both work but I had problems with the convert...
by jimi
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Topfield 5800 in 2021

@Andy___ You can also just rename them as .mpg and that will work on most devices (possible not all TV's) I have a Synology NAS (which runs a media server called Video Station) and I have a Plex Server I can run on a PC, I made copies of the same .rec file, renamed one to .ts and another to .mpg and...
by jimi
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv
Replies: 94
Views: 15233

Re: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv

Not me, don't use the shopping channels. Not worth the effort for I minor change I.M.O
by jimi
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...

Whatever it was it was recent, I've logged in/out several times since the forum upgrade using my stored password. It's always been fine until I logged out yesterday ( just to see what happened) I checked again since I reset &on different devices and its been fine ... so far :)
by jimi
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...

I know from experience that changes to the server PHP version can cause similar problems (something to do with password hashing algorithms), possibly Nigel has been updating the server ?
by jimi
Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...

Mine was OK ...... until I logged out then it wouldn't recognise my password. Reset (with the same password) sorted it 8)
by jimi
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...

Gremlin perchance ? were you logging in on the same device as previously ?
by jimi
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Topfield 5800 in 2021

My Pi has been running virtually 24/7 for over 4 years, never had a problem with it and my Toppy has always been accessible via the Pi in that time. It runs with no mouse, keyboard or monitor, although I do have an HDMI connection from it to my TV so I could plug in a keyboard/mouse if I wanted to u...
by jimi
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Topfield 5800 in 2021

AFAIK you can't FTP directly to the Toppy, mine is connected by usb to a Raspberry Pi, which has a FTP server running on it (among other things). The Pi is connected to my LAN so any of my network devices that can run a FTP client can connect to the Toppy, TM can also connect using FTP. I use a lice...
by jimi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv
Replies: 94
Views: 15233

Re: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv

Ran TM today, updates were faultless 8)
by jimi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Topfield 5800 in 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Topfield 5800 in 2021

Although the hardware is stuck in 2006 (apart from hard drive upgrades) the software certainly isn't. I remember well the trials & tribulations of doing any transfers, updates etc back then. At one time I used to drop a usb cable out the bedroom window and in through the lounge window so I could...
by jimi
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: TAPs
Topic: Logos for TAPs
Replies: 1519
Views: 377907

Re: Logos for TAPs

Updated using TM, no problems, thanks 8)
by jimi
Sun May 30, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv
Replies: 94
Views: 15233

Re: Freeview.dat and FvTxData.tsv

Good timing Geoff, I just noticed last night that the name had changed 8)
Cheers