For discussion of how to use, install and choose TAPs - additional software packages that run on your Toppy

Moderator: Technical

Post Reply
Toni
Regular contributor
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: Finland

Info Viewer - replacement for topfields default infobox

Post by Toni »

I just wanted to notify you about Info Viewer. It's a basic replacement for topfields default infobox with following features:
  • - Current and next program + small info
    - Progress bar and remaining time
    - Detailed information available from i -button
    - Possibility to scroll programs forward / backward
Freely confurable options include: Time how long the dialog is displayed, what colors are used, what keys are used (for some keys) etc.

More information and pictures etc. available at the home page http://personal.inet.fi/private/tap/info_viewer.html

Image
matt
Forum moderator
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Location: St Ives, Cornwall Transmitter: Redruth
Contact:

Post by matt »

Thanks, I'll give that a try.
PVR: TF5800, MyStuff recommended firmware, new PSU, 250GB Spinpoint HDD, Zalman ZM-OP1 fan TAPs: QuickJump 1.72, MyStuff 6.4, EPG2MEI 0.96, Extend 1.7, Bookmark 3, UK Auto Scheduler 0.73, SecCache 0.4, EIT Sub 0.6, SDS 1.3, TAP Commander 1.34, Font Manager 1.0d. Others: HDFW 2.3a, Channel Manager 5.1, FastScanGUI, MyInfo TV: Philips 37PFL9603D
matt
Forum moderator
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Location: St Ives, Cornwall Transmitter: Redruth
Contact:

Post by matt »

Hi Toni,

I really like this and am going to keep using it.

However, I cannot move through the programmes using the arrow buttons?

matt
PVR: TF5800, MyStuff recommended firmware, new PSU, 250GB Spinpoint HDD, Zalman ZM-OP1 fan TAPs: QuickJump 1.72, MyStuff 6.4, EPG2MEI 0.96, Extend 1.7, Bookmark 3, UK Auto Scheduler 0.73, SecCache 0.4, EIT Sub 0.6, SDS 1.3, TAP Commander 1.34, Font Manager 1.0d. Others: HDFW 2.3a, Channel Manager 5.1, FastScanGUI, MyInfo TV: Philips 37PFL9603D
EMJB
Frequent contributor
Posts: 3645
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:43 am
Location: Maldon Essex

Post by EMJB »

matt wrote:However, I cannot move through the programmes using the arrow buttons?matt
Sounds like a by-product of the peculiar mapping of keys on the TF5800.

EMJB
Toni
Regular contributor
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: Finland

Post by Toni »

Most likely it's possible to fix the key problem with the .ini file. There's possiblity to give the hex-values of the keys:

#Key to select next program
NEXT_KEY 0x10043

#Key to select previous program
PREV_KEY 0x10041

Those are for TF5100/5200, but maybe someone knows the correct values for TF5800.
bellissimo
Frequent contributor
Posts: 1997
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Post by bellissimo »

// arrow left/right
#define RKEY_VolDown 0x1000f
#define RKEY_VolUp 0x10015

// arrow down/up
#define RKEY_ChDown 0x1001d
#define RKEY_ChUp 0x10012

Using the defaults, it should work using the Pip and Text buttons
General: FW 5.13.65 Patched, Pioneer DVR-530H-S, Harmony 885.
TAPs: Font Manager, Media Manager, Super PiP, MyStuff, EPG2MEI, mei2archive, QuickJump

Media Manager, Font Manager, Super PiP link: http://www.toppy.org.uk/~bellissimo
matt
Forum moderator
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Location: St Ives, Cornwall Transmitter: Redruth
Contact:

Post by matt »

Thanks folks.

I'll try it now.
PVR: TF5800, MyStuff recommended firmware, new PSU, 250GB Spinpoint HDD, Zalman ZM-OP1 fan TAPs: QuickJump 1.72, MyStuff 6.4, EPG2MEI 0.96, Extend 1.7, Bookmark 3, UK Auto Scheduler 0.73, SecCache 0.4, EIT Sub 0.6, SDS 1.3, TAP Commander 1.34, Font Manager 1.0d. Others: HDFW 2.3a, Channel Manager 5.1, FastScanGUI, MyInfo TV: Philips 37PFL9603D
matt
Forum moderator
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Location: St Ives, Cornwall Transmitter: Redruth
Contact:

Post by matt »

I've tried using bellissimo's value for left/right but it's now working with the V+/V- keys.
PVR: TF5800, MyStuff recommended firmware, new PSU, 250GB Spinpoint HDD, Zalman ZM-OP1 fan TAPs: QuickJump 1.72, MyStuff 6.4, EPG2MEI 0.96, Extend 1.7, Bookmark 3, UK Auto Scheduler 0.73, SecCache 0.4, EIT Sub 0.6, SDS 1.3, TAP Commander 1.34, Font Manager 1.0d. Others: HDFW 2.3a, Channel Manager 5.1, FastScanGUI, MyInfo TV: Philips 37PFL9603D
bellissimo
Frequent contributor
Posts: 1997
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Post by bellissimo »

Yep, using the above hex values it should work with BOTH the volume and left/right keys (or channel change and up/down keys). To get it to work with the arrow keys only, the code needs to have a tweak for RemoteExtender compatability.
General: FW 5.13.65 Patched, Pioneer DVR-530H-S, Harmony 885.
TAPs: Font Manager, Media Manager, Super PiP, MyStuff, EPG2MEI, mei2archive, QuickJump

Media Manager, Font Manager, Super PiP link: http://www.toppy.org.uk/~bellissimo
Nimbus
Frequent contributor
Posts: 581
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:21 pm
Location: Leicestershire. 7 miles from the Waltham transmitter...

Post by Nimbus »

Toni,

Installed this tap and changed the Up/Down for Next/Previous as per bellissimo's hex values. It works very well.

One quick question though. Does this make use of Description Extender? I ask as when playing a file, if you bring up the info box twice to show the complete description it cut's off the end of the description.

Thanks :)
5.13.65 Current Patches
WD20EARS 2TB - Tubosat SATA-IDE converter

TAPs in load order : Font Manager 1 | TF5000 Display v1.26 | Remote Extender 1.6 | Description Extender 2.23 | Info Viewer 1.7 | Media Manager 1.5 | mei2archive BETA 3.5 | QuickJump 1.64 | Goldfish 0.5 | Power Manager 2.0 | UK Auto Scheduler 0.73 | EPGnavigator 6.1 | WSSKiller 2.12d
matt
Forum moderator
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:59 pm
Location: St Ives, Cornwall Transmitter: Redruth
Contact:

Post by matt »

There are four values from Belissimo, so I only used the top two (as I want it to work on left/right)

here is what I currently have in the .ini, which only works with the V+/V- keys

I am using the non-EN version of infoviewer
#########################################
# OPTIONS #
#########################################

#Time to display info box when i button pressed (100 = 1 sec)
DISPLAY_TIME 600

#Time to display info box after channel change
DISPLAY_TIME2 300

#Time to display volume
DISPLAY_TIME3 100

#How often the screen is updated (200 = every 2 seconds)
UPDATE_INTERVAL 200

#How often the screen is updated right after channel change
UPDATE_INTERVAL2 50

#Is volume bar handled by Info Viewer (values 0/1)
HANDLE_VOLUME 1

#Key to open Info Viewer
INFO_KEY 0x10014

#Key to select next program
NEXT_KEY 0x1000f

#Key to select previous program
PREV_KEY 0x10015

# To change keys see http://personal.inet.fi/private/tap/keys.html (or KEY.H from topfield)
PVR: TF5800, MyStuff recommended firmware, new PSU, 250GB Spinpoint HDD, Zalman ZM-OP1 fan TAPs: QuickJump 1.72, MyStuff 6.4, EPG2MEI 0.96, Extend 1.7, Bookmark 3, UK Auto Scheduler 0.73, SecCache 0.4, EIT Sub 0.6, SDS 1.3, TAP Commander 1.34, Font Manager 1.0d. Others: HDFW 2.3a, Channel Manager 5.1, FastScanGUI, MyInfo TV: Philips 37PFL9603D
bellissimo
Frequent contributor
Posts: 1997
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Post by bellissimo »

Could there be another TAP which is grabbing the arrow key?

You could try running it as the only TAP and see if that makes a difference.
General: FW 5.13.65 Patched, Pioneer DVR-530H-S, Harmony 885.
TAPs: Font Manager, Media Manager, Super PiP, MyStuff, EPG2MEI, mei2archive, QuickJump

Media Manager, Font Manager, Super PiP link: http://www.toppy.org.uk/~bellissimo
Toni
Regular contributor
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: Finland

Post by Toni »

Nimbus wrote:Toni,
One quick question though. Does this make use of Description Extender? I ask as when playing a file, if you bring up the info box twice to show the complete description it cut's off the end of the description.
It should work fine also with Description Extender. At least for me it works without any problems :)
bellissimo
Frequent contributor
Posts: 1997
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Reading
Contact:

Post by bellissimo »

I don't think Description Extender works for descriptions of 'playing' files. The API will return only 128 characters in this scenario.
General: FW 5.13.65 Patched, Pioneer DVR-530H-S, Harmony 885.
TAPs: Font Manager, Media Manager, Super PiP, MyStuff, EPG2MEI, mei2archive, QuickJump

Media Manager, Font Manager, Super PiP link: http://www.toppy.org.uk/~bellissimo
Toni
Regular contributor
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: Finland

Post by Toni »

bellissimo wrote:I don't think Description Extender works for descriptions of 'playing' files. The API will return only 128 characters in this scenario.
Oh yes of course, It doesn't do anything with playing files -- and if the files have some extra time before the actual start time at least I many times have the description from the previous program.
Post Reply