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Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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Can anyone tell me where and how toppy bookmarks are held or point me to a document, please.
eg they are in the .rec header starting at 0x123 and are long long int big endian, milliseconds from start of file (they're not!)

I have recently bought an E2 box (ZGemma H7C) and want to play all my toppy files on it without mucking about with them on a Windows PC.
So far I have transferred the files onto the E2's disk and have written* a python script to generate the .ts and .meta files from the .rec files.
I have recording date, time, channel and description**, but no bookmarks.
I know how to create an E2 .cuts file with the chapter marks (~ toppy bookmarks) but not how to get them from the toppy.
Any information gratefully received.

* using C and PHP code written by others
** often wrong information until I write code to reference the relevant mystuff file

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Re: Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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This is how I mucked about with the toppy files on a pc, dead easy.
ccs wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:12 am I used viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21112 to convert toppy files to .ts (plus all the enigma2/ViX trimmings.)

Link to download here..... https://jlawson.co.uk/downloads/downloa ... st-version
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Re: Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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@ccs
Wow, that's a great shout!
Version X9 apparently splits MyStuff chained recordings - I was not looking forward to writing code to do that.
I'll definitely give it try, though it'll be on a single core Win XP machine with a 40Gb hard disk and 10baseT network card.
As I've got 1.8Tb to convert, it may take a while - that's what I call mucking about!

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Re: Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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Well, I can confirm that:
- E2RecMgr works on Windows XP, though the placement of text in the window is a bit of a mess
(note to anyone using it for the first time - RIGHT mouse click reveals the toppy rec functionality)
- 1.8Tb will transfer over my network via Samba at about 1mbs and take around 200 hours to transfer :shock:
- E2RecMgr fails to split MyStuff chained files correctly in all cases, a chain of 1:2:3:4:5:6 gives something like 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2
- E2RecMgr does not produce an E2 .cuts file so therefore does nothing with bookmarks

So thanks for the suggestion.
I'm sure its great for many people but not so useful for me in its current form.
Can anyone tell me who wrote E2RecMgr so that I can ask them nicely for the source code?
I am looking for code to pull info from the MyStuff file.
I'll use it to add functionality to a python script that runs on the E2 box.

Also, anyone know how and where Toppy bookmarks are held? (deja vu)
Any clues will be gratefully received.

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Re: Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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Re: Another Toppy to Enigma2 thread - toppy bookmarks spec

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gingerly wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:01 pm Also, anyone know how and where Toppy bookmarks are held? (deja vu)
Any clues will be gratefully received.
It's been ages since I looked but I can vaguely recall that they are in the header of the .rec files possibly as a bitmap. The details should be in the forums somewhere where the .rec format is documented.

UPDATE: there is some useful info about rec header formats in this project
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