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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: WiRNS User Tips/Tricks Reply with quote

If you have specific info on any of WiRNS' functions that you would like to share, put it here.

This can be a "living" document that can be referenced and maybe linked in the app for help.

If you have a link to a local post, please just put the text from the link & not the link itself.

Thanks to all...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wirns Limitations Specific to 4000 series replays

Remote scheduling requires a net connect.
forced for immediate results...can leave until daily connect
(like myreplaytv but more flexible and reliable)
forced net connects for 4k's has been a hallmark feature for a long time so this is not so much a limitation as a caveat.


Remote scheduling logic slightly less flexible than on a 5k
recent versions of Wirns acommodate this

No screenshots

Cannot change existing recording settings

No IVSMagic

No 'repeat flat' features

No need to 'fix' IVS and CA

...trying to think of more.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:


No importing of DVA shows into Wirns
yet


I feel so special quoting myself. Anyways, Ryan and I found a workaround that at least works for me with my 4040 and 4504.

Don't add DVA to the replays page in Wirns. It doesn't see the DVA shows no matter what I've tried.

Add your DVArchive\Local_Guide path to the Wirns 'downloaded shows directory' i.e. "C:\WIRNS\shows;C:\DVArchive\Local_Guide\"

the DVArchive shows will not show up in the Wirns replay guide yet. Here is where the workaround gets involved.

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE 4K REPLAYS AND SHOWS IN DVA, AND SOME FREE TIME, TRY THIS OUT I want to see if it can be duplicated

Using wordpad or some kind of text editor, open each .xml file in the DVArchive local guide directory and change the media type from
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV45" or MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV43"

to:
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV40"
note: evt files are not needed. this only works for raw 4k shows such as you'd
have in local_guide.

I am still testing it out. I think show streaming from Wirns to the 4ks may in fact be smoother than it is from DVA to the 4ks in my house. I'm not certain, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Colors in WiRNS ToDo and ReplayGuide Reply with quote

From a message by Glenn in another thread:

Ok, the colors.

ToDo Strikeouts:
Red - Will not record due to time conflict with another recording show
Orange - Will not record, scheduled to record at an earlier time (I'm not sure yet this is 100% accurate, just thinking about it now)
Green - Will not record, show is already recorded (in ReplayGuide)
Yellow - This is the ambiguous probably won't record, when it looks like the show could record, but show padding may prevent it. Shouldn't show up very often.

Ryan wrote:
The other thing is that WiRNS will go through and check for duplicate shows on all replays and mark them with a yellow background. If the show is downloaded, the background is still green, BUT if there is a duplicate show among the replays AND downloaded, the background is light-purple.

These colors apply to the ReplayGuide.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: IR-Blaster codes installation by born_a_reb Reply with quote

born_a_reb wrote:
hello to the group!

FIRST: MANY THANKS TO CJ2! FOR WRITING THE CODE!

i wrote this guide after nearly pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to install
the IR blaster codes into my replaytv so as to make my replaytv change the channels on my viewsat.
i have read and re-read this doc and am convinced i didnt miss anything... but im sure
i did. (murphy's law) if i did, let me know and ill include your suggestions or revise this doc.

i am titling this doc:

"This is the fool-proof-anybody-can-do-it-complete-idiots-guide for installing the
IR-Blaster codes into the ReplayTV"

PRINT, AND READ THIS ENTIRE DOC FIRST. Then Begin Installing.

But First: Do you know where the codes are actually located in your Replay?
If you bought your replay from ebay, how do you know the codes are not already installed?
to check for the codes, do this:
----------
using your replay remote:
menu/setup/network-input settings
scroll to change IN1
(click select) on:
'Satellite Box'
'Dish National' (or whatever service you have configured)
'Continue when ready'
'Other'
cursor will now be on "Custom"
click the "up" arrow on your remote
the first number will be 7999
keep scrolling
the ViewSat IR number "2002" will lie between 1877 and 4476
if you dont see it, (its not installed!)
_______

LETS BEGIN:

i used a junk pentium III 500 with windows 2000 sp4 installed so your mileage may vary.
i have hi-speed internet with a d-link router and both the replaytv and the computer
are part of the same LAN. if you are still using dial up and no router, (then why are you reading this?)
(if you are, then all is not lost... and you CAN do what i am explaining here.... but it is not covered in
this document.)

(1.) FILES AND PROGRAMS YOU WILL NEED:

first off, you need the below files installed. DVArchive V3.1 requires Java V1.4.2 so
check in Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs to see if it is already installed.
or if you have a newer version of JAVA then uninstall it and re-install ver 1.4.2.
also, check to see if the other programs are also installed, and if they are, you will
save yourself some time.

Also, can you think of any firewalls, or other programs or devices or settings that will
inhibit you from freely accessing other units in your network? if so, remove them or disable
them now. (save yourself some grief!)

NOW, Look in Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs for these programs.

1. DVArchive v3.1
2. JAVA v1.4.2
3. Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
4. WinRAR Archiver
5. WinZip
6. WiRNS

Below is where you will find them: (find, download, and install them)

dotnetfx (ver 1.1) http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downloads/updates/default.aspx

dvarchive=V31_win http://www.dvarchive.org/DVArchive_Downloads.shtml

j2sdk-1_4_2_10-windows-i586-p http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

WiRNS.1.3.2.5 (WindowsInstallerPackage) http://www.users.qwest.net/~bolenbaughryan2/Download/

WiRNS.1.3.2.5 (WinZipFile) http://www.users.qwest.net/~bolenbaughryan2/Download/

winzip90 http://www.winzip.com/

wrar350 http://www.rarlab.com/

Yes, you will need both versions of WiRNS (ill explain later)
( Note** you do not need to do the programming guide setup!)

And, you will need the codes: (courtesy of cj2, this guy is a genius!)
ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1 http://forums.al7bar.tk/forumdisplay.php?f=77
(unzip this zipfile and put the code files in a directory that is easy to find on your harddrive)

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INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED:

1. Replaytv name, Replaytv IP address, replay tv serial number.
2. 'Wirns computer' name, wirns computer ip address
3. router ip address

HOW TO FIND IT:
Replaytv: serial number, name, and ip address. ( use your remote and go into setup)

Computer: ip address. (start/run/command type "ipconfig" (no quotes)

Computer: name (start/settings/control panel/system) the 'name' is
on the 'system properties' popup. it is the name listed under 'Registered To:'
(this 'name' shows up in the WiRNS main page and is one of the things to look
for to make sure WiRNS is configured properly)
ps. the replay 'name' also shows up on wirns main page.

Router: ip address. chances are, its 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (start/run/command type "ipconfig" (no quotes)

*tip: i prefer doing a 'factory reset' on the replay first. this guarantees a nice clean install.

factory reset info: For ReplayTVs prior to the 4000 series, factory reset is entered by pressing 777-Zones.
For the 4000 series and later, factory reset is entered by pressing 382-Zones.

*tip: factory reset your replaytv and then restart it and configure it and let it connect to the replaytv service and let it do "The Quick Setup".

*tip: i named my replay "Ihopethisworks" aside from being funny and venting my frustration...
(after so many tries and failures)
this helped me by letting me know my replay was being recognized by both Wirns and DVarchive.
(im referring to when it shows up in the dvarchive and wirns programs respectively)
there are only a few signposts along the way to signal you that what you are doing is correct and
this is one of them... so name it something you'll recognize easily.

*tip: contrary to popular belief. (and all the docs i have read on this subject) you do not need your DNS server ip, your ISP server ip, or any other 'outside world' so-called ip's. all of the ip's you need are sitting right there in the equipment next to you in your home and you own all of them.

im referring to:
#1. your router's ip
#2. your computer's ip
#3. your replaytv's ip

*tip: to find the ip of #1 and #2 above do this: start/run/command "ipconfig" (no quotes)
example of what you will see:

IP Address.................: 192.168.0.104 (this is *MY* computers ip address)
Subnet Mask................: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway............: 192.168.0.1 (this is *MY* routers ip address)

to find your replay's ip do this: with your remote click: menu/setup/network and input settings/then hightlight "change network"

here is what mine reads:

IP: 192.168.0.104
NETMASK: 255.255.255.0
GATEWAY: 192.168.0.1
DNS1: 192.168.0.1
DNS2: 192.168.0.1

*tip: Replay does not normally add the second DNS2 ip numbers. I had to add these manually myself. this is critical that you do this. or it will not work.

*tip: Notice anything here? my router ip number and both DNS1 and DNS2 are the same number! keep this in mind.

*tip: now is a good time to 'ping' the replaytv... to make sure the computer can find it.
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(3.) INSTALL ALL THE SOFTWARE:

install all seven programs. chances are you have the zip programs already.
make sure and install Wirns from the windows installer and not the other 'zip' file.
say 'no' to the readme file and 'no' to launching wirns.

*tip7. if you do happen to reboot. wirns will startup and run. right click on the little green ball with a "W" on it in the lower right hand corner on your screen and select 'Exit' to quit the program.

*tip8. best way to 'start' wirns is to reboot the computer.

But for now, leave wirns in 'Exit' mode.

( Note** you do not need to do the programming guide setup in WiRNS)
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(4.) LAUNCHING DVARCHIIVE:

Launch dvarchive (default c:\programfiles\dvarchive)
the launch file is DVArchive.jar

notice when it launches... it automatically finds your replaytv.
the left hand column (file tree) has your replay's 'custom name' next to a round ball icon
with a lower case "r" on it.

1. left click on the plus sign next to the round red ball.
you will now see some sub directories.
2. right click on the top one labeled 'photos'
3. left click on 'new photo folder'
4. name the 'new photo folder' type in FTA with all upper case.
5. now click on the 'new' plus sign and then right click on the 'FTA' folder.
6. left click on 'import photos'
7. a window will open.... now go and find the directory that you unzipped
the zipfile "ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1.zip" (written by cj2, hats off to ya buddie!)
8. this directory will appear empty... but it is not...

do this:

type *.* in the 'file name window', now hit 'enter', you can now see all the files.
you will have to load them one at a time and you will have to enter *.* every time.
the ones you want to load are:

1. ircodes
2. ircodesRaw
3. S0500fi.rid
4. S02000fi.rid
5. S02001fi.rid
6. S02002fi.rid
7. S04000fi.rid

*tip: if you copy (select) *.* and paste it... you will save time.
when you get all 7 files loaded, you are done with DVARCHIVE and can close the program.

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(5.) DOING THE WIRNS THING.

Very important!! Before you launch and configure Wirns. you have to do this.

1. Remember the zip version of Wirns you downloaded?

2. find it and unzip it to a bogus directory C:\test (or what ever).

3. look for the file GetShellCommands.dll

4. copy and paste this file into the C:\Wirns\Plugins directory

5. now go and find the directory where you unzipped the zipfile "ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1.zip"
(written by cj2, hats off to ya *again* buddie!) and find the file 'shellcmds' (no extension)

6. copy and paste this file to the C:\Wirns directory.

7. it is now time to reboot your computer.

(i prefer to lauch 'Wirns' with a complete reboot).

(6.) CONFIGURING WIRNS:

After you computer restarts... you will see a Wirns Configuration window 'popup'.
just to be sure, double check your ip numbers:
click on Start/Command type 'ipconfig'


1. the first window on the popup: "Wirns IP:" type the 'ip address' that shows in the (IPCONFIG Window). (mine is 192.168.0.102 yours may vary)

2. the second window on the popup: "DNS Server IP:" in this window, type the default gateway number that shows up in the (IPCONFIG window). (mine is 192.168.0.1 yours may vary)

Look, i know, i know, i know, this is your routers ip number... but trust me on this....
after it works...you'll be walking around your house whistling and saying "damn, that reb guy is smart!"

3. there is more.

4. uncheck the check [X] 'Send Guide Data to POOPLI'

5. leave the other windows completely EMPTY! im serious!

6. click 'save' then click again on the window with the blue fonts saying something about 'verify'

7. another window pops up...click 'OK' on that one too.... now wait.

8. dont drink any beer yet... there is still more....

NOTE*

you may or may not get a 'finish configure replays' window or not...it doesnt matter.
if you have the green ball in the lower right hand corner, do this"

1. Launch Internet Explorer
2. go to http://<the IP address of your machine running WiRNS>
my example: http://192.168.0.104
3. You should see WiRNS main page.
4. Look at ACTIVE WIRNS PLUGINS: Make sure
GetShellCommands.dll is in that list.
5. Look at CONFIGURED REPLAYS: You should see your fancily named
replay in the list (along with its IP addres. (also, you will see your WiRNS
computer and IP address listed as well)

NOTE* if you dont see the described above, recheck or reinstall as you may have
completely screwed up!

NEXT STEP:

1. right click on the green ball.
2. left click on 'configuration' then immediately left click on 'replays'
3. a window should popup
4. if you see your fancy named replaytv listed under the heading 'Configured Replays'
click on 'net connect' this usually turns my replaytv off.
5. but, before you grab your remote... do this.
6. left click on the 2 little network monitor screens in the lower right hand corner of your screen
they may even be next to the little Wirns green ball. left click on them and select 'Status'
a window will popup and show sent and received data packets.... this will come in handy for the
next step.

Now, grab your remote and sit in front of the TV with the replay connected.

1. On your remote, type 2-4-3-Zones, and then select "7-Net Connect"

2. check the status window on the wirns computer... should be plenty of action...
also plenty of action on the replaytv.... indicating plenty of data flow.
(HINT** it is working!! if you got this far, you really DO know how to read and
follow directions!! but dont get too smug, there is more.)

3. when finished, you should see a clock pop up in the top-left and a cpu meter in
the top-right of the screen. If this did not happen, you are S.O.L so
you will have to start over.
If you did get the clock and cpu meter, select #3 (Toggle Clock) and
$4 (Toggle CPU Meter) to turn them off.
4. now press Exit

5. Now go to Menu/Setup/Network and Input Settings
Change In 1 or 2 (depending on how your ReplayTV is configured)
- Keep pressing Select until you get to choose which IRBlaster code you
want.
- Scroll down to the appropriate IR Blaster code you want and select it.
- select "0500" for the Dreambox DM500-S
- select "2000" for the Pansat 2500a/2700a/3500S/5000HC
- select "2001" for the Viewsat VS2000
- select "2002" for the Viewsat VS2000 (needed for 4-digit channels)
- select "4000" for the Coolsat 4000 Pro
- Assuming you found the code you were looking for, select it and then
select "save all settings" to save it.
- If all goes well, you should be able to use your IR Blaster to change
the channels on your FTA receiver.

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FINE TUNING THE IR BLASTER CODE SETTINGS

Found this on the web...............

Q: How do I adjust or tune the IR code settings for my cable or satellite box?

A: IR Blaster Fine Tune

To get to the Fine Tuning settings for an IR blaster Code:

1. Press Menu and select Setup
2. Select Change Network and Input settings
3. Select the input (line1, 2, or Ant) that uses the IR blaster
4. Go through the configuration prompts choosing the input type, cable or satellite box, etc until you reach the screen with the IR code(s) on it

Note: If you have a cable box, the first list of boxes you see may be: Motorola, General Instruments, and Other. Choose "Other" to get the full list of brands and IR codes.

5. Highlight Custom, it will be the first code listed, if you've already modified the IR code or highlight the IR code number you wish to modify.
6. Press the Replay Zones Button.

IR Blaster Fine Tuning - Explanations and Settings

Enable Fine Tuning

This must be set to YES for you to be able to affect any changes Use the right arrow to toggle the value

Codeset

This is the code you are working with.

Send Enter

Some Cable and Satellite boxes require that you press enter before the channel changes. The customer can test this by trying their cable or satellite remote. Use the right arrow to toggle between Yes and No

Minimum # of digits to send

If a single digit channel on your cable or satellite shows up as 5, then you have a single digit box. If a single digit channel on your cable or satellite shows up as 05, then you have a 2 digit box. If a single digit channel on your cable or satellite shows up as 005, then you have a 3 digit box. If your cable or satellite box is dropping digits, try changing the minimum # of digits to send to 1.

Inter-action delay: (milliseconds)

This delay determines how long the ReplayTV will wait between sending individual signals Changing this can prevent digits from being dropped. For, one second, enter 1000.


Response Delay: (milliseconds)

This determines how long the ReplayTV will wait before acknowledging that a successful channel change has occurred Changing this response can prevent the "No Video Signal" blue screen from appearing on some cable boxes and satellite receivers

Pre-command delay: (milliseconds)

This determines how long the ReplayTV will wait before executing plans it receives Changing this can eliminate the need for tape to cover areas of the IR Receiver that are not covered by the IR blaster


Inter-Command delay: (milliseconds)


This determines how long the ReplayTV will wait between sending entire commands Changing this can prevent back-to-back channel changes from being dropped.

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IN CONCLUSION:

If you don't plan to continue using WiRNS,
exit WiRNS and uninstall it.
return your ReplayTV back to its original DNS settings

If you do plan to continue using WiRNS, make sure you delete the shellcmds
file in c:\wirns

*And* make sure you select' WiRNS - Dish Network'.
To do this:
Go to Menu -> Setup -> Network and Input Settings ->
Change In 1 or 2 (depending on how your ReplayTV is configured)
Keep pressing Select until you get to the service that starts with
'WiRNS'.

I highly suggest using WiRNS if only for the channel re-mapping capability.

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I tried to make this document all-inclusive. mainly because of the frustration i experienced
while trying to do this.
I TRIED to document every single step. but,,,,,,,,,,,,
i may have missed something, if so let me know and I will revise it.
my compliments to the code writers like CJ2 and others who really make
this hobby fun and exciting.
i hope this doc helps someone.

reb


Had to do it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1 Reply with quote

Anybody know of an alternate download URL for "ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1"? The link above doesn't seem to work or has a minimum 24 hour restriction before you're allowed to download after you register for an account on their site :/

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, roughly 9 hours later poking around the net, finding all the files I need, and I finally got it all working! Just wanted to say THANKS to born_a_reb for his write-up. Takes a lot of extra time and effort to do that and share your findings with others.

I also want to add that I found it much easier to combine born_a_reb's write-up with the readme.txt file found in shellcmds.zip. The readme gives you a nice, shorter overview of what's really going on although born_a_reb's write-up went into more depth once you're trying to grind through all the actual steps.

Here's the short overview from the readme:
Quote:
To install a RID file on the ReplayTV, use the following procedure. Note
that this procedure assumes you are using code C1000fi.rid (cable box,
code 1000). If you are using a different number, then you will need to edit
shellcmds, ircodes, and ircodesRaw to add your number to the list.

1) Use DVArchive to create a photo folder called "install" on the ReplayTV.
2) Put the "ircodes", "ircodesRaw", and "C1000fi.rid" files into that
photo folder. (right-click on "install" and select "import photos" from
the menu)
3) Install WiRNS using the "custom" setting, and also select the
"GetShellCmds" plug-in
4) Copy the "shellcmds" file into the same folder as wirns.exe
(typically would be c:\wirns)
5) Start up WiRNS - the "W" in the windows notification bar should be green
when it is ready.
6) On your ReplayTV, switch the network configuration to static, and set both
DNS server settings on your ReplayTV to match the "WiRNS IP"
(Be sure to note what your previous settings were)
7) Select "Menu..Setup..Connect to ReplayTV Service Now" on your ReplayTV to
force it to connect through WiRNS.

If all goes well, you should get a clock and a CPU meter pop up on the screen
during the net connect. These are done at the beginning and end of the script
just so you can see that the script began and completed.
Use 2-4-3-Zones to access the debug menus and toggle these back off.

Now you should be able to set your device up using cable box, IR code "1000"

Once things are working, restore the ReplayTV network configuration to your
previous settings. You do not need to continue using WiRNS, so once the code
is installed and working, you can uninstall WiRNS from your PC.
Or, if you normally use WiRNS, you just need to delete the "shellcmds" file.
You can also safely remove the "install" photo directory you created.

To download WiRNS, see http://www.users.qwest.net/~bolenbaughryan2/WiRNS.html

Anyhow, thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:

Using wordpad or some kind of text editor, open each .xml file in the DVArchive local guide directory and change the media type from
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV45" or MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV43"

to:
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV40"


UPDATE: according to joesc1, the media type needs to be ="MPEG_RTV45" for him.

So, it's really trial and error for 4k users. When you rebuild the todo/guide and the shows don't appear, try changing the media type until they do appear.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Using WiRNS to servve guide data to a remote Replay Reply with quote

Using WiRNS to serve guide data to a Remote Replay

On the router to which the WiRNS PC is connected, forward ports
    80(HTTP)
    53(DNS)
    123(NTP)
to your WiRNS IP address.

In your WiRNS install folder, create or modify wirns.hosts (there is a sample file). Add the entry: remote.public.ip=local.public.ip where:
    remote.public.ip is the public IP address of the remote Replay and
    local.public.ip is the public IP address of the WiRNS PC.
    eg. 24.25.26.27=161.162.163.164
On the remote Replay, change DNS1 and DNS2 to the public IP address of the WiRNS PC.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also connect a remote network of Replays to WiRNS by using a VPN tunnel. A typical way of accomplishing this would be to set up a VPN adapter in the WiRNS PC which would connect to the router serving the network of Replays. The VPN adapter would simply have an IP address on the network of Replays and things would be configured normally (you might need to follow some of the rules posted above). However, since broadcast messages typically don't go over a VPN tunnel, automatic Replay discovery likely won't work and the Replays will have to be configured manually in WiRNS.

If no router is available, or if the router doesn't support VPN connections, then a PC can be setup on the Replay network to make the VPN connection to WiRNS...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: updating the channel guide Reply with quote

I can't emphasize enough that in order to update your channel guide. You must choose WIRNS-CHARTER CABLE (OR WHOEVER YOU SUBSCRIBE TO). Otherwise you will have plenty of frustration... And not be able to properly update your channel guide.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone has this file "ReplayTV IR Blaster v1.4.1"? that can send to me please? I cannot seem to locat it

please use "pm" to send me this fie.

Thanks in advance,
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have it. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:
Wirns Limitations Specific to 4000 series replays

No screenshots


I added support for the 4K's photo partition, but did not enable screenshots on the 4K because I couldn't get anyone to confirm that the 4K has this capability...

RevWillie wrote:
Cannot change existing recording settings


This should be available currently...

RevWillie wrote:
No IVSMagic


If this means the IVS tracker, then it should be available for 4Ks...

RevWillie wrote:
No 'repeat flat' features


I don't know what this means...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I know I need to revisit that whole post. A lot has happened since then !
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry wrote:
RevWillie wrote:
No 'repeat flat' features


I don't know what this means...

Henry


"Repeat Flag"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:
Yeah, I know I need to revisit that whole post. A lot has happened since then !


Well, I would love to work with you on the snapshot capability if you want to play with it. I don't think I've gotten much confirmation of the different 4K features that I added. I was also hoping to get confirmation of Theme schedule disable working on the 4K...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:
Henry wrote:
RevWillie wrote:
No 'repeat flat' features


I don't know what this means...

Henry


"Repeat Flag"


Oh, assuming that the "Repeat Flag" is even useful any longer with the change in the program guide from the repeat flag to the new flag, I might assume that this would work the same on the 4K as the 5K. Although, since the 4K doesn't support first run only recording scheduling, I'm not sure what good it would be...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RevWillie wrote:
RevWillie wrote:

Using wordpad or some kind of text editor, open each .xml file in the DVArchive local guide directory and change the media type from
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV45" or MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV43"

to:
MEDIA_TYPE="MPEG_RTV40"


UPDATE: according to joesc1, the media type needs to be ="MPEG_RTV45" for him.

So, it's really trial and error for 4k users. When you rebuild the todo/guide and the shows don't appear, try changing the media type until they do appear.


Just to close this out, 4K XML files should have the MEDIA_TYPE set as MPEG_RTV43, which is RTV firmware version 4.3, the current firmware version for 4Ks. MPEG_RTV40 should not be used, but WiRNS still supports it for backwards compatibility and treats it the same as MPEG_RTV43...

MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV45 is for RTV firmware version 4.5, which was the original 5K firmware, and should not be used for 4K files. Of course, MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV50 is for RTV firmware version 5.0, which is the current 5K firmware...

Anyway, editing the XML's MEDIA_TYPE should no longer be necessary. 4K shows downloaded by DVA should have their MEDIA_TYPE set to MPEG_RTV43, and 4K shows downloaded by WiRNS should also have their MEDIA_TYPE set to MPEG_RTV43. So, the XML file's MEDIA_TYPE should already be set correctly and not need to be edited. In addition, the only MEDIA_TYPE that should be used for 4Ks is MPEG_RTV43...

Finally, what controls which media type WiRNS "looks" for, that is controled by the WiRNS configured serial number. If the WiRNS configured serial number starts with RTV4xxx, then it looks for MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV43 and uses 4K IVS communications and DVA communications. If the WiRNS configured serial number starts with RTV5xxx, then it looks for MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV50 and uses 5K IVS communications and DVA communications...

As far as which media type it looks for when serving files to the remote RTVs, that depends on the remote RTVs' model. Remote 4Ks get served files with MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV43 and remote 5Ks get served files with MEDIA_TYPE MPEG_RTV50. This is identical to how DVArchive operates...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Command for listing plugin config status (enabled/disabled) Reply with quote

FYI... A means of listing WiRNS plugin configuration status (i.e. whether enabled or disabled) from the Windows (XP) command line.

Requires reg.exe program, found (on XP) under C:\Windows\system32

Code:
C:\> reg.exe query HKLM\Software\WiRNS\plugins

! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WiRNS\plugins
    ChannelGuideProvider        REG_SZ  0
    ChannelRemap        REG_SZ  0
    GetNextCall REG_SZ  0
    GetShellCommands    REG_SZ  1
    GuideServer REG_SZ  0
    HeadendProvider     REG_SZ  0
    IVS REG_SZ  0
    IVSProvider REG_SZ  0
    LoginAuthLogout     REG_SZ  0
    NoPhoneNumbers      REG_SZ  0
    NoReplayZones       REG_SZ  0
    NoSoftwareUpdate    REG_SZ  0
    PutSyslogProvider   REG_SZ  1
    RemoteControl       REG_SZ  0
    RSS.NET     REG_SZ  0
    ServerManagement    REG_SZ  1
    XactProvider        REG_SZ  0
    ZipcodeProvider     REG_SZ  0
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