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Pocket TV Browser

Postby krazman » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:53 pm

I registered. I paid. I set up the schedule for my zip code. NOW WHAT?????

Am I supposed to receive a code to set up the SD server in my Pocket TV Browser to replace the Zap2it code???

Thanks for your help.

Brad
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby whurlston » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:46 pm

Check with the developer of Pocket TV Browser for an updated executable.
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby meddaugh » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:16 am

I use Pocket TV Browser and it just uses XMLTV to download the data, you should be able to get a new version of XMLTV that would be compatible with it. Not sure since I'm not signed up yet.

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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby brownster » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:19 am

The new xmltv does not work from within PTVB. For some reason PTVB will not let you use @ or "." in the login name. And of course the SD login name is your email address which has @ and "." in it :)

I have been manually running xmltv from a command prompt. I edited my pvtmanager.ini file to look for the file instead of a url and it is working. We will have to see if Jeff will update PTVB for the change from Zap2It to SD. Hopefully he will. If not, we will have to come up with some workarounds to make it work.

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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby rwbutler@cox.net » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:05 am

Jim

Exactly how did you modify your pvtmanger.ini file so that the PTVB didn't freeze

Thanks
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby brownster » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:53 am

I left the settings as if I were still using Zap2It and only changed the listurl line.

[zap2it-dd]
description=XMLTV Zap2it Listings (US, Canada)
regurl=http://labs.zap2it.com
providervars=LoginName,Password,provider_id
providerurl=tv_grab_na_dd --share . --dd-data lineups.xml --list-lineups
channelurl=tv_grab_na_dd --share . --dd-data lineups.xml --reprocess --list-channels
listingurl=provider.xml
listingformat=xmltv
categories=zap2it-categories
granularity=5

The listingurl should be the file name that you have XMLTV download. You can set that in the command line of your shortcut. I use:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Pocket TV Browser\xmltv.exe" tv_grab_na_dd --days 14 --output provider.xml

I have PTVB scheduled to run every 14 days for Zap2It.... but I manually run download after I run my SD shortcut to run XMLTV.

Hope this helps,
Jim
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby rwbutler@cox.net » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:51 pm

Jim,

Thanks --- works like a charm

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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby CBL » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:59 pm

I'm almost there. How do you enter ID and password then?
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby brownster » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:27 pm

You have to leave your set up as it was in Zap2It. Don't try to change anything within PTVB. Follow these steps and you will have your work around until Jeff makes the internal changes.

1. Edit your PTVManager.ini file to change the listingurl line

[zap2it-dd]
description=XMLTV Zap2it Listings (US, Canada)
regurl=http://labs.zap2it.com
providervars=LoginName,Password,provider_id
providerurl=tv_grab_na_dd --share . --dd-data lineups.xml --list-lineups
channelurl=tv_grab_na_dd --share . --dd-data lineups.xml --reprocess --list-channels
listingurl=provider.xml
listingformat=xmltv
categories=zap2it-categories
granularity=5

2. Copy the new XMLTV file to your Pocket Browser directoy
3. Set up your channels on SD Website
4. Run the xmltv config command from a dos prompt within the PTVB folder/directory to set xmltv up.

xmltv tv_grab_na_dd --configure

follow the prompts to configure xmltv

5. Make a batch file containing:

@echo off
echo Creating PTV Files
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Pocket TV Browser\
xmltv tv_grab_na_dd --days 14 --output provider.xml
TVTweak auto
ptvmanager -console:log.txt -transfer all
echo done

Change your directory to the appropriate directory for PTVB
I use TVTweak because it exposes more data to PTVB. If you don't use it delete that line. Or find TVTweak at: http://feebdack.com/tvtweak
The PTVManager line runs PTVB silently and transfers my palm file for next hotsync.

6. Run your Batch file each morning and hotsync. I have actually scheduled it to run on its own via Task Scheduler. It is now as automated as PTVB was with Evolve and Zap2It. :)

I set my Scheduled download on the Schedule tab in PTVB to several days out that way PTVB will not download on its own.

Hope this helps!
Jim
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Re: Pocket TV Browser

Postby brownster » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:32 pm

CBL wrote:I'm almost there. How do you enter ID and password then?
Thanks for the help.
CB


You cannot set up SD from within PTVB because it does not like ID's and Passwords with anything but numeric and alphabet characters. Since your ID is your email, you have an @ and "." in it. PTVB does not like this :(

Therefore you have to do a little work around. But it works like a charm!

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