Windows user - something simple?

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rhywun
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Windows user - something simple?

Post by rhywun »

I've been using Couch Potato on the Mac for a couple years and I'm wondering if there's anything similar for Windows. (Couch Potato is a Dashboard widget that shows a simple list that refreshes every hour, and also shows matches of favorite shows that you select. It's dead simple to use - just plug in your username and password and the rest is automated.)

I'm trying a combination of TVG and xmltv right now and it's decent but I don't think it's as automated as I like. And it's pretty high on resources. Are there any other suggestions? Thanks!

unixd0od
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Re: Windows user - something simple?

Post by unixd0od »

What kind of automation are you looking for that TVG lacks?

rhywun
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Re: Windows user - something simple?

Post by rhywun »

Well, TVG seems to require manual intervention to download new data. I'd like something I can just install and forget about it. Couch Potato downloads fresh data every hour in the background. It doesn't have to be open source, either. But it has be just a simple listing with favorites--I don't use any DVR or anything like that.

cfcubed
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Re: Windows user - something simple?

Post by cfcubed »

Perhaps a bit biased as I'm one of the developers of it, but maybe take a peek at MyTelly http://sourceforge.net/projects/mytelly.

You have to have a Java ver 1.4 or better JRE around (Mac OS comes with, your Windows box *may* have it already, if not I like Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp ).

There's really no doc for it other than a Readme.txt file in the default ver 1.2 zip download and posts in its public forums.

But just having the JRE around and unzipping the default/non-src MyTelly zip file somewhere should be all there is to its install.

Then just double-click the MyTelly.bat file, Use Tools-> Configure to put in your SD u/p & Tools -> Update to pull down your schedule every week should do it.

It has pretty strong search capability, if I do say so myself:), like ORs (|), 1st occurance, title-only and channel call-letter limited searching.

At this point I have like 6 or 7 saved searches that I run each week (using Search -> Run ALL Searches) to find the needle in the haystack shows worth watching to add to the printable schedule.

Again, I'm a bit biased for sure, but a few years ago I stumbled upon Tom's MyTelly, it was nice then & knowing Java decided to make it nicer. But I've not tried other solutions in the last 2 or 3 years.

Good luck,
Chris

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