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koan00 11-09-2009 06:18 PM

ComSkip not working..
I am not sure what I am doing wrong here, but I can't seem to get ComSkip working on my clients.

My setup is 1 main server running latest default STV. I have DirMon2 and ComSkip working fine on my HD-PVR recordings. I loaded ComSkip STVi on the server and it seems to be working.

Now I have 2 clients running SageMC 6.3.9a. They are also running the iTV theme (not sure if that matters). I don't see any ComSkip information for any of my recordings..

Am I missing something obvious?

gplasky 11-10-2009 07:17 AM

Make sure the paths are defined as UAC (\\server\share).


koan00 11-10-2009 09:05 AM

Sory for the noob questions but:

Set paths on the server or the clients?

Which path do I set, the regular sage setting for the recordings folder?


gplasky 11-10-2009 11:00 AM

Your comskipping your recordings so it would be the recordings path. Just use UNC paths everywhere. Server and clients need to see the recordings on the same path. I don't think mapped drives work but you can try the same drive letter for both of them also.


koan00 11-10-2009 03:40 PM

Thanks for your replies gplasky :thumb:

I have one more question if you dont mind. Since I now have to share the folders on the network, can I share them read-only?

I ask because I am curious if when I delete a recording, does it also delete the .edl and text files? If so, it is the server deleting the files or the client? I assume that when a client normally deletes a recording, it's a message from client -> server and then the server deletes it. I wasn't sure if this woudl hold true for the comskip data files.

gplasky 11-10-2009 05:16 PM

You can set Dirmon2 to delete the files left over if the cooresponding .mpg or .ts files doesn't exist. If you share as read-only you won't be able to delete them. It's the client and the ID that is logged in that will delete the file.


koan00 11-10-2009 06:47 PM

Thanks again Gerry,

I wasn't sure how to open the directories up read/write for the server, but still read only for the clients since you have to have the same path in bot.

So I did just decide to use a mapped drive. My recordings folders on the server is D:\SageTVShows. So I shared the entire drive read only, and then mapped the d share to d: on my clients (after re-ordering some drives in disk management). Voila, things work :) :goodjob:

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