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Old 10-25-2004, 12:03 PM
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Arrow STV: Cayars17 Ultimate STV (Release 17 - Jan 18)

1/28/05 - DVD Tools (DVDBurner) Release 1.1 Upgrade can be downloaded from HERE.
1/28/05 - External Commercial Detection Manager Test Version D can be downloaded from HERE. Information can be found in message 2854. This isn't needed if you download Cayars18D below. Test18E has a newer version of CDM.
1/28/05 - Cayars Ultimate STV Version 18 E Release information can be found in message 3176. Download link is here.
QManager is currently nearing completion and will manage commercial detection, commercial cutting, compression/transcoding and other external processes in a single or multi-computer environment. (distributed processing)
Compression/Transcoding Engine is currently about 50% completed and progress is moving along quite nicely on it.

Looking for the ultimate STV?
This is a "power users" STV! It is built for Version 2.1 (and later versions) of SageTV.

This STV features "Out-of-the-Box" integration of DVD Burning, DVD Ripping, Local Weather, Weather Suite, Commercial Detection and many, many additional features.

Some parts of this STV are derived from works created by Nielm, MlbDude, Malore, Salbst & Opus4. Many thanks go out to these guys!

Release 1 (Version A)
  • All features from Malore STV & Maldude2 STVs.
  • Support for Malore's modified version of Mlbdude's Upcoming Recordings (bottom left of screen).
  • Support for nielm's disk status bar.
  • Support for Malore's (extension of Nielm's work) Extended Disk Space Bar.
  • Support for Malore's extended version of nielm's disk status bar can be displayed on the header bar above the menu title. Click on the bar to change its settings. Enable it in Detailed Setup.
  • Advanced Sage Recordings menu's.
  • Weather Report Suite from Salsbst.
  • Local Weather by Mlbdude.
  • News Feeds.
  • IMDB Search.
  • External Web Browser.
  • Malore's list views with wrap-around scrolling.
  • LiveTV quick start launch from main menu.
  • The watched command can be used during video playback to toggle a recording’s watched status.
  • The middle mouse button toggles play/pause during playback.
  • The LiveTV Guide displays channel number & name on one line. The number of channel rows displayed in the LiveTV Guide is configurable in Detailed Setup.
  • There is an option to automatically reset the watched flag when a recording is played again.
  • The Favorite Details menu contains Timeslot and Watched Status options.
  • Added Record Icon to the top of each page.
  • Added FirstRun icon back into Sage Recordings.
  • Added Watched Status to Favorite Details menu. Allows you to set or remove the Watched setting from all airings in the Sage DB for that Favorite.
  • Added Mlbdude's playlist capability to Video Library. It uses a playlist called "VIDEO PLAYLIST".
  • New Options menu for Guides includes: LiveTV Guide, Custom Guide 1, Custom Guide 2, Custom Guide 3, Upcoming Movies, Series Premiers and Specials, Viewing History.
  • Added additional menu option to Recording Detail AND Video Detail menus (IMDB Search, Compress, Comm Detect).
  • Nielm's Dynamic Menu System

Release 2-13
  • Information removed to save space.

Release 14
  • Added "Interface Version" to System Information.
  • Re-wrote small portion of Malor Modules to move video window to the top right and stop pauses in modules while loading information.
  • Squashed bug in Malore Recordings losing focus when a file is deleted from the OSD. (solution provided by ToxMox).
  • Added Icons to Malore Modules to show Watched, ComSkip, Closed Captioning, First Run Status (graphics & code written by ToxMox).
  • Changed graphic used for FirstRun in listings to use newer graphic by ToxMox "1st".
  • Modified ToxMox settings above and added these to Recoding Details, Aired Details, Archived Details and Live TV Guide.
  • Added "Year of the show", "Parental Rating of the show", "CC of the show" & "Audio type of the show" to all Detail Info screens for Recording and Guides.
  • Adjusted TV Recordings Date to shrink slightly if needed to fit in allocated space.
  • Changed order of "Internal" and "Interface" buttons in Detailed Setup.
  • Renamed Logo/Screen Saver to Logo/Background/Screen Saver in Detailed Setup->Interface.
  • Moved Detailed Setup->Interface->Background to Detailed Setup->Interface->Logo/Background/Screen Saver.
  • Added the ability to display Episode Numbers in File listings and in Description Info.
  • Added new options for above Episode Numbers in Detailed Setup->Enhancements->Show Episode Numbers.
  • Changed functionality of ComSkip so you can now run ComSkip while show is recording (real-time).
  • Modified OSD Options to give you the ability to launch "Comm Detect". This option takes the place of "Com. Auto Skip" if no file is present.
  • Added new ComSkip.exe (.62) plus modified comskip.ini file.
  • Renamed "Show Malor Options" to "Show Extended Options" in Detailed Setup->Interface->Enhanced OSD Options.
  • Added new option to Detailed Setup->Commercial Skip->Use Commercial AutoSkip.
  • Changed Delete Options to: "Cancel" <- the default menu choice, "Delete, Watched, Like", "Delete, Watched, Not Like", "Delete, Not Watched, Like", "Delete, Not Watched, Not Like"
  • Modified manual delete methods to also delete files of ".txt",".smi",".xml",".log",".Vprj"
  • Modified Time to fit in recording listings.
  • Added "Character Set" option to Detailed Setup->Enhancements->Compress Options.
  • Renamed screen title "Categorized Recordings" from "SageTV Recordings".
  • Renamed Two Pain title from "Recordings" to "TV Recordings".
  • Added WatchBars to "TV Recordings", "Archived Recordings", "Categorized Recordings" & "Two Pane Recordings".
  • Changed name of menu item "Video Library (Current Recordings)" to "Video Library (TV Recordings). This is a shortcut to your Sortcut Recording view as defined in Detailed Setup.
  • Removed "Video Library (Archived)" from Media Libraries menu.
  • Created new sub-menu under Media Libraries called "Other Recording Views"
  • Added direct links to "Video Library (Not Archived)", "Video Library (Archived)", "Categorized Recordings", "Malore Style Recordings" & "Two Pane Recordings" in new "Other Recording Views" sub-menu.
  • Renamed dynamic menu file from "menu.xml" to "cayars-menu.xml" for better operability with other STV files that use the "menu.xml" file (cayars-menu.xml will now be the file you need to edit).
  • Numerious Internal Name Changes (start with fresh cayars-menu.xml file)
  • Changed Detailed Setup->Enhancements->Local Weather to "Weather Options". Moved ZipCode here and added options for the WRS Weather Suite.
  • Removed functionality to Import STV Modules in Detailed Setup-Advanced since this will cause problems for this STV.
  • Added new options to Detailed Setup->Interface->Watched Bars Options. You can enable/disable this feature, set the color bar used and set the transparency level.
  • Added Watched Bars to: Not Archived Recordings, Archived Recordings, Categorized Recordings, Two Pane Recordings, Malore Recordings.
Bug fixes removed to save space.

Release 15
  • Added work around to Favorite's Keep at most functionality. The verbage has been changed and a limit has been set in the STV that keeps a user from entering more then 15 (causes SageTV to set some random value and sometimes delete shows).
  • Added transparent background back to OSD options menu.
  • Discovered and fixed issue where Volume control was showing in the OSD header and footer in non Enhanced OSD views.
  • Added new option "Detailed Setup->Interface->Logo/Background/Screen Saver->Use Logo Disk Status as Back When Clicked" to give the functionality back you used to have by clicking on the SageTV logo.
  • Added new option to menu options to set "Disk Status Bar Options". This is the same as clicking on the Disk Status Bar but a little easier to do with a remote. Also moved the "Close" option to the bottom.
  • Added 2 new settings to "Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->OSD Underscan Options" to control "underscan" of the OSD panels when in the OSD. These are in addition to the "normal" Aspect and Overscan controls and are specific to the OSD itself.
  • Moved "Auto Hide OSD" & "OSD Auto Hide Timeout Seconds" to "Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->Auto Hide Options".
  • Moved "Closed Caption Support" & "Auto Overlay CC Support" to "Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->CC Options".
  • Added the ability to turn off the rounded edges in the OSD panels and have squared panels (default). Setting is located at "Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->Rounded Corners".
  • Modified "Delete Orphans" to handle extensions ".ccno" and ".ccyes".
  • Modifed the following existing Detailed Setup options to change the properties on the server and not the client: "IR Agressive Negative Profiling", "Default padding for new record/favorites", "Use Episodes in File Names", "Remove Padding on Back to Back Favorites/Same Channel", "Scheduling - Look Ahead Days", "Schedule Text File".
  • I added a color Theme to the titles in Detailed Setup. White is a setting found in the OriginalV2.stv that affects the "client". A light blue title is one added to the Cayars stv and affects the "client". A light pink color denotes an OriginalV2 setting that affects the "server". A darker pink color denotes an item added to the Cayars stv that affects the "server". These should be pretty clear when you see them in detailed setup.
  • Moved "Skip DVD Menus" from "Internal" to "DVD setup" in Detailed Setup.
  • Moved "Audio Uses System Volume" from "Internal" to "Audio" in Detailed Setup.
  • Moved "FF/REW Times" from Internal to Interface in Detailed Setup.
  • Renamed "Internal" to "Server" in Detailed Setup.
  • Moved "Strip Hauppauge WinTV PVR in Capture Device Schedule Header" from Interface to Enhancements in Detailed Setup.
  • Moved "Weather Options" from Enhancements to External Setup in Detailed Setup.
  • Added Channel Favorite/Filter to LiveTV Guide. You can access this on the options page for now.
  • Added a new FAVorite icon with a pedlock to indicate favorites with AutoDelete set to No. (icon by ToxMox)
  • Added a new icon to show IR recordings (icon by ToxMox)
  • Added new version of ComSkip
  • Enabled the play_nice_Start and play_nice_End features in comskip.ini file to keep CPU from getting bogged down.
The menu file has only a change or two since version 14.

Release 16
  • Removed a few OSD Refreshes that weren't needed to help speed up the OSD.
  • Fixed OSD file finished playing bug where it stopped on the last frame.
  • Renamed "Move to Library" to "Archive" in Recording Detail screen.
  • Changed color of "timebar" in Live TV Guide and Extended it all the way vertically.
  • Support for running an External DVD Player including parameters.
  • Added the ability to set the type of files (Favorites, Manuals, All) that ComSkip will process automatically.
  • Music Library has been completely overhauled. It now supports sorting and Genre.
  • Added Visualizations to Playlists screens.
  • Fixed issue with Parental Control Codes Shortcut not prompting for passcode if already enabled.
  • Created a new directory under Cayars called "External". This directory will hold all bat, cmd, vbs and external programs. There are several files there now that you may need to edit/modify for your system.
  • Added "External DVD Player" Option to Detailed Setup->External Setup. (calls DVDPlayer.cmd)
  • Added "External Video Player" Option to Detailed Setup->External Setup. (calls VideoPlayer.cmd)
  • Added "External Music Player" Option to Detailed Setup->External Setup. (calls MusicPlayer.cmd)
  • Added support to Import Library for DVD Image Files (CUE,BIN,ISO,CCD,BWT,MDS,CDI,NRG,PDI,B5T).
  • Added Auto mounting of above DVD images and playback via DVD player! (edit ImageMount.cmd to match your system if needed, requires installation of freeware program:Virtual Daemon Manager).
  • XML Menu options have changed for the Music Library.
    "Utilities/Setup" menu now has two SubMenus (Maintenance, Applications)
    "Delete Partial Recordings" was moved from Utilities/Setup to SubMenu Maintenance.
  • "Delete Orphan Files" was moved from Utilities/Setup to SubMenu Maintenance.
  • "Refresh Media Libraries" moved from Media Libraries to Utilities/Setup->Maintenance.
  • "Viewing History" was moved from Utilities/Setup to SubMenu Applications.
    "RIP a DVD" was moved from Utilities/Setup to SubMenu Applications.
  • Renamed "Utilities/Setup" to "Utilities/Apps/Setup".
    Reorganized Utilities/Setup Menu.
  • Added a new submenu to Detailed Setup->Enhancements called "Recording Detail Menus".
  • Added the ability to toggle the following menus choices in "Recording Detail Menus": Add to Playlist, Show Playlist, Clear Playlist, Add to DVD Burn List, Show DVD Manager, Show IMDB.
  • Added Video Playlists to TV Recordings & Archives.
    Referenced post doesn't address the question of why when Comskip run on archived show it says "failed" when it ran fine... BTW, runs and returns "completed etc." from recorded shows ok.
  • STOP in the OSD now returns you to your SageRecordings Shortcut instead of the menu system.
  • TimeStatus Panel in OSD is now centered unless volume control is also being shown Added new option to Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->Show Volume Panel. You can use this to completely hide the volume panel and it will never show in the OSD.
  • Changed manual ComSkip detection code. It now also returns the number of commercial segments detected.
  • Fixed null issue in EPG Description.
  • Fixed issue in RSS Newfeeds where Icon Bar was showing up incorrectly.
  • Added the Ability to completely disable the Volume Control in the OSD. Detailed Setting->Interface->OSD Options->Show Volume Control.
  • Changed display of TimeStatus Panel in the ODD depending on setting above and if volume panel is being displayed at the same time. If volume isn't being displayed then the TimeStatus panel is now full width but only 1/2 height compared to previous TimeStatus Panels.
  • Delete Orphan Files now deletes .ccyes and .ccnow files
  • Updated Java Code for IMDB to fix new layout problems.

Release 17
  • Added support for .CUE image types
  • Added the ability to have upper or lower case extensions for DVD Images: .iso, .ccd, .bwt, .mds, .cdi, .nrg, .pdi, .b5t, cue
  • Added a new option to Detailed Setup->External Setup->Use External Players for Non-Native File Types Only. (Enabled)
  • Changed Default of both "External Video Player" and "External Music Player" to Enabled.
  • Changes functionalality of STOP command in OSD to go "Back" instead.
  • Added "Archived" file types to Background Commercial Processing Recording Types.
  • Updated IMDB java files and STV code per Nielm's new release.
  • Fixed OSD Options Menu when watching a show - Everything is now centered properly.
  • Fixed Search text button sizes in Music Library on Album page.
  • Fixed background video issue in LiveTV Guide screen and other screens using the same theme.
  • Fixed issues with Mini Guide.
  • You can now add videos from Video Imports to the DVD Burn List.
  • Added filtering to Searches to filter out music and picture files.
  • Added Custom Aspect Ratios for Video Files & DVD discs. These are now seperate aspect ratios!
  • Added Music Library Extensions to Detailed Setup->Multimedia
  • Added a new background graphic designed by ToxMox named Background1024c.png
  • Changed all option panels in Detailed Setup to use the proper color codes introduced in version 16.
  • Added a new Menu Bar graphic designed by ToxMox.
    Modified DVDBurner to be much more CPU friendly.
  • Hotkey shortcuts in OSD now work correctly.
  • Removed duplicate "Back" button in Picture library.
  • Removed pause at end of show in OSD before delete screen popup
  • Made numerious changes to internal DVDBurner code ("F")
If you are upgrading from any version before 16 you will need CoreFileR2.zip and Cayars17.zip.

Also added Detailed Setup Configurations for the following Sage properties:
  • aggressive_negative_profiling - if enabled, Intelligent Recording will try harder to understand what the user doesn't like
  • use_episodes_in_filenames - true/false to add the episode names of a show to the filename generation
  • remove_padding_on_back_to_back_favorites - when two Favorites are on back-to-back on the same channel it causes any padding to be ignored for that junction
  • autohide_osd - specifies whether or not the OSD should autohide after the osd timeout expires
  • ui/base_font_size - font point size for general text
  • ui/controls_font_size - font point size for button text
  • ui/heading_font_size - font point size for main menu items
  • ui/subheading_font_size - font point size for heading text items
  • ui/title_font_size - font point size for menu titles
  • ui/epg_num_cols - num columns in the LiveTV EPG
  • ui/epg_num_rows - num rows in the LiveTV EPG
  • osd_autohide_time - milliseconds for autohide of OSD
  • scheduling_lookahead - the amount of time SageTV should plan out its recording schedule in milliseconds
  • ui/picture_library_num_rows - number of rows to use in the picture library menu
  • ui/picture_library_num_cols - number of columns to use in the picture library menu
  • videoframe/ff_time - milliseconds adjustment for FF
  • videoframe/ff_time2 - milliseconds adjustment for FF2
  • videoframe/rew_time - milliseconds adjustment for REW (should be negative)
  • videoframe/rew_time2 - milliseconds adjustment for REW2 (should be negative)
  • videoframe/skip_dvd_menus - when playing back a DVD SageTV will attempt to skip over any DVD Menus and start playing the movie directly, sometimes this is not allowed by the DVD
  • scheduler_export_file - set to write a file out with the current Sage recording schedule, can be used to create a simple web page to show SageTV's current scheduled recordings

Release 18 Test
  • Changed Processing mechanism for Comskip. It will now process all Manual Recordings first, then all Favorites, then all Archived shows and then all other files (depends on Enabled/Disabled status in Detailed Setup).
  • CC Captions are now automatically turned on when OSD is Muted.
  • Changed/fixed functionality of "Watch Now" button in Detailed Screens.
  • Renamed "Recording Detail Menus" to "Detail Menu Buttons" in Detailed Setup-Enhancements.
  • Added a new SubMenu under Detailed Setup->Enhancements called "Manage Shortcuts".
  • Moved "Recording", "Schedule", "TV Guide" & "Upcoming Movie" Shortcut Options to the new "Manage Shortcuts" SubMenu.
  • Added new Detailed Setting called "Use Enhanced Delete" and it's set to ENABLED by default. If set to DISABLED when deleting files you'll get only a "Yes/No" option.
  • Fixed DVD Commercial cutting setting so it is being passed to the DVD Burner application correctly now.
  • Added new Detailed Setup->External Setup option for Management of Plugins. This will manage the following plugins: Nielm's MP3 VBR Fix, Nielm's WebServer, Nielm's External Status Montitor, and ErsatzTom's Xcard.
  • Added native support (bundled) for "External Status Monitor Interface", "MP3 VBR Fix", "WebServer", & "Xcard".
  • Added support to Close the Xcard OSD when launching external players and opening it afterwards.
  • Fixed issue where working directory 2 in DVDBurner code was not functioning correctly.
  • Made additional addustments to external player code to further refine it.
  • Removed "MP3 VBR Fix" Code that was added in 18 Test A. Now included in core for 2.2.4.
  • Fixed internal links in OSD for ComSkip logic in OSD.
  • Fixed issue with XCard plugin not removing entries when disabled.
  • Fixed garbled text when selecting the audio track in a DVD.
  • Fixed Commercial AutoSkip in OSD
  • Added configuration option "Use CCs on Mute" to Detailed Setup-Audio and also to Detailed Setup->Interface->OSD Options->CC options
    Changed default working1 and working2 directories for DVDBurner to "C:\DVDTemp" & "D:\DVDTemp"
  • Addition of new EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL DETECTION manager (Test Release A).
  • Added the ability to have COMMERCIAL DETECTION paused when you enter the OSD and resumed when you leave the OSD. This is configurable in "Detailed Setup-External Setup->Commercial Processing (formerly Commercial Skip)->Pause Commercial Detection in OSD".
  • Added "/erase" option to DVDDecrypter command line used to burn ISO images to DVD disc.
  • Contains the Released version of DVDBurner!
  • Fixed Archive processing on internal comskip code.
  • Added Default Padding for Manual Recordings.
  • Change Left/Right arrow key functionality in Start/Stop Padding Entries.
  • LEFT now goes back in time and RIGHT goes forward in time.
  • Enabled mouse button clicks on ICON BAR for MANual recordings, Watched, & Don't Like to toggle these settings.
  • Changed default to DISABLED for option "Pause Commercial Detection in OSD" in setup.
  • Added new option "Process when Screen Saver is Active" setting to commercial detect setup which is set to ENABLED by default. If you have this and "Pause Commercial Detection in OSD" both enabled the screen saver setting will overide the OSD setting.
  • Added a process that writes an XML file for every TV file on your system. The XML file contains all the EPG data for the show as well as information such as the channel it was recorded on, it's location when captured, the capture board used, etc.. This XML file will have multiple uses, but the first thing that will make use of it will be the external Commercial Detect Manager.
  • Added XML file type to Ophan Cleanup Module.
  • Added IconBar to "Upcoming Recording Schedule".
  • Includes DVDBurner 1.1 Upgrade
  • Includes CommercialDetectManager (CDM) Test D
  • Fixed Delete Orphan Files to handle xml files. (not needed to run if using CDM)
  • Added new menu option "Activate Screen Saver" to Utilites/Setup menu
  • Added new menu option (and module) "Force EPG Update" to utilities/Setup->Maintenance menu
NOTES FOR DVDBURNER:
1) Check you working directories to make sure they DO NOT have any spaces in them. Suggested/default paths are now "C:\DVDTemp" and "D:\DVDTemp".
2) NEVER EVER set the working directories to paths used for anything else as the first thing the DVDBurner does is DELETE all files in the "working directory".
NET Framework 1.1 is required. If you don't have this you can d/l it HERE.

NOTES FOR COMMERCIAL DETECTION:
1) To use the external commercial detection you will want/need to DISABLE the "Internal Background Commerial Processing" which is the old style comskip done via the STV itself.
2) Edit the config file (CommercialDetectManager.cfg) to match your system.
3) Manually run CDRun.bat to start Commercial Detection or create a shortcut to this file in your startup folder so it will automatically start when a user is logged on.
NET Framework 1.1 is required. If you don't have this you can d/l it HERE.

***This is an early release test version of the Commercial Detection Manager. The final release version will run as a service on your machine and will be able to read your library files directly from the sage property files. These two features were left out for testing purposes.

TEST VERSIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO VIP MEMBERS. SEE HERE <link temporarly removed> FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

DOWNLOAD FILES
NET Framework 1.1 is required for DVDTools and CDM. If you don't have this you can d/l it HERE or use Windows Update.

You will need to download 3 files:
Extract JavaR2.zip into your Java library extensions directory (i.e. C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\lib\ext)

Extract CoreFilesR2.zip into your main SageTV directory. Please make sure nested folders get extracted correctly.

Extract Cayars17.zip into your main SageTV directory. Please make sure nested folders get extracted correctly.

THINGS YOU MUST MANUALY ADJUST
Open the DVDrip.bat file and edit it to use your DVD drive letter and set it to a drive/folder location specific to your system.

Open the WeatherConfig.XML file in your main SageTV directory and edit the "locations" section. You should be able to change the entry for "Franklinville, NJ" to your own city. Just change the name and ZIPCODE.

TO ENABLE CLOSED CAPTION SUPPORT
You must be using a Hauppauge PVR250/350 card(the Roslyns, blackbird & PVR-USB2 cards do not work). You must be using a driver version(I believe 1.7 and up) that supports imbedding CC into the recording. You must have enabled the CCinDVD registry key. For driver versions below 1.18.016.22092 you can use this reg file . For driver versions after 1.18.016.22092, see this site for directions on adding the correct setting to your registry. You have to reboot your computer the first time you enable the CCinDVD key for it to take effect. The recording quality used must be a DVD style profile and of course the show must actually have CC.

ONLY NEEDED IF YOU EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH WEATHER:
Open your Sage.Properties AND SageClient.Properties and adjust the following sections to match those below. Change the zipcode to match your zipcode. As an option you can removed these sections and the STV will create them for you the first time you enter Local Weather. If you allow it to create the entries on it's own, you might have to exit SageTV one time for the Local Weather to read the entries back in (bug).

mlbdude/right_image_root=\\STVs\\OriginalV2\\Weather
mlbdude/weather_exe=\\STVs\\OriginalV2\\weather\\GetWeatherJava.exe
mlbdude/weather_exe_java=false
mlbdude/weather_file=\\STVs\\OriginalV2\\weather\\Weather.txt
mlbdude/weather_image_root=\\STVs\\OriginalV2\\weather\\images
mlbdude/weather_provider=www.weatherroom.com
mlbdude/weather_url=http\://www.weatherroom.com/xml/ext/
mlbdude/weather_zip=08322

NOTE: please make sure there are no spaces in the above weather settings. There are no spaces when I'm typing this but for some reason they show up in the message when viewing it.

Screen Images
I still have not added any of mlbdude's enhanced OSD/mini-guide routines. I'm going to take a look at them next. You will see options for these in the Detailed Setup already as I do have plans to incorporate them or something very close!

The stock menu.xml file provided will give you the following system look:


The Menu Menu with background1024C.jpg


Guides Menu with background2.jpg


Live TV Guides with background6.jpg
This pictures shows the ICON BAR. The icons are: RECording, 1st Run, Commercial Skip (processed), Closed Captioning, Favorite (if it has a lock on it then AutoDelete is set to NO), Watched, Don't Like, IR, Manual Record, Archived.


Media Library Menu with background12.jpg


TV Recording with default background file. This screen shows you "normal" recordings and also recordings you have archived. This screen also shows you another copy of the Icon Bar. Also take note of the icons on the show descriptions themselves. You can see one show is recoding and it's a 1st run. Also two shows are "A" archived and there is a folder with archived shows in it also.


Schedules Menu (from previous release)


Information Menu (from previous release)


Utilities/Apps/Setup Menu with background8


New Optional OSD Layout


OSD with Mini-Guide

Enjoy,
Carlo

Last edited by Cayars; 03-05-2005 at 08:49 PM.
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Old 10-25-2004, 12:34 PM
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Wow Cayars,
Nice work. I can't wait to get home and install this!
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Old 10-25-2004, 01:38 PM
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A few additional notes:
In order to use COMPRESS, COMSKIP, NEWSFEEDS or the WEATHER SUITE functionalities you will need to set up your environment correctly. These setups have been covered in other threads so I won't cover them here (at this time).

Please make sure you go into the additional Detailed Setup menus (Enhancements 1, Enhancements 2, Commercial Skip) to set the options needed for your environment.

As previously mentioned, the menus and submenus are completely customizable. If you don't like the layout I did, CHANGE IT! If you don't need or want the "Back" buttons on your menus you can remove them, etc... The menus will auto-size themselves based on screen real-estate.

The "Upcoming Recordings" and "Video Disk Space" sections (bottom left and right) can be removed from any of the menus by simply removing these two sections from the menu.xml file:

<option>showrecschedwidget</option>
<option>showdiskspacewidget</option>

showrecschedwidget = Upcoming Recordings
showdiskspacewidget = Video Disk Space

I have them enabled on each and every menu. It would be trivial to remove them from everything but the main menu for example.

Each menu item is composed of (normally) four lines. An example:

<internalScreenMenuItem
title="Video Library (Imported)"
icon="STVs\OriginalV2\cayars/library.png"
screen="Video Library"/>

The TITLE is what will show up on your screen as a menu choice. So if you wanted to change the verbage back to "Imported Videos" this is the line you would change.

The ICON line is just what it sound like. This points to the graphic that appears on screen for this menu choice. If you don't want to use a graphic for a particular menu item you can safely remove the whole icon line.

The SCREEN line points to the internal function/page in the STV. Unless you have Studio you can't change this functionality.

Carlo
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How about transparency for overlay like in Neilm's STV?
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Old 10-25-2004, 02:06 PM
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Will this stv not work for 2.0 users?
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Mikejaner,
I'm presently working on OSD transparencies and hopefully will have this done late tonight or sometime tomorrow.

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Old 10-25-2004, 02:52 PM
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Abasu2003,
I honestly don't know if it will work in 2.0 or not. It has specific 2.1 features in it so I know parts will not work correctly. My guess would be not to try it with 2.0 unless you have everything backed up.

If you're still on 2.0 you might want to just run Nielm's STV as it's the closest to this one in 2.0 land.

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Old 10-25-2004, 02:58 PM
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To me it look lame with "3" Video Disk space being display
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Abasu2003,
I honestly don't know if it will work in 2.0 or not. It has specific 2.1 features in it so I know parts will not work correctly. My guess would be not to try it with 2.0 unless you have everything backed up.

If you're still on 2.0 you might want to just run Nielm's STV as it's the closest to this one in 2.0 land.

Carlo

I hope you know that this STV pushed me to install 2.1
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:48 PM
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A couple of quick questions:

A couple of my recordings, I can't turn of CC. I don't know if this is due to your STV or that I just installed 2.1, but they won't go away. When I go to the on screen menu while watching the show, and I hit CC enable/disable it enables/disables a different set of captions. But the really big, nice looking ones are always tehre. Any ideas? Those recordings are old.

Also, I notice you dont' have Mlbdude Style Recording Section. I can still access this with the dynamic menu right?

EDIT: I just realized, are there new definitions of dynamic menus updated for 2.1 or can we still use http://www.sage-community.org/~nielm...v/screens.html ?

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Old 10-25-2004, 05:56 PM
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enhanced OSD does not work only malores and Custom Menu Names do not appear
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To me it look lame with "3" Video Disk space being display
Ya think???

I just did that for the pics to show what the STV could do. I myself only run one of them.
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The good news, though, is that at least all 3 are showing the same results...

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Try one of the other STVs and see if CC works correctly. This will help determine if the issue is 2.1 related or my STV.

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A couple of quick questions:

A couple of my recordings, I can't turn of CC. I don't know if this is due to your STV or that I just installed 2.1, but they won't go away. When I go to the on screen menu while watching the show, and I hit CC enable/disable it enables/disables a different set of captions. But the really big, nice looking ones are always tehre. Any ideas? Those recordings are old.
Try one of the other STVs and see if CC works correctly. This will help determine if the issue is 2.1 related or my STV.
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Also, I notice you dont' have Mlbdude Style Recording Section. I can still access this with the dynamic menu right?
Are you referring to the 2 pain and 3 pain recording views? If you can post a picture of what this screen looks like it will help me to know exactly what it is you're talking about and I can incorporate it that much easier.

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EDIT: I just realized, are there new definitions of dynamic menus updated for 2.1 or can we still use http://www.sage-community.org/~nielm...v/screens.html ?
I wouldn't go by his list for this STV. While it's close to the same, the differences will drive you crazy. Now what you can do is use it as a guide. Then while SageTV is running do a right mouse button click and select "Add New Menu Button" to get a list of any Sub-Menus or Internal Screens names. You can also use Sage Commands or elect to use external commands from here.

The reason his previous list isn't going to be 100% correct for this STV is the fact that I reworked a bunch of internal Sub-Menus and such and renamed them to "<name> by Cayars" or something similar so that I could easily track what I've changed. As far as all the items already on the menus you can just look at the MENU.XML file in notepad and look up specifically what is being called for those items.

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enhanced OSD does not work only malores and Custom Menu Names do not appear
I don't follow what you saying here. Could you elaborate a little or explain what isn't working? Any pictures from other STVs that show the "proper" functionality would be extremely helpful!
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:05 PM
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Enhanced OSD: I'm confused about this, did you not incorporate the mini-OSD? Eitherway, its not there. There is an OSD that shows show information but the up/down arrows don't show show information for up/down channels

Mlbdude's Recording Screen: This is a 2 pane horizontal recording screen that looks almost identical to Malore's. However, malore's ahs a problem messing up if you try to view it while watching live TV (at least with my video rendered settings). The menu can't handle it. The nielm STV screen name is "SageRecordings w/ Optional Preview & AutoCategories Two Pane Hor CSM." Here is a picture of it from Mlbdude's website: http://download.sage.tv/~mlbdude/ima...de2/sr_hor.JPG

CC: I did what you said and it turns out, CC is always on independant of STV.

Can someone help me with this? I'll start a thread in Beta Testing just to make sure. Its nice to have CC's that look so good but i want to be abel to control them.
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:26 PM
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Enhanced OSD: I'm confused about this, did you not incorporate the mini-OSD? Eitherway, its not there. There is an OSD that shows show information but the up/down arrows don't show show information for up/down channels
If you are referring to the mini-guide type thing in the OSD, NO it's not in there. A few people have requested it so it's on my list.

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Mlbdude's Recording Screen: This is a 2 pane horizontal recording screen that looks almost identical to Malore's. However, malore's ahs a problem messing up if you try to view it while watching live TV (at least with my video rendered settings). The menu can't handle it. The nielm STV screen name is "SageRecordings w/ Optional Preview & AutoCategories Two Pane Hor CSM." Here is a picture of it from Mlbdude's website: http://download.sage.tv/~mlbdude/ima...de2/sr_hor.JPG
This should not be hard to add. I actually had both of these in my STV earlier and I think I overwrote it. If memory serves me correctly there is a 2 pain horizontal and 2 pain vertical mlbdude screen. I'll put them on my list.

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CC: I did what you said and it turns out, CC is always on independant of STV.

Can someone help me with this? I'll start a thread in Beta Testing just to make sure. Its nice to have CC's that look so good but i want to be abel to control them.
Well, looks like this is one thing I don't have to fix yet.
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-"Upcoming Favorites by Malore" Screen doesn't work. At least for me, it just shows up blank with an outline of a box and the title and thats it.


-I'm not sure what's going on with your "Multimenu by malore modified by Cayars" but it just shows a lot of stuff that I'm not recording. Also, all of it seems to be between 10 and 12 p.m. with the same listing duplicated in many cases. I couldn't really edit the settings for this.

EDIT: Thanks for the quick replies. I hope I am being helpful. I really like your STV and I'm not just ripping it apart. Sometimes, its hard to tell
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:58 PM
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basically everything that was part of mlbdude's enhanced OSD
is not working at all

and the mini guide was part of the enhanced OSD
as I remember it
in fact still using it
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:24 PM
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Then all the mlbdude stuff makes sence why it's not working since it's not supported yet. I probably should have noted you'll see Detail Setup for some items that aren't supported yet. The setup portion of these mods are basically done, now I'm adding the hooks and code to support the mods.

Here's the current To Do list so far:
Semi-transparent OSD as featured in Nielm's STV
Mlbdude Style Recording Section
Enhanced OSD from MlbDude
Mini-Guide from mlbdude
Create shortcuts for "Search for Programs" on Record menus for use in dynamic menus
Create shortcuts for "Setup Menus" items for use in dynamic menus
Nielm's Custom Command hooks in Details menu

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