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Old 04-21-2011, 05:06 PM
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Girder & SageTV

I know this has been hashed around quite a bit, but.... from the FAQ

Does SageTV support the use of Girder?
Yes, SageTV fully supports the use of Girder to control the SageTV application. SageTV also supports the use of Girder's event plug-in to control an external set-top box or IR receiver. A plugin for control of SageTV is available here.
Is this still true? Or is this a leftover fragment of earlier aspirations?

Due to the topology of my HTPC/network, I need to (would like to) use Girder to control various pieces of the system, and I currently have SageTV in two locations (different rooms). I would love to seamlessly integrate the two. It appears that this has been done in the past, but all links seem to be broken. Is this a no-go? Or is there a better solution that is already integrated with Sage?
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:49 PM
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I have used Girder for many years. I HAVE NOT upgraded to V7 yet (if it ain't broke...) but don't expect a problem. I use XP, too, so I can't speak to Win7 interactions. I love the flexibility of Girder! Some of the commands are implemented as ghost keystrokes and others are windows commands. Everything works. It just works.

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Old 04-28-2011, 04:53 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm a long time Girder user too. I guess my question was more "Does SageTV support the use of Girder? ". And "SageTV also supports the use of Girder's event plug-in to control an external set-top box or IR receiver.". How is this done? Are you using a Girder event plug-in for SageTV?

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:53 PM
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According to the SageTv manual, they support custom commands which can be mapped... So maybe you can have Custom1 trigger a Girder action or something...
SageTCPServer (2.3.5): Open source TCP interface to the SageTV API
MLSageTV (3.1.8)/Sage Media Server (1.13): SageTV plugin for MainLobby/CQC
TaSageTV (2.58)/TaSTVRemote (1.14): Monitor/control SageTV with an Android device
TbSageTV (1.02)/STVRemote (1.11): Monitor/control SageTV with a PlayBook 2
TiSageTV (1.64)/TiSTVRemote (1.09): Monitor/control SageTV with an iPhone/iPod/iPad
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:47 AM
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Girder does work as far as I know, but I haven't used it in a few years since it was bought out by another company (sound familiar?) and was no longer free.

If you're willing to explore other options, EventGhost is an excellent open-source project that can do everything I used to do with Girder. It even has SageTV support built-in so you don't have to manually set up all the events.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:14 PM
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Honestly, Girder is still worth the purchase price. It can really do pretty much everything. The ONLY thing I don't like about it is that it can no longer detect a request to sleep the computer (to perform pre-sleep actions) - but this is a win7 issue, and not a girder one (win7 no longer asks programs if it is okay to sleep, it just does it no matter what).
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