Registered: Feb 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
What are your favorite custom hacks? (Mine: "robo" batch save to VCR)
I'm so pleased with my new-and-improved DTiVo that just I had to gush publicly about it... & I figured there might be others out there who might want to do the same. Maybe we can limit this thread to hacks you customized or combined in some new or creative way?
I've spent under $10 on my hacks... using a humble bash-prompt-over-serial, I've assembled & tweaked a select batch of "tools" <cough> that have taken my DTiVo's usefulness to a whole new level!
Customized Hack #1: Batch Save to VCR -- My "ultimate solution" involved installing SendKey (a.k.a. "sendkeyandwait"), and modifying the included "mplay" script to streamline it & do a "Save to VCR" instead of play.
The result? "Robo-control" while I sleep! I select the first item to archive, issue a one-line command on my bash prompt, press "record" on my VCR and go to bed. My TiVo then issues phony remote control commands to go into "Save to VCR." It plays the selected program, bumps up to the next item to archive, selects "Save to VCR" on that item, etc.! Then when it's all done, it puts the TiVo into standby, so the rest of the tape is blank!
BTW, I use this instead of merge.tcl because I want the full item description to display before each recording.
Philips DSR6000 DirecTiVo, 68 hours with assorted custom hacks
(Like "Robo" Batch Save and "Friends Friendly" TivoTitle)
Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem.
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