signcarver wrote:there is a great world of possibilities.. just take care to mind the rules, particularly of use of images...
i.e. https://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewt ... 88&t=19230
Yes - this is a transient data.. so we request, and it's displayed as long as the person is on the page.. Once you kill the page it's dropped.. so no archiving, or storage beyond keeping the request in memory until the page is refreshed. I think this is inline with the rules. Clearly if SD disagree I can pull it.
I can easily see how guide might be abused, particularly if one tried to make a 14 day grid using the methods presented in the slice view... over 25000 requests for a typical cable system... I think it can be cut to 84 and even not all got at once but haven't seen that aspect used so won't be the one to try.
This is I imagine is a big concern.. Can lead to a lot of hits to the guide servers in SD.. which is not a good thing really.
At least here it's just a matter of rules, but that can also get out of hand.
I have some optimizations in place to slow down the pace of requests.. BUT it would be so much easier if I could concatenate the series I'm interested in to a single request.. The server would manage it better, and so would my scripts
Personally I would like to see Search and Episodes a little more documented and available for all to use (at least search)
Are you allowing ChannelOnly to be set on that rules page? Are you populating it from episodes or just default channel from series info (or even what was recorded)...
It's reported by the Rules right now if the Channels is set to a particular channel, so no entry means all channels. However I had thought to also do a guide lookup on that series to get the channels, which should allow me to provide a list of channels so you can set ChannelOnly.. But I don't want to overload the queries until I optimize..
I haven't moved that way yet with my utility and for one thing I thought was on NBC I set to 12.1 and it was actually on ABC 15.1 so I do need to work on that a bit. I also allow a user definable default padding with a button to quickly set that...
Yeah - that is something I want to be able to override.. and also to provide an ability to set a selection of rules with new padding in one click.
I also add an AfterOriginalAirdateOnly option with a button that would set date to "now" (I subtract a day as I am lazy).
Had thought about that too.. one step at a time.. Eventually the green decorators will be clickable, and then you have the selection boxes to allow some group functions.
It is also nice how engine ip:port can now so easily be obtained
Made it really easy.
Was already going down the way of setting the port anyway in the config, so would have been relatively easy for this UI to find it on the local server.. But having it discoverable now streamlines the whole thing
avdp wrote:The most interesting feature I'm looking for is the ability to schedule a show from a webpage. Not scheduling grid, nothing like that. Just search for a show, then click record. Kind of like the discover/search page provided by the DVR but from a webpage.
That's going to be tricky.. But I like the idea..
I don't think I will do it here - but if someone contributes it....