- January 16, 2012
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@sjevtic i went through the thread you gave me and although i am sure its all good information, it is well over my head. i wonder, if i change the settings in the schedules direct plugin and restart the tv service, will this change the settings in the channels? doubt it could be that easy, but sure would be nice if it was. alternatively i wonder if i could export the channels to xml, then edit the xml, then re import them.
Yes, there is some complexity in there, but that is a consequence of the questions being asked. It just so happens that the example query I presented in that message is the *exact* one you need: configuring your channels for component video and TOSlink audio. I even went as far as giving the exact sqlcmd command that you can paste into a cmd.exe window on your TV-Server machine, assuming you are using the MS SQL Server database on that machine, a pretty common installation scenario. A few pages down, @ltpr explains how to do it on on MySQL:
I know the thread can be overwhelming, but patience goes a long way--there are some real pearls of wisdom in there.
In theory, export/modify/import should work, but I do not know for sure if this will work right for channels managed by the SD plugin.
You could modify the SHEF plugin to send whatever SHEF commands you want. But the reality is that this alone won't help much because you'd also need to develop user interface elements to support that logic and present it in a friendly fashion. Alternatively, if you want something quick and dirty, you can send requests for button presses and other functionality using a web browser (bookmark button) or even wget (to call from a script). The document I linked to above contains all the SHEF commands.
i looked around breifly and found on another site that they are having to do a sort of series of arrow and select commands to get to it. i was hoping for something similar to channel numbers/ids. like maybe if the pandora app had an id similar to the channel ids so i could go directly there rather then simulating a bunch or remote control actions.
You might want to search to see if there is a newer SHEF spec floating around that exposes that feature for access with a single absolute command, as I suspect that spec I referenced predates the Pandora functionality in the receiver, If not, you might have to do something similar to what is suggested in your link though you shouldn't need a 2 second delay between commands if implemented carefully.