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Acade

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Dear Toppy community,

after having extended my TAP "AcadeRC" significantly, I'm opening a new thread for it to avoid any future irritations regarding the subject's title line (the "RC" means "Receiver Control" now and includes "Remote Control"). AcadeRC may be considered as a "Swiss Army Knife" for Topfield PVRs.

These are the TAP's current (v4.11) functions:

* File browser (clear, fast, comprehensive)
* Text viewer (displays text, HTML, EPG and hex dumps)
* Image viewer (displays BMP, GIF, PNG and JPG files)
* Web browser (HTTP[S] downloads + display with hyperlinks)

* Toppy usage statistics (switch and time statistics)
* System informations (hardware / software)
* Calender with overview of 4 months at a time
* Simple calculator for 4 basic operations

* Shell scripts /w output viewing and autostart.sh
* Screenshots of TV, videotext and TAP windows
* Remote Control Interception for Topfield RC units

The TAP also enables you to continue to use your old or new remote control unit of TF 5000 / TMS / SRP / TFxxxx PVRs on any other of these receivers, even several of them simultaneously, with all available keys.

NOTE: AcadeRC was originally developed for the PVRs sold in Germany, but as already tested, it works on Australian models, too.

Please find a detailed description here.
http://acade.au7.de/acaderc/acaderc_en.txt


DOWNLOAD and INSTALLATION:

Initially, you can install AcadeRC via TapToDate (recommended), afterwards you have to call the built-in Update function in the TAP's menu (key sequence Sat - Menu). This is necessary anyway, to make sure all needed components and their last version are being present. TapToDate will be updated only for major releases of AcadeRC.

Alternatively, download the TAP from my website (see link in signature).

Have fun,
Acade

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Hi Toppy users,

a new version (v4.15) of AcadeRC is available for update, and these are the new features:

* New: Play MP4, MPG and AVI (DivX) files

* New: Start / stop TAPs, show running TAPs colored
* New: List of running TAPs in Infos & Tools sub-window
* New: Show TAP info in file browser (via Info key)
* Inhibit start of AcadeRC, if already running

* Ok on recording file replays timeshifted from start
* New: Show size and #bookmarks in EPG infos of .rec files

* New: Sunrise / sunset times in Infos & Tools
* New: Local time - UTC time difference (via ntp)
* New: External IP address, geo location, timezone

On how to update, please see the previous posting.

Have fun,
Acade



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Wow!!
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Wing Nut

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Could be very handy, thanks!

Although not quite as useful as Andy Cullen's PBK was for my old 5000 - that really was a Toppy Swiss Army Knife [smile]
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You're welcome!

Thanks for the reminder to PBK, which features are you missing mostly?
I could supply some more, if not too complicated ;-)

Have fun,
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Hi Toppy users,

a new version (v4.20) of AcadeRC is available with some optical improvements:

New: File browser headline style (icons, clock)
New: Optionally list subdirectories details (#items / overall size)
New: File browser key help area (if free) with icons
New: Key icons in all help windows

Last not least:
New: Resume playback on "Play" key
New: Blue instant info area in file browser

DOWNLOAD: Initially, you can install AcadeRC via TapToDate (recommended), afterwards you have to call the built-in Update function in the TAP's menu (key sequence Sat - Menu). This is necessary anyway, to make sure all needed components and their last version are being present. TapToDate will be updated only for major releases of AcadeRC.

As a "TAPpetizer", here is a screenshot of the file browser:

[acaderc_browser_en] 

Have fun,
Acade

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Acade

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One question to AcadeRC users down under: Can you confirm that the Sunrise feature is working ok? Not the most important one, just want to be sure for your hemisphere ;-)
Note: To make your Toppy have the right location and timezone, it must have had internet access at least once, when you looked into "Infos & Tools" (Sat + Info key sequence).

Curious,
Acade



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If AcadeRC needs timezone information, perhaps it can also check in DST.ini.  If AcadeRC gets time zone information from the internet, perhaps it could create DST.ini if it does not exist.
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Didn't encounter DST.ini up to now. Does it contain the current UTC difference in minutes? I fetch UTC via ntp to use it in sunrise times and moon phases. Therefore, the geo location is even more essential and is fetched from e.g. "ip-api.com", so I need internet access anyway, at least once. Yes, I could create a non-existing DST.ini, place and format?

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DeltaMikeCharlie

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DST.ini contains the daylight savings transition rules used by libFireBird for timezone calculations.

It is located in: /ProgramFiles/Settings/DST.ini

Code:
DefaultRule=Manual
//Manual = Use DST.ini settings
//Europe = Use default European rules
//Firmware = Ignore DST.ini and only use the firmware timezone.

//Ordinal [1-5],Day [0=Mon - 6=Sun],Month [1-12],HH:MM [Local]
//Sydney = First, Sunday, October, 2am
DSTStartRule=1,6,10,02:00
//Sydney = First, Sunday, April, 3am
DSTEndRule=1,6,4,03:00

I looked at ip-api.com and it has the time zone name, but not the rules.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeltaMikeCharlie

I looked at ip-api.com and it has the time zone name, but not the rules.


So I can't supply them, sorry ...

Ciao,
Acade



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Acade

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New version v4.30 turns AcadeRC literally to a (Swiss army) knife:
Code:
To trim off the endings of TV recordings, AcadeRC provides a simple cut function:

First, pause the replay of your recording at the position limiting your cut at
one side. Then press "Sat" + "|<" to cut from beginning or "Sat" + ">|"
to cut to the end of the file.

The .rec's associated .inf and .nav files are corrected in order to reflect
the changed duration time, start time (in the case of a cut from the file's
beginning) and bookmarks.
Of course, this is no substitute for a sophisticated video cutting TAP, but it's sufficient to trim the ends off a recording exactly and quickly.

Other new features / changes:
* Sorting mode stored in .ini file
* Reversed sorting by date (newest are top now)
* Go live on browser's "Play" key, if recording
* Stay in browser window for radio replays
* Show infobox after screen capture
* Show infobox during script execution
* Some optical improvements (at full size windows)

DOWNLOAD: Initially, you can install AcadeRC via TapToDate (recommended), afterwards you have to call the built-in Update function in the TAP's menu (key sequence Sat - Menu). This is necessary anyway, to make sure all needed components and their last version are being present. TapToDate will be updated only for major releases of AcadeRC.

Have fun,
Acade



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Thanks Acade.  Will definitely update.
Cheers
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Acade

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Please update to v4.31, fast replay was stuttering after trim to begin in v4.30.

Sorry,
Acade


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Acade

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And here again is a new version (v4.32) with a great new feature:

* Show .rec and media files' streams/codecs info
Hint: After the Update, update again with the new version to download the needed ffprobe binary.
Then, yout can show a file's streams/codecs with the AR key in the file browser.

And 2 fixes are within v4.32:
* Fix: Infobox nesting could yield PANIC message
* Fix: Yellow replay color only for unique files

Have fun,
Acade



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