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[custom-portal] Custom TV Portal

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by ChrisDaniels, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    The Custom TV Portal is now available.
    This mod can only be used with the latest Custom Firmware v1.12 onwards for both the HD & HDR models.

    What does this do?
    This modification changes the homepage the TV Portal loads.
    You can still access the Humax TV Portal and everything still works as before.
    This lets us add in a selection screen before the Humax TV Portal, so that we can add in extras.

    This Custom Portal features a few as yet unreleased apps that feature on humaxtvportal.com but do not appear on on our box. These apps could stop working at anytime if Humax pulls the plug or blocks them, but for the time being, enjoy ;).

    There are also Test page links so that if you want to have a go at writing either a custom app, or a web page that can work with the remote, you can start here.
    All the test pages are located in mod/var/mongoose/html/portal/ called test1.jim & test2.jim

    Feb 2012 Update: There is a new custom portal plugin (link) in development !
    I have had no time to devote to the custom portal for a while now due to real life sucking up my time, so if you would like to take over development, let me know!
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    Features:

    Humax TV Portal (iPlayer etc)

    Our Portal (Unofficial/Custom apps/links) - featuring:
    - Sky Player (as yet unreleased by Humax)
    - Twitter (as yet unreleased by Humax)
    - Picasa (as yet unreleased by Humax)
    - Teletext Holidays (as yet unreleased by Humax) (now released)

    Settings - Work in progress - featuring:
    - Basic System Information (Portal version, webif version etc)
    - Link to Web Interface (webif) - Does not currently work with the remote.

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    A big thank you to af123 for helping out :)
    We are not done yet and there are plenty of things to look at, improve and get our heads around.

    If you write an App or custom page that you want to be included in future versions of this mod, send me a message or reply in this thread.
     
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  2. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Ideas for budding app writers:

    iPlayer using the PS3 User Agent,
    YouTube using the leanback theme,
    ITV Player (there is an iPhone/iPad version which will use mp4 video streams),
    4OD Player (there is an iPhone/iPad version which will use mp4 video streams),
    5OnDemand Player,
    Revision3 Video Player (mp4 video streams available),
    a Twitter app that keeps TV fullscreen (think Question Time with live tweets)
     
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  3. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    ** For Future **
     
  4. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    Ooooohhhhh....

    Maybe this is a way round my portal problem!

    [Update: my portal problem turned out to be an inability to negotiate with the Humax portal server due to incorrect system time on my HD-FOX... due to it not having an aerial connected. Full story HERE (click).]
     
  5. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    I fear you will still have the same issues.. but give it a test
     
  6. hummyowner

    hummyowner Member

    Hi, I have installed this (using Custom Firmware 1.12) on a HDR and I still just get the normal portal page when I press the TV Portal button, no sign of the custom portal at all. Any ideas?
     
  7. Trajet

    Trajet Member

    Available on the repo.

    Sorry to sound dumb, where is the repo?
     
  8. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    @hummyowner, reboot your box. You must have opened the portal since you last booted the box.
    @Trajet, hummypkg.org. The only repo we have. Update through the webif.
     
  9. Trajet

    Trajet Member

    Cheers, downloading now. ( I didn't tick the box for Show development and advanced packages?)
     
  10. hummyowner

    hummyowner Member

    Hi, reboot had no effect. I've even tried uninstalling and reinstalling, still no good :(
     
  11. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Reboot as in totally shut it down so that it says Starting on the display rather than a quick turning on/off.
     
  12. Rich_A

    Rich_A New Member

    Brilliant work Chris, can't wait to see where this leads. Can't get Twitter working on my HDR, though, just sits there "Loading" forever. The other things work, though, including Teletext which doesn't need the channel changing after using it - I can get back into the portal OK.
     
  13. hummyowner

    hummyowner Member

    Yep, that's what I did. I actually used the power button on the back of the box.
     
  14. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    @hummyowner do you have custom firmware 1.12 installed?
    Reboot again, do not load the portal, install the custom portal, and then try it.

    @Rich_A Strange, twitter works fine here for me. Maybe give it another go after a reboot.
     
  15. hummyowner

    hummyowner Member

    Hi, Yes 1.12 is installed. Tried all that you suggested but still no custom portal.
     
  16. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Can you ftp to your box and see if you have the /mod/boot/ & /mod/portal/ folders?
     
  17. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felonius Gru

    For the uninitiated: "repo" = "repository" (Linux-speak for the software download library). This is accessible via the software update page on the web interface, but you will need to turn on developer/advanced mode in the settings to have the full listing.

    I feel an addition to the Glossary coming on.
     
  18. hummyowner

    hummyowner Member

    Yes, they are both there.
     
  19. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    I've updated the package list so that this appears in the standard list without having to enable developer/advanced mode.
     
  20. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    Can you telnet to the box and post the output of the df -h command?