Does the EPG keywords web interface depend on the SMTP email settings just above af123? I'm stuck setting it up?
P.s. Keep up the good work, very much appreciated.
P.s. Keep up the good work, very much appreciated.
Yes, that's he SMTP server that is used by the EPG keywords emails. The 'Show matching EPG records' should work without that though. I should add a 'send test email' option..Does the EPG keywords web interface depend on the SMTP email settings just above af123? I'm stuck setting it up?
Here's an iPhone/iPad icon for the home screen. it needs to be added to the root folder of the web interface on the Humax.I use it and would rate myself as reasonable savvy although not very experienced outside of a windows environment (I have a linux box in the house but its mostly a dust trap). Id be happy to contribute to a userguide / wiki.
For those considering taking the plunge I would say that its easier than I expected and apart from teaching my other half to also check the virtual folder for recordings (where my unencrypted stuff is) I don't think she can really tell the difference. Ive had no failed recordings since I installed the new firmware and I havent (yet) crashed the box.
That said I do use the web interface to switch features on and off as I need them and my main usage is having the hummy show up as a drive and dragging and dropping things as I need them. I don't stream very often, I just normally wait the two minutes to transfer it to my pc.
The web interface is nice and has great promise but if I'm being honest I just use it to turn on and off SAMBA (windows file sharing for the none techies). Im waiting for remote recording where it will really come into its own. Personally one feature I would love would be if we could get a sexy looking icon for people who add it to their iphone /ipad (I wish I had one!) home screen.... (done via: <link rel=â€apple-touch-iconâ€ href=â€http://127.0.0.1/icon.pngâ€>).
edit: it doesn't seem to let me not have the above as a hyperlink.
What about the BOT's ? It is a misconception to assume that all modders must be youngsters !I'll get there, and then it will be on the blog (it's only a question of having the time, energy, and ethusiasm all at the same instant).
Thanks for your post, and thanks to the BYTs.
Yesterday I have entered smtp address then saved changes which are still saved. When I enter the email address and save changes, it does not save, just sits there with the timer going round. Any ideas/more detailed instructions of how to operate epg keywords?Yes, that's he SMTP server that is used by the EPG keywords emails. The 'Show matching EPG records' should work without that though. I should add a 'send test email' option..
This list is a bit out of date now - the web server installation mechanism has been put in place, so for most users Telnet is completely unnecessary now. The Remote Scheduler is well established - registered users can monitor the EPG and recorded content from their HD/HDR-FOX remotely via the Web, and set up new recordings.Ok, here's a
brieflist of what is available once you have loaded the customised firmware. There are a lot of packages which are aimed at developers or people who want to hack around with the internals so the general rule of thumb is that if you don't know what a package is then you probably don't need it. These are the ones that I think are for end users.
And for more advanced users:
- FTP Server - the custom firmware includes a modified FTP server which has the restrictions added by Humax removed. It allows access to the whole filesystem.
- FTP Server package - for the HD model which does not have a built in one.
- Web Interface (webif).
- Browsing of the recorded media from a computer with a handy summary of how much space each folder and file is taking up. You can view details about the recorded programme too (like using the info button on the remote control). Options to lock/unlock, delete, download files. There is also an option to rename the file and change the title which is shown in the on-screen EPG - much easier from a real keyboard.
- View the list of scheduled recordings with links off to see details of what will be recorded for each event. Quite useful too to bring up on screen before doing a rescan so that you can quickly re-enter the recordings. Next version will include backup/restore of the schedule with automatic resolving of channel changes (already half written).
- EPG interface, shows now/next, allows searching and showing by channel or genre. Single click searches taken from the keywords you have defined via the remote control. Clicking on a programme opens an information window, again like using the info button on the remote control. EPG display can be restricted to a set of favourite channels defined via the remote control.
- Service management - quickly turn installed services (see below) on and off and control whether they are started automatically at boot time.
- Package management - a little basic at present but allows packages to be installed, removed and upgraded.
- EPG Keywords web interface plugin (webif.epgkeywords). Allows you to define keywords and then you will receive an email every 6 days showing you matches in the EPG so, for example, you can set it to check for 'Doctor Who' on BBC1 and email you once it appears in the EPG. You can also view matching entries on demand via the web interface.
- Automatic removal of ENC flag (auto-unprotect) - background task which periodically scans the disk for new HD recordings and removes the ENC flag so that the Humax will remove the encryption when the recording is copied off to an external disk.
- Virtual disk (virtual-disk) - Creates a virtual disk to which recordings can be copied, triggering the removal of encryption. Since the copy is disk-to-disk, it is much faster than disk-to-USB. Once decrypted, files can be streamed to other devices on the network using mediatomb or downloaded via the web interface.
- Mediatomb (mediatomb) - A media server which can stream content from the Humax once decrypted.
- Samba (samba) - Windows file sharing server - allows access to the Humax disk via windows file sharing so that it appears as a drive (works from a PC, MacOSX, Linux and other UNIX systems).
- Transmission (transmission) - a Bit Torrent client with a nice web interface.
Also, neilleeds got me thinking and the next custom firmware version will include a tiny web server, running by default, that does nothing more than allow you to confirm successful initialisation of the firmware, install the full web interface and view logs. That will remove the need to use telnet completely.
- De-duplication (dedup) - a command line tool allowing consolidation of programmes in a folder. Duplicates are removed and programmes are renamed to match the episode name. Very useful for folders of children's programmes or things like American Dad and Family Guy where episodes are repeated often.
- Dropbear (dropbear-ssh) - an SSH server allowing secure file copy on and off the Humax.
- Rsync (rsync) - file synchronisation server to make it easy to keep the Humax in sync with another device.
- CIFS (cifs) - allows the Humax to mount drives from windows servers.
The big feature that people want is the ability to schedule recordings remotely. The next phase of development for the web interface is going to attempt to add this but it isn't going to be straightforward. Once that's working, I'm going to look at a practical way of scheduling recordings while away from home, probably using an intermediary service. (not everyone can create a VPN back to their home network to do it via the web interface!)
Let me know if anything doesn't make sense or if I've missed something out!