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MagratG

New Member
I'd like to propose a new sticky thread where people can suggest new addons.
I'd like to start it off by suggesting a better progress display when coping programmes to external storage. The word 'Copying' and a rotating graphic is not very useful to show how long this is going to take! I'd prefer either a progress bar or a display of x of y bytes left.
 
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MagratG

New Member
Ah! Thanks for that. I didn't know that WevIF was the interface that you saw on the TV when doing this, I thought it was the Web interface you saw on your computer when going through a web browser.
I'll go and suggest it on the WebIF forum.
I'm coming from a Digistream background and I'm trying to replicate my environment there. I've written some software to put all the Humax programme files into one folder and to rename the .ts file with title, date, series/programme to make things easier when editing. Both written using VB.net if anyone wants the source code.
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
I didn't know that WevIF was the interface that you saw on the TV when doing this
It's not. The TV screen display is entirely a function of the Humax system and the webif/cf have no control over it. Your original post wasn't clear.
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I thought it was the Web interface you saw on your computer when going through a web browser.
That is correct, to make the replies above even clearer, changes to the Web-if display may or may not be possible, but changes to the on-screen (TV) display are almost definitely not possible
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
Sorry!
Is it possible to modify the TV interface at all?
No. It's coded by Humax.
The only influence the cf has is over (database) content. So if you use webif to add a folder or move recordings, or to change the recording schedule, those changes will be displayed on the TV interface.

It's like Windows Explorer for example. You can't change (beyond the tweaks MS allows) the Explorer interface, but the content it displays can be changed by many other programs.
 

Black Hole

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I've written some software to put all the Humax programme files into one folder and to rename the .ts file with title, date, series/programme to make things easier when editing. Both written using VB.net if anyone wants the source code.
I think I've already told you not to reinvent the wheel; we have the sweeper package for that kind of thing.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Sorry!
Is it possible to modify the TV interface at all?
I've added something to the Quick Guide to Custom Firmware FAQs:

I would like some Custom Firmware modifications that alter the way the HDR-FOX displays things on the TV

Not possible, no can do. The HDR-FOX (and HD-FOX) hardware (ie the electronics) is a "black box" - ie a mystery to us, hidden inside some very large scale integrated circuits with documentation Humax keep to themselves. We can guess the general architecture of what's inside, but not the detail. To compound the problem, the Humax software (which we can inspect) that operates the mystery hardware is also an undocumented lump of binary.​
The consequence is that we have no access to the video and audio streams sent out on the HDMI, SCART, and RCA socket, or the graphics overlays, and cannot affect them except in very limited indirect ways (one rare example being substituting our own set of digit graphics for the screensaver clock). So, do not ask for anything that needs to present output on-screen (eg a better photo album).​
What has been achieved with Custom Firmware is to provide a way in to the HDR-FOX's open source operating system so that our own applications can be run alongside the Humax application. These applications have access to everything the operating system has access to - ie networking, file system, and process status. With a very few rare exceptions, everything the CF does is by manipulating the files and file system, with command and control via a web browser or command line interface over the network.​
If you feel you really would like some tweak to the actual hardware output, please feel free to analyse how the hardware actually works and let us know which parts of the Humax code need changing (and to what).​
 
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