[ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

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Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:13 pm
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[ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

I just activated the plugin, but there's no configuration window. I can't specify the IP address of my receiver, and I can't create a device of this type to send commands to.

There's no PluginConfig.xml file in the plugin/Contents/Server PlugIn folder.

Bad install image? I'm running 6.0.12,

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Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:00 pm
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Re: Is this plugin functional?

The plugin doesn't create any new devices -- you just specify the IP address in the action panel for either action the plugin creates.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:23 pm
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Re: Is this plugin functional?

Oh, I see. That was not at all obvious. :(

Wouldn't it be better to have an actual device that knows what it's IP address is? Was there some reason it was done this way?

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Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:28 pm
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Re: Is this plugin functional?

Mainly just so we could get the feature added, I would guess. Sometimes the difference between a 1 hour plugin and a 4 hour plugin, is the difference as to if it gets done or not. ;-)

I agree ideally the IP address would be abstracted into a device.

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Re: Is this plugin functional?

Time to market was the driving factor. There are a few other features I'd like to add some day and at that time I'd make it a full-fledged device. But for the moment it works fine.

I thought the docs were pretty clear: the plugin provides 2 actions, each of which requires the IP address of the DVR... ;)

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Re: Is this plugin functional?

It just never occurred to me to try and send an action to something other than a defined device. :)

Unfortunately, they deprecated the DVR commands in the SHEF protocol, so the plugin isn't as useful as it might have been. Being able to create a list of shows and pick one to play would have been fun.

I might take a shot at making it into a full device plugin before I write any from scratch. It would be kinda useful to be able to command the TV to turn on and go to a certain channel at a specific time of day (News, etc).

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Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:11 pm
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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

Just did a switch to DTV from Dish and am liking the plugin with my HR44 receiver.
It would be really nice to have access to some devices states as well, especially on/off,
so I could sync my TV power with the receiver.

Thanks,

Carl

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Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:45 pm
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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

Does anyone have any recommendations for batch command changes when my direcTV box randomly changes IP? I have about 40 buttons on a layout and I would like to not have to go in and change every action.

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

Have your router give it the same IP address every time and you won't have that issue...

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:04 pm
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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

I've tried to accomplish this, but cannot figure out how to do so. Is there not an XML output where I could find/replace the IP address? It has only changed once in about 10 months.

For some reason my directv box is unassignable from the ip allocation tab.

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:14 pm
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I was able to manually set the IP from the directTV box itself. Problem solved.

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

I've just begun to use this, and while it's helpful and works great, I'd really love to be able to just define each receiver once as a device. And if I want to get really dreamy, it'd be cool if it tracked states too (not sure if that's possible with DirecTV's protocol or whatever, but can't hurt to ask.)

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

This plugin isn't getting a lot of use really, so any modifications to it are really low on the priority list. I'd be willing to open-source it if someone else wanted to tackle making any updates.

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Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:56 am
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Re: [ANSWERED]: Is this plugin functional?

jay (support) wrote:
This plugin isn't getting a lot of use really, so any modifications to it are really low on the priority list. I'd be willing to open-source it if someone else wanted to tackle making any updates.


I would probably be willing to give it a try. You going to put it on GitHub?

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