program your YAPS VCR recordings from within tvbrowser…


I recently wrote about the progress I made with YAPS – the multicast to unicast proxy that suddenly became even a vcr. And today I found “TVBrowser“:

“TV-Browser is a free electronic program guide. It offers more than 140 mainly german stations.”

You get everything you might expect from an electronic program guide with TV-Browser and even more. It’s extensible and fast. The extensibility is exactly the reason why I am using it as the EPG frontend for YAPS/VCR.

I used the WebSearch Plugin of TV Browser to actually do a http-request on the YAPS/VCR webserver. This request adds the recording to the schedule list…easy as it could be…

It looks like this:

right click on the programme and you’re about to
program the recording…

Infact the only thing I had to do is to add one line to the WebSearch Plugin config, which looks like this:


Simple, isn’t it… one webrequest and the recording is added.

Finally I’ve got a great EPG to program my recordings…yeeehaaa!

Source 1: udp multicast to tcp unicast proxy extended to be a vcr
Source 2: http://www.tvbrowser.org

  1. #1 by Bodo on September 4, 2006 - 12:09

    Why don’t you use the CapturePlugin? With the CapturePlugin it’s possible to do more than just record a show: mark recordings, remove recordings, warn if two recordings overlap…

  2. #2 by bietiekay on September 4, 2006 - 18:07

    Oh. Actually after I made this one I discovered the Capture Plugin. The Sourcecode of YAPS brings the .tcf file with it. You’re right: The Capture Plugin IS the best way to do the job. I am going to write an article about it today.

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