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IceTV Applications => Yahoo! Widget => Topic started by: pvogel on November 24, 2005, 04:24:07 PM

Title: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: pvogel on November 24, 2005, 04:24:07 PM
IceTV now have Konfabulator widget for Mac or PC.

The widget gives subscribers a full 7-day TV guide on their desktop.  

Those who have not yet subscribed to IceTV can still use it but get just 1 day's guide to tantalise them.

If you'd like to be at the cutting edge of IceTV's foray into the world of Konfabulator, it's NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD FROM http://www.icetv.com.au/downloads.php

You will need to install Konfabulator from http://www.konfabulator.com/download

A similar Dashboard widget for Mac will be released next week. It will be fully interoperable with EyeTV!

peter.vogel@icetv.com.au
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: pvogel on November 25, 2005, 05:42:46 PM
A new Konfabulator beta is now available from:
http://www.icetv.com.au/downloads.php

Enjoy & discuss, tell your friends!
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: dJOS on November 25, 2005, 07:38:01 PM
I Luv it, Nice Job ICE Man!  8)
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: dJOS on November 25, 2005, 09:42:39 PM
Peter, its very cool - the only thing I would add to it is a search function.  8)

Oh and it doesn't come to the fore when i hit F8 like my other widgets.

Edit: doh, i tried it again and it did come thru.  :P
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: pvogel on November 25, 2005, 09:52:23 PM
I found the F8 thing a bit confusing - you can change the way it operates by right clicking on it then Widget Prefernces and chnage the Level of Window.

However the most predictable mode is the default, and don't use F8, just use Windows' usual go-to-desktop thing.

If you have a Mac, the Dashboard version which will be released next week is even sexier.  And it will set recordings on EyeTV!

Peter
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: dJOS on November 25, 2005, 09:59:44 PM
Doh, Im stuck on PC's atm.

Peter, can you please ask the Guide formating types to pay some attention to the "Sport/Motorsport/Movie tags" subject in the "Ice XML Guide (General)" forum.

The "MotorSport" summarys are a real issue for me and if it's not fixed in 4 months when my sub runs out I'll be reluctantly but seriously considering going back to a grabber to feed TEDS & my Toppy!

Check out my screen cap of the ICE widget that I posted which imo prove the point myself & others have been making.
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: gomax on November 26, 2005, 10:34:16 AM
Thanks for the widget Peter.

Only getting guide to Wednesday 30 Nov though?

TopField guide includes Thursday Dec 1 not Friday 2nd.....
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: Marc on November 26, 2005, 01:59:38 PM
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Peter, its very cool - the only thing I would add to it is a search function.  8)
Thanks for the comment. It's definitely something we want to add for version 1.5 or 2.0.

It's looking like there will be a new version in a few days that'll sort out a couple of minor bugs, including the issue gomax is having.
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: tonymy01 on November 28, 2005, 01:26:20 PM
Yep, I like this, have been running it for a few days now.
I also have the "only going to wednesday" issue, I discovered this yesterday when attempting to view what was on thursday night (notice silly season has a whole bunch of new progs and wanted to double check thursday pm).
Also have the issue of not showing the "subtitle" as I call it for a prog.
Regards
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: robbanks on November 28, 2005, 02:09:01 PM
Drop dead gorgeous. Now if Teds could look like that..!

Look forward to the search functionality...keep up the good work

Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: pvogel on November 28, 2005, 02:10:55 PM
Wait 'til you see the Dashboard widget.  It is even nicer, especially how it interacts with EyeTV.
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: pvogel on November 28, 2005, 05:32:24 PM
The Dashboard widget for Mac in now available from our download page.  There is also a new version of the Konfabulator version with many small improvements.
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: Marc on November 28, 2005, 10:00:09 PM
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Yep, I like this, have been running it for a few days now.
I also have the "only going to wednesday" issue, I discovered this yesterday when attempting to view what was on thursday night (notice silly season has a whole bunch of new progs and wanted to double check thursday pm).
This should be fixed with the current beta! Please check it out and let me know if you're still having problems.

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Also have the issue of not showing the "subtitle" as I call it for a prog.
By this do you mean the episode info? It's in the dash version, and should be in the konfab version very soon.

Cheers, Marc.
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: tonymy01 on November 28, 2005, 10:09:45 PM
well, here is the xml for Scrubs for example:
Code: [Select]
<programme start="20051128110000 +0000" stop="20051128113000 +0000" channel="3">
<title lang="en">Scrubs</title>
<sub-title lang="en">My Lucky Day</sub-title>
<desc lang="en">Elliot is depressed about her finances, her house, her family and the prospect of being sued for telling a healthy man he was dying. Plus, JD and Cox fight over whose patient is the sickest. Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley </desc>
<category lang="en">Sitcom</category>
<episode-num system="icetv">577343</episode-num>
<previously-shown/>
<subtitles type="teletext"/>
<rating system="">
<value>PG</value>
</rating>
See "sub-title" is the episode name, I notice it doesn't appear in the konfab widget window, even when clicking the item you only see the description bit.   Also, can you put <rpt> at the end of the description (or at the top, whatever) if you have the repeat flag, and perhaps the parental rating if you have the parental flag please??
Regards
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: iSlayer on November 28, 2005, 10:59:23 PM
episodes will definatly be added
the current dashboard beta that was released today already has them
Konfab hasnt had them added simply because its much harder to add them in konfab
But they are coming
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: gomax on November 30, 2005, 02:13:06 PM
Downloaded latest windows beta 29/11, showing 5 days content now

 ;D
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: iSlayer on December 01, 2005, 07:07:25 PM
Thanks to all the beta testers
I hope you enjoy the release version when its out
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: vk2him on December 03, 2005, 02:07:28 PM
I have the latest version, however this morning my widget says "No data was found for the channels you've selected". I tried it on my laptop, same error. I can download my guide OK via Web Scheduler, so I know the data is there .. anyone see this too?
Thanks
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: iSlayer on December 03, 2005, 02:17:23 PM
Can you download it again
We updated all the versions yesterday afternoon....

also...
are you using the free mode or are you a subscriber ?
what channels have you got added ?
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: vk2him on December 03, 2005, 02:58:36 PM
I downlaoded again .. it was the same version that I had previously .. If you updated it yeterday afternoon the version that downloads was modified 1st December, so maybe teh new version isn't in the download area?

I just spoke to Daniel, I am on the free trail, I usually have Wollongong but I have tried Melbourn etoo and that comes up with no data found.

To be sure I was talking to the server, I changed my passwordin the widget and it correctly came back and said invalid user/password, so I knwo I am talking to the server OK. Reentering my correct password gave the same no data found message.

I have also tried the reset, still no data.

I have it running on two PC's, both have the same problem ..
Thanks
Ian
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: vk2him on December 03, 2005, 04:31:05 PM
It is fixed now, thanks Daniel
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: iSlayer on December 03, 2005, 04:38:07 PM
out of interest what was the problem ?
Title: Re: Konfabulator widget now in beta
Post by: Daniel Hall at IceTV on December 03, 2005, 04:52:37 PM
There is a cap on the number of fetches you can make in a given period. The widget reports this as "no data available" but we will change that in a future update.

If you hit the limit please contact tech support to have it reset.

The precise numer of fetches is not publicised but it should be plenty.