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IceTV Guide for IceTV enabled PVRs => Windows XP Media Center Edition => Topic started by: Shane on August 11, 2005, 05:05:04 PM

Title: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: Shane on August 11, 2005, 05:05:04 PM
Hi guys,

Loving the guide as you know.

I'd like to know if it would be possible for you to code into the ice web server (guide source) the capability for personalised channel aliases so MCE can then map the same data to other channels?

As an example:
Take "Seven" channel from ice, and allow me to setup aliases to 7 Digital 1, 7 Digital 2, 7 Digital HD etc. So when MCE downloads the guide from my account it would get:

ABC
ABC2 Digital
Nine
SBS
SBS World News Digital
Seven
Seven 1
Seven 2
Seven HD
Ten

But the "new" Seven's would be copies of the "Seven" data. (I hope I have explained that clearly enough).

This would have to be possible yes? It could be stored as part of my account subscription. Maybe you could limit it to 5 aliases per channel or similar to cut down on database needs?

Thanks,
Shane.

Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: Shane on August 20, 2005, 10:09:02 PM
Wondering if anyone has read this? I noticed you thought an almost identical idea for MythTV (http://www.icetv.com.au/forum/index.php?topic=81.0) was good.

Thanks,
Shane.
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: pvogel on August 21, 2005, 09:49:36 AM
We are working on a way of providing HD guide channels built from the SD ones.  We are not sure how reliable the networks are with their HD offerings but we'll put it up as a Beta and see what customers think.

Might be a week or two before this is complete.

Peter
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: jeffreyk on September 18, 2005, 08:49:26 PM
any update on this?  with MCE now being able to view HD channels it will be great to have this working.

Thanks

Jeffrey
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: pvogel on September 18, 2005, 09:52:57 PM
We are testing this solution right now.  If you'd like to be a guinea-pig, let us know by email to support@icetv.com.au
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: jeffreyk on September 19, 2005, 08:24:53 AM
done :)
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: Shane on September 19, 2005, 09:06:17 AM
Yes! I've sent an email through too... always love being a rodent for test purposes :)
Title: Re: Capability to create aliases of channels?
Post by: jeffreyk on September 19, 2005, 09:21:25 AM
i've been doing a little playing this morning.  I noticed you allready mark shows as HD in the guidedata.  doing a little testing it looks like that when you pick a show mark as HD it automatically uses the HD channel?  i watched the bit rate display in the nvidia decoder.  anyone else noticed this?