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SKIPPA / Copy recordings between Skippas
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:52:04 PM »

Is there an easy way of transferring recordings from one Skippa to another, maintaining the program names and folders for series, etc?


SKIPPA / Re: Skippa for Sale
« on: April 06, 2017, 01:10:39 PM »
PM sent.

SKIPPA / Skippa DLS change happening at 2:00pm, not 2:00am
« on: April 02, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
The subject says it all.

I seem to recall this happened previously. Everything corrects itself at 2:00pm.

Is this hardwired in the firmware, or in "The Cloud" where it can be corrected in future?

General Discussions / Re: Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:36:31 PM »
Same here.

Thanks for all your efforts over what was a tumultuous year for us all, ICE-wise.  :)

IceTV EPG Content / Failed Timers
« on: November 09, 2016, 12:48:37 PM »
I've received several "Show not found in guide" failed timer alerts overnight for shows next Monday.

Looking at the Skippa guide, all channels are showing "Unavailable" from midnight Sunday. My online guide is showing valid data through to Tuesday.

So it seems the Skippa is downloading the timer data ok but not the guide data.

Any ideas as to what is going on, please?

General Discussions / Re: Can't log in - can't renew
« on: October 28, 2016, 02:20:47 PM »
My experience when they occur on the Forums is I try again 2 or 3 times and it comes good.

It happened to me this morning.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa Service Down?
« on: October 28, 2016, 10:03:05 AM »
Hi Dan.

Won't know until tonight for me, I'm sorry.

SKIPPA / Skippa Service Down?
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:44:11 AM »
My Skippa has become sluggish and won't connect to the server, as if the internet was down (which it is not). Following a reboot and unsuccessful service connection, the Skippa is now running in offline mode.

I notice the IceTV website has changed overnight, requiring me to re-enter my stored credentials.

Has the Skippa service been impacted by these changes?

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Royal Navy School
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:39:11 PM »

I couldn't see last Saturday's flagged as a repeat.

IceTV EPG Content / Royal Navy School
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:54:18 AM »
I believe Royal Navy School on SBS on Saturday's are repeats.

I've seen last Saturday's episode before.

I've long been of the opinion that if you set up a recording on, say, SBS, it should default to "Prefer standard definition", and if you set it up on SBS HD, it should default to "Prefer high definition".
That would work for me.

In fact you've just made me realise why it bugs me: I've made the effort to identify and select the standard-def show/channel when it is available on multiple channels, then I have to go extra effort to ensure it actually records on the channel I selected!

Thanks - I feel a bit better now.  :)

Smart Recording website and General questions / Prefer Standard Def Option
« on: September 16, 2016, 11:09:11 AM »
Could I please request a facility that allows the Advanced Options - Quality selection to be remembered for future timer settings?

I would imagine the last option used could be retained in the cookie or account database (as the last Device and Time/Channel currently are), or an option added in the account config to set the prefered default.

Reason being: I ALWAYS prefer my recordings to be standard def, but I want to retain the duplicate hi-def channels for the very occasional show I may prefer to watch in better quality, such as the Olympics recently.

Currently, every time I set a timer for SBS, TEN, Nine or 7mate I have to go into Advanced Options and change the Quality to "Prefer Standard Def", which frustratingly adds three mouse clicks to every timer setting.

Apart from the increased file size of hi-def recordings, the Skippa beavers away unsuccesfully for hours trying to process ad-skipping on these hi-def files. Im sure this extra disk and CPU activity is just shortening the Skippa's life expectancy.  :'(

Thanks in advance for any consideration.

SKIPPA / Re: Bugs/Workarounds
« on: September 05, 2016, 01:24:39 PM »
BUG: I'll use the word "file" to describe a recorded program, to avoid mixed use of the word "recording"
If you delete a file while it is still recording (as opposed to stopping the recording first, then deleting the file) future timers will not trigger until you reboot the Skippa.

Buggered if I know  :)

Don't delete an in-progress recording directly from the list of recorded programs. Always stop the recording first, then bring up the list and delete.

General Discussions / Re: Lost Series Entries
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:09:37 AM »
I have some more information.....

As mentioned, "Adam Hills: The Last Leg" had disappeared from My Series on the website, which is set to display All recorders. I now recall that the series was originally set for my Beyonwiz.

When I re-added the series I set it for my Skippa instead, and it appeared as expected in My Series for that device.

What I have now found is if I select Beyonwiz in My Series the original entry is there. Likewise, if I select Skippa, the new entry is there. If I select All then only the Skippa entry appears.

I can accept that the My Series "All" option can't or won't display duplicate entries for the same series on different devices.

What is a mystery is why the original Beyonwiz entry disappeared from the All list.

General Discussions / Re: Lost Series Entries
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:46:25 AM »
Hi Ian.

To answer your question: Skippa (and Toppy 5000 and Beyonwiz).

However I posted this in the general thread because I don't believe it is PVR relevant - the Series entries have disappeared from my IceTV account, which was why the timers weren't created.

The missing Series have been set up for years, in some cases.

Two of the missing Series are long-term shows returning tonight, I believe: "Border Security - Australia's Front Line (2004)" and "The Force - Behind The Line (2006)". I been recording these since they started, on one device or another.

Perhaps Dave can check my history of Series creations (I such a log exists) to confirm if/when they may have dropped off? The above two may have been recorded by TED/S on the Toppy in the past (which has not been used for some time due to a PC failure) so I'm prepared to accept I may not have set up Skippa Series entries for them yet.

However I think "Adam Hills: The Last Leg" would be of most interest as that was certainly there last week.

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