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Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Fonceur - 04-20-2009

The Sage Media Server now has some more Channel fields to do things like:

[Image: channelcontent.th.jpg]


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - SamVimes2 - 04-20-2009

Fonceur Wrote:The Sage Media Server now has some more Channel fields to do things like:

[Image: channelcontent.th.jpg]

Like what? :-D


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Fonceur - 04-20-2009

SamVimes2 Wrote:Like what? :-D
You are not seeing the thumbnail image? Basically, from a list of channel, you do a field write to SageServer.SelectedChannelIndex, which fills SageServer.ChannelContent (with data for the next 24 hours), then from it you do a field write to SageServer.ChannelContentIndex which fills a set of SageServer.SelectedChannel* variables... That is as close as you can get to an EPG without a proper grid field... Wink


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Fonceur - 04-21-2009

For SageMediaServer .84, I renamed some of the SelectedChannel* variables to the more appropriate SelectedShow*.

I added a Record field, the typical values would be:

Any|$(SageMedia.SelectedShowID)
FirstRun|$(SageMedia.SelectedShowID)
Manual|$(SageMedia.SelectedShowID)


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - willplaice - 04-21-2009

Fonceur,

I'm following with interest your driver development work,

would you consider posting some details of your current setup, so people (me) can see what is possible with the changes you have made ?

i think i'm right that you can now display at least a portion of the epg on say a cqc screen, so it would be possible to browse and select the next program without changing what is displayed ?

also would it be possible for you to post a template with sagetv commands that complements the new drivers ?

I'm in the process of overhauling my sat setup moving to network encoders on sageso it makes sense to me to look at this now.

thanks very much, Will


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Fonceur - 04-22-2009

willplaice Wrote:i think i'm right that you can now display at least a portion of the epg on say a cqc screen, so it would be possible to browse and select the next program without changing what is displayed ?
Yes, that was the motivation for the latest changes.

Quote:also would it be possible for you to post a template with sagetv commands that complements the new drivers ?
Sure, I added a sample template in the first post, using the system images. It assumes that you are using the latest Sage Media Server (moniker SageRepo) and Sage Player (moniker SagePlayer1), otherwise you will probably have to edit some field writes to point to the right driver...

[Image: sagechannels.th.jpg]


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Ron Haley - 04-22-2009

I thought this driver worked with Bluray, but after checking, no matter what format I pass across as the directory/file pointer, it won't play. I can play the ripped bluray disk from the hd-200. Any ideas?


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - SamVimes2 - 04-22-2009

Ron Haley Wrote:I thought this driver worked with Bluray, but after checking, no matter what format I pass across as the directory/file pointer, it won't play. I can play the ripped bluray disk from the hd-200. Any ideas?

What repo driver are you using? I use myMovies and as long as the various flags are properly set, it works well for files, DVD directories, and BD directories.


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Fonceur - 04-22-2009

Ron Haley Wrote:I thought this driver worked with Bluray, but after checking, no matter what format I pass across the directory/file pointer, it won't play. I can play the ripped bluray disk from the hd-200. Any ideas?
I don't have an HD200 or any ripped bluray DVD's, so can't really test myself... But based on the DVD playback, when it was of the form path\movie\VIDEO_TS.IFO, I had to specifically truncate "\VIDEO_TS.IFO" in SageTCPServer...

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, try this:

- Go to the Sage Media Server driver (in admin), set verbose to High.
- Go to the driver's fields browser, select the SageMediaServer driver, select UpdateLibrary, change field to true, set it and close it.
- Go to the systems Log, select max return of 256, hit Query.

This way you just got access to the raw XML data for the Media Center/Video files of Sage... Hopefully you will see some ripped bluray, if not, then you might need to restrict the folders monitored by Sage first and redo it... So the idea is to get the ID of a bluray title and write that value to the SagePlayer.WatchShow field. If that does start the bluray title, then we are one step closer... Wink Then try to use the value in <filename>, feeding it to SagePlayer.WatchShowPath, and see what happens. You might need to try variations, similar to stripping that VIDEO_TS.IFO for regular DVD...


Sage Media Server driver (beta) - Ron Haley - 04-22-2009

You don't have to do this for a regular DVD. I use my movies, and whatever I setup as the path in mymovies gets sent across to the sage driver. So for a DVD, I point mymovies to the video_ts file. For a mkv, avi file etc, I point it to the actual file itself. With bluray, I've pointed to the bdmv and the main folders. I'll try the main file and see if this works.