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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck  (Read 109101 times)

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NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« on: December 26, 2013, 08:24:44 PM »
NANY 2014 Entry Information

Application Name epCheck
Supported OSes Windows 7 (Probably works, but not tested on, Windows XP/Vista/8/10)
Web Page Website
Download Link Download
Screencast Screencast
Author Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)

Description
epCheck is a simple tool designed to let you easily track and view TV series data. Data provided by TheTVDB.com.

Screenshots

Series view showing episode data grouped by season.
main.pngNANY 2014 Release - epCheck

Series view showing episode data in the default listview details mode.
main2.pngNANY 2014 Release - epCheck

Weekly view showing yesterday’s, today’s, and upcoming broadcasts.
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Options tab.
options.pngNANY 2014 Release - epCheck

Usage
Installation
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder.  Run epCheck.exe to start the application.

Uninstallation
Delete the folder you unzipped it to.  The application doesn't write any of its settings to the registry.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 12:18:01 PM by skwire »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 08:42:36 PM »
Reserved.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 09:47:00 PM »
cool app! i can see how this can be handy.. :up:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 07:27:34 AM »
Nice!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 02:12:55 PM »
Beautifully done  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 02:16:10 PM »
Thanks, folks.  I wrote this for my own use (as opposed to a request) and I like the way it turned out.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 02:49:08 PM »
Right after I clicked Add Series


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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »
Which OS?  Also, are you running this in folder the app can write to?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 02:53:28 PM »
Sorry should have mentioned already

XP and yes writable folder (often use desktop without issue)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2013, 04:03:11 PM »
Hmmm...Windows Scripting Host disabled?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 04:50:38 PM »
I absolutely love this tool!!! As a television show enthusiast, this will come in very handy!

The only thing I could see this needing is a "minimize to tray" or "startup in tray" option with bubble notifications, along with a way to view "recent" episodes as well as scroll ahead in upcoming episodes.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 12:14:28 AM »
If I am correct that it is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings

then it is enabled.

Doubtful but not sure if there is something wrong with my XP, one way or another I can try epCheck on Windows 7.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 12:35:48 AM »
It could be that the scripting host isn't registered on your XP machine.  According to this post on the AHK forums, you can try this from a command prompt:

regsvr32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\msscript.ocx

If that doesn't work, there are a few other files in that post you can try registering.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 01:32:32 PM »
Strangely none of those listed in the linked thread made a difference. Same error.

However it works fine on 7, if you want to pursue the XP issue further, I will try other things. However, if there are no other similar reports then it's no problem, who knows what's up with my XP (if all goes as planned I will say goodbye to it in April anyway)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 02:26:44 PM »
Strangely none of those listed in the linked thread made a difference. Same error.

Yeah, strange, but thanks for trying.  For the record, I have tested epCheck successfully in an XP/32 VM.
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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2014, 07:59:26 PM »
XP and yes writable folder (often use desktop without issue)

Not all apps run well from the desktop. Try moving it to somewhere else. I have learned from experience that the desktop is best for storing shortcuts to apps and not the apps themselves.  ;)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 12:03:16 AM »
This is really a cool app! :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 12:24:08 AM »
XP and yes writable folder (often use desktop without issue)

Not all apps run well from the desktop. Try moving it to somewhere else. I have learned from experience that the desktop is best for storing shortcuts to apps and not the apps themselves.  ;)

Tried elsewhere, same thing. XP is slowly giving up just in time for April  :D

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 06:49:20 AM »
Strangely none of those listed in the linked thread made a difference. Same error.

However it works fine on 7, if you want to pursue the XP issue further, I will try other things. However, if there are no other similar reports then it's no problem, who knows what's up with my XP (if all goes as planned I will say goodbye to it in April anyway)

Working well on my XP machines...both of them.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
Working well on my XP machines...both of them.

Good to know.  Thanks, app.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 12:03:21 PM »
Works fine on my XP machine also.  One thing that I noticed- it brings up a copy dialog when downloading the information, which it doesn't do on my windows 7 machines.  Not sure if that's related, but figured I'd bring it up.  Maybe it's not the downloading... it's the copying of the information?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2014, 03:04:16 PM »
Maybe it's not the downloading... it's the copying of the information?

Right...the FileSystemObject stuff is used to extract the zip contents and copy it to epCheck's data directory.  The downloading of the zip file is handled in a separate function.  With all this trouble using the Windows native stuff, I wonder if I ought to use, say, 7-Zip's commandline executable to handle the unpacking of the zip files?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2014, 03:10:27 PM »
Personally, I would see if its an issue.  With only one reported incidence of the problem, changing your approach based on that would seem premature.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2014, 07:09:54 PM »
Screencast link added to the table in the first post.  Here's the direct link:

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/epcheck/sc/epCheck.mp4


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v1.0.4 - 2014-01-02
    + Added more search options to the context menu. (Thanks, mouser)

v1.0.3 - 2013-12-31
    ! Fixed a bug where the series ID wasn't retrieved properly.

v1.0.2 - 2013-12-31
    + Added clickable statusbar section to the episode's webpage at
      TheTVDB.com.  (Thanks, mouser)
    + Added right-click menu to the weekly view list.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2014, 07:53:16 PM »
And here's the screencast hosted on youtube: