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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck  (Read 103222 times)

ramothgold

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #125 on: February 17, 2014, 07:25:22 PM »
This application works perfectly on my Lenovo Windows 8.1 laptop. I am not big on watching television, commercials are annoying imho, so I collect the series I enjoy. This lets me know which episode is on which week and more. Keep up the outstanding work. 8)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2014, 10:12:34 AM »
Thank you very much for your kind words (and donation), ramothgold.  I really appreciate both.   :D

Stay tuned for the upcoming profiles feature which allows you to have different lists of shows.  I've also added the air time and network to the listviews.  Here's a few more teaser screenshots:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2014, 12:07:48 PM »
Outstanding proggie  :Thmbsup:  Simple, yet extremely helpful without lots of unnecessary whistles and bells... works beautifully on my Win7 x64 machine... thanks so much skwire!

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2014, 05:06:56 PM »
Outstanding proggie  :Thmbsup:  Simple, yet extremely helpful without lots of unnecessary whistles and bells... works beautifully on my Win7 x64 machine... thanks so much skwire!

Thank you very much for your kind words.  I really appreciate them.  I'm glad you find the program useful.  Welcome to DonationCoder, as well, and enjoy your stay.   :D

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #129 on: March 05, 2014, 05:29:18 PM »
Now I'm going to have to try out all your little apps (no pressure, lol); quite the smorgasbord you've created, impressive .... eons ago I was a heavy user of TinyApps.org... to me (and obviously you're in the same camp), the smaller the better, as long as you're code-clever!.... you may be my new go-to (again, no pressure  :up:) ~ Cheers M8.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #130 on: March 20, 2014, 03:38:34 AM »
Nice one skwire!  I only spotted your prog today and it's a complete variation on the epg's I have and extremely useful.

Diolch yn fawr iawn!!!
Cheers,
Keith

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #131 on: March 20, 2014, 12:00:05 PM »
Nice one skwire!  I only spotted your prog today and it's a complete variation on the epg's I have and extremely useful.

Right on.  I'm glad you find it useful.   :)

Diolch yn fawr iawn!!!

Croeso.   ;)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #132 on: March 26, 2014, 09:52:03 PM »
Great work on V1.1.3 lots of excellent features it just keeps getting better.

Looking forward to the network and airtime data being added (mentioned recently).

Appreciate the gif showing how to un-hide the overview column in weekly view tab.

Re: Search tab options. Add and sorting by columns seem to be the limit of functionality.
Please consider porting the "Web Search" option found in series tab, and weekly tab to search tab results.

Hopefully this is not user error but sorting option S01E01 does not save for me.


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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2014, 11:41:23 AM »
Nice on the upcoming release.

Two things.

Is it possible to set the default to load the newest shows at the top instead of bottom. With the option you have now to scroll to the bottom it is nice but, it would be nice for me if it just defaulted to the top with the older shows on the bottom. A per person choice.

With the new one and having profiles are we going to be bale to switch the shows from one list to another? IE once I finished watching a series and it is cancelled will I be able to movie it from the watch list to the cancelled list?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2014, 10:26:30 PM »
Hopefully this is not user error but sorting option S01E01 does not save for me.

I don’t think it's user error; I'm experiencing the same thing here. I select the S01E01 setting in options and upon refreshing the Weekly View that is how it shows. However the next time I start Epcheck it is back to s01e01. (Or perhaps it's s1e1? Can't remember!)

Otherwise all is well! Looking forward to the next release!

Thanks!

Jim

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2014, 02:00:34 AM »
Great work on V1.1.3 lots of excellent features it just keeps getting better.

Thanks.  It's getting a lot more complicated code-wise, too, especially with the forthcoming profiles thing.

Re: Search tab options. Add and sorting by columns seem to be the limit of functionality.
Please consider porting the "Web Search" option found in series tab, and weekly tab to search tab results.

This is a good idea and I've already added it to my dev build.

Hopefully this is not user error but sorting option S01E01 does not save for me.

Fixed in my dev build.  Thank you for the report.

Is it possible to set the default to load the newest shows at the top instead of bottom. With the option you have now to scroll to the bottom it is nice but, it would be nice for me if it just defaulted to the top with the older shows on the bottom. A per person choice.

Probably not going to happen.  It's a pain in the ass to do proper sorting with the Group option on.

With the new one and having profiles are we going to be bale to switch the shows from one list to another? IE once I finished watching a series and it is cancelled will I be able to movie it from the watch list to the cancelled list?

Yes, and that is the main reason for the aforementioned complexity.  Working with dynamic menus like this in AHK can be a pain in the ass at times.  Plus, I got a little frustrated with failing to get that functionality working properly and put epCheck aside for a bit to focus on some of my other apps.

I don’t think it's user error; I'm experiencing the same thing here.

Thanks for the confirmation.  I have this fixed in the next release.

Otherwise all is well! Looking forward to the next release!

So, I'm at a conundrum right now.  My current dev build has several fixes and tweaks in it but the profiles stuff is not fully implemented so I'm uncertain how I want to proceed.  I could disable the profiles stuff and release it but that would probably only serve to confuse folks.  Maybe if I include a note in the Options tab that the profiles stuff is not currently ready? 

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2014, 03:14:57 AM »
My vote is to wait for the Profiles feature, then release.   :)

Thanks again!

Jim

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #137 on: April 03, 2014, 03:21:40 AM »
My vote is to wait for the Profiles feature, then release.   :)

The part that's giving me the most trouble is the sending of series from one profile to another.  What I might do is disable that portion, include a note in the Options tab that that functionality is forthcoming, and release this version.  Not sure yet.

BTW, have you experienced any more of those nasty resize-related freezes with the current version you have?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #138 on: April 03, 2014, 05:13:34 AM »
Nope. Of course I haven't tried to resize the window lately.   :-[

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #139 on: April 03, 2014, 05:31:21 AM »
Disable and release with new fix's. The changing profiles of TV shows is not a huge issue at the moment. In reality it would not be that hard to do a delete of a show and then add new to the new profile.

Worst case just have a drop down box when doing searching for new shows and when a new show is added it will go to the profile. Transferring of new shows would be nice but we all can live without it if it keeps the code simpler.

Functions are great but simpler code keeps a program running longer with less issues.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #140 on: April 08, 2014, 10:26:23 PM »
Here's the latest epCheck beta build for testing.  The profiles feature turned out to be a lot more complicated than I initially envisioned.  If you come across issues, please try to tell me, step-by-step, how to reproduce them and I'll endeavour to get them fixed.

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/epcheck/epCheck_beta.zip

  • The profiles feature is currently a BETA feature and needs some testing.  As such, there is a good possibility that it might not work as designed and your epCheck data might be lost or otherwise munged.  MAKE BACKUPS.
  • You must have at least one profile.  That said, a series can exist on multiple profiles.
  • When doing a series search, a series gets added to the currently active profile.

Here's the current changelog for this beta build:

   + Added a "Profiles" option that allows you to create multiple lists of
      series.  For example, you could create a Watched list, a Cancelled
      list, an Ended list, etc.  Check out the Options tab to create new
      profiles.  The profiles feature is currently a BETA feature and needs
      some testing.  As such, there is a good possibility that it might not
      work as designed and your epCheck data might be lost or otherwise
      munged.  Make backups.
    + Added the series air time (EST) and network to the both the series
      and weekly listviews.  (Thanks, Daniel P.)
    + Added status column to listviews.
    + Added icons to tab labels.
    + Added right-click search menu to the Search tab so you can now more
      easily find information on the search results.  (Thanks, kalvanotherwhen)
    * Changed "Load weekly view on startup" option to "Load weekly data on
      startup" to avoid confusion with the startup tab option.
      (Thanks, hamradio)
    ! Fixed some issues with the right-click web search menu.
    ! Episode display format was not saved and applied properly.  (Thanks,
      kalvanotherwhen)


In case you didn't get the message...MAKE BACKUPS.  Specifically, your epCheck data folder and the config.ini file.  I don't want to hear the crying if your data goes poof.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 05:41:11 AM by skwire, Reason: Struck out the beta link. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #141 on: April 09, 2014, 02:13:03 AM »
Firstly, I really like the idea of tabs, I'll have fun with that!

A quick couple of observations skwire if you don't mind?!  Any chance of being able to copy (as well as move) a series from one profile to another, so I can keep an eye on all my selected series?

The other may not be so easy but was thinking about a UK version?

Thanks for this brilliantantly useful prog.
Cheers,
Keith

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #142 on: April 09, 2014, 03:53:14 AM »
How about placing in the program that the "Weekly" tab only shows the currently chosen profile.

The idea being that I have my:

1)  Main current shows that I watch when aired.
2)  Secondary current shows that I want to watch when I can
3)  Tertiary current shows are ones I want to watch when nothing else is on.

So ,for me at least, I would only really want to see shows that I know I plan on watching, and if this is an option on the option tab then people can choose if all current shows are shown or just the current profile.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #143 on: April 09, 2014, 09:41:20 AM »
Any chance of being able to copy (as well as move) a series from one profile to another, so I can keep an eye on all my selected series?

Yes, that is in the works.

The other may not be so easy but was thinking about a UK version?

Hmmm...I'm not sure what you mean here.   :huh:  Could you please explain in a bit more detail?

Thanks for this brilliantantly useful prog.

You're very welcome.  I'm glad you find it useful.

How about placing in the program that the "Weekly" tab only shows the currently chosen profile.

I was initially against this but you're the second person to request it so I'll give it more consideration.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #144 on: April 09, 2014, 03:06:55 PM »
Hi, skwire  :Thmbsup:
Version 1.1.3 build 47 is excellent. No bugs... (Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit)
One suggestion: Option to remove column (Air time, Air date, Network...)
Thanks for this great prog.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #145 on: April 09, 2014, 03:13:18 PM »
Version 1.1.3 build 47 is excellent. No bugs... (Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit)

Thanks for the report.

One suggestion: Option to remove column (Air time, Air date, Network...)

Just set them to zero-width.  That's all I'd do programmatically anyway.  =]

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #146 on: April 09, 2014, 03:17:37 PM »
I just uploaded beta v1.1.3 build #49 which has the "copy to profile" addition.

http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/epcheck/epCheck_beta.zip
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 05:40:58 AM by skwire, Reason: Struck out the beta link. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #147 on: April 09, 2014, 03:32:32 PM »
I just uploaded beta v1.1.3 build #49 which has the "copy to profile" addition.
Nice one! Cheers.

What I meant about a UK version is, The Mentalist for instance is shown as the US channel and time and often ahead of the UK airing.
Cheers,
Keith
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 03:35:52 PM by skwire, Reason: Fixed quoting. »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #148 on: April 09, 2014, 03:54:06 PM »
What I meant about a UK version is, The Mentalist for instance is shown as the US channel and time and often ahead of the UK airing.

I use the TVDB.com database for epCheck and it typically uses the channel/time of a given series' originating country.  In other words, UK-specific data is not there for an American series such as The Mentalist.  That is, unless you know how to get UK-specific data out of the TVDB.com.   :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #149 on: April 10, 2014, 03:23:55 AM »
I use the TVDB.com database for epCheck and it typically uses the channel/time of a given series' originating country.  In other words, UK-specific data is not there for an American series such as The Mentalist.  That is, unless you know how to get UK-specific data out of the TVDB.com.   :)
Not yet  ;)
Cheers,
Keith