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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck  (Read 109742 times)

Windjammer

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 08:49:26 AM »
Hi there,

I also have problems on XP SP3. When adding a series I get the following error:

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After the error clicking Yes adds the series but no data is retrieved, clicking No ends/crashes the program.

Regards,

Matthias

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2014, 09:20:40 AM »
Which directory have you installed yours?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2014, 09:27:39 AM »
Hi,

I've installed in D:\PortableApps\epCheck and before that on the Desktop C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\epCheck

Have the same issue in both places.

//M
« Last Edit: January 03, 2014, 09:34:24 AM by Windjammer »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2014, 09:57:18 AM »
Hi, Windjammer, and welcome to the DonationCoder website.  In the latest version of epCheck, I've changed the unzipping methods.  Would you (and rgdot, if you have a moment) please give this a try and let me know if it solves the issue you're having.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2014, 10:15:45 AM »
 :up:  Now it works!  Downloaded info about 7 TV series.

Now that it works I found a thing you might want to consider changing. The "Move 'The' to the end..." option does not work if you already downloaded a series starting with 'The' without the option checked.

Thanks for the amazingly quick response.

//M

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2014, 10:24:57 AM »
:up:  Now it works!  Downloaded info about 7 TV series.

Very nice.  Thanks for reporting back.

Now that it works I found a thing you might want to consider changing. The "Move 'The' to the end..." option does not work if you already downloaded a series starting with 'The' without the option checked.

epCheck actually checks that by the series ID number, not the name, which should explain the behaviour you're seeing.  However, you can rename the series manually within your list if you'd like by highlighting, pressing F2, renaming, and then clicking off the row.

Thanks for the amazingly quick response.

You're welcome.   :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2014, 10:28:35 AM »
OK, didn't see those options under Edit nor right-click so I just deleted the series and downloaded it again, with the option checked this time...   //M

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2014, 10:32:09 AM »
OK, didn't see those options under Edit nor right-click so I just deleted the series and downloaded it again, with the option checked this time...   //M

Yeah, it's definitely my fault for not making that capability more (at all?) evident.   :-[

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2014, 10:56:34 AM »
Works on XP now, thanks  :up:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
Works on XP now, thanks  :up:

Sweet.  Thanks for checking.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2014, 01:49:18 AM »
Also, why not   :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2014, 12:15:34 PM »
How did you do that?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
WINE or Crossover, I will guess.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2014, 01:03:52 PM »
Ah... I didn't know if he was saying that he got it to work with nothing else.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2014, 01:42:32 PM »
Ooops :-[ Runs fine with Wine

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2014, 10:05:32 PM »
Great demo Jody, really fluent  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2014, 10:07:58 PM »
Fluent in imbecile?  If so, yep, I'm quite fluent in that.   :P

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2014, 10:20:56 PM »
hey! this is cool!

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2014, 11:05:08 AM »
hey! this is cool!

Thanks, superboyac.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2014, 05:32:25 AM »
Can you add option to see series from PREVIOUS and NEXT week? Also, I would prefer if it can use option "week starts on Monday", if possible.

Until today, I have used EpGuides.com Watcher, and it has "previous/next" buttons, but overall I think epCheck is better.

At this moment, EpGuides is featured on my blog:
http://zoniweb.blogs...idescom-watcher.html

But, it seems that epCheck will be very soon replace it both on my PC and on my blog :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #45 on: January 06, 2014, 12:01:35 PM »
Hi, ZoNi.011, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

Can you add option to see series from PREVIOUS and NEXT week? Also, I would prefer if it can use option "week starts on Monday", if possible.

I'll keep this in mind but I don't think it will be added anytime soon (see below).  I know it's not the same, but you could set epCheck's weekly view to display 14 or 21 days ahead.  That way, you can see two or three weeks ahead.

Until today, I have used EpGuides.com Watcher, and it has "previous/next" buttons, but overall I think epCheck is better.

I used EpGuides.com Watcher for a long time before writing epCheck (I even donated).  I think it's a great program and I never intended for epCheck to be a clone of EpGuides.com Watcher.  There were just a few things that I wanted to change:

  • Switch to TheTVDB.com for data as they have TV shows and a decent selection of anime series.
  • The main TV series listing user interface.  Basically, I wanted it like how I did epCheck's Series tab (three panes, etc.).  
  • I wanted series and episode summaries (another reason to switch to TheTVDB.com).
  • I didn't like the listview hot-tracking that EpGuides.com Watcher does.  This is just a personal preference.
  • I'm not a huge eye-candy person, but I wanted nice banner images (yet another reason to switch to TheTVDB.com).
  • I wanted to make it easier to add many series in a row (keyboard-centric).

I assumed that those types of changes would have required some serious reworking to EpGuides.com Watcher so, rather than bother its developer (Ian Bugeja) for them, I designed and wrote epCheck instead.  Here are some other apps I found before writing epCheck:

tvGuide  Seemed a bit buggy/flakey when I tried it.
Free TvDB  Extremely complete application.  Maybe too complete if you prefer simple apps.

BTW, you have a nice website.  I've enjoyed reading several articles.  =]

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2014, 12:17:57 PM »
Thank you for your answer! :) I have set 10 days previous and 10 in future, that should be enough.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2014, 12:30:19 PM »
Thank you for your answer! :) I have set 10 days previous and 10 in future, that should be enough.

You are very welcome.   :Thmbsup:  Thank you for understanding and I'm glad the workaround will be enough.  I've also added your site to my RSS reader.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2014, 05:10:56 PM »
I Love EpCheck as it is but have a few suggestions.
 
1)The  website TVDB.COM mentions the Air Day, Air Time, Network on the first page for each series example = TVDB.COM Almost Human This data could be retrieved and displayed hopefully in the Weekly Tab and in the Series Tab. The second Column in the Weekly tab appears to be unused and could hold the data Air Day, Air Time, Network, of course the Weekly Tab only needs Air Time, and Network. The area just after the Air Date column is blank space/ empty column.

2) Series Tab could highlight current episode, or similar to Weekly Tab it could highlight Past, Present, & Future thus all previous episodes, seasons could be ignored since all would be red.

3) Currently EpCheck opens in the Series Tab, an option to open in the Weekly Tab would be great.

4) Minimize until update complete would also be a great option, as would start Minimized.

5) Default color code could change to RED = Past Green = Today Blue = Future this follows the light spectrum roughly, and green = go of course. (I have changed using options already, just a thought.)

Thank you for your wonderful software.
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Re: NANY 2014 Release - epCheck
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2014, 05:16:21 PM »
@ kalvanotherwhen: regarding 3 & 5 - have you tried OPTIONS tab? :)