Slimm GB-PVR version 1.6.2830.18691 released

GB-PVR

To install:

For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

 

This release:

GBPVRcli Features

  • Tokens {MinutesToStart} and {MinutesToStartWithPadding} added. Requested by pvruser.

Slimm GBPVR Features

  • Added ProcessPriorityOfPlayedRecording to registry settings.
  • The About menu item now contains live tuner status that is updated every couple of seconds. About is also now displayed when requesting Tuner Status from the Tools menu. Requested by deusxmachina.

 

Support:

You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.

 

Donations:

Donations gratefully accepted. Click the button to send me £1 (or more!). Thanks.

Free PaRappa the Rapper stuff from Sony

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PSP Fanboy link

PSP Fanboy has posted a freebie from Sony in the shape of a partial PaRappa the Rapper soundtrack available for download. There’s no registration, no FileFront, no ‘wait 45 seconds’, just a straight-forward zip file containing eight music files (though the GameTrailers PaRappa review states that there are only six songs in the game). The music files are 128Kbps mp3s.

I wonder how much we can read into the following snippet (italics mine):

Here’s the tracks we have for you today

Will there be further releases?

While this is clearly an advertising gimmick (here in the UK PaRappa the Rapper was released for Sony PlayStation Portable one week ago), this is a good gimmick. It clearly advertises the product. It isn’t offensive or baffling. It might make you purchase PaRappa for PSP. If you have already purchased PaRappa it means you can listen to some tracks on your iPod or PC. And the above-quoted phraseology means that it may incentivise you to visit the PSP Fanboy blog again under the PaRappa tag to see if there will be more releases.

While Sony are not managing their PlayStation 3 PlayStation Store very well at the moment in comparison to Microsoft Xbox 360′s Live Marketplace (particularly over the recent E3 event period), this release reflects a kind of thinking that bodes well for the future.

Updated 26 July 2007 with GameTrailers reference.

Slimm GB-PVR Version 1.6.2746.21588 released

GB-PVR

To install:

For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

This release:

Features

  • Supports new user interface supplied starting with GB-PVR v1.0.8 PVRX2.exe.

Support:

You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.

Slimm GB-PVR Version 1.6.2711.21588 released

GB-PVR

To install:

For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

This release:

Bug Fixes

  • FileExtensionFilter was not used for files in the main recordings directory. It was only used for files in the sub-folders of the main recordings directory. That is, FileExtensionFilter was not being used if “Auto-create folders for recording” in their GBPVR configuration was unchecked. Thanks to betbest1 for reporting this bug and providing the information requested so I could solve it.

Support:

You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.

Slimm GB-PVR Version 1.6.2705.25961 released

GB-PVR
To install:

For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

This release:

Features

  • Option to start GB-PVR whenever Slimm GB-PVR is loaded. Request: “Would it be possible to add another checkbox that makes GBPVR.EXE get launched every time SlimmGBPVR is launched? Sometimes I shutdown SlimmGBPVR, then when I rerun it would like it to launch GBPVR for me.”
  • The auto-restart recording service now does not fire if the GB-PVR Config application has been run within the last minute. This stops it attempting to restart the recording service at the same time as the GB-PVR Config application.
  • Slimm GB-PVR can now auto-kill any GBPVRTray processes while it is running.
  • Maintenance Mode added to Tools menu.
  • Running recording service checked for on startup. If not running and auto-restart is disabled, a warning balloon is shown with information on how to restart it.
  • Auto-restart recording service feature is checked on startup. If not enabled, a warning balloon is shown with information on how to enable it.
  • Tools -> Restart Recording Service. If Maintenance Mode is enabled, this could leave the auto-restart recording service feature disabled so you are asked whether you would like to automatically turn off Maintenance Mode.
  • OfferToDeletePlayedRecording and SmartDateTodayHours to Registry settings.

Bug Fixes

  • The tooltip for the checkboxes under Tray Configuration -> Startup all had the wrong tooltips because I copied the section “Database disconnect during EPG update”.
  • Upper limit for number of items on Pending menu changed from 10 to 100.


Coding

  • Added more logging to power management and delayed shudown areas.
  • Sub-menu appearance changed slightly.

Support:

You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.

Slimm Stopwatch 2 now hosted on Download.com

Get it from CNET Download.com!
Submitted Slimm Stopwatch 2 on Download.com’s free package and it’s now listed. Took about three weeks but you get what you pay for.

Perhaps that will spur me to create the product page on my own site. I’ve done about 95% of a flash animation that demonstrates the util but haven’t finished that either. Procrastination is, as they say, the thief of time. I’ll make it a goal to finish both items this week.

Slimm GB-PVR Version 1.5.2617.29639 beta released

GB-PVR
To install:

For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

This release:

Features

  • Control whether GB-PVR, GBPVRTray.exe and Slimm GB-PVR startup with Windows or not. You can find this functionality in the Tray Configuration window in the Startup group. Simply check / uncheck the boxes to have those items start / not start with Windows using a link in your All Programs\Startup folder.

Coding

Support:

You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.

    Slimm GB-PVR Version 1.5.2599.6174 beta released

    To install:

    For all details regarding current version, please see documentation which is installed alongside the utility and is available in the GBPVR start menu group.

    This release:

    Features

    • Play random recording added to Recordings menu.

    Coding

    • Setup executable now does not contain the redundant 9707 suffix which was used to indicate that this version of Slimm GBPVR is designed for use for versions of GBPVR of 0.97.07 or higher.
    • Startup entry now does not contain the /wait command-line argument.

    Support:

    You can post support queries on the Slimm GB-PVR forum hosted at GB-PVR.com.