Slimm GBPVR 1.8.3447.20163 released

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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:

Tray Features

  • The tray icon can now have a tooltip allowing you to disable the balloon if you wish and still receive information by hovering over the icon. The Tray Configuration form has a new System Tray Tool-tip area to customise the tool-tip. They are also a couple of additional registry settings to customise the tool-tip.
  • "Delay shutdown when intercepted" added to Tray Configuration/Advanced/Shutdown options.
  • If Slimm GBPVR is already running, when you start a new copy it will terminate the old one. This is handy for when Windows Explorer crashes and doesn’t restore the icon. Now you simply run Slimm GBPVR again; the old instance will be terminated and the new one, with a shiny new icon, will execute. It has been used to provide command-line access to Slimm GBPVR’s delayed shutdown features.
  • Command line switch /shutdown added.

Tray Bug Fixes

  • If Slimm GBPVR cannot retrieve the tuner status (if, for example, one of your tuners has crashed), it will not execute an automatic (delayed) shutdown.
  • Tuner Status warning and error messages (that appear when the tuner status cannot be retrieved once or several times respectively) now use balloon tips instead of message boxes.
  • Auto-restart recording service now attempts to restart service a few times before throwing up an error balloon and not trying again.
  • Multiple instances of Slimm GBPVR are now closed via PostThreadMessage WM_QUIT instead of Process.Kill. This means that the application closes properly and the system tray icon is removed.

Tray Coding

  • Slimm GBPVR now sets ES_AWAYMODE_REQUIRED for SetThreadExecutionState in compliance with Vista’s new rules on power management.
  • Vista and above only: Slimm GBPVR also sets ShudownBlockReason while GBPVR is recording so that when it prevents a system shutdown, Vista can tell the user why.

GBPVRcli Features

  • /tunerstatus switch added.

 

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.

Slimm GBPVR 1.7.3245.23786 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:

Tray Features

  • Registry setting DeleteComskipFiles removed and replaced with DeleteExtensionsAfterPlayback. This contains a list of extensions that will be recycled by SlimmGBPVR after playback of a file has finished. For example, given the extensions ".log;.fif" and a recording filename of "C:\recording.mpg", SlimmGBPVR will attempt to recycle "C:\recording.log", "C:\recording.fif", "C:\recording.mpg.log" and "C:\recording.mpg.fif".
  • Added ability to sort lists of recordings. It is used to reorder the items in the reoccurring menu.
  • SlimmGBPVR now supports gif, png and jpg ChannelLogos. Requested by b00sfuk.

GBPVRcli Features

  • /orderby switch added. Requested by liteswap.
  • /playing switch added. Requested by liteswap. Note: this information actually reports which completed recordings have their files locked. A file is locked when it is being played but it will also be locked when transcoding is taking place or Windows is creating a thumbnail, for example, so it may not always produce the expected result.

 

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.

Release: Slimm GBPVR v1.7.3191.17903

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 Fix

  • UpdateEPG no longer worked now that GBPVR.exe is no longer part of the GBPVR installation. Reported by LewE.

 

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. Thanks.

Slimm GBPVR 1.7.3129.25565 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

  • Shutdown menu documentation added. This history page and Contents index also re-ordered so that the Tray Utility comes before GBPVRcli.
  • Added ability to automatically turn off the monitors when a delayed shutdown is requested. You can also turn off the monitors immediately.
  • Added configurable delay to the delayed shutdown feature, ie., when Slimm GB-PVR automatically performs a shutdown operation after a recording session, it will wait this many seconds after the recording session finishes before performing the shutdown operation. Requested by rob11252. Curiously, this feature was already coded but was not user-configurable, so thanks for the reminder!
  • Single-clicking the tray icon can now have a user-configurable effect.

Bug Fixes

  • Selecting Tools/Report Error, er, caused a crash because the gbpvr/skins folder is no more.
  • Vista only: standby cannot be prevented. This is not a bug but intentionally caused by changes to the operating system.
  • Tray Configuration/Advanced/Show Current Log and …Show Previous Log fixed.

 

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. Thanks.

Slimm GBPVR 1.7.3071.20981 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

  • Configuration form hides option to launch GBPVR.exe if the file does not exist.
  • Slimm GBPVR will always launch PVRX2 if GBPVR.exe does not exist.
  • Added ProcessPriorityOfGBPVR to Registry settings.
  • Tray Configuration Startup understands new and old shortcut for GB-PVR Tray.

Bug Fixes

  • Deleting a recording that still exists on the menu but doesn’t exist on the disk no longer results in a Directory Not Found exception.
  • Turn Off and Restart operations now cancelled if GB-PVR is recording.

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. Thanks.

Slimm GBPVR 1.7.3058.20146 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

  • Standby now intercepted and cancelled during recordings. Slimm GBPVR will standby after the recording session finishes.

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. Thanks.

Slimm GB-PVR 1.7.2898.24459 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

  • Three new icon sets designed by @otto@. With many thanks.

Bug Fixes

  • Menu colouring fixed.
  • Now compatible with 64-bit Windows. However, in order for the auto-restart recording service to work, Slimm GB-PVR needs to be run with administrator priviledges. If you cannot do that, you can disable this feature using the registry key AutoRestartRecordingService. For details please see the Tray Utility/Registry page in the Slimm GB-PVR documentation installed in the GBPVR/Documentation start menu group. Also, please see the thread How to use Slimm GBPVR with Vista’s User Account Control.

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. Thanks.