Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Remrecord Tool 1.0 now available

remrecord 1.0 (stable) can now be downloaded on the Remrecord Tool page. I've tested it on the Linux, Windows (with Cygwin) and Mac OS X platforms and there's also long-winded Cygwin installation instructions included for Windows users. You can now "prefer" SD or HD simulcasts (e.g. BBC One (SD) vs. BBC One HD), repeats are ignored by default, banned channels and programmes to be recorded can be specified with comma-separated ranges at the appropriate prompt and a Web throttling delay has been added if search terms generate a lot of Web requests to the Fetch TV site.

This is the first stable release just in time for Christmas - the next release will either be to fix freshly discovered bugs or to correct the script if Fetch TV change their Remote Recording Web interface, whichever happens first.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Stable firmware (4.8.01-11) available

After suffering almost 10 weeks of the anything-but "stable" 4.8.00-02 firmware release, Fetch TV have finally released a successor to that pretty bad firmware release, namely version 4.8.01-11. This supersedes all the previous beta releases and I've updated the Latest Firmware page to include details on this new stable firmware release.

I've applied the update and it fixes almost all the major bugs that were present in the previous stable release: much more stable, simultaneous recordings finally work correctly and even the wi-fi seems more reliable. I urge all 8320HD users to upgrade to this release - it makes using the box far less frustrating!