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  • karls
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    Slight Modification to ASP File

    JohnWPB,

    Thanks for the great DVD Release script.
    I have however noticed that the last updated time was not changing for some reason. I initially thought that the script was failing, Netflix was blocking me, or something else strange....It is a computer.
    However, After leaving it for a while due to travel, when I looked back at the top DVD, it had definitely changed, yet the time remained as a February time stamp.

    The solution:
    I modified the ASP file in one spot.
    Set fileCreated = fso.GetFile(FullPath)
    FileDate = fileCreated.DateLastModified

    Initially, the "FileDate" line requested the "DateCreated" which, unless deleted would never change. Once this line was modified, voila, success.

    Just wanted to pass this along.
    Thanks again for the great script

    Steven

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  • dkindred
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    johnwpb,

    Nabbed! I manually extracted them to their directories.

    Love the script!

    --David

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  • johnwpb
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    /html/NewReleases/images folder

    Dkindred, As you quoted from the instructions:

    "Install this script in the HomeSeer script folder. Then copy the NewReleases folder and its contents to the HS html folder."

    If you copied the new release folder, and it's contents, to the html Directory, then the images fiolder would be there. Possibly you are using a zip extraction utility that does not preserve the file/folder tree.

    I just downloaded the zip to make sure, and there is an images folder in the html/newreleases folder.


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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Jeff, Thanx. Will put it into action.
    That was such a hard question to ask - I knew it was just so simple...

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  • dkindred
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    John,

    Love the script and page. Thank you!

    May I suggest a simple change to the readme? I had to read through the script to find that I had missed out on creating the images folder. Thought this might help:
    Install this script in the HomeSeer script folder. Then copy the
    NewReleases folder and its contents to the HS html folder.
    Change to:
    Create the following two folders:
    ..\HomeSeer\html\NewReleases
    ..\HomeSeer\html\NewReleases\Images

    Extract NewReleases.txt to ..\HomeSeer\Scripts folder.
    Extract NewReleases.asp to ..\HomeSeer\html\NewReleases
    Extract NoImageAvailable.jpg to ..\HomeSeer\html\NewReleases
    Great work!

    --David

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  • CFGuy
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    Change it to this:


    SCR IPT SRC="/ssm.js"

    The / at the beginning tells the browser to start in the top directory.

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    JohnWPB,
    Maybe there is a button that one has to hit so that code that is copy / pasted into the forum won't be treated (acted upon) as code (if that makes any sense).

    anyway, to try to describe the problem in "text", the newest version moves the asp to one level deeper in the html directory. I use a dynamic html slide out for navigation where the code for it gets added to the asp page. This loads the slideout when the asp page loads for navigation to rest of HS pages. So, it is probably a very newbie question, but how do I reference the /html/ssm.js file in this line: "SCR IPT SRC="ssm.js" language="JavaScript1.2"

    thanx.

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  • johnwpb
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    Message board bug?! What Bug!

    smoothtlk, Dont feel bad about the code. I was in email coorispondence some time ago with Rich back and forth, trying to demonstrate the problem, and they could not duplicate it. It seems that there is actually no known bug about posting code in a message, and the new board is working fine. It must just be something you and I and a bunch of others are all doing wrong

    Here are a few posts relating to the bugs that do not exist:

    Thread 1

    Thread 2

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  • tobad78
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    Okay if by chance others have this problem I solved it or maybe it solved itself.

    Not sure if its what I done or not but its working great. All I did was delete everything. I then cleared cookies and files in IE.

    Or maybe NewFlix RSS feed was down when I tried it.

    Thanks,

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  • johnwpb
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    Tobad78, Hmmmm I am not sure. Did you put the "New Releases" folder in the Homeseer/html directory? Also make sure you updated the asp page to use the new one, as the files have moved since the first version. If that is all in place it COULD be a firewall issue, but I don't know.

    To test the new file, I completely removed all the files from the first first version, the text file, the 2 scripts, the asp page.... everything....

    I then took the zip file (Same one posted on the board) and installed it from that. Making sure to put the files in the correct place as mentioned in the ReadMe.txt file. It worked the first time I ran it. There are no other files, DLL's, includes or the like that the script needs whatsoever. So why it is coming up not found on your system is puzzling me for sure.....


    Smoothtlk, I cant read your entire post, as the new board has garbeled it up! I use Netscape, and couldnt read your post, so I also tried IE and the same thing....

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I tried to post some code below, and the board took it literally. Now I can't delete or edit the post... oh well.
    Let me try again:
    I added this code:
    Code:
     <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    A.ssmItems:link  {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:hover {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:active {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:visited {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    //-->
    </style>
    <SCRIPT SRC="ssm.js" language="JavaScript1.2">
    //Dynamic-FX slide in menu v6.5 (By maXimus, http://maximus.ravecore.com/)
    //Updated July 8th, 03' for doctype bug
    //For full source, and 100's more DHTML scripts, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com
    How do I repoint the ssm.js to the html\ssm.js directory?
    Sorry for the newbie scripting question...

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  • Guest's Avatar
    Guest replied
    Works fine for me (1.05). Thanx again.
    One quick scripting question - I put this code:

    <style type="text/css">
    <!--
    A.ssmItems:link {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:hover {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:active {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    A.ssmItems:visited {color:black;text-decoration:none;}
    //-->
    </style>
    <SCRIPT SRC="ssm.js" language="JavaScript1.2">
    //Dynamic-FX slide in menu v6.5 (By maXimus, http://maximus.ravecore.com/)
    //Updated July 8th, 03' for doctype bug
    //For full source, and 100's more DHTML scripts, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com

    Into the new C:\Program Files\HomeSeer\html\NewReleases\NewReleases.asp.
    How do I repoint "ssm.js" back to the html\ssm.js file?
    I know this is the problem because when I copy the ssm.js into the NewReleases directory, my slide out works. I don't want to do this because I will then have two copies to mantain. sorry for the newbie scripting question

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  • johnwpb
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    Already done in the new version.

    Michael, Thanks for the tip, but thats exactly what I did with the new script mentioned above that I posted. It saves all the photo's to the local hard drive, and the asp page just refrences them.

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  • Michael McSharry
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    John,
    I noticed on your original post that you were not able to get to the case covers. In the movies script I developed a VB application that downloaded a batch of movie poster based upon the ID of the movie and then made my asp page point to the downloaded image rather than the unreachable one at their site. A similiar technique may work for you.

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  • johnwpb
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    Script Updated and bug fixes

    Ok, the zip file has been updated to version 1.5. It includes the following changes / additions:

    - Added ability to download and display the DVD covers
    - Combined the 2 scripts into one single script
    - Moved all files except the VB script to the html/NewReleases folder. (This includes the RSS.txt file, all images, and the asp page).
    - Fixed a bug that showed a broken image if one was not available, it
    will now show a "No Image Available" photo.
    - Cleaned up the asp page to display in a nicer format (Rauco's doing)
    - Added a routine to purge the images from the previous week when it
    updates. (Thanks to smoothtlk for the suggestion)
    - Rauco fixed a bug with the EOF (End of File) locator, Thanks!
    Last edited by johnwpb; February 14th, 2005, 04:06 AM.

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