"PCTV Systems" subforum needed in the 'PVR Help and Support' section?
#1
This has probably just been forgotten somehow, but please consider adding a new dedicated subforum for "PCTV Systems" PVR backends here in the 'PVR Help and Support' forum?

http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=167

PVR client addon for "PCTV Systems" ( http://www.pctvsystems.com ) already exist, and other than the DVBLink by DVBLogic addon it now looks to be the only supported PVR backend without its own subforum. Another argument is there's subforums for almost every skin for Kodi, so why not have subforums for all PVR client addons too to help spread better awareness?

https://github.com/kodi-pvr/pvr.pctv
PVR/Backend/PCTV_Systems (wiki)
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#2
Yes it was 'forgotten somehow' in the 7 days this pvr add-on has existed in our repo.

What would help is if you would do the legwork and identify all the threads that would go in this shiny new forum.
I simply don't have the time to do that when I am at work, which is why I leave it until I remember and am at home - obviously the latter doesn't happen.
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#3
I fail to find a single post about this pvr addon in our PVR support forums.
We usually create subforums when the need arises, not just because we have an add-on.
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#4
(2015-05-12, 12:06)Kib Wrote: What would help is if you would do the legwork and identify all the threads that would go in this shiny new forum.
Sure, there are only two so far that I could find, which are these:
199080 (thread)
155853 (thread)

(2015-05-12, 12:41)Kib Wrote: I fail to find a single post about this pvr addon in our PVR support forums. We usually create subforums when the need arises, not just because we have an add-on.
Well as I understand it the individual PVR subforums are really mostly about the backends used and not only about the specific addons as in there could even be more than one addon for each backend, which was the case a while for MythTV. Again, another argument is that there are subforums for almost every skin for Kodi, so why not have subforums for every backend that have an available PVR client addon too to help spread better awareness?

(2015-05-12, 12:06)Kib Wrote: Yes it was 'forgotten somehow' in the 7 days this pvr add-on has existed in our repo.
Sorry I was lazy and just did a copy and paste from the request for DVBLink subforum 221565 (thread)

Anyway initial commit of the PVR client addon for PCTV Systems was on the 5th of March, which is over 2-months ago, not 7-days.
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#5
Ah - Mar 5 or May 5, only one letter difference. Wink
I read May 7 when I looked yesterday - tiredness I guess.

I'll create the subforum and move the posts, although I personally think it will stay empty.

Edit: Done
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#6
(2015-05-13, 14:18)Kib Wrote: Ah - Mar 5 or May 5, only one letter difference. Wink
I read May 7 when I looked yesterday - tiredness I guess.

I'll create the subforum and move the posts, although I personally think it will stay empty.

Edit: Done
Thanks, wondering though if it should not be named "PCTV Systems" instead of just "PCTV"? The addon is for backend http://www.pctvsystems.com
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#7
I went with pctv because of the name of the add-on
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#8
(2015-05-20, 10:29)Kib Wrote: I went with pctv because of the name of the add-on
But the name of the addon is "PCTV Systems Client". It is only the id for the addon that has been shortened to "pvr.pctv" and that is never displayed inside Kodi, it may confuse users.

https://github.com/kodi-pvr/pvr.pctv/blo.../addon.xml

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<addon
id="pvr.pctv"
version="0.1.8"
name="PCTV Systems Client"
provider-name="PCTV Systems">
<requires>
<c-pluff version="0.1"/>
<import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.6"/>
</requires>
<extension
point="xbmc.pvrclient"
library_linux="pvr.pctv.so"
library_osx="pvr.pctv.dylib"
library_freebsd="pvr.pctv.so"
library_windx="pvr.pctv.dll"
library_android="libpvr.pctv.so" />
<extension point="xbmc.addon.metadata">
<summary lang="en">PVR Client to connect PCTV Systems Broadway to Kodi</summary>
<description lang="en">PCTV Systems frontend. Supporting streaming of Live TV &amp; Recordings, EPG View, Timers.</description>
<disclaimer lang="en">This is unstable software! The authors are in no way responsible for failed playings, incorrect EPG times, wasted hours, or any other undesirable effects.</disclaimer>
<platform>all</platform>
</extension>
</addon>

The id does not always reflect the real name of the addon or the supplier, as you could compare this to the addon for Tvheadend where the id is shorten to "pvr.hts

https://github.com/kodi-pvr/pvr.hts/blob.../addon.xml

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<addon
id="pvr.hts"
version="2.1.8"
name="Tvheadend HTSP Client"
provider-name="Adam Sutton, Sam Stenvall, Lars Op den Kamp, Kai Sommerfeld">
<requires>
<c-pluff version="0.1"/>
<import addon="xbmc.pvr" version="1.9.6"/>
<import addon="xbmc.codec" version="1.0.1"/>
</requires>
<extension
point="xbmc.pvrclient"
library_linux="pvr.hts.so"
library_osx="pvr.hts.dylib"
library_freebsd="pvr.hts.so"
library_windx="pvr.hts.dll"
library_android="libpvr.hts.so"
avahi_type="_htsp._tcp."
avahi_ip_setting="host"
avahi_port_setting="htsp_port"/>
<extension point="xbmc.addon.metadata">
<summary lang="en">Kodi's frontend for Tvheadend</summary>
<description lang="en">Tvheadend frontend; supporting streaming of Live TV &amp; Recordings, EPG, Timers</description>
<disclaimer lang="en">This is unstable software! The authors are in no way responsible for failed recordings, incorrect timers, wasted hours, or any other undesirable effects..</disclaimer>
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#9
When are you planning to release this add-on? I'm really looking forward to use it! I live in Brazil and have a Broadway box in Costa Rica which works fine but I want to control it from Kodi instead of going to the webpage.
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#10
(2015-05-23, 20:36)manroca Wrote: When are you planning to release this add-on? I'm really looking forward to use it! I live in Brazil and have a Broadway box in Costa Rica which works fine but I want to control it from Kodi instead of going to the webpage.
@manroca, please instead of posting here start a new thread in the newly created subforum for PCTV Systems addons http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=237
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#11
(2015-05-20, 13:27)RockerC Wrote:
(2015-05-20, 10:29)Kib Wrote: I went with pctv because of the name of the add-on
But the name of the addon is "PCTV Systems Client". It is only the id for the addon that has been shortened to "pvr.pctv" and that is never displayed inside Kodi, it may confuse users.
Bump suggestion to rename the subforum to "PCTV Systems" (from the currently shortened "PCTV"). Again the addon is named "PCTV Systems Client" and its for backend "PCTV Systems".

Another reason why you want to name the subforum "PCTV Systems" and not "PCTV" is so that users do not to confuse it with other television stuff also shortened as PCTV but not related to "PCTV Systems", such as OpenPCTV http://www.openpctv.com which is an Linux distribution based on Kodi, Enigma2, and VDR http://sourceforge.net/projects/openpctv/

It is also abbreviation for Pierce County Television, Palomar College Television, Paradise Cable TeleVision Network, Pagadian Cable TeleVision, and Philippine Cable Television Association.
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#12
We generally do not name them after the companies, and additionally need to keep the names short.
To be very blunt: I will not be renaming it to PCTV Systems unless I see the confusion you are talking to.

As there are no posts in it anyway, I don't think there is much confusion going on at this point.
I understand your request but to be honest I am contemplating just removing it again.

If you want to be useful, you could consider updating the wiki for this add-on instead of bumping this post again.
It contains different information than the addon.xml as well, does not link to the new forum, does not have any contents or settings in it, etc
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#13
hi excuse me, am i the only one whose timer system client popups messages regardless of "show timer notifications" toggle please
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