SkyGo Controller
#1
Hi.

I don't know if this is the right place to post this. I've created a program for launching and controlling SkyGo, because the SkyGo Launcher I found for Kodi doesn't work, and I want to share it. Is anybody interested in using it?
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#2
I think several people would be interested in this - I think several people follow the following forum:

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=189805&page=15

or

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...ight=skygo

So worth also posting on their to see who else is interested.

Thanks

Rob
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#3
I'm currently developing the program. I had an issue to overcome regarding different screen resolutions, and I'm applying a fix. I'm also going to setup a webpage to host the program.

I'll post again when I complete the program.
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#4
I've completed the program. It can be downloaded from https://github.com/drat-erami/DratSky.

It can launched using Advanced Launcher, which is still available here https://www.dropbox.com/s/wbyte293rfqw2k...r.zip?dl=0.

To install:
  1. Install Advanced Launcher
  2. Run Advanced Launcher.
  3. Press the menu button.
  4. Select 'Add New Launcher'.
  5. Standalone launcher (normal executable).
  6. Browse to the location of the program.
  7. No application arguments are needed.
  8. Set the title as 'DratSky'.
  9. Select Windows Mobile as the platform (it doesn't have any other options for Windows).
  10. Press 'cancel' on the Select Thumbnails path.
  11. Press 'cancel' on the Select Fanarts path.
  12. To launch the program quickly, you can press menu then 'Add to favourites'.

Configuring:
  1. Run DratSky.
  2. The splash screen will appear, followed by a window asking for your Sky username and password.
  3. Next, a window will appear saying, "The file, 'config.ini', is missing. Please configure the keys." Here you can map your keyboard or remote, and click OK.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to calibrate the screen controls.
  5. DratSky is now set up.
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#5
Any issues, let me know.
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#6
Hi, works really well thanks.

One request though, is it possible for it to start full screen?
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#7
(2016-03-12, 13:12)lucavialli Wrote: Hi, works really well thanks.
I'm glad it's working for you.

Quote:One request though, is it possible for it to start full screen?
I can add an option, but there will be a delay of a few seconds before it switched to full screen, because the program loads Silverlight from the Sky website. If you're fine with that, I'll get it sorted.

I'm also looking into adding an option to increase the time menu at the bottom of the screen stays on the screen to make it easier to read the listings. There are some limitations to what's possible because I can't legally modify SkyGo itself, but if there are any workarounds I can apply, I'll do my best.
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#8
Thanks for this. Very useful. Works great with my Harmony remote.

I'm having the problem where the menu doesn't stay on screen long enough when changing channels. It would be great if this could stay until you select "watch".

Also playback doesn't seem quite as smooth as when using Internet Explorer, although not too much of a problem.

Looking forward to updates!
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#9
(2016-03-12, 17:23)nashmills Wrote: Thanks for this. Very useful. Works great with my Harmony remote.
You're welcome.

Quote:I'm having the problem where the menu doesn't stay on screen long enough when changing channels. It would be great if this could stay until you select "watch".
Duly noted. I'm actually working on that now. The SkyGo Silverlight app times out the menu after 3 seconds. It's not a lot of time.

Quote:Also playback doesn't seem quite as smooth as when using Internet Explorer, although not too much of a problem.
I'll look into that. Do you access SkyGo via http://go.sky.com/live, using the Silverlight plugin?
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#10
Quote:Do you access SkyGo via http://go.sky.com/live, using the Silverlight plugin?

Yes I do.

Thanks again for all your efforts with this. Much appreciated.
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#11
(2016-03-12, 18:20)nashmills Wrote:
Quote:Do you access SkyGo via http://go.sky.com/live, using the Silverlight plugin?

Yes I do.
Thanks. That'll help me troubleshooting.

Quote:Thanks again for all your efforts with this. Much appreciated.
You're welcome. Thank you for the input.
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#12
I've updated the program with some of the suggested features. https://github.com/drat-erami/DratSky/releases.
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#13
Just tried the new version - it's brilliant. Thank you.
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#14
Thanks. This is really cool.

Not sure why the picture is stuttering more than internet explorer though? Other than that, it's perfect.
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#15
(2016-03-14, 23:31)lucavialli Wrote: Thanks. This is really cool.
You're welcome.

Quote:Not sure why the picture is stuttering more than internet explorer though? Other than that, it's perfect.
I'm still investigating. I'll keep you updated.
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