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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2009, 05:45:44 PM »

   Tuice,   does that mean you tested the free version vs the paid one?  If so, any noticiable differences?  I've only used the free one.
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2009, 06:34:15 PM »

No! 
I've only tried the trial (free Version) on my home network.
I'm waiting on some info (clarification) before I purchase the Personal edition!
But the initial reply makes it sound like the video would be about the same on the Personal edition.
Feel free to ask any questions regarding the personal edition from the realvnc web site!
They are fairly quick at responding (Make sure to mention your intending to use it with PC Companion)!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2009, 02:15:52 PM »

*** Update version 3.0.4.2 Now Available ***
I was looking at a way to have PCC available on a working network RealVNC seems to be the easyest way thus far!
If you down load and install the free version PCC will Intergrate with it (see adds)

Remote Video Capture is now supported however the way the program saves the video Stops PCC from responding while program saves from memory (the longer the file duration the longer PCC stops responding) Not the greatest but it works!
Here's the Adds:
Added so you must specify house code for commander sends (saves info from the commander setup)
Added Commander TTS notification that it is sending Commander signals
Added video capture start and stop on x10 code (Warning PCC locks while writing the file)
Added option to start RealVNC service on start up and service stop on exit
Added option to start stop Realvnc from floorplan Pages with new button which displays when key button is visible
Added option to change the Text To Speech output sound device
Fixed error pop up when trying to view VCR Setup screen
Fixed so Video viewer only opens on video files
Added catch to inform users they need plug-in pack to setup commanders
Updated manual


The download link is still the same PCC setup file
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2009, 04:08:38 PM »

****New version 3.0.4.4****
This version Basically just adds Plug-in enhancements:

  Added VCR Commander trigger sends for LAST, RESET, & MENUE
 Added Mouse Remote for IR/VCR Commander Plug-in (Opens from Specialtriggers or CommanderControler.exe in PCC Folder )
 Added so IR/VCR Commander Plug-in responds to RF as well as PLC
 Added option for PCC to Speak Commander sends or not

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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #79 on: March 24, 2009, 07:17:13 PM »

***Just released Version 3.0.4.5***
Finally got around to adding some options many have been looking for! :-[
Reworked some of the pages so some options may not be located where they were!

Version 3.0.4.5 Added features:

Renamed Special triggers to "Event triggers" and reworked layout
Reworked sound events
Added  x10 sound triggers to "Event triggers" page
Added code so sounds are triggered from PLC as well as RF
Weather triggers now respond to both RF and PLC
Reworked Phone call triggers
Add ability to specify what sound plays on first ring
Add so X10 code now alternates sending ON/OFF for each ring
Added ability to trigger a short cut or Batch file based on a 3 call code(needs testing)
Add Ability to send X10 code on same 3 call code
Reworked log files logs file names now contains date in name and only activity for that date is added to that log file.
Added so PCC creates new log files each day
Added option to log only PLC or RF receives
Reworked Email settings to allow out going mail
Added options to email daily reminders at specified time
Added option to email last pic after last motion  from sensor
Added option to send email and pic for each snapshot


Note: all these adds are available in the trial version
And yes the link is the same!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2009, 07:22:34 PM »

Tuicemen,
I just installed the latest version and got it to work with my VA11A, however there's no colour with my colour camera.
And it still won't work at all with my non-x10 usb capture device. It keeps switching the source to S-Video after I have selected TV Tuner, and I can't get any picture. *SIGH*.
But other than that, seems like a really neat program!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2009, 07:50:34 PM »

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I'm not sure why your camera isn't displaying color unless your TV tuner card is interfering with the windows capture driver which PCC uses at the moment!
Does your cam display correctly with the VA11A in AHP?

I have tried some other USB capture devices and the windows driver seems to throw them to their default presets as well each time I switch a cam!  B:( ::) :'
I'm currently looking into a couple of other methods for video display and capture as I'm not pleased my self with the windows driver.
I wish there was a standard these devices would keep to, B:( I see now why x10 and so many others choose to only support their own hardware capture device!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2009, 10:58:38 AM »

Tuicemen,
I just re-installed iWitness plugin and now I am getting colour with PCC! And the really great thing too is now I can use BOTH iWitness and my usb tv tuner at the same time--they both work together!

The one drawback however, is now my CR12A (camera remote) will not transmit RF---I have to change cameras manually using AHP software. Not sure why this is happening. ???
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2009, 11:20:39 AM »

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I just re-installed iWitness plugin and now I am getting colour with PCC!
  Good to hear it must have been a corrupt VA11A driver!
 
Is your CR12A not transmitting any RF or just not the correct codes or only some buttons not responding?

Often when playing around with my remote I slide switches or move dials and forget to place them back to their original position. rofl
Some times I realize right away other times it takes me awhile  B:( 
If dials and switches are in correct position, has fresh batteries and still fails then it is probably dead :(
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #84 on: April 05, 2009, 08:44:09 PM »

Often when playing around with my remote I slide switches or move dials and forget to place them back to their original position. rofl
Some times I realize right away other times it takes me awhile  B:( 
If dials and switches are in correct position, has fresh batteries and still fails then it is probably dead :(

Tuicemen,
I hear you....however it wasn't that! Unplugging the TM751 and plugging it back in again seems to have fixed the problem.

Now I have to figure out why my UR73A keeps going haywire. Sometimes when I'm scrolling through TV channels, or should I say when I'm trying to scroll thru TV channels, the UR73A will not stop scrolling thru the channels! Like I just pressed the up button once and the thing starts scrolling thru all the channels non-stop really fast! So I change the batteries and reprogram it and everything but it still won't stop scrolling thru the channels. Then a couple days later, it will start working just fine again, and I can never figure out what happened!
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2009, 10:26:37 PM »

You might try replacing the TM751 with a RR501 transceiver.  The RR501 is more "polite" while the TM751 will step on signals.  I will bet the problem with the UR73A will always work properly with a RR501. 
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #86 on: April 06, 2009, 12:36:22 AM »

birdzeye
I'm a little confused! ::)
Are you using the UR73A with PC Companion and controlling your TV card?
Or are you using the UR73A to control functions on your TV directly?

If you are controlling PC related programs It may be code but it isn't the TM751 since it relays the commands via PLC and there is no PLC code for Channel Up or Down! ;)
My bet is it is most likely sticky channel keys (maybe pop spilt on the remote)
You may need to dismantel the remote and give it a good cleaning! ;)
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2009, 07:57:34 PM »

birdzeye
I'm a little confused! ::)
Are you using the UR73A with PC Companion and controlling your TV card?
Or are you using the UR73A to control functions on your TV directly?

If you are controlling PC related programs It may be code but it isn't the TM751 since it relays the commands via PLC and there is no PLC code for Channel Up or Down! ;)
My bet is it is most likely sticky channel keys (maybe pop spilt on the remote)
You may need to dismantel the remote and give it a good cleaning! ;)

Tuicemen,

I'm using the UR73A to control functions on my TV (not my PC) and as a remote for x10 stuff like cameras, etc. The TV signal from my main TV is trasmitted to a second TV via the VR46A, and this 2nd TV is in turn is connected to my PC's usb tv tuner box by a coaxial cable.

I've wondered if this has something to do with those IR tabs that come with the VR46A that you stick on the IR remote transmission area on the TV, VCR, and satellite receiver (?).

You might try replacing the TM751 with a RR501 transceiver.  The RR501 is more "polite" while the TM751 will step on signals.  I will bet the problem with the UR73A will always work properly with a RR501. 

Yes, the RR501 sounds alot better, but unfortunately the Canadian dollar ain't doin' so great right now  ;)
 
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2009, 11:43:45 AM »

I am trying to understand how to write a Batch file for a wake up call.

I would like to have the PCC do some TTs like "good morning"  then the time, weather, reminders

Would i write the batch file like this.
[
@ echo off
cd..

PcCompanion "Good Morning" 0
PcCompanion ">Time?<" 0
PcCompanion ">Weather?<" 0
PcCompanion ">Reminder?<" 0
]

Also is there coding for PCC to open a website?  IF i could add a way to open pandora.com i could follow that string with music and be perfect for what i was doing!

Update:  I think i found in PCC where to launch a website.  Just need to figure out the syntex for the batch file or set up a second trigger.   Interesting side note, i'm gettting some interesting errors of late.  INvolving problems with .net framework and PCC has been having errors but appears to be able to work thru them so far.  Next time i'll take note of what it sais for what its worth

When opening and closing the remote event config,  it gives me a Unhandled exception has occured.

detail:
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at PcCompanion.Remotes.Remote_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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PcCompanion
    Assembly Version: 3.0.4.5
    Win32 Version: 3.0.4.5
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/PcCompanion.exe
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
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Interop.WMPLib
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/Interop.WMPLib.DLL
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AxInterop.etTT37
    Assembly Version: 3.7.0.0
    Win32 Version: 3.7.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/AxInterop.etTT37.DLL
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AxInterop.WMPLib
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/AxInterop.WMPLib.DLL
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Interop.etTT37
    Assembly Version: 3.7.0.0
    Win32 Version: 3.7.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/Interop.etTT37.DLL
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System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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Interop.SpeechLib
    Assembly Version: 5.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 5.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/Interop.SpeechLib.DLL
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Interop.StdVCL
    Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 4.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/Interop.StdVCL.DLL
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Interop.ActiveHomeScriptLib
    Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/PcCompanion/Interop.ActiveHomeScriptLib.DLL
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System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
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aoikbdeo
    Assembly Version: 3.0.4.5
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
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Re: [AHP Add-on] PC Companion (Sound, E-mail, Weather, Memos +)
« Reply #89 on: April 12, 2009, 04:23:27 PM »

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As the weather gets nicer I spend more time away with no internet access(hopefully that will be solved soon)
So If It appears I'm ignoring a question it may be I haven't received it yet! ::) :'
I've never tried stringing multiple commands in a single batch file!
The problem is it tries to open more then one instance of the program at one time!
The trick would be open one batch file for each task with the appropriate delay between each one.
I can't seem to recreate the issue with the Remote Event configuration window but I'll look into it. It maybe a issue with the trial version.
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