The Typecast WMC server wasn’t working on 64-bit Windows. This update fixes that with a separate Typecast WMC server download for Windows 8.1. If you use WMC on Windows 8.1, you can now install Typecast WMC server and use Typecast with it.
Fixed searching by original-air-date.
Fixed display of next-update-listings date in Information window when Typecast is run for the first time.
Fixed hiding window (and saving state) when Windows restarts.
[WMC] Now runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 and 8.1.
This release took longer than usual because I changed Typecast and Typecast WMC to a new network protocol. If you don’t use Typecast WMC, you don’t need to do anything. If you do use Typecast WMC, you just need to be sure to upgrade both Typecast and Typecast WMC to this version so that they can continue to talk to each other.
Other than that, there are some nice improvements to Typecast in this release. You can now change the frequency of listings updates to be from every six hours to 24 hours. (Schedules Direct publishes a maximum of four updates per day.) Typecast now automatically detects missing listings and automatically downloads updates for those dates and stations. I also fixed CTRL+C so you can once again copy a schedule’s information to the clipboard.
This release includes a new installer, which means you need to uninstall 3.4 and download the new installer. After installing 3.5, you’ll need to re-enter any settings you customized in the Settings window (but you don’t have to redo your lineups and stations).
You can now search on the Premiere property. The detail pane displays both the Premiere and Finale properties of the selected schedule.
This release also includes the Typecast WMC server as a Windows app with its own installer.
There are some helpful things in this minor upgrade. Typecast will now use more CPU cores if it can. This can give a small performance boost when it’s updating every search (at startup and after an update).
I’ve added a button to the Stations window that will get the stations from your Windows Media Center and set Typecast’s to match. This works best when WMC is using Schedules Direct’s listings as well, but if the callsigns match, it should work for any listings provider. It only does it one time, and it will highlight which channels have been added or removed, so you can decide if you want those changes. The Stations window no longer saves the changes until you press the Save button, so you don’t have to worry about those changes being committed unless you want them.
Be sure to upgrade the Typecast WMC server because it needs to respond to Typecast’s request for stations.
I found the Typecast configuration file was being locked by OneDrive, so Typecast wasn’t able to save it. Now, Typecast waits a few seconds and retries. (If that’s insufficient, I’ll do something more intensive, like waiting for it to be unlocked, but hopefully that won’t be necessary.) Please let me know if you see this happen. (And, if you do, edit a search and save it–this will force Typecast to try saving the configuration file again.)
Dynamically increases the number of cores used to search.
Improved matching programs on DVR with Typecast listings.
Stations window requires user to press the Save button instead of saving changes automatically.
New: Ability to synchronize stations with WMC in Stations window.
New: Added icon to Edit Search command and modified toolbar icon.
Fix: Retry saving configuration file if it’s locked. (This time for sure!)
Fix: Matching programs between Typecast and WMC in case of mismatched listings.
Fix: Aligned “badges” (premiere, HD, new, CC) in detail pane.