Typecast 3.8.3 Released

This release adds a couple of features, some improvements, and bug fixes.

  • Added -exit switch to Typecast.exe so it will update listings, process any actions, and then exit the application.
  • Improved artwork updates to perform “fuzzy” matches so more artwork is found now.
  • Improved keyboard shortcuts for changing the display date.
  • Improved speed of displaying results (even more).
  • Fixed notification of expiration of your Schedules Direct subscription.
  • Fixed duplicate description where there is no episode-specific description.
  • Fixed crash if no Internet at startup.
  • [WMC] Fixed exception when Typecast WMC is unable to watch the TypecastWMC folder.

Typecast 3.7.1 Released

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.
  • [WMC] Ignore duplicate scheduling requests.
  • [WMC] Added DVR status to the reminder window.
  • [WMC] Reduced the verbosity of output.

Typecast 3.7.0 Released

This update includes some minor improvements to Typecast and the Typecast WMC server component. If you use the WMC server, be sure to update both the application and server for compatibility reasons.

  • Correctly update number of results after search name.
  • Fixed justification of title in reminder window.
  • Check existing artwork for programs before querying Schedules Direct or TMDb.
  • Query TMDb for artwork updates.
  • [WMC] Move TypecastWMC_Responses_Offline.xml file into TypecastWMC_Recordings_Offline.xml.
  • [WMC] Fixed horizontal scroll bar.
  • [WMC] Fixed saving offline file.

Typecast 3.6.2 Released

This update improves the artwork and fixes an issue for those using the Typecast WMC component.

  • If Schedules Direct doesn’t have artwork, Typecast now also queries The Movie Database to get artwork.
  • Fixed installer issue that prevented Typecast and Typecast WMC from communicating.

Typecast 3.6.1 Released

This is a little update to clean up a few things, most of them internal improvements.

  • Fixed display of searches that have more than the maximum number of results.
  • Trimmed leading zeroes from channel numbers to enhance the display.
  • Added CustomMailStylesheet setting so user can customize the e-mail reminder.
  • Fixed display of the occasional very large image in the reminder window and e-mail.
  • Improved display of date-only and time-only properties in tooltips for searches.
  • Slightly improved performance of listings updates.

Typecast 3.6.0 Released

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.

Typecast 3.5.3 Released

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.

Typecast 3.3.1 Released

This latest release adds a few improvements and fixes, including notification icons and offline synchronization with WMC channels.

  • Improved performance when excluding a program from searches.
  • Improved performance when updating all searches.
  • Capped the number of threads to use when getting results (to reduce database contention).
  • Right-aligned the WMC icons in the search results. (Thanks, Derek!)
  • New: Cache DVR stations so they can be used even when DVR isn’t running.
  • New: Save stations from Windows Media Center so synchronizing them in the Stations window no longer requires WMC to be running.
  • New: Closing main window leaves Typecast in the notification area. (Exit with icon’s context menu.)
  • New: Typecast WMC server has a notification area icon that can hide the console window.
  • Fix: Prevented rare crash if user issues right-click commands VERY quickly.
  • Fix: Improved colors on Stations window for red/green color-blindness. (Thanks, Derek!)

Typecast 3.2.0 Released

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.

Stations synchronized from Windows Media Center

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.