SearchLite is a search plugin for NextPVR. It uses the NEWA search engine to search and also queries TVDb.com and TMDB.org to get television and movie program information and artwork.
Downloading and Installing
The latest version of the SearchLite plugin is v1.4.6
Download:SearchLiteSetup.7z (2914 downloads)
Uncompress the file and run SearchLiteSetup.exe and it will automatically install to the appropriate NPVR folders.
This plugin requires NextPVR v3.1.1+ This plugin will access the Internet. No personal information (other than your IP) will be sent.
Normally no configuration is necessary, host and client modes are automatically detected. Firewall access to NEWA running on your prime NextPVR server may be required.
Using the Plugin
- Enter text with the the keyboard or via cellphone style on a remote
- Backspace or Rewind to erase the previous character
- Use the * (asterisk) to switch to mixed case queries
- Ctrl-F or Fast Forward turn on accented characters. Due to a limitation of SQLite when accents are used, a case specific search is required.
- Ctrl-K or Record key to quick record or cancel a recording
- Alt-G or Green keys toggles sort by name / date
- Alt-R or Red loads NEWA saved searches
- Alt-Y or Yellow key to toggle search criteria
"Title" Title contains search text
"Detail" Subtitle - Description contain search text
"Start" Title starts with search text
"Exact" Title exactly matches search text
If you search 2 characters or less you get a list in names order (with a count), and you can drill down on the search by hitting enter. Note 1-2 character names (ie V) can be searched in Exact mode.
Hitting Enter on a returned program from your EPG gets additional details from web services provided by theTVDb.com and themoviedb.org storing show metadata to Media\Shows You can optionally download a "cover" for these shows to Media\Shows.
If you have whurlston's YouTube plugin installed you can also view available movie trailers
If you have Exact mode search on, when the search isn't found in your EPG SearchLite will still look it up online.
You can save searches to NEWA from the NPVR Button menu at the top
NEWA Saved Searches
From the Recall Button menu you can list NEWA saved searches. Hitting Enter gives you an option to Delete or Run the search. You can also run the search with the Ctrl-P Play button
From normal searches you have the option to save a new query to NEWA The filename will be the Phrase + Date/Time
If a search is not found you will be prompt to save to NEWA
NEWA Auto Run
From the button bar you run force an NEWA Auto Run at any time, if you want to schedule on each startup add this file in the DataDirectory\Plugins\SearchLite\SearchLite.xml
If shows in your guide are rated you can search on ratings several ways. Rating seach is based on a . (period) in the first 3 characters of the search.
You can either limit based on a number (1. 2.5 3.0 etc) or number of stars equal to number of periods . (one period) zero (note now to eliminate 0 and 0.5 rated movies from the list .. two stars etc
.A, .B etc will show all movies with the starting letter
Normal searches in SearchLite are based on the future EPG show. There is an exception, an experimental search for all recorded (and failed) files in your database. To get this mode search with just the < (less than) key.
Source code is currently not available.
You cannot schedule and cancel recordings without doing a second search.
- Scheduling recurring recording
- Renaming files based on episode information.
Developed by mvallevand
18 May 2014 v2.0.5251 Fixed long outstanding problem with extra directories 11 October 2013 v2.0.5032 .NET .40
Download:SearchLiteSetup-v1.7z (151 downloads)
22 February 2012 v22.214.171.1241 imageGrabLite - changed current version note (Braklet) 14 October 2012 v1.4.6 - changes for NEWA channel splitting, include old - has old change to match NextPVR schedule popup 03 March 2012 v126.96.36.199 - @channelNumber error on NEWA Saved searches 28 February 2012 v188.8.131.52 - Misc fixes, added @channelNumber/Name fields 07 February 2012 v184.108.40.206 - Fix when search not found online - experimental TV themes. 03 February 2012 v1.1.3 imageGrabLite - error on original-air-date search 29 January 2012 v220.127.116.11 - Improved multi year online TVDb searching v1.1.2 (imageGrabLite) Ditto 26 January 2012 v1.4.5 - Added trailer support using whurlston's YouTube Plugin. Additional fixes, improves NEWA Run support 22 January 2012 v18.104.22.168 - Added new fields used by JustRetro Popup 21 January 2012 v22.214.171.124 - Fixed exact search 21 January 2012 v1.4.4 - Improved Star-rating support, fixed saved-search bug. 18 January 2012 v1.4.3 - Update for 2.3.6 NPVR (Genre, etc) 26 December 2011 v1.3? - Update from March-July not posted on wiki (oops) 04 March 2011 : v1.3 - Changes for v2.0, misc fixes
05 September 2010 : v1.2 - Create recurring searches, misc fixes
15 August 2010 : v1.1 - Minor changes
11 August 2010 : v1.0 - Initial public release
Page last modified on May 18, 2014, at 11:43 PM