Tablo Tools

The control over your Tablo you needed
Bulk Delete and Export your Tablo recordings with ease

Download and Install

All files associated with the current release are here
For Automatic Updates:
  1. Download the AppImage for this release - TabloTools-0.2.4.AppImage
  2. Make TabloTools-0.2.4.AppImage executable and run it.
    Follow these quick instructions if you're unsure how to do that.
Updates will happpen the next time the app is opened after a new release is made.

Standard packages: You will have to check back for new versions on your own.
For Automatic Updates:
  1. Download the installer for this release - TabloTools-Setup-0.2.4.exe
  2. Install TabloTools-Setup-0.2.4.exe
Updates will happpen the next time the app is opened after a new release is made.

Other packages: You will have to check back for new versions on your own.

NOTICE: The Windows packages are not signed and will require clicking through security warnings to install, but it will work fine after that. Why not?
Packages: NOTICES:
  • Neither of these packages are signed. Why not?
  • These have not been installed or run on a Mac yet. Google thinks this article might help with getting the .dmg installed.
  • Automatic updates on Macs require signed packages, so they will not work.

Quick Start

The first time you start Tablo Tools, it will automatically detect the first Tablo it finds on your network and builds a copy of the recording data. It should go something like this:

Deleting

Now let's head over to Browse and Search. We'll select all 60 Minutes episodes and delete them.

Exporting

Next, let's reset our Search and then search for the term this (totally arbirtrary, it just worked). We'll select them and export them all.
you may note that a ~30 minute episode takes ~5.5 minutes to export. That's over wi-fi on a decent computer while the Tablo was doing nothing. YMMV.

Configuration Data

Should you ever need to wipe reset the app, the configuration data is located in the following locations by OS:
  • Win C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\tablo-tools
  • Mac ~/Library/Application Support/tablo-tools
  • Linux ~/.config/tablo-tools
This will wipe out anything customized in Settings and cause the recordings to be rebuilt on next open.

White Screen of Death

So long as you haven't disabled it, any error you receive will have been reported to us already.

Sometimes you'll run into a problem that causes the app to crash with no warning or explanation - simply a full screen of white. Ouch.

First, please make sure you are running the current version: v0.2.4

Right, you already are.
Again, so long as you haven't disabled it, any error you receive will have been reported to us already.
If you have disabled it or just want to, please follow these steps to gather information so the issue can be tracked down and fixed.
  1. Open the app
  2. In the top menu, click View -> Toggle Developer Tools (a pane will open to right)
  3. Do whatever caused the problem until it happens again. keep track of the steps (video below), record it, etc
  4. Click console at the top of the new pane
  5. Right click in that new pane and Save As...
  6. Upload that file with your report on the issue.
    If you are unable to upload the file, you can also post the contents to Pastebin and send along that link.
Thanks!
Here's a quick video of how (don't worry the app was purposefully broken for this)

Why Aren't They Signed?

Both Windows and MacOS require their respective installer packages to be signed in order to have a nice, peaceful, security warning free experience. MacOS goes a step further and prevents auto-updating even after allowing you to install.

BOO!

The problem, at least in the context of an open source side project like this, is that the signing certificates required (1 each) run at least $100 USD per year per certificate.

DOUBLE BOO!

Problems, Questions, Feedback?

Know that so long as you haven't disabled it, most errors you receive will have been reported to us, so we're probably aware. Please don't let that stop you from reporting problems, though, as that can help a lot!
  • Issues, Problems : If something has or is being worked on, you can find that listed in the Issue Tracker describing what's going on
  • Feature Requests :

Acknowledgemnts:

  • RIP My collecion of Whose Line Is It Anyway? episodes that were lost to an errant bulk delete test.