When you first open Jaksta Recorder for Slingbox, you'll be presented with the main screen.
You'll need to enter your Slingbox information to record. Here's how to locate your Slingbox ID and enter it into the application:
The SlingBox > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and display the Library tab. You can change the following settings:
Once you've configured Jaksta Recorder for Slingbox, try recording live TV in one of these ways:
Click Stop to end the recording.
By default, Jaksta Recorder for SlingBox will save recordings in ASF format.
Conversions are preformed by the excellent open source product ffmpeg that is distributed with all our products.
The Slingbox module contains a drop down list of preset conversion settings in the toolbar. Selecting a preset from this drop down means that any recording or conversion started after the preset is changed will be converted to that format.
Preset conversion settings are sorted by Device type, Manufacture and Format, so finding one right for you is very easy.
If you dont wish for a conversion to occur, select Dont Convert
To automatically import recorded and converted media into iTunes, select an iTunes supported conversion settings and check the Import into iTunes item at the bottom of this menu.
You have full control over the preset conversion settings and can create, delete and modify them. However as new devices and formats are released we update preset conversion settings on our servers and these are automatically downloaded when you start the application.
To create, delete or edit existing preset conversion settings select the Configure menu item from the drop down to display the Conversion Settings dialog.
For more information on the conversion settings options please refer to the FFMPEG help: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html.
The application contains a sophisticated scheduler which allows you to schedule regular and unattended recordings
The scheduler takes into consideration the timezone of the source and also handles changes in daylight savings between the source and you.
The application does not need to be running when a recording is scheduled. It will automatically start.
You can configure a scheduled recording as follows:
You can export your schedules to a file and move them to Jaksta Recorder for Slingbox running on another machine. Use the Export/Import menu items under the Schedule menu.
Schedule Tasks are infact Windows Task Scheduler Tasks. You can edit any features that the Windows Task Scheduler supports through the Windows Task Scheduler itself.