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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:42 pm
by Digit
Yep, here she is, finally 8)

Some remarks:

Supported models (regarding voicemail)
7170, 7270, 7390, 7360. Why just those models?
Cause either those models are tested by myself, or by someone else was so kind to help me with that in the early testing stage.
Other models can still make use of the same functionality as in the previous versions of the Plugin.

New database table
There's a new table (Voicemail) in the Access database. So don't forget the database this time!
Those who don't want to lose their call history, can create this new table themselves in their current database.
But don't forget anything (like the default for the "New" field) or the Plugin will fail to work correctly.

Accessing the voicemail files on your Fritz!
To let the Plugin know where to find the voicemail files, you can use a drive letter to where those voicemail files are stored.
For that, a "Voicebox path" is introduced.
It's all explained here, in the 1st post.
And this is how it should look like on the configuration page.
(you can choose any free drive letter you want, of course)
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And there's another way: by entering the following in the voicebox path: <fritz! IP address>\fritz\voicebox\

No history deleted
I chose not to delete anything. No .rec files from the Fritz!Box, no .wav files, no entries from the Access Voicemail table; nothing.
Some things are just not being shown anymore, but not deleted. I mean, an average voicemail .wav is 100-150 KB...
So if you think you can free up some diskspace by deleting voicemail entries from the Voicemail grid, you're wrong. Buy a bigger disk.

Delay in converting new Voicemails
When a new voicemail has been recorded, the Plugin waits for 30 seconds after the disconnect to look for any new voicemail and if there is a new voicemail, it will convert it to .wav format. Those 30 seconds are needed so that the Fritz!Box has enough time to update its files and close them again. The Plugin reading the Fritz!Box files while the Fritz is still writing to those same files, resulted in numeric overflow and other unexpected behavior. 30 seconds may be enough and maybe it isn't... time will tell, based on your experiences.

What to do if the Plugin doesn't work?
Delete the FBF.log from your Homeseer dirtectory (if there is any) and reproduce what went wrong with Debug Mode enabled.
Post your problem on this forum and mail me the fbf.log file (
Rollback to a previous version if you can't wait for the problem to be fixed.

I requested <...> but I can't find it?
Call me sloppy... :oops: I'm sure a reminder will help :wink:
I just needed to get this thing out..

Where to get it?

Have fun!

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:16 am
by blb
Hi Robert,

Thanks for the new version! I've installed it and the first impression is all existing functionality is working as usual. I don't get the voice mails in HS, what's the format of the path? I have tried several combinations (see below):

voicebox\rec\, \voicebox\rec\, FRITZ\voicebox\rec\, \FRITZ\voicebox\rec\, <IPADDRES>\FRITZ\voicebox\rec\, \\<IPADDRES>\FRITZ\voicebox\rec\
and all these without the last "\" and also all with "/" instead off "\"

now it's working with <IPADDRES>\fritz\voicebox\


Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:21 am
by Digit
I think this post will explain it all.
Enter T:\FRITZ\voicebox\ as voicebox path.

Update: added explanation to 1st post

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:55 am
by stefxx
Top! Net geinstalleerd, alles lijkt te werken as advertised. Bedankt!

Het lijkt er wel op dat het request hier viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7770&p=57917&hilit=netnummer#p57917 niet is meegenomen, klopt dat? Wellicht in een volgende versie dan nog?

Nogmaals dank!

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:16 am
by Digit
Je hebt gelijk... er zullen vast nog wel wat kleine fixes nodig zijn, dus in dan maar :wink:

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:56 pm
by Bwired
Congrats!!! version 1.0!!
and you even don't use HS :)

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:42 pm
by Digit
Yeah it all started with just phonecalls, and now with voicemail added I thought to myself that the Plugin was ready to leave the 0.x phase :)

And another release will be finished later this week.
I changed the "Internet search engine" and added some code so that Country- and Area codes are used to search in the (Internet-)Phonebook.
This should improve the hit-rate..

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:50 pm
by RdP
Hi Robert,

Thanks for the effort you have put in creating this plug-in. Everything seems to be working fine :D

2 requests/questions

- I wanted to create a HStouch screen where I can start and play the voicemails, any idea how to do this ?
- Is it possible to create a HS trigger (just like "incoming call" for example) for "new voicemail arrived" ?


Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:20 pm
by Rutger
Hi Robert,

Inmiddels heb ik geen 7360 meer maar de 7390. En je nieuwste versie van de plugin werkt, op 1 ding na feilloos, maar ik heb geen idee of dat aan de plugin ligt.
Ik krijg de voicemail bestanden niet afgespeeld. Ik hoor helemaal niks. Als ik de wave bestanden rechtreeks start, dan hoor ik 't wel.
In een eerder topic gaf je aan dat het door de HS speaker client afgespeeld zou worden? Als dit zo is, dan werk't 't wel met HS speak commando's, maar niet met de voicemail berichten. Geluid van iTunes e.d. wordt wel via mn speakers afgespeeld.

Iemand idee├źn?

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:46 pm
by Digit
Ik heb/had in het begin last dat ik te snel ging clicken op de Play buttons, totdat ik er achter kwam dat ik moest wachten totdat de speaker client en speaker host geladen en klaar zijn voordat ik geluid kreeg uit mijn PC boxen. Technisch gezien "doe" ik het middels hs.MEDIAPlay(), wellicht dat de meer doorgewinterde HS gebruikers dit iets zegt.
En misschien is dit voor jou niet de juiste methode? Is er een andere dan?
Ik sta open voor suggesties...

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:13 pm
by Rutger
Ben ongeduldig... maar een minuut wachten lijkt mij wat extreem.
Ik ben ook benieuwd hoe anderen dit ervaren, wellicht ligt 't probleem wel bij mijn configuratie.

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:32 pm
by Rutger
Never mind, problem solved. 't Zijn de simpele dingen die 't 'm doen... Speaker client moet wel geactiveerd zijn, deze was vastgelopen....

Re: Version

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:32 pm
by Digit
Hi Rien,

Thanks for the reply. I must admit I didn't do a lot of testing, so it's good to hear you haven't found any (yet)... :)

RdP wrote:- I wanted to create a HStouch screen where I can start and play the voicemails, any idea how to do this ?

Hmm, not really... I'm a HSTouch noob you know...
The problem is that with every new voicemail being recorded, everything changes: there is a new newest voicemail, the one that was the newest becomes the 2nd newest and so on....
I think the best thing to do is that I expose a Plugin function that you can call with a numeric value (1 or 2,3,4,...; 1=play the newest voicemail, 2 the 2nd etcetera) so that the Plugin can take care of the rest; cause it all has to do with keys in the database, timestamps & filenames.. stuff you really don't want to know or even care about :wink:
I'll see what I can come up with, give me some time and I'll find a solution.

RdP wrote:- Is it possible to create a HS trigger (just like "incoming call" for example) for "new voicemail arrived" ?

Not yet, but it won't be hard to make, so I'll put it on my todo list for the next release.

Re: Version

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:24 pm
by RdP
Toch nog iets geks.... en een vraag

Zie screenshot: De tijd van voicemail 1 staat op een tijd van gisteren(zo'n 26 uur geleden) terwijl de de last phonecall (die door het antwoord apparaat werd beantwoord) van zojuist was (dus wel de juiste tijd)
Misschien komt het door de FritzBox ofzo, maar ik kan die tijd niet thuis brengen.

Wat is de bedoeling van de "new voicemails". Als ik alle voicemails wis via de telefoon blijft het aantal staan en gaat niet naar 0. Betekent dat je de voicemails altijd via de plugin moet verwijderen ?

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Alvast weer bedankt,


Re: Version

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:32 am
by Digit
Dat was gek ja... de Plugin hield geen rekening met beluisteren via de telefoon.
Fixed, maar toen...

Crashte mijn PC, moest hem resetten, alles leek daarna weer goed maar ik moest wel even 1 file restoren en je raadt het al: dat was Plugin code!! Grrr :( :( :(
En daarmee een groot deel van de avond voor JL zitten werken!!

Sinds een uurtje geleden lijkt alles nu weer te werken, de fix zit er ook weer in, de Voicemail event trigger ook.
Nee 2 zelfs, 1 om te kunnen triggeren op dat de AM heeft opgenomen en 1 voor als er daadwerkelijk een Voicemail is ingesproken.

Wat een ellende zeg, ik moet even heel goed checken of ALLES nu nog steeds goed functioneert; het todo lijstje van afgelopen weekend en datgene wat ik in de afgelopen 2 dagen al eerder had gedaan zal ik allemaal even opnieuw moeten controleren.

De update die ik zo ongeveer nu had willen doen stel ik dus eventjes uit!
Morgen is er weer een dag.... en dan komen ook weer wat OT Gateway onderdelen binnen die ik moet solderen.. wat een dilemma weer... :lol: