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EPG123 setup

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Post by Soor » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:59 am

I set up my EPG123 this time last year and it was working fine, but I I let it expire. This year I was issued a new password and was told that I would need it in order to receive the current downloads. Do I need to follow the steps outlined at eg123.garyan2.net? If so, where do I apply the password? Or can I just apply the password to my present setup, which had been working last year?

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:25 am

Just open the configuration GUI. It will fail to login with the old password and then you will be able to enter the new password. Thats all you need to do.

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Post by Soor » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:39 am

Thanks Gary, by configuration GUI you mean the Client Set up?

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:42 am

No, not the client. The server part (EPG123) as can be seen in step 3 of the setup.

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:44 am

https://garyan2.github.io/step3.html?se ... lient=none

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Post by Soor » Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:40 am

I see you're showing EPG123 Configuration v1.6.3.0. I don't know what version EPG Client Guide Tool I was using, but it's old and I don't see any way of getting to something that's called EPG123 Configuration. Should I install EPG123 Configuration v1.6.3.0? You indicated I only need Step 3. I'm willing to give it a try but I was hoping that I would be able to keep what I've got and get it to work. I just need to let it know my new credentials. Or is this wrong thinking? There's going to be a delay in any reply from me because I'm going to bed.

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:04 pm

Wherever you installed EPG123, navigate there and open the file "epg123.exe". That is the configuration GUI.
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Post by Soor » Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:53 am

I entered my new username (snjmci) and password (which I use to log on to Schedules Direct) into the EPG 123 Configuration v1.3.0 and received "Message: invalid username or token has expired. Response: invalid user". Please advise.

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:11 pm

I'm just going to advise the quickest way here. Rename the file "epg123.cfg" to "epg123.cfg.bak" and then open the configuration GUI again. If it still does not let you login, then your username and password are not correct.
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Post by Soor » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:27 pm

You are right; my password was incorrect. I corrected that and I received List 1 which looks correct. So I selected Create to download at a particular time and I received a message: "Ready. The task has now yet run. Exit: 0x00041303". At the selected time I seem to get computer activity and modem activity. But I checked downloads: nothing.

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:25 pm

Take a look at the log file. Did you rename the cfg file? If so, did you restore it and then put in the correct password?

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Post by Soor » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:36 pm

No, I did not rename the cfg file because I went directly to changing my password and it allowed me to get into EPG 123 Configuration v1.3.0 file and view List1. I assume that that meant that my password was successful and what I described to you was a secondary problem.

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:59 pm

Possible. Check the log. If you open the configuration GUI again, does it successfully log in automatically?

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Post by Soor » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:22 pm

Here's the recent log:1/12/2022 9:58:57 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 9:58:57 AM] Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.3.0.0
[1/12/2022 9:58:57 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 9:59:01 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.7.0 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[1/12/2022 9:59:02 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. No task is scheduled to run.
[1/12/2022 9:59:03 AM] [ INFO] SD API WebException Thrown. Message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. , Status: ProtocolError
[1/12/2022 9:59:03 AM] [ INFO] SD responded with error code: 4003 , message: Invalid username or token has expired. , serverID: 20141201.web , datetime: 2022-01-12T17:59:03Z
[1/12/2022 9:59:04 AM] [ INFO] SD API WebException Thrown. Message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. , Status: ProtocolError
[1/12/2022 9:59:04 AM] [ INFO] SD responded with error code: 4003 , message: Invalid username or token has expired. , serverID: 20141201.web , datetime: 2022-01-12T17:59:04Z
[1/12/2022 9:59:04 AM] [ INFO] SD API WebException Thrown. Message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. , Status: ProtocolError
[1/12/2022 9:59:04 AM] [ INFO] SD responded with error code: 4003 , message: Invalid username or token has expired. , serverID: 20141201.web , datetime: 2022-01-12T17:59:04Z
[1/12/2022 9:59:05 AM] [ INFO] SD API WebException Thrown. Message: The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. , Status: ProtocolError
[1/12/2022 9:59:05 AM] [ INFO] SD responded with error code: 4003 , message: Invalid username or token has expired. , serverID: 20141201.web , datetime: 2022-01-12T17:59:05Z
[1/12/2022 9:59:05 AM] [ERROR] Failed to complete request. Exiting
[1/12/2022 9:59:05 AM] [ERROR] Message: Invalid username or token has expired. Response: INVALID_USER
[1/12/2022 10:03:54 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web
[1/12/2022 10:03:54 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2023-01-08T04:44:44Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2022-01-12T17:23:56Z
[1/12/2022 10:03:54 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[1/12/2022 10:03:55 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[1/12/2022 10:03:55 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-OTA-97540.
[1/12/2022 11:00:35 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 11:00:35 AM] Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.3.0.0
[1/12/2022 11:00:35 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 11:00:37 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.7.0 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[1/12/2022 11:00:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. No task is scheduled to run.
[1/12/2022 11:00:38 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web
[1/12/2022 11:00:38 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2023-01-08T04:44:44Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2022-01-12T17:23:56Z
[1/12/2022 11:00:38 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[1/12/2022 11:00:38 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[1/12/2022 11:00:39 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-OTA-97540.
[1/12/2022 11:02:17 AM] [ INFO] Successfully created the daily update task in Task Scheduler for 11:04.
[1/12/2022 11:02:18 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Ready.The task has not yet run. Exit: 0x00041303
[1/12/2022 11:04:00 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from epg123.exe. message: Access to the path 'Global\{BAEC0A11-437B-4D39-A2FA-DB56F8C977E3}' is denied.
[1/12/2022 11:04:15 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 11:04:15 AM] Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.3.0.0
[1/12/2022 11:04:15 AM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 11:04:16 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2022-01-12 19:04:16Z
[1/12/2022 11:04:16 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[1/12/2022 11:04:17 AM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "c:\programdata\garyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[1/12/2022 11:05:10 AM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[1/12/2022 11:05:10 AM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[1/12/2022 11:05:10 AM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[1/12/2022 11:05:10 AM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[1/12/2022 11:05:10 AM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] Entering runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask)
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\PvrScheduleTask".
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] [ INFO] Successfully started the PvrScheduleTask task. Exit code: 0
[1/12/2022 11:05:11 AM] Exiting runWmcTask(PvrScheduleTask). SUCCESS.
[1/12/2022 11:05:12 AM] [ERROR] The MXF file imported is 459.00 hours old.
[1/12/2022 11:05:12 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[1/12/2022 11:05:12 AM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 00:00:56.1983080.
[1/12/2022 1:07:37 PM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 1:07:37 PM] Activating the epg123 client GUI. version 1.3.0.0
[1/12/2022 1:07:37 PM] ===============================================================================
[1/12/2022 1:07:38 PM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. ERROR: Access is denied.

I do not see any problem but your eyes are better than mine. When I open the configuration file I was told access denied. It showed my List 1. I was offered an update to V1.7.0.

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Post by garyan2 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:39 pm

You can't have the GUI open when the task runs. For now, just open the GUI and click [Save & Execute] to update your guide.

Your scheduled task will run fine next time as long as the gui is closed.

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Post by Soor » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:04 am

The situation looks much better. Some of the listings were populated to the Guide. Does it take time for the Guide to be completely populated? The positions where the Guide wasn't populated I can still request record there I just don't know the name of the program I am recording without consulting a different guide. Will this correct itself in time? If not, what is my next step? What are the advantages, if any, in upgrading? I certainly appreciate your patience in walking me through this. All because I didn't keep my subscription active!

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Post by garyan2 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:32 am

It should have populated all the stations immediately.

As far as upgrading, there have been a whole lot of improvements over the last 26 months since 1.3.0.0 was released. Too many to list off actually, but the big reason for you upgrading is that epg123 will take care of database management which may or may not still being done from when you installed it before the Microsoft servers shut down. Also, with changes on the Schedules Direct side, the newer versions help greatly with program images.
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Post by Soor » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:42 pm

All the stations have been populated now. I will consider the upgrade. I thank you very much for your patience and help.

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