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Re: v1.3.9.0 -> v1.3.9.10 Release

#121

Post by garyan2 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:04 pm

When clicking the Update button, in order to update the resource files in the .dll, the user needs to have ownership of the file. If it doesn't have ownership then it will give a security prompt to allow ownership to change. This event is a one time thing, so if you were able to take ownership using "as Administrator", then you shouldn't need to run as Administrator any more to make updates. Have you tried that?

As for the reason you needed to run as Administrator in the first place, I don't have an answer. Either your user doesn't have the rights to take ownership or there were some security settings on the files/folders that wouldn't allow it.
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#122

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm

After this launched WMC... "Problem with your guide data that we fixed right up... check your scheduled recordings to make sure everything is OK".

Well, it's all obliterated again...

Not sure what's going on... Happened to do a database backup this morning... I'll restore and rebuild.

Thx,
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[8/11/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/11/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 11:04:00
[8/11/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/11/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 12:04:00
[8/11/2020 12:04:00 PM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "c:\programdata\garyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 08:02:11.9222204.
[8/11/2020 1:26:46 PM] [ INFO] **** Intercepted "mcupdate.exe -uf -nogc" call. Ignored. ****

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#123

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:45 pm

Hi;

So, it's interesting. I did a database restore from the client and then I just re-imported the mxf from this morning.

The restored the guide... but even though all of my Series are still setup in WMC, there are 0 programs scheduled to record.

Any idea how to best get WMC to rescan all that stuff?

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#124

Post by garyan2 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:53 pm

You might just have to give it a little time to complete indexing the guide and the recording requests.

Just to make sure you requests are correct, open the Transfer Tool from the client and verify that all the requests on the right side are green.
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#125

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 pm

Thx, all there except my manual recordings... but they show inside of WMC.

I'll give it a chance... Odd though. Dunno why it's so unstable recently.

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#126

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:07 pm

Looks like it all repopulated... BTW, is the Restore function in the client to restore a complete WMC database? Or is it just restoring the EPG123 configurations.

Pretty odd, but these issues seem to pop up after EPG has had to run for a long period of time due to current recordings underway. In today's case, it ran for 8 hours.

Is that intercepted mcupdate *ignored* message correct? Wanna make sure I have that task setup correctly.

I'm going to schedule EPG to run at 2am and see if it all settles down... Not saying EPG is the issue here... just trying different things.
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#127

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:14 pm

From my backup earlier today..
I'm seeing this exception quite a bit... is EPG having trouble accessing WMC stuff?

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8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM]  Activating the epg123 client GUI. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:07:22 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Running. Last Run 8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM; Exit: 0x00041301
[8/11/2020 8:07:45 AM] [ INFO] Successfully forced a Media Center database configuration backup. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 8:09:56 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from epg123Client.exe. message: Access to the path 'Global\{CD7E6857-7D92-4A2F-B3AB-ED8CB42C6F65}' is denied.
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#128

Post by garyan2 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:21 pm

I was thinking the same thing about completing long bouts of recordings and then importing a minute after. Not sure. I could add a longer delay after recordings have completed for WMC to do whatever it may do in this case.

The [Restore] handles everything except the guide listings and your recording history. The restore also has the benefit of clearing out all the databases in the ehome folder and starting fresh as if you clicked the [Client Setup] button. What it doesn't do is ensure that if your backup had any MS/Rovi lineups in it, they will be restored as well.

The intercept is fine. When opening WMC, it will call that task sometimes to update the guide even though it will always fail calling the MS servers since they are shut down. I just intercept it and stop it.

The access denied for 'Global\{CD...' error is what happens when you click a button that requires elevated permissions and the current form does not close and release all its resources in time for the new elevated form to open. If it happens to you a lot and you need access to those button functions, just open the GUIs as administrator from the start. I need to research better ways to handle this... I've seen it a couple times myself.
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#129

Post by dopdahl » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:40 pm

Ok, moved things to run at 2 am... I'll keep an eye on it.

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#130

Post by dopdahl » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 pm

Ok, after another few weeks of avoiding very long EPG123 delays due to recording in progress by moving my Update task to 2AM... I hit another long session last night... Shortly after EPG123 continued... my EPG was obliterated again...

I've disabled all other tasks that I have running against WMC so at this point... I'm pretty certain EPG123 is the culprit...

Thanks for taking a look...

Is it normal for "garbage cleanup" to take 40 minutes? All other garbage cleanups in the log take about 15 seconds.

Interesting observation is that even after that very long garbage cleanup, I had no issues with media center while EPG123 was waiting for the recordings to stop...

Only after EPG123 completed did MediaCenter throw the error that scheduled data had an issue and it was "fixed". Of course, it was obliterated instead.

Dave

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8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM]  Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.3.10.0
[8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2020-08-31 06:02:22Z
[8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[8/31/2020 2:02:22 AM] Entering PerformGarbageCleanup().
[8/31/2020 2:41:57 AM] [ INFO] Successfully complete garbage cleanup. Exit code: 0
[8/31/2020 2:41:57 AM] Exiting PerformGarbageCleanup(). SUCCESS.
[8/31/2020 2:41:58 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 02:15 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 230 TCM -> Soylent Green - 
[8/31/2020 2:41:58 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 03:41:58
[8/31/2020 3:41:58 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 02:15 AM - 04:00 AM on channel 230 TCM -> Soylent Green - 
[8/31/2020 3:41:58 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 04:04:00
[8/31/2020 4:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 04:00 AM - 06:00 AM on channel 230 TCM -> Number One - 
[8/31/2020 4:04:01 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 05:04:01
[8/31/2020 5:04:01 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 04:00 AM - 06:00 AM on channel 230 TCM -> Number One - 
[8/31/2020 5:04:01 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 06:04:00
[8/31/2020 6:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 08:05 AM on channel 230 TCM -> The Yellow Rolls-Royce - 
[8/31/2020 6:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/31/2020 6:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 07:04:00
[8/31/2020 7:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 08:05 AM on channel 230 TCM -> The Yellow Rolls-Royce - 
[8/31/2020 7:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/31/2020 7:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 08:04:00
[8/31/2020 8:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 08:05 AM on channel 230 TCM -> The Yellow Rolls-Royce - 
[8/31/2020 8:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/31/2020 8:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 09:04:00
[8/31/2020 9:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/31/2020 9:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 10:04:00
[8/31/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/31/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 11:04:00
[8/31/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/31/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 12:04:00
[8/31/2020 12:04:00 PM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "c:\programdata\garyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Changed "Horror Hotel" series recording request's 'anyLanguage' setting to TRUE.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] MXF file was created on 8/31/2020 2:00:00 AM
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[8/31/2020 12:06:16 PM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 10:03:54.1621429.
[8/31/2020 12:06:41 PM] [ INFO] **** Intercepted "mcupdate.exe -uf -nogc" call. Ignored. ****
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#131

Post by garyan2 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:49 pm

Okay. My timeout for delaying the import during recording used to be 5 hours (currently 23 hours) and I never heard of any issues like this back then. Looks like I might want to change it back. Right now I don't have a clear idea on what is happening. It is either that or wait longer after the last recording has completed before attempting to import the file in case WMC is doing something with the database at that time.

There are quite a few factors in the garbage cleanup time, but I think it will primarily be due to the size of the database. Mine averages around 2 1/2 minutes, but I only have 30 stations. It probably scales up from that. This would be another benefit of curating the stations downloaded rather than just downloading all stations in a lineup.

The failure you had on 8/11... did it also perform a garbage cleanup during that update?
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#132

Post by dopdahl » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:53 pm

Here's 8/11... fast garbage cleanup...

Ooops I guess not that fast... also kinda slow... Every other time it's like 15 seconds when it executes.

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[8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM]  Beginning epg123 update execution. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM] [ INFO] Beginning EPG123 update execution. 2020-08-11 08:00:00Z
[8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM] [ INFO] DaysToDownload: 14 , TheTVDBNumbers : True , PrefixEpisodeTitle: False , PrefixEpisodeDescription : False , AppendEpisodeDesc: False , OADOverride : True , TMDbCoverArt: True , IncludeSDLogos : True , AutoAddNew: True , CreateXmltv: False , ModernMediaUiPlusSupport: False
[8/11/2020 4:00:12 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[8/11/2020 4:00:12 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2021-07-16T20:28:14Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2020-08-11T04:34:39Z
[8/11/2020 4:00:12 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[8/11/2020 4:00:12 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.3.10 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[8/11/2020 4:00:14 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved TMDb configurations.
[8/11/2020 4:00:14 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[8/11/2020 4:00:15 AM] Entering buildLineupServices() for 1 lineups.
[8/11/2020 4:00:15 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-PA71515-X.
[8/11/2020 4:00:16 AM] Exiting buildLineupServices(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:00:16 AM] Entering getAllScheduleEntryMd5s() for 14 days on 427 stations.
[8/11/2020 4:01:23 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for 357 station's daily schedules. (0:00:01:06.5700932 /   532.268 KB)
[8/11/2020 4:02:09 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 357 station's daily schedules.          (0:00:00:46.1400646 /     5.240 MB)
[8/11/2020 4:02:25 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved Md5s for  70 station's daily schedules. (0:00:00:13.8900194 /   104.380 KB)
[8/11/2020 4:02:34 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved  70 station's daily schedules.          (0:00:00:08.1700114 /     1.369 MB)
[8/11/2020 4:02:34 AM] [ INFO] Found 4645 cached daily schedules.
[8/11/2020 4:02:34 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded 1333 daily schedules.
[8/11/2020 4:02:37 AM] [ INFO] Processed 5978 daily schedules for 427 stations.
[8/11/2020 4:02:37 AM] Exiting getAllScheduleEntryMd5s(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:02:37 AM] Entering buildAllProgramEntries() for 42154 programs.
[8/11/2020 4:02:44 AM] [ INFO] Found 39479 cached program descriptions.
[8/11/2020 4:03:21 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 2675 program descriptions. (0:00:00:37.4000524 /     4.758 MB)
[8/11/2020 4:03:23 AM] [ INFO] Processed 42154 program descriptions.
[8/11/2020 4:03:23 AM] Exiting buildAllProgramEntries(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:03:23 AM] Entering buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions() for 6837 series.
[8/11/2020 4:03:23 AM] [ INFO] Found 6635 cached series descriptions.
[8/11/2020 4:03:25 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved 202 generic program descriptions. (0:00:00:02.2700031 /    47.892 KB)
[8/11/2020 4:03:25 AM] [ INFO] Processed 6837 series descriptions.
[8/11/2020 4:03:25 AM] Exiting buildAllGenericSeriesInfoDescriptions(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:03:25 AM] Entering getAllMoviePosters() for 3833 movies.
[8/11/2020 4:03:25 AM] [ INFO] Found 3710 cached movie poster links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:26 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 123 programs. (0:00:00:01.0100014 /   845.084 KB)
[8/11/2020 4:03:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dos michoacanos vs. dos colombianos" from 2000 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dos michoacanos vs. dos colombianos" from 1999 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Dos michoacanos vs. dos colombianos" from 2001 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:26 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "American Hustle" from 2013 found 1 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Deadly Price for Her Pretty Face" from 2020 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Deadly Price for Her Pretty Face" from 2019 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "A Deadly Price for Her Pretty Face" from 2021 found 0 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] TMDb catalog search for "Abducted on Air" from 2020 found 1 results.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] Processed 3833 movie poster links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] Exiting getAllMoviePosters(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] Entering getAllSeriesImages() for 6837 series.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] Found 6406 cached series image links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:27 AM] [ INFO] Refreshing 229 series image links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:32 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved artwork info for 431 programs. (0:00:00:05.0100071 /     4.621 MB)
[8/11/2020 4:03:32 AM] [ INFO] Processed 6837 series image links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:32 AM] Exiting getAllSeriesImages(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:03:32 AM] [ INFO] Completed compiling keywords and keyword groups.
[8/11/2020 4:03:35 AM] [ INFO] Completed save of the MXF file to "C:\ProgramData\GaRyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf".
[8/11/2020 4:03:35 AM] [ INFO] 4517 entries deleted from the cache file during cleanup.
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] Downloaded and processed    17.481 MB of data from Schedules Direct.
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] Generated .mxf file contains 427 services, 6837 series, 42154 programs, and 63637 people with 10722 image links.
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 update execution. SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] epg123 update execution time was 00:03:39.0765316.
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM]  Beginning epg123 client execution. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] Beginning epg123 client execution. 2020-08-11 08:03:39Z
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] [ INFO] Import: True , Match: True , NoLogo: False , Force: False , ShowProgress: False
[8/11/2020 4:03:39 AM] Entering PerformGarbageCleanup().
[8/11/2020 4:21:23 AM] [ INFO] Successfully complete garbage cleanup. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 4:21:23 AM] Exiting PerformGarbageCleanup(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 4:21:23 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 04:00 AM - 05:00 AM on channel 665 HGTVD -> Love It or List It - Bachelor Pad
[8/11/2020 4:21:24 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 05:04:00
[8/11/2020 5:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 05:00 AM - 06:00 AM on channel 665 HGTVD -> Love It or List It - Ever-Growing Family
[8/11/2020 5:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 06:04:00
[8/11/2020 6:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/11/2020 6:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 07:04:00
[8/11/2020 7:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/11/2020 7:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 08:04:00
[8/11/2020 8:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Mornings With Maria Bartiromo - Mornings With Maria Bartiromo
[8/11/2020 8:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 09:04:00
[8/11/2020 8:04:57 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from epg123Client.exe. message: Access to the path 'Global\{CD7E6857-7D92-4A2F-B3AB-ED8CB42C6F65}' is denied.
[8/11/2020 8:06:16 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from epg123Client.exe. message: Access to the path 'Global\{CD7E6857-7D92-4A2F-B3AB-ED8CB42C6F65}' is denied.
[8/11/2020 8:06:36 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:06:36 AM]  Activating the epg123 configuration GUI. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 8:06:36 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:06:36 AM] [ INFO] epg123 is not up to date. Latest version is 1.3.10 and can be downloaded from http://epg123.garyan2.net.
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] Token request successful. serverID: 20141201.web.1
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] Status request successful. account expires: 2021-07-16T20:28:14Z , lineups: 1/4 , lastDataUpdate: 2020-08-11T04:34:39Z
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] system status: Online , message: No known issues.
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully requested listing of client lineups from Schedules Direct.
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully retrieved the station mapping for lineup USA-PA71515-X.
[8/11/2020 8:06:37 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Running. Last Run 8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM; Exit: 0x00041301
[8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM]  Activating the epg123 client GUI. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 8:07:21 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:07:22 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Running. Last Run 8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM; Exit: 0x00041301
[8/11/2020 8:07:45 AM] [ INFO] Successfully forced a Media Center database configuration backup. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 8:09:56 AM] [ERROR] Unhandled exception caught from epg123Client.exe. message: Access to the path 'Global\{CD7E6857-7D92-4A2F-B3AB-ED8CB42C6F65}' is denied.
[8/11/2020 8:10:05 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:10:05 AM]  Activating the epg123 client GUI. version 1.3.9.10
[8/11/2020 8:10:05 AM] ===============================================================================
[8/11/2020 8:10:05 AM] [ INFO] Successfully queried the Task Scheduler for status. Running. Last Run 8/11/2020 4:00:00 AM; Exit: 0x00041301
[8/11/2020 9:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/11/2020 9:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 10:04:00
[8/11/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/11/2020 10:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 11:04:00
[8/11/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Recording in progress: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on channel 617 FBNHD -> Varney & Company - Varney & Company
[8/11/2020 11:04:00 AM] [ INFO] Delaying import while WMC is recording. Will check recording status again at 12:04:00
[8/11/2020 12:04:00 PM] Entering importMxfFile() for file "c:\programdata\garyan2\epg123\output\epg123.mxf"
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Successfully imported .mxf file into Media Center database. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Exiting importMxfFile(). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed the automatch of lineup stations to tuner channels.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed lineup refresh.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Entering runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot)
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] SUCCESS: Attempted to run the scheduled task "Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\ReindexSearchRoot".
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Successfully started the ReindexSearchRoot task. Exit code: 0
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] Exiting runWmcTask(ReindexSearchRoot). SUCCESS.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] Completed EPG123 client execution.
[8/11/2020 12:05:51 PM] [ INFO] EPG123 client execution time was 08:02:11.9222204.
[8/11/2020 1:26:46 PM] [ INFO] **** Intercepted "mcupdate.exe -uf -nogc" call. Ignored. ****

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Post by dopdahl » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:01 pm

And just to clarify... looking through the log... the garbage cleanup does seem to take quite a bit of time frequently.

It doesn't seem to be directly related...

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 pm

Every other time? 15 seconds is really, really short... too short. Another question: Could you verify that your garbage cleanups are happening every 5 days and not every day?
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Post by dopdahl » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:15 pm

Here's the entire log... Initially they were very short but that was immediately after full rebuild of my drive...

as time has gone on, it's taking much longer... Now that a ton of recording exist I suppose...

Here's the full log since the rebuild.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ud5-sF ... sp=sharing

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Post by Space » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:18 am

dopdahl wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 pm
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Is it normal for "garbage cleanup" to take 40 minutes? All other garbage cleanups in the log take about 15 seconds.
...
I'm not sure what causes the garbage cleanup to take a longer/shorter time, but my cleanup has been pretty consistent, from day one (when Microsoft was providing Gracenote data) it has taken about 1 hour to run.

I currently have FiOS with a few hundred channels (using EPG123), and had a different cable provider when I started years ago (which had about the same number of channels) using the Microsoft guide data, and it has always taken about an hour for the garbage cleanup to finish.

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:33 am

Okay, here is what I am going to do. I'm going to put a delay on the garbage cleanup if there are recording in progress just like I do for the import. There seems to be a correlation there. There are some confusing items in your log where on 8/7 it aborted import due to there being no tuners configured in the database... it was completely empty. This is also the time you reduced your number of downloaded stations from 731 to 427. There are also a couple of days that while waiting for recordings to end, the log just stopped. You may have reboot the station or something but I can't tell.

For the GC time...
7/22/2020 - 0:00:23
7/27/2020 - 0:00:13
8/01/2020 - 0:00:14
8/06/2020 - 0:00:15
8/11/2020 - 0:17:44
8/16/2020 - 0:23:14
8/21/2020 - 0:36:39
8/26/2020 - 0:39:37
8/31/2020 - 0:39:35

I'm not sure why your times were so short before 8/11 but everything after seems reasonable. Maybe it has something to do with whatever happened on 8/7 and what you did to correct it.

I will post an update shortly, it will be version 1.3.10.20 to include the delayed garbage cleanup. Please install that and best we can do is monitor it for now until we get more data. With the v1.3.10.x version, you will gain a tray icon that will show the latest status of your WMC guide. If the logo is blue, that means an update is in progress. Hovering over the icon at any time will give a brief status.
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Post by garyan2 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:43 am

New release posted. Please upgrade to the latest version and hopefully the risk is mitigated.
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Post by dopdahl » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:10 am

Great thx. I’ll give it a try and let the wife go nuts with recordings.

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Post by dopdahl » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:14 am

In fact, I’ll just record a bunch of stuff to try to force the failure and see what happens.

Is there any easy way to trigger garbage cleanup? As it stands it won't occur until friday or saturday...

Maybe just bump the date on the PC? Not sure how you're tracking it.

Thx

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