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v1.6.2.7 Release

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:53 am

Minor release with a couple fixes and a change to names for ATSC stations. Rather than use the provided name of OTA stations (ex. "KVOADT (KVOA-DT)"), the affiliate name will now be used. I didn't do this before because some of the affiliate names are just slightly less useless (ex. "MNT" for MyNetwork TV). Well, SD is working on making the stations and logos better now and in the future and one of the benefits is much better affiliate names.

With this version, you'll get something like the below.
affiliatesOld.PNG
Once SD pushes the changes for the stations and logos, you'll get something like this.
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Post by Space » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:10 am

Do you know if they are going to provide "widescreen" logos vs. "fullscreen" logos?

They currently have different categories of logos based on colors, but what about aspect ratios?

For instance, some logos are more square (fullscreen) and are very hard to read in my WMC setup, but the ones that are wider (widescreen) fill the available space much better and are much easier to read.

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Post by Gripweed » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:35 am

I'm a bit hesitant to update to 1.6.2.7 at this time. I'm still back at 1.6.1.3 because I rarely use the WMC Guide or worry about logos. I usually find out about new shows elsewhere and simply do a Search for them in WMC and set them up as individual or Series records that way. Trying to find anything in the Guide itself is a struggle especially when quite a few days in the future.
Anyway, I followed what you wrote and it seems reasonable for those that are interested in it. One thing popped into my head - what about cable rebroadcasts of local OTA stations? Are they going to stay "KVOADT (KVOA-DT)" as in your example? Also, anyone that has Tweak WMC set to Replace Callsign with Channel Name is going to see some long filenames if they use %Cs and it tacks on "American Broadcasting Corporation." Or at least that's how I imagine it would work.

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:29 pm

The OTA channels in a cable lineup will be changed as well. I am basically doing a pattern match on the station name for those broadcast channels and if it matches, then use the affiliate if it exists.

The 'Replace Callsign with Channel Name' option is only for what is displayed in the guide. It doesn't change the underlying data so the callsign is still the callsign, the channel name is still the channel name.

You are right, if someone changed the filename pattern to include %Cn (station name), then the filename would then change from "KVOADT (KVOA-DT)" to "NBC" and in the future would be "National Broadcasting Company". There will be no change to the filename if the user does not use %Cn and uses the standard %Cs (callsign)... the callsign is not changing.
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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:16 pm

Just on another note, the user has the capability to override the service name in the epg123.cfg file. They just need to edit the station entry with something like the below.

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  <StationID customServiceName="KVOADT (KVOA-DT)" CallSign="KVOADT">42676</StationID>
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Post by NOYB » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:26 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:16 pm
Just on another note, the user has the capability to override the service name in the epg123.cfg file. They just need to edit the station entry with something like the below.

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  <StationID customServiceName="KVOADT (KVOA-DT)" CallSign="KVOADT">42676</StationID>
I take it same goes for customCallSign?
<StationID CallSign="KOPBDT2" customCallSign="OPBPlus" customServiceName="OPBPlus">40143</StationID>
I'm capturing the PSIP broadcast by the stations and recording filenames as "%T_%Cn_%Dt".

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:29 pm

NOYB wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:26 pm
I take it same goes for customCallSign?
<StationID CallSign="KOPBDT2" customCallSign="OPBPlus" customServiceName="OPBPlus">40143</StationID>
I'm capturing the PSIP broadcast by the stations and recording filenames as "%T_%Cn_%Dt".
Correct. Nothing has changed there.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:56 pm

I upgraded EPG123 from 1.3.4.0 to 1.6.2.5 yesterday. This morning's SD guide updates show an error (the big red X). Here are the error messages which I never received using 1.3.4.0

EPG123 update execution
[ERROR] The background worker to download station logos threw an exception. Message: object reference not set to an instance of an object

EPG123 Client execution
[ERROR] The imported MXF file contained an ERROR in its status field

does the above error have something to do with SD because "SD is working on making the stations and logos better..." ?

will upgrading to 1.6.2.7 solve the problem?

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:03 pm

No, 1.6.2.7 won't solve this. The work they are doing on the logos is not live... only exists on a test server right now. What is/are your lineup(s). I'll try to reproduce here.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm

thanks. Let me get it from my other PC and post it later.
I checked the WMC TV Guide, looks like 14 days of TV schedule was updated. So this error is related to station logo only and does not affect TV schedule updates. Am I correct?
is there a way to set EPG123 NOT to fetch station logo during SD guide update? so that to make the red X disappear.

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Post by Gripweed » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:30 pm

garyan2 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:29 pm

You are right, if someone changed the filename pattern to include %Cn (station name), then the filename would then change from "KVOADT (KVOA-DT)" to "NBC" and in the future would be "National Broadcasting Company". There will be no change to the filename if the user does not use %Cn and uses the standard %Cs (callsign)... the callsign is not changing.
The reason I'm interested in the %Cs is that I use it to determine whether the cable channels is being broadcast in MPEG2 or MPEG4 and I process them differently using VideoReDo and VAP. The MPEG2 gets converted over to MPEG4 and the MPEG4 gets used as is. It saves some space on the disks. Luckily I found a list on the Comcast site that listed how each station was broadcast. I think I later found that my HDHR Primes show that, too.
If it weren't for using the %Cs as a key I probably wouldn't even use it or %Cn in the filename.

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 pm

Winston wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm
thanks. Let me get it from my other PC and post it later.
I checked the WMC TV Guide, looks like 14 days of TV schedule was updated. So this error is related to station logo only and does not affect TV schedule updates. Am I correct?
is there a way to set EPG123 NOT to fetch station logo during SD guide update? so that to make the red X disappear.
Correct. It just means that epg123 wasn't able to download all the requested logos (logos that are not currently present in the .\logos folder). Your schedule data is untouched by this.

You can uncheck the 'Include station logos in .\logos folder' option in the configuration GUI, or change your 'Preferred SD logo' to "Do not download SD logos" and the 'Secondary SD logo' to "none" if the red X bothers you that much. This will prevent epg123 from attempting to download any missing station logos.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 pm

Thanks.

here are the screenshots from EPG123 Client screen
I am having problem attaching a jpg file here. How do I upload it?

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:52 pm

You need to go into [Full Editor & Preview] mode, then click the attachments button below the message box.

EDIT: the options I was talking about is on the configuration GUI, not the client. In case that is what this is about.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:03 pm

got it. thanks. attached are the screenshots from EPG123 Client configuration screen
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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:19 pm

Have you tried an update again? I didn't have any problems downloading all your logos.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 pm

just update the TV guide again and the error message remains the same.
The channel lineup screenshot is from EPG123 Client which matches EPG configuration channel selection.

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 pm

Do you have any other lineups being downloaded other than the OTA? Maybe the logo that is failing is from one of them.
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Post by Winston » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:08 pm

I only have over the air antenna connected to my PC and EPG configuration screen shows only local OTA Broadcast channels.
I did notice one channel I watch regularly, 60.1 (KPJKDT) which does not show any logo on WMC TV Guide screen.

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Post by garyan2 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:21 pm

Yah, there are no logos available from SD for KPJKDT. What are your preferred/alternate logo selections? Could you send your log file to support@garyan2.net?
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